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MPD Daily Significant Calls 06/01/2019 to 06/02/2019

June 2, 2019 11:33 AM

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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 06/01/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 06/02/2019, 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 (123), East (107), Midtown (69), North (85), South (51), West (83), and Other (46).  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 only from 6:16 p.m. to 8:51 p.m. for the North, East, and Central Districts and from 8:51 p.m. to 10:57 p.m. City-wide due to high volume of calls.

1) CENTRAL: Crash/Hit and Run/Arrested Person – 5:39 a.m.  During an unrelated, separate traffic stop, an officer heard a vehicle crash into an unoccupied parked vehicle in the 1000 block of E. Johnson St. The suspect vehicle fled from the scene, and the officer pursued. When contact was able to be made, the suspect (21 year-old AAM) refused to follow commands. He was eventually detained through deployment of an electronic control device (ECD). The suspect was subsequently arrested and conveyed to jail on charges of resisting and OMVWI (1st), as well as multiple traffic citations.*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) SOUTH: Burglary Non-Residential – 7:58 a.m.  A 54 year-old AAM suspect entered an unlocked business on S. Park St. and stole three laptops. An MPD officer identified the suspect from video, and the suspect was subsequently arrested and conveyed to jail on a burglary charge.

3) NORTH: Assist DCI/Adult Arrested Person – 8:15 a.m.  Officers responded to the 2400 block of E. Washington Ave. for a suspect (50 year-old AAM) who was wanted on stalking charges by the Department of Justice/DCI. The suspect had stalked a female for up to 20 years. The suspect threatened the female, and MPD officers were requested to make contact. The suspect was arrested and subsequently conveyed to jail.

4) SOUTH: Robbery Strong Armed – 9:28 a.m.  An officer was contacted at the 2100 block of Fisher St. by a victim (52 year-old AAM) who claimed that he had been robbed. The victim had an obvious scrape to his facial area. The victim further stated that he was approached in Penn Park by two male suspects who pushed him down and stole his wallet. Video cameras will be reviewed. Investigation continuing.

5) MIDTOWN: Check Property – 1:06 p.m.  Officers responded to reports of a suspiciously behaving subject (AAM) who was asking strange and provocative questions and had displayed a swastika tattoo around a residential house of worship/temple in the 1400 block of Mound St. Efforts will be undertaken to identify and check the welfare of this individual, once video is obtained. Investigation continuing.

6) SOUTH: Theft of Dog – 2:16 p.m.  A victim (31 year-old AAM) reported his dog as missing from his residence on Sunfish Ct. A neighbor had observed a suspect (17 year-old AAM) walking by with the dog, but neither dog nor suspect were found when a search of the suspect's residence was conducted. Investigation continuing. 

7) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 5:15 p.m.  Two suspects (48 year-old AAM and 42 year-old AAM) were reportedly using steel poles, wooden stakes, and electrical cords to fight one another in the street near James Madison Park, 614 E. Gorham St. Contact was made by MPD when the two suspects chased each other to the area of E. Dayton St. and N. Blount St. After reviewing video and talking with witnesses, both subjects were arrested and conveyed to jail for charges of disorderly conduct while armed.

8) EAST: Found Person – 5:42 p.m.  Officers were dispatched for reports of a two year-old UF who was found running alone on Rosemary Ave. Her family was initially unable to be located, and she was taken by Child Protective Services to a foster home. It was later learned that the child had left her residence while being watched by an older sibling. The family is currently working with CPS to reunite with the child. Investigation continuing.

9) EAST: Assist Wisconsin State Patrol – 5:45 p.m.  Officers responded to an east side residence/Great Gray Dr. for a report of individuals who were injured from a vehicle crash. Through investigation, it was found that two of the individuals (20 year-old AAM and 19 year-old AAM) were suspects in a rollover crash on the interstate. Wisconsin State Patrol also responded as a follow-up for the rollover crash.  The 19 year-old suspect was found to have a warrant for disorderly conduct. This suspect initially gave false identification and resisted arrest. He was subsequently detained for his warrant, as well as charges of obstructing, resisting, and misdemeanor bail jumping. As officers attempted to effect the arrest of the 19 year-old, a large crowd formed, hostile to the officers. Officers called for backup and quickly removed the arrested party from the area. The 20 year-old suspect was detained by Wisconsin State Patrol. Both suspects were conveyed to a local hospital for their injuries and medical clearances. Investigation continuing.

10) WEST: Traffic Incident/Adult Arrested Persons – 8:23 p.m.  An officer on routine patrol spotted a vehicle on Verona Rd. containing a suspect (24 year-old AAM) who was wanted on previous disorderly conduct and bail jumping charges. Another occupant/suspect (32 year-old AAM) of the vehicle was found to have four warrants for his arrest. The 32 year-old suspect initially gave false identification and was charged with resisting/obstructing an officer. A third occupant/suspect (19 year-old AAM) of the vehicle was also found to have a probation warrant. All three suspects were arrested and conveyed to jail for their respective warrants and charges.

11) NORTH: Assist MFD – 1:50 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to Visions, 3554 E. Washington Ave., for a subject (51 year-old WM) who was pulseless and not breathing. A nurse on scene administered CPR, and MFD revived the subject with naloxone. There were indications of drug use, but no paraphernalia was found. No charges were filed at this time. Investigation continuing.

12) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 2:35 a.m.  Officers responded to the intersection of State St. and W. Gilman St. for a fight. The suspect (28 year-old WM) had been yelling insults and challenging several people. The suspect attempted to punch one victim (21 year-old AAM), resulting in a brief struggle. When contact was made with the suspect, he resisted arrest. The suspect was detained and conveyed to jail on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting. Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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