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MPD Daily Significant Calls 07/11/2019 to 07/12/2019

July 12, 2019 9:05 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 07/11/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/12/2019, MPD received 601 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 601 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (109), East (108), Midtown (101), North (85), South (62), West (90), and Other (46).  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 7:45am until 3:00pm due to calls for service (7 hours and 15 minutes).

**Two first detail and two third detail holdovers occurred due to several conveyances to Winnebago. 


1) NORTH: Check Person – 3:29 a.m.  Officers responded to Trailsway to check the welfare of a subject (19-year-old WM) who was reportedly experiencing hallucinations and was hiding in a bathtub.  The subject was initially conveyed to a local hospital where he was voluntarily admitted.  The subject then decided he wanted to leave so officers took the subject into protective custody in order to explore an emergency detention.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject was subsequently conveyed to Winnebago at 11:00am. *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: Weapons Offense/Shots Fired – 6:57 a.m.  Officers responded to Naylor Circle for a 911 hang-up around 4:30 a.m. and made contact with a subject (54-year-old AAM) who stated everything was fine.  At 6:57 a.m. the same subject called 911 again stating he thought someone was in his home.  The subject/caller indicated he armed himself with a gun and fired multiple rounds out of his basement bedroom.   A total of 19 rounds were fired, some going through the walls, some shattering the glass door and some exiting the house via the garage.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  No injuries reported.  Incident report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

3) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 8:42 a.m.  Officers responded to N. Thompson Drive for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (46-year-old WF victim and 38-year-old UM suspect).  The subjects were engaged in a verbal argument which escalated when the suspect made threats toward the victim.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect, once located.  The suspect will be charged with domestic disorderly conduct.  Investigation continuing.     

4) NORTH: Disturbance – 9:56 a.m.  Officers responded to the 1600 block of Northport Drive for a disturbance between two subjects (20-year-old WF suspect and 22-year-old UM).  Contact was made with both subjects by officers.  The suspect attempted to leave the area in a vehicle but was stopped by officers.  The suspect was not cooperative and resisted officers.  The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail on domestic-related charges.  Investigation continuing. 

5) CENTRAL: Theft from Person – 10:14 a.m.  Officers responded to Capitol Center Market on N. Broom Street for a report of a theft.  The victim (97-year-old WF) exited the store and was approached by two suspects (AAMs) who initially asked her if she wanted to buy gift cards.  When the victim declined, the suspects asked if they could give her a hug.  The suspects ended up stealing items from the victim's handbag and fled on foot.  Incident report on MPD's website completed.  No injuries sustained.  One of the suspects (53-year-old AAM) was identified, located, arrested and conveyed to jail on charges of resisting (fled from officers), theft and a parole violation.  Second suspect at-large.  Investigation continuing.   

6) MIDTOWN: Found Child – 10:31 a.m.   Officers responded to the 2400 block of Allied Drive for a young child who was unattended.  The child (4-year-old HM) had been walking the street for over an hour per witnesses.  Areas checked for the parent of the child.  The child was subsequently placed in foster care around 2:30 p.m. when no parent was located.  Around 5:52 p.m., the mother called to report her child missing.  The mother advised that her older children were supposed to have been watching the 4-year-old.  Child Protective Services updated.  Investigation continuing.  

7) MIDTOWN: PNB/AED Response – 10:49 a.m.  Officers responded to a pulseless non-breathing subject (55-year-old WM) on N. Wingra Drive.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  The subject has a history of drug use.  Investigation continuing. 

8) NORTH: PNB/AED Response & Resisting – 12:15 p.m.  Officers responded to Portage Rd/Duke St for a minor crash that occurred when the driver/suspect (30-year-old WM) experienced an overdose while driving and bumped the vehicle in front of him.  MPD administered Naloxone to the suspect which revived him.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital where the suspect took off on foot.  K9 track conducted and the suspect was located and arrested.  Charges pending.  Incident report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.    

9) MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 12:26 p.m.  Officers responded to a Midtown district residence to check the welfare of a subject (82-year-old WM) who had not been heard from/seen in a week.  The subject was located deceased.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing.

10) EAST: Disturbance – 2:34 p.m.  Officers responded to East Towne Mall for a report of a disturbance between two subjects.  The suspect (21-year-old AAM) swung a tiki torch at the victim and also threw food trays and chairs.  The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail on charges of disorderly conduct while armed and criminal damage to property.   

11) CENTRAL: Check Person – 3:23 p.m.  Officers responded to the 400 block of W. Johnson Street to check the welfare of a subject (20-year-old AM) who could be heard screaming that someone was trying to kill him.  The subject was contacted and conveyed to a local hospital for what was originally a voluntary conveyance.  While at the hospital, the subject decided he no longer wanted to be cooperative.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject was legally taken into protective custody and an emergency detention will be sought.  Investigation continuing.      

12) WEST: Death Investigation – 7:55 p.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence for an unresponsive subject (53-year-old AAF).  Lifesaving measures were not successful.  The decedent has a history of medical concerns.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing. 

13) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 10:44 p.m.  Officers responded to Nakoosa Trail for a report of a wanted subject/suspect (30-year-old WM) in the area.  Officers arrived and attempted to make contact with the suspect who fled on foot.  The suspect was apprehended, arrested and conveyed to jail on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and an outstanding warrant.  Investigation continuing. 

14) MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 12:15 a.m.   Officers responded to N. Eau Claire Ave for a disturbance between two subjects.  The suspect (27-year-old AAF) and her friend were hanging out drinking when they got into an argument.  The suspect refused to leave the residence when asked by her friend.  The suspect grabbed and squeezed the victim's throat.  The suspect was arrested for strangulation.  Investigation continuing. 

15) EAST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 3:14 a.m.   Officers responded to S. Thompson Drive for a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (15-year-old AAF).  The juvenile is a frequent runaway.  No safety concerns for the juvenile identified.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.     

Posted by: Chief Koval

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