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MPD Daily Significant Calls 10/14/2017 to 10/15/2017

October 15, 2017 11:24 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 10/14/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 10/15/2017, MPD received 429 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials.

1) SOUTH: Burglary Non-Residential -- 6:44 a.m.  Officers responded to the 800 block of S Park St for a report of a burglary in a construction area. Caller reported arriving at the site and observed that the lock on the construction trailer was defeated. Suspect(s) entered the trailer and took a number of expensive items.  Area businesses are being checked for video.  Investigation continuing. 

2) CITY-WIDE: Check Person -- 9:18 a.m.  Dane County Crisis reported receipt of text messages from a subject claiming to have overdosed on insulin and muscle relaxants. No identity/location provided with the texts, and the sender claimed to be homeless. No history corresponding to associated phone number in dispatch records. Online search of phone number provided a possible identity of a person associated with the number, however, that person was not a Madison resident. A potential lead was developed for Nevada Rd, with negative results.  After continued investigation, officers determined that the subject originating the call is now living in La Crosse.  La Crosse PD was notified, are familiar with the subject, and went to check on the subject's welfare. 

3) EAST: Disorderly Conduct -- 11:51 a.m.  Officers responded to Walmart, 4198 Nakoosa Trl, for a reported disturbance. The caller/victim (49 year old WF) reported that the suspect (37 year old AAM) and a female were seen arguing in the parking lot when the suspect approached the caller/victim.  The suspect started yelling and swearing at her for taking a parking spot, and threatened to beat her. An independent witness corroborated the caller/victim's account. Suspect was cited for disorderly conduct and released at the scene.  

4) CENTRAL: Disturbance Unwanted Person – 12:14 p.m.  Officers responded to the 7-Eleven convenience store, located at 673 State St, reference a 30 year old WF causing a disturbance.  Upon conducting their investigation, the officer learned that the suspect entered the store with the intent to steal candy. Upon being confronted by the store clerk, the suspect became physical; throwing candy at the store clerk, pushing the store clerk, and knocking over store items before departing. Officers were able to make contact with the suspect, at which point the suspect began to scream and walk in circles. Officers were compelled to take the suspect into custody and the suspect attempted to push and kick at officers. No one was injured as officers were able to de-escalate the suspect. The suspect was conveyed to jail and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

5) WEST: Domestic Disturbance -- 2:08 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 6700 block of Hammersley Rd, reference a domestic disturbance involving a 28 year old WF and her 29 year old WM husband. Upon arriving on scene, officers learned that the male suspect had been drinking throughout the day. The suspect wanted to get more items to drink and needed the victim's debit card. The victim's debit card was concealed on the victim's person. The victim was positioned on a reclining chair and the suspect became irate, yelling at the victim. During his rant, the suspect climbed on top of the victim holding her down and removed the debit card from inside the victim's bra. Upon obtaining the debit card, the suspect attempted to depart from the residence and the victim notified MPD. Officers were able to contact the suspect outside of the residence and take him into custody without incident. The incident occurred in front of the couple's 5 year old child and the suspect was charged with disorderly conduct (domestic related).  

6) EAST: Domestic Disturbance -- 2:08 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Trixie's Liquor (2929 E Washington Ave) reference a domestic disturbance between a 35 year old WF and her 57 year old AAM boyfriend. Upon further investigation officers learned that the female victim and the male suspect were in the parking lot arguing about the victim's past infidelities. The suspect became upset during the argument and hit the victim above the right hip with his cane. The suspect was placed in custody and conveyed to jail for disorderly conduct (domestic related) while armed and a parole violation hold was placed.

7) SOUTH: Intoxicated Driver -- 3:32 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to an accident at S Mills St and Chandler St.  The 61 year old WM suspect was downtown at Lucky's bar drinking. The suspect was operating a company car and decides that he is sober enough to drive and departs from Lucky's traveling southbound on Mills St approaching Chandler St. There was a legally parked vehicle on S Mills St, occupied by one person. The occupant opened his door and the suspect traveling in his vehicle did not observe this motion. In a simultaneous motion the suspect collides with the legally parked vehicle's door. Upon officers arriving, the suspect was placed under arrest for 1st offense OMVWI. No one was injured as a result of the collision. 

