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MPD Daily Significant Calls 10/14/2018 to 10/15/2018

October 15, 2018 8:57 AM

September (2018) crime summary information continued – Burglaries (last crime summary information for the month of September)

There were 111 reported burglaries in September (2018).  In September (2017) there were 79 reports of burglaries, thus we saw a 41% increase last month.  Through the end of September, our community experienced 815 burglaries, which represents a 20% increase compared to the same timeframe last year (677).    

Where did these incidents occur per district in September?

  • East: 6
  • North: 21
  • Central: 17
  • West: 42
  • Midtown: 25
  • South: 0

What we know about the burglaries that occurred in September –

  • At least 67 burglaries occurred when a resident was home (60%)
  • At least 71 burglaries occurred due to an unlocked door/open garage (63%)
  • No reports of stolen handguns were received in September
  • We received 12 reports of vehicles stolen during burglaries (10%)

**The provided stats are based upon the best data available at the time of publication. 


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 10/14/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 10/15/2018, MPD received 299 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 299 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (53), East (56), Midtown (44), North (58), South (31), West (45), and Other (12).  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) MIDTOWN: Crash – 9:40 a.m.  Officers responded to S. Mills St for a single vehicle crash which resulted in the driver/vehicle striking a tree and wall.  It is believed that the driver suffered some sort of medical event that led to the crash.  The driver was rendered aid by MFD and hospital staff.  No further action by the police deemed necessary.     

2) WEST: Check Welfare – 12:34 p.m.  Officers responded to the 3000 block of Maple Valley Dr to check the welfare of a subject (28-year-old WM).  There were concerns voiced by the caller about the subject being on drugs and causing harm to himself.  The subject was contacted and he admitted to using heroin.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Charges forthcoming.  Investigation continuing. 

3) CENTRAL: Check Person – 1:21 p.m.  Officers responded to Fordem Ave to check the welfare of a suicidal subject (39-yaer-old WM).  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital where he was subsequently voluntarily admitted.  No further action deemed necessary by the police.

4) WEST: Child Abuse – 6:14 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a suspicious injury to a child (4-year-old WM).  Child Protective Services plugged in.  Investigation continuing.    

5) NORTH: Battery – 6:46 p.m.  Officers responded to a north side residence for a disturbance between two subjects (38-year-old WF victim and 36-year-old WM suspect).  The victim reported that the suspect, whom she has a protection order against, was in her house when she arrived home and then battered her with a bat.  The victim sustained visible injuries.  The suspect fled the scene but was located and arrested for domestic substantial battery, domestic disorderly conduct while armed, domestic burglary and violation of a domestic abuse injunction. 

6) CENTRAL: Information – 7:03 p.m.  Officers were contacted by a subject out-of-state who stated they had information about a child being molested by a family member for the last ten years.  Information was gathered and it was determined that the possible incident(s) took place in the Milwaukee area.  Shorewood PD and Milwaukee PD were contacted and have taken over the investigation.      

7) NORTH: Check Property – 7:15 p.m.  Officers responded to the area of Havey Rd/Bonner Lane for a report of a gunshot.  Officers checked the area.  No evidence of shots fired located. 

8) NORTH: Drug Incident/Overdose – 8:24 p.m.  Officers responded to Independence Lane for a subject (NAM) experiencing an overdose.  The subject was provided Naloxone and was alert by the time officers arrived.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The subject was cited and referred to the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI).  Investigation continuing. 

9) WEST: Crash – 10:13 p.m.  Officers responded to the 5800 block of Raymond Rd for a motor vehicle vs. parked vehicles crash.  The offending vehicle was stolen and the suspect driver (16-year-old AAM) fled the scene.  The passenger (14-year-old AAF) remained and was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Investigation continuing.            

10) WEST: Residential Burglary – 11:08 p.m.  Officers responded to Hammersley Rd after the caller/victim (18-year-old AAF) reported locating a suspect (AAM) in her home without her permission.  The victim made contact with the suspect who fled.  Nothing reported missing.  K9 track conducted.  Investigation continuing.        

11) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 11:40 p.m.  Officers responded to Hoard St for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (34-year-old AAF victim and 31-year-old AAM suspect).  The suspect threw the victim to the ground, covered her mouth/nose, threatened her with a box cutter and refused to let her leave.  The suspect fled and is at-large.  Once located, the suspect will be charged with domestic strangulation, domestic false imprisonment and disorderly conduct while armed.  There are also charges pending for the suspect from a previous domestic incident.  Investigation continuing. 

12) NORTH: Information/Check Property – 12:16 a.m.  Officers responded to Whitman Ln for a report of a subject knocking on an apartment door.  Officers observed a subject (22-year-old WM) who appeared to be under the influence and was partially dressed.  The subject reported being with a friend (who he had limited information on) and that his friend took his money and cell phone.  Limited information known at this time.  Investigation continuing.         

Posted by: Chief Koval

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