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 04/19/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 04/20/2019, MPD received 537 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 537 calls for service for the past 24 hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (104), East (102), Midtown (76), North (78), South (52), West (73), and Other (52). 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 2:10am until 6:00am due to calls for service.
1) WEST: Check Person – 7:42 am. Employees at a west side grocery store contacted police regarding a co-worker (22-year-old AAF) who told them she was going to commit suicide. Officers responded and conveyed the subject to a local hospital for an evaluation. The subject was placed in protective custody and conveyed to Winnebago Mental Health Institute (WMHI).
2) CENTRAL: Fight Call – 8:43 am. Officers responded to the 600 block of State St for a report of two males fighting in the street. One suspect (28-year-old WM) was cited for disorderly conduct and bail jumping. The second suspect (27-year-old WM) was cited for disorderly conduct. Neither suspect sustained significant injuries. Investigation continuing.
3) EAST: Traffic Crash – 2:56 pm. A subject (25-year-old WM) was riding his motorcycle southbound on Fair Oaks Ave. A second subject (55-year-old WM) was driving a minivan northbound on Fair Oaks and made a left turn in front of the motorcycle driver, causing a collision. The driver of the motorcycle received minor injuries. The driver of the minivan was cited for failure to yield while making a left turn. Investigation continuing.
4) EAST: Assist EMS/Fire – 3:58 pm. Family members found the subject (79-year-old AAM) pulseless and not breathing in their residence. The subject was transported to the hospital where he passed away. The subject had a lengthy medical history and there was nothing suspicious.
5) EAST: Substantial Battery – 4:50 pm. A victim (58-year-old WM) reported being confronted at his residence on Vernon Ave by four suspects (three unidentified WMs and a 43-year-old HF) who accused the victim of stealing items. The suspects left the residence, only to return later to batter the victim and then drag him outside to a rear parking lot where a witness observed the male suspects flee in their vehicles and the female suspect leave on foot. The victim sustained multiple contusions to his head and face and other parts of his body, as well as road rash. Probable cause was developed to charge all suspects with substantial battery, attempted kidnapping, burglary, and criminal damage to property. Investigation continuing.
6) MIDTOWN: OMVWI – 5:41 pm. After causing two minor crashes, the suspect (49-year-old WM) was pulled over by officers in a traffic stop near US Hwy 12 and Verona Rd. The suspect was arrested for OMVWI 8th offense. Investigation continuing.
7) CENTRAL: Drug Overdose – 6:18 pm. Officers responded to the corner of E Johnson St and Blount St where one suspect (40-year-old WF) was down on the sidewalk pulseless and not breathing. A second suspect (59-year-old AAF) was also found down on the sidewalk but still breathing. MFD administered naloxone to the WF suspect who was revived. Both suspects were cited for possession of heroin. Investigation continuing.
8) SOUTH: Battery – 6:28 pm. Officers responded to Tellurian detox at 2914 Industrial Dr where a suspect (53-year-old HM) hit a nurse and another patient. Given that the suspect was no longer intoxicated, the suspect was arrested for battery and disorderly conduct and taken to jail. Investigation continuing.
9) WEST: Weapons Offense Person W/ Gun – 8:06 pm. A victim (32-year-old AM) was driving eastbound on the beltline when he observed the suspect vehicle behind him driving erratically at a high rate of speed. The suspect vehicle then passed in between the victim vehicle and the vehicle traveling in the lane next to it. When the two vehicles were side by side, the suspect pointed a gun at the victim. The suspect vehicle exited the beltline at Mineral Point Rd. Officers later identified the suspect (24-year-old AAM) who was arrested for 2nd degree reckless endangering safety. Investigation continuing. Incident report completed on MPD website.
10) WEST: Domestic Disturbance/Fight Call – 9:19 pm. An argument between three siblings broke out in the 1000 block of McKenna Blvd. The suspect (21-year-old AAF) struck both of her brothers/victims (16- and 18-year-old AAMs), causing minor visible injuries to their faces. The suspect was arrested for physical abuse of a child and domestic disorderly conduct. The victims were cited for resisting/obstructing officers. Investigation continuing.
11) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 11:55 pm. An MPD parking enforcement officer observed a suspect (24-year-old WM) attempting to park in the 400 block of N Frances. The PEO informed the suspect he would receive a parking ticket if he did so. The suspect began arguing with the PEO while she was taking a photo of his vehicle and hit her arm to try to knock the phone out of her hand. The suspect was cited for disorderly conduct and driving with no headlights, and was issued a parking ticket. Investigation continuing.
12) SOUTH: Stolen Auto – 12:40 am. A victim (66-year-old WF) reported her vehicle stolen from her residence in the 3000 block of Grandview Blvd. Investigation continuing.
13) CENTRAL: OMVWI – 1:54 am. The suspect (30-year-old AAM) struck an occupied vehicle near the intersection of W Gorham St and Wisconsin Ave and continued heading eastbound until crashing into a tree and building near Third St. The suspect exited the vehicle and attempted to flee but was apprehended by officers and transported to the hospital. The suspect received multiple traffic citations and was charged with eluding and resisting officers, OMVWI 3rd offense, operating while revoked, and hit and run. Investigation continuing.
14) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense Person W/ Gun – 2:12 am. Officers responded to a residence in the 600 block of E Johnson St where a victim (20-year-old AAM) had been shot. The individuals present at the time of the shooting all knew each other and officers made contact with all parties involved. Investigation continuing. Incident report completed on MPD website.
15) MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 4:43 am. Officers responded to several areas between the 5200 block of Odana Rd and as far south as Schroeder Rd for multiple reports of shots fired. Officers did not locate any evidence and there are no reported injuries at this time. Investigation continuing. Incident report completed on MPD website.