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MPD Daily Significant Calls 07/12/2018 to 07/13/2018

July 13, 2018 8:58 AM

Now that our June stats on various data has been shared, we can get back to getting to know our Department a bit better.  Today – let's talk about our Criminal Intelligence Section (CIS).  Our CIS is staffed by four Intelligence Officers (commissioned police officers), three Crime Analysts (civilians) and one Sergeant.  This team is responsible for the analysis and dissemination of crime information in an effort to pro-actively deter criminal activity.  They compile information regarding specific criminal events that can be used immediately by operational units to further a criminal investigation, plan tactical operations and provide for officer safety. 

CIS also provides information about existing patterns or emerging trends of criminal activity.  The mission objectives are to assist in criminal apprehension and guide crime control strategies, both short and long-term.  All in all, these "numbers people!"  They analyze numbers/data all day, create graphs/tables and come up with patterns.  When I need data and stats I go to them!  They are a hard-working crew and I am very appreciative of their work.  CIS truly makes a difference for our community and our Department.         


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 07/12/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 07/13/2018, MPD received 562 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 562 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (112), East (112), Midtown (74), North (76), South (50), West (69), and Other (69).  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". 

**MPD continued to provide mutual aid assistance to Sun Prairie PD/FD until around 9am on 7/12. 

**Priority calls only from 7:32pm-8:09pm due to calls for service.

**Priority calls only from 10:10pm-11:30pm due to calls for service.

**Priority calls only from 10:35pm-12:00am due to calls for service.

**Priority calls only from 1:30am-3am due to calls for service.   


1) SOUTH: Aggravated/Substantial Battery – 6:16 a.m.  Officers responded to W. Broadway for a report of a disturbance that occurred the previous night between two subjects (28-year-old AAF victim and 32-year-old AAM suspect).  The victim and suspect are in a relationship.  The victim and suspect got into a verbal argument that escalated into a physical altercation.  The suspect physically assaulted and strangled the victim.  The victim believes she became unconscious at some point.  The suspect is at-large.  Investigation continuing.      

2) NORTH: Armed Robbery – 9:27 a.m.  Officers responded to Monterey Dr for a report of a suspect trying to take a vehicle by threatening the driver with a handgun.  The suspect (28-year-old AAM) fled to a nearby apartment building as officers arrived on scene.  The suspect eventually surrendered peacefully and he was taken into custody.  The handgun was recovered.  Charges forthcoming.  Press release completed.  Investigation continuing.    

3) WEST: Retail Theft – 12:00 p.m.  Officers responded to West Towne Mall for a report of a juvenile (15-year-old AAF) who was at the store and was involved in a retail theft the previous week.  Officers contacted and detained the juvenile.  The juvenile lied about her identity.  The juvenile was found to be listed as a runaway.  The juvenile was arrested and charged with retail theft and obstructing.  The juvenile was also identified as being involved a suspect in a recent burglary.  After subsequent investigations, the suspect was then charged with burglary and operating a motor vehicle without consent (OMVWOC).  The subject was conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center (JRC).  Investigation continuing.   

4) WEST: Disturbance – 6:23 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (38-year-old HF and 14-year-old AAF suspect).  The suspect is the daughter of the HF.  The mother and daughter got into a verbal argument.  The suspect took the car keys from her mother and fled in the vehicle.  Officers did not pursue.  The juvenile will be charged with operating a motor vehicle without consent (OMVWOC) and eluding.  The vehicle was entered as stolen.  The juvenile was listed as missing.  Investigation continuing.   

5) NORTH: Crash – 7:06 p.m.  Officers responded to Northport Dr for a crash.  A driver/vehicle lost control and struck a tree.  The driver/suspect (24-year-old AAM) was cited for casual possession of marijuana and operating after revocation.  The driver was cited and released from the scene. 

6) MIDTOWN: Strong Arm Robbery – 7:19 p.m.  Officers responded to a convenience store on W. Whitney Way where a suspect (75-year-old WM) entered the store and demanded cash.  The suspect made threatening comments to the clerk.  The suspect fled in a cab (with no cash).  The suspect was identified, located and arrested for robbery and disorderly conduct.  Investigation continuing.         

7) EAST: Strong Arm Robbery – 7:37 p.m.  Officers responded to Atwood Ave where a victim (51-year-old WF) had her purse stolen by an unknown suspect (WF).  Press release completed.  Investigation continuing.   

8) EAST: Death Investigation – 9:58 p.m.  Officers responded, along with MFD, to an east side residence for a report of a child (5-year-old) unresponsive and without a pulse.  The child had medical issues.  The child was conveyed to a local hospital and pronounced deceased.  Investigation continuing. 

9) EAST: Attempted Suicide – 12:07 a.m.  Officers responded regarding a subject (25-year-old WM) who cut himself and was fighting with individuals.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital by EMS.  The subject was left in the care of medical staff, with a protective custody form filled out.  Investigation continuing. 

10) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 1:12 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance with a gun involved.  Officers met with the caller who reported that her boyfriend was involved in an argument and was armed.  Officers made contact with the suspect (31-year-old AAM) and he was taken into custody.  The handgun was located and taken as evidence.  The suspect was charged with disorderly conduct while armed.  Investigation continuing.     

11) EAST: Traffic – 1:20 a.m.  Officers attempted a traffic stop on Cottage Grove/Stoughton Rd. The driver/suspect (AAM) stopped and fled on foot.  K9 track conducted.  Suspect at-large.  Investigation continuing. 

12) EAST: Assist EMS – 1:27 a.m.  Officers responded to Piccadilly Dr, along with EMS, for an unresponsive subject (19-year-old AAM).  Naloxone was administered to the subject which revived him.  The subject was transported to a local hospital for an evaluation.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing.     

13) CENTRAL: Fight Call – 1:55 a.m.  Officers responded to N. Frances St for a report of 15-20 males fighting.  No active fight observed when officers arrived but a large group was creating potential problems.  Crowd dispersed.  No charges substantiated.   

Posted by: Chief Koval

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