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MPD Daily Significant Calls 06/11/2019 to 06/12/2019

June 12, 2019 9:14 AM


Previous Month's (May, 2019) Crime/Incident Trends:

More stolen autos......36 stolen auto reports were received in May of 2019; this is a 33% increase from May of 2018 when we had 27 stolen auto reports.  Our community has experienced 186 stolen autos this year; which is a 17% increase from the same timeframe last year (159 from January-May 2018).   

Of the 36 stolen autos in May, 29 have been recovered.  We determined that 25 of the stolen vehicles had keys left in them or the keys were easily accessible.  Also, 6 of the stolen vehicles were unlocked and running at the time of the theft. 

Breakdown of the stolen autos per district in May:

  • North: 8
  • East: 10
  • West: 7
  • Central: 3
  • South: 3
  • Midtown: 5



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.

**Due to technical difficulties beyond our control, the total numbers of calls overnight could not be accessed.


From 6:00 a.m. on 06/11/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 06/12/2019, MPD received ______ 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 ____ calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (  ), East (  ), Midtown (  ), North (  ), South (  ), West (  ), and Other (  ).  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 9:55am-11:30am due to calls for service. 


1) CENTRAL: Check Person – 4:45 a.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a young child after a photo was observed on social media that was concerning.  Investigation was unable to substantiate a Madison connection.  The social media user was identified as residing in Milwaukee.  Milwaukee PD contacted with the information.  No further action deemed necessary by MPD officers.  *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) WEST: Weapons Offense – 6:04 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital after a subject/victim (42-year-old AAM) showed up with a minor gunshot wound (graze wound to the head which required stitches).  The victim had not contacted police himself.  The victim reported that he was injured inside his home on McKenna Blvd around 3:40 a.m.  Detectives do not believe there is a general danger to the community and that this was a targeted act of violence.  Incident report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.   

3) WEST: Drug Incident/Overdose – 9:22 a.m.  Officers responded to S. Gammon Road for a report of a pulseless non-breathing subject (43-year-old WM) in a vehicle.  The subject was revived and taken into custody after heroin was observed.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for a medical clearance.  The subject was subsequently transported to jail on charges of possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and two outstanding warrants. 

4) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 12:10 p.m.  Officers responded to E. Johnson Street for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (41-year-old AAF victim and 19-year-old AAF suspect).  The suspect is the victim's daughter.  The victim and suspect were engaged in a verbal argument, which then turned physical.  The victim sustained a dislocated shoulder and was conveyed to a local hospital.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property (domestic-related charges).     

5) NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 1:35 p.m.  Detectives observed a wanted suspect (17-year-old AAM) on Northport/Troy.  Additional officers arrived in the area to assist with making contact with the suspect.  The suspect took off on foot.  The suspect was apprehended without incident after a short pursuit.  The suspect was found to be in possession of marijuana.  The suspect was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to sell, resisting and outstanding warrants.   

6) NORTH: Road Rage – 3:08 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a road rage incident. The victim (UF) reported being almost struck by a vehicle as she left the Kwik Trip on E. Washington/Schmedeman.  The victim admitted to displaying her middle finger at the suspect(s)/suspect vehicle.  The victim advised that the passenger/suspect (AAM) displayed a handgun towards her.  The driver and passenger were both described as AAMs.  Investigation continuing. 

7) CENTRAL: Information – 6:50 p.m.  Officers responded to the 400 block of N. Frances Street for what was originally reported as a cold scene burglary, but later changed to an information report only.  The caller, who had been released from jail earlier in the day, returned home and found several items missing.  The items were likely removed by the caller's partner as she accessed the residence with her key.  No further action deemed necessary by the police.

8) EAST: Suspicious Person – 9:17 p.m.  Officers responded to the 3900 block of Dempsey Road for a report of two suspicious subjects (AAMs).  It was reported that one subject had a hood over his head and a second subject had a mask covering his face/carrying a gun.  The two subjects were scared off by the caller and ran into a nearby woods.  Officers arrived in the area and observed the subjects running.  A perimeter was established and a K9 track was conducted.  A bag with a gun and ammunition was located/recovered.  The handgun was found to be stolen.  The suspects were not located.  Investigation continuing. 

9) CENTRAL: Armed Robbery – 11:09 p.m.  Officers responded to 122 E. Gilman Street (Lakeshore Apartments) regarding an armed robbery/substantial battery.  The victim (32-year-old WM) was outside working on his vehicle when he was approached by a suspect (AAM) who brandished a firearm, "pistol whipped" the victim, took personal property from the victim and fled on foot.  Despite sustaining injuries, the victim gave chase to the suspect who ultimately got away.  Incident report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.                

Posted by: Chief Koval

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