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MPD Daily Significant Calls 03/08/2018 to 03/09/2018

March 9, 2018 9:20 AM

As a continuation from yesterday's blog about trending crime patterns, today's excerpt will provide information about theft from auto (TFA). 

Through the month of February, our City experienced 97 reported theft from auto (TFA) incidents.  Using a four year history, we typically have an average of 170 TFAs city-wide.  Thus, the 97 reported TFAs reflect a 43% decrease. 

There was a 75% decrease in TFAs from February 2018 (28) to February 2017 (111).

What we know:

Most TFAs occurred on Saturdays.  A further break-down is as follows:

  • Sunday: 2
  • Monday: 3
  • Tuesday: 5
  • Wednesday: 4
  • Thursday: 0
  • Friday: 4
  • Saturday: 10

TFAs mostly occur during the evening hours (8pm-8am).


A closer break-down of TFAs for February 2018 (by district):

  • West: 9
  • Midtown: 5
  • South: 1
  • Central: 3
  • North: 2
  • East: 8

**The February crime stat synopses will resume on Monday, March 12. 


From 5:30 a.m. on 03/08/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 03/09/2018, MPD received 425 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials.  For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, NA=Native American, H=Hispanic, ME=Middle Eastern, A=Asian, MR=Mixed Race, U=Unknown.  MPD shifts are staggered as follows: 1st detail=7 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2nd detail=12 p.m. to 8 p.m., 3rd detail=3 p.m. to 11 p.m., 4th detail=8 p.m. to 4 a.m., 5th detail=11 p.m. to 7 a.m. 

1) WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 7:21 a.m.  MPD SWAT executed a search warrant on Schroeder Rd.  A suspect (23 year old NAM) was arrested for numerous counts of possession of child pornography.

2) MIDTOWN: Drug Investigation – 8:42 a.m.  Officers responded to Doncaster Dr regarding two subjects sleeping in a vehicle.  Contact was made with a 32 year old WM and a 29 year old WM.  Drug paraphernalia and pills were located in the vehicle.  The 32 year old admitted to using heroin.  The 32 year old subject was arrested on a probation hold and various drug charges.

3) SOUTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 9:18 a.m.  Officers responded to E. Olin Dr regarding a juvenile (12 year old AAM) causing a disturbance.  The juvenile was throwing chairs at staff, threw food and caused damage to the property.  The juvenile was taken into detention and will be conveyed to Winnebago due to ongoing mental health concerns.  Investigation continuing. 

4) EAST: Check Person – 12:40 p.m.  Officers responded to a business on Marsh Rd for a subject (32 year old WM) who overdosed on pills.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.  Investigation continuing.        

5) NORTH: Stolen Auto – 3:35 p.m.  Officers responded to Brentwood Parkway where a subject (30 year old WF) reported her rental vehicle as stolen.  The subject stated she was allowing a friend to move the vehicle when she was out of town to be compliant with the winter parking restrictions.  The subject had limited identifying information about her friend.  The subject reported that her friend told her another subject (male) was in the vehicle with her when she was pushed out.  The male subject has the vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

6) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 4:09 p.m.  Officers responded to Royster Oaks Dr for a disturbance between two subjects (31 year old WF victim and 60 year old WM suspect).  The victim reported a verbal argument which then escalated. The suspect put his hands on the victim and threatened her.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct.    

7) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 9:16 p.m.  Officers observed an altercation in the 100 block of State Street.  Contact was made with two subjects.  The suspect (33 year old AAM) was arrested for felony bail jumping and disorderly conduct.  The second subject (53 year old AAM), suffered minor injuries, was found to be highly intoxicated and refused to cooperate with officers.  The 53 year old AAM was conveyed to a local hospital and then to detox once medically cleared.   

8) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 10:30 p.m.  Officers responded to the 500 block of State Street regarding a subject entering their business with obvious injuries.  The subject was subsequently identified as a wanted individual from earlier in the day.  The suspect (30 year old WM) resisted arrest.  The suspect was conveyed to jail on charges of trespassing, bail jumping and resisting. 

9) CENTRAL: Aggravated Battery – 12:40 a.m.  Officers responded to the 500 block of State St where a suspect (AAM) punched the victim (22 year old WM) causing him to fall to the ground, and then lost consciousness.  The victim was transported to a local hospital and determined to have a broken jaw, several loose teeth and a laceration requiring 7 stitches.  Investigation continuing. 

10) EAST: Juvenile Arrest – 12:53 a.m.  Officers responded to Driscoll Dr regarding four suspicious subjects in a vehicle.  Officers arrived on scene and the subjects fled but were apprehended shortly thereafter.  The subject who had been seated behind the wheel of the vehicle was identified as a 15 year old AAM.  The vehicle was confirmed to be stolen.  The juvenile was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without consent (OMVWOC) and conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center.  The other three subjects (all AAMs, ages 16, 13 and 13) were cited for curfew and transported home.

11) NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 2:00 a.m.   Officers responded to Kennedy Heights for a domestic disturbance.  The victim (37 year old AAF) and suspect (33 year old AAM) are dating and went out drinking.  They returned home and an argument started.  The victim retreated into the residence and locked the suspect out.  The suspect kicked in the door and then physically assaulted the victim.  The victim's son (19 year old AAM) attempted to intervene and the suspect assaulted him, as well.  The suspect was arrested for domestic-related charges including - trespassing, criminal damage to property, battery and disorderly conduct. 

12) SOUTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 2:14 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital for an emergency detention of a suicidal subject (26 year old AAF). The subject was conveyed to Winnebago by two MPD officers on 5th detail. 

13) CENTRAL: Crash/Property Damage – 2:44 a.m.  A MPD squad was struck by a vehicle that failed to stop at a flashing red light at N. Fairchild St/W. Washington Ave.  No injuries were reported.  Marijuana and drug paraphernalia were observed in plain view in the suspect's vehicle.  The driver/suspect (19 year old HM) was cited for failure to yield and possession of marijuana/drug paraphernalia.       

Posted by: Chief Koval

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