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MPD Daily SIgnificant Calls 08/12/2017 to 08/13/2017

August 13, 2017 10:55 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 08/12/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 08/13/2017, MPD received 450 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 

1) SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 7:44 a.m.  Officers responded to the 100 block of Olin Avenue.  Complainant advised that her ex-husband/suspect, (AAM 53 year old), who had previously damaged her property from another incident, was now attempting to contact her at home.  When officers arrived, the complainant (AAF, 40 year old) reported that the suspect had punctured the tire on her vehicle.  Suspect fled prior to police arrival.  When following up and contacting the suspect on today's date, suspect admitted to damaging the tire.  Suspect arrested for criminal damage to property and transported to jail. 

2)  SOUTH: Check Person – 8:31 a.m.  Officers responded to Madison Metro South Transfer Point reference a Metro driver reporting a passed out female.  Subject (W/F, 31 year old) reportedly breathing, but unresponsive.  MFD preceded MPD arrival, administered naloxone, performed rescue breathing.  Subject responds, denies drug use to officers/paramedics. No drug evidence located. Subject transported to St. Mary's.

3)  CENTRAL:  Conveyance Mental Health – 10:04 a.m.  Officers were sent to the 100 block of Sutherland Court reference a subject (WM, thirties) sitting on some steps and refusing to leave.  The caller advised that the subject was "not making a lot of sense" and that he was "talking to himself."  The subject, who did not have any obvious injuries, was conveyed to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.  Officers were unable to get much of a statement from the subject, whom they described as only "somewhat verbal."  Officers were, however, able to find out that the subject has no ties to Madison and could not recall how he got here.  Subsequent investigation reflected the subject was out on bail from a case originating in Jackson County.  The subject had no alcohol or drugs in his system.  The subject was admitted to the hospital for further evaluation.  Two officers were on this call from 10:04 a.m. until 7:07 p.m. 

4)  NORTH:  Juvenile Arrest – 10:19 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence in the 1500 block of Troy Drive for reported family trouble call.  Caller (AAM, 56 year old) reported a dispute between a mom (F/W, 54 year old) and her daughter (F/W, 16 year old).  Apparently, there was arguing and an allegation of the daughter choking the mother. Officers arrive and contact involved parties.  Mother acknowledges argument with daughter.  Mother displays abrasions to throat, and confirms being choked by daughter.  Witness confirms mother's statement.  Daughter taken into custody for strangulation and transported to Juvenile Reception Center. 

5)  NORTH:  Drug Incident Overdose – 4:33 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the BP Gas Station, 3510 Packers Avenue, reference a subject (WM, 22 year old) who was "turning purple" and "overdosing on the floor in the store."   First officer on scene administered a dose of naloxone resulting in the man regaining a pulse.  The man was transported to the hospital by EMS.  Investigation continuing. 

6)  SOUTH:  Protective Custody/Conveyance – 4:45 p.m.  Subject (NAF, 37 year old) was brought into the hospital by a family member.  Hospital contacted MPD to conduct an alcohol assessment.  Female was placed into protective custody and taken to Detox.  Female has a body-only warrant (failure to appear) out of Columbia County.  Detox will contact MPD when the female is ready to be released.

7)  CENTRAL:  Accident With Injuries – 5:18 p.m.  CENTRAL - A subject (WM, 17 year old) in a car was driving inbound on East Washington Avenue in the center lane.  The man's GPS unit told him to take the next right, so he entered the right lane.  The man did not see the motorcycle that was in the right lane and he crashed into the motorcycle.  The male driver (WM, 46 year old) of the motorcycle and his female passenger (WF, 46 year old) were injured in the crash and were taken to the hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.  The driver of the car, who was extremely distressed that he had caused the crash, had not been drinking or taking drugs.  The driver of the car was cited for not making a turning movement safely. 

8)  EAST:  Adult Arrested Person – 8:23 p.m.  Team of MPD officers assigned as part of the Violence Reduction Plan contact two individuals in a vehicle that was not legally parked in the 3000 block of Darbo Drive and is similar to a vehicle called in earlier to 911 with information provided that an occupant was seen waving a gun.  Upon contact, passenger in the vehicle (AAM, 25 year old) has an open container of alcohol and takes off running from the vehicle.  While officers are chasing the passenger on foot, he tosses a gun into the bushes.  After a short foot pursuit he is caught by officers and found to be in possession of 16 grams of cocaine; multiple bags.  The handgun was recovered; a Walther .380, loaded (including one in the chamber, and the hammer was cocked back).  Charges for Possession with Intent to Deliver, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Resisting Arrest, and a Parole Violation. 

