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MPD Daily Significant Calls 09/22/2018 to 09/23/2018

September 23, 2018 11:30 AM

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 09/22/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/23/2018, MPD received 486 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 486 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (99), East (73), Midtown (70), North (85), South (50), West (65), and Other (44).  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".

**Priorities city-wide from 7:25 p.m. to 8:37 p.m. due to stabbing on the North side and multiple resource-intensive calls.

1) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense/Arrested Person – 8:01 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 6500 block of E Washington Ave reference a female trying to stab the caller with a screwdriver.  The suspect (50-year-old AAF) was asking people who were standing nearby if anybody had a coat hanger to borrow so she could get into her vehicle.  When they said no, the suspect began to yell at everyone.  The caller/victim (26-year-old AAF) had witnessed the suspect acting out before, and so decided to arm herself with pepper spray.  The suspect focused on the victim and swung her purse at her, which the victim blocked and then pepper sprayed the suspect.  The suspect retreated and armed herself with a screwdriver from her purse.  The suspect then slashed at the victim and struck her in the shoulder, causing minor injury.  The victim again pepper sprayed the suspect, who retreated into the Salvation Army where officers made contact with her.  The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail for 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety and disorderly conduct while armed.

2) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance/Arrested Person – 8:30 a.m.  The suspect (25-year-old AAM) and the victim (32-year-old AAF) have three children in common.  On this day, the suspect visited the victim at her downtown residence/E Mifflin St.  The suspect wanted to take some property with him as he was leaving, which the victim was fine with.  The suspect also decided to take some of her money, which she did not consent to.  That led to an argument and the suspect shoved the victim against a door, which caused her pain.  The suspect was arrested for domestic battery and conveyed to jail. 

3) CENTRAL: Sexual Assault – 8:31 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to The James (432 W Gorham St) reference a sexual assault that occurred in the early morning hours.  The victim (19-year-old WF) knew the suspect (25-year-old AM) through SnapChat.  The suspect came over to her residence after bar time and the victim's friend (18-year-old WF) was there as well.  A series of events occurred thereafter which ultimately resulted in the two women alleging that they had been sexually assaulted by the suspect.  Investigation continuing.

4) SOUTH: Check Property – 9:38 a.m.  The owner of the Grabbit and Run used car dealership, located at 1824 S Park St, called to report a bloody knife found in one of their vehicles which had been parked unlocked in their lot.  Forensic investigators responded to the scene, took photos and confiscated the knife for further investigation.

5) EAST: Drug Incident/Investigation/Arrested Person – 12:18 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Webb Ave, reference a 24-year-old HF acting strangely.  Officers made contact and found that the female subject had an outstanding warrant and was in possession of drug paraphernalia.  While in the back of the squad, the suspect had a seizure.  EMS was called and she was transported to a local hospital, medically cleared, and then subsequently taken to jail.  Investigation continuing.

6) MIDTOWN: Assist EMS/Fire – 1:48 p.m.  The caller asked for a check welfare on a 29-year-old WF who had a history of seizures, alcohol and drug addiction.  Officers arrived at Kendall Ave and made entry with an obtained key. They found the female unconscious, but breathing and with a pulse.  Pills and alcohol were found nearby.  EMS transported the subject to a local hospital.  Investigation continuing. 

7) EAST: Assist EMS/Fire – 2:10 p.m.  Officers assisted MFD with evacuations after a homeowner hit a gas line.  MFD requested evacuation of Woodglen Trl and also sought assistance with road closures in the area.  MG&E responded and gave the all-clear a short time later when the leak was stopped. 

8) EAST: Burglary Non-Residential/Arrested Person – 2:20 p.m.  A 49-year-old AAM entered Stalzy's Deli (2701 Atwood Ave) and asked to use the bathroom, which is near the back of the restaurant.  The owner didn't hear the bathroom door close, so went to investigate and found the subject in the office in the basement (in an area closed to the public).  An altercation then ensued, which resulted in the owner and a cook subduing the suspect and held him down.  Subsequently, an off-duty Neenah PO was eating with his family in the restaurant and assisted in containing the struggling suspect until MPD officers arrived.  The suspect was checked out by EMS for a cut on his forehead.  The suspect was charged with burglary and had an outstanding warrant and outstanding probable cause for domestic-related charges of false imprisonment, intimidation of a victim, substantial battery, and disorderly conduct. 

