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MPD Daily Significant Calls 07/30/2019 to 07/31/2019

July 31, 2019 9:04 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 07/30/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/31/2019, MPD received 524 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 524 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (113), East (122), Midtown (75), North (77), South (55), West (55), and Other (27).  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 12:20am-1:05am due to calls for service. 

1) EAST: Check Person/Adult Arrested Person – 5:44 a.m.  Officers responded to the Motel 6 on East Towne Blvd to check the welfare of a subject (16-year-old AAF) who was reportedly asking for help.  The juvenile was contacted and denied needing any assistance.  A wanted suspect (29-year-old AAM) was located/hiding in the room.  The suspect lied about his identity.  The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail for a probation warrant.  The juvenile, was found to have an outstanding missing juvenile capias, so she was subsequently conveyed to a local shelter.  Investigation continuing.   *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) EAST: Residential Burglary – 6:38 a.m.  Officers responded to the 1300 block of Manassas Trail for a residential burglary.  It is believed that the suspect(s) were able to gain entrance to the home via a garage door opener in a vehicle that was left unlocked in the driveway.  A purse, messenger bag, laptop, credit cards, keys to a vehicle and a vehicle were stolen.  Incident report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.    

3) MIDTOWN: Stolen Auto – 9:25 a.m.  Officers responded to Oneida Place for a report of a stolen vehicle.  The keys were left in the unlocked vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

4) WEST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 10:09 a.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (14-year-old WF).  No safety concerns identified.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

5) CENTRAL: Mental Health Conveyance – 10:36 a.m.  Officers responded to the 100 block of W. Mifflin St to check the welfare of a subject (25-year-old WM).  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  An emergency detention was sought and approved.  The subject was conveyed to Winnebago.    

6) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 12:07 p.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject (44-year-old WM).  The subject left a local hospital where he was admitted.  The subject was contacted, taken into protective custody and conveyed back to the hospital.  Investigation continuing. 

7) CENTRAL: Juvenile Arrest – 4:04 p.m.  Officers responded to a report that a juvenile (13-year-old AAF), who was in custody and with staff where she was being housed at, fled on foot from a court hearing.  The juvenile was located and taken into custody by officers.  The juvenile was conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center for violation of court supervision. 

8) WEST: Crash with Injuries – 5:46 p.m.  Officers responded to a crash at Watts Rd/S. Gammon Rd.  The driver/suspect (20-year-old AAM) disregarded a traffic signal and struck another vehicle.  The suspect and his two passengers were all injured in the crash and therefore conveyed to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  The suspect was cited with traffic violations.  The suspect was admitted to the hospital.  The suspect has a pending warrant for his arrest.  Investigation continuing. 

9) NORTH: Disturbance – 6:27 p.m.  Officers responded to Onsgard Rd for a disturbance involving multiple subjects.  Officers made contact with two of the subjects who provided limited information.  No injuries or property damage reported.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

10) CENTRAL: Residential Burglary – 7:15 p.m.  Officers responded to a residential burglary on W. Lakelawn Place.  The victim (28-year-old WM) reported thousands of dollars worth of electronics were stolen from his home.  Investigation continuing. 

11) WEST: Check Person – 7:59 p.m. Officers responded to Putnam Rd/Prairie Rd for an unattended 7-year-old child.  The parent of the child contacted dispatch stating her son, who has special needs, left their home and was running around.  The child was located and taken to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  Safety plan put into place. The child was released to his family.   

12) MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 9:37 p.m.  Officers responded to Regent St for a disturbance involving a knife.  The suspect (35-year-old WM) approached two subjects/victims (17-year-old WM and 16-year-old WM) who were sitting in a vehicle.  The suspect, when denied a hit from an e-cigarette, began to bang on the car windows while holding a knife and threatening to slash the victim's tires.  The victims left the area in their vehicle and the suspect followed them to the Midtown police district.  The suspect refused to exit the vehicle.  The suspect was subsequently taken into custody, conveyed to jail and charged with disorderly conduct while armed and resisting. 

13) NORTH: Drug Incident Overdose – 10:15 p.m.  Officers responded to a north side residence Lane for a subject (30-year-old WF) experiencing an overdose.  The subject was pronounced deceased.  The decedent had a history of drug use.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing.                  

14) MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense/Shots Fired – 11:49 p.m.  Officers responded to the 2300 block of Allied Drive for a report of shots fired.  Contact was made with a victim (27-year-old AAF) who reported that she and her boyfriend/suspect (40-year-old AAM) were in the process of breaking up and an argument broke out.  The victim locked herself in the residence.  The suspect reportedly fired multiple shots in the air and fled.  The suspect was located on Raymond Rd and taken into custody.  The suspect was conveyed to jail and charged with felony in possession of a firearm, 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety and disorderly conduct. Incident report on MPD's website completed.      

Posted by: Chief Koval

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