Like many of you, I was eager to hear from the OIR group this week, as they provided a preview of their final report. Over the last year, MPD staff have dedicated hundreds of hours to working with OIR, and have provided thousands of pages of documents. We have been completely open and transparent, and have done everything possible to facilitate OIR's review. So it was very gratifying to hear OIR recognize MPD as a professional, dedicated and progressive Department. One of MPD's core values is continuous improvement, and we appreciate the recommendations that OIR will provide. A comprehensive response will follow the final report, but I anticipate using OIR's work to improve MPD and the service we provide to the community.
From 5:30 a.m. on 11/15/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 11/16/2017, MPD received 425 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials.
1) EAST: Check Person – 9:02 a.m. Officers responded to the 1800 block of S. Stoughton Road reference an intoxicated subject (21 year old WF) with cuts to her wrists. The subject was contacted, taken into protective custody and conveyed to detox.
2) NORTH: Disturbance – 9:03 a.m. Officers responded to MATC Truax reference damage/theft from vehicle. The owner of the vehicle (18 year old HM) was contacted and reported items stolen from his vehicle. The vehicle also had a driver side smashed window. The owner of the vehicle identified a possible suspect. Another call came in later that a subject was smashing a vehicle in the parking lot of HyVee. The suspect was located and identified as the complainant in the damaged vehicle report that occurred at MATC. This complainant/suspect apparently took self-help measures and responded to HyVee in an attempt to exact revenge on the suspect whom he believed was responsible for the damaged to his vehicle. Unfortunately, the suspect targeted the wrong vehicle! The owner of the vehicle damaged in the HyVee lot did not wish to pursue charges at this point as long as the suspect agreed to pay for the damages. Officers coordinated information between the two and developed a plan for the suspect to pay the vehicle owner back for the damage.
3) WEST: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 11:31 a.m. Officers responded to the 7000 block of Flower Lane for multiple reports of shots fired. Officers responded, canvassed the area and located several bullet casings. A short time later, a victim (20 year old AAM) arrived at a local hospital with injuries. Press release completed. MPD's Violent Crime Unit plugged in. Investigation continuing.
4) WEST: Death Investigation – 12:10 p.m. Officers responded to a west side residence for a deceased subject (41 year old AAF). When officers arrived, concerns were expressed for the welfare of the spouse of the decedent. The spouse was transported to a local hospital where he was voluntarily admitted. The decedent had significant health issues. Medical Examiner responded to the scene. Investigation continuing.
5) EAST: Armed Robbery – 1:29 p.m. An armed robbery was reported by the victim (53 year old WM) to have taken place on 11/14 but not reported to the police until 11/15. Victim reported that two suspects (AAMs) attempted to take his car from the parking lot of Hyvee on E. Washington Ave. The victim further reported that he was hit in the back of the head and believes he felt a gun being pressed into his back. The victim said that siren sounds occurred which scared off the suspects. Victim delayed reporting the incident because he did not feel the police would have been able to help him. Investigation continuing.
6) NORTH: Armed Robbery – 2:51 p.m. An armed robbery was reported by the victim (49 year old AAM) to have taken place on 11/13 but not reported to the police until 11/15. The victim reported receiving a phone call from an unknown number and was advised to go outside. The victim went outside and observed a suspect (WM), unknown to him. The topic of drugs came up and the suspect displayed what appeared to be a small machine gun. The victim reported that he believes he was mistaken for someone else that used to live in the building and sold drugs. The suspect grabbed cash from the victim and fled. Investigation continuing.
7) WEST: Sexual Assault of a Child – 3:20 p.m. Officers responded to Allied Drive for a report of a sexual assault of a victim (10 year old AAM). Suspect is known to the victim. Investigation continuing.
8) WEST: Theft from Auto – 6:38 p.m. Officers responded to a gas station on University Avenue where a victim (70 year old WF) reported that a suspect (AAM) opened the passenger door and took her wallet from her vehicle console before fleeing. Press release completed. Investigation continuing.
9) EAST: Check Welfare – 12:45 a.m. A juvenile (14 year old WM) called 911 from the lobby of the East District and sounded distressed. The juvenile was contacted and it was determined he was listed as a runaway from Sun Prairie. The juvenile was turned over to Sun Prairie PD and subsequently reunited with his family.
10) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 12:53 a.m. Officers responded to a hotel on E. Washington Ave for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (20 year old NAF victim and 20 year old AAM suspect). The suspect grabbed the victim during an argument and pushed her to the ground several times. The suspect kicked the victim in the ribs. The suspect, who has outstanding warrants, fled prior to officers arrival. Additional charges of domestic battery are pending for the suspect once he is located. Investigation continuing.
11) CENTRAL: Crash with Injuries – 4:08 a.m. Officers responded to the 100 block of E. Gorham St where a crash occurred. The suspect driver (23 year old HM) made a left hand turn into on-coming traffic and struck the victim's (24 year old AAM) vehicle head-on. Both drivers were transported to the hospital with injuries. The suspect driver is being investigated for operating under the influence. Investigation continuing.
**PRIORITY CALLS ONLY from 11:40a-3:15pm due to the weapons offense call on Flowers Lane.