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 5:00 a.m. on 08/17/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 08/18/2018, MPD received 474 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 474 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (92), East (83), Midtown (83), North (68), South (41), West (65), and Other (42). 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 calls only from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, and from 11:36 pm to 2:00 am, and again from 3:09 am to 4:45 am due to calls for service.
1 MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 8:26 am. Officers were dispatched to Ashford Ln where a caller stated they heard the sounds of fighting and screaming coming from the neighboring apartment. Officers arrived and made contact with the adult resident who was having a difficult phone conversation. No further action was deemed necessary by police.
2 EAST: Assist Police/DCSO and US Marshals – 9:36 am. MPD was dispatched to N Thompson Dr to assist DCSO Deputies who had three subjects at gun point. US Marshals and a Sheriff's deputy were in the area attempting to make contact with a wanted subject, who was subsequently arrested.
3 EAST: Domestic Abuse/Sexual Assault – 11:50 am. Officers responded to the Spence Motel at 3575 E Washington Ave where the suspect (35 year old AAM) and victim (41 year old WF) were involved in a domestic disturbance earlier in the day. Officers arrested the suspect on several charges including 2nd degree sexual assault. Investigation continuing.
4 EAST: Juvenile Arrest – 11:56 am. The victim (16 year old AAM) was pulling out of the parking lot at LaFollette High School and unintentionally collided at low speed with three teenage students (AAMs). One of the students/suspects (a 16 year old AAM) repeatedly punched the driver, causing injuries. This suspect was taken to the JRC on a battery charge. The other two suspects received municipal citations for disorderly conduct. Investigation continuing.
5 EAST: Disturbance – 12:00 noon. Officers responded to LaFollette High School for a report of a fight in the cafeteria. Officers did not find any active disturbance but remained at the school for high visibility presence during the lunch hour.
6 MIDTOWN: Conveyance – 12:41 pm. Officers respond to a local hospital to assist with a subject (28 year old WM) who was at the hospital for psychiatric care. Apparently the subject then threatened to jump from a ledge on the 4th floor of the parking ramp. He was eventually talked down by security. The subject will be transported to Winnebago Mental Health Institute on an emergency detention petition pending a medical observation at the hospital.
7 MIDTOWN: Conveyance – 5:30 pm. Officers responded to a local hospital to place a subject (35 year old AAM) in protective custody. The subject was transported to Winnebago Mental Health Institute.
8 MIDTOWN: Adult Arrests – 6:35 pm. Officers made contact with a suspicious vehicle parked in the 4600 block of Atticus Way. The vehicle was occupied by 3 AAMs, two of whom were 19 years old and one 21 year old. The vehicle plate did not come back to the vehicle the officers were in contact with. Officers conducted a search of the vehicle and recovered marijuana packaged for sale, a scale, and a handgun stolen out of Fitchburg. Officers also recognized one of the subjects as an individual with a warrant for his arrest after he had initially lied about his name. All three suspects were arrested and taken to the PSB with charges of Possession with Intent to deliver, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, THC, Receiving Stolen Property, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and two of the suspects had probation violation holds.
9 NORTH: Residential Burglary – 7:24 pm. The victim (49 year old WM) and his family arrived at their residence on Huxley St and found a back window smashed and evidence of entry. A gun cabinet with a glass front was smashed in and all of the guns inside were taken. Officers cleared the residence and while still on scene some of the guns were found behind the garage. Investigation continuing.
10 EAST: Recovered Stolen Bicycle/Arrested Person – 8:33 pm. The victim (35 year old WM) reported his bike was stolen from his front porch on 9/24/2018. Today the victim located his bike on Craigslist and arranged to buy it back from the seller/suspect (27 year old WM). The victim contacted officers to have them participate in the buy back. The bike was recovered and the suspect was arrested for receiving stolen property and a probation hold.
11 EAST: Shots Fired – 10:35 pm. Officers responded to multiple reports of shots fired in the 2700 block of E Washington Ave. Upon arrival officers discovered the McDonald's restaurant at 2733 E Washington Ave was struck by bullets. No injuries were reported or found by police. Witnesses stated the shooting most likely occurred across the street, possibly at or near the Capitol Petro Mart at 2702 E Washington Ave. Two vehicles were seen leaving the area, one described as a white sedan and the other as an older black or gold car. Investigation continuing. Incident report on MPD's website completed.
12 MIDTOWN: Stolen Auto – 11:09 pm. A resident (50 year old WM) of the AmericInn on Grand Canyon Dr called to report his room was broken into and his cell phone, keys, and rental car were missing. The vehicle was ultimately located unoccupied. Investigation continuing.
13 CITY-WIDE: Assist Outside Agency/Monona PD – 11:57 pm. Monona PD conducted a traffic stop on John Nolen Drive near the Comfort Inn. The driver/suspect (30 year old AAM) fled on foot. A K9 track was conducted and the suspect was located and taken into custody without incident.
14 MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 2:25 am. Officers respond to the 1000 block of College Court for a report of a disturbance. No cooperation was obtained from people inside the residence, and it was determined that more follow-up would be needed before probable cause could be developed. Investigation continuing.
15 CENTRAL: Armed Robbery – 2:52 am. Officers responded to Sherman Ter for a report of an armed robbery. The two victims (37 year old WF and 41 year old WM) were walking to their vehicle when they were contacted by a suspect described as an AAM about 5'10" wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. The suspect took out a handgun and demanded money and property from the victims. The victims gave the suspect the property which included keys to the vehicle they were about to enter. The suspect fled in the vehicle. The victims were not injured. Investigation continuing. An incident report on MPD's website was completed.