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MPD Daily Significant Calls 09/15/2018 to 09/16/2018

September 16, 2018 9:43 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 6:00 a.m. on 09/15/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/16/2018, MPD received 518 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 518 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (145), East (69), Midtown (126), North (59), South (43), West (48), and Other (28).  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 for West, Midtown, and South districts from 6:35 p.m. to 8:12 p.m., due to a numerous resource intensive calls.  Priority calls city-wide at 4:00 a.m. and at 6:08 a.m., priority calls for east of the Square.

1) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 5:41 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of State St reference the caller being followed up State St by a man with a gun.  Officers made contact with the victim (19-year-old AAF) who reported she knew the suspect (39-year-old AAM) and they had a disagreement earlier in the evening.  She was attempting to walk away when the suspect lifted his shirt and displayed a gun in his waistband.  The victim reported the suspect attempted to physically grab her and she called 911.  The suspect was located and arrested.  Officers were unable to locate the gun at that time.  The suspect was charged with disorderly conduct and conveyed to jail.  

2) WEST: Drug Incident/Overdose – 7:52 a.m.  MPD/MFD were dispatched to Saybrook Rd for a report of a 25-year-old WF who was PNB (pulseless, non-breathing).  The suspect regained consciousness prior to emergency services' arrival.  She was transported to a local hospital for a medical evaluation.  The suspect admitted to heroin use and was cited at the hospital for possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

3) CENTRAL: Check Person – 11:02 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to S Bassett St reference a check welfare.  A therapist, who was not on scene, called 911 stating that a 29-year-old AF subject was cutting herself and threatening to hang herself.  Officers arrived and heard the subject yelling, throwing objects and beginning to barricade herself.  Officers dialogued and de-escalated the situation, resulting in the subject opening the door.  Officers made contact with the therapist and managed to get the subject to take her medication, which calmed her down.  A safety plan was developed and agreed upon with the subject and her therapist. 

4) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 1:19 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Moorland Rd, reference a domestic disturbance.  The victim (20-year-old AAF) and suspect (23-year-old AAM) are in a domestic relationship, have been residing together, and the victim is currently pregnant with the suspect's child.  The two began arguing due to both parties expressing jealousy.  The suspect ultimately pushed the victim to the ground, resulting in an injury to the victim's lip, then proceeded to strangle her and break her phone.  The suspect was arrested for domestic criminal damage to property, domestic strangulation, and domestic battery.  The suspect was subsequently conveyed to jail. 

5) WEST: Burglary-Residential – 5:17 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Theresa Terr, reference a residential burglary.  The property owner (43-year-old WM) was alerted by a neighbor that a group of juveniles were attempting to break into his vacant residence.  Upon arrival, officers observed that a rear window had been pried open and that a group of individuals were attempting to flee.  Five juveniles (15-year-old AAM, 14-year-old AAM, 14-year-old AAM, 13-year-old AAF, 14-year-old AAM) were taken into custody and ultimately taken to JRC (Juvenile Reception Center) for charges of residential burglary and criminal damage to property. 

6) WEST: Road Rage – 5:51 p.m.  The suspect (24-year-old AAF) and the victim (23-year-old HM) were involved in a road rage incident in the area of Hwy 12 and Verona Rd.  The suspect reported that the victim hit his brakes abruptly after he cut in front of her, which caused her to rear-end him.  Subsequent investigation resulted in the suspect being charged with battery and disorderly conduct and she was booked into jail.  Traffic citations were also issued to the suspect.

7) CENTRAL: Battery – 6:13 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to The Double U Bar (620 University Ave) reference a battery complaint.  The suspect (55-year-old WM) was kicked out of the bar for attempting to leave with an open container.  When he was refused re-entry, he shoved a few of the bouncers.  While the bouncers attempted to restrain the suspect, a group of people fell to the ground.  The suspect got free and punched one of the bouncers in the face.  There was probable cause to arrest the suspect on charges of disorderly conduct and battery.  He was subsequently conveyed to jail. 

8) CENTRAL: OMVWI Arrest – 8:27 p.m.  The suspect (30-year-old WM) was eastbound on E Johnson St and rear-ended a vehicle.  He then pulled into a parking lot but decided he was going to try to leave.  The victim vehicle's occupants attempted to contact the suspect and keep him on scene.  The suspect ignored this and drove forward, hitting a female from the victim vehicle.  A neighbor came to the scene to also prevent the suspect from leaving.  The suspect was confrontational with this subject and they entered a pushing match.  The suspect then got into his vehicle to attempt leaving again; however, rapidly reversed into a parked vehicle, pushing it through a fence and off of a retaining wall.  The suspect's vehicle became stuck on the retaining wall and on top of the vehicle he pushed over the wall.  A female and male in the victim vehicle were treated for injuries at a local hospital.  The suspect was charged with OMVWI 1st offense, operating with PAC (prohibited alcohol concentration), reckless driving-endanger safety, automobile following too closely, operating after suspension, and disorderly conduct.  The suspect was subsequently conveyed to jail. 

9) CENTRAL: Missing Adult – 10:07 p.m.  A 31-year-old WM was in Madison to attend the Badger game with friends.  He was last seen at Jordan's Big Ten Pub, where at 3:30 p.m. he told his friends to go ahead to the game and he would catch up with them.  The subject was intoxicated and there were no mental health/suicidal concerns.  His friends did not have any ideas on where he would have gone.  Hospitals and Detox were checked with negative results.  An ATL (attempt to locate) was aired. 

10) CENTRAL: Burglary-Residential – 10:51 p.m.  A possibly homeless AAM subject entered a fraternity house on Langdon St via a propped open basement door and went into the kitchen.  Once there he took an 18-pack of beer from the refrigerator.  One of the residents of the house confronted him and the male ran out.  It was unknown which of the residents owned the beer. 

11) CENTRAL: OMVWI Arrest – 2:10 a.m.  A DSI (Downtown Safety Initiative) sergeant was on patrol in the 400 block of W Gilman St, monitoring a large bar crowd, when she was rear-ended by a 24-year-old AM.  The crowd found this very amusing and began to surround the squad and the suspect vehicle.  Numerous DSI and Central units responded to assist with crowd control and traffic.  The suspect was arrested for OMVWI-1st offense and also cited for lane deviation.  Neither party was injured due to the crash. 

12) MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 2:21 a.m.  Officers were at Meriter Hospital (202 S Park St) to assess a Detox candidate.  While there, hospital security ran past them into a room where a 38-year-old AAF was having a physical confrontation with nursing staff.  That physical confrontation turned towards security, and then when MPD officers assisted, the suspect resisted them as well.  The suspect was subsequently arrested and transported to jail on charges of disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property, and two counts of battery/special circumstances (for striking hospital staff). 

13) EAST: Weapons Offense/Shooting – 3:20 a.m.  MPD was sent with MFD to check on an individual complaining of injuries in the 4500 block of Cottage Grove Rd.  As more information was gathered, it was determined that the victim (29-year-old AAM) had been shot.  The victim was subsequently conveyed to a local hospital where he was operated on.  The victim is in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries at this time.  Personnel from the Violent Crimes Unit and the East Police District are continuing to investigate.  Press release completed.   

Posted by: Chief Koval

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