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MPD Daily Significant Calls 04/13/2019 to 04/14/2019

April 14, 2019 11:44 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 04/13/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 04/14/2019, MPD received 418 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 418 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (87), East (85), Midtown (65), North (38), South (39), West (65), and Other (39).  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 for East district from 5:45 p.m. to 7:56 p.m. and from 8:40 p.m. to 11:44 p.m.   Priority calls for West, Midtown, and South districts from 7:43 p.m. to 8:40 p.m.  City-wide priority calls from 2:40 a.m. to 4:30 a.m.  

1) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 5:34 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to a physical domestic disturbance in the 3300 block of E Washington Ave between the victim (27-year-old WF) and her boyfriend/suspect (30-year-old WM) who reside together.  When officers arrived, they observed the victim with scratches to her face and neck.  Officers also observed damage to a door in the residence.  The suspect was subsequently arrested and transported to jail for domestic-related charges of battery and criminal damage to property.  *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) NORTH: Death Investigation – 6:46 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to a death investigation at a North side residential address.  The victim (78-year-old WM) was found deceased in his chair.  Nothing suspicious noted and death appeared to be medical-related.  Medical Examiner on scene.

3) EAST: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 8:52 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to a report of a missing 16-year-old AAM juvenile, who resides at an East side residential address.  The juvenile's mother reported that her son has been missing since Friday.  Juvenile has been entered into NCIC and an ATL was aired. 

4) EAST: Death Investigation – 9:21 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to Rethke Ave, reference a death investigation.  The victim (74-year-old WM), who had no permanent address, was spending the night at a friend's residence and was found unresponsive in the morning.  MFD/EMS arrived and found the subject deceased.  Nothing suspicious noted at this time, and death appeared to be medical-related.  Medical Examiner on scene.

5) EAST: OMVWI Arrest – 9:51 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to the YMCA East (711 Cottage Grove Rd), reference a 34-year-old AAF suspect who appeared intoxicated after having driven to the address with her three children.  The suspect denied being intoxicated but had a PBT result above 0.2.  The suspect was arrested for OMVWI-1st offense with a minor less than 16 years of age, and was subsequently released to her husband following a blood draw.     

6) MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 11:45 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to a Midtown residential address reference the report of a residential burglary.  Between 4:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., an unidentified suspect entered the residence via an unlocked rear sliding door and stole two laptops (belonging to a 21-year-old WF victim and 22-year-old WF victim).  K-9 track was performed.  Investigation continuing.  

7) EAST: Disturbance/Adult Arrested Person – 3:43 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to Woodman's (3817 Milwaukee St), reference a 66-year-old AAM who was in a dispute with staff over a refund.  The suspect was very animated on scene and resisted officers.  In the course of being assisted into a squad, the suspect spit on the face of an officer.  The suspect was transported to jail on charges of discharging bodily fluids, resisting, and disorderly conduct.   

8) NORTH: Suspicious Vehicle – 5:10 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to Waxwing Ln for a report of two subjects asleep in a running van.  The arriving officer observed that the vehicle was still in drive, the engine was running, and both subjects appeared to be asleep.  As the officer tried to check the welfare of the female front seat passenger, the driver/suspect (35-year-old WM) came to.  After being instructed to put the vehicle in park, the suspect driver decided to take off.  Estimated speed of the van down Waxwing was 80 mph.  Officers did not pursue as the suspect was positively identified.  The suspect has an active warrant and probable cause exists to arrest the suspect for reckless endangering safety and fleeing from an officer.  Investigation continuing.

9) EAST: Accident with Injuries – 5:42 p.m.  Multiple calls reported a roll-over crash in the southbound lanes of Stoughton Rd at Hwy 30.  The victim vehicle was stopped in the rightmost lane of the left turn lanes, preparing to go east on Hwy 30.  The suspect vehicle, operated by a 33-year-old WF suspect, was in the same lane and traveling approximately 40 to 45 mph when it swerved, clipped the victim vehicle, and rolled.  The suspect had minor injuries and did not pass standardized field sobriety tests (SFSTs).  The suspect was arrested for OMVWI-1st offense, and was subsequently released to a responsible party.  

10) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 6:12 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to a mental health treatment center in the 700 block of W Main St, reference an 18-year-old AAF subject who had fled the facility.  The subject, an out-of-county resident, had been brought to the facility a few days prior by her social worker.  Good Samaritans contacted the subject at a bridge near Park St and Spring St as she was attempting to jump off.  Officers were able to place the subject into protective custody and transported her to a local hospital for evaluation.  Officers stood by with the subject until placement was resolved, as there had been complications due to her out-of-county residency.         

11) NORTH: Preserve the Peace – 6:30 p.m.  MPD monitored counter protesters occurring at the Planned Parenthood on Orin Rd at 6:30 p.m.  Both groups in opposition to one another maintained appropriate respect for demonstrating their views.  The protests ended at approximately 7:45 p.m.   

12) MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 7:33 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to the BP on Mohawk Dr reference someone trying to stab another person.  Subsequent investigation revealed that the store clerk/suspect (34-year-old MEM) had confronted a 36-year-old AAM suspect who has committed retail thefts at this store in the past.  On today's date, the clerk observed the suspect actively committing a retail theft and confronted the suspect with a pair of scissors, demanding that the suspect stop stealing.  Once officers arrived and concluded their investigation, the suspect was cited and released for municipal retail theft, and the clerk was cited for municipal disorderly conduct.  Investigation continuing.

13) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 8:13 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to an East side residential address, reference the victim (60-year-old WF) reporting that her 32-year-old WM son was suicidal, intoxicated, and pointing a rifle at himself.  While officers were setting up on the residence, the son/suspect called dispatch and claimed his mother was lying.  After subsequent investigation, the suspect was arrested for domestic-related disorderly conduct while armed.  
14) NORTH: Weapons Offense – 12:49 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to a weapons offense on Hanover St, reference the sound of gunshots and a broken vehicle window.  Officers arrived and observed a car that sustained a spider web cracked windshield, apparently the result from a discharged pellet gun as there was a discarded CO2 cartridge found nearby.  An 18-year-old WM and his 15-year-old WM brother were contacted on scene and provided little information to officers.  Investigation continuing.  

15) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 1:32 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to Schlimgen Ave, reference a domestic disturbance between a 60-year-old WF victim and a 68-year-old WM suspect/ex-husband.  The suspect had been staying the night and was very intoxicated.  The suspect took most of his clothes off, broke the victim's property, as well as yelled at the victim.  The suspect was arrested and transported to jail for domestic-related charges of disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property. 

16) SOUTH: Death Investigation – 1:43 a.m.  MPD and MFD/EMS were dispatched to Moorland Rd, reference a 27-year-old AAM who was pulseless and non-breathing.   When officers arrived, they observed the victim bleeding from the nose and eyes.  The victim was reportedly going in and out of consciousness as he was drinking with friends.  The victim was transported to a local hospital by MFD/EMS where he was pronounced.  Medical Examiner on scene.  Investigation continuing.  

17) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 2:39 a.m.  Stoughton PD contacted MPD after coming into contact with a 27-year-old WM victim who reported being attacked and stabbed while at a party in Madison.  The victim was unfamiliar with the Central district and could provide little information on suspects or a scene location, except within a block or two of State St.  The victim suffered a minor stab wound to the right bicep.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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