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MPD Daily Significant Calls 07/12/2019 to 07/13/2019

July 13, 2019 8:10 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 07/12/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/13/2019, MPD received 598 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 598 calls for service for the past 24 hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (148), East (130), Midtown (79), North (72), South (65), West (63), and Other (41).  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 4:55pm to 5:35pm and from 2:30am to 4:40am due to calls for service.

1) CENTRAL: Check Person – 8:46 am.  An MPD lieutenant observed a subject (50-year-old WM) slumped over on the terrace at W Main and Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.  MFD paramedics transported the subject to the hospital.  No further police action deemed necessary.
2) EAST: Recovered/Stolen Auto – 8:51 a.m.   Officers responded to a recovered stolen vehicle that was located at East Towne Mall.  The vehicle was reported stolen from Stoughton.  Stoughton PD responded and took possession of the vehicle.  Stoughton PD has the lead on this investigation.   

3) MIDTOWN: Stolen Auto – 9:20 a.m.  Officers responded to Adams St for a report of a stolen vehicle.  The registered owner had both set of keys to the vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.   

4) WEST: Death Investigation – 3:05 pm.  A subject (84-year-old WM) who was a recent heart surgery patient passed away at his residence.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

5) CENTRAL: Information/Child Abuse – 4:28 pm.  Officers were dispatched to a report of a crash in the area of Target on Lien Rd.  Officers made contact with a subject (36-year-old WF) and her son walking in the area.  The child was transported to the hospital for a bruise on his forehead.  Investigation revealed there had been no crash and the child had tripped and fallen near the Salvation Army.  Child Protective Services discovered the child's living conditions were unsuitable and the child will be placed in a foster home once discharged from the hospital.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing.

6) EAST: Stolen Auto – 6:02 pm.  A victim (37-year-old WM) reported he last saw his vehicle several days ago.  The victim suspected his girlfriend had taken it as she knew where he kept a key inside the vehicle.  Investigation continuing.

7) MIDTOWN: Disorderly Conduct/Weapons Offense – 7:04 pm.  A manager at a pharmacy approached two subjects in the store to see if they needed help.  One of the subjects threatened the manager and lifted his shirt to reveal a handgun tucked in his waistband.  The subjects then left the area in a vehicle and remain unidentified and at large.  Officers developed probable cause to charge the suspect with the gun with disorderly conduct while armed.  Investigation continuing.

8) NORTH: Non-residential Burglary – 11:00 pm.  Officers responded to the Mallards team store on N Sherman Ave for a report of a burglar inside the store.  Officers set up a perimeter and a K9 contact team entered the stadium just as the suspect (30-year-old AAM) was walking out.  The suspect attempted to flee but could not outrun the K9.  The suspect was transported to jail on charges of burglary, criminal damage to property, resisting and possession of burglarious tools.  Investigation continuing.

9) MIDTOWN: Drug Overdose – 12:32 am.  Officers responded to the 3800 block of Mineral Point Rd for a suspect (28-year-old WM) who was down in the bathroom.  An MPD officer administered naloxone and revived the suspect.  The suspect was transported to the hospital and was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of heroin, felony bail jumping and resisting arrest.  Investigation continuing.

10) EAST: Crash/OMVWI – 2:20 am.  The suspect (20-year-old HM) was driving a vehicle on Milwaukee St near E Washington Ave when he struck a parked car.  Witnesses followed the suspect until his vehicle became disabled in the 2600 block of E Washington Ave.  Officers responded to the scene and arrested the suspect for first offense OWI.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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