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MPD Daily Significant Calls 08/05/2019 to 08/06/2019

August 6, 2019 8:53 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 08/05/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/06/2019, MPD received 489 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 489 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (81), East (123), Midtown (58), North (76), South (55), West (60), and Other (36).  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 5:53pm-8:38pm due to calls for service. 

1) CENTRAL: Information/Weapons Offense – 3:46 a.m.  Officers received a report from a caller/complainant (60-year-old WM) who stated he stabbed a male subject (who tried to rob him) at around 11:15 p.m. on Sunday night.  The complainant advised that he made arrangements to meet a subject (AAM) so that he, the caller, could purchase drugs.  The complainant reported that the AAM pulled a knife on him in an attempt to rob him.  The complainant stated he was able to get the knife away from the AAM and that he then stabbed the AAM, who was known to the complainant by a street name as well as a potential phone number.  Exact scene of where this incident took place is unclear.  Despite efforts to locate the AAM subject, we were not able to do so.  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) NORTH: Death Investigation – 10:10 a.m.  Officers responded to a hotel on Eastpark Blvd for a deceased subject (42-year-old WM).  Initial indications is a self-inflicted suicide.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing.     

3) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 11:04 a.m.  Officers responded to Fordem Ave for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (49-year-old NAM victim and 27-year-old NAM suspect).  The suspect is the victim's son.  When the suspect was asked to leave the residence by the victim/father/homeowner, the suspect became upset and pulled a gun.  The suspect was contacted.  No gun was located.  The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety (domestic), possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, resisting and felony bail jumping. 

4) MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 11:22 a.m.  A purse/tote bag was turned into the North Police District.  Officers made contact with the owner of the bag and the owner/victim (50-year-old WF) then discovered that her vehicle was stolen (from a neighborhood in Nakoma).  It was also found that the victim's home had been entered and electronics were stolen.  Attempt to locate aired for the vehicle.  The vehicle was entered as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.       

5) MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 12:56 p.m.  Officers responded to Warwick Way for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (21-year-old WF victim and 48-year-old WM suspect).  The suspect is the victim's father.  The victim emptied a bottle of alcohol her father had which resulted in the suspect slapping the victim in her face.  The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with disorderly conduct and battery (domestic-related charges). 

6) CENTRAL: Drug Incident/Overdose – 2:35 p.m.  Officers, along with MFD/EMS, responded to the 200 block of Langdon St for a subject/suspect (23-year-old WM) experiencing an overdose.  MFD administered Naloxone to the suspect, which revived him.  The suspect admitted to using heroin.  The suspect was arrested and transported to a local hospital for a medical clearance.  The suspect was subsequently conveyed to jail and charged with possession of heroin and 3 counts of felony bail jumping.    

7) NORTH: Stolen Auto – 3:46 p.m.  Officers responded to Sachtjen Street for a report of a stolen auto.  The victim's (63-year-old WM) residence was burglarized last week and keys to the vehicle were taken at that time.  Vehicle listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

8) MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 4:49 p.m.  Officers responded to W. Main St and took a subject (28-year-old AAF), who is under a Chapter 51 order, into protective custody.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  The subject may ultimately be conveyed to Winnebago on a return order.  Investigation continuing. 

9) EAST: Check Person – 5:38 p.m.  Officers responded to Macarthur Rd to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject (23-year-old WF).  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital where she was voluntarily admitted.  A handgun was given to police voluntarily for temporary safekeeping. 

10) EAST: Weapons Offense/Adult Arrested Person – 6:06 p.m.  Officers responded to East Springs Dr after a caller/victim (32-year-old WM) reported being threatened by a suspect (62-year-old WM) with a knife.  Officers located and detained the suspect who still had the knife on his person.  The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with disorderly conduct while armed. 

11) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 6:57 p.m.  Officers were flagged down in the 3700 block of E. Washington Ave to check the welfare of a subject/suspect (32-year-old WM).  It was reported that the male subject was passed out or had overdosed.  Upon arrival, the officers woke the suspect up to check his welfare.  After identifying the suspect, he was found to have an outstanding warrant.  The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail. 

12) SOUTH: Recovered/Stolen Auto – 7:21 p.m.  Officers responded to Luann Ln regarding an abandoned vehicle.  The vehicle was determined to be stolen.  The vehicle was recovered.  Investigation continuing. 

13) NORTH: Stolen Auto – 7:46 p.m.  Officers responded to the Kwik Trip in the 3500 block of E. Washington Ave for a report of a stolen vehicle.  The vehicle was left unlocked with the keys in it.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.                  

14) NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 11:00 p.m.  Officers responded to Hayes Rd for a report that a wanted suspect (25-year-old NAM) was in the area.  The suspect was contacted and he resisted arrest.  The suspect was taken into custody, received a medical clearance from a local hospital and was conveyed to jail on charges of resisting and the outstanding warrant.  Investigation continuing. 

15) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:27 a.m.  Officers responded to an east side residence for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (39-year-old WF victim and 54-year-old AAM suspect).  It was reported that the suspect was attempting to force his way into the residence by kicking the door and banging on the windows, until one of them broke.  The suspect was contacted, arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with domestic disorderly conduct. 

16) WEST: Information/Residential Burglary – 1:19 a.m.  Officers responded to the 400 block of Junction Rd for a residential burglary.  The suspects reportedly stole personal property from the home.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.         

Posted by: Chief Koval

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