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MPD Daily Significant Calls 02/15/2018 to 02/16/2018

February 16, 2018 8:29 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 02/15/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 02/16/2018, MPD received 477 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.

1) NORTH: Weapons Offense/Person with a Gun – 6:02 a.m.  Officers responded to motel on Hayes Rd for a male subject threatening a female with a handgun.  The victim was no longer on scene when officers arrived and could not be contacted.  A male subject, matching the description provided by a witness, was located and contact was made.  A handgun was located on the male subject/suspect (23 year old AAM) and he was subsequently arrested for carrying a concealed weapon and possession of marijuana.  Investigation continuing.    

2) SOUTH: Check Person – 6:51 a.m.  Officers responded to the area of Lawrence St/Potter St to check the welfare of a subject (50 year old WM) who was only partially clothed.  The subject was conveyed to local hospital for an evaluation.  The subject was left in the care of medical staff and no further action by the police was found necessary. 

3) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 7:01 a.m.  Officers responded to Halley Way where a male suspect (22 year old AAM) was assaulting a female subject (19 year old AAF).  The victim was in her vehicle attempting to leave when the suspect refused to let her leave and assaulted her.  Both the victim and the suspect were located.  The suspect was arrested for battery, disorderly conduct, theft and a probation hold.       

4) EAST: Check Person – 8:22 a.m.  Officers responded to N. Thompson Dr to check the welfare of a suicidal subject (22 year old WM).  Officers assisted Journey Mental Health with conveying the subject to their office, where arrangements were made for a voluntary admission to a local hospital.   

5) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 12:54 p.m.  MPD conducted a traffic stop near E. Main St/S. Blair St.  The driver (58 year old AAM) was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia.  The driver was conveyed to jail to post on the misdemeanor citation (possession of paraphernalia). 

6) SOUTH: Weapons Offense/Shots Fired – 1:06 p.m.  Officers responded to a third-hand report of shots fired in the 1600 block of Beld St.  A subject (39 year old AAF) and several of her children were contacted/interviewed.  The two suspects alleged to have been involved in the shots fired incident were no longer on scene.  No injuries were reported.  Child Protective Services notified.  Press release completed.  Investigation continuing.         

7) CENTRAL: Crash with Injuries – 3:42 p.m.  Officers responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash at E. Washington Ave/N. Blair St.  The driver (20 year old WM) and pedestrian (39 year old WF) were both contacted. It was determined that the driver had the right-of-way.  The pedestrian was conveyed to a local hospital for minor injuries.  The pedestrian was issued a citation for sudden pedestrian movement. 

8) EAST: Sexual Assault of a Child – 4:16 p.m.  A juvenile victim (15 year old HF) reported a sexual assault by another student (16 year old AAM) to an educational resource officer (ERO).  Investigation continuing. 

9) EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 5:01 p.m.  Officers responded to an east side residence to check the welfare of a suicidal subject (13 year old AAF).  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  The juvenile was conveyed to a local hospital where she was left in the care of medical staff/family.  No further action by the police was found necessary.

10) NORTH: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 6:26 p.m.  Officers responded to the 2200 block of E. Washington Ave for a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (14 year old AAF).  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.  At approximately 8:57 p.m. the juvenile was located safe.     

11) NORTH: Possible Threats Complaint – 10:00 p.m.  MPD received second-hand reports of an open-ended threats complaint obtained through Snapchat and social media.  The gist of the chatter on social media was a generalized conversation of a threat to a high school in Madison.  Follow-up was conducted and there was no substantiated/credible threats to suggest that there was an imminent threat to public safety.  Nevertheless, additional resources were deployed for the beginning of school on Friday.  Investigation continuing.       

12) EAST: Stolen Auto – 10:35 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a stolen auto from a convenience store on E. Washington Ave.  The vehicle was left running, unoccupied and unlocked.  The registered owner of the vehicle did not call the police until hours after the vehicle was apparently stolen.  The Wisconsin State Patrol observed the vehicle, occupied by 3 younger males, and attempted to make a traffic stop.  The vehicle fled and the pursuit was terminated.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.             

Posted by: Chief Koval

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