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MPD Daily Significant Calls 08/14/2017 to 08/15/2017

August 15, 2017 8:36 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 08/14/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 08/15/2017, MPD received 497 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 

1) SOUTH:  Residential Burglary – 7:39 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to Warner Lane for a burglary.  Victim (44 year old MW) stated that during the evening of 8/13 he heard a noise in his home, retrieved his handgun and chambered a round shouting that he had a gun and whomever was there needed to leave.  The victim did not contact police at that time and went back to bed.  On 8/14, the victim located a bag of possible stolen items including what is believed to be the suspect's phone.  Investigation continuing. 

2) SOUTH: Property Found – 8:24 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of Beld Street for a found firearm.  A very realistic AK-47 Airsoft Rifle was turned over to the police.  The owner of this item taped the orange safety tip of the muzzle and left it behind the business.  While officers were on scene, a child (10 year old HM) stopped by and after speaking with officers admitted that the rifle was his.  The officers made contact with the child's parent and confiscated the item. 

3) CITY-WIDE/CENTRAL:  Residential Burglary – 11:15 a.m.  A MPD Detective arrested a suspect (18 year old AAM) at the Dane County Courthouse on probable cause for a burglary that was committed on 07/03/2017.  The suspect is also believed to be involved in a recent gun incident with shots fired in the East District.  Weapons offense investigation is continuing. 

4) WEST:  Mental Health Conveyance – 4:33 p.m.  Officers responded to S. Yellowstone Drive for a subject (66 year old WM) who was suicidal, abuses alcohol and has access to guns.  Officers conducted a check welfare along with staff from Journey Mental Health.  The subject was ultimately transported to a local hospital where he agreed to be voluntarily admitted. 

5) WEST:  Mental Health Conveyance – 4:44 p.m.  Officers responded to Mammoth Trail to check the welfare of a subject (21 year old WF) who was making suicidal threats to a co-worker.  Officers made contact with the subject who was not interested in getting help and confirmed her threats of not wanting to live.  The officers placed the subject in protective custody and transported her to a local hospital where she will undergo an evaluation for an emergency detention. 

6) NORTH:  Civil Dispute – 6:10 p.m.  Officers responded to the 2900 block of N. Sherman Avenue for a child custody dispute. The father (41 year old AAM) reported that the mother of his child (38 year old WF) came to the park and took their child without his permission.  The father further explained that he recently filed a petition for emergency placement after suspected child abuse in Illinois.  The mother was located and she also reported to have filed a petition for emergency custody in Illinois where the child resides with her.  Neither of the petitions have been ruled on by a Judge and there is no other custody/placement paperwork in place.  Contact was attempted in Illinois regarding any reports of child abuse.  There was only one report found which is where the mother reported that the father refused to return the child.  Due to a lack of court paperwork and any indication of danger, the child remained with the mother and they returned to Illinois.   

7) NORTH:  Child Abuse – 8:47 p.m.  The parent of a young child (11 month old female) was dropped off at the babysitter's/suspect (31 year old WF) at approximately noon with no apparent injuries.  The child was picked up by the mother between 4-4:30 p.m. and approximately 20 minutes after the pick-up a family member observed bruising on the child's face.  The child was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. CPS was plugged in and a safety plan was set up with the family.  Investigation continuing.       

8) EAST:  Child Abuse – 11:03 p.m. Officers responded to a local hospital after the hospital called reporting that a 14 day old infant (AAM) was in their facility with a skull fracture and brain bleed.  The mother (18 year old AAF) of the child gave an explanation for how she believes the injuries occurred.  CPS requested that the mother be escorted off the property and that the child not have any visitors.  Injuries are presently considered non-life threatening.  Investigation continuing. 

9) WEST:  Check Property – 11:07 p.m.  At least two callers reported hearing a single gunshot followed by a vehicle speeding off on Hammersley Road.  One additional witness observed an old truck backfire and then speed off.  Nothing was located at the area. 

10) EAST:  Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 1:06 a.m.  A chronic runaway (15 year old AAM) left his residence (Wyalusing Drive) at approximately 6:30 with a friend and did not return home. Area checked, juvenile listed as missing and attempt to locate was aired.

11) CENTRAL:  Information – 1:54 a.m.  Caller stated that he was walking on the sidewalk on East Washington Avenue near North Franklin Street when a dark colored SUV pulled out of a driveway or parking lot and struck him.  No visible injuries and the caller was unable to provide an exact location as he had walked away and called police from a different location.  The caller was transported to a local hospital as a precaution. 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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