Our Department's Honor Guard is made up of approximately twenty-four commissioned personnel, who because of their dedication to law enforcement and our community, volunteer to serve as formal representatives of our agency at law enforcement funerals, special events and other functions approved by the Chief of Police.
When participating in an event, our Honor Guard adheres to formal etiquette and wear ceremonial police uniforms. Members attend specialized training to hone their skills in funeral protocol, rifle and flag team assignments as well as guard/usher duties.
Our Honor Guard is a cherished tradition within the MPD and law enforcement community. The next deployment of our Honor Guard will be on Wednesday (August 1st) as they attend the funeral for Milwaukee Police Department Officer Michael Michalski whose end of watch was on July 25, 2018. In Valor there is Hope.
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 07/30/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 07/31/2018, MPD received 492 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 492 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (76), East (91), Midtown (78), North (83), South (52), West (67), and Other (45). 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 from 10:05pm-12:00am due to calls for service.
1) CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 5:38 a.m. Officers responded to a report of a deceased subject (53-year-old WM). The subject had a myriad of health issues. Nothing suspicious observed. Medical Examiner's office responded. Investigation continuing.
2) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 8:44 a.m. Officers responded to the area of University Ave/Highland Ave for a report of a distraught-looking subject walking in the roadway. UWPD responded and made contact with the subject. UWPD took the lead on this incident and MPD was called off.
3) EAST: Non-Residential Burglary – 10:09 a.m. Officers responded to a business on Voges Rd for a burglary. The suspect (52-year-old AAM) is an employee and identified on security footage taking cash from the business. Attempts were made to locate the suspect but were unsuccessful. Once located, the suspect will be charged with burglary and a probation hold. Investigation continuing.
4) EAST: Disturbance – 11:09 a.m. Officers responded to an east side residence for a disturbance between two subjects (49-year-old AAF victim and 14-year-old AAF victim). The victim is the suspect's mother. The suspect became upset with her mother and threw a drum set into a wall causing damage. The suspect caused other damage to the home and fled on foot. The suspect was located and arrested for disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property. The suspect was conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center. Investigation continuing.
5) NORTH: Disorderly Conduct – 2:12 p.m. Officers responded to a north side residence for a disturbance between a 21-year-old AAM and a 56-year-old WM. Following an investigation, both subjects were cited for disorderly conduct.
6) MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 4:13 p.m. Officers responded to a local hospital where a wanted subject (38-year-old WM) was being discharged from the hospital. The suspect attempted to walk away but officers were able to locate/apprehend/arrest the suspect. The suspect was transported to jail for multiple crashes/operating under the influence incidents that occurred in the past week. Investigation continuing.
7) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 5:19 p.m. Officers responded to the 700 block of State St for a disturbance involving three victims and one suspect. The suspect (27-year-old AAM) caused a disturbance and a knife was mentioned (but not located/recovered). The suspect grabbed one of the victim's (21-year-old WF) by the neck. The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct. The two other victims included a 48-year-old AAM and a 21-year-old AAM. Press release completed.
8) EAST: Death Investigation – 6:32 p.m. Officers responded to an east side residence to check the welfare of a subject (53-year-old WM). Entry was made to the residence and the subject was located deceased. Nothing suspicious observed. Medical Examiner's office responded. Investigation continuing.
9) SOUTH: Death Investigation – 6:43 p.m. Officers responded to a south side residence regarding a deceased subject (74-year-old AAM). Nothing suspicious observed. Medical Examiner's office notified. Investigation continuing.
10) NORTH: Disturbance – 7:23 p.m. Officers responded to S. Bartelt Court for a male subject reporting he had been robbed by a female with a knife. The male subject was not located or identified. The female subject (37-year-old AAF) was located and had a different explanation for what occurred. No charges have been substantiated at this time. Investigation continuing.
11) CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 8:01 p.m. Officers responded to W. Dayton St for a subject (51-year-old WF) who had committed suicide. Investigation continuing.
12) EAST: Armed Robbery – 9:44 p.m. Officers responded to Domino's Pizza on Cottage Grove Rd for a report of an armed robbery. A suspect (AAM) entered the store, pointed a handgun at an employee and demanded money. The suspect fled on foot with cash. K9 track conducted. Press release completed. Investigation continuing.
13) NORTH: Juvenile Arrest – 9:52 p.m. Officers responded to Brentwood Parkway for a disturbance. A juvenile (14-year-old AAF) was with friends when a fight started. The juvenile's mother responded to the residence and when she told her daughter's friends to leave, her daughter attacked her. Officers made contact with the juvenile who resisted contact/arrest. The juvenile was conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center on charges of battery and disorderly conduct. The juvenile kicked an officer during the contact which prompted an additional charge of resisting. Investigation continuing.
14) NORTH: Armed Robbery – 10:07 p.m. Officers responded to Papa John's Pizza on E. Washington Ave for a report of an armed robbery. An armed suspect (AAM) entered the store, pointed a handgun at an employee and demanded money. The suspect fled without obtaining any cash. K9 track conducted. Press release completed. Investigation continuing. **Same suspect description as the armed robber in #12 above.
15) NORTH: Drug Incident/Overdose – 10:10 p.m. Officers responded to Hoard St for a subject (50-year-old WF) experiencing an overdose. MFD administered Naloxone to the subject which revived her. The subject was referred to the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI). Investigation continuing.
16) NORTH: Crash – 10:31 p.m. Officers responded to N. Sherman Ave for a crash. The driver (28-year-old WF) was driving northbound on N. Sherman Ave when she lost control of her vehicle and struck a tree. Empty bottles of alcohol were found in the vehicle and the driver showed signs of impairment. The driver was conveyed to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. She was subsequently arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (3rd offense).