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MPD Daily Significant Calls 09/01/2017 to 09/02/2017

September 2, 2017 8:10 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 09/01/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 09/02/2017, MPD received 497 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 


1) NORTH: Disturbance – 10:15 a.m.  Officers responded to the 4800 block of Hayes Road reference two adults fighting outside.  When the officers arrived the two subjects had retreated inside of a building.  Officers made contact with the two subjects (44 year old AAM and adult female).  The adult female was uncooperative.  The male subject was intoxicated but cooperative.  No charges were established.  The subjects were separated and asked to leave the property.  Investigation continuing. 

2) EAST: Disturbance – 11:57 a.m.  Officers responded to Pinney Branch Library on Cottage Grove Road after a subject (31 year old WM) was causing a disturbance.  The subject left the library before the police arrived.  The library asked that the subject be banned from their property for 6 months which was granted.

3)  WEST: Weapons Violation (Juvenile / Mental Health) - 1:27 p.m.    Dane County Dispatch Center issued alert tones for a weapons violation occurring at a residence in the 5100 block of Balsam Road.  Initial reports indicated a juvenile armed with a knife destroying items in the home.  MPD officers respond and make contact with a parent and the youth.  The knife had been put away prior to MPD arrival and there had been no overt threatening acts with the knife.  Juvenile conveyed to an area hospital for mental health services at the request of the parent.   

4)  CENTRAL: Weapons Violation / Disturbance - 3:40 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to an apartment building in the 300 Block of W. Dayton Street reference a disturbance that involved an edged weapon.  Suspect (31 year old WF) and victim (54 year old WF) were involved in a physical altercation.  Preliminary investigation indicated that victim was battered, strangled had superficial injuries on her neck consistent with being cut with an edged weapon.  Victim was transported to an area hospital for forensic nurse examination (FNE) and suspect booked into the Dane County Jail on multiple warrants. Investigation continuing. 

5)  WEST:  Weapons Violation - 4:11 p.m.  MPD dispatched to a weapons violation outside of the Social Security Administration building at 6011 Odana Road.  Witness indicated that a 34 year old HM subject threw a butcher knife at the closed locked entrance door of the building.  Officers contacted the subject and were unable to locate the butcher knife.  During the course of the investigation officers were unable to corroborate the witnesses' observations and the subject was released.

6)  CENTRAL:  Death Investigation - 4:39 p.m.  MPD dispatched along with Madison Fire to a pulseless non-breathing (PNB) patient in the 300 block of W. Dayton Street.  Meals-on-Wheels was delivering to a 72 year old WM subject with significant health issues.  Subject was heard falling and then there was no response.  MFD responded and attempted life saving measures which were ultimately unsuccessful.  No sign of foul play and medical examiner's office on scene.

7)  NORTH: Drug Incident (Overdose) - 4:51 p.m.  MPD dispatched to the PDQ store at 1434 Northport Drive for a report of a person down likely due to an overdose.  Officers and MFD responded and located the subject, a 31 year old WM, down on the ground.  Citizens reportedly did CPR and EMS provided naloxone before transporting the subject to a local hospital.   Subject is under Probation & Parole supervision.  Investigation continuing.   

8)  NORTH: Weapons Violation (Mental Health/ Suicide Attempt) - 5:19 p.m.  MPD officers were sent to a subject threatening suicide with a knife in the 700 block of E. Village Green Lane.   The subject (23 year old AAF) had locked herself into a bathroom with a knife.  Prior to police arrival subject ingested an unknown amount of a cleaning agent.  Officers were able to establish verbal contact with the subject and able to detain.  Subject was conveyed to an area hospital for medical and mental health treatment. 

9)  CENTRAL: OMVWI Arrest / Intoxicated Driver - 11:08 p.m.  Vehicle veered off road and struck a traffic light pole at Regent / West Washington Avenue.  Vehicle continued half a block where officers located it disabled in a lane of traffic.  Driver (18 year old WM) had vomited in vehicle.  Standardized field sobriety tests (SFSTs) failed and driver arrested for OMVWI.  Drug paraphernalia and marijuana located in the vehicle.  Cited for OMVWI, lane deviation, possession of THC (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

10)  NORTH: Disturbance/Weapons Offense - 11:42 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to the 1600 block of Wright Street reference a threats complaint.  Complainant stated that there were some kids outside her window and when she told them to leave she was "threatened with a knife."  Officers checked the area and spoke with others, but no other disturbance located and no one else stated they observed a knife.  Complainant, who appeared to be intoxicated, was uncooperative and started to curse at the officers.  Officers removed themselves from the situation without any further police action. 

11)  CENTRAL:  Central: Weapons Offense/Shots Fired - 1:21 a.m.  Large fight between 10-15 people broke out inside a downtown establishment in the 400 block of East Wilson Street and moved outside.  Gunshots heard and people fled.  Different callers report hearing between 5 and 15 shots.  Shell casings were located in two different areas of a parking lot with approximately 7 cars damaged.  One of the vehicles that was struck had a person sleeping inside who was uninjured. City video cameras will be reviewed as part of an ongoing investigation. 

12)  EAST:  Weapons Offense/Shots Fired - 3:55 a.m.  Multiple callers report hearing 4 to 5 shots.  Caller in the 200 block of Dixon Street stated they were close to this address.  Two callers on Union Street place the shots near Milwaukee Street or further north, while another caller believes they heard a vehicle drive NB on Fair Oaks at a high rate of speed.  MPD locates casings in front of 232 South Fair Oaks.  Given the time of day, more work will have to be done to see if property sustained any damage. 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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