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 10/19/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 10/20/2018, MPD received 494 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 494 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (99), East (110), Midtown (81), North (77), South (49), West (53), and Other (25). 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: Death Investigation – 6:40 a.m. Officers responded to a report of a deceased subject (84-year-old WM). The decedent had multiple medical issues. Nothing suspicious observed on scene. Medical Examiner's office notified.
2) NORTH: Weapons Offense/Shots Fired – 7:15 a.m. A victim (59-year-old AAM) was driving on Packers Ave near International Lane when he observed the driver's side rear passenger window of another vehicle roll down and a subject pointed a handgun in his direction. The victim heard three "pops" and his rear windshield shattered. The victim did not sustain any injuries. The suspect (AAM) fled. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.
3) EAST: Juvenile Complaint – 8:16 a.m. Officers responded to a local school for a juvenile (12-year-old AAF) causing a disturbance (throwing things). Based upon an active safety plan in place for the juvenile, the juvenile was transported to a local hospital. Officers stayed with the juvenile until she arrived at the hospital. No further action deemed necessary by the police.
4) SOUTH: Check Person – 8:44 a.m. Officers responded to a south side residence to check the welfare of a subject (36-year-old WM). The subject was contacted and he made several threatening statements to harm himself. The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation. Investigation continuing.
5) MIDTOWN: Conveyance Mental Health – 2:46 pm Officers responded to a local hospital to transport a subject (22 year old WF) to Winnebago Mental Health Institute.
6) EAST: Disturbance/Violation of Court Order – 2:58 pm Two subjects (28 year old WF and 23 year old AAM) were involved in a disturbance over custody of their son for the weekend. Officers responded and de-escalated the situation. No arrests were made at this time.
7) EAST: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 3:19 pm A 14 year old female reported to her school counselor that she was touched by a known male suspect a year ago. The school counselor notified CPS. Officers responded. Investigation continuing.
8) NORTH: Found Person – 6:04 pm A caller reported seeing young men with backpacks in the area that looked suspicious. Officers made contact with a 16 year old WM who was reported as runaway. The subject was returned home.
9) CENTRAL: Disturbance/Unwanted Person - 10:41 pm Officers were dispatched to the Double U Bar at 620 University Ave for a report of an unwanted person who was asleep at the bar. While being escorted from the bar, the suspect (20 year old WM) became uncooperative. He was transported to Detox and received numerous citations for liquor law violations and resisting arrest.
10) SOUTH: Shots Fired - 11:08 pm Officers dispatched to a report of shots fired in the 2100 block of Luann Ln. When officers arrived there was no disturbance. Reporting parties were contacted and officers learned there had been 20-25 people fighting in a parking lot in the area when a single shot rang out and people scattered. Officers checked the area and did not locate any casings or damage to nearby property, and no injuries were reported. An incident report was completed on MPD's website. Investigation continuing.
11) CENTRAL: Stolen Auto/Strong Armed Robbery - 1:53 am Officers responded to a report of a stolen auto last seen in the area of E Washington Ave and N Franklin St. The victim (22 year old WM) was sitting in his car while waiting for a cab when he was contacted by two AA males in their mid twenties. The suspects talked their way into the victim's vehicle in exchange for giving him a ride home. While en route the suspects told the victim to get out of his car or they would beat him. The victim got out of his vehicle and called police. Vehicle was entered as stolen and ATL aired. Investigation continuing.
12) CENTRAL: Disturbance - 2:28 am Officers responded to a report of physical fight in the area of the Cheba Hut located at 455 W. Gilman St. Two suspects (both 21 year old AAMs) were issued municipal citations for DC and resisting/obstructing. One suspect (24 year old NAM) was transported to the hospital for minor injuries and was issued misdemeanor citations for battery and DC. Investigation continuing.