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MPD Daily Significant Calls 09/16/2018 to 09/17/2018

September 17, 2018 2:14 PM

The final data from August (2018) that we have to look at is Theft from Autos (TFAs).  In August we received 139 TFA complaints (a 2% increase from August of 2017 where we saw 136). 

Our community has experienced 771 TFA incidents since the beginning of this year.  This represents a 12% decrease from our average over the past four years (879 TFAs citywide).       

What kind of "force" was used during these crimes?

  • 20 incidents included some sort of force (broken window)
  • 60 incidents took place where no force was used (registered owner not aware of how vehicle was entered, believed the vehicle was locked, no damage to vehicle identified, etc.)
  • 52 incidents occurred with vehicles that were left unlocked

Where did these incidents occur per district lines in August? –

  • North: 11
  • East: 26
  • West: 46
  • Central: 12
  • South: 7
  • Midtown: 37  

**The above provided stats are based upon the best data available at the time of publication. 


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 6:00 a.m. on 09/16/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/17/2018, MPD received 390 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 390 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (75), East (65), Midtown (60), North (58), South (40), West (58), and Other (34).  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) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 7:13 a.m.  Officers responded to Ferris Ave for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (31-year-old WF victim and 35-year-old WM suspect).  The subjects are dating and got into an argument which escalated. The suspect damaged property belonging to the victim.  The suspect was arrested for domestic criminal damage to property. 

2) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 8:34 a.m.  Officers responded to Tree Lane where a wanted suspect (27-year-old AAM) was observed.  The suspect was located and arrested for domestic battery and domestic disorderly conduct (from a previous incident).  ** Later in the day police were called back for an ongoing argument between the two subjects (after the victim bailed the suspect out of jail).  Witnesses reported that the original victim was the primary aggressor during the latest argument.  The victim/female suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct.    

3) EAST: Weapons Offense – 11:03 a.m.  Officers responded to the 1400 block of S. Thompson Dr after multiple callers reported hearing shots fired. Multiple subjects/vehicles were contacted.  No evidence of shots fired was located (damage to property, injuries, witnesses, etc.).  Investigation continuing.   

4) MIDTOWN: Trespass – 3:36 p.m.  Officers responded to the 5500 block of University Ave regarding a subject/suspect (19-year-old AF) causing a disturbance and refusing to leave the premises.  The suspect was contacted and given several opportunities by officers to leave the area.  The suspect refused and was subsequently arrested for trespassing.  Journey Mental Health consulted – no legal grounds for emergency detention at this time.   

5) CENTRAL: Mutual Aid/Check Person – 5:31 p.m.  UWPD requested that MPD check the address/welfare of a potential suicidal subject (33-year-old AAM).  Officers checked the address/areas and did not locate the subject.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  UWPD has the lead on this incident. 

6) EAST: Check Person – 9:28 p.m.  Officers responded to the 4500 block of Cottage Grove Rd to check the welfare of a subject (23-year-old AAF).  It was reported that the subject was "possessed."  Officers took the subject into protective custody and conveyed her to a local hospital.  Journey Mental Health consulted.   The subject was left in the care of medical staff/family. 

7) NORTH: Sexual Assault – 10:37 p.m.   Officers met with a victim (59-year-old WF) who reported being sexually assaulted the night before by her ex-boyfriend/suspect (33-year-old AAM).  The victim, during contact with officers, decided she no longer wanted to talk or allow officers to process the scene identified.  Officers provided resources to the victim.  Investigation continuing. 

8) EAST: Hit-and-Run Crash – 11:43 p.m.   Officers responded to Hwy 30 and Stoughton Rd for a crash/hit and run.  The victim (29-year-old HM) reported that the suspect driver "appeared out of nowhere" and sideswiped him which caused his vehicle to rollover.  The suspect fled on foot and was described as an AAM.  K9 track completed.  Contact was made with the registered owner of the suspect vehicle who denied knowledge of who the driver was.  The registered owner was cited for hit and run owner liability.  Investigation continuing. 

9) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 2:59 a.m.  Officers responded to the 200 block of N. Hamilton St for a fight in progress.  Conflicting explanations about what occurred were provided to officers.  Multiple subjects were identified as being involved.  One suspect (26-year-old WM) was arrested for obstructing.  Investigation continuing. 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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