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 01/22/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/23/2019, MPD received 401 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 401 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (64), East (83), Midtown (69), North (55), South (44), West (51), and Other (35). 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 3:04pm-8:33pm due to calls for service.
**Limited crash-response between 10:30pm-3:00am due to the weather/calls for service.
1) CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 5:36 a.m. Officers responded to a report of a deceased subject (38-year-old AAM). Nothing suspicious observed on scene. Medical Examiner's office responded. Investigation continuing. *This was a late call that did not make the previous 24-hour cycle call notes due to officers being involved at the scene and reports from the field were not yet typed.
2) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 7:22 a.m. Officers responded to an east side residence for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (41-year-old AAF victim and 41-year-old AAM suspect), which occurred over the weekend. It was reported that the suspect slapped the victim, threw her to the ground and would not let her leave the residence. It was also reported that the suspect strangled the victim. The victim reported stabbing the suspect in self-defense. Probable cause was developed for the suspect, who is at-large. Once located, the suspect will be arrested for strangulation, substantial battery, false imprisonment, disorderly conduct and bail jumping (domestic-related charges). Investigation continuing.
3) WEST: Stolen Auto – 7:28 a.m. Officers responded to Struck St for a report of a stolen vehicle (left running, unlocked and unoccupied). Attempt to locate aired. The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.
4) WEST: Stolen Auto – 7:31 a.m. Officers responded to a report of a stolen auto from a west side residence. The vehicle was spotted by an officer near West Towne Mall. The vehicle stopped and two occupants fled on foot. The vehicle, which was not put into park, rolled into another vehicle. One of the occupants/suspects (15-year-old WM) was apprehended. The suspect was taken to the Juvenile Reception Center and charged with operating a motor vehicle without consent (OMVWOC) and resisting. Second occupant/suspect at-large. Investigation continuing.
5) EAST: Crash/Hit-and-Run – 10:40 a.m. Officers responded to Hwy 30/Stoughton Rd for a crash/hit-and-run. The driver/victim (53-year-old WM) was turning onto Hwy 30 when it was struck by a vehicle/driver that went through a red light. Two subjects (AAMs) from the suspect vehicle got out of the vehicle, entered another vehicle nearby and left the scene. The suspect vehicle was called in as stolen about ten minutes after the crash. Investigation continuing.
6) NORTH: Disturbance – 12:21 p.m. Officers responded to a business in the 4300 block of E. Washington Ave for a subject/suspect (28-year-old AAM) causing a disturbance. The suspect punched an employee/victim (33-year-old WM) before fleeing. Suspect at-large. Once located, the suspect will be charged with battery, disorderly conduct, felony bail jumping and outstanding warrants. Investigation continuing.
7) WEST: Disturbance – 1:09 p.m. Officers responded to Jacobs Way for a subject (14-year-old AAF) acting out and causing a disturbance. The subject threatened others, including punching her caretaker. MPD Mental Health Officer plugged in. The subject was transported to a local hospital and will subsequently be conveyed to Winnebago on an emergency detention order. The subject became aggressive and caused a major disturbance with officers and hospital staff when she was notified that Winnebago was the destination. The transport is on-hold, pending weather considerations. Investigation continuing.
8) MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 2:13 p.m. Officers responded to Memorial High School for a disturbance. It was reported that two subjects/suspects (two 17-year-old AAMs) were "play fighting". The "play fight" subsequently escalated to a real fight. A victim (17-year-old AAM) sustained visible injuries and required stitches, as a result of the fight. After an investigation took place and video evidence was reviewed, one of the suspects was charged with disorderly conduct and substantial battery. The other suspect was cited with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and released. Investigation continuing.
9) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 2:45 p.m. Officers responded to the 2600 block of Park St for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (67-year-old WM victim and 17-year-old AAM suspect). The suspect became upset with his father/victim, armed himself with a scissors and threatened his father. The victim was not injured. The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct while armed.
10) MIDTOWN: Armed Robbery – 4:38 p.m. Officers responded to the Associated Bank at 5521 Odana Rd for a report of a robbery. Two suspects (AAMs) walked into the bank, ordered everyone to the floor, demanded cash and fled on foot with cash. One of the suspect's was armed with a gun. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.
11) NORTH: Hit-and-Run – 9:33 p.m. Officers were travelling outbound down Pennsylvania Ave when a vehicle/driver (27-year-old WM) pulled out from 3rd Street at a high rate of speed and struck the squad car. The vehicle/suspect fled the scene. The vehicle/suspect was located later in the evening on Melvin Court/Ridgeway Avenue. The suspect was arrested for hit-and-run, possession of drug paraphernalia and carrying a concealed weapon (knife). The suspect was also arrested on several outstanding warrants. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.
12) EAST: Armed Robbery – 10:18 p.m. Officers responded to Annamark Drive and spoke with a victim (55-year-old WM) who reported an attempted robbery. The victim explained that as he was outside, a suspect (WM) approached him asking for change. The victim did not provide any money to the suspect. The suspect struck the victim in the head and sprayed him with OC. The suspect fled in a vehicle. Investigation continuing.
13) SOUTH: Disturbance – 11:29 p.m. Officers responded to the 1100 block of Moorland Rd for what was originally dispatched as a shots fired call. Officers spoke with a 25-year-old AAF who was not very cooperative. It was discovered that another subject (AAF), came to the home of the 25-year-old AAF and was banging on the door. It was reported that MPD was called because there were concerns that the door was going to be knocked down. No suspect on scene. No confirmation/evidence of shots fired. Investigation continuing.
14) NORTH: Attempt to Locate/Adult Arrested Person – 12:32 a.m. Officers responded to Manufacturers Drive as it was believed that a wanted suspect (68-year-old WM) was at the location. The suspect was wanted for homicide out of Sauk County. Officers responded to the area, located the suspect and took him into custody without incident. Sauk County Sheriff's Office issued a press release on this situation.