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 08/08/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/09/2019, MPD received 510 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 510 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (116), East (97), Midtown (74), North (64), South (67), West (52), and Other (40). 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 only calls from 11:35 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. due to calls for service.
**Priority only calls from 7:59 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. due to calls for service.
**Priority only calls from 11:20 p.m. to 2 a.m. due to calls for service.
1) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 5:13 a.m. Officers responded to the 1600 block of N. Thompson Drive for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (24-year-old WF victim and 26-year-old WF victim). The victim and suspect are roommates. The suspect became upset with the victim and proceeded to physically assault the victim. The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with domestic disorderly conduct and bail jumping. *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) WEST: Assist Police – 10:32 a.m. Officers responded to McKenna Blvd in an attempt to locate a wanted suspect (20-year-old AAM) from Indiana. Address checked and the suspect was not located. No further action deemed necessary by officers at this time.
3) CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 3:45 p.m. Officers responded to a central district care facility for a deceased subject (80-year-old WF). Nothing suspicious observed on scene. Medical Examiner's office notified. Investigation continuing.
4) MIDTOWN: Stolen Auto – 4:59 p.m. Officers responded to the 2500 block of University Ave for a report of a stolen auto. The registered owner/victim (28-year-old AAF) believes the vehicle was locked but also stated a spare set of keys were left in the vehicle. Attempt to locate aired. The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.
5) SOUTH: Stolen Auto – 5:31 p.m. Officers responded to the 300 block of the W. Beltline for a report of a stolen vehicle. The registered owner/victim (39-year-old HF) reported that the keys were left in the vehicle. Later in the evening, Monona PD responded to the Walmart off South Towne Dr. reference a retail theft that involved a 38-year-old HM suspect. The suspect fled the store in the stolen vehicle. The suspect was not apprehended. Vehicle listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.
6) EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 6:00 p.m. Officers responded to the 4000 block of Nakoosa Trail for a subject (39-year-old WM) having mental health issues. The subject was taken into custody reference an outstanding body attachment-detainment order. He was conveyed to a local hospital where the subject became combative and uncooperative. The subject will be conveyed to Winnebago, after a medical clearance is completed. Investigation continuing.
7) SOUTH: Armed Robbery – 7:30 p.m. Officers responded to Churchill Drive for a report of an armed robbery. The victims (16-year-old WM, 16-year-old AAM, 17-year-old WM and 26-year-old AAM) reported setting up an arrangement to a meet a subject who was going to purchase shoes from one of them. The suspect (17-year-old AAM) and another suspect (unidentified AAM) produced handguns and demanded the shoes from the victims. The unidentified suspect reportedly pistol whipped one of the victims in the head before fleeing. Suspects both fled. K9 track completed. Investigation continuing.
8) SOUTH: Disturbance – 7:30 p.m. A subject (54-year-old WF) flagged down a Fitchburg Police Officer on Post Rd stating she had been threatened with a gun on Churchill Drive. The female provided little information about what took place. Officers made contact with a second subject (65-year-old AAM) on Churchill Drive who stated the female subject was abusing drugs and refused to leave his residence earlier. A consent search was conducted and no gun was located/recovered. No charges have been substantiated at this time. No further action deemed necessary by police at this time.
9) NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 7:41 p.m. Officers received a report of a subject/suspect (40-year-old WM) trespassing and refusing to leave the premises of a residence on Oriole Lane. The suspect, when confronted by the homeowner, threatened to retrieve a gun. The suspect grabbed a hammer from his vehicle, threatened the homeowner and then fled in his vehicle A traffic stop was initiated and the suspect was slow to stop and refused to cooperate with officers once he stopped. The suspect was subsequently taken into custody, conveyed to jail and charged with disorderly conduct while armed, trespassing and eluding.
10) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 10:28 p.m. Officers responded to McCann Rd for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (20-year-old AAM victim and 38-year-old AAF suspect). The victim is the suspect's son. The suspect became upset with her son/victim when he came home with a tattoo. The suspect proceeded to kick in a door. The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with domestic disorderly conduct and a probation hold.
11) CENTRAL: Information/Attempted Residential Burglary – 11:16 p.m. Officers responded to N. Butler St for what was originally reported as a burglary in progress. The caller reported that someone was attempting to kick in his apartment door but then fled. Neighbors were contacted. It was not found that the suspects (described as two AAM and one WF) had gained entrance to any residence or taken any property. Shortly after this call came in, an armed robbery was dispatched nearby with suspects matching the descriptions in this incident. Throughout the investigations, there were concerns about the legitimacy of what all occurred. No charges have been substantiated at this time. Investigation continuing.
12) CENTRAL: Information/Disturbance – 11:32 p.m. Officers responded to W. Gilman St for a report of a subject (34-year-old AAM) with a knife/gun threatening his wife (26-year-old AAF). Contact was made at the residence where the female subject denied calling the police and the male subject denied any issues. No weapons were recovered. No witness statements to assist with investigation. Both subjects had previous outstanding warrants, so they were both conveyed to jail. No new charges substantiated.
13) CENTRAL: Fight Call/Adult Arrested Person – 12:40 a.m. Officers responded to the 400 block of W. Main St for a report of a subject down. Investigation revealed that a disturbance had taken place between two subjects (32-year-old AAM victim and 36-year-old WM suspect). Witnesses provided a description of what occurred and pointed out the suspect to officers. The suspect was contacted and probable cause was developed. The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with substantial battery.
14) CENTRAL: Property Found – 2:04 a.m. An officer, on routine patrol, observed an item fly out onto the street (300 block of W. Johnson St). The officer went to investigate and found a loaded handgun. Investigation continuing.