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MPD Daily Significant Calls 10/13/18 to 10/14/18

October 14, 2018 10:33 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 10/13/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 10/14/2018, MPD received 388 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 388 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (83), East (86), Midtown (50), North (54), South (28), West (54), and Other (33).  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 Central, East, and North from 3:15 a.m. to 4:45 a.m. due to call volume. 

Originally published in Thursday's blog:
EAST:  Drug Incident/Overdose – 2:22 a.m.  Officers responded, along with EMS/Fire, to a motel on East Towne Blvd for a subject (24-year-old AAM) experiencing an overdose.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  The motel room appeared to have been cleaned up prior to officer's arrival (no drug evidence/indication located).  Investigation continuing.
**Additional Information: As of 10/13/18, subject died and autopsy scheduled. 

Originally published in Friday's and Saturday's blog:
SOUTH: Missing Adult – 1:13 pm.  MPD was dispatched to Greenleaf Dr where parents reported their daughter (20 year old WF) had fled the residence sometime overnight and did not show up for work this morning.  A K-9 track and unmanned aircraft system (UAS)/drone search were attempted.  Hospitals and Metro were notified.  The subject was listed as missing and an ATL was aired.  An incident report was completed on the MPD website.  Additional resources will be mustered today in an attempt to locate this subject including mounted horse patrol and UAS.
**Additional Information:  The subject was located in Monona's jurisdiction.  Monona PD turned the subject over to us.  The subject was clearly experiencing some sort of mental crisis and was placed under protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for evaluation.  Subject had some medical issues that needed to be stabilized.  Following a medical clearance, the subject was transported under an emergency detention petition and conveyed to Winnebago at 4am on 10/14/18 (19 hours after our first contact).  Two 4th detail officers were held to make the transport due to high volume of calls for service city-wide. 

1) EAST: Juvenile Arrest – 1:53 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Camden Rd for what was initially toned out as a weapons offense for a 14-year-old with a knife.  A 14-year-old WM arrived at his mother's residence after spending the morning with his father.  The subject's mother grounded the suspect for not abiding by family expectations.  The juvenile suspect responded by throwing knives throughout the home.  Officers arrested the juvenile suspect for disorderly conduct while armed and transported him to JRC. 

2) CENTRAL: Stolen Auto – 2:14 p.m.  A 20-year-old WF called to report her vehicle was stolen.  It was last seen Wednesday evening, parked near the 500 block of W Washington Ave.  A spare key was left inside the glove box, though the victim believed she locked the doors to the vehicle.  An ATL (Attempt to Locate) was aired and the vehicle was entered into NCIC.  Investigation continuing.

3) EAST: Retail Theft – 3:26 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Walmart (4198 Nakoosa Trl) reference a retail theft.  The suspect (45-year-old AAM) took 10 bottles of vodka off of the liquor shelf and put them into Walmart plastic bags that he had in his pocket.  He put the bags in a shopping cart and his female accomplice pushed them out of the store.  The two left in a vehicle that was subsequently stopped by police.  Officers arrested the suspect, who had several open and pending cases, for felony and misdemeanor retail theft charges, six counts of felony bail jumping, nine counts of misdemeanor bail jumping, strong arm robbery, and a PO hold.  The female suspect was cited for misdemeanor retail theft.  Investigation continuing.  

4) MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 4:26 p.m.  There were several calls to Dispatch reference juveniles causing issues at a Midtown residential address.  The victim (58-year-old WF) observed the juvenile suspect (15-year-old AAM) in her garage trying to steal a bicycle.  The suspect fled but was apprehended shortly thereafter.  The suspect was arrested for residential burglary and taken to JRC.  The group that the suspect was with was also observed damaging street signs and property in the area.  Investigation continuing.

5) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 7:55 p.m.  Two MPD officers responded to a disturbance on W Dayton St, between a 49-year-old WF and a 41-year-old AAM.  During the course of the investigation, probable cause was established for the female half of the disturbance.  The suspect resisted arrest and caused an injury to an officer.  As officers were walking the suspect out to the squad car, the suspect kicked the same officer in the leg.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct, battery, resisting, and battery to a police officer. 

6) NORTH: Disturbance – 9:24 p.m.  The suspect (39-year-old AAM) and a 19-year-old AAF subject got into an argument in the lobby of the Red Roof Inn (4830 Hayes Rd).  Two hotel clerks (61-year-old WM and 35-year-old UF) intervened, at which point the suspect stated he wasn't about to go to jail for no reason and that he had a gun.  The suspect was contacted in his room and a pellet gun was observed in plain view.  The suspect stated to officers after being arrested that if he had a real weapon he would shoot police, and threatened to spit on officers while being HIV positive.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and threats to law enforcement. 

7) WEST: Weapons Offense – 10:35 p.m.  Two subjects were walking on Hammersley Rd near Theresa Ter when they observed a group of five AA individuals near three parked vehicles.  The subjects overheard this group talking about shooting someone on Theresa Ter and then saw an AAM subject run down Theresa Ter, holding an AR-style rifle.  At this point, the subjects dove into some bushes to hide and observed the AAM subject run back to the group, still holding the rifle.  The three vehicles then left the area.  No shots were heard, nor were the subjects threatened with the weapon.  One of the witnesses opined that this may be a gang-related disturbance.  Investigation continuing.

8) EAST: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 12:12 a.m.  A 40-year-old AAF is the mother of a 16-year-old AAF and a 13-year-old AAF, but does not have custody of the juveniles.  Their aunt (46-year-old AAF) has custody of the juveniles.  There was a disagreement between the juveniles and their guardian about parenting style and the juveniles willingly left their East side residential address with their mother.  The children have been in contact via text with their aunt, stating they are not happy with her and wish to live with their mother.  There are no concerns for the juveniles' welfare at this time.  Both were listed as missing in NCIC, ATL was aired, and a phone ping was attempted but was unsuccessful.  Investigation continuing.

9) WEST: Weapons Offense-Shots Fired – 12:56 a.m.  Multiple callers reported hearing shots fired in the Mid Town Rd area, near High Point Rd.  One caller reported hearing approximately six total shots.  MPD checked the area and were unable to locate evidence.  Dane County Sheriff's Office responded and checked areas in county jurisdiction and did not locate anything evidentiary either.  Additional steps may have to be taken during daylight hours to canvass more thoroughly.

10) WEST: Residential Burglary – 1:11 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to Winstone Dr, reference a stolen vehicle.  The victim (32-year-old WM) stated that unknown subjects entered his garage and absconded with his car sometime in the evening.  He stated that the keys were in the vehicle.  An ATL was aired and the vehicle was listed as stolen in NCIC.  Investigation continuing.

11) NORTH: Weapons Offense-Shots Fired – 2:44 a.m.  The Madison Police Department received multiple calls of a shooting that occurred in the 1500 block of Loftsgordon Ave.  Upon arrival, it was found that an occupied apartment building had been struck by approximately four rounds.  No injuries were reported or found by police; however one round came within approximately 1 ft of a sleeping resident.  The Violent Crimes Unit (VCU) is working with district resources on this incident.  
While on scene investigating the shots fired call, officers came across an individual who had outstanding warrants for misdemeanor-related offenses.  The 23-year-old AAM suspect was subsequently placed under arrest and conveyed to jail.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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