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MPD Daily Significant Calls 05/26/2018 to 05/27/2018

May 27, 2018 10:23 AM

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 5:00 a.m. on 05/26/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 05/27/2018, MPD received 453 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.

To further break down the 453 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (92), East (94), Midtown (69), North (65), South (49), West (51), and Other (33).  Other=these are calls for service that either do not have a sector listed or the sector is not in the City.  For example, if one of our officers assists another law enforcement agency, their sector is not listed in our districts so therefore it is listed under "other".

**Priority calls city-wide due to numerous resource-intensive calls for service from 10:14 p.m. to 11:37 p.m.  Priority calls city-wide again due to numerous weapons offenses and fights from 2:45 a.m. to 4:04 a.m.**

1) SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 5:03 a.m.  The victim (55-year-old WM) reported he was at the Amstar gas station, 1129 S Park St, attempting to get coffee when he was struck by paintballs.  The victim was struck in the back and left the area on his bike.  The suspect vehicle followed the victim and continued shooting paintballs toward him, which struck him in the left arm and head/face.  The victim sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene.  Occupants of the suspect vehicle were described as two males with the front passenger, an 18-20-year-old AAM, as the likely shooter.  The incident appears unprovoked as there was no precipitating event and the suspects were unknown to the victim.  Investigation continuing.

2) NORTH: Weapons Offense – 5:50 a.m.  An employee from Walgreens (3710 E Washington Ave) called 911 to report a 53-year-old AAM suspect was in the parking lot "waving a knife around."  The suspect's actions were described as "shadow stabbing" and "mock fighting himself" while being "drenched in sweat."  Responding officers and sergeant observed the suspect in the parking lot holding the knife (described as a small utility-type folding knife).  Officers were able to de-escalate, the suspect dropped the knife upon commands, and the suspect was taken into custody without incident.  The suspect denied recent drug use, but crack-cocaine paraphernalia was located inside a vehicle connected to the suspect.  The suspect was transported to a local hospital for medical clearance prior to being transported to jail for a probation hold and possession of drug paraphernalia.

3) WEST: Stolen Auto – 6:36 a.m.  A 47-year-old WM victim called 911 to report his vehicle was stolen from the driveway of a West side residence.  The victim was able to track the vehicle's location via Ford Pass software to an area of Red Arrow Trail.  Officers checked the area and the vehicle was located, unoccupied and undamaged.  Investigation continuing.

4) MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 11:01 a.m.  The victim (22-year-old WM) reported that he left his apartment at around 10:30 p.m. Friday evening and assumed that another roommate returned home later and did not lock the doors to his campus apartment.  Entry was made via an unlocked back door, with no signs of forced entry.  The apartment was rummaged through and numerous electronic items were stolen.  Investigation continuing.

5) SOUTH: Emergency Detention/Check Person – 11:13 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to check the welfare of the caller who had just left the hospital.  Officers contacted the subject (54-year-old WM) at the intersection of Fish Hatchery Rd and Park St.  The subject was reporting that people were out to kill him and that he was hearing voices.  The subject has been generating multiple calls for service over the last 48 hours.  An MPD Mental Health Officer was working with Journey and hospital officials to work towards a resolution.  Investigation continuing.

6) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 11:48 a.m.  MPD officers responded to a North side address regarding a report of the victim (23-year-old UF) watching a known suspect actively stealing her vehicle.  MPD officers and Wisconsin State Patrol troopers converged to find and arrest the suspect (22-year-old AAM) after the suspect crashed the vehicle on Annamark Dr and attempted to flee.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for treatment of injuries he sustained in the crash and was subsequently conveyed to jail on domestic-related charges of theft, disorderly conduct, and a probation hold was issued.  Investigation continuing.

7) CENTRAL: Residential Burglary – 11:56 a.m.  MPD officers were dispatched to W Gilman St, reference a residential burglary.  The victim (21-year-old WF) returned home and discovered that someone had entered her ground floor bedroom via an unlocked window. The screen had been cut and a pair of headphones taken.  Investigation continuing.

