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MPD Daily Significant Calls 08/18/2019 to 08/19/2019

August 19, 2019 9:03 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 08/18/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/19/2019, MPD received 417 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 417 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (71), East (74), Midtown (70), North (60), South (47), West (67), and Other (28).  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". 

**Staffing at hard minimums for 3rd, 4th and 5th detail shifts.  Two second detail officers held over for the Winnebago run. 

1) WEST: Disturbance – 4:41 a.m.  Officers responded to the 5900 block of Schroeder Rd for a disturbance between two subjects (16-year-old AAM victim and 18-year-old HM suspect).  The suspect punched the victim in the face.  The suspect reportedly had a BB gun and was firing it in the residence.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Damage was observed in the residence, determined to be from the BB gun.  Probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect, once located, for physical abuse to a child and disorderly conduct while armed.  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) SOUTH: Fire Investigation – 8:24 a.m.  Officers responded, along with MFD, to Emerson St for a structure fire.  The fire was extinguished.  MFD has the lead on this investigation.  Investigation continuing. 

3) MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 9:18 a.m.  Officers responded to a Midtown district residence for a deceased subject (67-year-old WM).  The decedent had a history of health concerns.  Nothing suspicious observed on scene.  Medical Examiner's office notified.  Investigation continuing. 

4) SOUTH: Disturbance – 11:47 a.m.  Officers responded to Industrial Drive for a suspect (46-year-old AAM) causing a disturbance.  The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property. 

5) WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 2:12 p.m.  Officers responded to the 7700 block of Old Sauk Rd for a suspect (31-year-old WM) causing a disturbance and refusing to leave the premises.  The suspect would not leave the area, after being given multiple chances by officers.  The suspect was subsequently arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with trespassing. 

6) MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 3:28 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital to convey a subject (38-year-old WM) to a local hospital for an emergency detention.  While at the hospital plans changed and the subject was subsequently transported to Winnebago (officers/suspect left the area around 8:45pm).

7) NORTH: Information/Weapons Offense – 5:44 p.m.  Officers responded to the 2000 block of Northport Drive for what was originally reported as a person with a gun.  Investigation revealed that a juvenile was being picked up by a group of subjects and when an adult intervened, one of the subject's from the group threatened to get a gun.  No gun was observed or recovered.  The subjects involved in this incident were not all on scene when officers arrived.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing.            

8) WEST: Crash with Injuries/Hit-and-Run – 6:22 p.m.  Officers responded to the 700 block of S. Gammon Rd for a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash.  The driver/suspect (60-year-old HF) struck a pedestrian/victim (21-year-old UF) and fled the area.  The victim was dragged a short distance and sustained minor injuries.  The suspect was located and cited for hit-and-run, no insurance and operating with an expired driver's license. 

9) WEST: Stolen Auto – 9:30 p.m.  Officers responded to the 6700 block of Schroeder Rd for a report of a stolen vehicle.  The registered owner/victim (31-year-old AAM) reported leaving his vehicle in the parking lot locked but stated there was a spare key in the console.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

10) NORTH: Check Person – 12:15 a.m.  Officers responded to the 3500 block of E. Washington Ave to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject (17-year-old WM).  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  An emergency detention was explored but ultimately a safety plan was established and the subject was released to the care of his parent.  No further action needed by officers at this time. 

11) WEST: Residential Burglary/Stolen Autos – 1:56 a.m.   Officers responded to a west side residence after the residents/victims (36-year-old WF and 36-year-old WM) discovered someone had entered their home, stolen personal items and took both of their vehicles.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicles were entered as stolen in the appropriate databases.  The residents believe that access to their home was gained through an unlocked door.  The keys to the vehicles were inside the home but now missing.  Investigation continuing. 

12) EAST: Weapons Offense – 3:34 a.m.  Officers responded to Ridgeway/Schmedeman for a disturbance between two subjects (35-year-old AAF suspect and 27-year-old AAM victim).  The subjects were engaged in a verbal argument in a vehicle when the victim decided to get out of the vehicle and walk away.  The suspect attempted to follow the victim.  The disturbance turned physical and the suspect pulled a knife and started slashing it at the victim.  The victim sustained injuries to his arm, collar bone and head.  The suspect fled prior to officers arriving on scene.  Once located, the suspect will be charged with 1st degree reckless endangering safety.  Investigation continuing.      


Posted by: Chief Koval

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