We conclude our February monthly crime summary by looking at "shots fired" incidents.
There were 3 reported "shots fired" calls for service in the month of February. Year-to-date, there have been 13 "shots fired" calls for service through 2/28/2019. Last year, there were 30 "shots fired", year-to-date, thus, the 13 "shots fired" calls for 2019 have resulted in a 56.7% decrease over last year at this same time.
Through February of 2019, we have 8 instances where shots fired resulted in property damage and 2 incidents where subjects were struck by gunfire (includes direct/or indirect harm.) Year-to-date, we have recovered 27 shell casings.
During the month of February, 2019, the South District reported two incidents, Midtown reported one, (East, North, West, and Central did not have any incidents.)
The highest volume of "shots fired" incidents occurred from 4:00 pm – 12:00 am (2); 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (1), and there were no "shots fired" calls occurring between 12:00 am – 8:00 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 3/10/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 3/11/2019, MPD received 298 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 298 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (51), East (75), Midtown (40), North (38), South (32), West (45), and Other (17). 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) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense - 7:06 a.m. Officers were dispatched to a reported stabbing in the 300 block of S Henry St. Upon arrival officers were confronted with numerous individuals including both suspects, one 33-year-old WM and one 41-year-old AAM. It was learned that the 41-year-old AAM suspect had displayed a handgun and the 33-year-old WM suspect responded by slashing the 41-year-old's arm with a box cutter. Both the handgun and box cutter were located. Both suspects were medically cleared and taken to jail. The 41-year-old AAM was charged with Bail Jumping and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The 33-year-old WM was charged with 2nd Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety and Bail Jumping. Investigation continuing.
2) CITY WIDE: Assist Monona PD/Information - 12:30 p.m. Monona officers were dispatched to a disturbance at Speedway Gas located at 2500 Royal Ave involving three vehicles and someone armed with a baseball bat. The 3 vehicles left prior to Monona PD arrival. The vehicles involved were described as a white Ford Explorer, a black Dodge Charger and a white Pontiac. Investigation continuing by Monona Police Department.
3) NORTH: Adult Arrested Person - 12:51 p.m. Officers responded after a halfway house called reference a resident (24-year-old UM) having returned intoxicated after leaving the house the night before. A warrant was entered into the system and the suspect was arrested and transported to the PSB. Investigation continuing.
4) CENTRAL: Check Property - 1:04 p.m. Officers responded to the same address of the weapons offense earlier on this date (see item #1). A tenant in this building called in to report that five AAMs in their 40s entered the apartment and did not have permission to be there. Officers were given consent to enter and investigate. Investigation continuing.
5) EAST: Adult Arrested Person - 2:32 p.m. Officers spotted a suspect (25-year-old AAF) with probable cause for her arrest at the Walmart on Nakoosa Trl. When officers attempted to take the suspect into custody, she resisted and all three of them fell to the ground. One of the officers suffered a broken ankle. Investigation continuing.
6) SOUTH: Assist Town of Madison/Fire Department - 4:15 p.m. MPD officers assisted the Town with a structure fire on Parker Place. Officers assisted with traffic direction and crowd control while Fire extinguished the flames. Town of Madison has the lead on this investigation.
7) SOUTH: Weapons Offense - 5:18 p.m. Officers responded to a residence in the 2900 block of Turbot Dr for a report of an armed robbery. The victim (22-year-old AAM) heard a knock at the door and upon opening it, two suspects, described as AAMs, wearing ski masks and winter gloves, pointed handguns at him and pushed him inside. They tied him to a chair and stole several items from the apartment. Investigation continuing.
8) NORTH: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child - 6:48 p.m. A victim (13-year-old HF) reported to officers that approximately 4-5 days ago she was touched inappropriately by the suspect (45-year-old HM). The victim is currently staying out of town with other family. CPS was notified. Investigation continuing.
9) WEST: Death Investigation - 7:32 p.m. Officers were called to Adderbury Ln regarding an individual found deceased by his roommate. Preliminary investigation suggests the subject died from either a heroin overdose or from huffing wallpaper remover. Investigation continuing.
10) NORTH: Adult Arrested Person - 7:42 p.m. Officers responded to a non-injury traffic crash at Aberg/Packers. The suspect, a 22-year-old AAM was a passenger in one of the vehicles involved and took off running when officers attempted to contact him in the area. The suspect was eventually caught and arrested for Resisting/Obstructing, Bail Jumping, and Casual Possession of Marijuana. Investigation continuing.
11) EAST: Juvenile Arrest - 10:07 p.m. The suspect, a 15-year-old WF, ran away from the group home on Atwood Ave. She was located and taken to JRC. Officers responded there when the suspect battered JRC staff and needed to be restrained. When officers arrived, the suspect attempted to spit on them. After continued destructive behavior, the suspect was taken to a local hospital for an emergency detention evaluation. Investigation continuing.
12) CENTRAL: Disturbance - 10:25 p.m. Officers responded to a disturbance involving two people chasing each other on foot down E. Washington Ave. Investigation revealed the suspect (a 35-year-old WM) punched and whipped the victim (48-year-old AAM) with a belt before pulling out a knife and chasing him. The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment and the suspect was arrested for Felony and Misdemeanor Bail Jumping, DC While Armed/Battery, and Possession of THC. Investigation continuing.
13) MIDTOWN: Disturbance - 11:12 p.m. The suspect (50-year-old AAM) was receiving treatment at a local hospital when he grabbed a pair of medical triage shears and pointed them at the nurse. The nurse was able to get the scissors away from the suspect. Officers responded and the suspect was arrested for Disorderly Conduct While Armed. Investigation continuing.