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MPD Daily Significant Calls 06/19/2018 to 06/20/2018

June 20, 2018 10:12 AM

From the Wisconsin Criminal Jury Instructions (University of Wisconsin Law School), I share information on Entry into a Locked Vehicle.  If you were sitting on an empaneled jury, these are the instructions, without all of the complex "legalese" that the Judge would read prior to going into jury deliberations.   

Statutory Definition of the Crime – Entry into a Locked Vehicle, as defined in §943.11 of the Criminal Code of Wisconsin, is committed by one who intentionally enters the locked and enclosed portion or compartment of the vehicle of another without consent and with intent to steal.   

State's Burden of Proof: Before you may find the defendant guilty of this offense, the State must prove by evidence which satisfies you beyond a reasonable doubt that the following four elements were present. 

Elements of the Crime That the State Must Prove:

1) The defendant intentionally entered the locked and enclosed portion or compartment of the vehicle of another.   

["Vehicle" means any self-propelled device for moving persons or property or pulling implements from one place to another, whether the device is operated on land, rails, water, or in the air.]

2) The defendant intentionally entered without the consent of a person authorized to give consent.   

3) The defendant knew that the vehicle belonged to another person and knew that the entry was without consent.   

4) The defendant entered the (vehicle) (compartment) with intent to steal.   


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 06/19/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 06/20/2018, MPD received 451 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 451 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (89), East (80), Midtown (55), North (61), South (52), West (82), and Other (32).  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". 

**Priority calls only in the West District from 7:05am-9:15am due to calls for service.   

1) WEST: Death Investigation – 7:00 a.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence for a deceased subject (45-year-old WM).  The decedent was not feeling well yesterday/last night.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing. 

2) CENTRAL: Information/Sexual Assault – 10:07 a.m.  Officers were at a local hospital on an unrelated matter when they were advised that a victim of a sexual assault was at the hospital.  Officers made contact with the victim (22-year-old WF) who could not recall specific details of what occurred.  Investigation continuing. 

3) EAST: Weapons Offense – 11:26 a.m.  Officers responded to Union St for a report of a subject causing a disturbance and smashing a glass door with a hammer.  The suspect (AAM) was not on scene when officers arrived.  Charges are pending for the suspect for disorderly conduct while armed and criminal damage to property once he is identified and located.  Investigation continuing.           

4) NORTH: Check Person – 12:51 p.m.  Officers were contacted by a passerby that a subject was acting strangely and possibly arguing with a female on E. Washington Ave.  The subject (25-year-old HM) was located and he was extremely agitated.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The subject was subsequently admitted to the hospital.  The subject also has an outstanding arrest warrant for drugs.  Investigation continuing. 

5) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:54 p.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence for a domestic disturbance among several individuals (18-year-old AAF victim and two AAFs suspects – ages 31 and 23).  The victim and 23-year-old are related.  The victim and the 31-year-old are not related.  The victim reported that both suspects struck her in the face multiple times and that she lost consciousness at one point.  The suspects were not located.  Addresses checked but there was no cooperation at the residences.  Charges are pending for both suspects (battery for the 31-year-old and domestic substantial battery for the 23-year-old).  Investigation continuing.

6) MIDTOWN: Armed Robbery – 12:57 p.m.  Officers responded to an armed robbery that occurred at a convenience store on Verona Rd.  The suspect (AAM) entered the store holding a silver pistol and demanded money.  Suspect fled in a vehicle.  Press release completed.  Investigation continuing. 

7) NORTH: Death Investigation – 2:20 p.m.  Officers responded to a hotel regarding a deceased subject (registered guest at hotel).  The decedent (26-year-old WM) was located with evidence of drug use present.  Medical Examiner's office notified.  Investigation continuing. 

8) WEST: Drug Incident/Overdose – 5:54 p.m.  Officers responded to Schroeder Rd for a subject (20-year-old WM) having an overdose.  Officers responded and administered naloxone to the subject, which revived him.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Once medically cleared, the subject was transported to jail on charges of possession of heroin and felony bail jumping.

9) WEST: Weapons Offense – 6:25 p.m.  Officers responded to Schroeder Rd for a report of a subject with a rifle.  Officers arrived, contacted multiple subjects, a K9 sniff was conducted and a subsequent search yielded two firearms.  Multiple suspects were arrested.  One suspect (21-year-old AAM) was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon.  A second suspect (22-year-old AAM) was arrested for possession of THC with intent to deliver and bail jumping (2 counts).  A third suspect (23-year-old AAM) was arrested for possession of cocaine, possession of THC and bail jumping (2 counts).  A handgun and AR-15 were recovered from the scene.  Press release completed.  Investigation continuing.   

10) WEST: Child Abuse – 6:41 p.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence for a disturbance between a mother (34-year-old WF) and her son (15-year-old WM).  The mother/suspect hit her son/victim in the face causing a split lip.  The suspect was arrested for physical abuse to a child and criminal damage to property.  The victim and his sibling were placed with another family member.  Child Protective Services plugged in.  Investigation continuing. 

11) EAST: Missing Adult – 8:54 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a missing adult (59-year-old WF with cognitive delays).  Areas checked.  Attempt to locate aired.  The subject was listed as missing in the appropriate databases.  The subject was located safe.      

12) MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 9:07 p.m.  Officers responded to N. Charter for an unwanted subject (33-year-old AAF).  The subject was contacted and the officer gave her a ticket and released her.  The subject refused to leave the premises and started to cause a disturbance.  When officers went to contact the subject again, the subject/suspect resisted and spit in an officer's face.  The suspect was taken into custody where she continued to resist.  The suspect was arrested for discharging bodily fluids at a peace officer and resisting.  Investigation continuing.     

13) SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 12:15 a.m.  Officers responded to the area of the arboretum for reports of shots fired.  Area checked.  No evidence of shots fired located.  Additional canvassing may be necessary during daylight hours.  Investigation continuing. 

14) WEST: Damage to Property – 12:50 a.m.  Officers responded to Flower Ln for a report of a subject damaging a vehicle.  The suspect (29-year-old AAF) was not on scene when officers arrived but was later contacted via a traffic stop by another law enforcement agency.  The vehicle belongs to the suspect's boyfriend/victim (31-year-old AAM).  The vehicle was significantly damaged.  Charges pending.  Investigation continuing.    

15) CENTRAL: Trespass – 1:31 a.m.  Officers responded to a convenience store on State St for an unwanted subject (49-year-old AAM).  The subject/suspect is banned from the property and refused to leave when asked by staff.  The suspect was contacted by officers and he was not cooperative.  The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail to post on citations for disorderly conduct and trespassing.

16) WEST: Check Person – 2:00 a.m.  Officers responded to Schroeder Rd to check the welfare of a suicidal subject (27-year-old WF).  Entry was made to the residence as there was no answer at the door.  The subject was found intoxicated and with superficial cuts.  The subject was placed under protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The subject was left in the care of medical staff.  Investigation continuing.   

17) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 3:20 a.m.  Officers responded to S. Park St for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (26-year-old AAF victim and 31-year-old AAM suspect).  The victim and suspect got into a verbal argument that was escalating.  The victim stated she was going to call the police and the suspect grabbed her phone and threw it.  The suspect pushed the victim and then fled the residence before officers arrived.  Once located, the suspect will be charged with domestic-related charges for battery, disorderly conduct and intimidation of a victim.  Investigation continuing.   

Posted by: Chief Koval

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