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MPD Daily Significant Calls 11/26/2018 to 11/27/2018

November 27, 2018 9:35 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 11/26/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 11/27/2018, MPD received 431 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 431 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (75), East (81), Midtown (73), North (56), South (43), West (57), and Other (46).  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". 

**Two emergency detention conveyances to Winnebago took place during these shifts. 

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) NORTH: Preserve the Peace – 6:37 a.m.  Officers responded to a north side residence after the caller (20-year-old AAM) reported that a subject threatened him with a gun.  Contact was made with three subjects and it was determined that the AAM did not have rights to the residence he was at.  There was no evidence to substantiate the report of a handgun/threats.  The AAM was escorted out of the residence and no further action was deemed necessary by the police.   

2) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 7:39 a.m.  Officers responded to a north side residence for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (33-year-old AAF victim and 17-year-old AAF suspect).  The suspect is the victim's daughter.  The suspect became upset when her mother took away her cell phone.  The suspect assaulted the victim by punching and scratching her.  The victim sustained visible injuries.  The suspect was arrested for domestic battery and disorderly conduct.   

3) NORTH: Death Investigation – 8:04 a.m.   Officers responded to a report of a deceased subject (30-year-old WF).  The decedent had serious brain disorders.  Nothing suspicious observed on scene.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing. 

4) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 9:00 a.m.  Officers responded to the 2400 block of Fish Hatchery Rd regarding a domestic disturbance between two subjects (25-year-old WF victim and 32-year-old AAM suspect).  The victim reported that the suspect "jumped at her."  The victim was observed with visible injuries.  Probable cause was developed and the suspect was arrested for domestic battery. 

5) MIDTOWN: Missing Adult – 9:45 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a missing adult (50-year-old WF).  There were concerns expressed for the mental welfare of the subject.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject was listed as missing in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.     

6) MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 10:20 a.m.  Officers responded to Sheboygan Ave to check the welfare of "an unstable family member."   The subject (36-year-old AAM) was contacted and subsequently taken into protective custody.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for a medical clearance and then transported to Winnebago under an emergency detention order. 

7) WEST: Burglary – 1:03 p.m.  Officers were notified of at least 15 storage units on the west side that had been broken into.  Investigation continuing. 

8) EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 1:50 p.m.  Officers responded to an east side residence to check the welfare of a subject (22-year-old AAM).  The subject was found to be under a Chapter 51 commitment order.  As officers were attempting to locate/make contact with the subject they were notified of a disturbance the subject was involved in on Fordem Ave.  The subject was located, taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital.  The subject was subsequently transported to Winnebago. 

9) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 1:57 p.m.  Officers met with two victims (58-year-old WF and 35-year-old AAM) who reported being verbally abused by the female's boyfriend/suspect (62-year-old WM).  Officers made contact with the suspect who was not cooperative.  The suspect was resistive and kicked officers.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct (2 counts), battery to a police officer, threats to injury and resisting.   

10) WEST: Check Person – 5:05 p.m.  Officers responded, at the request of Journey Mental Health, to check the welfare of a subject (23-year-old AAM) who was suicidal.  Phone ping unsuccessful.   Areas checked.  Subject not located.  The subject was listed as missing/endangered in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.        

11) MIDTOWN: Fraud – 8:29 p.m.  Officers responded to a business on University Ave where a suspect (19-year-old AAM) attempted to pass two fraudulent $100 bills.  The suspect was contacted and charges are pending.  Investigation continuing.   

12) NORTH: Disturbance/Unwanted Subject – 8:34 p.m.  Officers responded to a north side residence after the caller/victim (25-year-old AAF) reported that her ex-boyfriend/suspect (32-year-old AAM) showed up unannounced and uninvited to her residence which is a violation of his bail conditions.  The suspect was contacted and arrested for bail jumping. 

13) EAST: Check Person – 2:58 a.m.  Officers responded to the Beltline at Stoughton Rd after multiple callers reported a female subject walking on the Beltline.  The subject (20-year-old HF) was contacted.  The subject darted in and out of traffic and would not comply with officers' directives.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  Charges pending for resisting.  Investigation continuing.    

Posted by: Chief Koval

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