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MPD Daily Significant Calls 08/14/2019 to 08/15/2019

August 15, 2019 9:09 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 08/14/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/15/2019, MPD received 525 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 525 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (105), East (102), Midtown (84), North (63), South (51), West (75), and Other (45).  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 2:58pm-8:14pm due to calls for service.

**Priority calls only started at 1:52am (and continues at the time of this writing) due to calls for service.

Regarding calls #3 and #6 below: ---- Certain calls have recurrent themes in terms of time and labor intensity.  For example, when individuals are taken for an evaluation due to a mental health issue or episodic break, MPD does an extensive collaboration with Journey Mental Health in determining the least restrictive option.  These are always two officer calls and can routinely last between 5-8 hours (or more).  Emergency Detention conveyances are taken to the Winnebago Mental Health Hospital in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  This is a five hour round-trip, including intake, that takes two officers out of our community and creates challenges for us as we attempt to service calls.


1) SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 7:44 a.m.  Officers responded to a south side residence after the caller (21-year-old AAM) reported an accidental firearm discharge in his home.  No injuries were reported.  The round did not leave the home.  The caller was cited for discharging a firearm in city limits.  

2) EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 8:13 a.m.  Officers responded to S. Stoughton Rd to make contact with a possible suicidal subject (61-year-old WM).  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject was voluntarily admitted.  No further action deemed necessary by officers at this time.    

3) EAST: Check Person/Mental Health Conveyance – 1:37 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject (39-year-old WF). Officers made contact with the subject at her residence.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The subject was subsequently conveyed to Winnebago on an emergency detention order.  

4) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense/Adult Arrested Person – 2:34 p.m.  Officers responded to the 200 block of State St for shots fired.  A victim (41-year-old AAF) sustained a gunshot wound to the upper torso.  MPD/MFD provided emergency medical aid to the victim.  The victim was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/treatment.  The shooter/suspect (44-year-old AAM) is known to the victim.  The investigation led to the determination that the shooting was accidental in nature.  The victim is in stable condition.  The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with injury by negligent handling of a dangerous weapon.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

5) MIDTOWN: PNB/AED Response – 5:01 p.m.  Officers responded to a Midtown district residence for a pulseless non-breathing subject (67-year-old WM).  Officers provided emergency medical aid to the subject.  The subject was transported to a local hospital in serious condition.  The subject has health issues and a history of alcoholism.  No further action deemed necessary by officers. 

6) MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 7:42 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital for a subject (34-year-old AAM) who was exhibiting signs of paranoia and threatened self-harm.  The subject was taken into protective custody and subsequently conveyed to Winnebago by two MPD officers around 2:05am.

7) WEST: Mental Health Conveyance – 8:04 p.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence for a suicidal subject (23-year-old WF).  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital.  While at the hospital, the subject was violently disruptive.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  Investigation continuing. 

8) WEST: Information/Sexual Assault – 9:44 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital where the caller/victim (28-year-old WF) reported being sexually assaulted by a co-worker/suspect (26-year-old WM).  Investigation continuing. 

9) EAST: Weapons Offense – 1:33 a.m.  Officers responded to the 4000 block of Monona Drive for a report of shots fired.  Officers established a perimeter and started dialogue with the suspect (52-year-old AAM).  The suspect was not cooperative with officers.  Additional tactical resources were called to the scene to assist.  Roads closed in the area.  No reports of injuries.  The suspect eventually surrendered shortly after 7am.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.   

Posted by: Chief Koval

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