9) NORTH:  Check Property – 10:21 p.m.  MPD officers dispatched to the 3300 block of Packers Avenue for a domestic disturbance.  Officers attempted contact at the residence but no one would come to the door.  Given the information provided by the caller to 911 (woman screaming, sounds of stomping around, etc.) officers and sergeant made entry under community caretaker with acquired key.  Female found inside and on the phone with her brother.  She was upset with her brother and the issue did not involve anyone else.    

10)  NORTH:  Check Property - 10:31 p.m.  MPD officers dispatched to the area of Reider Road/Portage Road regarding 4 shots fired but nothing seen.  Sergeant confirmed fireworks, investigations reflected the same. 

11)  WEST:  Weapons Offense/Shots Fired – 11:55 p.m.  MPD officers dispatched to the 1100 block of Frisch Road regarding reports of shots fired.  Multiple callers to 911 report as many as 6-7 shots fired with sounds of a vehicle driving away.  Sergeant, officers, and K9 check a large area given where the 911 calls originated from but no shell casings or damage located.  All people who called 911 contacted for the report.

12)  EAST:  Assist McFarland PD – 12:33 a.m.  MPD officers were asked to assist McFarland PD with an MPD K9 Track and Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Deployment.  Approximately 12 minutes earlier, McFarland PD was dispatched to a vehicle crash with injuries (car into a ditch and up against a tree).  MPD K9 "Allied" tracked and members of UAS team deployed with their special equipment.  The vehicle's driver was arrested by McFarland PD for OMVWI, no passengers from the vehicle were located.   

13)  SOUTH:  Fight Call – 1:17 a.m.  MPD officers dispatched to the area of Monroe Street and Harrison Street regarding a fight involving four people (3 vs. 1).  Upon arrival, officers find a subject (WM, 41-year-old) bleeding from injuries.  Subject at his residence on Monroe Street, came out onto the street armed with a knife and confronted a group of three, then gave chase after them.  He ended up losing the fight that followed.  This incident is related under another case number which occurred earlier in the shift.  (There is history between the WM with injuries and the three he fought with going back a couple of years to include a previous stabbing.)  The subject was transported to a local hospital.  Injuries include bumps, bruises, a small laceration to the forearm, and he may need stitches to close a wound on his head.  Other three combatants were identified, and two were interviewed.  Investigation continuing.   

14)  CENTRAL :  Weapons Offense – 2:49 a.m.  MPD officers dispatched to UW Hospital as a stabbing victim (AAM, 22 year old) had just come in and provided information suggesting the incident occurred outside of the Blue Velvet Lounge (430 W. Gilman Street).  The subject underwent exploratory surgery but his injuries do not appear to be life threatening at this time.  Investigation continuing.   

15)  CENTRAL:  Damage to Property – 3:41 a.m.  MPD officer had parked her squad car in front of The Church Key Bar and Grill while investigating a disturbance there.  When she returned, she found the front windshield was smashed.  Investigation continuing. 

16)  CENTRAL:  Robbery Armed – 3:42 a.m.  MPD officers dispatched to the area of N. Butler Street and N. Hamilton Street regarding an armed robbery.  Victim (WM, 22 year old,) was intoxicated and not from Madison.  Victim states he was at a bachelor party on the north side when he came upon a Chevrolet Cruz (white in color) and asked if it was his Uber.  Suspect/occupants (two AAF) indicated that it was his ride and he got in.  Vehicle stops a short time later and three additional suspects (AAM) get in.  The vehicle drives to area of N. Butler Street/N. Hamilton Street and victim proceeds to get out.  Victim is then robbed at gunpoint.  Vehicle drives away.  Investigation continuing. 

17)  EAST:  Weapons Offense/Shots Fired – 3:51 a.m.  MPD officers dispatched to the 600 block of Whitehall Drive regarding reports of shots fired.  Multiple callers to 911 report as many as 5-6 shots fired but with nothing else seen or heard.  All people who called 911 contacted for the report.


Posted by: Chief Koval

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