8) WEST: Intoxicated Driver -- 5:45 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to an accident at Mineral Point Rd and S Midvale Blvd.  The suspect driver (53 year old WM) is operating his vehicle at a high rate of speed westbound on Mineral Point Road. The suspect loses control of his vehicle near the intersection of S Midvale Blvd and collides with a utility pole thus causing the pole to detach from the ground and expose electrical wiring. The suspect departs from his vehicle and attempts to flee the scene. Witnesses and MFD are able to locate the suspect and officers make contact. The suspect is arrested for 3rd offense OMVWI as well as other traffic infractions. MG&E was summoned to the scene for repairs.

9) EAST: Domestic Disturbance -- 6:22 p.m.  Officers were called to the 3100 block of Atwood Ave reference a domestic disturbance.  The 56 year old WM suspect lives at home with his mother (78 year old WF). The suspect returns home after a day of drinking and goes to his bedroom in the basement of the residence. While in his bedroom, the suspect falls into a utility sink thus breaking the sink and knocking over the air softener. The victim confronts the suspect about being drunk and breaking the sink. The suspect becomes upset and starts yelling multiple obscenities.  Suspect also strikes the victim with a closed fist across her face, causing glasses to break and a laceration to the victim's nose.  When police arrive, suspect complains of a non-related health issue.  Suspect conveyed to a local hospital and will be admitted overnight.  Later today, the suspect will be arrested on charges of battery to an elderly person over 62 years of age, disorderly conduct (domestic related) and criminal damage to property (domestic related). 

10) SOUTH: Drug Incident Overdose -- 6:57 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the Culvers parking lot, located at 2102 W Beltline Hwy, for the report of a male passed out in his car and had hit another vehicle. The 32 year old WM suspect was discovered by citizens, slumped over in his vehicle after running into another parked vehicle in the lot. MFD arrived and was able to get the suspect to respond. Upon officers' arrival they were able to observe in plain view a used syringe on the suspect's lap as well as a drug kit, and a white powdery substance in the passenger seat that tested positive for Oxycodone. The suspect is being charged with OMVWI, possession of schedule II narcotic, reckless driving, and two probation violations holds.

11) CENTRAL: Check Person -- 8:48 p.m.  A concerned friend called regarding a 35 year old AAM, reporting that he was concerned his friend would "harm himself or society."  Friend was unable to provide specific quotes or things he said, but stated he was concerned.  Subject was located and contacted downtown, and denied making any suicidal statements.  Subject was becoming visibly upset but continued to deny making any statements of the sort.  He was with family members, who stated that he would be safe with them, and he agreed.  Journey Mental Health was plugged in and the subject's information was conveyed.  No weapons history or weapons in the house.

12) CENTRAL: Sexual Assault -- 9:24 p.m.  UW student responded to the hospital concerned that she may have been assaulted on Thursday night (48+ hours ago).  She related an incident which had occurred at a fraternity house on Langdon St.  She recalled drinking at a party and not certain what happened after that.  Friends are now being contacted and investigation is continuing. 

13) CENTRAL: Check Person -- 12:28 a.m.  Officer on routine patrol is proactively checking properties near the 300 block of Wisconsin Ave when he observes a group of individuals in a parking garage.  Officer tells them they need to leave, at which point one of the individuals began to wake up others who were sleeping.  Officers checks on them again a short time later and determines one of the "sleeping" individuals is laying down in a sleeping bag, has a large knot on his forehead, and is not responsive.  Fire is requested and the individual is transported.  Those with him claim that the man was intoxicated and fell approximately three hours prior.  All parties present have been drinking and no one gives a clear description as to exactly what happened.  At the hospital, the subject shows much improvement but will stay at the hospital as detox is full.

14) CENTRAL: Damage to Property -- 2:19 a.m.  Officers respond to the 1900 block of Atwood Ave reference a damage to property complaint.  The caller states they heard a sound like glass breaking with a subject entering a van and leaving.  Plate was provided, which returns to the suspect (29 year old WM).  A large pane window was shattered at the business.  Attempts to contact were met with slamming doors.  Suspect used to work at the victim-business.  Probable cause established for this suspect and investigation is continuing. 

15) CENTRAL: Check Person -- 3:22 a.m.  A female was observed asleep in the elevator at a downtown establishment located near the 1000 block of Wisconsin Pl.  When woken up, she doesn't know where she is or how she got there and then falls back asleep.  She does not remember her name.  Fire transported her to a local hospital where officers continue their investigation. 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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