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MPD Daily Significant Calls 05/25/2019 to 05/26/2019

May 26, 2019 11:14 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 05/25/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 05/26/2019, MPD received 564 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 564 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (114), East (105), Midtown (84), North (88), South (51), West (71), and Other (51).  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 North, East, and Central districts from 10:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. due to labor intensive recovered/stolen auto call.  Priority calls city-wide from 4:00 a.m. to 5:58 a.m. due to high call volume.**

1) EAST: Death Investigation – 6:44 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to an East side residential address reference a 52-year-old WM victim who was found deceased in his basement.  Victim was known to be in poor health.  No suspicious circumstances.  Medical Examiner on scene. 

2) EAST: Domestic Disturbance/Violation of Court Order – 11:09 a.m.  On the day prior (05/24/19), MPD had been dispatched to a domestic disturbance that occurred on Marsh Rd.  The victim of the domestic (36-year-old WF) reported that she had been battered by her 34-year-old boyfriend/suspect.  Victim had visible injury to her face and suspect could not be located at that time.  On 5/25/2019, the original investigating officer observed both the victim and suspect at the Kwik Trip on Buckeye Rd.  The two were contacted and probable cause was established to arrest the suspect for domestic-related battery.  The suspect had a restraining order against the 36-year-old WF and she was subsequently arrested for the restraining order violation.  Both suspects were conveyed to jail.    

3) SOUTH: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 11:26 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to a group home located on Traceway Dr reference a report of a 13-year-old WM subject with special needs who had fled from the facility and was seen entering the nearby woods.  MPD K-9 and UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System) resources were on the verge of deployment when the juvenile returned to the facility, saying he had been hiding in a trash can.     

4) CENTRAL: Check Person – 3:00 p.m.  A 28-year-old WM subject flagged down officers on State St and told them he was having suicidal/homicidal thoughts.  The subject was taken to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation. 

5) MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 4:13 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the Henry Vilas Zoo parking lot reference a report of a 27-year-old WM suspect being abusive to his wife and small child.  After subsequent investigation, the suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct due to addressing his son with profanity and pushing him in the back.  No injuries were observed to the child.  The suspect was conveyed to jail.  CPS notified.   

6) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 6:38 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to a Midtown residential address reference the caller requesting a check welfare on her 32-year-old AAM neighbor.  The caller reported that her neighbor had made suicidal statements and knew him to have access to a firearm.  Officers contacted the subject by phone and had him safely exit the residence.  He was taken into protective custody without incident and was transported to Detox.  It should be noted that a knife was recovered from the residence but there were no substantiated firearms.  Investigation continuing. 

7) EAST: Stolen Auto/Disturbance – 7:48 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to a report of a stolen auto that had occurred at the Howard Johnson Plaza (3841 E Washington Ave).  The vehicle had been in the possession of a 24-year-old AAF subject/complainant when it was believed to have been stolen by a juvenile acquaintance.  At approximately 10:00 p.m., the complainant had observed the stolen vehicle and was actively pursuing it throughout the North side.  Near the area of Monica Ln, multiple male occupants fled from the stolen vehicle and engaged in an argument with the female occupants of the pursuing vehicle.  The male suspects had left the scene prior to MPD arrival.  Investigation continuing.    

8) MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 12:41 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to Meriter Hospital (202 S Park St) reference a 39-year-old AAM suspect who was causing a disturbance.  The suspect had smoked crack and proceeded to Meriter Hospital where he slammed on the windows while screaming profanities.  The suspect was ultimately conveyed to jail on a disorderly conduct charge and a probation hold. 

9) NORTH: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 1:19 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to a North side residential address reference the caller reporting that his 15-year-old HF daughter had run away from home following an argument, taking the family's rabbit with her.  The caller believed the juvenile had gone to a friend's house.  Approximately an hour later, both the juvenile and rabbit returned home.  

10) MIDTOWN: Crash w/Injuries / Significant Exposure – 2:47 a.m.  Nearby MPD officers heard what was determined to be a rollover crash in the 4200 block of Nakoma Rd.  Officers arrived and found an intoxicated 22-year-old HF suspect trapped in a vehicle.  Area was checked for possible occupants that may have been ejected and none were located.  While attempting to investigate the crash, the suspect spit in the eyes and mouth of three officers which resulted in three significant exposures.  The suspect was transported to a local hospital and will ultimately be charged with OMVWI-1st offense as well as three counts of discharging bodily fluids at officers.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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