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MPD Daily Significant Calls 08/05/2017 to 08/06/2017

August 6, 2017 9:44 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 08/05/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 08/06/2017, MPD received 434 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 


1) CENTRAL:  Battery – 8:38 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to the intersection of N. Frances Street and University Avenue for report of a battery.  Victim (W/F, 22 yo) was walking to work.  Suspect (AAF, 49 yo) was also standing on the same corner.  Victim told officers the suspect did not appear to be acting normally and they had not had prior interaction.  Victim was attempting to ignore the suspect when, without provocation, the suspect punched the victim in the face.  The victim went to the hospital for treatment.  Suspect was located by MPD and subsequently arrested for battery and bail jumping.  The DCSO movement team was requested for the suspect, as she was combative and refused to go with the program.  Suspect had been out on bail for a number of other offenses. 

2) WEST:  OMVWI Arrest/Intoxicated Driver – 10:58 a.m.  Multiple calls came in regarding an unconscious subject (AAM, 26 yo) in the Watts Road/South Gammon Road area in a running vehicle on the roadway with a small child (AAM, 10 months) in the back seat.  One of the callers was attempting to get the car shifted into park.  MPD responded and stabilized the situation and an MPD drug recognition expert responded to assist.  The subject admitted to being under the influence of cocaine and also had cocaine on his person.  The child was uninjured and eventually returned to his mother.  The subject was arrested for third offense OMVWI (with a minor in the vehicle). 

3) WEST:  Check Person – 10:58 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to the 6200 block of Raymond Road for report of a possible suicidal/homicidal subject (AAM, 33 yo).  Initial information received indicated a subject was attempting to take children from the residence.  The caller also stated the subject had recently attempted to hang himself, and had made both homicidal and suicidal threats.  MPD arrived, made contact and stabilized the scene.  The subject was transported to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.  The subject will be placed under emergency detention.  Incidentally, the children were checked and found to be secure.    

4) WEST:  Fraud – 12:49 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to the area of West Towne Mall reference a store employee of H&M reporting some suspicious credit card activity.  Upon arrival, MPD officers were unable to locate the suspects but did obtain good descriptions.  As officers were leaving the area, the suspects (AAM, 18 yo, AAM 22 yo, and AAM 19 yo) were seen near the intersection of S. Gammon Road and Schroeder Road.  Upon contact, two of the suspects ran but were eventually detained.  Located on their persons were the victim's (WF, 34 yo) credit cards, foreign currency, and the $1,000 plus of fraudulently purchased merchandise from the mall.  All suspects were placed into custodial arrest and charged appropriately.  Victim reported a theft from auto the previous day in the area of Carrington Drive in which her wallet was stolen.  Investigation continuing. 

5) EAST:  Weapons Offense/Person w/Gun – 1:48 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to the area of Clyde Gallagher and Worthington Avenue reference several callers reporting a subject with a gun.  Upon arrival, officers locate and contact the subject, (AAM, 16 yo) who was in possession of what appeared to be a large caliber handgun in his hand and an extended magazine in his pockets.  Upon contact with the subject, he was compliant and detained.  Investigation determined the gun was a facsimile, but very realistic.  Supervising sergeant was on scene.  The suspect was cited and released. 

6) WEST:  Threats Complaint – 2:04 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to the 1300 block of Loreen Drive reference a subject reporting her ex-boyfriend had threatened to come over and kill her.  The victim (W/F, 39 yo) stated that she owed the suspect (AAM, 33 yo) money and when she refused to pay him he threatened to come over and kill her.  This was particularly threatening to the victim since she reported a previous incident where this same suspect had held a gun to her head.  Attempt was made to contact the suspect, who advised he was in Janesville.  Suspect refused to meet with MPD.  Probable cause to arrest suspect for domestic disorderly conduct and unlawful use of computerized communication. 

7) SOUTH:  Attempt to Locate Person – 4:19 p.m.  MPD received information that a wanted suspect (AAM, 38 yo) was in an apartment in the 2800 block of Coho Street.  Officers set up and attempted contact but the suspect was not cooperative in coming to the door.  After some additional research, it was determined that the suspect and his girlfriend were in the residence along with several small children.  Officers disengaged at that time given the fact that no threats had been made to the girlfriend and children and we did not wish to compromise the safety of those parties inside the residence.  The suspect remains at large with probable cause in the OIC's office. 

8) NORTH:  Disturbance – 4:26 p.m.   MPD was dispatched to the 2400 block of Brentwood Parkway (for the second time this day) for a disturbance.  The suspect (AAF, 19 yo) arrived at the location earlier in the day to retrieve some belongings, specifically shoes.  When denied access to the shoes, the suspect left very frustrated only to return at a later time.  MPD was again dispatched due to suspect's behavior on the property.  Upon contacting and interviewing the suspect, her behavior escalated and she reportedly screamed obscenities.  During an interview, the suspect stated if she did not get her shoes she would call someone to come up from Chicago and Madison would have their next homicide.  Suspect was arrested for trespassing and disorderly conduct and transported to jail.

9) WEST:  Weapons Offense – 8:06 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to the 4300 block of Lilac Lane reference several subjects with guns pointed at each other.  Caller reported a gold sedan being involved and leaving the area after a subject inside the vehicle had pulled a gun on several males in the park.  Town of Madison PD stopped a vehicle matching the description and one occupant attempted to hide in the vehicle.  The driver (AAF, 17 yo) stated that she was driving the suspect passenger (AAM, 18 yo) from the Lumley Road area.  A .20 gauge shotgun was located in the vehicle and suspect passenger was charged with felon in possession of a firearm.  Suspect admits to being in the area and alludes to a drug rip.  There was no probable cause at this time to charge for the City's incident.  Town of Madison had probable cause for felon in possession of a firearm. 

10) EAST:  Drug Incident/Investigation – 9:40 p.m.  Walmart on Nakoosa Trail called MPD regarding a retail theft suspect in the store.  Officers arrived and contacted and detained the suspect (AAM, 39 yo).  The suspect had concealed approximately $160.00 worth of merchandise.  The suspect also reportedly had a knife.  Upon searching the suspect, officers locate a small piece of folded up paper containing powder inside that the subject stated was heroin.  Field testing confirmed this fact.  Subject has a history of manufacturing/delivery of controlled substance.  Suspect was arrested on charges of misdemeanor retail theft and possession of heroin, and brought to the Dane County Jail. 

11) WEST:  Fight Call – 10:42 p.m.  Anonymous caller stated there was a fight outside a residence in the 200 block of Nautilus Drive and believed they may have heard a gunshot.  Responding officers speak with a girlfriend of one of the two suspects (both AM).  She stated that her boyfriend and brother got into an argument but there were no weapons involved, and the two were only pushing and shoving each other.  She stated there were no weapons in the residence.  One of the two suspects came to the door but refused to allow police inside, stating if police entered he would take a swing at the officers.  Officers chose to de-escalate and left the residence due to no observations of significant injuries or other evidence. 

12) NORTH:  Weapons Offense/Shots Fired – 11:22 p.m.  A single caller reported hearing two loud pops coming from the Aberg Avenue area south of Loftsgordon Avenue.  Nothing else was seen or heard.  Responding officers were unable to locate a scene, damage, casings, or other evidence. 


Posted by: Chief Koval

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