We employ 23.5 Police Report Typists (PRTs) who provide 24/7/365 coverage to our Department. The unit make-up includes one supervisor, one leadworker, full-time PRTs and hourly (limited hours) PRTs. They serve in an administrative function to our commissioned personnel, as well as ensuring the timely processing of police reports for court and Detective assignments.
Our PRTs serve walk-in customers at all our district stations and assist constituents (over the phone) who wish to make a self-report. This unit keeps track of, and acts as a liaison for all court subpoenas. PRTs ensure that the District Attorney's office receives all additional case reports for matters referred to them for prosecution. In addition to these tasks, PRTs track traffic citations, court complaints and grant funds. These are just a few examples of their regular duties while they are also processing over 50,000 police reports a year (PRTs transcribe digital audio dictated by police officers to document the incidents they respond to).
In order to be a successful PRT, one must have excellent spelling/grammar skills and type at least 60 WPM. Our PRTs are the butter to our bread here at the MPD! They are exemplary team players, willing to assist whenever/wherever needed and work tirelessly to complete all their tasks efficiently. I am most grateful for their collective efforts each and every day.
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 07/26/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 07/27/2018, 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 (115), East (101), Midtown (89), North (87), South (55), West (80), and Other (35). 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 5:47am-7:05am due to calls for service.
**Priority only calls from 11:40am-12:05pm due to calls for service.
**Priority only calls from 2:14am-4:11am due to calls for service.
1) MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 5:18 a.m. Officers responded to a parking ramp on S. Park St reference a suicidal subject (24-year-old WM) threatening to jump. The officers were able to build rapport with the subject and take him into protective custody without incident. The subject was conveyed to a local hospital. An emergency detention was sought and approved. The subject will be conveyed to Winnebago once a medical clearance is obtained. Investigation continuing.
2) EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 6:03 a.m. While on another call, officers were approached by a subject (UM) who reported being suicidal. The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where he was voluntarily admitted. The subject was left in the care of medical staff.
3) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 11:24 a.m. Officers responded to N. Hancock St for a report of a wanted subject (39-yaer-old WM) in the area. The subject/suspect was located and arrested for outstanding warrants. The suspect was booked into jail. Investigation continuing.
4) MIDTOWN: Crash – 3:47 p.m. Officers responded to Regent St/Park St reference a traffic crash involving two vehicles and two pedestrians. The two vehicles that were involved in the crash ended up on the sidewalk striking two pedestrians. Two victims were transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The suspect driver (21-year-old WM) was cited for failure to yield causing injury. Press release completed. Investigation continuing.
5) CENTRAL: Assist Sun Prairie PD – 4:06 p.m. Officers responded to S. Paterson, at the request of Sun Prairie PD, to attempt to locate a wanted subject. The suspect was not located. No further action by MPD at this time.
6) MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense/Shots Fired – 6:38 p.m. Officers responded to the area of Odana Hills Golf Course for multiple reports of shots fired. Area checked. No evidence of shots fired located. Investigation continuing.
7) WEST: Death Investigation – 9:21 p.m. Officers responded to a west side residence to check the welfare of a subject (41-year-old HM). Entry was made to the residence and the subject was located deceased. Medical Examiner's office responded. Investigation continuing.
8) NORTH: Armed Robbery – 10:53 p.m. Officers responded to a motel on Hayes Rd for a reported robbery. There was a time-delay in this incident being reported. Two victims (WMs, ages 23 and 21) reported that two AAMs knocked on their motel room door, restrained them and robbed them. The victims stated the suspects were armed; one had a knife and one had a handgun. The suspects fled with the victim's wallets and cell phones. Press release completed. Investigation continuing.
9) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 11:10 p.m. Officers responded to N. Third St for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (41-year-old WF victim and 17-year-old WF suspect). The victim is the suspect's mother. The victim reported being punched by the suspect after they were engaged in a verbal argument. The suspect was arrested for domestic battery and resisting.
10) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 1:45 a.m. Officers responded to Milwaukee St for a report of a subject attempting to break into vehicles. Upon arrival, officers did not locate the subject initially and the complainant was less than cooperative with officers. A subject/suspect (69-year-old WM) was located and found to have an outstanding warrant. No other charges from this evening have been substantiated at this time. The subject was booked into jail. Investigation continuing.
11) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 2:04 a.m. Officers responded to a fight in progress near Frances St/University Ave. Officers made contact with a suspect (34-year-old HM) who was not cooperative with police and resisted contact. At the same time as this call was occurring, it was reported that a subject down the road was attempting to break windows. Contact was made with the subject (20-year-old AAM) who was determined to have been involved in the altercation with the HM. The HM was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting. The AAM was arrested for disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.