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MPD Daily Significant Calls 01/20/2019 to 01/21/2019

January 21, 2019 9:44 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 01/20/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/21/2019, MPD received 310 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 310 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (39), East (54), Midtown (53), North (59), South (22), West (66), and Other (17).  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 city-wide from 11:55 p.m. to 2:29 a.m. due to weapons violation on Claire St. 

1) WEST: Disturbance-Unwanted Person – 6:47 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to a West side group home reference a 74-year-old WM resident who was causing a disturbance.  The suspect was being physically and verbally aggressive towards other residents.  The group home determined that the suspect was not a good fit for the facility and officers subsequently conveyed the suspect to jail after a parole hold was placed on him.  

2) WEST: Disturbance-Unwanted Person – 8:17 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to Frisch Rd reference multiple callers reporting a woman screaming for help.  Officers contacted an AAF who had previously been at a residence on Frisch Rd with her two adult children.  The AAF subject was somewhat intoxicated and her children did not want her in the house.  The subject left voluntarily but then decided to yell for help outside.  The subject was conveyed to a shelter where arrangements were made for another relative to pick her up.  

3) NORTH: Disturbance – 8:55 a.m. Officers were dispatched to Manley St reference a 45-year-old AAM suspect who was causing a disturbance.  The suspect had knocked at a residence, asking if they needed someone to salt their sidewalk to which the residents politely declined.  The suspect returned 10 minutes later loudly demanding payment as well as entered a rear breezeway and threw some things around before leaving.  As he walked away, he continued to yell at whoever happened to be outside.  Officers contacted, arrested and subsequently conveyed the suspect to jail for disorderly conduct.    

4) MIDTOWN: Conveyance-Mental Health – 1:52 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a local hospital reference a 19-year-old AAF patient who was throwing items and threatening staff.  Officers arrived and assisted with securing the subject.  An emergency detention was supported by Crisis, as well as the hospital.  Officers conveyed the subject to Winnebago at 9:30 p.m.

5) MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 3:03 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Regent St reference a domestic disturbance between the victim (18-year-old AAF) and her boyfriend/suspect (21-year-old WM).  The suspect and victim were arguing throughout the day and the argument had turned physical.  Ultimately, officers arrested the suspect for domestic-related charges of disorderly conduct and battery.  Officers conveyed the suspect to jail. 

6) WEST: Information/Stolen Auto – 3:21 p.m.  Officers observed a stolen auto in the area of West Towne Mall and attempted a traffic stop.  The vehicle took off at a high rate of speed and was last seen headed eastbound on the Beltline.  Investigation continuing.   

7) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 3:49 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to W Wilson St, reference a domestic disturbance between the victim (42-year-old WF) and her girlfriend/suspect (37-year-old WF).  The victim and suspect had been arguing all day and at one point the suspect grabbed the victim by the face.  Ultimately, the suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and conveyed to jail. 

8) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 5:51 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 5800 block of Raymond Rd, reference a domestic disturbance between the victim (30-year-old AF) and her husband/suspect (40-year-old AM).  Following a disagreement earlier in the day, the victim tried to leave the residence to create some space.  The suspect prevented her from leaving by blocking the door.  Once the victim was able to leave, the suspect began to consume copious amounts of alcohol.  Police were dispatched to the residence as a child was reporting that their father was unresponsive.  The suspect was transported to a local hospital for a medical evaluation and clearance, prior to being conveyed to jail for domestic-related charges of disorderly conduct and false imprisonment.  CPS was notified due to several children witnessing the domestic incident. 

9) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:03 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a West side residential address, reference a domestic disturbance between the victim (46-year-old AF) and her husband/suspect (34-year-old WM).  The suspect called 911 on himself reference his actions in response to drinking too much and then overreacting when believing his wife had damaged some of his prized property (action figures).  The suspect had wielded a log-splitting axe and after his wife had left the residence, he subsequently used the axe to destroy the TV, TV stand, laptop computer, and several other items in the house. The suspect then moved outside and smashed the family car, chopping off both side mirrors and eventually striking the windshield with such force that the axe became stuck.  When officers arrived, they found the axe embedded in the windshield of the car.  The damages eclipsed $5000.  Officers took the suspect into custody without incident.  The suspect was arrested for domestic-related charges of disorderly conduct and felony damage to property.  The suspect was conveyed to jail. 

10) EAST: Weapons Offense-Shots Fired – 11:53 p.m.  MPD officers were dispatched to the 4000 block of Claire Street regarding a Weapons Offense/Shots Fired into an occupied dwelling.  Multiple citizens, including a resident of the home impacted, called 911 to report shots fired.  The tenants, a 36-year-old AAM and a 41-year-old WF (who is pregnant), were sitting in their living room watching television when multiple shots were fired at and into their residence.  At least two bullets came through the picture window and traveled through the living room to a back wall. The male was hit with flying glass but was otherwise uninjured.  The female was not injured. Officers recovered evidence on scene and canvassed the area.  Incident Report completed on MPD's website.  Investigation continuing.

11) MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 12:53 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to McDonald's (1102 Regent St) regarding a disturbance complaint.  The suspect (36-year-old AAM) was outside acting aggressively, screaming loudly, and trying to punch the windows of the business.  Ultimately, the suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and trespass, and was subsequently taken to jail. 

12) NORTH: Check Person – 3:40 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 3500 block of Straubel St reference the caller reporting that her 36-year-old AAM husband was intoxicated, had fled from the apartment, and said that he was going to hurt himself.  Officers checked the area, however, could not locate the subject at this time.  ATL was aired.  Investigation continuing.

13) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 4:22 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to Columbus Ln for what was originally aired as a weapons violation.  The suspect (28-year-old WM) called 911 stating that his 27-year-old WF girlfriend (victim) was threatening suicide and that while trying to prevent her from leaving the apartment, she had tried to stab him.  The victim was able to leave the apartment and made contact with officers at a gas station.  After subsequent investigation, officers determined there was probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic-related charges of strangulation, false imprisonment, battery, and disorderly conduct.  The victim was transported to a local hospital for an FNE (Forensic Nurse Examiner) exam due to the strangulation.  The victim had been consuming alcohol but did not seem intoxicated or suicidal.  The victim also admitted to grabbing a knife in self-defense while trying to leave.  The suspect was conveyed to jail. 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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