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MPD Daily Significant Calls 06/14/2019 to 06/15/2019

June 15, 2019 10:11 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 06/14/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 06/15/2019, MPD received 592 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 592 calls for service for the past 24 hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (117), East (112), Midtown (96), North (95), South (59), West (76), and Other (37).  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."

1) NORTH: Check Person – 7:41 a.m.  Officers responded to Coolidge St for a return of a missing/runaway juvenile (13-year-old AAF). The juvenile left home on Wednesday night and came home Friday morning.  The mother contacted the police and officers responded.  The mother of the juvenile questioned the juvenile as to her whereabouts and the juvenile made some statements about being sexually assaulted.  The juvenile denied the allegations when officers arrived and stated she made up the story because she was mad at her mom.  No further action deemed necessary by officers.     

2) CENTRAL: Property Found – 9:15 a.m.  Officers responded to James Madison Park after a loaded handgun clip was located.  The magazine was recovered and property tagged.  Investigation continuing.     

3) EAST: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 9:15 a.m.  Officers received a report of a possible child sexual assault case.  The victim (10-year-old WM) reportedly disclosed that his mother's ex-boyfriend/suspect (UM) inappropriately touched him.  It was discovered that there is a current child custody dispute taking place that involves the child.  Attempts are being made to identify the mother of the child and where she resides.  Child Protective Services notified.  Investigation continuing.     

4) EAST: Crash/Property Damage – 10:48 a.m.  Officers responded to a vehicle vs. power pole crash on Swanton Rd/Milwaukee St.  The driver (71-year-old HF) attempted to make a wide right-turn after being stopped, and when she tried to correct she ended up travelling over the curb and colliding with a power pole.  The power pole snapped in half.  The intersection was shut down.  MG&E responded.  No injuries were reported.  The driver was cited for operating without a license and deviating from a lane.    

5) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 2:38 pm.  An argument broke out at a residence in the 4700 block of E Washington Ave during which the suspect (38-year-old AAF) bit the victim (57-year-old AAM) on the arm.  The suspect was charged with domestic battery and taken to jail.  Investigation continuing.

6) CENTRAL: Traffic Crash – 4:03 pm.  The suspect vehicle was on E Main St attempting to cross S Blair St when it struck a vehicle on S Blair St and caused it to roll.  A total of five vehicles were involved.  The driver/suspect (27-year-old AAF) was cited for failure to yield right of way, operating after suspended and driving without a valid license.  Investigation continuing.

7) WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 6:17 pm.  While in the 6800 block of Schroeder Rd, an officer observed a subject/suspect (18-year-old AAM) for whom there was an active warrant for his arrest for 1st degree sexual assault of a child.  The officer arrested the suspect without incident and transported him to jail.  Investigation continuing.

8) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 11:10 pm.  A subject (19-year-old UF) was taken to the hospital with concerns for her welfare.  While at the hospital the subject attempted to harm herself and was placed in protective custody.  Investigation continuing.

9) CENTRAL: OMVWI – 12:24 am.  Officers observed the suspect vehicle traveling the wrong way on State St and initiated a traffic stop.  The driver/suspect (26-year-old AAM) was arrested for OMVWI 2nd offense.  Investigation continuing.

10) SOUTH: Disturbance – 1:45 am.  Officers responded to St Mary's Hospital, 700 S Park St, for a report of a suspect (25-year-old AAF) who had battered a nurse and then fled the scene on foot.  Officers located the suspect nearby and attempted contact.  The suspect became combative and was taken to jail on charges of battery to emergency medical care provider, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.  Investigation continuing.

11) EAST: Weapons Offense – 2:37 am.  A caller to 911 reported observing someone shooting a gun from an SUV and hearing 3 to 4 shots fired near the intersection of Cottage Grove Rd and Dempsey Rd.  Officers responded to the area and located four casings in the street.  There were no reports of injuries or property damage at this time.  Investigation continuing.


Posted by: Chief Koval

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