We saw a decrease (16%) in stolen autos in July (38 stolen auto reports) from July of 2017 (45). When comparing the first seven months of this year to the same timeframe last year, we ended up with a slight increase this year (1.5%) of stolen autos. This year we have received 195 stolen auto reports compared to 192 last year.
What is very alarming still is that 34 of the 38 stolen vehicles from July had keys in them! Also, 6 of the vehicles were left running and unlocked at the time they were stolen. Please please please – lock up your vehicles, even if you will only be gone for a moment. Do not make it easy to become a target of a crime!
Where did the stolen auto incidents occur in July per district:
- West: 13
- South: 5
- Central: 1
- North: 5
- Midtown: 4
- East: 10
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 08/14/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 08/15/2018, MPD received 485 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 485 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (77), East (76), Midtown (80), North (76), South (54), West (75), and Other (47). 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".
1) CENTRAL: Assist MFD – 4:40 a.m. Officers were flagged down by construction workers on State St about a possible smell of natural gas. MFD responded to assess. MG&E notified. No further action deemed necessary by the police. * This was a late call that did not make the previous 24-hour cycle call notes due to officers being involved at the scene and reports from the field were not yet typed.
2) SOUTH: Crash – 8:17 a.m. Officers responded to a motor vehicle v. motorcycle crash at Sabertooth Trail/Ice Age Dr. A driver (20-year-old WF) turned onto Sabertooth across the path of the motorcycle/driver/victim (43-year-old UM). The victim sustained multiple compound fractures. Investigation continuing.
3) WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 8:30 a.m. A wanted suspect (35-year-old AAM) turned himself in to police on pending domestic-related charges. The suspect was taken into custody and conveyed to jail.
4) NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 11:20 a.m. Officers responded to a north side residence for a disturbance between two subjects (40-year-old AAF victim and 46-year-old AAM suspect). A heated verbal argument escalated into a physical altercation with the victim being pushed and shoved. The victim sustained visible injuries. The suspect was arrested on domestic-related charges. Investigation continuing.
5) WEST: Recovered/Stolen Vehicle – 1:06 p.m. Officers responded to Tree Lane for a vehicle parked in the lot that was reported stolen. Officers observed a juvenile/suspect (13-year-old AAM) walk towards the stolen vehicle. The juvenile was instructed to stop and he did not. The juvenile fled on foot. The juvenile was apprehended. A second juvenile/suspect (15-year-old AAM) was also located/identified. Both juveniles were transported to the Juvenile Reception Center on multiple charges (13-year-old charged with operating a motor vehicle without consent, resisting and possession of marijuana; 15-year-old had a pending capias/warrant).
6) MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 2:22 p.m. Officers responded to the 2100 block of University Ave for a disturbance. A suspect (35-year-old AAM) was upset about being evicted, punched a victim (54-year-old WM) and caused damage to multiple vehicles as he drove away from the area. The victim sustained visible injuries. The suspect was taken into custody and charged with battery, disorderly conduct, reckless driving and hit-and-run.
7) NORTH: Check Person – 2:24 p.m. Officers received a request to check the welfare of an intoxicated subject on a bus who had a young child with her. Areas checked. The subject was not located. Officers were advised that a video of the subject was on social media. Investigation identified a subject/suspect (24-year-old WF). The suspect was contacted, arrested and charged with felony child neglect. Child Protective Services contacted. The suspect's children were left in the care of family.
8) SOUTH: Road Rage – 2:34 p.m. Officers talked with a subject who wished to report a road rage incident he was involved in. The contact (59-year-old WM) stated as he was attempting to pull into a driveway he observed a dog off a leash and the dog owner. He reported that a verbal argument started between him and the dog owner about the dog being off the leash. The caller stated the dog owner raised a bat over his head during their argument and he reported that he (the contact) then grabbed his holstered gun. The caller denied pointing the gun at the other subject. He said they both separated and that was the end of their contact. The caller wished to have the incident documented.
9) MIDTOWN: Stolen Auto – 3:19 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a stolen auto. Attempt to locate aired. The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.
10) MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 3:40 p.m. Officers responded to Axel Ave for multiple reports of shots fired. A vehicle was observed leaving the area after the shots were heard. Multiple casings were located in the area. Press release completed. Investigation continuing.
11) SOUTH: Road Rage – 7:15 p.m. Officers responded to Baird St/Third St for a road rage incident. The callers reported that a subject came towards them with something large in his hand. This call was toned out as a subject with a weapon (although one was never confirmed to have been seen). Areas checked. Nothing suspicious observed. Investigation continuing.
12) EAST: Check Person – 7:25 p.m. Officers responded to a juvenile (15-year-old WF) who cut herself. The juvenile was transported to a local hospital where she reported being inappropriately touched by a suspect (51-year-old WM). The juvenile began making suicidal comments and was found to be under the influence. The suspect was interviewed. The juvenile remained at a local hospital and left in the care of medical staff. Investigation continuing.
13) MIDTOWN: Missing Adult – 7:44 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a missing adult (94-year-old WF with dementia). The subject was found to be in Sheboygan County. The subject's daughter responded to pick up her mom/vehicle. No further action deemed necessary by the police.
14) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 9:17 p.m. Officers responded to Ziegler Rd for a disturbance between two subjects (50-year-old WF victim and 21-year-old AAM suspect). The victim is the suspect's mother. The suspect broke into his mother's home and was located by officers with drugs. The suspect was resistive towards officers. The suspect was arrested for possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, domestic criminal damage to property, domestic disorderly conduct and resisting. When at the jail, the suspect reported a sexual assault that occurred several years ago. Officers responded back to the jail to take a report. Investigation continuing.
15) CENTRAL: Non-Residential Burglary – 1:05 a.m. Officers responded to Atwood Ave for a non-residential burglary where a suspect (AAM) was observed leaving the business. Subsequently, cash was found missing from inside the business. Investigation continuing.