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MPD Daily Significant Calls 12/10/2018 to 12/11/2018

December 11, 2018 8:56 AM

November stats continued – Burglaries

There were 77 reported burglaries in November (2018).  This is a 13% decrease from November (2017) when we had 88 reports of burglaries.

Through the end of November, year-to-date, our community has experienced 1,017 reported burglaries.  Last November (2017) there were 847 burglaries; thus, this year we have seen a 20% increase

Where did the burglaries occur in November, per district?

  • North: 13
  • South: 6
  • East: 7
  • West: 22
  • Central: 14
  • Midtown: 15

What we know about the burglaries in November –

  • At least 32 burglaries occurred when a resident was home (42% decrease from October)
  • At least 34 burglaries occurred due to an unlocked door or open garage (44% decrease from October)
  • Two guns were reported stolen during burglaries (82% decrease from October)
  • One vehicle was stolen in the course of a burglary (75% decrease from October)

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 12/10/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 12/11/2018, MPD received 429 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 429 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (74), East (83), Midtown (64), North (60), South (46), West (72), and Other (30).  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: Non-Residential Burglary – 6:35 a.m.  Officers responded to the Jiffy Lube on W. Whitney Way for a burglary.  The store was found to have been entered overnight (forced entry) and cash was stolen.  Investigation continuing.   

2) EAST: Retail Theft – 11:35 a.m.  Officers responded to Lennox Auto Parts on Voges Rd regarding a subject/suspect (28-year-old AAM) who was in the store and was suspected of a previous retail theft.  Officers made contact with the suspect who admitted to the theft.  The suspect was arrested for felony retail theft.

3) CENTRAL: Disorderly Conduct – 12:58 p.m.  Officers responded to the 300 block of W. Mifflin St for a subject/suspect (28-year-old AAM) throwing rocks at buildings.  The suspect was contacted and cited for disorderly conduct.     

4) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 3:05 p.m.  Officers responded to Target on Lien Rd for a disturbance/retail theft.  A suspect (24-year-old WM) fought with loss prevention staff at Target as they contacted him to prevent items from being stolen. Probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect for retail theft, resisting/obstruction, disorderly conduct and outstanding warrants.  The suspect required a medical clearance and ended up being admitted to a local hospital.  Investigation continuing.  

5) WEST: Damage to Property – 4:39 p.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence after the resident reported damage to his residence that appeared to be from a BB gun.  Investigation continuing.  

6) EAST: Disturbance – 4:57 p.m.  Officers responded to an east side residence for a disturbance. A juvenile (13-year-old WM) fled from the residence but was located about an hour later.  Investigation continuing.  

7) NORTH: Assist Law Enforcement – 6:46 p.m.  Monona PD was on Northport Drive when they requested emergency backup as an officer was in an active disturbance with a suspect.  MPD officers arrived and assisted to stabilize the scene.  Monona PD has the lead on this investigation.

8) NORTH: Armed Robbery – 9:59 p.m.  Officers responded to the McDonald's at 3709 Kinsman Blvd for an armed robbery.  As employees were closing up the store a group of teenaged AAMs displayed a gun and demanded money.  The suspect fled with cash.  No injuries reported.  K9 track conducted.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.  

9) NORTH: Information/Disturbance – 12:19 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance in the 1700 block of Northport Drive.  The caller has a history of paranoia and drug use.  There were children present but being cared for by another subject.  No charges were substantiated.  Child Protective Services notified.  No further action by the police deemed necessary.

10) CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 3:13 a.m.  Officers responded to W. Wilson St for a 911 disconnect call.  A decision was made to make entry to the residence to check the welfare of a subject (75-year-old WM).  The subject was located deceased.  Nothing suspicious observed on scene.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing.    

Posted by: Chief Koval

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