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MPD Daily Significant Calls 08/16/2017 to 08/17/2017

August 17, 2017 9:15 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 08/16/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 08/17/2017, MPD received 490 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 

Certain calls have recurrent themes in terms of time and labor intensity.  For example, when individuals are taken for an evaluation due to a mental health issue or episodic break, MPD does an extensive collaboration with Journey Mental Health in determining the least restrictive option.  These are always two officer calls and can routinely last between 5-8 hours (or more).  Emergency Detention conveyances are taken to the Winnebago Mental Health Hospital in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  This is a five hour round-trip, including intake, that takes two officers out of our community and creates challenges for us as we attempt to service calls. 

1) CENTRAL: Disorderly Conduct – 8:07 a.m.  Officers responded to Merry Street for a threats complaint.  Contact was made with the caller who stated her boyfriend/suspect (32 year old WM) threatened to "do" her father.  The caller believed this was meant as a threat on her father's life with the intention of upsetting her.  The caller was later contacted in person by the suspect and she (caller) was visibly disturbed by the suspect's conduct.  The suspect was contacted via social media and denied making any threats.  He agreed to turn himself into the police but provided no specifics on when/where this would occur.  Based on statements obtained by officers, probable cause was established for charges against the suspect.  Investigation continuing.    

2) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 8:30 a.m.  Officers contacted a subject/suspect (47 year old WM) in the 1000 block of Williamson Street due to his aggressive behavior, profane comments and inappropriate gestures to pedestrians.  Upon contact, the suspect became uncooperative with the police and was restrained in handcuffs. An outstanding warrant was confirmed to be active for the suspect. The suspect was ultimately arrested for the warrant along with felony bail jumping and disorderly conduct.  During the transport to jail the suspect began to spit in the squad car and continued his inappropriate behavior.    

3) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense Person w/Gun – 8:59 a.m.  A subject/suspect (21 year old AAM) is a passenger on a bus from Minnesota.  The suspect accidently discharged a round from a firearm that he was concealing.  The round strikes him, he is injured and he starts to bleed.  The bus driver is alerted and informs the suspect that the police have been called.  At this point, the suspect quickly enters the bathroom with blood stains on his pants.  The suspect proceeded to exit the bus and was picked up by MPD at N. Lake St/Langdon St.  Officers later located the gun inside the bus bathroom. State of Minnesota issued a probation hold for the suspect.  The suspect was taken to the local hospital for his injuries.  Investigation is continuing.   

4) SOUTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 9:25 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of W. Olin Avenue to check the welfare of a subject (63 year old WM).  The subject was taken to a local hospital and it was determined that an emergency detention was necessary. The conveyance to Winnebago started at approximately 11:45 p.m. by two officers.   

5) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 11:23 a.m.  Officers responded to S. Bartelt Court for a domestic disturbance.  Victim (39 year old WM) was having a conversation with his wife/suspect (42 year old WF) when it turns into an argument.  At one point, the suspect takes a swing at the victim.  The suspect leaves their residence and calls the police.  After interviews of both parties and based on the admission of the suspect, she was arrested and conveyed to the jail. 

6) NORTH: Death Investigation/Overdose – 12:38 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 2600 block of Coolidge Street regarding a death investigation.  The decedent (24 year old WM) appeared to have died of an overdose.  The decedent has a history of drug use and a recent overdose.  There was drug paraphernalia located and nothing else suspicious.  Autopsy will be performed Thursday (8/17).  Investigation continuing.      

7) NORTH: Child Abuse – 3:42 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a local hospital where a 5 month old child (WF) had injuries consistent with physical abuse.  The father of the child is considered a suspect (33 year old HM) as his explanations for how the injuries occurred are inconsistent with the injuries.  Child Protective Services (CPS) is plugged in.  Investigation continuing. 

8) EAST: OMVWI Arrest/Intoxicated Driver – 3:53 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Oakridge Ave and Division St for a subject passed out in a vehicle.  The subject (57 year old WM) admitted to using Methadone and was administered Naloxone by MFD. The subject recalls using Methadone, driving and then does not recall anything after that point.  The subject was arrested and taken to the hospital where he was subsequently released to a responsible party after getting medical clearances. 

9) NORTH: Sexual Assault of a Child – 5:44 p.m. Officers were dispatched to the 2800 block of N. Sherman Avenue for a report of a sexual assault.  The police were contacted by the victim's (17 year old AAF) adult mentor when they found out that the victim was approached by 2 or 3 AAMs who made some veiled threats against the victim if she did not perform some sexual acts.  There was a delay in reporting this incident.  Victim went to the hospital for a medical evaluation.  Investigation continuing.    

10) EAST: Weapons Offense – 6:00 p.m. Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Bewick Drive for a report of shots fired.  There was no evidence located.  Caller reported that they saw two people with handguns and that one shot at a building.  The description provided for the suspects was that they were both AAMs and limited clothing description also provided.  No suspects located. 

11) NORTH: Strong Arm Robbery – 6:24 p.m. Officers were dispatched to Clove Drive where they learned that the victim (25 year old WM) was confronted by the suspect (who is known to victim) twice this past week for an outstanding debt (which the victim denies knowing what it is for).  On this date, the suspect showed up for the 2nd time this week demanding money.  The suspect pushed the victim down and took money from his wallet.  The suspect then left the area.  The victim has limited information as to the identification and whereabouts of the suspect.  The suspect made some veiled threats to harm the victim.  No injuries sustained.  Investigation continuing. 

12) WEST: Sexual Assault of a Child – 8:23 p.m. Officers responded to Muirfield Road where a 14 year old WF (victim) reported that she has been sexually assaulted.  The victim's father (40 year old WM) is the suspect.  CPS is plugged in.  Safety plan was developed.  Investigation continuing.    

13) WEST: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 10:15 p.m.  A chronic runaway (15 year old AAF) was last seen on 8/14 when she went to a friend's home.  The missing juvenile has been in contact with her mother but refuses to return home (Morraine View Drive).  No medical or immediate safety concerns for the missing juvenile.  Attempt to locate aired and missing status entered for juvenile.

14) EAST: Accident with Injuries – 11:26 p.m.  Multiple callers reported that there was a severe accident with a vehicle crashing into a tree in the 2900 block of E. Washington Avenue.  Officers respond and locate the driver/vehicle and an injured passenger.  Investigation shows that the vehicle's tire blew which caused the driver/vehicle to veer out of his lane and strike a tree. There was also evidence that the driver was driving too fast.  The passenger was transported to a local hospital and the driver (19 year old AAM) received two citations for Operating after Suspension and Exceeding the Speed Zones. 

15) CENTRAL: OMVWI Arrest/Intoxicated Driver – 1:50 a.m.  While driving on routine patrol, an officer observes a WM driving southbound on North Frances Street displaying excessive use of his horn and excessive acceleration.  A traffic stop is initiated and the driver admits to consuming alcohol.  The driver/suspect (29 year old WF) failed field sobriety testing.  A glass pipe filled with marijuana was located on the suspect as well as other drug paraphernalia.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. 

16) CENTRAL: Check Person – 4:12 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the area of 1 West Main Street regarding a check person complaint.  A 23 year old HF reported being on West Washington Avenue near the Capitol when an SUV pulled up, two males approached her and attempted to get her into their vehicle.  The HF subject ran away. She was unable to provide any other information on the suspects or the vehicle.  Investigation continuing.    

Posted by: Chief Koval

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