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MPD Daily Significant Calls 01/31/2019 to 02/01/2019

February 1, 2019 9:59 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 01/31/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 02/01/2019, MPD received 414 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 414 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (71), East (72), Midtown (74), North (64), South (35), West (69), 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 started at 9:41pm on Tuesday night, continued throughout the day on Wednesday, all day Thursday and ended at 6:15am on Friday due to calls for service. 

**Limited crash response due to calls for service/weather. 

1) SOUTH: Information/Sexual Assault – 10:16 a.m.  Officers met with a victim (32-year-old AAF) who wished to report being sexually assaulted about a month ago by a known suspect (40-year-old AAM).  Investigation continuing.  

2) NORTH: Traffic Incident – 10:42 a.m.  Officers responded to Dryden Drive/Northport Drive for a motor vehicle vs. pedestrian crash.  The pedestrian/victim (59-year-old WM) was walking across the street in the crosswalk (with the right-of-way) when the light turned green.  This intersection, which has three lanes, had vehicles in each of them at the time the pedestrian was crossing.  Two of the lanes/vehicles waited until the pedestrian safely crossed when the light turned green.  One lane/vehicle/driver (26-year-old AAF) reported not seeing the pedestrian, moved forward when the light turned green and struck the pedestrian.  The pedestrian sustained minor injuries and was conveyed to a local hospital.  Investigation continuing.   

3) SOUTH: Recovered Stolen Auto – 12:40 p.m.  A reported stolen auto from the City of Madison was recovered in the Town of Madison.  Attempts made to contact the registered owner were unsuccessful.  The vehicle was towed for further processing.  Investigation continuing.      

4) CENTRAL: Traffic Incident – 12:49 p.m.  A reported stolen auto was observed outbound on E. Johnson St by Maple Bluff PD.  The vehicle was occupied by three AAFs and one AAM.  Maple Bluff PD attempted a traffic stop.  The vehicle/driver would not stop.  MPD was not directly involved in the pursuit, but prepared to deploy stop sticks if needed.  The vehicle went a different direction and remains at-large.  Investigation continuing. 

5) MIDTOWN: Information/Child Abuse – 3:01 p.m.  Officers met with a 20-year-old UF at the Midtown Police District.  The female reported that she was hit with a closed fist multiple times several years ago by her father/suspect (51-year-old UM).  The female's mother expressed some concerns about assistance she was receiving/not receiving from the suspect/ex-husband.  No charges have been substantiated at this time. Child Protective Services notified.  Investigation continuing. 

6) CENTRAL: Crash with Injuries – 3:20 p.m.  Officers responded to Gorham St/Blair St for a two-vehicle crash.  When the suspect driver (61-year-old AAF) attempted to quickly change lanes, she struck the victim's (26-year-old AAF) vehicle.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  The victim and her daughter were also conveyed to a local hospital for evaluations (minor injuries reported).  The suspect was cited for unsafe lane deviation and no insurance.             

7) NORTH: Crash with Injuries – 4:59 p.m.  Officers responded to Northland Drive/Judy Lane for a crash.   The suspect driver (49-year-old WF) struck a Metro bus on Northland Drive.  Extensive damage caused to the suspect's vehicle.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for minor injuries.  Investigation continuing.

8) NORTH: Assist Law Enforcement – 5:56 p.m.   MPD assisted the FBI/DCI with checking an address for a missing juvenile (14-year-old female) from out-of-state.  The juvenile was located.  The FBI has the lead on this investigation.    

9) MIDTOWN: Crash with Injuries – 6:33 p.m.  Officers responded to the 1900 block of University Ave for a pedestrian vs. vehicle crash.  The driver (34-year-old WM) was stopped at a crosswalk letting pedestrians cross.  The driver moved forward when he thought the area was clear, but instead struck a pedestrian (24-year-old WM) he reported that he did not see.   The pedestrian was conveyed to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  The driver was determined to have an outstanding warrant, so he was arrested/transported to jail.  Investigation continuing.      

10) EAST: Stolen Auto – 9:01 p.m.  Officers responded to an east side residence for a report of a stolen auto.  The vehicle was left running, unlocked and unoccupied.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was entered as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

11) WEST: Missing Adult – 11:55 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a missing adult (42-year-old WF).  There were concerns expressed by the family due to the subject's substance abuse issues.  The family later contacted officers to report that the subject returned home safe and sound.  No further action deemed necessary by the police.

12) WEST: Disturbance – 12:25 a.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence for a disturbance.  The suspect (52-year-old WM) was at the residence of an acquaintance/victim (58-year-old WF) when he began to drink and became disruptive.  The victim invited a friend/2nd victim (57-year-old WF) over to be with her while the suspect was in her home.  A disturbance broke out.  The suspect assaulted the victims and prevented them from calling 911.  The suspect then fled.  The suspect was located and arrested for battery (2 counts) and intimidation of a victim. 

13) MIDTOWN: Missing Adult – 12:45 a.m.  Officers responded to W. Main St for a report of missing adult (39-year-old AAM) who suffers from schizophrenia.  Attempt to locate aired.  The subject was listed as missing in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

14) NORTH: Assist Law Enforcement – 1:15 a.m.  MPD's K9 Unit was requested by Sun Prairie PD to search for a missing adult.  K9 Falko was able to track and locate the subject.  Sun Prairie PD has the lead on this investigation.

15) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 2:02 a.m.  Officers responded to 5700 Raymond Rd for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (49-year-old AAF suspect and 68-year-old AAM victim).  The victim reported that the suspect held him at knifepoint.  Both subjects were contacted and found to be intoxicated.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct while armed. 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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