Today's preamble to the blog consists of a summary synthesized by Sergeant R. J. Lurquin, a member of the Dane County Sheriff's Office, who is part of the Dane County Narcotics Task Force (DCNTF). The Task Force is comprised of the Madison Police Department, Dane County Sheriff's Office, University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department, Division of Criminal Intelligence and the Air National Guard and is instrumental in assisting law enforcement initiatives throughout the county in drugs/gangs/guns operations. Since the majority of the personnel originate with MPD, the Task Force's Commanding Officer is MPD Lieutenant Erik Fuhremann.
On 10/30/2017 the DCNTF assisted the Madison Police Department with a Wisconsin Department of Justice sponsored prescription drug take back program. Throughout the last 6 months, MPD has had numerous collection spots where constituents can safely drop off expired or unused medication. The DCNTF assisted at local churches to provide additional medication drop off spots. Task Force also worked with UW Pharmacy students to provide a supervised drop off spot at local Assisted Living locations in the Madison area.
Over the last 6 months 1,693 pounds of medication were collected. On 10/30/2017, under the supervision of the Task Force, these medications were turned over to the WI DOJ for proper and safe disposal.
(A big thank you to the MPD Police Property Supervisor Lorie Anderson for her detailed tracking of all turned in medication).
From 5:30 a.m. on 10/30/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 10/31/2017, MPD received 397 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials.
1) WEST: Disturbance – 7:59 a.m. Officers responded to the 7100 block of Flower Lane for a disturbance. It was reported that a subject (19 year old AAM) was driving into vehicles and dumpsters in a parking lot. Numerous vehicles were observed in the parking lot with fresh damage. The subject initially fled the area but was located by officers. The subject, who appeared to have some cognitive deficits, reported that he got into his vehicle and, due to inexperience and obstructed vision, backed into a parked vehicle. The subject explained he panicked and then he struck other vehicles/dumpsters. The subject was cited for reckless driving and hit-and-run.
2) WEST: Weapons Offense Person w/Gun/Information – 8:45 a.m. Officers responded to the 2500 block of Prairie Road where a child (8 year old HM) reported that his friend (14 year old male) was in possession of a gun the day before. The child said he heard a gunshot and observed his friend holding the gun (although he did not witness the gunshot). Investigation continuing.
3) WEST: Crash w/Injuries – 2:59 p.m. Officers responded to the 500 block of S. Midvale Blvd for a car that hit a tree. It was discovered that two vehicles were drag racing when one of the vehicle's hit a parked car (unoccupied) which catapulted into a tree. The driver fled the scene. There were two passengers in the vehicle that were injured and transported to a local hospital. Investigation continuing.
4) SOUTH: Conveyance Mental Health – 7:03 p.m. Officers responded to Moorland Road along with EMS to check the welfare of a subject (17 year old AAF) who was possibly suicidal and ingesting pills. Subject was contacted and transported to a local hospital for an evaluation. Subject was voluntarily admitted and left in the care of her family/hospital staff.
5) EAST: Conveyance Mental Health – 7:29 p.m. Officers responded to the 2000 block of Zeier Road for a juvenile (13 year old WF) having a mental health crisis. Family on scene and supportive of juvenile getting assistance. Juvenile transported to a local hospital for an evaluation. Juvenile was left in the care of her family/hospital staff.
6) NORTH: Weapons Offense – 7:45 p.m. Officers responded to the 1800 block of Wright Street for a report of shots fired and holes in a building. Officers located 5 shell casings and damage to the front window of the business. The building was occupied by several employees at the time. No injuries discovered. Limited suspect information provided. Investigation continuing.
7) SOUTH: Drug Incident Overdose – 10:18 p.m. Officers responded to the 3000 block of Waunona Way for a subject (43 year old WM) having an overdose. MFD administered Naloxone which revived the subject. The subject was transported to a local hospital for an evaluation/treatment. Investigation continuing.
8) SOUTH: Strong Arm Robbery – 12:45 a.m. Officers responded to the 700 block of W. Badger Road where a victim (39 year old HM) reported being punched in the back of the head and that his wallet was taken by a suspect (AAM). Suspect fled the area. Press release completed. Investigation continuing.
9) NORTH: Disturbance – 1:26 a.m. Officers responded to Sunbrook Road where it was reported that a suspect (24 year old AAM) was causing a disturbance and was armed with a gun. Officers arrived on scene and gave verbal commands to the suspect who kept putting his hands into his pockets against the officers' commands. As the suspect was being taken into custody, he aggressively resisted and refused to take his hands out of his pockets. An Electronic Control Device (ECD) was deployed and the suspect complied. The suspect was charged with disorderly conduct, possession of cocaine, resisting arrest and a probation hold.