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MPD Daily Significant Calls 07/23/2019 to 07/24/2019

July 24, 2019 9:18 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 07/23/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/24/2019, MPD received 569 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 569 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (122), East (100), Midtown (99), North (75), South (57), West (81), and Other (35).  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". 


1) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 9:54 a.m.  Officers responded to the courthouse on S. Hamilton St for a wanted suspect (23-year-old WM).  The suspect was contacted and taken into custody without incident for felony bail jumping.  The suspect was conveyed to jail.

2) MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 11:00 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a subject (51-year-old UF) in need of an emergency detention.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  The subject was subsequently conveyed to Winnebago.     

3) NORTH: Drug Incident/Investigation – 12:16 p.m.  Officers responded to the Kwik Trip located in the 3500 block of E. Washington Ave for an unconscious driver/suspect (30-year-old WM) who was in his vehicle in the car wash bay.  The suspect was alert when officers were on scene.  The suspect admitted to using heroin. The suspect was arrested for driving while under the influence (2nd offense).  Additional charges may be forthcoming.  Investigation continuing.        

4) MIDTOWN: Burglary – 12:43 p.m.  Officers responded to Jefferson St for a report of a stolen electric bike.  The victim (52-year-old WF) observed a suspect (AAM) enter her garage and steal the bike.  An officer located and stopped the suspect (15-year-old AAM).  A second subject was with the suspect, also on a bike, that subsequently took off from the officer.  That bicycle from the second suspect has also been reported as stolen.  The first original suspect was arrested, conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center and charged with burglary to a building.  Investigations continuing. 

5) CENTRAL: Aggravated/Substantial Battery – 1:48 p.m.  Officers responded to the 600 block of State St for a physical fight between two subjects (48-year-old AAM victim and 28-year-old WM suspect).  The suspect hit the victim in the head with a cane.  The victim sustained a laceration to his head which required stitches.  The suspect was arrested for substantial battery. 

6) NORTH: Information/Suspicious Person – 8:00 p.m.  Officers responded to Victoria Ln initially for a report of a suspicious vehicle/occupants.  The vehicle was subsequently located and no concerns were substantiated. 

7) EAST: Crash/Fatal – 8:28 p.m.  Officers responded to a motorcycle crash on Cottage Grove Rd/Dempsey.  The driver (26-year-old AAF) lost control of her motorcycle and struck a retaining wall. The driver was conveyed to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.  Officers were advised in the early morning on 7/24 that the driver passed away due to her injuries. Incident report on MPD's website completed.   

8) NORTH: Check Property – 11:23 p.m. Officers responded to Knutson Dr for a report of shots fired.  No evidence of shots fired located.  Additional canvassing may be necessary during daylight hours.  Investigation continuing. 

9) MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 3:37 a.m.  Officers responded to Mineral Point Rd/Whitney Way for an abandoned vehicle.  The registered owner/victim (62-year-old WM) was contacted and discovered at this time that his garage door was open, personal items from inside his home were missing and that his vehicle was stolen.   Investigation continuing.     

Posted by: Chief Koval

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