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MPD Daily Significant Calls 12/26/2017 to 12/27/2017

December 27, 2017 9:55 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 12/26/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 12/27/2017, MPD received 272 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials.
1) NORTH: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 6:00 a.m.  An officer from Fitchburg PD was on Dryden Dr, following up on a different matter, when he came across an unoccupied stolen vehicle.  Officers arrived to take control of the vehicle.  Investigation continuing.
2) EAST: Theft – 8:06 a.m. Officers responded to the 2300 block of Crossroads Dr for a report of a theft of a generator and tools from a construction site that took place over the weekend.  Investigation continuing. 
3) SOUTH: Crash with Injuries – 9:16 a.m.  Officers responded to a crash in the 1900 block of the W Beltline where a vehicle reportedly suddenly braked, began spinning and collided with another vehicle after witnessing another vehicle make a sudden lane change.  The vehicle that was hit went off the roadway, up an embankment and crossed the frontage road.  The vehicle hit a building and took out a sign.  The driver of the vehicle suffered minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Investigation continuing.      
4) WEST: Stolen Auto – 9:41 a.m.  Officers responded to Schroeder Rd for a report of a stolen vehicle that was left unoccupied and running in a parking lot.  Attempt to locate aired.  Vehicle listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 
5) NORTH: Check Person – 10:58 a.m.  Officers responded to the 900 block of Northport Dr to check the welfare of a suicidal subject (30 year old WM).  The subject would not answer the door when officers arrived and refused to comply with officers.  The subject made threats to "shoot everyone."  A decision was made, after unsuccessful negotiation, to make entry into the subject's residence as he became silent and there were concerns about his well-being.  The subject was located conscious in the home and he continued to make threats/resist.  The subject was ultimately taken into protective custody. Subject resisted and a taser was deployed. He was transported to a local hospital for an evaluation.  An emergency detention was determined to be appropriate and transport began to Winnebago at 4:50 pm.  An ambulance was needed for the transport.   

6) WEST: Retail Theft – 1:25 p.m. Officers were dispatched to Target (at Hilldale) for a retail theft of alcohol (3 bottles) by two AAM males (both 18 years old).  While en route, officers received information that a foot pursuit was in progress.  Dispatch informed officers that an off-duty Middleton Detective was also in pursuit.  The loss prevention officer was involved in an altercation with one of the suspects, who bit him and took off running. MPD subsequently located one of the suspects who had to be tackled when he attempted to flee again. An officer was injured as a result. The second suspect was subsequently located in Rennebohm Park and he surrendered to authorities. This secondary individual cooperated and was cited and released for retail theft. The suspect who bit the LPO, fled, and resisted attempts to be arrested, was charged and taken to jail for retail theft, battery and resisting.

7) EAST: Drug Overdose – 2:07 p.m. Officers were called to the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel reference two people (WM & WF) refusing to check out of the hotel.  Complainant, the front desk clerk, called a second time to report that the 28-year-old female was not waking up.  The woman, who was celebrating her birthday, was transported to the hospital where she was treated for overdosing.  Once medically cleared, she was arrested, charged with possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, bail jumping and taken to the DCJ.

8) CENTRAL:  Traffic Arrest – 10:26pm.   While on routine patrol a Madison Police Officer initiated a traffic stop after observing a vehicle traveling the wrong way on N. Broom Street.  The driver of the vehicle fled on foot after giving the officer a false name and leaving two small children unattended in the vehicle.  The suspect (31-year-old WM) was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit, appeared impaired, and failed field sobriety tests. The suspect was arrested for felony OWI (3rd offense with passengers under 16), obstructing, resisting, an outstanding warrant, and there were other traffic citations issued as well.  The suspect ultimately was booked into the jail and child care for the children was arranged.

9) WEST:  PNB/AED Response – 10:56pm.  Madison Police Officers are dispatched to the 6700 block of Schroeder Road regarding what was originally titled as an EMS Assist and later changed to a PNB (Pulseless Non-Breather)/AED Response.  After arriving on scene, officers find a 34-Year-Old AAF who paramedics are working to revive.  Paramedics are able to get a pulse back and stabilize the female's breathing.  She is transported to a local hospital for what appears to be strictly a medical issue.  

10) NORTH:  Enticement/Kidnapping – 11:27pm.  Madison Police Officers are dispatched to the 300 block of Kedzie Street regarding what was originally titled a "kidnapping." Ultimately, MPD was able to determine that family members of a 41-year-old AAF had attempted to forcibly cause an "intervention." Victim wants nothing to do with family or the intervention. Numerous resources were pulled to make sense of this investigation including Crime Victim Response and the Chicago Police Department. The victim was provided a bus to get to her home in Chicago. Investigation continuing.

11) CENTRAL:  Disturbance – 1:42am.  Madison Police Officers are dispatched to 119 W. Main Street (The Paradise Lounge) regarding a disturbance complaint.  An intoxicated patron (48-year-old WM) became belligerent with staff and then punched the front window with his fist, shattering it.  After being treated on scene by paramedics and transported to a local hospital for further treatment, the suspect was ultimately booked into the jail for disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.

12) EAST:  Suspicious Person – 2:19am.  Madison Police Officers are dispatched to the 3200 block of Thorp Street regarding a suspicious person complaint.  Caller to 911 reported seeing three subjects (dark clothing only descriptors) trying door handles of houses and vehicles in the area.  Officers checked the area but did not locate anyone.

13) WEST:  Check Person – 2:29am.  Madison Police Officers are dispatched to the 6400 block of Alison Lane regarding a check person complaint.  Caller to 911 reported that her intoxicated son (21-year-old WM) was suicidal. Ultimately, the son is taken into protective custody and taken to a medical facility for treatment. 

14) NORTH:  Domestic Disturbance – 2:48am.  Madison Police Officers are dispatched to Vera Court regarding a domestic disturbance.  The suspect (14-year-old AAM) who has well documented cognitive and mental health issues generated a disturbance inside the family home. The subject was taken into protective custody and transported to a local hospital where an evaluation was conducted.  It is likely that an ED to Winnebago will ensue.

15) CENTRAL:  Suspicious Person – 3:17am.  A concerned citizen contacted Madison Police regarding a person (32-year-old WM) who has made threats to kill various local and national politicians. This individual is active on social media and often displays himself with weapons. Report taken and investigation is continuing.


Posted by: Chief Koval

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