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MPD Daily Significant Calls 12/24/2018 to 12/25/2018

December 25, 2018 10:12 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 12/24/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 12/25/2018, MPD received 308 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 308 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (48), East (64), Midtown (54), North (46), South (30), West (41), and Other (25).  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 West and Midtown from 11:55 a.m. to 3:27 p.m. due to Whitney Way traffic crash.

1) WEST: Check Person – 4:41 a.m.  A passerby located a 5-year-old who had just walked out of an apartment building in the 1900 block of McKenna Blvd.  The child was looking for his mother and pointed to his door.  Officers made contact with the child's mother at the apartment.  The mother had gone down to the basement to do laundry when the child awoke and apparently left the building.  Family were reunited and all were okay.  *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: Recovered/Stolen Outside Agency – 6:20 a.m.  A gray Pontiac G6 crashed straight into a tree on the 700 block of Mesta Ln after it failed to properly make the left turn from Thompson Dr onto Mesta Ln.  Both airbags deployed and a witness saw another vehicle stop by and pick up two occupants from the Pontiac.  The vehicle had also struck a traffic sign at the roundabout at Lien Rd/Thompson Dr.  Another law enforcement agency took a report of the Pontiac being stolen on December 21 after keys were apparently left in it.  Investigation continuing.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

3) MIDTOWN: Traffic Complaint/Investigation – 11:28 a.m.  A large work truck was driving southbound on Whitney Way when it drifted to the left over the median and ended up crashing into a utility pole on the east side of Whitney Way, in front of the Westgate Shopping Center.  The crash caused the utility pole to land on top of the truck.  MG&E was summoned to assist in the removal of the utility pole.  Preliminary findings suggest that the driver (56-year-old WM) had a medical event, which caused the crash.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  Traffic direction and diversion was required for an extended period of time.  Investigation continuing.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

4) SOUTH: Road Rage/OMVWI Arrest – 12:58 p.m.  Officers responded to the 2100 block of Post Rd, reference a road rage/car crash that began on Traceway Dr.  A traffic incident led to conflict while driving, which then culminated in the front bumper of the suspect's vehicle having minor contact with the rear bumper of the victim's vehicle.  Ultimately, both the victim (30-year-old AAM) and suspect (51-year-old WM) engaged in a physical altercation and police were called.  Very minor damage was observed on the victim's vehicle and no charges were pursued at this time.  The suspect was intoxicated and officers subsequently arrested him for OMVWI-5th offense.  The suspect was conveyed to jail.  Investigation continuing.  

5) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 1:32 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Orin Rd, reference a domestic disturbance between a 29-year-old WF victim/wife and 37-year-old HM suspect/husband.  The victim reported that the two had been arguing earlier in the day and that the suspect allegedly placed his hands around her neck.  The argument continued until the suspect's mother arrived, at which time the suspect left.  The victim also alleged a possible sexual assault that occurred a few nights prior to this incident.  Probable cause exists to arrest the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct and other potential charges.  Investigation continuing.  

6) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 1:49 p.m.  Officers responded to Trailsway reference a domestic disturbance which occurred three hours earlier between a 20-year-old WF victim/girlfriend and 20-year-old HM suspect/boyfriend.  An argument had led to the suspect punching the bathroom door, causing damage, as well as placing his hands around the victim's neck.  The suspect disengaged from the incident and the victim then left the residence.  The victim returned three hours later at which time the suspect then left and police were called.  Officers were ultimately able to contact the suspect downtown and arrested him for domestic-related charges of disorderly conduct as well as criminal damage to property.  The suspect was conveyed to jail.  Investigation continuing.

7) NORTH: Fight Call – 3:41 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a fight call in the 1500 block of N Stoughton Rd.  The suspect (57-year-old WM) entered Club LaMark intoxicated and staff refused him service.  The suspect then approached a group of patrons and attempted to take their child safety seat.  When he is prevented in doing so by other patrons and staff, the suspect then began swinging and kicking which resulted in a physical altercation.  Staff was able to get the suspect outside when officers arrived and took him into custody.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and for a PO hold.  The suspect was conveyed to jail.  

8) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 3:48 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Theresa Terrace reference a domestic disturbance between a 19-year-old AM victim and his father/suspect (43-year-old AM).  The victim was on his computer when the suspect asked to use it.  The victim refused which caused the suspect to become angry and physical.  The victim was able to lock himself in the bathroom and call 911, at which time the suspect threatened to break in with a hammer.  The victim sustained minor injuries during the altercation.  The suspect was charged with domestic-related charges of disorderly conduct and battery, and was subsequently conveyed to jail.  

9) WEST: Theft from Auto/Recovered Stolen Auto – 6:19 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to a theft from auto that occurred at a West side residential address.  Officers learned that the victim (50-year-old WM) was tracking his stolen iPhone and it was plotting all over the city.  Officers located a stolen vehicle on the East side, exactly where the iPhone was plotting, and the suspect vehicle immediately took off upon seeing police.  The vehicle was tracked at several other locations and was ultimately located at the Burger King on Odana Rd.  The vehicle once more tried to take off, but damaged a tire.  Five juveniles fled from the vehicle and officers engaged in a foot pursuit with the driver and two others.  The suspect driver (14-year-old AAM) was ultimately taken into custody.  The stolen iPhone was recovered and returned to its owner.  The vehicle was returned to Sun Prairie PD.  The suspect was transported to a local hospital for complaints of leg pain and was subsequently conveyed to JRC after receiving a medical clearance.  Investigation continuing.

10) EAST: Trespass – 6:48 p.m.  MPD was called to Brandie Rd, reference a stranger who had just walked in the front door of the caller's residence and that the caller's boyfriend engaged the subject in a physical altercation.  Officers located a 62-year-old WM subject in the front yard of this residence who was in need of medical attention.  The residents believed that the male was going to rob them, which then resulted in the physical altercation which ensued.  The male subject was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment of the head injury he sustained.  Upon evaluation at the hospital, it appeared the subject lives in the vicinity, has dementia, and has taken to wandering lately.  It is likely he walked into the wrong house because of his dementia.  The subject was subsequently admitted to the hospital.  

11) NORTH: Conveyance-Mental Health – 7:58 p.m.  Officers were called to assist staff at a facilitated home located on the North side, with a 64-year-old WF who was placed at this location through Fond du Lac County.  The female subject was having mental health issues and was threatening to harm staff.  Staff was unable to bring the female subject to the hospital due to her escalating behavior.  The subject was ultimately transported to a local hospital and was evaluated for an emergency detention.  Investigation continuing.   

12) WEST: Weapons Offense – 9:42 p.m.  Officers responded to multiple callers reporting hearing numerous shots fired on Madison's West side.  Callers were from Lynndale Rd, Hempstead Rd, Cameron Dr, and Flad Ave.  Officers checked this wide-ranging area but did not locate any damage or injured parties at this time.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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