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MPD Daily Significant Calls 09/24/2018 to 09/25/2018

September 25, 2018 9:01 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 09/24/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/25/2018, MPD received 461 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 461 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (76), East (80), Midtown (86), North (60), South (44), West (74), and Other (41).  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 5:20pm-6:50pm due to calls for service.

**Priority only calls from 7:20pm-8:20pm due to calls for service.

1) CENTRAL:  Intoxicated Driver – 9:59 a.m.  Officers responded to the Yahara River where a driver/suspect (32-year-old WF) collided with a tree and proceeded to jump in the river.   The subject was found to be under the influence.  The suspect sustained minor injuries and was conveyed to a local hospital (detox was full).   The suspect was arrested/cited for first offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and left in the care of medical staff at this time.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

2) CENTRAL:  Check Person – 10:01 a.m.  Officers responded to State St/W. Gilman St after a subject requested help getting to an appointment at Journey Mental Health.  The officers had been requested by Journey Mental Health to escort and be available during a client appointment.  The subject had physically assaulted a hospital social worker recently.  The subject was contacted and transported to Journey Mental Health where services/resources were provided.  No further action by the police was deemed necessary.    

3) EAST:  Domestic Disturbance – 1:17 p.m.  Officers responded to the 4500 block of E. Washington Ave for a report of a male beating up a female (38-year-old AAF victim).  The suspect (33-year-old AAM) fled on foot. The suspect is on probation and cut off his GPS bracelet which was located by officers and used for a K9 track.  The suspect was located and taken into custody.  The suspect was charged with domestic battery, domestic disorderly conduct, domestic intimidation of a victim and domestic theft.  He was also charged with violation of probation, resisting an officer and tampering with a GPS device.     

4) EAST:  Mental Health Conveyance – 1:30 p.m.  Officers responded for a disturbance where a juvenile (13-year-old WM) tried to strangle his foster parent and threatened his teacher.  The juvenile made suicidal statements to medical staff, once at the hospital for an evaluation.  Investigation continuing. 

5) MIDTOWN:  Crash – 2:30 p.m.  Officers responded to University Ave/University Bay Drive for a rollover crash involving two vehicles.  Shorewood Hills PD and MPD worked this case together.  Investigation continuing. 

6) WEST:  Mutual Aid – 5:46 p.m.   MPD was requested by another law enforcement agency to check scene security at a recent crime scene.  MPD cleared the residence and did not locate anyone inside.  Investigation continuing. 

7) EAST:  Domestic Disturbance – 6:25 p.m.  Officers met with a victim (WF) who reported receiving threats from her ex/suspect (33-year-old AAM).  The suspect confronted the victim on the previous day and displayed a handgun.  Officers had phone contact with the suspect who refused to cooperate.  Investigation continuing.    

8) CENTRAL:  Disturbance – 6:32 p.m.  Officers responded to the 600 block of E. Washington Ave regarding an intoxicated suspect (47-year-old WF) who was causing a disturbance.  The suspect was not cooperative with officers.  She was arrested and conveyed to jail.  Charges forthcoming.  Investigation continuing.    

9) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 7:58 p.m.   Officers received a request to check the welfare of a potential suicidal subject (45-year-old WF).  Areas checked.  Attempt to locate aired.  The subject was located, taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital where she was voluntarily admitted.  The subject was left in the care of medical staff.

10) CENTRAL:  Disturbance – 10:02 p.m.  Officers responded to E. Mifflin St for a report of a disturbance and a female with a knife.  Contact was made with two subjects (27-year-old AAF and 48-year-old AAF – daughter/mother).  The explanations provided were not consistent.  No knife was located.  No injuries reported.  The subjects were separated for the evening.  No charges substantiated.  No further action deemed necessary by the police.

11) NORTH:  Information/Battery – 10:21 p.m.  Officers met with a victim (20-year-old WF) who reported being "beaten up" in Warner Park by an AAM suspect.  The victim was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The victim also reported a possible sexual assault with the same suspect.   Some of the explanations provided by the victim were inconsistent.  Investigation continuing. 

12) NORTH:  Information/Sex Offense/Theft – 2:38 a.m.  Officers responded to Monterey Drive where the caller reported that his girlfriend/suspect (35-year-old AAF) had sexually assaulted his son/victim (12-year-old AAM).  The caller then reported that the suspect left the residence and took his phone without his permission.  Child Protective Services notified.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

13) WEST:  Residential Burglary – 3:33 a.m.  Officers responded to Russett Rd and met with a victim who reported having video evidence of a suspect (AAM) trying to break into their home.  The suspect, as he was breaking in, observed the cameras and cut the wires.  Investigation continuing.       

Posted by: Chief Koval

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