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MPD Daily Significant Calls 02/03/2018 to 02/04/2018

February 4, 2018 10:04 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 02/03/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 02/04/2018, MPD received 379 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.

**Limited Crash Response from 5:50 p.m. to 7:35 p.m. city-wide, given the overwhelming volume of incidents reported.**

1) WEST: Drug Incident-Overdose – 5:31 a.m.  MFD and MPD responded to Loreen Dr regarding a pulseless non-breathing subject.  Upon arrival, a 31 year old WF was found unresponsive.  Naloxone was administered by MPD and MFD personnel on scene.  After a medical clearance at a local hospital, the suspect was transported to jail on drug charges and a parole hold. 

2) SOUTH: Disturbance – 8:04 a.m.  Officers responded to Detox (2914 Industrial Dr) regarding a patient who was agitated, throwing things, yelling, and being belligerent.  The subject (41 year old WM) was contacted and escorted into isolation.  The subject had been brought in by Rock County.

3) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 10:16 a.m.  Officers responded to the intersection of E Washington Ave and Wright St regarding a physical domestic disturbance.  A 27 year old AAM struck his girlfriend, a 34 year old AAF.  There is probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic battery, when located.  Investigation continuing.  

4) MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 11:55 a.m.  MPD responded to Saint James Ct for the report of a burglary that had occurred the previous night.  An unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked door and stole a backpack from the living room.  The 19 year old WM victim reported that his backpack contained a laptop computer.

5) EAST: Civil Dispute – 1:59 p.m.  MPD responded to Blossom Lane for a disturbance/civil dispute.  This dispute was between the landlord (36 year old WM) and a tenant (47 year old AAM) who had been served with a 5-day eviction notice.  Based on conflicting statements, the landlord was advised that he had to proceed with a formalized civil eviction process in order to have law enforcement remove the tenant. 

6) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 4:22 p.m.  MPD responded to the 3700 block of Packers Ave for the report of a male screaming.  MPD made contact with a 54 year old WM who reported that his roommate, a 49 year old WF, had battered him.  Subsequent investigation developed probable cause for the white female/suspect.  The suspect was arrested for charges of domestic battery, domestic disorderly conduct, false imprisonment, and intimidation of a victim.

7) NORTH: Death Investigation – 4:25 p.m.  MPD and MFD responded to the 1800 block of Schlimgen Ave for a 26 year old WM who was pulseless and non-breathing.  Officers and MFD discovered the subject was deceased by an apparent drug overdose.  Medical Examiner notified.  Investigation continuing.

8) MIDTOWN: Missing Juvenile – 4:41 p.m.  An MPD officer was flagged down in the 1900 block of Whenona Dr for police assistance in locating a 14 year old autistic AAM that had been missing for almost an hour.  Several additional officers and a K9 unit responded and the juvenile was located not far from home. 

9) CENTRAL: EMS Assist – 5:20 p.m.  MPD and EMS responded to the Echo Tap (114 S Bedford St) for a witnessed fall where the subject was pulseless and non-breathing.  The patient was a 49 year old WM who had been helping with a painting crew at the business.  The subject had complained of chest pain earlier.  The patient was revived and taken to a local hospital for further medical evaluation. 

10) CENTRAL: Theft – 7:11 p.m.  MPD responded to the Church Key Pub and Grill (626 University Ave) for a theft of money.  Surveillance tapes are being reviewed at this time.  Investigation continuing.

11) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 9:21 p.m.  Central officers investigated a domestic disturbance at 213 N. Brearly Street (Salvation Army Housing).  Officers learned that the victim (49 year old AAF) and the suspect (61 year old WF) argued over food and the suspect scratched the victim on the face during a physical encounter.  The suspect was also wanted for a parole violation.  The suspect was taken to jail on charges of domestic battery, disorderly conduct, and the parole hold.

12) MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 10:26 p.m.  Midtown officers responded to a West side residential neighborhood for a family fight.  Officers were able to determine that the victim (18 year old HM) and the victim's mother (40 year old HF) had a disagreement which turned physical.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct. 

13) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 10:48 p.m.  South officers responded to Curry Pkwy for a domestic disturbance.  Officers learned that the victim (21 year old WF) and her boyfriend that she lives with (20 year old WM) had a fight over a tablet.  The victim reported that she was pushed down several times by the suspect and her tablet was damaged as a result of the altercation.  The suspect was taken to jail on charges of domestic disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property. 

14) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 11:33 p.m.  Central officers responded to the Off the Square Club (4 N Hancock St) for a male who was refusing to leave the shelter.  Officers arrived and asked the 36 year old AAM subject to leave repeatedly, but he refused.  After repeated requests to leave, the male was escorted out.  The suspect resisted officers and officers were forced to arrest him.  He continued to cause a disturbance and he was escorted out of the facility.  The suspect was taken to jail on a state charge of resisting arrest.  The suspect was also cited for trespassing and marijuana possession. 

15) WEST: Conveyance-Mental Health – 12:13 a.m.  West officers responded to Schroeder Rd as a nurse was on the phone with a subject who was in crisis.  The nurse called for Madison officers to respond as the 32 year old AAM subject reported that he was cutting himself.  Officers arrived and met the subject outside.  The subject was taken to a local hospital via EMS with officers assisting for safety reasons.  The subject was voluntarily admitted. 

16) MIDTOWN: Robbery Armed – 12:18 a.m.  The Madison Police Department investigated an armed robbery that occurred on 02/04/2018 at approximately 12:18 AM at the Capitol Petro/Mobil Gas Station - 2601 Verona Road.  The suspect was described as an AAM, approximately 23-25 years of age.  The suspect is believed to be approximately 5'10"-6'00", 220-240lbs.  The suspect was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue sweatpants at the time of the robbery.  The suspect presented a semi-automatic handgun at the time of the robbery.  An undisclosed amount of U.S. currency was taken.  The investigation is on-going and the suspect remains at-large.

17) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 12:30 a.m.  Central officers responded to the Concourse Hotel (1 W Dayton St) for a report of a female that had been strangled by her boyfriend.  The suspect fled the area prior to officers' arrival on-scene.  The victim (29 year old WF) reported that her boyfriend (32 year old WM) strangled her, battered her, and broke the hotel room phone after she tried to call 911 and her sister in hopes that her sister would call police in for her.  The victim refused to be treated at a local hospital, but officers developed probable cause for charges of strangulation, battery, criminal damage to property and intimidation of a victim.  The suspect was located and arrested at 5:15 a.m. 

18) MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 2:45 a.m.  Midtown officers responded to Craig Ave for a report of a male who had fired two rounds from a handgun after returning home from a bar on the East side of Madison.  Friends of the suspect were upset that upon returning home, the suspect decided to crank off two rounds outside, into the air.  A Shorewood Hills police officer and Madison officers arrived shortly thereafter.  The Shorewood Hills officer took the suspect (31 year old WM) into custody.  The suspect was charged with carrying a handgun where alcohol beverages may be sold and endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon.

19) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 3:35 a.m.  Central officers responded to the 1000 block of Williamson St for a domestic fight. The suspect (38 year old WF) dropped a Keurig coffee maker onto the head of the victim (36 year old WM).  As a result, the victim received five stiches to the head.  The suspect resisted officers when she was taken into custody.  The suspect was taken to jail on charges of domestic substantial battery, domestic disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.  

Posted by: Chief Koval

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