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MPD Daily Significant Calls 12/22/2017 to 12/23/2017

December 23, 2017 10:33 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 12/22/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 12/23/2017, MPD received 299 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials.

** Due to call volume, Madison Police Department was forced to go to priority calls only from approximately 6:30 p.m. to 8:20 p.m. 

1) NORTH: Stolen Auto – 8:51 a.m.  Officers responded to Loftsgordon Avenue for a report of a stolen vehicle.  The complainant indicated that the keys were left in the vehicle and the doors were left unlocked.  Attempt to locate aired.  Vehicle entered as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

2) WEST: Check Person – 9:12 a.m.  Officers responded to a group home where a resident (24 year old AAF) left without permission.  The resident was located and returned to the group home where she was left in their care.  MPD Mental Health Officer consulted.  The resident has a history of walking away from the group home.  Safety plans are being developed.  Investigation continuing. 

3) CENTRAL: Fraud – 9:28 a.m.  Officers responded to N. Brooks Street where a victim (48 year old WF) reported receiving a call from "City Financial" about a loan.  The victim provided her bank account information when requested and later learned that money was withdrawn from her account without her consent.  Investigation continuing.       

4) CENTRAL: Disturbance/Arrested Person – 2:16 p.m.  A 23 year old WM went to a barber shop on State Street for a haircut.  During the haircut, the barber/suspect (46 year old AAM), pulled the customer's right ear, twisted it and took a scissors and intentionally cut the customer's ear while instructing the customer to stop moving around so much.  The suspect was charged with mayhem and DC while armed.  Investigation continuing. 

5) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 2:22 p.m. Officers were sent to The Beacon, 615 E. Washington Avenue, reference a disturbance involving one of the security guards.  Officers learned that the security guard refused to allow entry to a 35 year old AAF/suspect who had open intoxicants and was drunk.  Upon hearing this news, the suspect punched the security guard in the face several times.  The suspect also had a warrant.  The suspect was taken into custody for the warrant along with disorderly conduct, bail jumping, and possession of cocaine. 

6) WEST: Check Person – 2:43 p.m.  Caller from Veterans Crisis called to request a welfare check on a 33 year old AAM who was possibly in the 1200 block of McKenna Boulevard.  The caller informed officers that the man had phoned earlier and stated he was high on crack cocaine and was having suicidal thoughts.  Subsequent attempts to locate this individual were unsuccessful. 

7) WEST: Stolen Auto – 3:48 p.m. Officers were dispatched to the Princeton Club, 8080 Watts Road, reference a stolen auto.  According to the victim (30 year old WM), the keys to his vehicle were taken from the locker room while he was working out.  Video information assisted officers in identifying a suspect.  Victim's vehicle was subsequently located nearby.  The suspect's identity is being established and the car was returned to the victim.  Victim's wallet is also missing.  Investigation continuing. 

8) WEST: Stolen Auto – 3:52 p.m.  A Madison police officer saw a stolen auto in the 1900 block of Prairie Road and attempted to make a stop.  However, the car took off (no pursuit).  A second Madison police officer sees the car in the area of Chelsea Court and attempts to make a stop.  Five people bail out of the car.  Three juvenile suspects (AAM) are rounded up, interviewed and taken to JRC.  One of the juveniles had two other sets of keys in a backpack and it is unknown at this time to whom they belong.  Investigation continuing. 

9) WEST: Robbery Strong Armed – 5:00 p.m. Officers were dispatched to respond to a panic alarm at the Old National Bank located at 333 South Westfield Road.  Officers learned that the suspect (exact race unknown) entered the institution and yelled at the teller to give him all the money.  The teller complied with the suspect's request and then the suspect fled on foot.  Investigation continuing. 

10) CENTRAL: PNB/AED Response – 6:12 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the bus stop in front of Subway on the square for a pulseless non-breather (PNB).  An 84 year old WM appears to have had a medical/cardiac event.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  The victim was transported to the hospital in grave condition. 

11) WEST: Stolen Auto – 6:35 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Gilbert Road reference a stolen auto.  The vehicle, a black 2008 Chrysler Town and Country minivan, was running in the driveway when it was stolen.  ATL aired. 

12) WEST: Check Property – 7:02 p.m.  Officers were sent to N. Wickham Court reference a report of what sounded like shots fired.  While searching the area, officers located some items that had come from the black Chrysler Town and Country that had been stolen from Gilbert Road about 1/2 hour earlier.  (See call 11 above.)  Officers were told by residents that a white vehicle that was parked on N. Wickham Court had been left running and full of Christmas presents when someone took the car. Residents informed officers that the white car, and the presents contained therein, was recovered when a family member ran the stolen white car off the road, prompting the suspects to flee.  Officers later learned from the residents that what was thought to have been "shots fired" were more likely the sound of the stolen/recovered white vehicle which has a backfiring piston.  The black Chrysler Town and Country is still missing.  Investigation continuing. 

13)  NORTH: Weapons Offense – 9:09 p.m. Complainant was out for a walk with his family.  While in the 2200 block of East Johnson Street, he heard yelling coming from a car driving by.  (The yelling was not directed at him.)  He looked and saw the driver waving a handgun out the window, not pointing at anyone.  The car continued eastbound on Johnson Street.  The only description he can provide for the driver and occupant are two black males in their 20's.  Investigation continuing. 

14) WEST: Disorderly Conduct – 9:57 p.m.  At 9:57 p.m. officers responded to a disturbance call in the 3200 block of Bluff Street.  The victim (51 year old AAM) was walking his dog when confronted by two other subjects.  A physical altercation ensued.  Subsequent investigation resulted in an arrest of a 23 year old WM who was charged with disorderly conduct with a hate crime enhancer.  Investigation continuing. 

15) NORTH: Check Person – 12:07 a.m. MPD and MFD were sent to the Kwik Trip on American Pkwy to check on a disoriented 43 year old WF.  She was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.  The subject is suffering from a mental health condition and is not taking her meds.  Journey Mental Health is working with MPD towards an emergency detention. 

16) CENTRAL: Injured Person – 1:01 a.m.  MPD was called to assist a private ambulance service in the 1100 block of Williamson Street.  The service had been summoned to transport an intoxicated and injured person to the hospital.  Once the ambulance service arrived, a group of the injured party's friends gathered and was confrontational with the ambulance service.  MPD responded to stabilize the scene.  Individuals contacted were reticent to provide police with details as to how the subject got hurt.  Investigation continuing. 







Posted by: Chief Koval

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