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MPD Daily Significant Calls 09/19/2019 to 09/20/2019

September 20, 2019 8:15 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 09/19/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/20/2019, MPD received 551 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 551 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (104), East (109), Midtown (77), North (76), South (61), West (79), 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 8:22pm-8:51pm due to calls for service. 

1) CENTRAL: Injured Person – 5:21 a.m.  Officers responded to Morrison St for an injured subject (41-year-old WM).  The subject, who had been drinking and climbing up to a third story railing, fell to the ground.  Initial evaluation revealed that the subject did not sustain serious injuries.  The subject was left in the care of medical staff.  No further action deemed necessary by officers at this time.   *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: Check Person/Mental Health Conveyance – 5:53 a.m.  Officers responded to W. Doty St and made contact with a suicidal subject (40-year-old WM).  The subject was voluntarily admitted at a local hospital.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  An emergency detention was explored but not supported/approved at this time.  No further action deemed necessary by officers.  The subject was left in the care of medical staff.  *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.  

3) CENTRAL: Non-Residential Burglary – 9:35 a.m.  Officers responded to W. Mifflin St for a report of damage to a construction trailer as well as stolen power tools.  Investigation continuing. 

4) MIDTOWN: Check Person/Mental Health Conveyance – 9:37 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital and met with a suicidal subject (40-year-old WF) who was evaluated for an emergency detention.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject was subsequently conveyed to Winnebago by MPD officers around 9:30 p.m.

5) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 9:39 a.m.  Officers responded to a north side residence for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (28-year-old AAF victim and 32-year-old AAM suspect).  The subjects are dating and were engaged in a verbal argument, which then escalated and turned physical.  The suspect struck the victim in the face multiple times and placed her in a choke hold.  The suspect refused to allow the victim to use her phone.  The suspect fled on foot.  The victim was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/treatment.  Once located, the suspect will be charged with domestic disorderly conduct, battery, intimidation of a victim and strangulation.  Investigation continuing.    

6) SOUTH: Residential Burglary – 10:48 a.m.  A victim (25-year-old WM) reported that three bicycles were stolen from his unlocked detached garage overnight.  Another bicycle was also reported as stolen a few blocks away from the victim's residence (separate incident/victim).  Investigation continuing.    

7) EAST: Information/Armed Robbery – 11:12 a.m.  Officers met with a victim (16-year-old AAM) who reported being approached by two AAMs (one of whom was armed with a handgun) in the Darbo neighborhood.  The suspects stole the victim's backpack and money.  The backpack was returned to the victim (the suspects fled with the cash).  The incident reportedly occurred on 9/18 but was not reported until 9/19.  Investigation continuing. 

*9/18 - NORTH: Disturbance – 12:10 p.m.  Officers observed and responded to an active fight in the intersection of 4th/Johnson Street.  A large crowd (75-100) of adolescents gathered at the intersection.  An officer deployed OC due physical confrontations in the crowd.  MFD responded to provide aftercare.  An officer sprained her ankle during the incident and another officer was slapped on the arm by one of the youths.  Video evidence is being reviewed.  Citations will be issued to those adolescents involved/identified.  This incident reported late due to the fact that the reporting officer was injured and sought medical treatment.  Investigation continuing. 

8) SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 2:25 p.m.  Officers responded to the 1100 block of Moorland Rd for a report of a subject with a gun.  The victim (25-year-old WM) reported that an unknown suspect (AAM) drove up to him (as the victim was getting groceries out of his vehicle) and pointed a gun .  A license plate was obtained for the suspect's vehicle.  A photo line-up occurred and the suspect (21-year-old AAM) was identified.  The suspect/vehicle was located and a traffic stop was initiated.  The suspect fled.  MPD did not pursue the vehicle.  The suspect is at-large.  Investigation continuing.    

9) WEST: Disturbance – 5:54 p.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence to assist a family whose 4-year-old child was described as "uncontrollable".  Officers have been to the residence multiple times this week for the same issues.  MPD Mental Health Officer and Journey Mental Health Crisis Worker responded.  Investigation continuing. 

10) WEST: Detox Conveyance – 5:58 p.m.  Officers responded to the 6700 block of Schroeder Rd for an unwanted subject (35-year-old WM) who was "drunk and fighting."  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to Detox due to his intoxication level.

11) CENTRAL: Disturbance/Adult Arrested Person – 7:12 p.m.  Officers responded to W. Washington Ave/N. Fairchild St reference a disturbance involving a 35-year-old AAM suspect.  The suspect, who was riding a bus, threatened a passenger/victim (30-year-old AAF).  The suspect also threatened the victim's child (3-year-old AAM) and family.  The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with disorderly conduct (2 counts) and bail jumping (2 counts).     

12) MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance/Arrested Juvenile – 7:56 p.m.  Officers responded to a Midtown district residence for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (49-year-old WM victim and 12-year-old WF suspect).  The suspect is the victim's daughter.  The suspect physically assaulted her father during an argument.  The suspect was arrested, conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center and charged with battery and disorderly conduct (domestic-related charges). 

13) NORTH: Residential Burglary – 1:26 a.m.  Officers responded to the 2500 block of Monterey Drive for a report of a residential burglary.  A suspect (AAM) forced his way into the basement of an apartment complex, apparently attempting to pry off the coin box from the washing machine.  The suspect fled.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

14) CENTRAL: Information/Battery – 4:10 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital and met with a victim (20-year-old WF) with a possible knife injury.  The victim described being in the area of Langdon St/Frances St when she felt someone push her from behind.  The victim said she turned, covered her face and received a cut to her right hand that required stitches.  There was a delay in this incident being reported.  The victim had limited suspect information.  Investigation continuing.     

Posted by: Chief Koval

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