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MPD Daily Significant Calls 03/16/2019 to 03/17/2019

March 17, 2019 11:35 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 03/16/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 03/17/2019, MPD received 477 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 477 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (93), East (112), Midtown (77), North (71), South (39), West (66), and Other (19).  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". 

1) CENTRAL: OMVWI Arrest – 6:31 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to W Mifflin St reference a vehicle that had been observed hitting a parked car and then entering a nearby parking lot.  Upon officers' arrival, the vehicle was seen pulling out of the parking lot and was subsequently stopped.  Ultimately, the driver/suspect was arrested for OMVWI-2nd offense.  Three parked cars had been struck.  Investigation continuing.   

2) NORTH: Information/Missing Juvenile/Found Person/Recovered Stolen Auto – 6:34 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the North Police District lobby to make contact with a 41-year-old AAF subject/victim wishing to report that her 16-year-old AAF daughter had taken her vehicle (without consent) on the previous night while they were near Kenosha.  The mother had since located the vehicle on the West side of Madison.  Officers responded to the West side address, belonging to a friend of the daughter, and located the runaway juvenile inside the residence, as well as recovered the stolen auto.  Investigation continuing.       

3) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 9:23 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of W Main St, reference a 24-year-old AAF and a 21-year-old WM who were throwing each other's property out of the window.  Officers investigated and determined that there was no probable cause stemming from the disturbance, however, a data check showed the 21-year-old WM had no-contact bail conditions stemming from a previous domestic disturbance between the two.  The suspect had initially fled but was eventually taken into custody and arrested for bail jumping and resisting. 

4) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 10:38 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the psych unit at a local hospital reference a 62-year-old WM subject who was reportedly threatening staff and other patients.  Journey Mental Health evaluated the subject and supported an emergency detention.  The subject was subsequently conveyed to Winnebago Mental Health.    

5) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:50 p.m.  MPD responded to a residence on Old Sauk Rd after the reporting party had received a text message from the victim (26-year-old AAF) saying she needed help and to send the police.  When officers arrived, the victim provided limited information about the suspect but did indicate that she had been strangled.  Officers were later able to identify the suspect as a 23-year-old AAM who lives with the victim.  The suspect is at large but there is probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic-related charges of strangulation, disorderly conduct, and an outstanding warrant.  Investigation continuing.

6) SOUTH: Disturbance – 2:22 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Moorland Rd, reference a 25-year-old AAF suspect who had intentionally discharged OC spray at a 24-year-old AAF victim.  Investigation revealed that the victim had arrived at the suspect's residence and demanded that the suspect watch her children (4-years-old and 9-months-old).  Apparently, the victim had been using the suspect as a free baby-sitting service and the suspect was not happy about this.  The suspect subsequently sprayed OC at the victim as she turned to walk away.  Both children had irritated eyes as officers arrived on-scene.  The suspect was issued a misdemeanor citation for discharge of OC.  CPS was notified of the incident.  Investigation continuing.      

7) EAST: Battery – 2:36 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Vernon Ave, reference a battery complaint.  The victim (53-year-old WF) reported that the suspect (55-year-old WF) came to her home and attacked her, causing an orbital bone fracture.  The suspect was not on scene when MPD arrived and her current whereabouts are unknown.  There is probable cause to arrest the suspect for substantial battery and bail jumping.  Investigation continuing.

8) MIDTOWN: Violation of Court Order – 2:52 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a Midtown residential address reference a possible violation of a court order.  The victim (25-year-old WM) is a petitioner for a restraining order against the suspect (23-year-old WF).  The victim's roommate observed that the suspect was repeatedly driving past the residence and subsequently notified MPD.  Officers were eventually able to make contact with the suspect who denied being in the area and claimed to be on the East side of the city for the entire afternoon.  Pending further investigation, there is no probable cause for an arrest at this time.  Investigation continuing.     

9) NORTH: Recovered/Stolen Auto – 3:42 p.m.  MPD North units located a stolen auto, unoccupied, outside of an address on Wright St.  Marijuana and an unloaded firearm were located inside the vehicle.  Investigation continuing.

10) WEST: Information/Child Neglect – 3:52 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a West side apartment complex, reference a resident who had found a child in diapers, outside and alone.  The door to an apartment was open and a total of three children (ages 6, 2, and 2-months-old) were left alone inside.  While on scene, the mother/suspect returned and indicated that she had stepped out briefly to go to a nearby convenience store.  After CPS was contacted, a determination was made that the children would be allowed to remain with their mother, particularly since the children's father had also returned home.  The suspect was ordered in for a court date in the future, for potential charges of child neglect.  Investigation continuing.
11) MIDTOWN: Disturbance-Unwanted Person – 4:12 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Allied Dr reference a disturbance.  The suspect (20-year-old HM) showed up at a residence, intoxicated, and wished to speak with a female subject who resided there.  When officers arrived, the suspect was confrontational and resisted officers.  The suspect was arrested for trespass and resisting arrest, and was subsequently conveyed to jail.  

12) WEST: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 8:32 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the report of two missing juvenile brothers (17-year-old AAM and 15-year-old AAM) who were last seen on Odana Rd the previous night.  According to parents, the juveniles were supposed to walk home, but had not returned.  ATL was aired and both juveniles were entered into NCIC.  Investigation continuing.  
13) CENTRAL: Entry into a Locked Building – 11:42 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a restaurant on W Wilson St, reference a trespass complaint.  The suspect (20-year-old AAM) is employed by the restaurant and uses an app that advances his earned pay for the day (which is based on GPS tracking).  The restaurant closed but the suspect remained in the building to trick the app's GPS into thinking he was still working.  Apparently, the suspect employed a steak knife to gain entry into a locked 3rd floor office to stay even further undetected.  Another employee (42-year-old WM) entered the office to get caught up on some work and observed the suspect in the office.  This complainant then called police.  At this point, it does not appear that anything was taken.  The suspect was subsequently arrested for entry into a locked building and was subsequently conveyed to jail. 
14) MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 12:20 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of Whitney Way, reference a domestic disturbance between the victim (30-year-old WF) and the suspect (42-year-old AAM).  The suspect had gone outside to smoke and his girlfriend/victim locked him out of the residence.  Officers assisted in knocking on the residence, however, there was no response.  The suspect agreed to sleep elsewhere and officers left the scene.  The suspect later changed his mind and forced entry to the residence.  Both the victim and suspect claimed to be battered by each other but there was no evidence to support either claim. Ultimately, the suspect was arrested for domestic-related disorderly conduct and was subsequently conveyed to jail.  
15) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 3:48 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to Fisher St reference the victim (19-year-old AF) wanting the suspect (21-year-old WM) to leave her apartment because she felt threatened by him.  Officers contacted the victim who reported that the suspect (her ex-fiancée) had physically assaulted her in December and had choked her in January.  The suspect had been exhibiting stalking behavior since January and an MPD stalking letter was issued.  The suspect was arrested for domestic-related charges of battery and disorderly conduct from the previous two incidents.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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