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 09/27/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/28/2018, MPD received 498 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 498 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (83), East (85), Midtown (89), North (65), South (54), West (68), and Other (54). 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: Runaway/Missing Child – 9:30 a.m. Officers responded to the 4200 block of Buckeye Rd for a report of a student (5-year-old AAF) who became upset at school and ran away from school grounds. The child was located safe and returned to school. No further action deemed necessary by the police.
2) EAST: Death Investigation – 9:32 a.m. Officers responded to an east side residence for a deceased subject (55-year-old WM). Nothing suspicious observed on scene. Medical Examiner's office responded. Investigation continuing.
3) EAST: Check Person – 9:43 a.m. Officers responded to a local school, at the request of school officials, to assist with an out of control juvenile/student (12-year-old AAF). The child's mother responded to the school and took the child into her care. No further action by the police deemed necessary.
4) SOUTH: Missing Adult – 3:07 p.m. Officers responded to Third Ave for a report of a missing adult (81-year-old HM). There was a two hour delay in reporting of this incident. Attempt to locate aired. Areas checked. K9 track conducted. The subject was entered as missing in the appropriate databases. The subject was later located safe. No further action deemed necessary by the police.
5) EAST: Check Area – 5:38 p.m. Officers responded to the 2200 block of S. Stoughton Rd for a report of gunshots. Areas checked. No evidence of shots fired located.
6) EAST: Weapons Offense – 7:00 p.m. Officers responded to the area of Camden Rd/Hob St where the caller reported a subject stuck a handgun out the window of a vehicle. The vehicle was located and contact was made with the driver who refused a consent search of her vehicle. No weapons were observed in plain view. Officers did not have legal ground to take any other action.
7) SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 7:13 p.m. Officer responded to Olin Ave for a subject/suspect (50-year-old WM) causing a disturbance (yelling, making threats and waving a metal pole). The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and disorderly conduct while armed. Journey Mental Health also consulted.
8) NORTH: Death Investigation – 10:28 p.m. Officers responded to a north side residence for a deceased subject (71-year-old WF). Nothing suspicious on scene. The decedent had multiple health issues. Medical Examiner's office notified.
9) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 11:46 p.m. Officers responded to a "female attacking the caller with a knife" at a west side residence. Officers arrived and contacted two subjects (34-year-old AAF suspect and 29-year-old AAM victim). The victim reported being physically assaulted by the suspect. The victim also stated that the suspect had a knife as the assault occurred. The suspect was intoxicated. The victim had video evidence of the assault. The suspect was arrested for domestic battery and disorderly conduct while armed.
10) CENTRAL: Crash/Intoxicated Driver – 12:51 a.m. Officers responded to Winnebago/Eastwood Drive for a crash. The driver/suspect (27-year-old WF) struck the median at the intersection and took out a street sign. As officers arrived, the suspect attempted to drive away. The suspect was detained and subsequently arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (3rd offense).
11) NORTH: Non-Residential Burglary – 2:36 a.m. Officers responded to a business on E. Washington Ave at the request of the business owner after a couple of alarms had sounded throughout the night. The business owner had checked his cameras when the alarm first went off and did not notice anything suspicious, so therefore police were not contacted. The police were requested to respond to the store after a second alarm went off. Officers met the business owner at the store and found forced entry had been made, items stolen and cash taken. Investigation continuing.
12) MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 3:34 a.m. Officers responded to a local hospital for a subject/suspect (40-year-old AAF) causing a disturbance and refusing to leave the premises once discharged. The suspect was arrested for trespassing to a medical facility and resisting.