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MPD Daily Significant Calls 05/04/2018 to 05/05/2018

May 5, 2018 9:00 AM

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 05/04/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 05/05/2018, MPD received 584 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.

*Priority only calls in the East District from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. due to the ongoing home invasion/armed robbery incident from the early morning hours on 5/4. 
**Central, East and North Units went on priorities only from 11:54 p.m. to 12:12 a.m. due to North units being tied up on the weapons offense/shots fired call and the disturbance on Wright Street. 

1) WEST: Assist EMS/Fire – 10:51 a.m.  Officers responded to the 4100 block of Mineral Point Road, along with EMS, for a subject (74-year-old WF) down.  The subject has multiple health issues.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital and left in the care of medical staff.    

2) SOUTH: Drug Incident Overdose – 1:05 p.m.  Officers responded to Moorland Road reference a 34-year-old WM who had overdosed.  Medics administered naloxone and the subject was transported to a local hospital and admitted.  Narcotics were discovered at the scene and officers learned the suspect also had drugs and paraphernalia on his person.   Charges will include possession of heroin, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia once medically cleared. 

3) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 1:27 p.m.  Central detectives and officers were following up on multiple felony financial crimes with a 29-year-old AAM suspect at his probation and parole agent's office on East Washington Avenue.  The suspect took off on foot and a pursuit followed to include a K9 track.  The suspect was eventually located and transported to jail on charges of resisting and a probation hold.  Investigation continues. 

4) EAST: Sexual Assault – 2:30 p.m.  Officers responded to a bus stop on East Washington Avenue where a 22-year-old AAF victim reported she was grabbed by a 64-year-old AAM.  The victim was able to get away from the suspect and notify police.  Officers located the suspect in the area and he admitted to groping the victim.  The suspect was conveyed to jail and charged with 4th degree sexual assault. 

5) NORTH: Death Investigation – 3:00 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Governors Island Parkway reference a deceased 61-year-old WF.  Medical Examiner responded to the scene.  Investigation continues. 

6) CENTRAL: Crash with Property Damage – 3:10 p.m.  Officers responded to a restaurant located on Williamson Street for a car versus building crash.  The 68-year-old WM driver of the vehicle suffered a medical event which caused him to lose control of his vehicle and collide with the building.  The crash did cause structural damage to the building and the building was evacuated as a safety precaution.  MFD was summoned to assist.  A press release was issued. 

7) NORTH: Death Investigation – 4:58 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the north side reference an apparent suicide by a 27-year-old WM subject.  Medical Examiner responded.  Investigation continues. 

8) EAST: Check Person – 9:22 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a residential neighborhood on the east side reference a 15-year-old MRM who got into an argument, became upset, and eventually chased mom with a golf club.  Family members held him down, trying to get him to calm down.  There are possible mental health concerns.  The subject was voluntarily admitted to a local hospital.  Child Protective Services (CPS) was notified. 

9) NORTH: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 11:20 p.m.  Several callers in the area of 300 Troy Drive reported hearing gunshots.  Officers arrived and located seven shell casings.  Witnesses were contacted.  Investigation continues. 

10) NORTH: Disturbance – 11:38 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the area of Wright Street.  Officers arrived on scene to find 40-50 males and females fighting.  It was a very chaotic scene with multiple people fleeing and generally uncooperative.  Officers ultimately made contact with a suspect, a 28-year-old AAF, who was arrested for resisting and transported to jail.  

11) NORTH: Check Person – 11:41 p.m.  MPD responded to a north side address for a caller reporting that her 31-year-old WM son was suffering from mental health issues.  The subject has a prior Chapter 51 commitment and is currently not taking his antipsychotic medications.  Officers placed the subject in protective custody and transported him to a local hospital where he was admitted under an emergency detention. 

12) CENTRAL: Assist Police – 12:25 a.m.  MPD assisted Milwaukee PD in locating a missing 9-month-old child, who was ultimately found at the Salvation Army located on East Washington Avenue. 

13) MIDTOWN: Sexual Assault – 12:53 a.m.  A caller reported that his girlfriend was inappropriately groped by an unknown white male at Klief Park.  The 21-year-old WF victim was contacted but did not want to speak with officers. 

14) NORTH: Suspicious Person – 2:10 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to Ruskin Street for a report of a suspicious male walking around houses and into a neighbor's house.  A second caller reported a purse missing from her vehicle in the 1800 block of North Sherman Avenue.  A person matching the description was detained but probable cause was not established and he was ultimately released.  The purse was located nearby where the subject was contacted.   Investigation continues. 

15) EAST: Check Person – 3:10 a.m.  An intoxicated caller reported that he was hiding behind a van in the South Stoughton Road/Pflaum intersection after reporting being shot at by someone with a gun.  The subject refused to give his name and hung up on Dispatch.  Subsequently, several passersby began reporting a shirtless male running on South Stoughton Road and waving at cars.  Officers detained this subject. Consequently, a 20-year-old HM was taken to jail to post on a resist/obstruct city ordinance citation.  Investigation continues. 


Posted by: Chief Koval

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