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 07/16/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/17/2019, MPD received 593 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 593 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (100), East (110), Midtown (75), North (101), South (69), West (81), and Other (57). 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 7:01pm-11:41pm due to calls for service/staffing shortages.
**Multiple officers held over on 4th and 5th details due to staffing shortages.
1) WEST: Check Person – 7:00 a.m. Officers received a request to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject (33-year-old WF). Officers were not provided with a current address for the subject. A phone ping was conducted. Attempt to locate aired. During the attempts to locate the subject, another call was made to dispatch that the subject had overdosed on pills. The subject was subsequently located and taken into protective custody. She was then conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation. An emergency detention is being sought. Investigation continuing.
2) EAST: Death Investigation – 11:23 a.m. Officers responded to an east side residence to check the welfare of a subject (66-year-old AAM). Entry was made to the home to check on the subject and he was located deceased. Drug evidence observed on scene. The decedent has a history of medical issues. Medical Examiner's office responded. Investigation continuing.
3) NORTH: Threats Complaint – 12:04 p.m. Officers responded to a threats complaint that involved two subjects (27-year-old WF victim and 18-year-old WF suspect). The suspect threatened to harm/murder the victim. Officers contacted the suspect via phone and she hung up on them. Officers attempted to make contact with the suspect at an address and could hear her but she refused to open the door. Probable cause is present to arrest the suspect and charge her with unlawful use of a telephone and disorderly conduct, once she is located. Investigation continuing.
4) MIDTOWN: Traffic Arrest – 1:50 p.m. Officers conducted a traffic stop on W. Washington/N. Carroll St. The driver/suspect (19-year-old UM) was wanted for a recent disorderly conduct while armed incident. The suspect was taken into custody and conveyed to jail. Investigation continuing.
5) NORTH: Check Person – 2:41 p.m. Officers responded to a north side residence to check the welfare of a subject (26-year-old UF). It was reported that the subject had used drugs earlier in the day and threatened suicide. The subject was placed under protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital where she was voluntarily admitted. No further action deemed necessary by the police at this time.
6) EAST: Exposure/Adult Arrested Person – 3:00 p.m. Officers responded to a report that a suspect (64-year-old WM) exposed himself to a female/victim (48-year-old AAF) at Olbrich Park. The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with lewd and lascivious behavior.
7) SOUTH: Armed Robbery – 3:29 p.m. Officers responded to Banana Buybacks on S. Park Street for a report of an armed robbery. The employee/victim (25-year-old WM) reported that two suspects (AAMs) robbed him at knifepoint and fled on foot with cash and cell phones. Incident report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.
8) WEST: Missing Adult – 5:34 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a missing adult (38-year-old WF) from the 7100 block of Tempe Drive. The subject, who has medical needs, walked away from a residential care facility. Incident report on MPD's website completed. The subject was located and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation. No further action deemed necessary by the police.
9) WEST: Stolen Auto – 8:32 p.m. Officers responded to Settlers Road for a report of a stolen auto. The victim (54-year-old WM) located his stolen vehicle unoccupied near the intersection of Settlers Rd/Swallow Tail Dr. The victim's wife witnessed two AAMs running from the rear of their residence. While the victim and his wife were going back and forth between their vehicle and their residence, the suspects were able to re-steal their vehicle and left the area. Incident report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.
10) NORTH: Drug Incident/Overdose – 9:11 p.m. Officers responded to the McDonald's on Dryden Dr for a report of a subject/suspect (35-year-old WM) down in the bathroom. MPD administered Naloxone which revived the suspect. The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/treatment. Once medically released, the suspect was transported to jail on a parole hold and possession of heroin.
11) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 9:43 p.m. Officers responded to a domestic disturbance report involving two subjects (45-year-old AAF victim and 59-year-old AAM suspect). A verbal argument took place, which then turned physical on W. Washington Avenue as the subjects were in a vehicle. The suspect struck the victim in the face. The victim sustained visible injuries. The suspect was arrested for battery and disorderly conduct (domestic-related charges).
12) CENTRAL: Fight Call – 1:39 a.m. Officers responded to the 500 block of State Street for a report of a fight that involved three subjects (25-year-old WM victim, 32-year-old AAM suspect and 22-year-old NAF suspect). The female suspect punched the victim in the face, causing injury. The male suspect intervened and swung at the female. The female suspect was highly intoxicated and uncooperative with police. Both suspects were taken into custody. The female suspect attempted to flee. The female suspect was captured and conveyed to a local hospital for a medical clearance, and subsequently to jail on charges of disorderly conduct, battery, resisting and escape. The male suspect was conveyed to jail and charged with disorderly conduct and attempted battery to a police officer. Investigation continuing.
13) MIDTOWN: Recovered/Stolen Auto & Assist Outside Agency – 1:44 a.m. UWPD responded to Adams St where it was reported that a suspect/vehicle struck two parked cars and that the suspect fled on foot. The suspect was not located. The vehicle was determined to be stolen from Sun Prairie. MPD assisted with the recovery of the vehicle and notifying the registered owner. Investigation continuing.