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MPD Daily Significant Calls 07/01/2019 to 07/02/2019

July 2, 2019 8:48 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 07/01/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/02/2019, MPD received 542 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 542 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (85), East (106), Midtown (71), North (102), South (67), West (73), and Other (38).  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 5:24pm-10:54pm due to calls for service.

1) MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 4:57 a.m.  Officers responded to Atticus Way for a 911 call from a female who was crying and saying she had been physically assaulted by her father.  A data search provided a potential address for the caller.  Officers responded and observed a female juvenile outside crying.  The juvenile got into a vehicle and the vehicle left the area.  Officers were unable to make contact with the vehicle/occupants.  No answer at the residence.  An officer was able to make sporadic phone contact with the juvenile who stated she was on her way to Chicago with her father.  The juvenile provided limited information.  Phone ping conducted.  The Dane County Sheriff's Office assisted with checking a gas station for the juvenile without success.  Wisconsin State Patrol notified.  Investigation continuing.  *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) EAST: Recovered/Stolen Auto – 9:23 a.m.  Officers responded to a storage lot regarding a stolen vehicle that had been towed in the middle of the night.  The vehicle was reported stolen from Fitchburg.  Fitchburg PD contacted. The vehicle was subsequently towed to MPD's vehicle impound lot.   Investigation continuing.    

3) CENTRAL: Stolen Auto – 10:47 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a stolen auto from W. Wilson Street.  The registered owner reported that the vehicle was stolen sometime near the end of June and that the keys were in the vehicle.  The vehicle was entered as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.    

4) NORTH: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 11:16 a.m.  Officers received a report that a victim (16-year-old AAF) disclosed that a known suspect/distant family member (18-year-old UM) grabbed her by the throat and attempted to kiss her.  Child Protective Services notified.  Investigation continuing.    

5) SOUTH: Check Person – 11:44 a.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject (57-year-old AAM).  The subject was located and taken into protective custody on S. Park Street.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The subject was subsequently conveyed to Winnebago.  Prior to the transport, the subject fought/resisted officers.  One officer was kicked and one officer received some scratches.  Charges may be forthcoming for the subject.  Investigation continuing. 

6) WEST: Disturbance – 12:17 p.m.  Officers responded to the 6400 block of Raymond Road for a disturbance between two subjects (16-year-old AAM suspect and 35-year-old AAF victim).  The suspect is the victim's son.  The suspect became upset, attempted to leave the residence and got into a physical disturbance with his mother who tried to stop him.  The suspect pushed and scratched his mother.  MPD Mental Health Officer plugged in.  The suspect was placed under protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Investigation continuing. 

7) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 12:38 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a subject (28-year-old AAF) who escaped from the psych ward.  Around 8:20 p.m. the subject was located on W. Mifflin Street, taken into protective custody and conveyed to Winnebago after a medical clearance was obtained.  The transport to Winnebago started around 12:25 a.m.  Investigation continuing.      

8) MIDTOWN: Information/Armed Robbery – 12:50 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery.  The victims (two 15-year-old AAMs) were waiting for a ride from a friend of an acquaintance.  The friend of the acquaintance (WM) and another subject (UM) arrived, pulled guns on the AAMs and demanded their backpack.  The suspects subsequently fled.  Investigation continuing.     

9) NORTH: Intoxicated Driver/Adult Arrested Person – 2:51 p.m.  A driver/suspect (31-year-old WF) almost struck a police squad near Anderson St/Pankratz.  A traffic stop was initiated and the suspect was observed nodding off.  An officer administered Naloxone to the suspect which revived her.  MFD transported the suspect to the hospital for an evaluation.  The suspect was subsequently arrested and conveyed to jail for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (3rd offense), possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and a probation hold.    

10) EAST: Juvenile Arrest – 2:53 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance at East Towne Mall.  The suspect (14-year-old AAF) physically assaulted a mall employee/victim (74-year-old WF).  The suspect fled on foot but was apprehended by officers.  The suspect was arrested, conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center and charged with felony battery, obstructing and threats to law enforcement.  Investigation continuing.    

11) CENTRAL: Missing Child – 4:53 p.m.  Officers received a report that a 5-year-old child got out of his mother's vehicle while she was stopped in traffic at E. Washington/Blair Street and could not be located.  The child was brought to the North Police District by a passerby who had come across the child and picked him up.  The child was not injured.  Child Protective Services notified.  Investigation continuing. 

12) EAST: Check Person – 4:54 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject (33-year-old AAF).  The subject was located at her east side residence and taken into protective custody.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where she was voluntarily admitted.  The subject was left in the care of medical staff.  No further action deemed necessary by officers.    

13) NORTH: Drug Incident/Overdose – 6:16 p.m.  An off-duty officer came across a subject (59-year-old WM) experiencing an overdose.  The officer performed CCR until MFD arrived and could administer Naloxone.  A second subject (21-year-old WM), who is the son of the 59-year-old, admitted to using heroin and indicated he was overdosing.  Both subjects were transported to a local hospital for a medical clearance.  Charges pending.  Investigation continuing.    

14) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 7:33 p.m.  Officers responded to an east side residence for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (61-year-old WF victim and 60-year-old WF suspect).  The victim reported that the suspect pushed her and swung at her.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for pre-existing medical concerns.  Probable cause was developed to charge/arrest the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct.  The suspect was admitted to the hospital.  Once released, the suspect will be arrested and conveyed to jail.  Investigation continuing.      

15) WEST: Civil Dispute – 11:30 p.m.  Officers responded to Park Heights Court for a child custody dispute/civil matter.  The involved parties were advised that they would need to go to court to get a placement agreement in place.  No further action deemed necessary by the officers.    

16) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 2:22 a.m.  Officers responded to a 911 disconnect call at an east side residence.  A domestic disturbance between two subjects (51-year-old WM victim and 48-year-old WF suspect) was determined to have occurred.  Probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect for domestic battery.  The suspect was conveyed to jail.    

Posted by: Chief Koval

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