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MPD Daily Significant Calls 10/08/2017 to 10/09/2017

October 9, 2017 10:10 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 10/08/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 10/09/2017, MPD received 348 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) WEST: Death Investigation – 8:11 a.m.  Officers responded to an address on the far west side for a deceased subject (73 year old WM).  Deceased subject had a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  He also had on-going medical concerns.  Medical Examiner responded to the scene.   

2) NORTH: Disturbance – 9:30 a.m.  Officer responded to Goodland Drive for a disturbance.  The incident was occurring over two 17 year old female friends receiving college scholarships to numerous different schools.  The family members of the 17 year olds started to have an argument about where the girls should go to school.  The argument started off as verbal but turned into a physical altercation.  One adult (AAF) was cited for her involvement in the altercation.

3) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 10:06 a.m.  Officers responded to John Nolen Drive/Williamson Street for a report of shots fired.  The victim (19 year old AAF) was walking away from a vehicle when the suspect (20 year old AAM) fired several shots into the air.  There was no property damage or injuries.  The victim was not fully cooperative with police.  The suspect has been identified and lives in another city.  Investigation continuing.    

4) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 1:33 p.m.  Officers responded to the 3000 block of E. Washington Avenue where a suspect (26 year old WF) was yelling, screaming for help that her baby was missing and reporting that there was blood everywhere.  Officers arrived on scene and discovered that the father of the baby (27 year old WM) left the baby with a neighbor.  The suspect was intoxicated and was possibly under the influence of drugs.  There were no charges substantiated so police left with the suspect by herself and the baby safe with the father.  Officers were contacted again when the suspect broke into the neighbor's home armed with a knife and caused a disturbance.  The suspect caused injuries to the father of the child and the child.  The suspect was arrested and charged with physical abuse to a child, 1st degree reckless endangering safety, 2nd degree reckless endangering safety, burglary, disorderly conduct while armed and bail jumping.    

5) NORTH: Missing Adult – 2:11 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hotel on Hayes Road to check the welfare of a subject (39 year old WF) who checked out of the hotel but left a lot of belongings, including possible suicide notes.  The subject has a history of mental health concerns.  Area checked, attempt to locate aired. 

6) EAST: Conveyance Mental Health – 5:56 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital to conduct an emergency detention for a suicidal subject (30 year old AAF). The subject was transported to Winnebago by two MPD officers.  They arrived at Winnebago at approximately 1:15 a.m.

7) EAST: Disturbance – 7:04 p.m. Officers responded to the 4500 block of East Towne Blvd where a disturbance had taken place several hours earlier between two subjects (19 year old WF victim and 26 year old HM suspect).  The suspect and victim are dating.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct, strangulation and theft.    

8) SOUTH: Armed Robbery – 10:06 p.m.  Officers responded to a gas station in the 2700 block of the W. Beltline for an armed robbery. The suspect (described as a mixed race or AAM in his early 20's) produced a handgun, demanded money and fled.  Investigation continuing. 

9) SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 10:09 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital for a subject (25 year old AM) with a gunshot wound.  It was determined that the subject had accidently shot himself in the leg while in a vehicle with his three small children.  Investigation continuing.      

Posted by: Chief Koval

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