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 07/09/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/10/2019, MPD received 527 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 527 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (91), East (98), Midtown (87), North (92), South (51), West (63), and Other (45). 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 2:46pm-3:31pm due to calls for service.
**Priority calls only from 7:21pm-8:42pm due to calls for service.
***One third detail officer held over due to staffing shortages (this also left a downtown beat vacant from 2am-4am due to the staffing shortages and an emergency detention run to Winnebago which took two officers out of the City).
1) SOUTH: Theft from Auto – 5:18 a.m. Officers responded to Kent Lane for a report of a theft from auto. The registered owner/victim (26-year-old WM) observed the center console in his locked vehicle open and discovered that his gun was missing. 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) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 6:54 a.m. Officers responded to the 6700 block of Schroeder Road for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (24-year-old AAM victim and 27-year-old AAM suspect). The female subject called police stating that her boyfriend had pulled a gun on her. Officers arrived and made contact with the male subject who did have a gun in his backpack. The male subject was fully cooperative with officers. The explanations provided by the male and female subjects were quite different from one another. A witness observed the two subjects and their observations contradicted what the female subject stated occurred. The female subject was determined to be the primary aggressor and she was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety (all domestic-related charges). The male subject was arrested and charged with felon in possession of a firearm, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
3) EAST: Stolen Auto – 8:27 a.m. Officers responded to Brandenburg Way for a report of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was stolen from an open garage and had the keys inside of it. Attempt to locate aired. The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.
4) NORTH: Stolen Auto – 8:44 a.m. Officers responded to the 1600 block of S. Stoughton Road for a report of a stolen vehicle. The keys were left in the vehicle. Attempt to locate aired. The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.
5) MIDTOWN: Information/Suspicious Person – 8:49 a.m. Officers responded to a report of a suspicious person (WM). A juvenile (12-year-old WF) was walking home from the pool in the Hill Farms Park area when she noticed a vehicle following her. The juvenile was able to quickly find her father who attempted contact with the driver. The driver of the vehicle left the area immediately. No additional incidents have been reported related to this vehicle. Incident report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.
6) EAST: Armed Robbery – 10:17 a.m. Officers responded to an armed robbery at the U.S. Bank at 6401 Cottage Grove Road. The suspect (HM) entered the bank, displayed a weapon and demanded money. The suspect fled on foot with cash. Incident report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.
7) MIDTOWN: Crash with Injuries – 11:21 a.m. Officers responded to Raymond Road/Reetz Road for a motor vehicle vs. bicycle crash. The driver of the vehicle (20-year-old AAF) was travelling eastbound on Raymond Road and the bicyclist (42-year-old HM) was riding the same direction in the bike lane. The bicyclist signaled with his left hand and crossed all lanes when he was struck by the female subject/driver. The driver was cited for operating without a license (2nd offense) and no insurance/registration. The bicyclist was cited for unsafe deviation from a traffic lane. No serious injuries were sustained, however the bicyclist was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/treatment.
8) CENTRAL: Trespassing/Adult Arrested Person – 1:04 p.m. Officers responded to 600 Williamson Street for a subject/suspect (28-year-old WM) who refused to leave the premises when asked by staff. The suspect was not cooperative with officers. The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with trespassing.
9) CENTRAL: Battery – 1:42 p.m. After a suspect (21-year-old AAF) was cited for trespassing in the 100 block of State Street, the suspect walked away and physically assaulted an innocent bystander/victim (42-year-old WF). The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with battery, disorderly conduct, misdemeanor bail jumping (4 counts) and felony bail jumping (3 counts).
10) SOUTH: Crash with Injuries – 2:34 p.m. Officers responded to a multi-vehicle crash on the Beltline (eastbound) at Seminole Hwy. Witnesses observed a driver/suspect (60-year-old WM) make a sharp lane change in front of a landscaping truck which caused the truck to hit another vehicle. The vehicle that was struck/pushed by the landscaping truck then hit another vehicle and finally crashed into the cement median. The suspect sustained a broken neck and was conveyed to a local hospital. The suspect was subsequently arrested/cited for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense). No other injuries were sustained by other involved subjects.
11) SOUTH: Information/Suspicious Person – 4:00 p.m. Officers received a report of a suspicious person from two juvenile females. The incident was reported on Wednesday but took place on Tuesday. As the juveniles were walking home on Cypress Way, a male (unknown race) sitting in a vehicle asked the girls if they wanted a ride. The juveniles ignored the male and walked home. Incident report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.
12) EAST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 5:50 p.m. Officers responded to an east side residence for a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (15-year-old WF). The juvenile left home on Monday after getting into a verbal argument with her mother. No safety concerns identified for the juvenile. Attempts to contact the juvenile were unsuccessful. Attempt to locate aired. Areas checked. The juvenile was entered as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.
13) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 6:15 p.m. Officers responded to W. Doty Street for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (26-year-old WF victim and 25-year-old HM suspect). The victim reported being punched and dragged by her boyfriend/suspect. The victim had visible injuries. The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with battery and disorderly conduct (domestic-related charges).
14) NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 7:23 p.m. An officer observed a wanted suspect and his girlfriend on N. Stoughton Road. Both subjects fled on foot when they observed the officer. The male suspect (WM) was not apprehended. The female suspect (30-year-old WF) was caught, arrested and charged with obstructing. Investigation continuing.
15) WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 9:42 p.m. Officers responded to a west side residence for a disturbance that involved a 28-year-old WM suspect. The caller advised that the suspect was drinking (against his bail conditions) and was being verbally disruptive. The suspect was contacted and arrested for bail jumping.
16) EAST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 11:33 p.m. Officers responded to S. Thompson Drive for a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (15-year-old AAF). The juvenile has a history of running away. No safety concerns identified. Attempt to locate aired. The juvenile was entered as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.
17) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 12:15 a.m. Officers responded to Waunona Woods Court for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (58-year-old WF victim and 71-year-old AAM suspect). The victim reported that her on-again/off-again boyfriend/suspect was causing a disturbance. The victim advised that the suspect armed himself with a gun, which scared her. The suspect prevented the victim from calling the police and refused to leave her home. The suspect was contacted, arrested and conveyed to jail on charges of disorderly conduct while armed, intimidation of a victim and possession of drug paraphernalia.
18) CENTRAL: Non-Residential Burglary – 12:43 a.m. Officers responded to the 1300 block of Williamson St for a possible burglary due to an alarm being activated. Officers observed a cut lock leading to the back of the business. It does not appear that any items were stolen from the business at this time. Investigation continuing.
19) MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 3:21 a.m. Officers responded to a local hospital and met with a victim (22-year-old WM) who reported being physically assaulted by his roommates. The victim reported being dragged out of his home and struck all over his body by his roommates. There were some minor visible injuries observed on the victim. Attempts were made to make contact with the roommates at the residence but there was no answer. One of the roommates was contacted via phone but he did not cooperate with officers. Investigation continuing.