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MPD Daily Significant Calls 07/14/2018 to 07/15/2018

July 15, 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 07/14/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 07/15/2018, MPD received 508 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 508 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (144), East (69), Midtown (57), North (96), South (50), West (54), and Other (38).  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: Stolen Auto – 7:40 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to Glacier Hill Dr, reference a stolen vehicle.  The vehicle was legally parked on the street outside the residence at around 9:30pm the previous night.  The owner woke up this morning to find the vehicle stolen.  This particular vehicle had been stolen/recovered previously, and the keys never found.  It is assumed that whomever stole this car before, retained the keys and waited for another opportunity to steal the car yet again.  Vehicle entered into the appropriate databases.  ATL was broadcasted and investigation is continuing. 

2) SOUTH: Disturbance – 10:12 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to Moorland Rd, reference a disturbance.  A 10-year-old AAM caller reported that someone was hitting his mother (29-year-old AAF).  Subsequent investigation revealed that there was a verbal argument between two individuals (non-domestic).  A 27-year-old AAF threw a punch that did not connect and that same person left prior to officer arrival.  The other adult party did not wish to pursue any complaint. 

3) MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 12:56 p.m.  MPD officers responded to a Near West residential neighborhood to check on the welfare of a 49-year-old WF who had made suicidal statements to a family member.  Officers made contact with the subject who was placed into protective custody and taken to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.  It was determined that an emergency detention would be appropriate and the subject was transported to Winnebago Mental Health following a medical clearance. 

4) WEST: Adult Arrested Person/Retail Theft – 2:06 p.m.  MPD responded to Nevada Bob's (7502 West Towne Way) for a retail theft that had occurred.  A 45-year-old WM put two golf clubs under his hoodie and sweatpants and tried to leave the store.  When confronted, he was resistive and fled after leaving the clubs behind.  He later returned and MPD was called.  The suspect was subsequently arrested and transported to jail.  Investigation continuing.

5) CENTRAL: Drug Incident/Investigation – 6:34 p.m.  MPD responded to a report by a 21-year-old WF victim that she may have been drugged while drinking at an apartment located at The Hub, 437 N Frances St.  Victim reported passing out after consuming only two drinks.  Given the nature of the incident, victim was taken to the hospital for a Forensic Nurse Exam (FNE).  There is no suspect information at this time.  Investigation continuing.

6) SOUTH: Substantial Battery – 7:07 p.m.  MPD officers responded to a local hospital for a 26-year-old AAM who was hit in the head with a glass bottle.  The victim said he was in a verbal argument with a 30-year-old AAM in the 2900 block of Turbot Dr, when the suspect hit him in the side of the head with the bottle.  The injury required stitches.  The suspect is known to the victim and reportedly has access to a vehicle and a firearm.  There is probable cause to arrest the suspect for substantial battery and disorderly conduct, when located.  Investigation continuing.  

7) MIDTOWN: Arrested Juvenile – 8:13 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Brody Dr, reference a 15-year-old WM subject who was out of control.  The juvenile's behavior had been escalating over the last several weeks and his parents have become afraid of him.  After subsequent investigation, the juvenile suspect was arrested for criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct and he was taken to the Juvenile Reception Center.  Investigation continuing. 

8) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 8:39 p.m.  MPD received an anonymous tip that an AWOL Dane County Jail inmate was at the Walmart on Nakoosa Trl.  An MPD officer located the suspect (34-year-old WF), arrested her, and returned her to jail without incident. 

9) CENTRAL: Check Person – 8:45 p.m.  A 44-year-old WF subject was at a clinic in the 600 block of W Washington Ave when she requested to speak with an officer.  The subject said that she planned on buying some razor blades and cutting her neck.  Officers contacted the subject and began an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health was consulted and it was determined that the subject should be placed under protective custody and transported to a local hospital for follow-up.  The on-call psychiatrist did not recommend an emergency detention given the subject's past history of this behavior, and Journey agreed with this assessment.  The subject was left voluntarily in the care of the hospital. 

10) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 10:58 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to The Double U (620 University Ave) reference a disturbance.  The suspect (21-year-old AM) was causing problems at the bar and was escorted out by one of the bouncers (23-year-old WM).  Once outside, the suspect attempted to push his way back in, and the bouncer went "hands on" with the suspect to keep him from doing so.  At that point, the suspect struck the bouncer in the head.  Another bouncer (22-year-old WM) came to the victim's aid and the two were able to hold the suspect down in order to wait for the police.  As he was being held down, the suspect bit the second bouncer in the inner knee area.  The suspect was ultimately transported to the hospital for assessment, as was the second victim to have the bite examined.  After securing a medical clearance, the suspect was booked into jail on two counts of battery and two counts of disorderly conduct.  Investigation continuing. 

11) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 11:37 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a North side residential address reference a domestic disturbance.  A 48-year-old WM and a 28-year-old WM are in a domestic relationship and the two had begun fighting earlier, which resulted in the 28-year-old punching the 48-year-old in the face after pushing him down.  Subsequent investigation led to charges on both.  The 28-year-old had an outstanding count of domestic disorderly conduct, as well as a new charge of battery for his involvement relative to tonight's incident.  The 48-year-old was charged with obstructing and domestic disorderly conduct.  Both were placed under arrest and taken to jail.  Investigation continuing.   

12) MIDTOWN: Assist Outside Agency/Check Juvenile – 11:57 p.m.  A 14-year-old AAF had been in contact with Fitchburg PD and they transported her to a local hospital due to an alleged report of being sexually assaulted.  Further information developed that the incident occurred somewhere on the North side of Madison, so MPD was brought into the investigation.  After outlining an elaborate narrative on what had occurred, the subject subsequently recanted everything.  Officers attempted to make contact with the subject's parents/legal guardian, but were unsuccessful.  Officers then contacted social services to secure a temporary placement.  Investigation continuing.

13) WEST: Mental Health Conveyance – 12:08 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to Morraine View Dr, reference a suicide attempt.  A 27-year-old AAF was found with a significant cut to her wrist.  The subject had also been drinking.  The subject was transported to a local hospital under protective custody.  The subject voluntarily elected to stay at the hospital while awaiting follow-up treatment for her injury.  Investigation continuing.

14) NORTH: Weapons Offense-Shots Fired – 2:51 a.m.  Madison Police were dispatched to the 500 block of Northport Dr for a report of a shooting.  Once there, officers discovered that a building was struck by gunfire, and one round went through a window into a bedroom.  No injuries had been reported or located.  The tenant of the apartment struck was a 23-year-old AAF, but no one was home at the time of the shooting.  After further canvassing, officers also located a car in the lot with a bullet strike in the door.  It is not believed that this was an act of random violence.  Over a dozen casings were collected.  Investigation continuing.  

Posted by: Chief Koval

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