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MPD Daily Significant Calls 02/11/2019 to 02/12/2019

February 12, 2019 7:43 AM

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January 2019 Crime Summary – Thefts from Autos:

There were 67 reported thefts from auto incidents in January (2019).  This represents a 6% decrease from January 2018 when there were 71 reports made.  For the first month of the last 5 years, we have experienced an average of 87 thefts from auto incidents citywide.  The 67 reported incidents from January has resulted in a 23% decrease from where we have typically been when compared to the past 5 years.   

Breakdown of incidents per district:

West: 10

Midtown: 10

South: 7

Central: 10

North: 9

East: 21

How entry was made to the vehicles:

  • 12 cases involved force being used to enter the vehicle
  • 19 cases involved the vehicle being unlocked
  • 19 cases involved no force used to enter the vehicle (unknown how entry was made as registered owner believes the vehicle was locked and no forced entry was located)

* The provided stats are based upon the best data available at the time of publication. 


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 02/11/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 02/12/2019, MPD received 428 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 428 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (76), East (79), Midtown (80), North (62), South (50), West (59), and Other (22).  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 7:15pm-8:35pm due to calls for service/weather.

**Priority calls from 10:14pm-1:16am due to calls for service/weather. 

**Limited crash response. 

1) SOUTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 7:41 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital to convey a subject (27-year-old AF) to Winnebago under a Chapter 51/Emergency Detention order.  Two MPD officers transported the subject. 

2) CENTRAL: Mental Health Conveyance – 10:00 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital for a subject (26-year-old WM) in need of a transport to Winnebago for a Chapter 51 return order.  Transport pending.  Investigation continuing.     

3) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 12:02 p.m.  Officers responded to Kipling Drive for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (20-year-old AAF victim and 26-year-old AAM suspect).  The subjects have a child-in-common.  The victim dropped off their child at the suspect's residence when an argument ensued.  The suspect grabbed the victim by the hair and punched her several times.  The victim sustained visible injuries.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Once located, the suspect will be charged with disorderly conduct, battery and intimidation of a victim (all domestic-related charges).  Investigation continuing.        

4) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:29 p.m.  Officers responded to an east side residence for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (39-year-old WM victim and 29-year-old WF suspect).  The suspect threatened the victim with a knife.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct while armed.  **The suspect came back to the residence after being released from jail and violated the 72-hour no contact order.  The suspect was re-contacted, arrested and conveyed back to jail.    

5) NORTH: Check Person – 4:05 p.m.  Officers responded to Northport Drive where a juvenile (14-year-old AAF) ran away from her foster home during a meeting with her caseworker.  The juvenile returned before officers arrived.  The juvenile requested to be taken to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Officers assisted with the transport.   Investigation continuing.        

6) CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 5:21 p.m.  Officers responded to a central district residence to check the welfare of a subject (74-year-old WM).  Entry was made to check on the subject.  The subject was located deceased.  Nothing suspicious was observed on scene.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing.

7) WEST: Mental Health Conveyance – 6:51 p.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence to check the welfare of a subject (32-year-old WF).  The subject was placed under protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject is under a Chapter 51 commitment order.  The subject was ultimately released back to her home with a safety plan in place.  No further action deemed necessary by the police.      

8) MIDTOWN: Drug Incident/Overdose – 8:19 p.m.  Officers responded to a Midtown district residence regarding a subject (34-year-old WF) experiencing an overdose.  This was the second overdose in two days for the subject.  MPD administered Naloxone which revived the subject.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  Investigation continuing.   

9) CENTRAL: Residential Burglary – 9:39 p.m.  Officers responded to the 500 block of N. Frances St for a report of 4-5 juveniles (AAMs) roaming hallways of an apartment complex.  It was reported that a backpack was missing and the group of juveniles was confronted by residents.  The juveniles fled on foot and are at-large.  A backpack with electronics was determined to be missing.  Investigation continuing. 

10) MIDTOWN: Missing Adult – 10:28 p.m.  Officers received a report of a missing adult (28-year-old NAM) with mental health concerns.  The subject has a history of running away.  Attempt to locate aired.  Investigation continuing. 

11) NORTH: Robbery – 10:43 p.m.  Officers responded to the Capitol Petro convenience store at 2702 E. Washington Ave for a report of a robbery.  The suspect (AAM) entered the store, demanded cash and threatened to shoot the store clerk (no weapon was displayed).  The suspect fled on foot with cash.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.         

Posted by: Chief Koval

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