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MPD Daily Significant Calls 10/15/2017 to 10/16/2017

October 16, 2017 9:19 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 10/15/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 10/16/2017, MPD received 335 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) EAST: Armed Robbery – 8:03 a.m.  Officers responded to the 1300 block of Tompkins Drive for an armed robbery.  The victim (30 year old WM) was robbed by gunpoint by a suspect (AAM, age 20-30).  The suspect fled the area with the wallet and cell phone of the victim.  No injuries to the victim.  Suspect not identified or located.  Investigation continuing.   

2) SOUTH: Battery – 8:47 a.m.  Officers responded to the 1000 block of Moorland Rd for a 911 disconnect call where a disturbance was heard in the background.  Phone contact re-established with the caller/victim (23 year old AAF) who reported a verbal and physical altercation with her boyfriend/suspect (41 year old AAM).  Both victim and suspect not able to be contacted in person.  Per the victim, the suspect fled the area in a vehicle and she was no longer with him.  Investigation continuing. 

3) EAST: Armed Robbery – 9:18 a.m.  Officers responded to a business in the 1700 block of Thierer Road where a suspect (25-29 year old WM) displayed a handgun and demanded money.  Suspect fled with cash.  No injuries.  Suspect not located in area.  Investigation continuing.     

4) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:29 p.m.  Officers responded to the 300 block of N. Thompson Drive reference a domestic disturbance between a victim (22 year old AAF) and her boyfriend/suspect (19 year old AAM).  The victim had injuries from an incident earlier in the week with the same suspect.  The suspect was not on scene but he was located and arrested for domestic disorderly conduct, domestic substantial battery and domestic strangulation. 

5) WEST: Death Investigation – 1:29 p.m.  Officers responded to S. Whitney Way for a deceased subject (97 year old AF).  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical Examiner notified.

6) NORTH: Child Abuse – 7:14 p.m.  Officers responded to Vera Court for a report of child abuse. The victim (6 year old HF) reported to her mother that her father/suspect (28 year old HM) had hit her.  Child Protective Services plugged in.  Investigation continuing. 

7) CENTRAL: Conveyance Mental Health – 7:21 p.m.  Officers responded to the 400 block of W. Gorham Street to check the welfare of a subject (21 year old WF) who has mental health concerns and had cut herself.  The subject was placed into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  Subject conveyed to Winnebago by two MPD officers and arrived at Winnebago at approximately 3:15 a.m. 

8) EAST: Check Person – 7:33 p.m.  Officers responded to the 2400 block of S. Stoughton Road to check the welfare of a subject (45 year old WM).  The subject was talking in circles and was not making any sense.  He was taken into protective custody and transported to a local hospital where he was voluntarily admitted. 

9) CENTRAL: Check Person – 10:29 p.m.  Officers responded to the 500 block of N. Frances Street for a disturbance.  A group of 4 individuals, only one of which is a resident of the building, entered an apartment without consent. The resident returned home to find this subject (18 year old WM) in their home and forced him to leave.  Statements were made by the group of 4 individuals which concerned other residents in the building.  Security in the building became involved and attempted to resolve the issues.  The group of 4 individuals were asked to leave the building for the night.  Investigation continuing.                   

Posted by: Chief Koval

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