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MPD Daily Significant Calls 08/13/2019 to 08/14/2019

August 14, 2019 10:16 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 08/13/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/14/2019, MPD received 535 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 535 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (100), East (99), Midtown (80), North (75), South (55), West (69), and Other (57).  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) EAST: Missing/Runaway Juveniles – 8:54 a.m.  Officers received a report of two runaway juveniles (17-year-old AAF and 14-year-old AAF).  Both juveniles have a history of running away.  No safety concerns identified.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juveniles were entered as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.   

2) WEST: Information/Sexual Assault – 9:18 a.m.  Officers met with a victim (48-year-old WF) who reported being sexually assaulted in 2018 by her then boyfriend/suspect (28-year-old WM).  The victim and suspect are no longer in a relationship.  Investigation continuing. 

3) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 10:10 a.m.  Officers responded to W. Mifflin St for a disturbance.  The victim (18-year-old AAF) reported waking up and finding her car keys missing.  The victim confronted a subject/suspect (UM) who had been staying with her about the missing keys and asked that he leave the residence.  The suspect became upset and caused a disturbance (threw personal belongings around and kicked the victim's dog).  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Probable cause was developed to arrest/charge the suspect, once located.  Investigation continuing.        

4) MIDTOWN: Information/Stolen Auto/Recovered – 12:37 p.m.  Officers received a report of a stolen auto from Old Middleton Rd.  The registered owner/victim (64-year-old WF) was in possession of the keys to her vehicle; unknown how access to the vehicle was made.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  **Later in the day, an officer after learning of this report, updated the report and victim that her vehicle was not actually stolen and was parked on Seminole.  The registered owner made plans to retrieve the vehicle.  No further action deemed necessary by officers.     

5) EAST: Weapons Offense – 2:40 p.m.  Officers responded to MacArthur Rd for a disturbance where a suspect (43-year-old WM) was upset, armed himself with a lamp and attempted to strike his caregiver (suspect is under 24-hour care due to mental health concerns).  The suspect proceeded to go to a neighbor's home, kicked in the door and attacked the occupants (no injuries sustained).  The suspect left in a taxi (and damaged that as well).  Officers were able to safely take the suspect into protective custody.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital and an emergency detention was sought.  MPD Mental Health officer plugged in.  The suspect was subsequently conveyed to Winnebago.  Charges may be forthcoming.  Investigation continuing. 

6) NORTH: Battery – 3:30 p.m.  Officers responded to Brentwood Parkway for a battery between two subjects (35-year-old WM victim and 50-year-old AAF suspect).  The subjects are neighbors and got into a physical disturbance.  The suspect physically assaulted and threatened to kill the victim.  The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with disorderly conduct and battery.

7) EAST: Traffic Arrest – 6:09 p.m.  A traffic stop was conducted in the 3900 block of Milwaukee St for a driver/suspect (19-year-old AAM) driving 71mph in a posted 55mph zone, with no plates on the vehicle.  The suspect was not cooperative with officers and refused to open the window/door.  The suspect was detained and he again resisted officers.  A search of the vehicle yielded marijuana and paraphernalia.  The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting, operating after revocation, unregistered vehicle, speeding and bail jumping (4 counts).        

8) CENTRAL: Mental Health Conveyance – 8:41 p.m.  Officers responded to the 500 block of W. Washington Ave to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject (25-year-old NAM).  Officers made contact with the subject and took him into protective custody.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The subject was subsequently conveyed to Winnebago on an emergency detention order. 

9) CENTRAL: Attempted Residential Burglary – 11:48 p.m.  Officers responded to the 1800 block of E. Washington Ave for a report of a suspect (36-year-old WM) attempting to break into the residence.  The suspect fled on foot and then approached officers saying he was attacked.  The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with attempted burglary.  Incident Report completed on MPD's website. 

10) EAST: Residential Burglary – 2:12 a.m.  Officers responded to an east side residence after the resident discovered their vehicle, wallet, laptop and keys missing from their home.  The home was left unlocked and the garage door was open.  Attempt to locate the vehicle aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.    

Posted by: Chief Koval

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