8) MIDTOWN: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 1:13 p.m.  MPD officers responded to a West side address, regarding a report of a 14-year-old WF juvenile reporting past sexual abuse.  Apparently, the victim reported being inappropriately touched over a year ago, by mom's now ex-boyfriend.  Investigation continuing. 

9) MIDTOWN: Retail Theft/Significant Exposure – 2:52 p.m.  MPD officers responded to a report of an 18-year-old WF shoplifter in custody for stealing ink printer cartridges at a retail store located at Hilldale Mall.  Officers arrived and arrested the suspect for retail theft and felony bail jumping.  During a search of the suspect's purse incident to arrest, an officer sustained a needle stick.  Significant exposure protocol was coordinated, to which the suspect consented.  After pursuing the exposure protocol at a local hospital, the suspect was conveyed to jail on the aforementioned charges as well as an additional charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.  Investigation continuing.

10) NORTH: Juvenile Arrest – 3:00 p.m.  MPD officers investigated a battery on a Madison Metro bus involving two juvenile passengers.  The battery occurred outside of East High School (2222 E Washington Ave) and was initially reported on 05/24/2018.  The victim (14-year-old WF) reported that she had been punched by another student.  On 05/26/2018, a 15-year-old WF suspect was identified and subsequently arrested.  The juvenile suspect was charged with battery to a public transportation vehicle passenger, and conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center.  Investigation continuing.

11) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 3:48 p.m.  MPD officers responded to a report of a verbal argument that turned physical between the suspect (20-year-old WF) and the victim (20-year-old WM) at an East side residential neighborhood.  Officers talked with both involved individuals as well as an independent witness and after subsequent investigation, officers arrested the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct and conveyed her to jail. 

12) CENTRAL: Check Person/Adult Arrested Person – 4:18 p.m.  MPD officers responded to the 900 block of Williamson St, reference a caller who reported that he was an immediate threat to himself and others, and who also claimed to have consumed LSD.  Officers arrived and spoke with the subject (37-year-old WM) and conveyed him to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.  An emergency detention was deemed not necessary and was not supported.  The subject is on GPS bail monitoring and was subsequently arrested for felony bail jumping.  The suspect was conveyed to jail. 

13) CENTRAL: Drug Incident-Overdose – 4:28 p.m.  MPD officers were dispatched with MFD to a 36-year-old AAM who was passed out on the street in front of Buck & Badger, 115 State St.  MFD units arrived and administered naloxone to the subject who responded by becoming more alert.  The subject was then transported to a local hospital by EMS.  Officers responded but did not develop probable cause to arrest.  The subject is already in a sober living facility and will have ramifications there.  Investigation continuing.

14) NORTH: Drug Incident-Overdose – 4:39 p.m.  MPD officers and MFD EMS personnel responded to a report of a person overdosing in the bathroom of The Laundry Room (4512 E Washington Ave).  Officers arrived and administered naloxone to a 26-year-old WF.  This revived the subject and once MPD and MFD assisted her to a standing position, the subject attempted to flee.  Officers promptly detained the suspect and placed her under arrest.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for a medical clearance and then subsequently conveyed to jail on charges of possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, and two counts of bail jumping. 

15) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 6:41 p.m.  MPD officers responded to a report of a female holding a gas can who was passed out on the front porch of an E Johnson St residence. Officers arrived and spoke with a 38-year-old WF who initially provided a false name to officers, but eventually admitted to having the gas can for the purpose of huffing the gas fumes.  Officers arrested the suspect for abuse of hazardous substance and obstructing and subsequently conveyed her to jail.

16) NORTH: Death Investigation – 7:39 p.m.  MPD officers responded to N Sherman Ave, reference a report of an obvious death.  Officers arrived and found a 66-year-old WM deceased in his residence.  Evidence at the scene points towards a self-inflected gunshot wound.  Medical Examiner's Office on scene.  Investigation continuing. 

