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MPD Significant Calls 08/18/2017 to 08/19/2017

August 19, 2017 10:58 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 08/18/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 08/19/2017, MPD received 518 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 

1) WEST: Property Found – 8:56 a.m.  Officers responded to Adobe Way regarding found property.  The caller discovered several military munitions (possible mortar rounds) while cleaning out his in-laws' residence.  Officers determine munitions are possibly viable and request that the Dane County Bomb Squad (EOD) respond.  EOD ultimately removed the munitions for disposal. 

2) SOUTH: Check Person – 9:33 a.m.  Officers responded to the 2900 block of Rockwood Drive reference a subject in distress who was incoherent and possibly under the influence of drugs (per the caller).  Officers located the subject (26 year old WM) who was incoherent, wearing one shoe, and appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance.  The subject was not able to identify himself.  He was transported to a local hospital for a medical evaluation.  The subject was eventually identified.  He has several pending warrants.  (Felony warrants and probable cause for armed robbery.)  He will be transported to the jail once he is released from the hospital. 

Additional Information:  Because this suspect has felony warrants, MPD is obliged to provide guard duty until such time as he is medically cleared for jail.  It is anticipated that he will be in the hospital for at least another day. 

3) CENTRAL: Check Person – 10:03 a.m.  Officers responded to the 300 block of W. Dayton Street reference a check welfare request.  A subject (61 year old WF) had called her sister and reported that the sister was suicidal and had overdosed on cold medication.  Officers arrived and located the subject who was minimally responsive.  The subject was transported to a local hospital for a medical/mental health evaluation. 

4) WEST: Drug Incident Overdose – 11:41 a.m.  Officers responded to Chester Drive after a caller reported that her boyfriend/suspect (32 year old WM) was on drugs and acting irrationally.  The caller described her boyfriend as "freaking out," breaking things and refusing to leave the restroom.  Officers arrive and contact the subject who is cooperative.  The subject admits to injecting and snorting heroin.  Drug paraphernalia is located.  The suspect was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for a medical examination.  The suspect was cited for possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia.

5)  NORTH:  Disturbance – 2:21 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 2600 block of Hoard Street for two women fighting over a pit bull, one of whom deployed pepper spray against the other.  The suspect (W/F, 41 years old) was pulling on the dog as was the victim (AAF, 35 years old), fighting over ownership.  The suspect sprayed the victim and the victim responded by slapping her.  The suspect was arrested for deploying the OC and was taken to jail.  A medical clearance was required and she was first taken to the hospital for high blood pressure and then to the jail.  Dog was taken by Animal Control Officers (ACOs) since ownership was in dispute. 

6) EAST:  Robbery Armed – 2:40 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the Subway, 4416 Pflaum Road, for an armed robbery.  The victim called from inside the bathroom, after a suspect appeared to be holding a gun under his shirt, and told the clerk to give him the money.  The main suspect (AAM, 21 years old) was accompanied by two other males. A different employee might have known the suspect.   Officers checked a possible address for the suspect, but did not locate him.  There is probable cause for the main suspect and still attempting to identify the other two accomplices. 

7)  WEST:  Drug Incident Overdose – 3:17 p.m.  Officers were sent to the PDQ, 6702 Raymond Road, at the request of employees who heard a noise in the bathroom and couldn't get in.  Officers and EMS located the suspect (W/M, 45 years old) unconscious with drug paraphernalia present.  EMS delivered naloxone and the suspect was awakened and transported to the hospital.  Suspect is out on bail for battery to law enforcement, discharging bodily fluids and possession of opiates.  Officers transported the suspect to jail for possession of heroin, paraphernalia and bail jumping.

8)  CENTRAL:  Substantial Battery – 5:54 p.m.  Officers were sent to the 400 block of W Main Street regarding a battery.  Officers contacted the victim (F/W, 20 years old) and her parents.  Victim was able to tell officers that her boyfriend (W/M, 20 years old) of almost two years attacked her tonight.  The victim told officers that she was knocked down, strangled to unconsciousness, punched until knocked unconscious, had her phone taken away and smashed as she was calling for help, dragged back into the apartment as she tried to flee and kept from her parents who were at the door and trying to help her.  Victim was taken to Meriter for a forensic nurse examination.  It should be noted that the suspect also slammed the door on the victim's mom, causing injuries, and shoved the victim's dad. Suspect is a known drug user and may have had access to firearms in the past. Suspect was eventually located, interviewed, arrested and taken to jail. 

9) NORTH:  Adult Arrested Person - 6:54 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 2900 block of Hoard Street for a physical disturbance.  Officers learned that the suspect (AAF, 22 years old) was looking for her boyfriend and believed that one of the victims knew where he was.  The suspect began beating on the victim (AAM, 38 years old) and demanding the whereabouts of her boyfriend.  The victim got in his car to leave and the suspect reached in and was punching and slapping him as he tried to drive away.  In doing so, he struck a pole that was labeled "high voltage wires."  The vehicle was also damaged by the suspect scratching nasty words into the paint job. The suspect was contacted a short distance away and denied any involvement.  Once at the jail however, it was revealed that she has a cut to the lip that will require stitches.  Officers had to take her for a medical clearance. 

10) NORTH:  Accident w/Injuries – 9:47 p.m.  MPD dispatched to 3200 block of E. Washington Avenue reference a crash involving a motor vehicle and motorcycle with injuries. Motorcycle is inbound at a high rate of speed and vehicle attempts left turn onto Melvin Street from outbound E. Washington Avenue and crash ensues.  Motorcycle was driving at high rate of speed in DeForest according to DeForest Police Department (DFPD).  Driver of motorcycle transported to local hospital and is in critical condition.  Driver of vehicle is arrested for OMVWI injury by intoxicated use of vehicle and charges discussed with traffic specialist.  Driver of motorcycle is 23-yr-old WM and driver of vehicle is 31-yr-old HF.

11)  EAST:  Weapons Offense/Shots Fired – 9:53 p.m.  MPD dispatched to the 4600 block of Femrite Drive reference a person with a gun and shots fired. Officers arrive to the area and make contact with victim (HM, 40 years old) and victim identifies the shooter. Victim and suspect (HM, 30 years old) get into an argument about the arrest of the suspect's brother. Suspect believes the victim is responsible for the arrest of his brother. Suspect retrieves a long gun during the course of the argument and returns to confront victim. Suspect and victim struggle over the firearm and suspect retains firearm. Suspect shoots towards the feet of the victim in close proximity to subjects nearby, including children. No injuries reported at this time and property damage located at the scene.  Officers eventually make contact with the suspect after numerous phone calls and he exited the residence and is taken into custody without incident. 

12)  EAST:  Check Property – 10:16 p.m.  MPD dispatched to the 200 block of N. Walbridge Avenue reference possible shots fired from a single caller.  Officers check the area and do not locate any evidence of shots fired.

13)  NORTH: Death Investigation – 10:32 p.m.  MPD and MFD were dispatched to the 1500 block of Golf View Road reference a subject that was found down in the residence. The victim (WF, 79 years old) has a history of diabetes and there was nothing suspicious. 

*The city was on priority calls only for North and East starting at 10:13 p.m.  Central was on priority calls only starting at 10:33 p.m.  Regular calls for service for North began again at 12:38 a.m.; Central was able to take on normal calls for service at 1:00 a.m., and East District did not return to normal calls for service until almost 3:00 a.m.


Posted by: Chief Koval

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