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MPD Daily Significant Calls 09/15/2019 to 09/16/2019

September 16, 2019 9:34 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 09/15/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/16/2019, MPD received 398 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 398 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (56), East (64), Midtown (69), North (64), South (43), West (65), and Other (37).  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) WEST: Information/Sexual Assault – 3:25 a.m.  Officers responded to a hotel on Excelsior Drive for a report of a sexual assault.  The victim (18-year-old HF) reported being sexually assaulted by a known acquaintance/suspect (20-year-old HM).  The suspect and witnesses described the situation as consensual.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  There was also an allegation of a physical retaliation directed toward the suspect by friends of the victim.  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) CENTRAL: Disturbance/Adult Arrested Person – 6:25 a.m.  Officers responded to the 100 block of W. Washington Ave for a suspect (46-year-old AAM) causing a disturbance.  Officers attempted to de-escalate the suspect and gave him the option to leave the area, but the suspect refused to cooperate.  The suspect was subsequently arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting.    

3) MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 10:07 a.m.  Officers responded, along with EMS/MFD, to a midtown district senior living residence for an unresponsive subject (89-year-old WF).  Lifesaving measures were not successful.  The decedent had multiple health issues.  Nothing suspicious observed on scene.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing.    

4) WEST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 1:32 p.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence for a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (10-year-old WM with autism).  Areas checked.  The juvenile was found safe and returned home.  No further action deemed necessary by officers. 

5) SOUTH: Check Property – 3:30 p.m.  Officers responded to Wingra Drive for a commercial burglar alarm.  An unsecured door was located.  The building was cleared by a K9.  No suspect(s) were located. Investigation continuing. 

6) NORTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 3:32 p.m.  Officers responded to a north side residence and took a subject (61-year-old UF) into protective custody due to an outstanding Chapter 51 return order.  The subject received a medical clearance at a local hospital and was then transported to Winnebago. 

7) WEST: Check Person – 3:42 p.m.  Officers responded, along with EMS/MFD, to the 5700 block of Raymond Rd for a subject (36-year-old AAM) passed out in a vehicle.  MFD administered Naloxone which was mildly effective at reviving the suspect.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital where he became uncooperative.  Information was obtained that the subject attempted suicide via overdose.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  An emergency detention may be sought.  The subject was left in the care of medical staff.  Investigation continuing. 

8) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 3:42 p.m.  Officers responded to a domestic disturbance between two subjects (17-year-old AAF suspect and 43-year-old WM victim/step-father) on Packers Ave.  The suspect fled to her boyfriend's home without consent from her mom and step-father/victim.  The victim attempted to stop the suspect and the suspect dug her nails into his arm causing visible injuries.  The suspect then fled with her boyfriend.  The suspect has a history of using drugs.  The suspect is at-large and has been entered as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.  Probable cause was also developed to arrest/charge the suspect, once located, for domestic battery.  Investigation continuing. 

9) SOUTH: Assist EMS/MFD – 4:50 p.m.  Officers were in the 1700 block of Moorland Rd for an unrelated call when they were advised of two male subjects overdosing (53-year-old WM and 46-year-old WM).  MPD administered Naloxone/performed CCR to revive the subjects.  The subjects were transported to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Probable cause was developed to cite the 53-year-old WM with possession of heroin.  No charges have been substantiated at this time for the other subject.  The subjects were left in the care of medical staff.  Investigation continuing.  

10) MIDTOWN: Attempted Strong Armed Robbery/Adult Arrested Person – 5:39 p.m.  Officers met with a victim (56-year-old HF) who reported that a  suspect (31-year-old HM) attempted to grab a bag she was carrying in the 600 block of S. Park St.  The victim struggled and was able to keep her belongings.  The suspect was located by officers nearby.  The suspect was subsequently arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with attempted strong armed robbery, disorderly conduct and obstructing.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.   

11) EAST: Check Person/Mental Health Conveyance – 6:35 p.m.  Officers responded to the 4200 block of East Towne Blvd to check the welfare of a subject (66-year-old WF).  The subject has a history of mental health concerns.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The subject was voluntarily admitted and left in the care of medical staff.  No further action deemed necessary by officers at this time.        

12) CENTRAL: Information/Sexual Assault/Adult Arrested Person – 10:07 p.m.  Officers responded to the 800 block of Jenifer St and met with a victim (22-year-old WF) who reported being sexually assaulted by a known subject/suspect (23-year-old AAM).  Probable cause has not been developed at this time for sexual assault.  The suspect has an open felony case and was arrested/conveyed to jail for bail jumping, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.  Investigation continuing.    

13) MIDTOWN: Assist EMS/MFD – 10:08 p.m.  Officers responded, along with MFD, to the 4300 block of Lumley Rd reference a possible fire.  Contact was made with a resident/juvenile (13-year-old AAM) who had sustained burns to his hands and feet.  The juvenile reported lighting rubbing alcohol on the floor to "see something" happen.  The juvenile denied intending to actually start a fire but apparently the bottle of rubbing alcohol blew up.  The juvenile was conveyed to a local hospital for treatment.  Investigation continuing. 

14) MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 10:20 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital and conveyed a subject (53-year-old WM) to Winnebago reference an emergency detention order. 

15) MIDTOWN: Information/Arrest-Cited and Released – 11:03 p.m.  Officers responded to the 4500 block of University Ave and met with the caller (20-year-old WM) who initially reported that he was robbed at knife point.  The caller's story was inconsistent throughout his interview.  Investigation revealed that the caller bet money on a football game and lost.  The caller received citations for obstructing and filing a false police report.            

Posted by: Chief Koval

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