From 5:30 a.m. on 08/04/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 08/05/2017, MPD received 490 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials.
1) SOUTH: Assist EMS/Fire – 7:50 a.m. - Gas main was damaged in the 3300 block of Latham. MFD and MG&E requested assistance from MPD for traffic control in the area. Two south cars assisted, units were busy for approximately 1 hr and then the road was re-opened.
2) CENTRAL: Conveyance Mental Health – 8:24 a.m. Officers were sent to the 1100 block of Regent Street to check the welfare of a man sleeping in his car. Officers contact the subject (M/W, 89 yo) and learn that he has been living in his car. It becomes apparent to officers that the subject needed a medical and mental health assessment. Subject was placed into protective custody. The subject was ultimately conveyed to Winnebago by two 2nd detail officers as there was no one else to send due to call volume.
3) SOUTH: Fight Call – 10:51 a.m. ?MPD was dispatched to John Nolen and North Shore area for two cars stopped in traffic and multiple people fighting in the street. Dispatch received multiple calls reference the fight but when PD arrived and checked the area, no combatants or injured persons were located.
4) WEST: Sex Offense/Miscellaneous – 12:02 p.m. MPD received a tip from the National Human Trafficking Hotline regarding juvenile females who were at a location in the 7100 block of Flower Ln. The tip went on to suggest that the juveniles were being forced into sexual acts. As officers were being sent to investigate, a caller claiming to be an "aunt" also called MPD and indicated that she was in contact with one of these juveniles via cell phone. The aunt stated that she wanted MPD to respond quickly, as she was receiving information that the suspect was currently gone. When MPD arrived, we did locate one female juvenile who was brought to West PD to be interviewed. No apparent suspect leads or crime scene as this juvenile refused to divulge any information to detectives. After hours of trying to elicit more information from this juvenile subject, detectives learned that she was a runaway from Grand Rapids, Michigan since June 25th. The appropriate authorities were notified, the female was taken to the Juvenile Reception Center awaiting a return to Michigan, and investigation continues.
5) CENTRAL: Conveyance Mental Health – 2:53 p.m. Officers were sent to Journey Mental Health regarding an individual (W/M, 42 yo) that needed to be transported/treated at a hospital per court order. According to the order, the subject failed to show up for his medications and thus he was noncompliant with his treatment plan. Officers had to remain with this subject until 8:12 p.m., when a determination was then made that the subject should be admitted to the hospital.
6) NORTH: Pulseless Nonbreather/Medical Response – 5:04 p.m. Officers were called to the area of Dwight Drive and Portage Road reference a subject (W/F, 26 yo) passed out behind the wheel of a car that had just hit a parked car and was blocking Portage Road, making it impassible. According to witnesses, the subject was traveling westbound on Dwight Drive, drove through a stop sign and hit the parked car. Upon arrival on scene, officers see that the car is locked and the windows are up. Officers broke the passenger side window and pulled the woman from the car. MFD administered naloxone on scene. At the hospital, the subject admits to buying heroin and snorting it. The subject was charged with OWI 1st Offense, Reckless Driving and Possession of Heroin. Two street supervisors were needed to coordinate the scene. Of note, if the woman had not run into the parked car, she would have continued into Reindahl Park, which was full of children and adults.
7) NORTH: Drug Incident Overdose – 9:06 p.m. Witness stated that subject (AAM, 33 yo) was in the 700 block of Vera Court in the residence eating a meal when he went down. Fire arrived and revived the subject with naloxone. Witness and subject both claimed no opiate use or known drug use. No evidence located on scene. Subject transported to hospital by EMS and police clear.
8) NORTH: Attempted Homicide – 9:32 p.m. Multiple callers report hearing gunshots in the 1500 block of Troy Drive with people running and a vehicle leaving the scene. Arriving officers locate a bullet hole appearing to be an exit hole from one apartment into another. Officers clear both apartments and find blood and casings in the first apartment. After doing a protective welfare check and locating no one on the scene, MPD held the scene for forensic examination. The apartment resident ultimately showed up, provided a statement, and the apartment was subsequently returned to him. A victim (AAM, 21 yo) presented at a local hospital with gunshot wounds and was taken into surgery. Victim and subject(s) know one another and this was not a random act of violence. Press release completed. Investigation continuing.
9) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 10:09 p.m. Fight between two people in the lobby of the AC hotel on North Webster Street. Security broke up the fight and chased the primary aggressor (AAM, 28 yo) into an alley behind the Old Fashion bar. Verbal commands to stop were given by security at which point the suspect turned around and pulled a folding knife, and charged at the security officer. Security countered by pointing a taser at this suspect. The suspect dropped the knife and started a fast walk away. Officers on scene and placed the suspect under arrest after a positive ID was established. Suspect was arrested and taken to jail and charged with disorderly conduct while armed.
10) SOUTH: Weapons Offense/Shots Fired – 10:50 p.m. Caller reported hearing a single gunshot outside their window in the 600 block of Moorland Road at approximately 10:50 p.m. Same caller reported back a few minutes later saying that a second shot was heard at 10:56 p.m. Responding officers canvassed the area and could not locate anything at this time.
11) SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 11:08 p.m. Caller stated that a WM, 18 yo, in the residence in the 800 block of South Shore Drive had a knife and was actively cutting himself in response to a large crowd outside. Subject suffers from bipolar and panic attacks. Officers requested everyone leave the residence, and crowds scattered when sirens approached. One person told a medic that there may be a gun involved as well. Officers made contact and were able to de-escalate the situation and take the subject into custody without incident. Subject was subsequently transported to an area hospital by EMS for a mental health evaluation. Investigation continuing.
12) NORTH: Weapons Offense – 11:15 p.m. Multiple callers in the 400 block of North Third Street reported a subject (WM, 28 yo) with a large stick hitting a store, hitting products, and striking a car while pounding his chest and screaming "like a gorilla." Officers arrived and encountered an agitated suspect inside the business. Officers successfully de-escalated the subject and placed him into custody. Subject was transported to the jail on charges of disorderly conduct while armed, possession of paraphernalia and bail jumping.
13) WEST: Drug Incident Overdose – 1:38 a.m. A 911 call was received from the 1300 block of Prairie Road. The caller stated there were two individuals in this residence that had OD'd. One individual was reportedly in the bathtub, and another in the bedroom. A neighbor assisted and administered naloxone to one while Madison Fire also administered naloxone to the other subject. Paraphernalia was located on scene and subjects admitted to taking drugs. Both subjects were transported to a local hospital and given court dates for the drug charges.