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MPD Daily Significant Calls 03/20/2018 to 03/21/2018

March 21, 2018 9:37 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 03/20/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 03/21/2018, MPD received 461 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. 


1) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 5:31 a.m.  Officers responded to the Public Safety Building on Doty St for a subject/suspect (41-year-old AAM) inside the public access vestibule stabbing at the windows with a knife.  The suspect refused to comply with officers' instructions (would not make his hands visible).  Traffic was shut down on Doty St during this incident.  MPD SWAT negotiators responded to the scene and attempted dialogue with the suspect.  After an hour of non-compliance, the suspect was arrested without incident.  No injuries were reported.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for a medical clearance and then to jail on charges of disorderly conduct while armed and resisting arrest.  MPD Mental Health Officer plugged in. 

2) EAST: Death Investigation – 6:17 a.m.   Officers responded to an east side residence for a pulseless non-breathing (PNB) child (5-month-old).  Lifesaving measures were attempted but not successful.  Medical Examiner's office notified.  Investigation continuing.    

3) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 2:43 p.m.  Officers were contacted by Journey Mental Health with a request to make contact with a subject (20-year-old AAM) who needed to be transported to Winnebago on a return order, after a completed medical clearance.  Officers attempted to locate the subject but were unsuccessful.  Investigation continuing.   

4) SOUTH: Information – 4:39 p.m.  Stoughton PD contacted MPD to advise of a suicidal subject (30-year-old WM) was armed with a gun and possibly en route to downtown Madison.  MPD assisted with crafting and putting out a bulletin regarding the subject to all law enforcement agencies.  The subject was subsequently located and taken into custody by Stoughton PD in Stoughton. 

5) WEST: Check Person – 4:50 p.m.  Officers responded, along with Journey Mental Health, to Kottke Drive to take a subject (65-year-old WF) into protective custody.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an emergency detention.  The subject was ultimately admitted to a local hospital.   

6) NORTH: Check Person – 5:41 p.m.  Officers received information regarding a missing adult (37-year-old WF) who missed an appointment and had recently presented with injuries that were concerning.  Areas checked.  Attempt to locate aired.  The female did make phone contact with officers but officers were still in the process of trying to arrange a face-to-face with the subject to check on her well-being.  Investigation continuing.    

7) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense/Shots Fired – 9:35 p.m.  Officers responded to the 600 block of West Main St for a report of shots fired.  It was reported that a male was running from the area after the shots were heard.  A perimeter was set up; K9 track conducted.  Officers located multiple casings; one of the rounds entered an apartment which was occupied by 4 individuals (no injuries were sustained).  Area residents were contacted/interviewed.  Conflicting stories were provided.  Press release completed.  Investigation continuing. 

8) NORTH: Conveyance Mental Health – 9:45 p.m.  Officers responded to a north side residence for a suicidal subject (24-year-old WF).  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where she was voluntarily admitted. 

9) EAST: Stolen Auto – 1:14 a.m.  Officers responded to East Lakeview Ave for a stolen vehicle.  The keys were left inside of the vehicle and it was unoccupied when stolen.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.

10) EAST: Check Person – 4:00 a.m.  Officers responded to Fairmont Ave after a subject (50-year-old WM) called dispatch numerous times stating he was insane, a terrorist and wanted the officers to come get him.  Contact was attempted with the subject but he refused to open his door.  The subject could be seen through a window and appeared to be otherwise okay.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  A decision was made to walk away from the residence.  Investigation continuing.       

Posted by: Chief Koval

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