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MPD Daily Significant Calls 03/23/2018 to 03/24/2018

March 24, 2018 11:35 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 03/23/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 03/24/2018, MPD received 465 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.

**Priority calls only from 9:35 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. due to suspicious item at Dane County Public Health Department.** 

1) EAST: Death Investigation – 8:07 a.m.  MPD officers were sent to the Kings Mill Way for a death investigation.  The deceased subject was a 60-year-old AAF.  The Medical Examiner was summoned to the scene and it appears that there is nothing suspicious about the death.

2) EAST: Check Property – 8:26 a.m.  MPD officers were sent to Dane County Public Health on E Washington Ave for a suspicious item found in an elevator.  Upon arrival, the officers were shown an item that appeared to be suspicious with wire extending from it.  As a precautionary measure, the building was evacuated, a perimeter was established to protect the scene and keep bystanders away, and Dane County's EOD team (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) was requested.  After an X-ray of the item, it was found to be harmless.  Priority-only calls during this incident.

3) MIDTOWN: Juvenile Arrest – 9:22 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to a check person call at West High School (30 Ash St).  A 15-year-old AAM subject caused a disruption and strangled another student/victim (17-year-old AAF).  The juvenile suspect was arrested for resisting, disorderly conduct, and strangulation.  The victim was taken to a local hospital for a Forensic Nurse Exam (FNE) due to strangulation.

4) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:49 a.m.  MPD was sent to the Dutch Mill Park and Ride to meet with a 22-year-old AAF victim who said she was not feeling safe.  Officers arrived and eventually located the victim at which time she provided a statement which detailed her being battered by her boyfriend (32-year-old AAM) twice in the past 24 hours.  The suspect was contacted and arrested for two counts of domestic battery.  He was subsequently taken to jail. 

5) NORTH: Sexual Assault of a Child – 1:48 p.m.  MPD officers were in contact with a caller who reported being sexually assaulted by a known male the previous Saturday evening. Officers spoke with the 17-year-old HF victim at a North side residential address.  The victim provided details of a sexual assault committed by a 22-year-old AAM suspect.  Officers conveyed the victim to a local hospital for an FNE and reported the incident to CPS (Child Protective Services).  Investigation continuing. 

6) CENTRAL: Conveyance-Mental Health – 3:16 p.m.  MPD officers responded to the 1000 block of E Mifflin St regarding a 51-year-old WM subject who had made some open-ended threats directed toward an elementary school.  This subject has a case manager who provided additional details.  Officers made contact with the subject and have coordinated activities with mental health professionals.  Officers and Journey Mental Health also conducted an evaluation for an emergency detention.  By 7:10 p.m., a hospital space was made available for a voluntary admission of this subject. 

7) WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 3:43 p.m.  MPD officers responded to a report of a retail theft at Boston Store (36 West Towne Mall).  Officers responded and spoke with a 44-year-old AAF who had stolen approximately $130 worth of merchandise.  The suspect was also in possession of several prescription pill bottles, a TASER, and a crowbar, which she admitted to carrying for protection. The suspect was conveyed to jail on charges of retail theft, CCW (carrying a concealed weapon), and possession of prescription medications without a valid prescription.

8) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 4:56 p.m.  MPD officers responded to a report of a vehicle parked in the lot of the Hawthorne Library (2707 E Washington Ave) and passersby suspected the occupants of this vehicle to be using drugs.  Upon officer arrival, only a 23-year-old WF was still in the vehicle.  Officers ran a data check on the subject and learned that she had an outstanding warrant for a probation violation.  Officers also located heroin and crack cocaine on the subject's person.  She was conveyed to jail on the probation hold and charges of possession of heroin and possession of cocaine base.

9) EAST: Conveyance-Mental Health – 5:50 p.m.  MPD officers responded to Camden Rd for an out-of-control 11-year-old WF at the residence.  Apparently the juvenile had engaged in destructive and disruptive behavior which required the parents to call police.  Officers facilitated a transport of the juvenile to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation. 

10) MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 9:33 p.m.  Midtown officers responded to 610 S Park St (Ichiban Restaurant) as restaurant staff called to report a male sleeping in the bathroom and they were not able to open the door to check on him.  An officer arrived and was able to use a chair to peer into the bathroom and saw a male slumped over and down.  The officer and staff then forced the door open and found the subject PNB (pulseless, non-breathing).  Naloxone and CCR were administered.  MFD arrived and continued to perform life-saving rescue attempts but were unable to revive the 32-year-old WM.  Medical Examiner was called to the scene.  Evidence of a drug overdose was located in the bathroom.  Investigation continuing.

11) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 9:47 p.m.  East officers were called to the 700 block of Rethke Ave for a report of a male beating up a female.  Officers arrived and met a 56-year-old WM who reported that the suspect (53-year-old WM) was still in his apartment beating up a female.  Officers went in and the suspect as well as the female victim were gone.  Officers found the suspect in the area shortly thereafter and arrested him.  The suspect was not cooperative and had blood on him.  The original complainant reported that the suspect finished a bottle of vodka and proceeded to slap him and beat up the female, who was only partially identified as a white female at this time.  Officers attempted to locate the victim but were unable to find her. The suspect was arrested and charged for disorderly conduct, as well as for outstanding charges on retail theft and felony bail jumping. 

12) WEST: Crash/OMVWI Arrest – 2:17 a.m.  West officers were sent to a motor vehicle crash involving a light pole and a tree.  Upon arrival, officers located a 21-year-old AM in his car, unconscious.  MFD responded as well.  The subject was transported to a local hospital.  The subject admitted to consuming alcohol and that he intentionally struck a tree and other fixed objects in an effort to end his life.  Investigating officers identified a crash scene of about 150 yards in span, adding that the suspect-driver hit two street signs, a fire hydrant, a tree, and a utility pole.  The suspect had been driving westbound on Mineral Point Rd and the crash started just west of the Junction Rd underpass.  The suspect was arrested for 1st offense OMVWI and reckless driving.  The suspect was admitted to the hospital for medical reasons relating to the crash, and then he will be evaluated for an emergency detention.  Investigation continuing.

13) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 2:56 a.m.  Central officers were called to the 600 block of E Gorham St for a report of a domestic dispute between roommates.  The caller (21-year-old WF) reported an intoxicated roommate (31-year-old WM) playing his guitar loudly, on purpose, and they argued over this.  Officers responded to the apartment, mediated the situation, and left.  At 3:23 a.m., officers were called back because the white male suspect had caused a disturbance by pushing his way into the complainant's room and making threats.  Officers returned and arrested the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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