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MPD Daily Significant Calls 12/31/2018 to 01/01/2019

January 1, 2019 10:21 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 12/31/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/01/2019, MPD received 504 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 504 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (110), East (65), Midtown (81), North (82), South (46), West (92), and Other (28).  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 city-wide from 5:01 p.m. to 8:31 p.m. due to two armed robberies and numerous crashes.  Priority calls city-wide from 4:21 a.m. to 7:02 a.m. due to numerous calls for service. 

1) CITY-WIDE: Armed Robbery/Assist Outside Agency (UWPD) – 9:19 a.m.  A 25-year-old AAM reported that he was robbed of an undisclosed amount of money while walking in the area of the Kohl Center underpass. 

2) CENTRAL: Check Person – 10:30 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to a prescription overdose at The Beacon (615 E Washington Ave).  The 35-year-old AAM overdose subject had come to Madison from Chicago two weeks ago and was now wanting to return to Chicago, but had no means.  He was transported to a local hospital where he readily admitted that this was done not to harm himself but in order to get attention.  Officers left the subject at the hospital for further evaluation.  

3) MIDTOWN:  Check Person/Assist Outside Agency – 11:39 a.m.  A 77-year-old WF subject was recently conveyed to a Madison area hospital by Lodi PD.  The subject, who has dementia and anxiety issues, had been combative with staff and an emergency detention was being supported.  Lodi PD was unable to facilitate the emergency detention process and ultimately MPD officers conveyed the subject to a hospital in Dane County.  

4) EAST: Check Person – 2:30 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to a senior living facility located in the East District, reference a battery complaint.  Officers spoke to a 55-year-old WF resident who reported she was hit in the face by a staff member (24-year-old WF).  Officers spoke to the staff member who denied any abusive contact.  No probable cause can be established at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

5) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 3:18 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to a domestic battery reported to have occurred the day prior on Maple Valley Dr.  The victim (27-year-old AAF) and suspect (29-year-old AAM) were arguing over the care of their 6-year-old daughter when the suspect punched the victim in the face.  The victim had received stitches for the injuries sustained in the incident.  Suspect at large.  There is probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic-related charges of substantial battery, disorderly conduct, and intimidation of victim.  Investigation continuing.

6) EAST: Crash Investigation – 4:15 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Acewood Blvd and Goldfinch Dr, reference a roll-over crash due to the extremely slick road conditions.  Upon arrival, it was determined that a 3-year-old in a booster seat and a 28-year-old WF were passengers in the vehicle that was driven by a 30-year-old WM.  All reported no injuries and everyone was able to leave the scene without further issue.

7) NORTH: Armed Robbery – 5:23 p.m.  Madison Police responded to the report of a Milio's delivery driver that was robbed of his delivery vehicle under threat of a knife.  Victim was approached by four male subjects as he arrived at his delivery location.  The suspects took the keys and vehicle and fled the scene.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

8) CENTRAL: Drug Incident-Overdose – 6:00 a.m.  MPD and MFD/EMS were dispatched to Grace Homeless Shelter (116 W Washington Ave) reference a 37-year-old AAM who was having agonal breathing in the basement area.  MFD/EMS delivered two doses of naloxone which revived the suspect, who was then transported to a local hospital.  The suspect admitted to snorting heroin and was subsequently issued a misdemeanor citation for possession of heroin.  The suspect was provided a MARI referral prior to being released at the hospital.

9) NORTH: Armed Robbery – 6:04 p.m.  Madison Police were dispatched to the report of an armed robbery which took place in the parking lot of the Kwik Trip located at 3528 E Washington Ave.  The victim (45-year-old HM) was approached by the suspect (24-year-old AAM) and robbed of his property by the suspect brandishing a gun.  Upon arrival, officers are able to follow the trail of the suspect and locate him in a nearby apartment complex.  Suspect was arrested after an extended period of time and conveyed to the Dane County Jail on charges of armed robbery, resisting, and escape-criminal arrest.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.   

10) EAST: Missing Adult – 6:42 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Kings Mill Way, reference the caller reporting his 41-year-old WM son had left on foot after making suicidal comments.  After visiting his father, the subject stated he wanted to end it all and left the area on foot.  Cell phone, wallet, and keys were left behind.  No means mentioned and no access to weapons.  The subject was entered as missing/endangered and an Attempt to Locate was aired.  Investigation continuing.

11) WEST: Stolen Auto – 8:07 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the Target parking lot (201 Junction Rd), reference a vehicle that was stolen as it was waiting for an item to get loaded.  Loss Prevention advised that 3 to 4 teens had entered the vehicle and drove away as the vehicle was left running by the owner.  The vehicle was located a few hours later near Tree Ln.  Multiple subjects came walking up to the area but upon seeing police, fled on foot towards an address on Tree Ln.  Ultimately, the suspect driver (18-year-old AAM) was contacted nearby in the Walgreen's parking lot and taken into custody.  The suspect driver was charged with OMVWOC (operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent) and resisting/obstructing, and was subsequently conveyed to jail.    

12) MIDTOWN: Drug Incident-Overdose – 9:36 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a Midtown District residential address reference the caller reporting a heroin overdose.  Officers arrived and located an unconscious 29-year-old UM with drug paraphernalia in plain view.  MPD officers delivered two doses of naloxone and the suspect was subsequently transported to a local hospital.  The suspect, who was MARI eligible, was cited for possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was released at the hospital.   

13) WEST: Disturbance/Arrested Person – 9:56 p.m.  Officers were called to Helene Pkwy reference an intoxicated female beating on the neighbor's door with a bat.  Officers made contact on scene and ultimately arrested a 32-year-old AAF suspect for disorderly conduct while armed, criminal damage to property, and a probation violation.  She was transported to jail. 

14) CENTRAL: Traffic Arrest – 10:10 p.m.  An officer observed a Jeep going around the Capitol, driving with two flat front tires.  A traffic stop was attempted however the suspect (24-year-old WM) refused to stop and drove away outbound on E Washington Ave.  The same vehicle was found at James Madison Park approximately 30 minutes later.  The suspect was ultimately arrested by officers and taken to jail for operating motor vehicle without proper tires and for resist officer/fail to stop. 

15) SOUTH: Check Person – 1:24 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Moorland Rd, reference the caller requesting a welfare check of a 27-year-old UM, due to vague self-harm statements being made.  The subject was aware that police had been contacted and were outside of his residence; however, refused to answer the door for officers.  The decision was made to disengage at that time.  Journey Crisis Mental Health was contacted.   

16) EAST: Weapons Offense-Shots Fired – 4:46 a.m.  An off-duty officer reported hearing up to six gunshots west of the 200 block of Belmont Rd.  Officers checked the surrounding area and located nothing of evidentiary value at this time. 

17) CENTRAL: Assist Fire/EMS – 5:15 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of N Frances to check the welfare of an unconscious 28-year-old WM who was found naked.  Upon regaining consciousness, he indicated that he felt that he had been drugged.  Investigation continuing. 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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