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MPD Daily Significant Calls 05/27/2018 to 05/28/2018

May 28, 2018 10:37 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 365 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 365 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (54), East (79), Midtown (34), North (57), South (66), West (48), and Other (27).  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 only for West, Midtown, and South at 4:37 p.m. due to multiple paintball incidents across the city.   Priority calls only city-wide from 6:15 p.m. to 8:40 p.m. due to high volume of calls for service.**

1) SOUTH: Information – 4:26 a.m. (late addition from yesterday's blog) Officers responded to a West side residential neighborhood regarding a sexual assault of a child investigation.  A 46-year-old WF reported that her 8-year-old daughter was at an address on the South side, spending the night with a family friend (38-year-old WM).  The mother expressed concerns that there may have been inappropriate contact.  Investigation continuing.

2) SOUTH: Disturbance – 5:33 a.m.  Officers responded to Engelhart Dr regarding an intoxicated subject (36-year-old HF) causing a disturbance.  The suspect was yelling, swearing, and slapped the victim, a 38-year-old HM.  Children were present in the residence during the incident.  The victim and suspect do not have a domestic relationship.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and transported to jail. 

3) NORTH: Disturbance – 10:18 a.m.  Officers responded to a North side residential address regarding a disturbance involving a baseball bat.  The suspect (60-year-old WM) and the victim (64-year-old WM) were involved in an altercation.  During the fight, the suspect chased the victim around with a baseball bat.  The suspect struck the victim with the bat and the victim suffered a concussion.  The victim sustained a visible injury to his head.  He was transported to a local hospital and was subsequently released.  The suspect was arrested for substantial battery and transported to jail. 

4) WEST: Assist EMS/Fire – 10:23 a.m.  Officers and EMS personnel responded to a West side residential address regarding a 911 disconnect.  Officers observed a 92-year-old WF inside her residence, who appeared in distress and was attempting to signal something with her hands.  She was unable to get up and answer the door.  Officers made a community caretaking entry into the residence to render aid.  The female was suffering from low blood sugar and was transported to a local hospital. 

5) SOUTH: Attempt to Locate Person – 12:35 p.m.  An anonymous caller contacted Dispatch and indicated that a 30-year-old AAM subject who was wanted on a felony probation warrant  was in the 1100 block of Moorland Rd and had just entered a vehicle.  As officers arrived on scene, the suspect fled on foot.  Investigation continuing.

6) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 12:44 p.m.  Journey Mental Health requested that MPD respond to their offices regarding an emergency detention for a 42-year-old WM patient.  At approximately 4:32 p.m., the subject was conveyed to Winnebago Mental Health Institute. 

7) CENTRAL: Missing Juvenile/Runaway– 1:24 p.m.  MPD officers responded to E Mifflin St, reference a report of a missing juvenile.  Officers arrived and spoke with a 38-year-old AAM who wished to report that his daughter (13-year-old AAF) was missing.  Officers listed the juvenile as missing in NCIC records and aired an ATL (Attempt to Locate) on police radio channels.  Investigation continuing.

8) CITY-WIDE: Adult Arrested Persons/Recklessly Endangering Safety – 2:39 p.m.  MPD officers from multiple districts responded to several reports of paintball shootings throughout the city.  All total, 11 individuals reported being struck numerous times by paintballs and sustained varying degrees of resultant injuries.  The incidents were said to have occurred from S Gammon Rd to University Ave to S Park St to E Washington Ave.  The suspect vehicle was stopped by a joint effort of MPD, Town of Madison PD, Fitchburg PD, and Monona PD.  Officers recovered a paintball rifle in the vehicle along with several hundred blue paintballs, 180 of which were still in the paint ball rifle reservoir.  Five suspects (AAMs, ages ranging from 19 to 26) were conveyed to jail on several party to a crime (PTAC)/2nd degree recklessly endangering safety counts. 

9) SOUTH: Fight Call – 2:54 p.m.  MPD officers responded to McGee's Chicken (1920 S Park St) reference a physical fight in progress during which the suspect (42-year-old HM) stabbed the victim (31-year-old HM) with a knife.  The victim was transported to a local hospital to receive stitches for the laceration.  Officers arrested the suspect for 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety and conveyed him to jail. 

