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MPD Daily Significant Calls 01/14/2019 to 01/15/2019

January 15, 2019 9:14 AM

The 2019 Wisconsin Adult School Crossing Guard Recognition Week is this week!  Here at the MPD we have approximately 58 adult school crossing guards (permanent, back-ups, etc.) who, despite the weather, show up day-in and day-out to help kids cross the roads safely to get to school.

If you see a crossing guard this week (or any week for that matter), stop and thank them for their efforts!  Also, remember to be patient as you drive through school crossing areas, be understanding and watch out for all pedestrians (adults and children).

Thank you to the MPD crossing guards for their dedication and service to our community!


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 01/14/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/15/2019, MPD received 406 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 406 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (69), East (65), Midtown (58), North (60), South (52), West (73), and Other (29).  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 only from 12:45pm-2:30pm  due to calls for service. 
** Priority calls only from 3:54pm-6:15pm due to calls for service.  


1) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 7:02 a.m.  Officers responded to the 200 block of State Street after it was reported that a suspect (48-year-old) brandished a knife at a victim (36-year-old AAM).  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct while armed.    

2) WEST: Stolen Auto – 7:04 a.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence for a report of a stolen auto.  The vehicle was left unlocked with the keys inside.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.  

3) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 7:20 a.m.  Officers responded to Morraine View Drive for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (22-year-old AAF victim and 25-year-old AAM suspect).  The victim and suspect have a child-in-common and used to be in a relationship.  The victim opened her residential door to find the suspect laying down in the hallway.  The suspect blocked the victim from leaving and grabbed her.  There is a history of abusive behavior between the subjects.  The suspect grabbed the victim's keys and left.  The victim's mother confronted the suspect and he threw the keys to her.  The suspect is at-large.  Once located, the suspect will be charged with domestic disorderly conduct.  Investigation continuing.   

4) NORTH: Disturbance – 9:46 a.m.  Officers responded to Fordem Ave for a juvenile (11-year-old AAF) who jumped out of a moving vehicle, grabbed a scissors and damaged property at a not-for-profit organization.  The juvenile was taken into protective custody without incident and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  An emergency detention was not supported.  The juvenile was subsequently conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center for disorderly conduct and battery.  

5) WEST: Assist Law Enforcement - 1:19 p.m.  Officers took a wanted suspect (48-year-old AAM) into custody without incident in the 7900 block of Tree Lane.  The suspect was wanted out of Chicago for a homicide. 

6) WEST: Domestic Disturbance - 3:04 p.m.  Officers responded to W. Wickham/Tottingham for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (27-year-old AAF victim and 26-year-old AAM suspect).  Probable cause was developed and the suspect was arrested for strangulation, disorderly conduct and felony bail jumping (all domestic-related charges).  The suspect attempted to flee so an additional charge of attempted escape was also added.  The victim reported additional incidents involving the suspect assaulting her.  Investigation continuing.  

7) SOUTH: Information/Weapons Offense - 3:06 p.m.  Officers responded to a south side residence after a resident/victim (45-year-old WF) reported damage in her home consistent with a bullet coming from the rear of the residence.  Investigation continuing.  

8) MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance - 5:25 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a report of several disturbances taking place between two subjects (38-year-old WF victim and 29-year-old AAM suspect).  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and battery (domestic-related charges).  

9) MIDTOWN: Missing/Runaway Juvenile - 6:16 p.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (16-year-old WM).  The juvenile was last seen at school.  Attempt to locate aired.  Investigation continuing.  

10) EAST: Strong Armed Robbery - 8:07 p.m.  Officers responded to the Great Clips in the 4200 block of East Towne Blvd for a report of a robbery.  A suspect (WM) entered the store and demanded money.  The suspect fled on foot with cash.  No injuries reported.  No weapons observed.  Investigation continuing.  

11) MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance - 10:35 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a subject (27-year-old WM) likely needing an emergency detention.  The subject was subsequently admitted to the hospital.  Investigation continuing.     

12) NORTH: Check Person - 12:21 a.m.  Officers responded to the 3700 block of E. Washington Ave for a subject/suspect (22-year-old AAM) refusing to leave the premises.  As officers attempted to make contact with the suspect, he started to walk away and become agitated.  The suspect was detained without incident and cited for trespassing.   

13) MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance - 12:44 a.m.  Officers responded to a business on S. Park St for two subjects (28-year-old UF victim and 36-year-old HM suspect) verbally arguing.  The victim attempted to leave in a vehicle and the suspect pulled her from the vehicle and physically assaulted her.  The suspect was arrested for strangulation, battery and disorderly conduct (all domestic-related charges).  

14) CENTRAL: Disturbance - 2:04 a.m.  Officers responded to the 800 block of Williamson St for a disturbance between two subjects (29-year-old UF victim and 24-year-old WM suspect).  Probable cause was developed and the suspect was charged with disorderly conduct and possession of cocaine.  



** In yesterday's blog, one of the entries was for a strong armed robbery which took place in a "cab" around 2:30 a.m.  It should be noted that while this investigation is continuing, this did not involve a conventional 24/7 cab service which are regulated and licensed through the City of Madison.  I want to emphasize that all four Madison cab companies work very hard to vet their drivers and ensure the safety of their passengers. 
 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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