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 08/03/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 08/04/2018, MPD received 578 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 578 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (117), East (112), Midtown (66), North (99), South (57), West (73), and Other (54). 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 citywide from 11:05 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. due to limited resources.
**Priority calls West, Midtown and South starting at 11:53 p.m., which was expanded to citywide at 1:00 a.m. due to few units being available. Returned to normal calls for service at 4:20 a.m.
1) WEST: Stolen Auto – 8:30 a.m. Officers were dispatched to Tree Lane for a stolen auto report. The victim (20-year-old AAF) reported her car was stolen sometime between 1:00 a.m. and the time of the call. During the investigation, it was learned the stolen auto was spotted in the area of Post Road. Officers located the vehicle occupied by 4 juveniles. A 16-year-old AAM was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent and a weapons violation. Investigation continuing.
2) MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 9:43 a.m. MPD received a call from a social worker who requested officers check the welfare of an 84-year-old WM. Officers, with the assistance of MFD, forced entry into the home on Regent Street and discovered the male deceased. There were no signs of foul play. Medical examiner notified.
3) WEST: Information/Theft from Auto – 10:37 a.m. Officers were dispatched to Raymond Road reference a follow-up from a previous theft from auto incident. Upon arrival, officers were contacting and identifying various parties of interest. Investigation continuing.
4) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 11:24 a.m. Officers were dispatched to the Dane County Humane Society on Voges Road reference a tip that a 52-year-old AAM suspect was currently there. Upon arrival, officers contacted the suspect, who was safely taken into custody and transported to jail. The suspect had a parole warrant and there was probable cause to arrest him for a burglary. Investigation continuing.
5) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 2:18 p.m. Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of East Washington Avenue for a report of a man walking in traffic. Officers arrived and made contact with the 61-year-old WM suspect, who was lying down in the parking lot of a gas station. The suspect was arrested for bail jumping.
6) EAST: Fight Call – 5:24 p.m. Officers were dispatched to the 3000 block of East Washington Avenue reference a fight in progress. Officers located an 18-year-old WM victim, who was uncooperative. Due to his injuries (later deemed to be a facial fracture), he was placed in protective custody and transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. The victim would not provide any information that would assist with the investigation. Investigation continuing.
7) NORTH: Weapons Offense – 5:38 p.m. A 48-year-old WM victim reported to the Madison Police that he was driving in the area of the Dane County Regional Airport on 8/1/18 at approximately 10:00 p.m. The victim reported that while driving he was struck in the face by a potato that he reported was shot from a "potato gun." The victim reported that he was knocked unconscious and he suffered facial bruising. There is no suspect information available at this time.
If anyone has information about this case they should call the Madison Police or Madison Area Crime Stoppers. Press release completed.
8) NORTH: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 6:16 p.m. The father noted that his 7-year-old daughter had a fever and took her to a family doctor. The family doctor observed that the victim had some concerning issues and advised that the daughter be taken for a forensic nurse exam. Child Protective Services subsequently got involved. The child would have been exposed to an individual who was recently released from prison. The child was provided a safety plan and turned over to her mother. (The parents of this child are divorced and have joint custody.) Investigation continuing.
9) WEST: Drug Incident Overdose – 6:26 p.m. Officers were dispatched to Commerce Drive for a vehicle on the curb and the driver was unconscious. MFD arrived and administered naloxone to the 25-year-old WM. The suspect admitted to possessing heroin. He was taken to the hospital. Pending charges include possession of heroin, OMVWI, possession of drug paraphernalia and possibly bail jumping. Investigation continuing.
10) MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary/Stolen Auto – 7:23 p.m. MPD was dispatched to a burglary on the city's west side. Three AAM teens were observed entering an open garage and driving away with the victim's vehicle. An ATL was aired and the vehicle was entered as stolen. Investigation continuing.
11) SOUTH: Child Abuse – 9:36 p.m. MPD responded to Catalpa Road to investigate physical abuse to a child. The suspect (28-year-old AAM) was reported to have punched his 9-year-old AAM son twice in the chest. The suspect also made threats to the child's mother when she arrived to pick up the child. Officers attempted to locate the suspect, who is currently at large. There is probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct and two counts of child abuse. Investigation continuing.
12) NORTH: Drug Incident Overdose – 9:52 p.m. Officers responded to a north side residence after a 38-year-old WF passed out at her boyfriend's home (62-year-old WM). He tried to revive her by administering some old naloxone he had in his house. The female revived and was subsequently transported to a local hospital where she admitted she snorted a crushed Oxy pill. (The subject does have a prescription for Oxy.) Officers extricated from this call after taking a statement from her. Investigation continuing.
13) NORTH: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 9:54 p.m. Officers responded to the Kennedy Heights area after two callers reported hearing shots fired. The area was checked and nothing was found. Some citizens in the area speculated it was fireworks. Investigation continuing.
14) MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 11:51 p.m. The Madison Police Department responded to the 600 block of Braxton Place after a report of a stabbing. A male victim (56-year-old AAM) was found with serious injuries, and he is being treated at a local hospital. The female suspect (54-year-old AAF) was located and ultimately arrested for this incident. All of the parties in this incident are known to one another and there is no ongoing threat to the community. Investigation continuing.
15) NORTH: Weapons Offense – 1:15 a.m. Three separate callers reported hearing shots fired near Portage Road. One caller, who recently left the military, was certain it was gunfire. The area described included the bike path through Sandburg Woods. Officers thoroughly checked the area and spoke to two of the callers but did not locate anything. Additional canvassing may have to occur during daylight hours. Investigation continuing.