The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what they were being told, in the moment. In many instances, facts and circumstances, even the type of crime listed, can change as officers, detectives and investigators continue their work.
From 5:30 a.m. on 04/14/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 04/15/2018, MPD received 356 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) MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 10:14 a.m. MPD was dispatched to AmericInn Suites (516 Grand Canyon Dr) for a person on scene causing a disturbance. A 47-year-old AAF had been verbally confrontational with the staff which subsequently resulted in a call to MPD. Officers arrived and the subject agreed to leave without issue.
2) EAST: Check Person – 10:27 a.m. MPD was dispatched to a residential neighborhood on the East side to check on the welfare of a possible suicidal subject. The caller had seen an Instagram post made by a 15-year-old WF who was making suicidal references. Officers made contact with the subject who was cooperative and stated she did make the post late on the previous night but was no longer suicidal. The subject's boyfriend and her father were on scene. The subject is working with a therapist for her anxiety issues.
3) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 11:37 a.m. Officers were dispatched to the 6800 block of Milwaukee St reference a domestic disturbance. The suspect (33-year-old AAM) was visiting his significant other when the two started to argue. The argument then escalated to a physical altercation with the suspect punching his 33-year-old AAF girlfriend/victim in the head. The victim's juvenile daughter witnessed the altercation and called for her brother. The brother called MPD. The suspect was arrested on a domestic charge and transported to jail. Investigation continuing.
4) NORTH: Operating w/ Controlled Substance-1st Offense – 1:02 p.m. MPD officers responded to the 1900 block of Aberg Ave reference a motor vehicle crash (MV vs tree). Contact was made with the operator of the vehicle, a 30-year-old WM, who admitted to taking Suboxone and then didn't recall the crash or much of anything else. He refused all field sobriety testing and was arrested. The suspect was on probation and was subsequently taken to jail on the impairment while driving charge as well as a probation hold.
5) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 1:21 p.m. MPD officers were initially dispatched to a traffic complaint of a vehicle driving into oncoming traffic westbound on Milwaukee St. Officers made contact with this vehicle in the McDonald's parking lot at 2733 E Washington Ave. The operator of the vehicle, a 40-year-old AAM, was arrested for OMVWI – 2nd offense and had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.23. The suspect also did not have an IID (ignition interlock device) per DMV requirements, so he was cited, accordingly. Next to the suspect's vehicle was another vehicle occupied by two subjects actively using heroin. A 34-year-old WM and a 24-year-old WM were arrested for possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and each had a probation hold charge as well.
6) EAST: Disturbance – 3:31 p.m. MPD officers responded to the 800 block of Ziegler Rd to assist staff members with an out of control subject/resident. The subject has a diagnosed mental illness and subsequently escalated. The subject is currently in a residential placement following an institutionalization at Winnebago Mental Health Institute. The subject was subsequently conveyed to a hospital for medical intervention and stabilization.
7) CITY-WIDE: Information – 6:45 p.m. Several credit cards were stolen in the downtown entertainment zone last night and into the early morning. A group of three AAMs attempted to use five of these credit cards at a Walgreens location on Northport Dr. Investigation continuing.
8) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 9:39 p.m. The suspect (29-year old WF) and victim (38-year-old WM) were drinking throughout the day on Williamson St. The suspect subsequently creates a series of disturbances throughout the building, pounding on doors, and making threats to do harm to others, until police arrived. The suspect was taken to jail for two counts of domestic disorderly conduct and bail jumping.
9) CENTRAL: Trespass – 10:17 p.m. A 36-year-old AAF is banned from the Salvation Army (630 E Washington Ave) but decided to show up anyway at around 4:30 p.m. Staff contacted her and told her to leave. She complied, but later snuck into the facility again. When staff contacted her again, she refused to leave and police were called. She then refused multiple requests/directives to leave, forcing officers to arrest her for trespass and escorted her out. She was booked into jail to post.
10) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 11:52 p.m. Officers were dispatched to a residential neighborhood on the East side for a domestic disturbance. The suspect (57-year-old WF) had a verbal confrontation which escalated into a physical event. The suspect grabbed the victim (23-year-old WF) by the neck, pushing her into a wall. The suspect was taken to jail on charges of domestic disorderly conduct and domestic battery.
11) CENTRAL: Residential Burglary – 3:21 a.m. Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of W Gilman St for a report of a residential burglary. Victim's located a first floor window open and a roommate's laptop was missing. The suspect was described as an AAM, 18 to 25-years-old. Investigation continuing.