The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what they were being told, in the moment. In many instances, facts and circumstances, even the type of crime listed, can change as officers, detectives and investigators continue their work.
From 5:30 a.m. on 04/27/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 04/28/2018, MPD received 461 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.
*Priority calls for service 3:27 p.m. to 5:10 p.m. due to bank robbery. Priority calls city-wide started at 8:15 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. due to significant calls for service to include fatal crash, sexual assault investigation, high call volume, and emergency detentions. Priority calls city-wide 12:41 a.m. to 1:25 a.m. due to high call volume and again 2:00 a.m. to 2:55 a.m.
1) MIDTOWN: Conveyance Mental Health – 8:49 a.m. Officers responded to a report of a psychotic patient (44-year-old WM) damaging property at a local hospital. Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health for subsequent placement criteria. Investigation continuing.
2) EAST: Residential Burglary – 9:18 a.m. Officers responded to Eagle Cove Road for a report of a suspicious subject (16-year-old WM) lurking around a residence. The suspect was contacted and found to have several outstanding warrants. Suspect was subsequently transported to the Juvenile Reception Center.
3) NORTH: Death Investigation – 10:37 a.m. Officers responded to a north side residence for a deceased subject (33-year-old WM). Initial indicator of death is a drug overdose. Medical Examiner's office responded. Investigation continuing.
4) SOUTH: Information – 10:41 a.m. Dispatch received multiple calls regarding some sort of disturbance with injuries. The first call came in from a female who was crying and asking for an ambulance. Subsequently, another call came in from a male stating he was stabbed. Despite assistive technology, multiple locations for both subjects were checked and yielded negative results. Call backs with both subjects were not productive in that neither individual would provide information as to their whereabouts. Investigation continuing.
5) WEST: Disturbance – 11:46 a.m. Officers responded to Valley View Road regarding a disturbance involving a juvenile (16-year-old WM). An emergency detention was sought due to ongoing acting out by the juvenile. While in the course of transporting for evaluation, an MPD officer was bitten. After subsequent medical stabilization, the juvenile was placed under emergency detention and transported to Winnebago several hours later.
6) MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 12:57 p.m. Officers responded to a residence on Midvale Boulevard for a report of a father and son physical domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the son (46-year-old MEM) and the father (68-year-old MEM). Officers learned from the involved parties that the father had been having lunch with other family members when a verbal argument ensued. The son responded to the residence and the argument became physical. The suspect/son was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and domestic strangulation.
7) EAST: Weapons Offense – 2:11 p.m. Officers responded to a dated report of a taxi driver who allegedly had a handgun in a bag in the cab as he transported three young children. Officers were unable to determine the exact date of occurrence and received varying and inconsistent details from the complainants to this matter. Investigation continuing.
8) WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 2:12 p.m. Officers responded to Watts Road for a report of a banned subject on the property of Walmart. Officers arrived and learned the suspect (47-year-old AAM) has two open cases with bans specifically prohibiting him from being on Walmart property. The suspect was arrested for municipal trespass and three counts of misdemeanor bail jumping and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.
9) SOUTH: Adult Arrest Person – 2:29 p.m. Officers responded to South Park Street for a report of an intoxicated-appearing driver that fled from Wisconsin State Capitol Police earlier in the day. Officers located and processed the suspect/driver (31-year-old WM) for OWI. Drug paraphernalia and a plethora of prescription pills were located in the vehicle. Officers charged the suspect with 2nd offense OWI and possession of drug paraphernalia and conveyed him to the Dane County Jail. The Town of Madison also added probable cause for charges of theft and trespass for an incident that occurred in their jurisdiction earlier in the day and WI State Capitol Police will be referring charges for eluding as well.
10) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 2:32 p.m. An MPD officer observed the suspect (23-year-old WM) drive up State Street and attempted to flag him down in order to educate him about the State Street traffic restrictions. Upon contact, the suspect refused to talk with the officer, his behavior escalated, and he resisted the officer's attempts to place him under arrest. Several additional officers responded to the scene. The suspect was ultimately decentralized and arrested for 1st offense OMVWI. He was taken to the Dane County Jail for resisting, 1st offense OMVWI and a traffic citation. Also located were small amounts of marijuana and suspected LSD (pending further testing). Investigation continuing.
