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MPD Daily Significant Calls 07/13/2018 to 07/14/2018

July 14, 2018 9:18 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 07/13/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 07/14/2018, MPD received 591 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 591 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (140), East (90), Midtown (94), North (98), South (58), West (72), and Other (39).  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." 

**MPD continued to provide mutual aid assistance to Sun Prairie PD/FD from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. to assist with traffic direction.  This will continue into 5th detail. 

*Priority calls West and Midtown at 4:00 p.m., added South at 4:25 p.m. went city-wide at 4:59 p.m.  Released priority calls for city except West at 7:01 p.m. and went back to routine city-wide at 8:12 p.m.  Numerous calls for street flooding, trees down blocking roads, and manhole covers off due to storm. 

*Priority calls on both channels (city-wide) 11:32 p.m. to 12:53 a.m. due to multiple calls for service tying up officers on arrests and transports to hospitals.

1) NORTH: Death Investigation – 9:32 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to a pulseless non-breathing (PNB) subject.  The subject had an active DNR (do not resuscitate) request on file.  Medical Examiner's office notified.  Investigation continuing. 

2) CENTRAL: Recovered/Stolen Auto – 10:31 a.m.  A vehicle, reported stolen, was located in the 600 block of W. Washington Avenue.  The vehicle was returned to its owner.  Investigation continuing.   

3) CENTRAL: Strong Armed Robbery – 12:51 p.m.  Officers responded to South Hancock Street reference a strong armed robbery that occurred two nights ago.  Victim (37-year-old WM) stated he regained consciousness on the floor in his apartment.  Numerous items were taken.  The victim later located his keys behind the apartment building.  Victim did report feeling pain on the back of his head and there was bruising.  Investigation continuing. 

4) WEST: Conveyance Mental Health – 12:54 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to West Towne Mall to check on a subject (23-year-old AAM) who was causing a disturbance.  The subject is known to officers and has a Chapter 51 return on file from Journey Mental Health.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital.  While at the hospital, the subject became resistive and one officer was injured.  Officers transported the subject to Winnebago Mental Health Institute under an emergency detention petition at approximately 7:15 p.m. 

5) EAST: Check Person – 1:40 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to an east side residence reference a 26-year-old AAM who stated he wanted to kill himself.  Officers arrived on scene and the subject was noncompliant, and would not show his hands.  Officers dialogued with the subject, who asked officers to shoot him.  The subject was ultimately detained, placed under protective custody, and conveyed to a local hospital for a voluntary admittance.   

6) CENTRAL: Strong Armed Robbery – 1:56 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to a clinic on East Washington Avenue to make contact with a 72-year-old AAM victim.  The subject stated he was the victim of a robbery the previous night.  The victim reported he was on East Washington Avenue when an unknown suspect approached him from behind and he was struck in the head.  The victim fell to the ground and lost consciousness.  When he awoke, his money and wallet were missing.  The victim received a few stitches.  Investigation continuing. 

7) WEST: Traffic Incident with Injury/Death Investigation – 3:35 p.m.  MPD responded to a far west side residence for a traffic incident involving a single vehicle which struck a 5-year-old child.  Officers and others performed livesaving efforts until MFD arrived and transported the child to a local hospital.  The child passed away at the hospital.  Investigation continuing. 

8) NORTH: Drug Incident Overdose – 4:56 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to the Super 8 Motel on Hayes Road for a pulseless non-breathing (PNB) 38-year-old WM.  Officers arrived on scene and naloxone was administered by MFD.  The subject and witnesses denied knowledge of what occurred.  The subject was transported to a local hospital and left in the care of hospital staff.  Investigation continuing. 

9) CENTRAL: Crash w/Injuries – 8:04 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to a vehicle versus pedestrian crash in the 1100 block of Williamson Street.  Officers arrived on scene and victim (12-year-old AAM) was found to have minor injuries.  The suspect/driver (55-year-old WM) was at a red light on Ingersoll Street during a heavy downpour and was inching forward to make a right turn onto Williamson Street when he struck the victim at a low speed.  The suspect was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian.  Investigation continuing. 

10) EAST: Weapons Offense – 9:38 p.m.   Officers responded to the Microtel Inn on East Springs Drive for a weapons offense.  A couple from Florida were in town with their two children, ages 12 and 14, in order to work concessions at the Art Fair.  Both parents are CCW permit holders.  The suspect (50-year-old WF) decided to clean her gun in the hotel room and while doing so had an accidental discharge.  She was struck in her left hand, and the round went into the wall (did not penetrate into the next room).  No one else was hurt; however, the round narrowly missed the 12-year-old child.  The suspect was arrested for endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon and was taken to jail after a medical clearance was obtained.  The gun was confiscated.  Investigation continuing. 

11) NORTH: Drug Incident – Overdose – 10:34 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Ridgeway Avenue reference a heroin overdose.  MFD was already on scene and had revived the suspect (29-year-old WM).  The suspect was transported to a local hospital and cited for possession of heroin.  The suspect is Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI) eligible. 

12) MIDTOWN: Alarm/Check Property – 4:29 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to an alarm at a residence on Chadbourne Avenue.  The resident locked herself in a bedroom after hearing noises inside the home.  Multiple officers arrived to clear the residence and located a raccoon, who they determined was responsible for setting off the alarm. 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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