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MPD Daily Significant Calls 12/23/2018 to 12/24/2018

December 24, 2018 9:57 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 12/23/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 12/24/2018, MPD received 263 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 263 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (33), East (58), Midtown (41), North (44), South (22), West (47), 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". 

1) MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 4:18 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to a Midtown residential address reference a domestic disturbance between a 30-year-old WF victim and a 26-year-old WM suspect/ex-boyfriend.  The suspect arrived intoxicated at the victim's address and began a verbal disturbance.  As the victim tried to get the suspect to quiet down, the suspect pushed a bed frame into the wall as well as punched a wall, both causing damage.  The suspect left prior to police arrival and it was believed he also took a necklace belonging to the victim.  The suspect was later contacted at his residence and was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property, and theft.  He was subsequently transported to jail.  *This was a late call that did not make the previous 24-hour cycle call notes due to officers being involved at the scene and reports from the field were not yet typed.   
 
2) EAST: Death Investigation – 7:36 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to a death investigation at Tormey Ln.  A 33-year-old WM was found deceased in his vehicle, from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.  A note was found inside the vehicle.  Medical Examiner on scene. 

3) CENTRAL: Disorderly Conduct – 9:33 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to Kelley's Market/Mobil Gas (636 W Washington Ave), reference a 31-year-old AAM who was exhibiting odd/suspicious behavior while in the store.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for disorderly conduct and unlawful trespass, and a PO hold was placed.  Officers transported the suspect to a local hospital as he was in need of a mental health evaluation.  Ultimately, the suspect was conveyed to Winnebago Mental Health for an emergency detention.   

4) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 9:48 a.m.  A resident of E Gorham St reported seeing a disturbance occur near their residence.  The witness observed an AF and an AAM arguing outside of a vehicle, which escalated to the female slapping at the male's face, and the male proceeding to force the female into the front seat of the vehicle and then drive away.  The witness and other neighbors did not recognize the vehicle or the two subjects.  Officers were unable to locate the vehicle or the individuals at this time.   

5) WEST: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child/Assist Outside Agency – 12:59 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a local hospital reference a possible sexual assault of a 17-year-old HF.  Subsequent investigation revealed that the incident occurred in Verona.  Investigation continuing.

6) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 2:51 p.m.  An MPD officer was on a separate disturbance call at Walmart (4198 Nakoosa Trl) and recognized a suspect in a retail theft incident from earlier this month.  The 32-year-old AAM suspect was contacted and charged with retail theft, felony bail jumping (six counts), and had two outstanding warrants.  The suspect was transported to jail. 

7) MIDTOWN: Armed Robbery – 3:55 p.m.  Madison Police responded to the 6600 block of Odana Rd for a report from a Milio's delivery driver that he had been robbed at knifepoint by two suspects.  One suspect was described as a 16 to 18-year-old WM, who presented a knife and demanded the victim's personal property.  The second suspect was described as a 16 to 18-year-old AAM.  The suspects then took the victim's vehicle.  The victim was not injured during the incident.  The stolen auto was subsequently recovered on the North side of Madison.  Investigation continuing.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

8) MIDTOWN: Assist EMS/Fire – 4:54 p.m.  MFD/EMS was dispatched to Carling Dr, reference a 29-year-old AAF who was requesting to go to the hospital.  They arrived and requested MPD as the patient was very angry and trying to jump out into traffic.  MPD arrived and attempted to de-escalate but were ultimately forced to place the subject into protective custody when she continued to make homicidal statements about harming herself and her care provider.  While en route to a local hospital, the subject then started banging her head inside the squad.  She was ultimately conveyed to Winnebago Mental Health on an emergency detention.   

9) CENTRAL: Assist EMS/Fire – 9:16 p.m.  MPD was sent with MFD/EMS for an unconscious 38-year-old WF who was located on the sidewalk in the 1300 block of Williamson St.  MFD/EMS assessed the subject and observed facial injuries that may have been from a battery or fall.  Officers attempted to take a statement from the victim who was very intoxicated and could not recall how she received her facial injuries.  The victim was transported to a local hospital for a medical evaluation.  Investigation continuing. 

10) CENTRAL: OMVWI Arrest – 2:01 a.m.  A call came in for a vehicle located in the 2500 block of University Ave, whose driver was observed passed out.  The caller reported that the driver woke up and began driving away with some difficulty.  Officers observed the reported vehicle and effected a traffic stop at W Johnson St near N Carroll St.  After subsequent investigation, a 42-year-old AAM suspect was arrested for OMVWI-5th offense and felony bail jumping.  The suspect was transported to jail.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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