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MPD Daily Significant Calls 06/30/2018 to 07/01/2018

July 1, 2018 11:54 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 06/30/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 07/01/2018, MPD received 440 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 440 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (93), East (105), Midtown (50), North (59), South (31), West (72), and Other (30).  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 North from 1:12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., due to a missing person case.

1) NORTH: Disturbance – 4:11 a.m. **As this was a late call with officers still on scene, this did not make the previous day's blog.**  An off-duty MPD officer had just finished her shift at 4 a.m. and was in her personal car traveling on Anderson St when she happened upon a fight in the roadway.  The officer called 911 and officers were dispatched to the scene.  The fight was between a 19-year-old AAM and a 25-year-old AAM.  Both suspects were ultimately arrested on charges of disorderly conduct.  One was cited and released, and the other was physically taken to jail, due to his ongoing disruption and volatility. 

2) SOUTH: Exposure – 5:51 a.m.  Officers were sent to the area of Leopold Elementary (2602 Post Rd) regarding a naked male spotted near the bike path.  Officers learned that the victim (43-year-old WF) was bicycling to Verona via the Cannonball bike path.  As she approached Leopold Elementary shortly after 5 a.m., she observed the 41-year-old AAM suspect fully clothed by the bike path and wooded area.  Upon her return down the same bike path, she observed the suspect completely nude and smoking a cigarette in the parking lot at Leopold, watching her.  Officers arrived on scene and found the suspect (fully clothed at this time) who later made incriminating statements about his earlier lack of attire.  A data check of the suspect found that he was a convicted sex offender and on the sex offender registry.  The State of Wisconsin registry was contacted and informed of the incident.  However, the suspect was no longer on probation/parole status.  Given the circumstances, the suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to jail.  Investigation continuing.

3) CENTRAL: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 9:31 a.m.  Middleton PD contacted MPD regarding a sexual assault which was reported to have occurred in the State Street area.  Investigation disclosed that on 6/25/2018, a 14-year-old UF arrived in the State Street area to meet with a group of people.  Once there, she accompanied the suspect to an unknown residence and had sexual contact.  Investigation continuing.

4) WEST: Theft from Auto – 10:20 a.m.  MPD was sent to the 7400 block of Old Sauk Rd for a stolen firearm.  Investigation disclosed that a semi-automatic pistol was stolen from the victim's unlocked vehicle.  The weapon was supposedly in a case and with two fully loaded 30 round magazines.  Investigation continuing.

5) NORTH: Missing Adult – 10:49 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to Schlimgen Ave reference the report of a missing person.  The family stated that the missing subject was a 59-year-old AAM who has dementia and epilepsy.  K-9 track and drone efforts were utilized.  At approximately 2:30 p.m., the subject was found in the 700 block of University Ave and returned to family.   

6) EAST: OMVWI Arrest/Intoxicated Driver – 4:30 p.m.  Initial call was to the Dane County Sheriff's Office, from a mother who was receiving information via her two children (11-year-old and 14-year old) that they were in a vehicle with their father (43-year-old UM) who was intoxicated.  Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of this suspect for 7th offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OMVWI) with two children under 16, 2nd offense operating after revocation, reckless endangering safety, disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property, and resisting.  CPS (Child Protective Services) was notified. 

7) NORTH: Information/Possible Enticement – 7:34 p.m.  The victim (11-year-old AAF) was walking from Walgreens (1725 Northport Dr) in the lot towards Willy Street Co-op and was approached by a dark 4-door sedan with an AAM driver.  The suspect asked the victim where she was from and where she lived and then said, "Why don't you come over to my place."  The victim disclosed her age to the suspect who subsequently changed his facial expression and then drove away.  The victim returned home and reported the incident to her mother who then called MPD.  The suspect was described as an AAM, mid-30s, with short hair, sporting a goatee, dark complected, wearing a dark shirt and had an "African" accent.  Investigation continuing. 

8) EAST: Recovered-Stolen Auto/Assist Outside Agency – 8:00 p.m.  Officers initially responded to a threats complaint at Sinykin Circle.  The suspect (18-year-old AAM) was subsequently arrested for disorderly conduct.  The suspect had been seen near a vehicle which came back as stolen, along with having stolen plates.  Located inside the vehicle was an ID card for the suspect, as well as bags with large amounts of women's clothing, a laptop, and several personal documents for unrelated individuals.  Both the vehicle and the plates were returned to their respective owners.  Investigation continuing.   

9) EAST: Check Person – 9:16 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to an East side residential address reference a suicidal subject.  The subject's mother called 911 because her son (39-year-old NAM) was intoxicated, throwing/breaking things, and was suicidal.  Upon arrival, officers discovered that the subject was not inside the home but was outside in the backyard.  The damage caused by the subject was actually to his neighbor's house (broken window).  Officers located the subject in a shed, lying down, with a ladder placed on his chest.  As officers had been dialoguing, they observed that he was holding a knife.  Despite several attempts to convince the subject to drop the knife, he would not.  Instead, the subject sat up suddenly, knocking the ladder to the side.  Officers continued to try and get the subject to drop the knife but to no avail.  Having a 40mm less-lethal impact delivery system at their disposal, it was deployed as the subject continued to hold onto the knife.  The subject was hit with two non-lethal rounds and dropped the knife.  Shortly after, the subject said he was going to grab another object in the shed and force the officers to shoot him.  After this statement was made, officers successfully deployed an ECD (electronic control device) and took the subject into protective custody.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation and medical clearance.  Investigation continuing.

10) CENTRAL: Damage to Property – 9:34 p.m.  The victim (51-year-old WM) reported that his vehicle was parked in the Buckeye Lot (214 W Gorham St) and sometime between 8:30pm and 9:20pm, the windshield was broken.  The victim was in the lot at the time but did not hear or see the incident occur.  The victim is a City of Madison Parking Utility employee who uses his personal vehicle in making rounds.  The victim was on-duty and working in the lot at the time of the incident but did not hear or see the event take place.  The victim believed that his vehicle may have been targeted as retaliation for issuing someone a parking ticket in the lot.  Investigation continuing.

11) MIDTOWN: Robbery-Armed – 1:16 a.m.  The Madison Police Department responded to the Capitol Petro Mart (4601 Verona Rd) for a report of an armed robbery.  The suspect (AAM, heavyset, 5'9" to 6'0", wearing a white shirt, dark shorts, and a dark colored mask) was holding a silver handgun and demanded cash.  The suspect was given an undisclosed amount of cash.  The suspect then fled the area on foot.  This investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Madison Police Department or Madison Area Crimestoppers.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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