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MPD Daily Significant Calls 06/23/2019 to 06/24/2019

June 24, 2019 9:04 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 06/23/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 06/24/2019, MPD received 413 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 413 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (78), East (91), Midtown (66), North (53), South (34), West (51), and Other (40).  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". 

**Two 5th detail officers and one 3rd detail officer held over on overtime to cover 1st detail beats.

**Two 1st detail officers held over on overtime to cover 2nd and 3rd detail staffing shortages.

1) CENTRAL: Fraud/Identity Theft – 7:00 a.m.  Officers responded to a business on State Street where a victim (21-year-old AAM) confronted a suspect (32-year-old WM) who had "found" his wallet and used his credit card.  The suspect was contacted and arrested for identity theft.  The victim's wallet was recovered.   

2) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:50 a.m.  Officers responded to Swanton Road for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (19-year-old AAF victim and 48-year-old AAM suspect).  The victim is the suspect's daughter.  The victim and suspect got into an argument about a missing TV remote.  The victim locked herself in the bedroom.  The suspect broke down the door.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct. 

3) EAST: Intoxicated Driver/Adult Arrested Person – 11:54 a.m.  Officers responded to N. Stoughton Road/Hwy 30 for a crash.  A driver/suspect (34-year-old WM) swerved to avoid a vehicle that allegedly made some sort of maneuver in front of him, and crashed into a light pole.  The suspect was found to be intoxicated.  No injuries reported.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and cited for several traffic violations.      

4) MIDTOWN: Drug Incident/Investigation – 1:51 p.m.  Officers conducted a stop of a subject/suspect (36-year-old AAM) on Verona Road for suspicion of drug activity.  The suspect had 3 bags of marijuana on him.  The suspect was cooperative with officers and reported a gun was in his vehicle.  The suspect was arrested for possession of marijuana and felon in possession of a firearm.

5) MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 4:17 p.m.  Officers responded to Atticus Way for a domestic disturbance between three subjects (28-year-old WM suspect,  48-year-old WF victim and 27-year-old WF victim).  Saturday night the suspect, who was drunk, got into an argument with his sister/victim.  The sister left the residence and when she returned Sunday morning, the suspect confronted her and their roommate with a high-powered pellet rifle.  The roommate recorded the incident and later turned it over to police.  In the recording, the suspect could be heard asking his sister if she was "ready" and told her to "catch" followed by a loud noise.  The sister/victim could be heard screaming and crying.  The pellet gun was not loaded, but it still made a loud noise.  The suspect was arrested for two counts of domestic disorderly conduct.  The pellet gun was confiscated.  Investigation continuing.     

6) WEST: Disturbance – 4:24 p.m.  Officers met with two subjects (27-year-old AAM and 30-year-old WM) for a reported disturbance.  The AAM is the WM's caretaker.  The subjects went golfing together and during their outing the WM said something racist to the AAM.  The AAM attempted to hit the WM.  The AAM sustained a bloody nose during the incident.  Both subjects were cited for disorderly conduct for their role in the incident.  Investigation continuing.

7) WEST: Disturbance/Check Welfare – 11:29 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to what was originally reported as a domestic disturbance on East Pass.  It was reported that one of the subject's (28-year-old WM) was suicidal and had access to an AR-15 and a handgun.  Attempts were made to make contact with the subject but he was not located.  Investigation continuing.          

8) MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary/Stolen Auto – 1:46 a.m.  Officers responded to a Midtown district residence where a suspect entered the home through an unlocked door and stole a purse, keys and vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.    

Posted by: Chief Koval

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