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MPD Daily Significant Calls 07/25/2019 to 07/26/2019

July 26, 2019 10:06 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 07/25/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/26/2019, MPD received 595 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 595 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (108), East (113), Midtown (83), North (99), South (54), West (75), and Other (63).  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 1:41am-2:32am due to calls for service. 

1) MIDTOWN: Child Neglect – 9:10 a.m.  Officers responded to Morraine View Dr for concerns of child neglect.  The suspect (27-year-old AAF) fled when officers arrived and remains at-large.  The children were released to the care of a family member.  Child Protective Services notified.  Probable cause was developed to arrest/charge the suspect, once located.  Investigation continuing.   

2) WEST: Intoxicated Driver/Adult Arrested Person – 9:12 a.m.  Officers responded to a crash at Morraine View/McKenna.  A driver/suspect (42-year-old WM) crashed his vehicle into two parked cars, slumped over for a bit and then attempted to drive away.  Field sobriety tests were administered.  The suspect was subsequently arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and a parole hold. The suspect was conveyed to jail.    

3) WEST: Child Neglect – 1:29 p.m.  Officers responded to the 1200 block of McKenna Blvd for two children (ages 1 and 2) left unattended at home by a family member/suspect (18-year-old AAM).  The suspect has not been contacted/located.  Probable cause was developed to arrest/charge the suspect once located.  Child Protective Services notified.  Investigation continuing. 

4) MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 3:09 p.m.  Officers responded to the 1600 block of Monroe St for a suspect (20-year-old AAM) attempting to enter vehicles in a parking lot.  The suspect was contacted and subsequently arrested.  The suspect threatened officers after he was placed under arrest.  The suspect was conveyed to jail and charged with disorderly conduct, threats to law enforcement and bail jumping.    

5) CITY-WIDE: Assist EMS/Fire/PD – 3:16 p.m.  Officers responded, along with EMS/Fire and Monona PD, to Kilgust Rd in Monona for a pulseless non-breathing subject (48-year-old WM).  MPD administered CCR.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  Monona PD has the lead on this investigation. 

6) WEST: Recovered/Stolen Vehicle – 7:39 p.m.  Officers observed an occupied stolen vehicle (from Dodgeville) on S. Gammon Rd.  Contact was made with both occupants/suspects (13-year-old AAM and 13-year-old HM).  Both suspects were arrested and conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center for operating a motor vehicle without consent.  The vehicle was returned to its registered owner.  Incident report on MPD's website completed.   

7) NORTH: Disturbance – 8:39 p.m.  Officers responded to the McDonald's on Dryden Dr for a report of a fight involving approximately 9 juveniles.  Officers arrived in the area and the juveniles started to flee.  Several of the juveniles refused to comply with officer's orders to stop.  One suspect (17-year-old AAM) was apprehended, cited for resisting and released.  One officer received an injury during the incident.  Investigation continuing. 

8) MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 10:30 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a subject (19-year-old AAF) in need of an emergency detention.  The emergency detention was approved and the subject was conveyed to Winnebago around 1:16 a.m.  

9) CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 10:52 p.m.  Officers received a report of a missing adult (32-year-old WM).  Areas checked.  Attempt to locate aired.  Around 1:26 a.m., the subject's fiancé, located his vehicle outside of a residence.  The fiancé observed the subject down in the home.  The fiancé broke a window and performed CPR until officers/EMS arrived.  The male subject was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing. 

10) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 11:22 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance that took place on E. Johnson St between three subjects (16-year-old AAF suspect, 19-year-old AAM suspect and 17-year-old AAF victim).  The two suspects are dating and got into a verbal argument.  The female suspect slashed the tires of her boyfriend's vehicle.  The victim attempted to intervene to stop the disturbance and was punched in the face by the male suspect.  The male suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  The female suspect was cited for damage to property and released to her parent.  Investigation continuing.    

11) MIDTOWN: Trespass – 12:12 a.m.   Officers responded to Target at Hilldale for an active alarm and two suspects observed in the store by off-site security.  Two suspects (19-year-old HM and 14-year-old HM) were contacted and investigation revealed that no items were taken from the store.  Both suspects were cited for trespassing and released. 

12) WEST: Check Property – 1:10 a.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence for what was originally reported as a disturbance with a gun involved.  No gun was discovered.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  This appears to be an ongoing concern from the incident described in # 10 above.  Investigation continuing. 

13) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 1:11 a.m.  Officers responded to the 1000 block of Moorland Rd for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (46-year-old AAF victim and 34-year-old AAM suspect).  The couple were involved in a verbal argument which then escalated when the suspect threatened to kill the victim.  The suspect grabbed the victim, held her against a wall, strangled her and punched her several times.  The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with battery, disorderly conduct and strangulation (domestic-related charges).       

14) CENTRAL: Strong Armed Robbery – 1:15 a.m.  Officers met with a victim (23-year-old AAM) who reported being physically assaulted and robbed by two unknown suspects (AAMs) on Mendota Court.  The victim had arranged, through social media, to meet with one of the suspect's so he (the victim) could purchase marijuana.  The victim reported that one suspect punched him and the other took cash from his wallet before fleeing.  A knife was reportedly observed during the incident.  Incident report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

15) MIDTOWN: Strong Armed Robbery – 1:35 a.m.   Officers made contact with a victim (20-year-old WM) who reported being robbed while walking in the 900 block of Spring St.  The suspect (AAM), who had part of his face covered, grabbed the victim and demanded "anything you have."  The suspect fled with the victim's wallet and cell phone.  Incident report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

16) EAST: Non-Residential Burglary – 2:59 a.m.  Officers responded to a business on Sycamore Avenue for two subjects inside the property (being viewed on surveillance from off-site).  The two subjects/suspects (25-year-old WM and 54-year-old WM) were observed taking tools.  Officers arrived on scene and the suspects fled on foot. Both suspects were ultimately apprehended.  K9 assisted with the apprehensions.  The suspects were arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with burglary and resisting (as well as outstanding warrants). 

17) CENTRAL: Strong Armed Robbery – 3:05 a.m.  Officers responded to Jenifer St/Brearly St after a victim (34-year-old WM) reported being struck in the head by an unknown suspect (AAM).  The suspect stole the victim's wallet, cell phone, passport and keys.  The suspect fled in a vehicle.  The victim sustained minor injuries.  Incident report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

18) MIDTOWN: Non-Residential Burglary – 3:36 a.m.  Officers responded to a business on Hammersley Rd for an alarm and damage to the building.  Officers cleared the building and did not locate any suspect(s).  Video surveillance shows a suspect was in the business prior to officers arriving.  A damaged window and pry marks on the front door were observed.  Investigation continuing.       

Posted by: Chief Koval

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