10) WEST: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 3:37 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a West side residential address, reference a report of a missing or runaway juvenile.  A 35-year-old HM called 911 and reported that his son had run away.  The juvenile (14-year-old HM) had left home on 5/25/2018 at approximately 5 p.m. and had not been seen since.  The juvenile was listed as missing in NCIC and an ATL was aired. 

11) WEST: Crash-Hit and Run – 6:01 p.m.  Officers were sent to the intersection of Schroeder Rd and Forward Dr to investigate a hit and run crash.  A black Chevrolet (driven by a 24-year-old WF) was eastbound on Schroeder Rd conducting a left turn onto Forward Dr.  Simultaneously, a green Ford was eastbound on Schroeder Rd in the westbound lanes, traveling somewhere between 50 MPH and 80 MPH (according to witness and involved party statements) attempting to pass other eastbound vehicles. The Ford attempted to drive past the Chevrolet as it turned, causing the passenger's side of the Ford to strike and to slide along the front driver's side bumper of the Chevrolet.  Both vehicles then began spinning, with the Ford eventually striking a speed limit sign on the south side of Schroeder Rd.  All occupants of the Ford originally left the scene, but one passenger later returned and two other passengers were confirmed to have gone to the hospital.  No parties had any significant injuries, and all of the occupants of the Ford ultimately identified the suspect/driver as a 19-year-old AAF.  The suspect driver was on probation and P&P (Probation and Parole) ultimately issued a warrant for her arrest.  There are pending citations for hit and run, operating while suspended, reckless driving, and now a probation hold for this suspect.  Investigation continuing.  

12) NORTH: Assist EMS/Fire – 7:06 p.m.  MPD officers responded to a Hoard St address, reference a caller reporting that her ex-boyfriend was overdosing on pills.  Officers arrived and learned that a 35-year-old WM subject consumed an unknown quantity of several different prescription medications.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for treatment.  Journey Mental Health notified.  Investigation continuing.

13) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 8:42 p.m.  MPD officers were dispatched to the 2500 block of Calypso Rd regarding a fight in progress occurring in an apartment.  Officers arrived and found the personal property and clothing of a 41-year-old WF/victim strewn about the parking lot.  Noises were heard from inside the apartment which were consistent with a physical fight and officers entered the apartment.  Investigation revealed that the suspect (25-year-old AAM) tossed nearly all of his girlfriend's property outside and battered her.  A 35-year-old WM attempted to intervene and was struck multiple times as well by the suspect.  When officers attempted to take the suspect into custody, he physically resisted.  The suspect was conveyed to jail for domestic and non-domestic charges of both battery and disorderly conduct, as well as a resisting charge. 

14) CENTRAL: Animal Complaint – 9:50 p.m.  Madison Police Officers were dispatched to the State Street Campus Parking Ramp (415 N Lake St) for a report of a dog locked in a vehicle.  Upon arrival, the parking attendant told officers the dog had been locked in the vehicle for at least a half hour and people were complaining.  Officers found the vehicle and observed a dog in distress.  There was no water or food and the windows were cracked open approximately one inch.  Given the temperatures and conditions, entry was made into the vehicle and the dog was taken by police to the humane society.  Shortly thereafter the dog's owner (21-year-old WF) called police wondering what had happened.  Officers interviewed her and issued her a citation for leaving animal in parked vehicle for over 15 minutes.  Officers then retrieved the dog from the humane society and returned it to her.   

15) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 9:55 p.m.  Madison Police Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of S Baldwin Street regarding a domestic disturbance.  The victim (53-year-old AAF) called police to report that she and her live-in boyfriend (56-year-old AAM) were involved in a verbal altercation and that he was refusing to leave the residence.  Officers arrived and interviewed both parties.  Although there was no probable cause to arrest for new domestic related charges, the male was found to have multiple warrants for domestic abuse.  He was arrested and transported to jail without incident for the warrants.

16) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:26 p.m.  Madison Police Officers were dispatched to the 6500 block of Raymond Rd regarding a domestic disturbance.  The victim (23-year-old AAF) called police screaming, "He's coming at me again," followed by a male voice yelling in the background before the phone disconnected.  Officers arrived and found the suspect (28-year-old AAM) outside.  Ultimately, the investigation reflected that the victim was strangled, battered, and her phone taken from her and broken by the suspect.  The suspect was arrested on multiple domestic related charges to include strangulation, intimidation of a victim, and battery. 

17) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 10:34 p.m.  Madison Police Officers were dispatched to City Bar (636 State St) regarding a disturbance complaint.  The bartender was calling police because a team of rugby players were at the bar and decided it would be a good idea to take off their jersey tops.  Officers arrived and the story found was that the team was having fun, it was hot, and so some removed their shirts.  When the bartender objected, the team (in solidarity with their shirtless cohorts) decided to remove their clothes as well.  Everyone quickly dressed themselves and there were no additional issues.

18) NORTH: Battery – 12:07 a.m.  Madison Police Officers were dispatched to Club LaMark (1525 N Stoughton Rd) regarding what was originally dispatched as a check person and later, after a thorough investigation, changed to a battery complaint.  Officers arrived on scene and found a male unresponsive in the beer garden adjacent to the bar.  In short, the victim (31-year-old WM) was knocked unconscious after getting into an altercation with an unknown AAM suspect.  The victim was conveyed to the hospital.  Investigation continuing.

19) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:34 a.m.  Madison Police Officers were dispatched to Fairmont Ave regarding a domestic disturbance.  The victim (28-year-old HF) who is four months pregnant, called police to report being physically assaulted by her boyfriend (30-year-old WM).  Paramedics responded but the female refused to go to the hospital.  Although the male suspect was not present upon police arrival, he did return and was subsequently arrested for domestic battery and domestic disorderly conduct. 

20) WEST: Disturbance – 1:11 a.m.  Madison Police Officers were dispatched to the 6700 block of Schroeder Rd regarding a disturbance.  The caller to 911 reported a group of approximately four females and six males were standing near a black truck when an argument broke out and one of the males was observed holding a baseball bat.  The males appeared to be associated with a black 4-door sedan while the females were associated with the black truck.  The subject with the baseball bat then proceeded to work the vehicle over, smashing it up, breaking windows, and stomping on the windshield.  The groups scattered in different directions prior to officer arrival and no one was located.  Once officers arrived on scene, the vehicle was found to have been stolen from Fitchburg.  This case appears to be related to the traffic crash reported in the next entry (below).  Investigation continuing.

21) MIDTOWN: Crash-Property Damage – 1:34 a.m.  Madison Police Officers on routine patrol came across a vehicle crash that just occurred near the intersection of N Whitney Way and University Avenue.  Just before the crash, the vehicle was observed traveling at a high rate of speed as it zoomed past police; and then subsequently the crash was heard.  Officers responded to the crash, observed all four vehicle doors open, and a witness had stated males were running from the vehicle (generally matching the descriptions of the males from the Schroeder Rd disturbance, see above).  The vehicle was a black 4-door sedan and was found to have been stolen from Madison.  Although none of the suspects were located, a baseball bat with shards of glass embedded in it was located in the vehicle.  Investigation continuing.

22) CENTRAL: Check Person – 1:49 a.m.  Madison Police Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of N Pinckney St regarding a check person complaint.  A 26-year-old WF called 911 to report that her ex-boyfriend (27-year-old WM) was at his residence and was threatening suicide.  After running several data checks, contact was attempted at the apartment.  The male was not cooperative at first but officers entered the apartment and took him into protective custody.  He was intoxicated and was taken to a medical facility for treatment.  Investigation continuing.

23) SOUTH: Check Person – 3:16 a.m.  Madison Police Officers were dispatched to Emerson St regarding a check welfare complaint.  The San Francisco Suicide Hotline received a call from a 34-year-old HF who reported to them that she had taken an overdose of prescription medication and was intending to kill herself.  Through a series of data checks, an address and name were located.  Officers arrived on scene along with paramedics and met with the cooperative patient.  She was conveyed to a local hospital for a voluntary admission. 

24) EAST: Check Person – 3:41 a.m.  Madison Police Officers were dispatched to Wells Ave regarding a check person complaint.  A concerned citizen called 911 to report that his friend (25-year-old AAM) was posting threats indicating self-harm on social media; specifically his friend posted that he was going to kill himself and that the plan was set in stone.  Through a series of data checks, an address and name were located.  Officers arrived on scene along with paramedics and met with the cooperative patient.  He was conveyed to a local hospital for a voluntary admission. 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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