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 10/18/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 10/19/2018, MPD received 468 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 468 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (94), East (72), Midtown (85), North (90), South (41), West (47), and Other (39). 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: Found/Missing Child – 9:29 a.m. Officers responded to Bunting Lane/Packers Ave for an unsupervised child (2-year-old HM). The parent(s) of the child could not be located. The child was turned over to a Dane County Social Worker. Shortly thereafter, dispatch received a call from the family stating their child was missing. The child was appropriately dressed and appeared well-care for. No signs/evidence of any abuse present. The child was turned back over to his family. No further action by the police deemed necessary.
2) EAST: Check Person – 9:35 a.m. Officers responded to the East Towne mall area to check the welfare of a subject (23-year-old AAF). The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation, after she made several suicidal statements. Investigation continuing.
3) NORTH: Information/Child Abuse – 11:32 a.m. Officers met with a child/victim (14-year-old AAM) who reported being physically abused by his dad/suspect (38-year-old AAM). The victim did not have any visible injuries. The suspect was interviewed and he denied the allegations. Child Protective Services and the DA's office consulted. No charges have been substantiated at this time. A safety plan was developed. Investigation continuing.
4) MIDTOWN: Damage to Property – 12:22 p.m. Officers responded to a convenience store on University Ave for a property damage complaint. The victim (73-year-old WF) reported observing a group of juveniles who appeared to be getting ready to fight. The victim then called 911 and also honked her horn at the group. This action apparently resulted in one of the juveniles (AAF) approaching the victim, who was in her vehicle. The suspect (AAF) yelled profanities at the victim and kicked her vehicle which caused a dent. The juveniles all left the area and have not been identified. Investigation continuing.
5) MIDTOWN: Drug Incident/Investigation – 12:44 p.m. Officers are investigating several incidents where two suspects (AAMs) are filling/attempting to fill prescriptions from various pharmacies. Investigation continuing.
6) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 12:55 p.m. Officers responded to a local hospital after a juvenile/patient (15-year-old AAM) walked away from the facility against medical advice. Officers made contact with the juvenile. Journey Mental Health consulted. There were no legal grounds for an emergency detention. The juvenile was resistive and threatening towards officers. Once medically cleared, the juvenile was arrested and conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center for disorderly conduct and threats towards law enforcement.
7) EAST: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 3:33 p.m. Officers met with a victim (16-year-old WF) who reported being sexually assaulted over the summer. Investigation continuing.
8) WEST: Weapons Offense – 5:11 p.m. Officers responded to a business on West Towne Way regarding a subject/suspect (teenage AAF) who is known to the store as a chronic retail theft suspect. Store employees observed the suspect in the store and stayed close to her in an effort to deter anything from being stolen. The suspect became upset, said some words towards the store employee and presented what was believed to be some kind of electronic control device (ECD). The store employee and a witness (WM) observed the ECD and heard/saw it spark in their direction. The male witness believes they were struck by the ECD. The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived and there was no merchandise taken during this incident. Investigation continuing.
9) SOUTH: Drug Incident/Investigation – 9:00 p.m. Officers responded to Hollywood Dr to check the welfare of two subjects who appeared to be unconscious in a vehicle. Contact was made with both subjects/suspects (29-year-old WF and 31-year-old WM) and they were both alert and conscious when officers arrived. Drug paraphernalia was located in the vehicle. Probable cause was developed connecting both individuals for using heroin. The suspects were conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation. The female suspect was issued misdemeanor citations for possession and referred to the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI). The male suspect was issued a misdemeanor citation for possession and has a pending probation hold. Investigation continuing.
10) SOUTH: Stalking Complaint – 9:56 p.m. Officers responded to meet with a victim (47-year-old AAF) who reported being stalked by the suspect (54-year-old AAM). The suspect had recently been released from jail where he served time for stalking the victim. Upon release, the suspect made contact with the victim at her work. The suspect also followed the victim home. The suspect was contacted and arrested for stalking and possession of cocaine.
11) EAST: Check Person – 1:01 a.m. Officers responded to the 1600 block of N. Thompson Dr to check the welfare of an intoxicated, possible suicidal subject (25-year-old WF). The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to Detox.
12) CENTRAL: Missing Adult – 1:03 a.m. Officers responded to W. Wilson St for a report of a missing adult (28-year-old WM). No safety concerns identified for the subject. Areas checked. Phone pinged. Attempt to locate aired. Investigation continuing.