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MPD Daily Significant Calls 06/20/2018 to 06/21/2018

June 21, 2018 10:53 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 5:00 a.m. on 06/20/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 06/21/2018, MPD received 494 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 494 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (91), East (96), Midtown (66), North (63), South (53), West (75), and Other (50).  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". 

Certain calls have recurrent themes in terms of time and labor intensity.  For example, when individuals are taken for an evaluation due to a mental health issue or episodic break, MPD does an extensive collaboration with Journey Mental Health in determining the least restrictive option.  These are always two officer calls and can routinely last between 5-8 hours (or more).  Emergency Detention conveyances are taken to the Winnebago Mental Health Hospital in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  This is a five hour round-trip, including intake, that takes two officers out of our community and creates challenges for us as we attempt to service calls.


**Priority calls only from 4:28pm-5:31pm due to calls for service.

1) CENTRAL: Mental Health Conveyance – 11:16 a.m.  Officers responded to W. Main St to check the welfare of a subject (72-year-old WF).  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The subject was subsequently conveyed to Winnebago on an emergency detention order.   

2) WEST: Disturbance – 11:20 a.m.  Officers responded to a west side address for a subject (16-year-old WM) out of control.  The juvenile suffers from mental health concerns and was using a flag pole to "joust" with parked vehicles, home siding and doors.  Staff on scene were able to get the flag pole from the juvenile.  The juvenile was de-escalated by staff/officers.  No reports of injuries.  The juvenile was subsequently taken into protective custody and conveyed to Winnebago on an emergency detention order.      

3) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 11:34 a.m.  Officers responded to the 1400 block of Williamson Street for an open 911 line.  Dispatch overheard a female in the background saying "just leave."  An address was determined.  A suspect (48-year-old AAM) was identified and subsequently arrested for violating a no-contact order.  When officers were placing the suspect into custody, he became combative and resisted arrest.  A Sergeant on-scene was injured (treated and released).  The suspect was also charged with resisting arrest.  Investigation continuing. 

4) CENTRAL: Mental Health Conveyance – 12:58 p.m.  Officers were contacted by Journey Mental Health regarding a subject (21-year-old WM) who is off his medication and there are concerns about his welfare.  Officers located the subject and took him into protective custody.  The subject was conveyed to Winnebago after he received a medical clearance.       

5) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 2:25 p.m.  Officers responded to S. Ingersoll St for a report of a sexual assault.  The victim (44-year-old AAF) and a witness reported that the victim was grabbed by two suspects (48-year-old AAM and 38-year-old HM).  The two suspects were arrested for 4th degree sexual assault.  Investigation continuing.   

6) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 4:04 p.m.  Officers responded to N. Thompson Dr for a suicidal subject/suspect (24-year-old AF).  Officers arrived and discovered that the suspect had battered her boyfriend/victim (23-year-old WM).  The victim denied sustaining any injuries.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct.  Investigation continuing. 

7) EAST: Theft – 5:34 p.m.  Officers originally responded to a report of a theft that subsequently escalated to a situation of recklessly endangering safety.  The victim (16-year-old WM) arranged to meet the suspect via social media so the victim could purchase a cell phone.  The suspect (UM) arrived and money was exchanged but the cell phone was not given to the victim.  The suspect was a passenger in a vehicle and the driver hit the gas with the victim left hanging from the passenger side window.  The victim was dragged a short distance until he let go and tumbled to the ground.  The suspect vehicle fled.  Investigation continuing.        

8) SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 5:57 p.m.  Officers responded to Fisher St for a theft report.  The victim (59-year-old WF) reported that an acquaintance/suspect (25-year-old AAF) whom she was allowing to stay with her stole a ring and other items from her residence.  The suspect was contacted and found to be in possession of the missing items.  The suspect was arrested for felony theft of moveable property.  The property was returned to the victim.  Investigation continuing.      

9) CENTRAL: Check Person – 6:38 p.m.  Officers were sent to several incidents that involved a 43-year-old WM suspect under house arrest (this individual was being housed under a bail monitoring program).  Subsequently, the suspect left the residence he was designated to stay at and tried to force his way into another address on E. Main St.  The suspect was re-contacted and arrested for charges of trespassing and bail jumping.   

10) EAST: Drug Incident/Overdose – 10:06 p.m.  Officers responded, along with MFD/EMS, to Milwaukee St for a subject who reportedly fell and needed assistance.  The subject/suspect (27-year-old UM) sustained non-life threatening injuries.  MFD administered Naloxone to the subject.  The suspect admitted to using heroin.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital where he was admitted.  The suspect was issued citations for possession of heroin.  The suspect was also referred to the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI). 

11) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 12:06 a.m.   Officers responded to a disturbance on W. Johnson St.  Witnesses observed a male and female arguing inside of a residence.  They further heard the female screaming for help.  Officers made contact with the victim (19-year-old WF) and suspect (20-year-old WM).  The victim stated she and her boyfriend/suspect got into an argument and the suspect attempted to take her phone at some point.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct.  Investigation continuing.   

12) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person/Aggravated Substantial Battery – 1:58 a.m.  Officers observed a wanted suspect (24-year-old AAM) on University Ave.  The suspect was taken into custody without incident.  Investigation continuing.        

Posted by: Chief Koval

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