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MPD Daily Significant Calls 11/20/2018 to 11/21/2018

November 21, 2018 9:30 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 11/20/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 11/21/2018, MPD received 418 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 418 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (53), East (86), Midtown (80), North (68), South (40), West (60), and Other (31).  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 2pm-3:15pm due to calls for service. 

**Officers conducted two transports to Winnebago. 

Certain calls have recurrent themes in terms of time and labor intensity.  For example, when individuals are taken for an evaluation due to a mental health issue or episodic break, MPD does an extensive collaboration with Journey Mental Health in determining the least restrictive option.  These are always two officer calls and can routinely last between 5-8 hours (or more).  Emergency Detention conveyances are taken to the Winnebago Mental Health Hospital in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  This is a five hour round-trip, including intake, that takes two officers out of our community and creates challenges for us as we attempt to service calls.


1) SOUTH: Recovered/Stolen Auto/Assist Law Enforcement – 7:22 a.m.  Waunakee PD requested assistance from MPD with the recovery of a stolen vehicle from their jurisdiction that was being tracked in the city (Post Rd/Traceway Dr area).  Officers responded to the area and located the vehicle in a parking lot on Regent St.  Two occupants fled from the vehicle.   The call resulted in three of the four subjects being apprehended/arrested (17-year-old AAM, 14-year-old AAM and 14-year-old AAF).  The vehicle was returned to its registered owner.  Charges forthcoming.  Investigation continuing.     

2) NORTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 9:17 a.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (13-year-old WM).  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.

3) MIDTOWN: Stolen Auto – 9:42 a.m.  Officers responded to S. Whitney Way for a report of a stolen auto.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.       

4) NORTH: Check Person – 10:59 a.m.  Officers made contact with a juvenile (15-year-old UM) at school regarding some "bizarre behavior".  When contacted, the juvenile became resistive and head-butted an officer.  The juvenile was transported to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.  Investigation continuing. 

5) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 10:59 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a patient/subject (31-year-old UM) who was exhibiting violent behavior and was threatening staff.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  An emergency detention is being sought. Investigation continuing.

6) EAST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 12:59 p.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (16-year-old WM).  The juvenile has been in phone contact with his parents but refuses to come home.  An officer was able to connect with the juvenile via phone and he agreed to come home, but has not yet returned.  Areas checked.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.    

7) EAST: Child Abuse – 4:35 p.m.  Officers were requested by Child Protective Services to interview a child about a potential child abuse incident.  The child/victim (6-year-old UF) had a visible bruise on her head.  The child was interviewed.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

8) SOUTH: Armed Robbery – 6:01 p.m.  Officers responded to the 2900 block of Todd Dr for a report of a vehicle being stolen at gunpoint.  The victims (27-year-old AAM and 22-year-old AAM) reported that the suspect (AAM) walked up to their vehicle, knocked on the window and ordered them out of the vehicle at gunpoint.  The suspect then fled in the victim's vehicle.  The vehicle was able to be tracked to the 7500 block of Tree Lane.  The vehicle was located unoccupied.  The victims did not report any injuries.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.

9) NORTH: Death Investigation – 6:56 p.m.  Officers responded to a north side residence to check the welfare of a subject (28-year-old AF).  Entry was made to the home and the subject was located deceased.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious observed.  Investigation continuing. 

10) CENTRAL: Check Area/Weapons Offense – 7:19 p.m.  Officers responded to the 1200 block of Williamson St for a report of a subject with a gun.  Officers made contact with two subjects and confirmed that they both had CCW permits.  No charges were substantiated.  No further action deemed necessary by the police.

11) MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 9:38 p.m.  Officers responded to Braxton Place for sounds of a disturbance.  Officers arrived and observed a suspect (32-year-old AAM) physically assaulting a victim (30-year-old AAF).  The suspect was resistive towards officers.  As the suspect was being taken into the custody, the victim then attempted to assault the suspect.  Investigation revealed that three subjects were involved and had been drinking when a disturbance broke out.  It was also reported that the suspect assaulted an additional victim (55-year-old AAF) during the incident.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct (2 counts), domestic substantial battery and strangulation.  Investigation continuing.     

12) SOUTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 11:25 p.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (13-year-old AAM).  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile as listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

13) NORTH: Recovered/Stolen Auto – 1:09 a.m.  Officers located a vehicle reported stolen out of Fitchburg on Hayes Rd.  The vehicle was unoccupied.  Fitchburg PD responded to collect the vehicle. 

14) NORTH: Check Person – 1:49 a.m.  Officers responded to a disconnected 911 call on the north side.  A subsequent call was made and a male voice could be heard moaning and saying "help me." Officers arrived and heard a male subject inside.  As officers were preparing to make entry to the home to check on the subject's welfare the door was opened by the male subject (39-year-old WM) who then collapsed.  An empty pill bottle was observed in the home and the subject had what appeared to be self-inflicted cuts.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/treatment.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  Investigation continuing.               

Posted by: Chief Koval

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