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MPD Daily Significant Calls 01/26/2019 to 01/27/2019

January 27, 2019 9:27 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 01/26/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/27/2019, MPD received 394 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 394 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (64), East (85), Midtown (67), North (41), South (43), West (58), and Other (36).  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". 

**Limited crash response city-wide beginning at 4:54 p.m. (1/26/2019) and ending at 3:46 a.m. (1/27/2019), due to crashes and slide-offs.

1) WEST: Death Investigation – 9:34 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to McDivitt Rd, reference a death investigation of a 58-year-old WF.  Nothing suspicious was noted and death appears to be medical-related.  Medical Examiner on scene. 

2) WEST: Sexual Assault – 2:10 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the West Police District lobby reference a 57-year-old WF complainant wishing to report that her cognitively/developmentally disabled adult daughter (WF) was sexually assaulted by the complainant's live-in boyfriend (69-year-old WM).  Officers contacted and arrested the suspect for the domestic-related charge of 2nd degree sexual assault.  Investigation continuing.  

3) NORTH: Child Abuse – 5:31 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Onsgard Rd reference a report of child abuse.  The suspect (49-year-old AAM) and the victim (17-year-old AAF) were engaged in a verbal argument until the suspect began punching the victim in the head with a closed fist.  The victim's sister pulled the suspect off of the victim and the victim subsequently called 911.  Officers arrested the suspect for physical abuse to a child and he was transported to jail.  Investigation continuing.

4) MIDTOWN: OMVWI Arrest – 6:02 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Drake St and West Shore Dr for a report of a 39-year-old WM passed out in the driver's seat of a vehicle.  Officers contacted the suspect and noted a strong odor of intoxicants.  The suspect failed standardized field sobriety tests and was subsequently arrested for OMVWI-3rd offense, as well as possession of narcotic and misdemeanor bail jumping.  He was transported to jail. 

5) WEST: OMVWI Arrest – 11:34 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a West side residential address regarding a vehicle that crashed into the front door of a house.  Upon arrival, officers contacted the driver/suspect (42-year-old WF) who was intoxicated and very upset.  The suspect had driven through a snowbank across the front yard, hit the porch, and them bumped the front door of the house.  There were no injuries to the driver or residents.  The suspect was ultimately arrested for OMVWI-1st offense and transported to Detox. 

6) EAST: Assist Dane County Sheriff – 1:26 a.m.  MPD assisted Dane County Sheriff's Office with a stolen vehicle investigation.  Subsequent development resulted in the vehicle crashing in Monona.  Two suspects fled the vehicle and an MPD K-9 unit was called upon to assist.  Investigation continuing. 

7) NORTH: Missing Adult – 3:16 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to Londonderry Dr for the report of a missing disabled 68-year-old WM.  A care worker went to check on the subject and saw that he was missing.  Also missing was the subject's walker, however, his coat was still in his room.  After several checks and searches, the subject was ultimately located at a local hospital.   

In light of the bleak weather conditions facing the City, I have opted to share an update we received from the National Weather Service (out of the Milwaukee/Sullivan office) as of 4:45 a.m. Sunday morning. 

Bottom Line Up Front
- A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect for southern Wisconsin until 9 AM.
- A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for all of southern Wisconsin this evening through Monday.   

- 6 to 14 inches of snow expected for the area.  The lowest amounts will be across SW WI and the higher amounts across east central WI.  The Monday morning commute will be significantly impacted by this storm.
- Temperatures falling into the single digits above and below zero Monday night will limit the effectiveness of road treatments.
- Wind gusts of 25 to 30 mph Monday and Tuesday afternoons will cause considerable blowing and drifting snow creating hazardous driving conditions well after the snow has ended.

- Subzero temperatures and very low wind chill values Tuesday through Friday.    
- Temperatures will fall below zero Monday night and will likely not rise above zero until Friday, especially away from Lake Michigan.  We haven't been this cold since 1996.
- Tuesday night through Wednesday night will be the coldest period.  Overnight lows are forecasted to be -20 to -30 with Wednesday daytime high only -10 to -15.
- These bitterly cold temperatures will combine with a 5 to 15 mph westerly breeze to produce minimum wind chill values of -35 to -50 Tuesday night through Thursday morning.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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