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MPD Daily Significant Calls 09/30/2017 to 10/01/2017

October 1, 2017 9:51 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 09/30/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 10/01/2017, MPD received 484 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 

1) SOUTH: Weapons Offense-Shots Fired - 6:30 a.m.  Multiple callers reporting 40-50 gunshots possibly coming from the area of Lake Point Dr.  Officer responded into the area and discovered that the reports were most likely related to the Wisconsin duck season opener today. Shots could be heard coming from the upper Mud Lake area and marsh area south of the beltline.    

2) SOUTH: Death Investigation - 7:07 a.m.   A 12 year old called 911 in reference to her father (54 year old AAM) having a medical emergency. Upon arrival to the 500 block of Moorland Rd, officers begin CCR and are relieved by MFD. Resuscitation efforts are not successful and the medical examiner is called. Officers do a nice job of separating and consoling the 12 year old girl. No sign of foul play. The mother, who lives at a different location, came and picked up the girl.   

3) CENTRAL: Substantial Battery - 9:08 a.m.  A South District officer was dispatched to a local hospital at approximately 10 a.m. reference meeting with the victim (23 year old AAF) of a substantial battery. The victim advises that she was at local bar downtown with friends on the prior evening. After leaving the bar, the victim was talking with three of her friends outside of  Blue  Lotus Tattoo located at 458 W Gilman St  when she was approached by the suspect(AAM) described as 6'1" to 6'2", 230 lbs, muscular build, wearing tan pants and a red shirt with gold trim or lettering. She recognized the suspect from being in the bar when she had been there. The suspect attempted to talk with her and she told him to leave her alone. The suspect then made some a statement similar to the effect of "I hit women." The suspect then punched the victim in the face knocking her down. As she repeatedly tried to get up, the victim was continually punched and kicked. After her friends intervened the suspect fled and the victim was taken to the hospital. The physical assault happened between 12:45 a.m. and 1:00 a.m. The victim suffered two fractures to her jaw and had other bruises and contusions. There was a significant delay for our being contacted due to treatment at the hospital. Investigation ongoing.

4) CENTRAL: Injured Person - 1:24 p.m.  Officers working the UW football game staffing plan were flagged down in the 500 block of State St. Officers were told that a man just went into a store and was bleeding from a cut on the head. Officers located the man (22 year old WM) inside of the store. He was bleeding from a laceration and was highly intoxicated. Officers spoke to his girlfriend (also intoxicated) who said that she didn't know how he was injured, but that he wasn't injured when they left home. He was transported to the hospital and was somewhat uncooperative and refused stitches. The most officers could get was that he heard breaking glass. It is unclear if this was a battery or a fall. He was released to a friend.

5) NORTH: Conveyance Mental Health - 3:39 p.m.   Officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of Northport Dr for a man (37 year old AAM) out of control and off his medications. Dispatch said that the man was breaking windows, throwing items outside and beating on people's doors. When officers went to take him into custody, a struggle ensued and an officer broke his foot in the melee. Subject was uninjured, except for a cut from breaking a window, and was transported to the hospital for treatment and an evaluation. Journey supported an emergency detention. Two 4th detail officers held due to low staffing and began the transport after 4 a.m.

6) SOUTH: Conveyance Mental Health - 3:56 p.m.  Officers were sent to a local hospital to check on a subject (27 year old AAM) who was making homicidal statements. This was the third interaction with officers today; the first being when he was taken to Journey (from a Madison address) by a DCSO deputy for voluntary treatment. Subject walked away from Journey and went to a hospital. We were called by the hospital. He was left there voluntarily. Awhile later, he told hospital staff that he was in a disturbance earlier and wanted to go kill the other person.  We were called again as he was becoming uncooperative and involuntary. Journey supported an emergency detention and he was conveyed to Winnebago with two officers.

7) EAST: Weapons Offense-Shots Fired - 11:12 p.m.  Single caller reported hearing four shots in the area, stating this is an ongoing problem.   Officers checked the general area but were not able to narrow down the exact location, although cruisers in the area said they did hear a car backfire.  Area checked and complainant interviewed.

8) NORTH: Weapons Offense-Shots Fired - 12:22 a.m.  Multiple callers report hearing 3-5 gunshots somewhere in the areas of Dryden/Huxley/Spohn.  There was a lack of a specific or consistent location between the callers.  As a result, the search area did not have specific parameters and officers were not able to locate any casings, injuries, or damage in the area.  The callers were re-contacted prior to returning to service. 

9) SOUTH: Sexual Assault - 1:17 a.m.  Caller (32 year old WF) at an area hotel stated that she had been sexually assaulted at the hotel, by an acquaintance that was known to her (33 year old AAM).   Officers and a supervisor responded to the 700 block of John Nolen Dr.  Investigation ongoing.   

10) CENTRAL: Fight Call - 2:05 a.m.  Officers on extra patrol downtown observed a large fight in front of an establishment on the 600 block of University Avenue.  An estimated 200+ people exited the business and were fighting on University Avenue.  Multiple officers responded both on foot and via squad cars, and OC spray was deployed.  The fight ended and dispersed immediately.  As the investigation continued, a suspicious vehicle was seen circling the area multiple times, with the plate recorded in the call notes.  Officers observed most of the involved parties get in their vehicles and leave the area.  Investigation continuing.

11) SOUTH: Weapons Offense-Shots Fired - 3:37 a.m.  911 receives a single call of 6-7 shots fired in the 2000 block of Greenway Cross.  Caller stated that they could see two people down in the yard of this address.  A truck was reportedly seen leaving the scene, with the shots being fired from this truck.  MFD responds and stages nearby, as Fitchburg PD and MPD officers arrive on scene and are unable to locate any evidence of a shooting or anyone injured in the area described.  MPD was also unable to contact the original caller, receiving voicemail on the phone call attempt.  Only one caller reported hearing any shots.  No shooting victims reported from local hospitals.  Entire 4th detail held on overtime during this response.  Investigation continuing. 

12) WEST: Battery - 4:38 a.m.  The victim remembers being involved in a disturbance near the 2000 block of Freeport Rd, when a bag is put over his face and he is forced into a vehicle to an unknown location.  He was battered very badly with multiple facial and other injuries.  The victim was put back into the vehicle, driven to Raymond Rd and left beside the road. The victim does not recall much, but believes the suspects were white males with not much other information at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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