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 01/18/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/19/2019, MPD received 468 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 468 calls for service for the past 24 hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (78), East (90), Midtown (71), North (72), South (44), West (79), and Other (34). 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 most of the evening and early morning due to snowy and slippery conditions.
1) CENTRAL: Assist EMS/Fire – 9:40 a.m. Officers responded, along with EMS/Fire, to Spaight St for smoke emanating from a residence. A small fire was found, determined to be from a candle. The homeowner (39-year-old WM) was not home but was being sought so he could be returned to Winnebago on a Chapter 51 (emergency detention) order. The homeowner/subject was located by Middleton PD. A transport to Winnebago is pending. Investigation continuing.
2) NORTH: Missing Child – 9:48 a.m. Officers responded to Hoard St for a report of a missing child (6-year-old AAF). The child was found in a parking lot nearby safe. The child's mother woke up and found the child gone. The child's mother immediately called police upon finding her daughter missing. The child was returned home. No further action deemed necessary by the police.
3) WEST: Stolen Auto – 10:53 a.m. Officers responded to a west side residence for a report of a stolen auto. The key fob was in the vehicle which was in the garage. Attempt to locate aired. The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.
4) SOUTH: Battery – 2:45 pm. Officers responded to the 2900 block of Coho St for a victim (43-year-old WF) who was battered by a neighbor/suspect (20-year-old WM). The suspect punched the victim several times in the face. The suspect was charged with battery and resisting arrest and was taken to jail. Investigation continuing.
5) EAST: Child Abuse – 5:39 pm. Family members at an east side residence contacted police when they noticed bruises on a victim (10-year-old AAF) after she returned from her mother's house. Officers contacted the suspect (41-year-old AAF) who was charged with physical abuse of a child and taken to jail. CPS notified. Investigation continuing.
6) SOUTH: Assist EMS/Fire – 5:55 pm. A subject (81-year-old WM) was eating a sandwich at Licari's at 1405 Emil St when it appeared as if he was choking. An off-duty firefighter began performing CCR until EMS arrived and transported the subject to the hospital.
7) WEST: Sexual Assault – 7:36 pm. A victim (18-year-old WF) at a west side residence contacted police to report a sexual assault. Upon officers' arrival the victim had been transported to a hospital where she underwent a SANE exam. Officers determined the suspect to be a 19-year-old WM but few other details are known at this time. Investigation continuing.
8) NORTH: OMVWI – 9:53 pm. Officers observed a vehicle with significant front end damage driving unnecessarily slowly on E Washington Ave at Lien Rd. The rear window of the vehicle was completely snow-covered, which is an equipment violation. Officers initiated a traffic stop and the driver/suspect (40-year-old WM) performed poorly on field sobriety tests. The suspect was arrested for OMVWI 1st offense and a probation hold and was taken to jail. Investigation continuing.
9) WEST: Crash – 10:04 pm. Officers were dispatched to the area of S High Point Rd and Mineral Point Rd for a two-vehicle crash. The suspect (31-year-old AAF) was cited for failure to yield to oncoming traffic. The suspect and her passenger were transported to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Investigation continuing.
10) SOUTH: Information/Child Abuse – 10:43 pm. A father contacted police to report visible injuries to his daughter (11-year-old WF) which her sister/suspect (13-year-old WF) caused while the two were at their mother's residence in Minnesota. Minnesota law enforcement has the lead in the investigation. Human Services in the appropriate counties were notified.
11) NORTH: Death Investigation – 11:29 pm. Officers responded to the 1900 block of Schlimgen Ave for a pulseless non-breathing subject (62-year-old WF) with a history of medical issues. Nothing suspicious on scene. Medical examiner notified.
12) NORTH: Death Investigation – 11:39 pm. Officers were dispatched to the 4400 block of School Rd for a subject (75-year-old WM) who was a hospice patient and had been transported home from UW Hospital shortly before police were contacted. Nothing suspicious on scene. Medical examiner notified.
13) NORTH: Death Investigation – 11:46 pm. A family member called 911 upon finding his uncle (72-year-old WM) unresponsive at his residence. The decedent had a lengthy medical history. Nothing suspicious on scene. Medical examiner notified.
14) CENTRAL: Substantial Battery – 2:10 am. Officers responded to Whiskey Jacks Saloon at 552 State St for a fight in progress. An intoxicated suspect (27-year-old WM) created a disturbance and punched a bouncer/victim (20-year-old WM) in the face and head, breaking his nose and possibly causing other facial fractures. The suspect was arrested for substantial battery and disorderly conduct and was taken to jail. Investigation continuing.
15) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 2:41 am. Officers responded to the 7900 block of Tree Ln where a suspect (20-year-old AAF) created a disturbance and attempted to physically assault the victim (42-year-old AAM). The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and taken to jail. Investigation continuing.