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MPD Daily Significant Calls 11/03/2018 to 11/04/2018

November 4, 2018 9:39 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 11/03/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 11/04/2018, MPD received 483 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 483 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (137), East (76), Midtown (107), North (50), South (35), West (60), and Other (18).  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".

**Priorities for North, East, and Central districts starting at 3:49 p.m.  Priorities for Central and East districts were lifted at 5:40 p.m.  City-wide priorities from 6:40 p.m. to 8:04 p.m. due to volume of calls for service.

1) CENTRAL: Check Person/Arrested Adult – 5:47 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of W Wilson St reference a person looking into vehicles.  Upon arrival, officers located a 19-year-old AAM inside of a parked vehicle who matched the description of the individual observed by the complainant.  Subsequent investigation could not link the suspect to any potential break-ins, however there was probable cause to arrest him for underage possess/consume alcohol off license premises and for casual possession of marijuana.  The suspect was arrested and transported to jail to post on his citations.  Investigation continuing.   

2) EAST: Drug Incident-Overdose – 8:26 a.m.  Officers were sent to the 5100 block of World Dairy Dr to assist MFD.  Apparently, a 28-year-old WF was picked up by a taxi in Beloit for transport to a methadone clinic in Madison.  The driver of the taxi stated that once the subject entered the vehicle she soon appeared to be asleep.  However, upon arrival at the destination, the subject could not be awakened and clinical staff at the clinic were summoned to the vehicle to assist.  Altogether, three doses of naloxone were administered by clinical staff and MFD/EMS was summoned.  The suspect was revived and transported to a local hospital for further care.  Investigation continuing.  

3) CENTRAL: Assist MFD/Damage to Property – 9:04 a.m.  Officers were sent to a damage to property complaint of a building located on Wisconsin Ave.  MFD and building management responded to the building reference a fire pump alarm at 4:42 a.m.  MFD surmised that the flow meter to the sprinkler system had been intentionally removed causing rampant water damage.  Investigation continuing.

4) NORTH: Disturbance – 1:05 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to investigate a disturbance that occurred on Straubel St between a 27-year-old AAF victim and a 29-year-old AAF suspect.  Ultimately, investigation reflected that the suspect was responsible for breaking a number of windows of the victim's vehicle and for creating a disturbance.  Probable cause existed to arrest the suspect for charges of criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct.  Investigation continuing.

5) EAST: Check Person – 1:32 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to check the welfare of a 30-year-old WM who was sending suicidal emails to family.  Subsequently, the subject went to a local hospital but was viewed as only looking for a place for shelter.  Ultimately, officers were able to work with Journey Mental Health and created a safety plan for the subject and conveyed him to the Beacon. 

6) EAST: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 2:10 p.m.  The 15-year-old AAF juvenile was last seen on Friday at La Follette High School.  She resides on N Thompson Dr but may be staying with friends on the east or west side of town.  ATL was aired and the juvenile was entered into NCIC. 

7) NORTH: Conveyance-Mental Health – 3:17 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a North side residential address reference a caller advising that his son (20-year-old AAM) was suicidal and threatening to kill himself.  Officers learned that the subject had been displaying suicidal behaviors for the previous two weeks (self-harm and statements), which were not reported.  On this day, the subject attempted to overdose on prescription pills.  Officers transported the subject to the hospital where he was evaluated for an emergency detention.  He was subsequently conveyed to Winnebago.   

8) NORTH: Death Investigation – 3:47 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a death investigation at a North side residential address.  A 68-year-old WF returned home and observed her husband (71-year-old WM) down in the bathroom.  EMS arrived on scene and attempted to perform life-saving techniques which were unsuccessful.  Medical Examiner was on-scene and advised death appeared to be medically-related, and nothing suspicious to note at this time. 

9) WEST: Information/Juvenile Disturbance – 5:00 p.m.  A small group of approximately 8 to 10 AAM and AAF juveniles (ranging in ages from 14 to 16) traveled through the West and Midtown districts causing disturbances at the Chick-fil-A, West Transfer Point, and Taco Bell (698 S Whitney Way).  The disturbances included throwing rocks, breaking a citizen's phone, and attempting to fight restaurant employees.  Investigation continuing.  

10) EAST: Crash with Injuries – 6:35 p.m.  A 23-year-old WF was in her vehicle, traveling west on Lien Rd and approaching the Aldi's driveway.  Upon initiating a left turn into the driveway, the vehicle collided with a motorcycle traveling eastbound, which was carrying a 28-year-old WM and his 49-year-old WF mother.  The male sustained minor injuries to his back and his mother received a broken leg.  The female driver consented to a blood draw and passed standardized field sobriety tests without incident.  Investigation continuing. 

11) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 7:34 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance at a North side residential address.  Investigation revealed that a 22-year-old HM suspect was involved in a dispute over food with his 14-year-old HM brother/victim.  The argument escalated to the point where it got extremely physical and the victim ended up with some injuries.  By the time MPD responded and was able to investigate the matter thoroughly, several charges resulted for the suspect on the basis of his behavior to his brother/victim, as well as to the officers.  Altogether, the suspect was charged with physical abuse to a child, threats to law enforcement officers, resisting (state charges), and possession of illegal narcotics.  Dane County Human Services were notified.  Investigation continuing.

12) CENTRAL: Check Person/Conveyance-Mental Health – 10:58 p.m.  A 29-year-old WM walked up to Central officers at the intersection of State St at Lake St and introduced himself as "Lucifer."  He said that he wanted to kill himself and everyone else around him.  The subject did want to seek help at a local hospital voluntarily and he was transported there.  Journey Mental Health was contacted and were familiar with the subject.  They further advised that they already had contact with him earlier this day, due to an argument he had with his girlfriend.  Officers checked in with hospital staff prior to leaving.   

13) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 2:08 a.m.  A 49-year-old WM cab driver/victim called 911 stating that he was being assaulted by the person in his cab, and that the person was also destroying the inside of the cab.  Officers arrived at the intersection of S Baldwin St and Williamson St and contacted the suspect (24-year-old WM), who was intoxicated.  After the suspect was detained, the victim stated that even though he was struck several times by the suspect, he never felt pain because the suspect was too intoxicated to hit the victim effectively.  The suspect did try to remove the credit card reader from inside the cab, and was found to be in possession of a marijuana pipe as well.  The suspect was conveyed to jail on charges of disorderly conduct, damage to property, and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

14) NORTH: Check Property – 2:23 a.m.  Three separate callers reported shots fired in the area of Portage Rd.  Officers did not locate any evidence of shots being fired or any damage at this time.  Investigation continuing.

15) EAST: Sexual Assault – 2:28 a.m.   MPD responded to an East side residential neighborhood reference a 23-year-old AAF who had called to report that she had been sexually assaulted.  Officers made contact with the victim and transported her to a local hospital for an FNE (Forensic Nurse Exam).  The victim had recently reconnected with a former acquaintance who then subsequently forced himself on her, sexually assaulting her.  The suspect left the area on foot.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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