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MPD Daily Significant Calls 10/21/2018 to 10/22/2018

October 22, 2018 9:49 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 10/19/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 10/20/2018, MPD received 304 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 304 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (62), East (51), Midtown (47), North (50), South (29), West (51), and Other (14).  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) WEST: Non-Residential Burglary – 7:35 a.m.  Officers responded to the KFC on Mineral Point Rd due to forced entry being located.  The entry door to the restaurant was smashed and the office area was rummaged through.  Investigation continuing.     

2) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 9:40 a.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a suicidal subject (39-year-old WM) whose whereabouts were unknown.  Areas checked.  Attempt to locate aired.  Maple Bluff PD located the subject in their jurisdiction and MPD responded to take the subject into protective custody.  Investigation continuing. 

3) WEST: Intoxicated Driver – 10:56 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject/suspect (22-year-old WF) passed out in a running vehicle on Ondossagon Way.  The caller advised that the suspect woke up and drove through a playground and into a home that was occupied by four subjects.  No injuries were reported.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety. 

4) WEST: Check Person – 12:36 p.m.  Officers responded to Big Sky Drive for a male subject yelling for help.  Officers were able to pinpoint what building and apartment the yelling was coming from.  A decision was made to make entry into the home.  Officers located a 90-year-old male subject down in the bathroom being burned from an overflowing tub with scalding water.  It appeared that the subject had a medical event or fell causing him to hit his head and probably lose consciousness while the tub was filling.  The subject was medically evaluated.  No further action deemed necessary by the police.      

5) SOUTH: Check Person – 12:42 p.m.  Officers responded to a south side residential area for a suicidal teenager (13-year-old UF).  The teenager and her parents were contacted.  The juvenile had sustained superficial injuries (cuts).  The juvenile was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation and left in the care of medical staff (and her parents).  No further action deemed necessary by the police.

6) CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 12:49 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence regarding a deceased subject (55-year-old AAF).  The decedent had multiple health issues.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing. 

7) EAST: Assist LE/Check Person – 6:40 p.m.  Officers were requested by another law enforcement agency to check the welfare of a subject (40-year-old WF) on MacArthur Rd.  The subject was contacted and her status was relayed to the law enforcement agency.  No further action deemed necessary by MPD.

8) WEST: Drug Incident/Death Investigation – 7:35 p.m.  Officers responded to Muir Field Rd for a report of an overdosed/pulseless non-breathing subject (34-year-old WF).  Lifesaving measures were not successful.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  A second subject (33-year-old WF) on scene required medical assistance during this time as she overdosed on heroin.  She was conveyed to a local hospital and cited for possession of heroin.   Investigation continuing. 

9) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 8:19 p.m.  Officers responded to E. Johnson St for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (32-year-old WF suspect and 40-year-old WF victim).  The victim and suspect were engaged in a verbal argument which escalated.  The suspect pinned the victim down and strangled her.  The victim sustained visible injuries.  The suspect was not cooperative with officers and resisted arrest.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct, domestic strangulation, intimidation of a victim and resisting.                

10) CENTRAL: Sex Offense – 10:40 p.m.  Officers received a complaint from two victims (two 21-year-old WF's) who reported that while they were walking a vehicle pulled up next to them where the driver told them he was "masturbating" and asked them if they wanted to watch.  The victims obtained a license plate number of the vehicle and the vehicle was located/stopped.  The driver/suspect (68-year-old WM) was arrested for lewd and lascivious behavior and disorderly conduct.  Investigation continuing.    

11) MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 11:55 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital regarding an emergency detention of a subject (29-year-old WF).  The subject was conveyed to Winnebago.    

12) CENTRAL: Check Person – 11:59 p.m.  Officers responded to Langdon St regarding a subject (55-year-old WF) trespassing.  No charges were substantiated.  Journey Mental Health was consulted regarding the subject's mental health and there were no legal grounds for an emergency detention/protective custody.  The subject was allowed to leave the area and no further action by the police was deemed necessary.         

13) CENTRAL: Aggravated/Substantial Battery – 12:15 a.m.  Officers responded to the 100 block of State Street for a fight.  The suspect (UM) hit the victim (54-year-old AAM) knocking him unconscious.  The suspect and victim separated but later came back together where another argument started.  The victim lost his balance while fighting the suspect, fell and hit his head on a concrete wall (according to a witness).  The victim required 6 staples to close a head laceration.  The suspect is known to the victim but has yet to be identified by officers.  Investigation continuing.      

14) MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 1:41 a.m.  Two callers reported hearing shots fired near/on Starlight Drive.  An Officer in the area also heard the shots.  Areas checked.  No evidence of shots fired located.  Additional canvassing may be necessary during daylight hours.  Investigation continuing.    

Posted by: Chief Koval

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