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MPD Daily Significant Calls 02/23/2019 to 02/24/2019

February 24, 2019 10:28 AM

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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 02/23/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 02/24/2019, MPD received 419 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 419 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (77), East (83), Midtown (52), North (79), South (46), West (60), and Other (22).  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) WEST: Check Person – 9:37 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to a West side assisted living facility reference an agitated 87-year-old WF subject.  The subject had grabbed a pair of scissors and was trying to keep staff away from her.  The subject's daughter was there and assisted in safely removing the scissors from her mother's possession.  The subject was subsequently transported to a local hospital for evaluation.   

2) WEST: OMVWI Arrest – 11:45 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Raymond Rd and McKenna Blvd reference a vehicle that had crashed into a tree.  Officers made contact with the suspect/driver (60-year-old WF) and could detect a strong odor of intoxicants emanating from her person.  Ultimately, the suspect was arrested for OMVWI and conveyed to jail for a 12-hour hold. 

3) CENTRAL: Check Person – 11:57 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to N Butler St, reference a caller who was concerned that his 27-year-old WM son was having some sort of mental crisis and was breaking things around his apartment.  Officers arrived and made contact with the 27-year-old subject who reported that he had been arguing with his girlfriend.  The argument was verbal only and not threatening in any way. 

4) CENTRAL: Stolen Auto – 3:50 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to the report of a stolen auto, last known to be parked on Lakelawn Pl.  The victim (25-year-old WF) had last seen her vehicle on Thursday night (2/21).  An ATL (Attempt to Locate) was aired.  Investigation continuing.

5) WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 4:49 p.m.  West Community Policing Team had observed a drug exchange occur between two cars and had effected a traffic stop on one of them, at the intersection of Struck St and Watts Rd.  Officers contacted the suspect (17-year-old HM) and performed a K-9 sniff of the vehicle.  The MPD K-9 alerted on the vehicle and the suspect was subsequently arrested.  While attempting to arrest the suspect, he began to resist and head-butted an officer.  A search of the car yielded a loaded gun and packages of suspect drugs.  Ultimately the suspect was arrested for battery to a police officer, possession with intent to deliver THC, carrying a concealed weapon, possession heroin, possession cocaine, resisting, and several traffic violations.

6) WEST: Robbery-Strong Armed – 5:35 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Prairie Rd, reference a strong armed robbery.  The victim (46-year-old WM) had created an online listing to sell his laptop.  A subject, posing as a female online, arranged to meet the victim at a residence on Prairie Rd to purchase the computer.  The victim arrived at the address and was contacted by an AAM suspect who claimed to be the brother of the female buyer.  As the suspect was examining the computer, he ripped it from the victim's hands and fled.  Investigation continuing.     

7) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 6:28 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Park Ridge Dr, reference a domestic disturbance between the victim/mother (38-year-old UF) and the suspect/daughter (17-year-old AAF).  During a verbal argument, the suspect had yelled and screamed in the victim's face and made aggressive and threatening actions towards the victim.  The victim was disturbed and frightened by the suspect's behavior.  Officers arrested the suspect for domestic-related disorderly conduct and subsequently transported her to jail.  

8) CENTRAL: Attempted Suicide – 7:34 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to E Gorham St, reference a man found down in the street, covered in blood.  Officers learned that the 24-year-old WM had self-inflicted injuries to his wrists.  The subject was transported to a local hospital for evaluation and was later admitted due to his injuries.  Journey Mental Health was contacted.  Investigation continuing.  

9) EAST: Disturbance – 7:43 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the Madison Metro Bus East Transfer Point, reference a 47-year-old WM suspect who was being belligerent and harassing people.  After initially resisting, officers were able to take the suspect into custody.  He was subsequently transported to jail on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting.  

10) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 9:49 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of Northport Dr, reference a domestic disturbance between the victim/wife (27-year-old AF) and the suspect/husband (47-year-old AM).  The suspect had originally called police to report that his wife was being a "bad wife."  Investigation revealed that the victim and suspect were engaged in an argument that escalated into the suspect pulling the victim's hair, battering her face, and yelling threats at her.  The suspect also put his foot on her chest and strangled her.  The victim was eventually able to fight the suspect off, at which point the suspect called police to report her actions.  The suspect was ultimately conveyed to jail on domestic-related charges of battery, disorderly conduct, and strangulation.  

11) NORTH: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 11:49 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the report of an alleged sexual assault of a child that occurred at a residential address on Trailsway, approximately six years ago.  The complainant was reporting that her daughter (16-year-old HF) was sexually assaulted six years ago by a family acquaintance (47-year-old HM).  The incident was just reported to family that evening, and the suspect is no longer involved with the family.  CPS was notified.  Investigation continuing.

12) CENTRAL: Unwanted Person/Disturbance – 1:48 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the Atwood Bar (2116 Atwood Ave), reference an unwanted patron causing a disturbance.  The suspect (53-year-old WM) was being asked to leave by bar staff, but was refusing.  Officers were able to talk the suspect into leaving the bar upon which time he was subsequently taken into protective custody, due to his level of incapacitation.  The suspect was transported to a local hospital for further observation, due to the fact that Detox was full and not accepting any more patients.  Once at the hospital, the suspect engaged in uncooperative behavior which included threatening the attending physician and kicking at the physician.  Once medically cleared, officers conveyed the suspect to jail for charges of disorderly conduct and battery to emergency rescue worker. 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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