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 09/17/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/18/2018, MPD received 473 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 473 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (82), East (91), Midtown (73), North (83), South (56), West (62), and Other (26). 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 10:05am-11:20am due to calls for service.
**Priority only calls from 5:07pm-7:55pm due to calls for service.
**Priority only calls from 11:08pm-2:22am due to calls for service.
1) EAST: Crash – 7:48 a.m. Officers responded to a crash on the Beltline near S. Stoughton Rd. A semi-truck driver struck a vehicle stopped in front of him; which ended up resulting in a three-vehicle crash. Minor injuries reported; one driver was transported to a local hospital for precautionary reasons. Investigation continuing.
2) NORTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 9:30 a.m. Officers responded to a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (16-year-old WM). Phone ping was conducted. The juvenile was located and returned home. No further action by the police deemed necessary.
3) SOUTH: Strong Armed Bank Robbery – 9:34 a.m. Officers responded to the Associated Bank in the 1500 block of W. Broadway where a suspect (WM) demanded cash and fled on foot. The suspect acted as if he had a gun, although one was not displayed. Incident Report on MPD website completed. Investigation continuing.
4) MIDTOWN: Crash – 9:58 a.m. Officers responded to a motor vehicle v. bicyclist crash at Mineral Point/Segoe Rd. The bicyclist was unresponsive when officers arrived. The driver turned onto Mineral Point Rd, from Segoe, and struck the bicyclist (reports to not have seen the bicyclist). The bicyclist was transported to a local hospital. Incident Report on MPD website completed. Investigation continuing.
5) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 11:36 a.m. Officers responded to check the welfare of a juvenile (16-year-old WM) at West High School was who exhibiting "strange, atypical and erratic behavior", yelling in the hallway, punching property and refusing to listen to school staff. Officers contacted the subject, took him into protective custody and conveyed him to a local hospital where he was voluntarily admitted. The subject was subsequently conveyed to Winnebago for treatment.
6) WEST: Mutual Aid/Information – 12:01 p.m. Officers checked an address/area for a wanted suspect (21-year-old AAM) who has an outstanding warrant from another State. The suspect was not located.
7) WEST: Juvenile Arrest – 1:19 p.m. Officers contacted a wanted juvenile (15-year-old AAM) on Schroeder Rd and took him into custody on a tentative charge of operating a motor vehicle without consent (passenger). Additional charges may be forthcoming. The juvenile also had a pending capias (warrant). Investigation continuing.
8) CENTRAL: Information/Weapons Offense – 2:57 p.m. Officers responded to three separate incidents throughout the day which were all connected. Several individuals were involved in an ongoing disturbance/argument which escalated as the day went on. There were reports that a gun was displayed and threatened during one of the incidents, as well as damage being caused to a vehicle with bats. Two suspects (25-year-old AAF and 33-year-old AAM) were identified and arrested for their part in the day's incidents (battery, disorderly conduct while armed, drug charges, etc.). The victim (34-year-old AAM) allegedly had a gun pulled on him. A second victim (27-year-old AAM) sustained visible bruises from the altercation. Additional charges may be forthcoming. Investigation continuing.
9) NORTH: Sexual Assault – 5:20 p.m. Officers met with a victim (22-year-old WF) who reported being inappropriately contacted/touched by a known suspect (52-year-old AAM). The suspect was taken into protective custody and conveyed to Winnebago on an emergency detention order. The suspect, once released, will be charged with 4th degree sexual assault and disorderly conduct. Investigation continuing.
10) CENTRAL: Stolen Auto – 9:19 p.m. Officers responded to E. Gorham St/N. Hancock St for a report of a stolen vehicle (delivery driver). The victim (37-year-old WM) observed two suspects (AAMs) drive away with his vehicle. Attempt to locate aired. The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.
11) NORTH: Weapons Offense – 10:04 p.m. Officers responded to Troy Drive for a report of a suspect (25-year-old AAM) threatening the caller with a gun. Officers made contact with a subject (23-year-old AAF) who was not cooperative with officers and would only state she wanted the suspect to "be kicked out" and that he had already left the area. Officers canvassed the area and spoke with neighbors/witnesses. The suspect was not located. Investigation continuing.
12) NORTH: Disturbance – 10:43 p.m. Dispatch received a 911 disconnect call. Shortly after, another call came in reporting that a female subject had been stabbed by an AAM with two butcher knives. Officers arrived to a chaotic scene (Brentwood Parkway). Investigation revealed that an argument started between two subjects (31-year-old WF victim and 28-year-old AAM suspect) over a debt owed. The victim reported being strangled by the suspect. The victim's daughter (14-year-old WF) grabbed knives to defend her mom. All three subjects were chasing each other at some point. The suspect got cut in the process. The 14-year-old reported being struck several times in the head by the suspect. The suspect fled the area by stealing a vehicle. The two female victims were conveyed to a local hospital. Once located, the suspect will be charged with strangulation, physical abuse to a child, operating a motor vehicle without consent, criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct. Investigation continuing.
13) WEST: Sexual Assault – 2:40 a.m. Officers met with a victim (34-year-old HF) who reported being sexually assaulted by a known suspect (34-year-old HM). The subjects used to date and have children together. The victim was evaluated at a local hospital. The suspect was arrested for 2nd degree sexual assault. Investigation continuing.