We have begun having our bi-annual forums throughout the city (district by district) in which constituents can come to ask questions, provide feedback, and hear directly from District personnel (as well as from me) about trending items taking place in our community. For dates on upcoming community forums please click on this link - http://www.cityofmadison.com/police/blog/?Id=14226. One of the themes raised in the context of these gatherings was a desire to learn more about crime patterns--citywide---as well as to better discern the type(s) and frequency of various incidents.
As a prelude to the 24-hour snapshot of calls for service that are published on a daily basis, today's blog will also contain the following overview on burglaries, year-to-date (YTD).
Through the month of February, the City has experienced 134 reported burglaries. For the first two months (January, February) of 2017, we had experienced 151 burglaries. The 134 burglaries (YTD, 2018), has resulted in an 11% decrease from where we were this time last year.
For the month of February 2018, there were 59 reported burglaries. Compare this to the month of February 2017, where we experienced 55 reported burglaries, this is a 7% increase.
What we know:
- At least 17 burglaries occurred when a resident was home.
- At least 21 burglaries occurred due to an unlocked door or open garage.
- Two vehicles were taken during a residential burglary.
- No reported handguns were taken this month.
Here is the break-down of February's 59 reported burglaries (by district):
- West – 10
- South - 3
- Central – 14
- North – 13
- East – 9
- Midtown - 10
From 5:30 a.m. on 03/07/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 03/08/2018, MPD received 427 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. MPD shifts are staggered as follows: 1st detail=7 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2nd detail=12 p.m. to 8 p.m., 3rd detail=3 p.m. to 11 p.m., 4th detail=8 p.m. to 4 a.m., 5th detail=11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
1) NORTH: Stolen Auto – 6:13 a.m. Officers responded to Northport Dr for a stolen auto that was left running, unlocked and unoccupied. Attempt to locate aired. The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.
2) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 8:21 a.m. Officers responded to a domestic disturbance on Hammersley Rd. The suspect (22 year old AAF) pushed, grabbed and scratched her boyfriend/victim (20 year old AAM). The suspect also caused damage to the residence. The suspect was arrested for multiple domestic-related charges.
3) MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 9:13 a.m. Officers responded to Glacier Drive, at the request of a Probation/Parole agent, to attempt contact with a wanted suspect (19 year old AAM). The suspect was contacted and arrested for a probation violation.
4) SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 9:25 a.m. Officers contacted a wanted suspect (21 year old AAM) for a retail theft case. The suspect was taken into custody at the probation/parole office and conveyed to jail.
5) SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 11:34 a.m. Officers observed a wanted suspect (23 year old AAM) on Parker Place (Town of Madison). The suspect was wanted on outstanding gun charges. With the assistance of other law enforcement agencies, including the Town of Madison PD, the suspect was contacted and arrested. A subject (17 year old AAM), who was with the suspect, attempted to flee but was apprehended. The 17 year old AAM was found to be in possession of a firearm. Investigation continuing.
6) NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 12:01 p.m. Officers responded to Dwight Dr for a wanted suspect (39 year old WM). Initially, the suspect refused to comply with officers' directions. After extended negotiations, the suspect exited his residence and he was arrested for a probation violation.
7) EAST: Child Abuse – 12:59 p.m. Officers responded to a local school to make contact with a minor/victim (11 year old AAF) who arrived at school with injuries. The victim reported a physical altercation took place the previous night with her mother/suspect (34 year old AAF). Child Protective Services plugged in. The suspect was arrested for physical abuse of a child. The victim was left in the care/custody of a family member.
8) CENTRAL: Sexual Assault – 3:05 p.m. Officers took a sexual assault report from a victim (19 year old WF). The victim reported that the assault occurred in January on State St. The suspect was identified as a 24 year old AM. Investigation continuing.
9) MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 3:33 p.m. Officers responded to Charmany Dr/Research Park Blvd for a vehicle in a snow bank. The driver/suspect (29 year old WM) was contacted. The suspect was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and prescription medication without a valid prescription; he was arrested and conveyed to jail on these charges.
10) NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 4:06 p.m. Officers responded to a hotel on E. Washington Ave for a subject causing a disturbance. The suspect (18 year old WM) was engaged in a physical disturbance with two other individuals when officers arrived. The suspect was detained and continued his disruptive behavior; including spitting at an EMS employee. The suspect was arrested for throwing/discharging bodily fluids at a public safety worker, disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana and trespassing.
11) EAST: Crash with Injuries – 11:22 p.m. Officers responded to a crash at Hwy 12/County Hwy AB. One car t-boned another car. A female driver was uninjured from one vehicle and a male driver from the second vehicle was transported to a local hospital for injuries. The female driver was cited for failure to yield.
12) NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 12:36 a.m. Officers responded to disturbance on Straubel St where two individuals were arguing. The victim (36 year old WF) reported that the suspect (55 year old AAM) had some of her belongings in his vehicle and he refused to give them back to her. The personal property of the victim was observed in the suspect's vehicle. The suspect was arrested for theft.