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MPD Daily Significant Calls 07/03/2019 to 07/04/2019

July 4, 2019 10:26 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 07/03/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/04/2019, MPD received 578 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 578 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (107), East (112), Midtown (96), North (100), South (64), West (74), and Other (25).  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 city-wide from 9:17 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. due to extensive street flooding on the North, East, Central, and South sides of the city where officers were kept busy blocking off flooded lanes of traffic.** 

1) NORTH: Intoxicated Driver/Adult Arrested Person – 9:13 a.m.   An officer was approached by a subject at the Kwik Trip on N. Third Street who was concerned about a driver/suspect (33-year-old WM) parked in the lot.  The vehicle/suspect started to move and the officer conducted a stop.  The suspect was found to be under the influence.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (1st offense) and conveyed to jail as there was no responsible adult to release him to.  

2) NORTH: Crash with Injuries – 9:31 a.m.  Officers responded to Packers Ave/Manley Street for a motor vehicle vs. motorcycle crash.  The driver of the motor vehicle (58-year-old AAM) turned onto Manley Street from Packers Avenue and struck a motorcyclist/driver (59-year-old WM).  The motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  Lane closures occurred for about two hours while the incident was investigated/processed.  Incident report on MPD's website completed.  Charges may be forthcoming.  Investigation continuing.   

3) WEST: Crash/Property Damage – 10:40 a.m.  Officers responded to a crash on High Point Road/Snowmist Trail.  The driver (53-year-old WF) was travelling northbound on High Point Road when she went across the median, hit a tree and continued across the opposing lanes of traffic.  Investigation continuing.    

4) CENTRAL: Indecent Exposure/Check Person – 10:41 a.m.  Officers responded to the 800 block of E. Washington Avenue for a subject/suspect (AAM) who exposed himself to the caller/victim (26-year-old WF).  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Officers are attempting to locate/review video evidence in the area to be able to identify and make contact with the suspect.  Investigation continuing.   

5) NORTH: Conveyance-Mental Health – 12:50 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to Lakeview Branch Library (2845 N Sherman Ave) reference a 65-year-old WM subject who had called Journey and began making homicidal statements.  Officers responded and took the subject into protective custody without incident.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation where it was determined that an emergency detention would be pursued.  The subject was subsequently transported to Winnebago Mental Health. 

6) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 1:02 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to a North side residential address, reference a domestic disturbance.  An argument ensued between the suspect (66-year-old WM) and his son (37-year-old WM) when the son had returned home from jail.  During the argument, the suspect threatened to slap his son's girlfriend/victim (27-year-old WF), who also resides at the address.  Ultimately, officers arrested the suspect and conveyed him to jail for domestic-related disorderly conduct.

7) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 3:06 p.m.  An MPD officer was assigned follow-up to a self-report reference a witnessed battery in a moving vehicle that occurred on 7/2/2019 near Fish Hatchery Rd and W Beltline Hwy.  The officer was able to identify both subjects and eventually contacted the victim (33-year-old WF).  The victim had initially denied being battered by her boyfriend/suspect (30-year-old WM), however, as she was being booked into jail on a probation hold, disclosed injuries from the battery.  Probable cause exists to arrest the suspect for the domestic-related charges of disorderly conduct, battery, and substantial battery.  Investigation continuing.   

8) WEST: Recovered/Stolen Outside Agency – 3:17 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to Grand Canyon Dr, reference multiple teenagers fleeing from a crashed Ford Focus before then leaving the area in a Toyota Corolla.  The Ford Focus was reported stolen out of Waunakee.  The registered owner was contacted and the vehicle was turned over to Waunakee PD.  Investigation continuing.
 
9) EAST: Check Person – 3:35 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to an East side residential address, reference the report of a 30-year-old WM subject who had fallen from a tree during a suicide attempt.  The subject was transported to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation and medical clearance. 

10) EAST: Weapons Offense-Person with a Gun – 4:32 p.m.  A caller reported an AAM subject sitting in the front passenger seat of a vehicle, waving what appeared to be a black handgun at other vehicles while traveling northbound on Stoughton Rd near E. Broadway.  Multiple officers set up in the area but were unable to locate the vehicle.  Investigation continuing.

11) NORTH: Battery – 6:55 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to the intersection of Wright St and Anderson St reference a battery.  The victim (40-year-old WF) was in a vehicle traveling with her boyfriend when her boyfriend's niece (AAF) entered the vehicle and began punching the victim.  The victim decided to exit the vehicle while it was on Wright St, traveling at a low speed.  In doing so, the victim struck her head on the pavement, suffering a cut to her head.  No other reported injuries.  The victim was uncooperative with the investigation and the suspect has not been identified at this time.  Investigation continuing.  

12) EAST: Crash-Property Damage – 9:17 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to a motor vehicle vs light pole crash at the intersection of Milwaukee St and N Stoughton Rd.  The driver/suspect (34-year-old WM) admitted to using heroin.  Following a medical clearance, the suspect was transported to jail for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (4th offense) as well as two counts of felony bail jumping. 
 
13) WEST: Damage to Property – 10:48 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to Mayo Dr, reference the report of damage to property.  A father and his 17-year-old AAM son were engaged in a verbal argument while driving to the son's residence.  After arriving at Mayo Dr, the son/suspect, in his anger, punched the back window of the car and broke it.  The vehicle owner (58-year-old WF) wished to pursue charges against the suspect.  The suspect was cited for damage to property and released. 

14) NORTH: Information/Weapons Offense – 3:30 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to Independence Ln, reference the report of a home invasion.  A 60-year-old HF victim and her 23-year-old HM son/victim were asleep in their apartment when they awoke to the sounds of breaking glass.  Two unknown male suspects made entry and ordered both victims to the ground, with one of the suspects using a pistol to strike the male victim's head.  The suspects asked the victims about the location of money and eventually left the apartment without taking any items.  The male victim was transported to a local hospital to be treated for injuries.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.

15) SOUTH: Weapons Offense/Arrested Person – 5:52 a.m.  MPD was sent to the 2100 block of S. Park Street regarding a stabbing.  Evidence obtained at the scene reflects that a suspect (51-year-old AAF) used a box cutter to slash and cut the victim (31-year-old AAF).  Victim sustained minor injuries, including a cut which required stitches above her eye.  Suspect was located and arrested by officers a short distance from the scene of the assault.  Suspect was transported to jail on charges of first degree recklessly endangering safety, battery, disorderly conduct, and a probation hold.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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