Today marks Domestic Violence awareness month. There will be an annual Purple Ribbon Walk (noon at the State Capitol) reminding us that domestic violence can oftentimes result in homicides. In 2016 alone, there were 73 Wisconsin children, women and men who lost their lives from domestic violence. Each year a significant percentage of the homicides occurring in Dane County can trace their roots to domestic violence. It is important that we all remember that mitigating the effects of domestic violence requires a comprehensive and coordinated community response. All of us know people who have been subjected to domestic violence; therefore it is incumbent upon all of us to be affirmative in our support for victims and in reporting acts of violence to law enforcement. By being proactive and preemptive, the call you make on a domestic dispute may be the call that will save a life.
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 09/30/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 10/01/2018, MPD received 297 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 297 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (45), East (64), Midtown (50), North (45), South (23), West (48), and Other (22). 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) NORTH: Check Person – 9:24 a.m. Officers responded to a north side residence to check the welfare of a suicidal subject (20-year-old WM). The subject was contacted and found to be intoxicated. The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to detox. Investigation continuing.
2) NORTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 9:53 a.m. Officers responded to a north side residence for a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (16-year-old WM). Attempt to locate aired. The juvenile was entered as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.
3) CENTRAL: Drug Incident/Overdose – 12:27 p.m. Officers responded to Langdon St for a subject (21-year-old WM) experiencing an overdose. Officers administered multiple doses of Naloxone to the subject. The subject was conveyed to a local hospital. No charges have been substantiated at this time. Investigation continuing.
4) MIDTOWN: Check Property – 3:33 p.m. Officers responded to Whole Foods on University Ave for three subjects refusing to leave the store. Officers arrived and the subjects were no longer on scene. No further action deemed necessary by the police.
5) NORTH: Child Abuse – 3:59 p.m. Officers responded to a local hospital for a possible child abuse case. A two-year-old child was missing hair and it is believed that it may have been forcibly removed. Child Protective Services notified. Investigation continuing.
6) WEST: Disturbance – 4:35 p.m. Officers responded to Gilbert Rd/S. Whitney Way area for a report of "men fighting with bats." Officers met with three subjects (two of which were subsequently identified as suspects – 26-year-old AAM and 25-year-old WM). The three subjects were engaged in an argument which was determined to be over drugs. The 26-year-old suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct. The 25-year-old suspect was arrested on a probation/parole hold. No drugs were located. No drug charges were substantiated. Investigation continuing.
7) EAST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 7:31 p.m. Officers responded to an east side residence for a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (16-year-old UF). The juvenile has a history of running away. No safety concerns identified. Attempt to locate aired. The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.
8) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 8:55 p.m. Officers responded to MacArthur Rd for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (17-year-old AAM suspect and 38-year-old AAF victim). The suspect is the victim's son. The suspect became upset at his mother and slashed three of her vehicle tires. The suspect fled prior to officers arriving on scene. Once located, the suspect will be charged with domestic criminal damage to property and domestic disorderly conduct. Investigation continuing.
9) MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 9:39 p.m. Officers responded to a local hospital for a suicidal subject (17-year-old WF). Journey Mental Health consulted. The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to Winnebago.
10) NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 2:16 a.m. Officers responded to Onsgard Rd for a report of a subject ripping off window screens and breaking glass. The subject/suspect (25-year-old WM) was contacted and arrested for criminal damage to property.