17) EAST: Stolen/Recovered Auto – 8:33 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Motel 6 (1754 Thierer Rd) regarding a recovered stolen auto.  A 60-year-old HM reported on 05/13/2018 that his vehicle was stolen in the North District.  On this evening, he located his vehicle at the Motel 6.  Officers interviewed a 22-year-old AAF suspected of stealing the vehicle and probable cause was developed to arrest her.  She was booked into jail without incident for one charge of OMVWOC (operating a motor vehicle without consent) and three outstanding warrants.  The vehicle was returned to its owner.  Investigation continuing.

18) CENTRAL: Missing Adult – 11:16 p.m.  Officers are dispatched to 735 E. Washington Avenue (BP gas station) for a report of a missing person.  A 64-year-old AAM called 911 to report that his brother, with whom he resides and is caretaker for, had gone missing.  The missing brother was a 62-year-old AAM who has significant health issues as well as dementia.  Pursuant to an organized search, MPD (assisted by an alert MPD Explorer scout on a ride along) found the subject at the top of State St.  He was evaluated and returned home to his brother without issue.

19) NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 11:55 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Troy Dr for a 911 disconnect.  Officers arrive on scene and find an intoxicated 28-year-old AAF crying outside her brother's residence.  The female was incapacitated due to alcohol consumption and was placed in protective custody.  Upon search of her purse, a Taser and a pistol were located.  The suspect was conveyed to Detox and issued a misdemeanor citation for CCW (Carrying a Concealed Weapon).  The weapons were seized by police.  Investigation continuing. 

20) CENTRAL: Fight Call – 1:32 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to Embassy Apartments (515 University Ave) regarding a fight in progress.  The caller to 911 described between 10-15 people actively fighting and further stated that a "Taser" was displayed.  As officers arrived, people on foot and in at least one vehicle scattered/fled.  No reports of injuries at this time. 

21) EAST: Traffic Arrest – 1:38 a.m.  While on routine patrol in the area of Cottage Grove Rd at Atlas Ave, an MPD officer observed a vehicle that was being driven by a suspect who was known to this officer and who was believed to have multiple warrants.  Upon running a data check, the driver's license status was observed to be suspended and so a traffic stop was initiated.  Upon contact, the suspect (46-year-old AAM) lied about his name and after confirming his true identity he was arrested for one count of obstructing and multiple warrants.  He was taken to jail without incident.  

22) MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense (Shots Fired) – 1:59 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 4300 block of Doncaster Drive regarding two reports of shots fired.  Officers checked the area but no damage or shell casings were recovered at this time.  Additional canvassing will have to take place during daylight hours.  Investigation continuing. 

23) EAST: Fight Call – 2:15 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to Jobeck's Bar (521 Cottage Grove Rd) regarding a fight in progress.  The caller to 911 described approximately eight people fighting and further stated that one person was holding a pipe in their hands.  The altercation then moved from the bar parking lot to the street.  As officers arrived, people on foot and in at least one vehicle scattered/fled.  No reports of injuries at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

24) NORTH: Assist Outside Agency – 2:37 a.m.  Maple Bluff PD requested mutual aid regarding a vehicle pursuit that had ended near the area of Manley St/N Sherman Ave.  MPD arrived to assist as suspect(s) from that pursuit were being ordered out.  After the suspect was taken into custody, officers on scene could hear shots fired from the southeast which would be subsequently confirmed as related to the next entry (below). 

25) NORTH: Weapons Offense (Shots Fired) – 2:42 a.m.  Officers heard and were then dispatched to a report of shots fired at Kelley's Market (2601 Shopko Dr).  Officers arrived on scene and found two shell casings in the roadway/parking lot.  This shooting involved two vehicles and the clerk could hear what sounded like fighting prior to the shots being fired.  Both vehicles left the gas station, traveling out through different exits.  No damage or reports of any injuries at this time.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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