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MPD Daily Significant Calls 01/17/2019 to 01/18/2019

January 18, 2019 8:34 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 01/17/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/18/2019, MPD received 465 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 465 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (75), East (85), Midtown (77), North (68), South (58), West (59), and Other (43).  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 11:45am-12:30pm due to calls for service.

**Priority calls only from 7pm-8pm due to calls for service.

**Priority calls only from 8:40pm-11:38pm due to calls for service.

***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) EAST: Non-Residential Burglary – 8:21 a.m.  Officers responded to the Madison Apartments on Congress Ave for a report of three subjects/suspects (24-year-old WM, 17-year-old WM, 16-year-old WF) who entered the clubhouse around 1 a.m. and were still present.  Officers made contact with the three suspects. The 24-year-old and 17-year-old suspects were arrested and conveyed to jail.  The 16-year-old was arrested and released to a parent.  Investigation continuing. 

2) EAST: Information/Weapons Offense – 9:17 a.m.  Officers responded to MacArthur Rd after the caller (23-year-old AAF) reported that three subjects were on her back porch making threats towards her with a handgun.  The suspects were not on scene when officers arrived.  Investigation continuing.       

3) MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 11:11 a.m.  Officers responded to the 700 block of W. Main St for a subject (19-year-old AAM) who was becoming agitated and locked himself in a room.  The subject has mental health concerns and is cognitively delayed.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The subject was subsequently conveyed to Winnebago on an emergency detention order.  ***The officers started the transport to Winnebago approximately 8 hours after the call was initially responded to. 

4) SOUTH: Armed Robbery – 11:25 a.m.  Officers responded to the 2300 block of S. Park St for an armed robbery. Investigation revealed that the suspect (33-year-old AAM) made threats at a business on Pennsylvania Ave and that the threats continued, specifically targeting a victim (45-year-old UF).  The suspect went to the victim's home where he demanded cash and her phone.  The suspect then proceeded to physically assault the victim.  The victim sustained visible injuries and was conveyed to a local hospital.  The suspect was located and taken into custody without incident.  Charges pending.  Investigation continuing.   

5) EAST: Sexual Assault – 2:22 p.m.  Officers met with a victim (33-year-old AAF) who reported being sexually and physically assaulted by a suspect (23-year-old AAM).  The victim and suspect reside together.  The suspect was arrested for domestic battery, false imprisonment and 2nd degree sexual assault. 

6) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 2:58 p.m.  Officers responded to an east side residence for a report of a domestic disturbance between two subjects (18-year-old HF victim and 21-year-old WM suspect).  The suspect pushed the victim and threatened her.  The suspect was not cooperative with officers. The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct, resisting and bail jumping.  A subject/suspect (29-year-old AAF) who was also in the home was found to have an outstanding warrant.  She was conveyed to jail on a probation violation warrant. 

7) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 4:04 p.m.  Officers responded to Sycamore Avenue for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (18-year-old WF victim and 40-year-old WM suspect).  The victim and suspect are daughter/father.  The suspect went to his daughter's/victim's home where a verbal argument started.  The suspect shoved the victim and put his hands around her neck.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  The victim was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/treatment.  The suspect was arrested by another law enforcement agency on a probation violation.  Charges pending for domestic battery and domestic disorderly conduct from MPD.  Investigation continuing.

8) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 4:11 p.m.  Officers responded to the 200 block of N. Thompson Drive for a disturbance involving several subjects (29-year-old AAM victim, 25-year-old WF victim and 26-year-old WF suspect).  The male victim and his girlfriend/2nd victim were in a parking lot to pick up his child when the child's mother/suspect got mad and threw punches at the female victim.  The suspect threw a bottle at the female victim as well (it missed the female but hit the male, causing a cut).  The suspect was arrested for domestic battery, domestic disorderly conduct and disorderly conduct. 

9) NORTH: Information/Stolen Auto – 8:52 p.m.  An officer observed a stolen auto driving inbound on E. Washington Ave.  The vehicle was travelling at excessive speeds.  A pursuit was not attempted.  The vehicle was stolen earlier in the day.  *Later in the day the vehicle was spotted in the 2800 block of E. Washington Avenue.  Officers followed the vehicle to Sun Prairie.  Sun Prairie PD attempted a traffic stop but the vehicle/driver fled.  Investigation continuing.   

10) CENTRAL: Traffic Incident/Intoxicated Driver – 10:30 p.m.  Officers responded to the 1000 block of E. Dayton St for a vehicle that struck a house, a parked vehicle, a tree and a gas meter.  MG&E and MFD responded to assist as the crash caused a gas leak.  No injuries were reported.  The driver/suspect (19-year-old WM) was found to be under the influence.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (1st offense), failure to maintain control, possession of drug paraphernalia and a seatbelt violation.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.     

11) CENTRAL: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 11:45 p.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (13-year-old AF).  The juvenile was in a vehicle with her dad when she became upset.  The juvenile hit her dad, got out of the vehicle and ran (from E. Washington/Frist Street area).  Attempt to locate aired.  Investigation continuing.   

12) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 12:37 a.m.  Officers responded to the 600 block of E. Washington Ave for a subject/suspect (21-year-old AAF) causing a disturbance.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property, misdemeanor bail jumping (3 counts) and felony bail jumping.   

13) CENTRAL: Information – 4:44 a.m.  A water main break was reported on E. Gorham St which required E. Gorham St to be closed from N. Blair St to N. Pinckney St.  Officers responded and notified Madison Streets Department.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.   

Posted by: Chief Koval

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