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MPD Daily Significant Calls 06/29/2018 to 06/30/2018

June 30, 2018 9:52 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 06/29/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 06/30/2018, MPD received 522 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 522 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (97), East (110), Midtown (72), North (84), South (40), West (59), and Other (60).  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."


1) EAST: Burglary Non-Residential – 8:18 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to the BP Gas Station on Atwood Avenue reference a burglary that occurred overnight.  The object of the burglary was numerous cartons of cigarettes, which were stolen.  Investigation continuing. 

2) SOUTH: Check Person – 9:09 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to Tellurian (Detox) on Industrial Drive to assess a 42-year-old WM who was threatening to harm himself.  Upon arrival, the subject was very volatile but initially consented to a voluntary evaluation.  After consulting with Journey Mental Health, a determination was made that the suspect was merely attempting to avoid the consequences of jail.  The suspect was then arrested and transported to jail on charges of bail jumping.  

3) EAST: Check Person – 9:48 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to a residential address on the east side to check the welfare of a 31-year-old WF who was not answering her door or answering the phone.  The subject was known to struggle with depression and anxiety.  Officers responded and did make contact with the subject, who was deemed to be stable and not in need of additional assistance. 

4) WEST: Check Person – 12:10 p.m.  MPD was summoned to Schroeder Road as there was a female standing in traffic screaming.  Officers learned the 18-year-old AAF was placed in a group home on a commitment order from another county.  She has a history of similar behavior, slipping out of group homes and going into traffic.  Officers engaged in negotiations with Oneida County, who agreed to handle the subject's return.  MPD units were relieved at 8:25 p.m. 

5) MIDTOWN: Theft Retail – 2:08 p.m.  Officers responded to the Target at Hilldale Way for a report of a shoplifter.   The 55-year-old WF selected two 4-packs of wine and went to Starbucks where she took a seat and began enjoying the wine.  The suspect was contacted by MPD officers, placed into custody, and charged with retail theft. 

6) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 2:48 p.m.  Officers respond to a residence on North Thompson Drive for a domestic disturbance.  The victim (26-year-old AAM) reported the suspect (25-year-old AAF) was suicidal and threatening to harm their two children.  When the suspect was contacted, she did not deny the victim's report but noted that there were no true intentions to harm herself or the children.  The suspect was subsequently arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and taken to jail. 

7) NORTH: Aggravated Battery/Substantial – 7:50 p.m.  Officers responded to Kipling Drive in reference to a large physical fight involving at least one subject using a metal pipe to strike other individuals.  Officers have had previous contacts with the parties involved, as there is a longstanding feud between the families.  After investigating, officers charged four suspects (26-year-old HF, 19-year-old HF, 31-year-old WF, and a 27-year-old AAM).  Charges included disorderly conduct, battery, substantial battery and physical abuse of a child.  One of the victims was admitted to a local hospital for a serious heard laceration and small brain bleed.  The victims included a 13-year-old AAF, a 35-year-old UF, and a 15-year-old UM.   Investigation continuing.

8) MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 8:14 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of Allied Drive for a female causing a disturbance.  The suspect (36-year-old WF) reportedly was banging on the complainant's vehicle.  The suspect was contacted and was initially cooperative.  Probable cause was developed and the suspect was arrested for disorderly contact.  During the transport to jail, the suspect became unruly, banging her head on the glass partition in the squad car, and screaming threats to the transporting officer.  The head banging opened up a large cut on the suspect's forehead and she was bleeding profusely.  Once at the jail, the suspect began spitting blood at the officers.  The jail required a medical clearance.  The suspect was taken to a local hospital where the medical clearance was obtained.  The suspect calmed down significantly and she was transported back to jail and charged with disorderly conduct, throwing/discharging bodily fluids at public safety workers, and threats to a law enforcement officer.  The suspect also had an outstanding warrant.  Investigation continuing. 

9) EAST: Check Person – 9:31 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the eastbound beltline highway after a 27-year-old WF reported that she was in her car having an argument with a 24-year-old WM when he began hitting the dashboard of the vehicle.  Due to his behavior, she pulled the car over and got out to walk.  The male subject then went into the trunk and pulled out a rope.  The female called 911.  Officers did locate the male subject and he admitted having suicidal thoughts.  He was taken to a local hospital under protective custody due to his alcohol consumption.  He was also issued a citation for damage to property from an earlier call.  Investigation continuing. 

10) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 10:11 p.m.  Officers responded to West Washington Avenue at Broom Street for what was initially dispatched as an armed robbery.  The caller had reported he believed someone had tried to rob him and that another person had concealed what he believed to be an AR-15 (semiautomatic rifle).  Officers learned that what was believed to have been an assault rifle was most likely a walking stick.  All parties were subsequently released. 

11) EAST: Residential Burglary – 10:41 p.m.  Madison officers were dispatched to a report of a residential burglary on the east side.  The victim (37-year-old AM) left his home around 8:00 a.m. and returned around 10:30 p.m. and found a window to his residence was off the frame.  It was clear that someone had searched his home.  A safe was pried open, and a wallet and handgun were missing.  Investigation continuing.  

Posted by: Chief Koval

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