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 06/16/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 06/17/2018, MPD received 551 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 551 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (107), East (95), Midtown (85), North (68), South (73), West (82), and Other (41). 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."
Priorities only in the West/Midtown/and South Districts starting at 12:40 p.m. until approximately 3:30 p.m. due to a double stabbing.
City-Wide: Storm – Between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., MPD serviced 65 calls related to alarms, disabled vehicles, trees down, power outages and traffic crashes.
1) SOUTH: Safety Hazard – 8:50 a.m. A fairly large power outage was reported in the South District. The area affected included Rimrock Road, Moorland Road and East Badger Road. Traffic and engineering crews took generators to intersections to keep lights functioning. MPD assisted wherever we could.
2) NORTH: Death Investigation – 9:34 a.m. MPD and MFD responded to a residence on Carpenter Street to check the welfare of a 54-year-old WF. After a forced entry, the victim was found deceased on the floor. No sign of foul play. Medical examiner's office contacted. Investigation continuing.
3) MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 12:10 p.m. MPD and MFD were dispatched to a residence on Wakefield Street after a female reported she had been stabbed. Upon arrival, officers discovered two uncooperative adult female sisters (24-year-old AAF and 23-year-old AAF) with stab wounds to their arms. Both were transported by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries. In addition, five small children were present during this incident. Investigation determined that both females engaged in mutual combat. Both will be charged with domestic reckless endangering safety and are currently in custody. During the course of the investigation, probable cause was also developed for a third suspect (30-year-old AAM) who initiated the disturbance. Investigation continuing. Child Protective Services was plugged in to assist with the children.
4) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:25 p.m. Officers responded to the 4400 block of Cottage Grove Road reference a domestic disturbance. Officers contacted the 31-year-old WF victim who explained while she was transporting her boyfriend/suspect (27-year-old WM) from Poynette to the east side of Madison, he slapped her in the face, spit on her multiple times, and damaged her vehicle. While in contact with officers, the victim also revealed a history of both physical and sexual abuse. The victim was conveyed to a local hospital for a forensic nurse examination. The suspect was transported to jail and charged with domestic disorderly conduct, battery, and criminal damage to property. Investigation continuing.
5) NORTH: Traffic Crash– 4:54 p.m. Officers responded to Superior Street and Commercial reference a vehicle that crashed after jumping a curb, traveling between two metal poles and launching over the railroad tracks into bushes. At the scene, officers observed the driver exhibiting odd behavior consistent with being under the influence and the suspect (38-year-old WM) was taken into custody for 3rd offense OWI. When officers searched the vehicle, a handgun was also located. The suspect is a felon and will also be charged with felon in possession of a firearm. Investigation continuing.
6) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 5:19 p.m. Officers responded to Baldwin Street reference a domestic disturbance complaint. Officers learned the victim (53-year-old AAF) and her boyfriend/suspect (56-year-old AAM) were arguing. During the argument, the suspect became enraged and pushed a shelf in the direction of the victim. The shelf connected with the victim's face causing pain and minor injuries. The suspect was transported to jail and charged with domestic disorderly conduct, battery and bail jumping.
7) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 6:40 p.m. MPD responded to State Street for a disturbance involving three males physically fighting. One suspect (NA male of unknown age) left the area before officers arrived. One suspect (29-year-old AAM) was charged with disorderly conduct and taken to jail. One suspect (55-year-old WM) was cited and released. Investigation continuing.
8) WEST: Conveyance – 6:51 p.m. Officers were dispatched to a local adolescent psychiatric hospital reference a 16-year-old male who was out of control. The subject was threatening staff and damaging a computer. The subject was ultimately conveyed to Winnebago Mental Health Institute by two 4th detail officers at 9:58 p.m.
9) EAST: Battery – 8:53 p.m. Officers were dispatched to O'Brien Court reference a battery. The victim (22-year-old AAF) reported being punched by the suspect (34-year-old AAM) and suffered facial injuries. The suspect left prior to police arrival. There is probable cause for the suspect's arrest for domestic battery. Investigation continuing.
10) CENTRAL: Battery – 11:14 p.m. Officers were dispatched to Player's Bar on Winnebago Street reference a fight in progress. The victim (38-year-old WM) reported he had been battered by four unknown assailants. The victim required 10 stitches for his injuries. Witnesses reported that a subject (40-year-old WM) retreated to his vehicle and obtained a firearm, presumably to come to the defense of his friend (the victim). Officers contacted this subject and learned he is a felony offender on probation. His vehicle was searched but a firearm was not located. He was charged with possession of THC, carrying a concealed knife, and a probation hold. The four battery suspects are at large. Investigation continuing.
11) CENTRAL: Battery – 12:36 a.m. An MPD officer was working the Downtown Safety Initiative (DSI) when he came across the victim (20-year-old WM) down on the ground and unconscious. The victim's friend pointed out the suspect (23-year-old WM). The suspect was arrested for substantial battery.