11) NORTH: Robbery Armed – 2:55 p.m. Officers responded to a report of an alarm activation at Home Savings Bank on East Washington Avenue. Officers quickly learned while en route that a bank robbery had just occurred and the suspect fled on foot. An alert parking enforcement officer (PEO) in the area observed a male running from the area of the bank and called out updates on the air. Officers converged on the area and located and arrested a person matching the robber's description near Reindahl Park. The suspect was ultimately arrested on one count of armed robbery and conveyed to the Dane County Jail. Press release completed. Investigation continuing.
12) SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 4:02 p.m. MPD officers responded to a motel on Perry Street for a report of a female in the lobby who is not allowed to stay at the motel due to past problems. Dispatch also advised the female was in the office and arguing with the front desk manager. Officers arrived and contacted the suspect (36-year-old AAF). Motel staff advised officers that the suspect was banned from the property earlier in April. The suspect was arrested for municipal trespass and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.
13) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 4:14 p.m. MPD officers responded to Woodman's on Milwaukee Street for report of a cooperative shoplifter. Officers arrived and contacted the suspect (64-year-old AAF). The suspect was chewing on an object that she confessed was crack cocaine. Officers arrested the suspect for retail theft and possession of cocaine and conveyed her to the Dane County Jail.
14) SOUTH: Drug Incident Overdose – 5:08 p.m. MPD and MFD personnel responded to a report of an unconscious 31-year-old WM in a vehicle in a lot on West Broadway. Naloxone was administered and the subject regained consciousness. The suspect made no admission of heroin use and officers did not locate any paraphernalia. Officers also spoke with the subject's passenger who stated he was inside Kwik Trip and returned to find the subject unconscious. The subject was conveyed by MFD to a local hospital for treatment. Investigation continuing.
15) CENTRAL: Sexual Assault – 6:37 p.m. Central officers were called to Tenney Park and located a victim (35-year-old AAM) in the bathroom. The victim was disoriented, and showed obvious signs of an assault but would not provide MPD with any details on what had occurred. The subject was provided numerous opportunities and resources. The scene was processed. Investigation continuing.
16) MIDTOWN: Information – 7:44 p.m. MPD officer made telephone contact with a 29-year-old AAF who wished to report concerns that her 31-year-old AAM husband may have had inappropriate contact with their 3-year-old daughter a couple of weeks ago. There were no immediate safety concerns as the husband has since vacated the home. Investigating officers contacted Child Protective Services (CPS).
17) WEST: Fatal Crash – 8:02 p.m. MPD officers responded to a report of a crash with injuries near the intersection of South Midvale Boulevard and Waite Lane. Officers arrived at the scene and located a 72-year-old WM pedestrian, as well as his wife, a 68-year-old WF. The 72-year-old subject was pronounced at the scene and his 68-year-old wife was conveyed to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Apparently, this married couple was walking their dog on the sidewalk and were struck by a vehicle that appears to have lost control while heading northbound on South Midvale Boulevard. The vehicle was driven by a 19-year-old HM driver and there was a 20-year-old HF passenger. A press release was completed. Investigation continuing.
18) NORTH: PNB/AED Response – 8:17 p.m. MPD officers responded to a pulseless non-breathing 49-year-old WF on North Sherman Avenue. The subject was conveyed to a local hospital and died shortly after arrival. Medical examiner's office notified. Investigation continuing.
19) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 9:43 p.m. Central officers responded to the top of State Street for a disturbance. The complainant/victim (45-year-old WF) reported that a disturbance broke out between two individuals. During this disturbance, one of the involved males (31-year-old AAM) pulled a knife. The near-fight broke up. The victim subsequently confronted the suspect about his inappropriate behavior, at which point the suspect then threatened the victim with a box-cutter knife. Officers investigated and confirmed the events. The suspect was located and admitted to his involvement. He was transported to the Dane County Jail and charged with carrying a concealed weapon.
20) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 10:58 p.m. Central officers responded to North Hancock Street for a report of an overdose. Officers and EMS located the subject (30-year-old WM) and he was transported to a local hospital. After being medically cleared, the suspect was arrested for possession of heroin, bail jumping and warrants and was transported to the Dane County Jail.
21) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense/Person with Gun – 2:32 a.m. MPD responded to University Avenue at Lake Street for report of a road rage disturbance between two vehicles. The victim (21-year-old AAM) reported the suspect exchanged words with him and a handgun was displayed. Suspect is described as a mid-20's AAM. Investigation continuing.