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MPD Daily Significant Calls 11/17/2017 to 11/18/2017

November 18, 2017 9:11 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 11/17/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 11/18/2017, MPD received 467 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials.

1) WEST: Check Person – 6:29 a.m.  Officers responded to the west side to check the welfare of a suicidal subject (52 year old WF). The subject was transported to a local hospital where she was left in the care of hospital staff and a responsible party.  Journey Mental Health notified. 

2) NORTH: Suspicious Vehicle – 7:15 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a suspicious person.  Three students reported that a driver offered them a ride to school.  The students refused the offer and reported the incident to school personnel.  A description was provided for the driver and the vehicle.  Press release completed.  Investigation continuing.

3) NORTH: Stolen Auto – 9:58 a.m.  Officers responded to E. Karstens Drive where a stolen vehicle was observed.  Vehicle checked.  Owner notified.  Investigation continuing.         
4) WEST: Child Abuse – 12:00 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a Madison school to assist CPS with a child abuse investigation. An 8 year old student reported that his sister hit him with an iPad and his mother hit him with a broom. Officers were present for interviews with the child, siblings and mother. Mom admitted that she did swat at him to get moving when they were all cleaning and he was dawdling. There were no injuries and no immediate safety concerns. Children were left in the home per CPS.

5) NORTH: Death Investigation – 5:04 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to an address on the north side to assist a concerned family member, after they could not get in touch with another family member. Officers were able to get keys to access the apartment and found the 25 year old AAF deceased. The apartment was all secure and there did not appear to be anything suspicious about the death. At this time it appears that it was likely an overdose. There was evidence of drug use in the apartment. Medical Examiner was on scene.

6) SOUTH: Disturbance – 6:31 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the library on South Park Street for a disturbance and someone hearing mention of a gun. Officers responded and were on scene very quickly. They learned that one of the subjects had already left the library but were able to contact a second subject who did not want to give officers any information about what occurred. While still investigating, officers were told that another caller was reporting that her family member was threatened with a gun. An officer spoke to this complainant over the phone, but she refused to provide any information and eventually told the officer that they were not needed and ended contact with the MPD.  Officers were not able to corroborate any information that a gun was actually seen or threatened.

7) NORTH: Accident w/Injuries – 7:35 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to multiple callers reporting a pedestrian crossing East Washington Avenue was struck by a car. The driver immediately got out to assist the pedestrian and was confronted by an intoxicated friend of the pedestrian. The pedestrian was transported to UW and officers also responded to the hospital. The pedestrian doesn't appear to have significant injuries.  More tests are being done. More work is being done to determine who was at fault.  

8) CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 8:17 p.m. Officers responded to East Wilson Street for a report of a 93 year old WM who was discovered deceased in the 3rd floor men's room by another patron.  A family friend began giving chest compressions and then EMS arrived to find a DNR bracelet.  After confirming with the Medical Director, they stopped lifesaving efforts. It is unclear if this was a medical event or a fall, but the decedent did have significant medical issues.

9) WEST: Drug Incident Overdose – 9:21 p.m.  A 36 year old WM had his girlfriend pick him up at a gas station on Gammon Road.  While she pumped gas, he overdosed on heroin. He was revived by MFD via naloxone, transported to an area hospital, and admitted to heroin use. The suspect was just released Tuesday from Marquette County Jail and is now at Dane County Jail with charges of possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, and a parole hold.

10) EAST: OMVWI Arrest/Intoxicated Driver – 10:54 p.m.  Officers responded to the 3600 block of Lexington Avenue to assist citizens with an intoxicated subject refusing to leave their lot. Police arrive to find a 38 year old WM passed out in the driver's seat of his running car. The suspect was ultimately arrested for his second OMVWI (2nd) in 8 months. He refused to provide a breath sample but attempted to rearrange the furniture in the room and threatened to fight with officers upon unhandcuffing him from the steel bench.  Four officers had to escort the suspect from the CCB to the Dane County Jail as he struggled the entire way.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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