Previous Month's (May, 2019) Crime/Incident Trends:
The final data from May for us to review is theft from autos. There was an 8% decrease in theft from autos from May 2018 (79) to May 2019 (73). Our community has experienced 324 reported thefts from autos through the end of May. This is a 25% decrease when compared to the average over the past 5 years (433 theft from autos was the average during the months of January-May over the past 5 years).
How vehicles were entered:
- 8 of the cases involved some sort of force used to enter the vehicle
- 25 of the cases involved the vehicle's door(s) being unlocked
- 35 of the cases involved no force was used (unknown how entry was made as registered owner believes the vehicle was locked and no damage was discovered to the vehicle)
Breakdown of the theft from autos per district in May:
- West: 12
- Midtown: 19
- South: 6
- Central: 10
- North: 11
- East: 15
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 06/12/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 06/13/2019, MPD received 421 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 421 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (82), East (101), Midtown (71), North (56), South (45), West (39), and Other (27). 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 2:50pm-3:30pm due to calls for service.
**Two officers had to be held over from 3rd detail in order to complete the emergency detention (#3 below).
1) NORTH: Assist – 9:27 a.m. Officers were requested to assist with a conveyance of a subject (70-year-old WF) from her north side residence to a local hospital for necessary medical care. The subject was picked up, conveyed to the hospital for treatment and then returned home. No further action deemed necessary by officers.
2) WEST: Adult Arrested Subject/Intoxicated Driver – 9:53 a.m. Officers responded to a clinic on Mineral Point Road for a report of an intoxicated driver/suspect (71-year-old WM). Officers arrived and located the suspect and vehicle. The vehicle was up on a curb and still running. The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
3) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 11:47 a.m. Officers responded to S. Park Street for a subject (62-year-old WM) in need of a Chapter 51 (mental health) return to Winnebago. This call started around 11:47 a.m. The subject was ready for transport around 6:30 p.m. Two officers were out of service on this call for approximately 12 hours.
4) SOUTH: Drug Incident/Overdose – 1:09 p.m. Officers responded to the Kwik Trip on W. Broadway for a subject/suspect (27-year-old WM) experiencing an overdose. The suspect's 7-year-old child was observed wandering the store for about 45 minutes. The child's father was located unconscious in the restroom. MFD also responded. The suspect was revived with Naloxone. The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. The child's mother took custody of the child. Child Protective Services notified.
5) CENTRAL: Check Person/Protective Custody – 2:30 p.m. Officers responded to a parking ramp on N. Carroll Street to check the welfare of a subject (33-year-old WM). It was reported that the subject, who was intoxicated, was sitting on the ledge of the parking ramp (6th floor). Officers arrive and help coordinate resources (MFD, MPD Mental Health Officer, negotiator, etc.). The subject was ultimately taken into protective custody safely. The subject was conveyed to detox. Investigation continuing.
6) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 2:53 p.m. Officers responded to Vernon Ave/Cottage Grove Road for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (27-year-old AAM victim and 31-year-old AAF suspect). The suspect chased the victim around in a parking lot, grabbed a hammer and smashed a vehicle's window. The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct. Investigation continuing.
7) EAST: Drug incident/Overdose – 9:18 p.m. Officers responded to the McDonald's on E. Washington Avenue for a subject/suspect (54-year-old AAM) experiencing an overdose. The suspect was revived and admitted to ingesting heroin. A search incident to arrest revealed heroin. The suspect was arrested and transported to a local hospital for a medical clearance. The suspect was subsequently conveyed to jail on charges of possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and an outstanding warrant.
8) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 11:12 p.m. An officer observed a subject/suspect (52-year-old WM) in the 500 block of State Street who was aggressing on another individual in the street and the suspect then took a swing at the subject. The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct.
9) EAST: Fight Call – 12:14 a.m. Officers responded to the 100 block of Milky Way for a report of 4-5 people fighting. The subjects scattered as officers arrived in the area. Two subjects were contacted; one denied any knowledge of a disturbance and the other refused to identify themselves. No reports/evidence of injuries. Investigation continuing.
10) CENTRAL: Fight Call – 12:35 a.m. Officers responded to State St/W. Gilman Street for a report of a fight in progress. A victim (31-year-old AAF) attempted to intervene and break up the fight. The suspect (30-year-old WF) physically assaulted the victim. The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail for battery.
11) CENTRAL: Battery – 12:36 a.m. Officers responded to a parking ramp on N. Frances Street for two parking attendants/victims (59-year-old WF and 22-year-old WF) who reported being battered by the suspect (32-year-old AAF). The suspect returned to the parking ramp, with several friends, after a night of drinking. The suspect's friend, who was intoxicated, broke the parking boom at the lot. The group was described as being very unruly, loud and boisterous so the parking attendants/victims contacted security. The suspect confronted the victims, knocked a cell phone out of one of theirs hand and physically assaulted them. The suspect fled in a vehicle. An officer located the suspect at home, but while the officer waited for back-up, the suspect took off at a high-rate of speed. A vehicle pursuit was not initiated. Once located, the suspect will be charged/arrested for battery (2 counts) and disorderly conduct. Investigation continuing.
12) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 1:23 a.m. An officer observed a subject/suspect (39-year-old WM) in an establishment on State Street causing a disturbance. Officers made contact with the suspect who refused to leave the premises and was not cooperative. The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and conveyed to jail.
13) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 4:49 a.m. Officers responded to N. Butler Street for a report of a domestic disturbance. The caller reported hearing crashes, yelling and sounds of a disturbance. Probable cause was developed to arrest a 43-year-old UM. Investigation continuing. **Reports were not accessible for this case at the time of this writing to provide more details on the incident/involved parties.