During the month of June (2018), our city experienced 17 robberies, which represents a 6% increase from June of 2017 (16 robberies).
Through the end of June, this year we have taken 100 reports of robberies. When looking at the last 5 years (the first 6-months of the year), the average number of robberies reported was 106; thus we have seen a slight decrease (6%) this year.
Where did the robberies occur per district (June 2018):
- West: 4
- Midtown: 3
- South: 2
- Central: 2
- North: 3
- East: 3
Tips for reducing your chances of being a victim of robbery –
- Always be aware of your surroundings, be vigilant of what is going on around you and who is around you.
- Do not become distracted by talking on your cell phone, listening to music or reading.
- When you can, travel with others, walk in well-traveled areas and walk in well-lit areas at night.
- Do not display your electronics.
- If you have an electronic device, check on options/availability of tracking systems for the device.
- Use ATMs during daylight hours or in well-lit areas in well-populated areas.
- Do not display large amounts of cash when paying for items.
- If you carry a wallet, place the wallet in a purse, in your front hip pocket or inside the pocket of a jacket. Do not carry in your back pocket.
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 07/09/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 07/10/2018, MPD received 491 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 491 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (95), East (149), Midtown (58), North (44), South (46), West (71), and Other (28). 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 only calls from 11:28am-12:10pm due to calls for service.
1) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 6:01 a.m. Officers responded to a convenience store on Pflaum Rd for a subject passed out in a vehicle. Officers made contact with the subject (29-year-old HF) who was not in need of any medical attention. The subject did have an outstanding warrant. The subject was arrested and transported to jail.
2) MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 8:50 a.m. Officers responded to the 6000 block of University Ave where the victim (28-year-old WF) reported coming home to finding her ex-boyfriend/suspect (28-year-old WM) standing outside. The victim reported that the suspect has threatened her since ending their relationship. A friend, who was with the victim, got out of the vehicle and told the suspect to leave. The suspect pulled a shotgun from his vehicle and pointed it at the victim and her friend. The victim and her friend then ran away in fear and the suspect fled in a vehicle. Officers located the suspect and the shotgun. The suspect was arrested for 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property (all while armed). The suspect also slashed the tire of his ex-girlfriend's companion. Press release completed. Investigation continuing.
3) WEST: Disturbance – 8:54 a.m. Officers responded to Valley View Rd for a subject (16-year-old WM) causing a disturbance. The subject had left his group home and was threatening to run into the street. The subject was contacted, calmed down and returned to his residence (which followed a protocol that is in place for the subject). Investigation continuing.
4) CENTRAL: Attempt to Locate – 11:47 a.m. Officers received a request from the Milwaukee PD to check four addresses for a wanted suspect (22-year-old AAM). Officers set up at an address and spoke with the suspect via phone who stated he was at work. This was found to be a lie. The suspect exited the apartment and was safely taken into custody. Milwaukee PD arrived and took the suspect into their custody/control. Milwaukee PD has the lead on this investigation. Investigation continuing.
5) NORTH: Death Investigation – 4:42 p.m. Officers responded to a north side residence for a deceased subject (63-year-old WF). The decedent suffered from medical issues. Nothing suspicious observed on scene. Medical Examiner's office responded. Investigation continuing.
6) CENTRAL: Drug Incident/Overdose – 5:45 p.m. Officers responded to Spaight St for a subject (30-year-old WM) experiencing an overdose. The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation. No charges have been substantiated at this time. Investigation continuing.
7) EAST: Road Rage – 5:53 p.m. Officers responded to the area of East Springs/High Crossing for a road rage incident. There were four victims (35-year-old AAF, 19-year-old AAM, 18-year-old AAF and 16-year-old AAF) and two suspects identified as being involved. The two suspects (24-year-old WM and 27-year-old WF) were not on scene when officers arrived but were identified and contacted. The female suspect was issued a citation for disorderly conduct. The male suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct while armed. Investigation continuing.
8) CENTRAL: Stolen Auto – 6:00 p.m. Officers responded to Livingston St for a report of a stolen auto. The suspect (40-year-old AAF) is known to the victim (50-year-old WF). Attempt to locate aired. The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.
6) EAST: Drug Incident/Overdose – 9:58 p.m. Officers, along with MFD, responded to Webb Ave for a subject (38-year-old WF) experiencing an overdose. Officers located the door to the residence open and the subject alone in the home, unconscious. MFD administered Naloxone to the subject which revived her. The subject was conveyed to a local hospital and cited for possession of heroin. Investigation continuing.
7) CENTRAL: Residential Burglary – 10:36 p.m. Officers responded to E. Mifflin St for a residential burglary. Suspect(s) forced entry to the exterior basement door and the residence was rummaged through. Gaming systems/games were reported stolen. Investigation continuing.
8) NORTH: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 11:04 p.m. Officers responded to Northport Drive for a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (16-year-old AAF). The juvenile was found to be active on social media but not answering calls. Attempt to locate aired. The juvenile was listed as missing in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.
9) WEST: Check Person – 11:05 p.m. Officers responded to the 1200 block of McKenna Blvd to check the welfare of a suicidal subject (19-year-old WF). Officers located the subject and she agreed to go to the hospital. The subject was voluntarily admitted to a local hospital and left in the care of medical staff.
10) NORTH: Weapons Offense – 1:13 a.m. Officers responded to North St for a report of a stabbing. Officers located the victim (17-year-old WM) who had been stabbed twice in the back. The victim was conveyed to a local hospital. The initial story provided by a witness/friend of the victim is that they were jumped in a robbery attempt. No scene could be located where the witness reported the incident to have occurred at. Conflicting explanations provided by the victim. Investigation revealed this was not a random encounter. Possible suspects have been identified. Investigation continuing.