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 3/28/2019 through 6:00 a. m. on 3/29/2019, MPD received 427 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 427 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (82), East (73), Midtown (74), North (70), South (45), West (57), and Other (26). 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: Substantial Battery – 3:48 a.m. Officers took an initial report from a victim (48-year-old AAM) who stated that he was approached from behind by a male unknown to him in the 200 block of W Mifflin St. and struck in the face with a brick; causing substantial injuries. After further investigation and review of city cameras, it was discovered that the victim lied about his identity and also about the events that led to his injuries. The victim will remain at the hospital for ongoing treatment. Investigation continuing.
2) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 8:43 a.m. Officers responded to a local hospital take a report from a victim (29-year-old WM) who stated he was forced to stay with acquaintances/suspects (36-year-old WM and 30-year-old WM) and use drugs for a number of days before returning home. Investigation continuing.
3) WEST: Residential Burglary – 9:30 a.m. Officers were dispatched for a report of a residential burglary. The victim's (20-year-old WM) father passed away leaving him many guns. While the victim was at work, an unknown person(s) entered his home and stole a number of the guns. No suspect information at this time. Investigation continuing.
4) WEST: Information/Child Custody Dispute – 10:00 a.m. Officers responded after a woman (21-year-old AAF) called police to report she had not received her child back from the child's father (20-year-old AAM) after a visitation. Officers attempted numerous times to meet the woman in person to assist her. Eventually officers were able to contact the woman, who reported she had her child back. DCHS was contacted.
5) NORTH – Death Investigation – 10:59 a.m. Officers responded to a residence on Menomonie Ln after a woman called to report her brother (57-year-old WM) deceased. The subject had a history of medical issues. The Medical Examiner's Office responded.
6) EAST: PNB/AED Response – 2:20 p.m. Officers were dispatched to East Towne Blvd reference an overdose. An MPD officer arrived and delivered a dose of Naloxone to the subject (37-year-old WF). The victim received another dose of Naloxone from MFD and was revived. The subject was arrested for a warrant, Bail Jumping and Possession of Heroin. Investigation continuing.
7) EAST: Sex Offense Miscellaneous – 5:11 p.m. Officers responded for a report that an unknown male suspect used a cell phone to attempt to record a 14-year-old female using the bathroom at a retail store in the 2000 block of Zeier Rd. After being confronted by the 14-year-old's mother, the suspect then fled to a gray sedan and left the area. Investigation continuing.
8) EAST: Assist EMS/Fire – 6:10 p.m. Officers were called to assist MFD with a gas leak at Nakoosa Trl/Walsh Rd. Officers helped direct traffic and cleared the scene once MG&E arrived.
9) CENTRAL: Battery – 12:06 a.m. An officer observed a fight occurring in the 300 block of Gorham St. Upon making contact with the combatants, one suspect (21-year-old WM) ran from police but was caught nearby and arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Resisting. The second suspect (22-year-old Hispanic male) tried to pull away from officers and was also arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Resisting. Investigation continuing.
10) NORTH – Drug Incident/Overdose – 12:08 a.m. Officers responded to the 4700 block of Hayes Rd after a man found his wife (59-year-old WF) pulseless/non-breathing. MFD administered Naloxone and the subject was revived. The subject admitted to heroin use and was directed to the MARI program. Investigation continuing.
11) CENTRAL: Sexual Assault – 1:17 a.m. Officers responded to take a report of a sexual assault that occurred in the 500 block State St. The victim (22-year-old WF) was approached by the suspect (53-year-old UM) who made inappropriate sexual contact with the victim. Officers subsequently observed the suspect in the area and arrested him on charges of 4th degree sexual assault. Investigation continuing.