9) MIDTOWN: Child Abuse – 4:08 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Frey St, reference a complaint that a 45-year-old AAF punched her daughter the night before.  The mother/suspect is allowed two hours of supervised visits per week with her 11-year-old daughter and 13-year-old son.  During a visit on the night before this call was reported, the daughter became upset and tried to push the suspect out of the room.  A physical altercation ensued and the suspect punched her daughter in the face, causing a visible injury.  A video was taken of the altercation and captured the suspect spitting and pulling hair as well.  There is probable cause to arrest the suspect on charges of physical abuse to a child and disorderly conduct.  Investigation continuing.   Child Protective Services is plugged in.

10) WEST: Conveyance Mental Health – 4:49 p.m.  MPD officers were dispatched to Valley View Rd for a 16-year-old WM with mental health issues who was trying to suffocate himself.  The male subject has a long and violent history.  The subject was subsequently placed under protective custody and transported to a local hospital where an emergency detention was approved by Journey Mental Health.  Just before transport to Winnebago, the subject lashed out against officers and emergency backup was requested.  An officer was either scratched or bit during that episode but did not require immediate medical attention.  Insofar as the subject had to be chemically sedated, MPD could not conduct the transport.  Thus, MPD was compelled to guard this subject until such time as medical clearance could be obtained on 9/23/2018. 

11) NORTH: Sexual Assault – 6:55 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to Ruskin St for what was originally coded as a theft but was then determined to be a sexual assault.  Upon arrival, the investigating officer made contact with a 33-year-old AAF victim.  The victim reported that a friend from years ago began communicating with her via Facebook and she invited him to come over.  She believed the suspect (25-year-old AAM) came over just to catch up but while the two sat together on the couch, inappropriate sexual contact was made.  The victim was able to separate from the suspect by retreating into a bathroom.  After waiting awhile, the victim emerged from the bathroom and found that the suspect had taken cash and credit cards.  A Forensic Nurse Exam was completed.  Attempts to locate the suspect are continuing. 

12) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 6:58 p.m.  Officers were around the area servicing a separate call when they were asked to respond to a North side residential address to meet with a 49-year-old WF who was apparently injured in a domestic disturbance.  While en route, Dispatch aired alert tones when the suspect (48-year-old WM) stabbed himself in the neck. Officers forced entry into the apartment where the husband/suspect was down in the kitchen with self-inflicted stab wounds to his neck.  Officers immediately rendered aid until MFD arrived to take over. The suspect was in and out of consciousness and ultimately transported to the hospital.  The victim was also taken to a local hospital for an injury to her forehead where she was head butted by her husband/suspect.  There is probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic strangulation, domestic battery, and domestic disorderly conduct once the suspect is medically cleared.  Investigation continuing.

13) WEST: Juvenile Disturbance – 7:16 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to a disturbance in the area of the 7900 block of Tree Ln.  Apparently, there was a fight between competing groups of juveniles.  Upon arrival by MPD, no active fighting was still taking place, however there were many reports to sift through in an attempt to establish what had occurred.  At one point, an adult (44-year-old AAF) interjected herself into the fracas and sprayed OC into the unidentified group of juveniles.  Additional follow-up with potential witnesses/victims and evaluating camera surveillance will have to be done on follow-up.  Investigation continuing.

14) NORTH: Assist Fire/EMS – 8:15 p.m.  An MPD sergeant was on scene at Monterey Dr and heard a fire alarm going off nearby.  The sergeant passed by the building and observed a woman down inside of a smoke-filled apartment.  The sergeant forced entry and the woman was escorted out with his assistance.  MFD dealt with the fire. 

15) CENTRAL: Sexual Assault – 12:27 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to a report of a sexual assault that may have happened in the Mendota Ct area.  A very intoxicated 18-year-old WF reported to a passerby that she had been sexually assaulted.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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