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MPD Daily Significant Calls 06/10/2018 to 06/11/2018

June 11, 2018 9:28 AM

Today, we are going to look at our data/stats on Robberies.  During the months of January-May of 2018 we experienced 85 reported robberies in our community.  In May (2018) there were 22 reported robberies

The average number of robberies over the past five years (January-May only for comparison) was 89 robberies; thus making this year a 4% decrease.  In May (2017) we saw 28 robberies; so comparing this to the May, 2018 data above, we saw a 21% decrease in reported robberies.     

We continue to see that most robberies occur on Fridays as well as during the timeframe of 4pm-2am. 

Where the robberies occurred per district in May, 2018:

  • West: 2
  • Midtown: 3
  • South: 3
  • Central: 5
  • North: 3
  • East: 6


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 5:00 a.m. on 06/10/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 06/11/2018, MPD received 354 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. 

To further break down the 354 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (77), East (56), Midtown (64), North (58), South (29), West (49), and Other (21).  Other=these are calls for service that either do not have a sector listed or the sector is not in the City.  For example, if one of our officers assists another law enforcement agency, their sector is not listed in our districts so therefore it is listed under "other". 

1) CENTRAL: Non-Residential Burglary – 9:31 a.m.  Officers responded to Williamson St where several laptops, an iPad, iPhone and cash were taken from a business.  No forced entry was located.  An employee's child (12-year-old) was identified as the subject who stole the items.  Investigation continuing. 

2) MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 11:16 a.m.  Officers responded to W. Main St, at the request of Journey Mental Health, to facilitate an emergency detention of a subject (36-year-old AAM).  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for a medical clearance and subsequently to Winnebago. 

3) NORTH: Suspicious Vehicle – 12:26 p.m.  Officers responded to Hooker Ave for a report of a suspicious vehicle/driver.  As officers arrived in the area, the vehicle fled at a high-rate of speed.  No pursuit initiated.  Information aired on all channels.  Investigation continuing.   

4) WEST: Juvenile Arrest – 1:38 p.m.  Officers observed a vehicle that was involved in an incident the previous day that involved individuals removing license plates from vehicles.  A traffic stop was conducted near Tottenham Rd/Frisch Rd.  One subject in the vehicle fled on foot and was not located.  Three other subjects in the vehicle were detained and charged with various crimes (16-year-old AAF, 17-year-old AAM and 15-year–old AAM were charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated; the juvenile who fled was identified (16-yaer-old AAM) and has charges pending for him once he is located for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and resisting).  The vehicle that the subjects were in was found to be stolen.  The vehicle was returned to its registered owner.  Investigation continuing.      

5) NORTH: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 4:19 p.m.  Officers spoke with a victim (16-year-old AAF) who wished to report that she was sexually assaulted by a suspect over the past few months.  The suspect was tentatively identified but has not been contacted by police yet.  Investigation continuing.        

6) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 5:33 p.m.  Officers responded to the 400 block of N. Frances St for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (22-year-old WM victim and 21-year-old WM suspect).  The victim located the suspect in an agitated state and their shared residence in complete disarray.  The victim reported that the suspect threatened him so he left and contacted police.  Officers arrived and when they went to arrest the suspect, he resisted.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The suspect will be charged with domestic disorderly conduct once medically cleared.  Investigation continuing. 

7) EAST: Death Investigation – 7:04 p.m.  Officers responded to an east side residence for a deceased subject (60-year-old WM).  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Initial indicator of death is medical/medication related.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing. 

8) EAST: Death Investigation – 8:41 p.m.  Officers responded to an east side residence for a deceased subject (79-year-old WM).  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing. 

9) NORTH: Disorderly Conduct – 9:14 p.m.  Officers responded to an open 911 line in the 3700 block of E. Washington Ave.  Officers arrived and discovered that a subject/suspect (37-year-old WM) was causing a disturbance and demanding prescription medication (that were not available to him).  The suspect appeared to be under the influence.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and an outstanding warrant.

10) CENTRAL: Check Person – 9:16 p.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a potential suicidal subject (23-year-old AAM).  Attempt to locate aired.  Areas checked.  Phone pinged.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  Investigation continuing. 

11) CENTRAL: Check Person – 11:47 p.m.  Officers responded to N. Bedford St to check the welfare of a potential suicidal subject (21-year-old WF).  The subject was located and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Investigation continuing.         

Posted by: Chief Koval

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