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MPD Daily Significant Calls 12/30/2017 to 01/01/2018

January 1, 2018 9:45 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 12/31/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 01/01/2018 MPD received 374 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials.

**Central and South districts went to Priority Calls Only at 1:05 am; at 2:20 am, the entire city was on priority calls.  Fourth detail officers (8 pm to 4 am) as well as Downtown Safety Initiative (DSI), had to be held over until 4:30 am when the city began to stabilize again.**

1) WEST: Assist Police/Sexual Assault – 7:17 a.m.  The victim was dropped off by the suspect at McDonalds on Verona Rd.  She advised that a man drugged her and sexually assaulted her in his vehicle, somewhere on the interstate between Wisconsin Dells and Madison.  Officers are trying to get a specific location on the interstate.  Dane County Sheriff's Office will meet officers/victim at a local hospital to take over this investigation.

2) CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 8:29 a.m.  Parking Utility from the State Street/Capitol Ramp (214 N Carroll St) called to advise they found a person down in the ramp unquestionably deceased.  The deceased (57 year old AAM) was reported as having "wandered" away from a local hospital yesterday.  MPD officers checked the subject's address at that time without locating him.  No signs of trauma.  Medical Examiner responded to the scene and autopsy scheduled.

3) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 2:18 p.m.  MPD responded to D'Onofrio Dr for a domestic disturbance where a reportedly intoxicated subject (45 year old WM) verbally threatened his girlfriend and threatened self-harm.  The male is under court order to not have contact with his girlfriend and was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and for violation of a restraining order.  Suspect was taken to jail. 

4) SOUTH: Conveyance Mental Health – 4:21 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to a local hospital to transport a patient under a settlement agreement to Winnebago.  Subject was subsequently transported to Winnebago by MPD. 

5) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 5:43 p.m.  An MPD officer was able to catch up with a wanted subject (25 year old AAF) this evening at East Towne Mall and arrested her for nine outstanding warrants, a new felony retail theft, felony bail jumping, and possession of schedule II narcotic. The suspect was subsequently booked into the jail.

6) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 5:57 p.m.  MPD officers were dispatched to the Sleep Inn (4802 Tradewinds Pkwy) for an intoxicated guest who was yelling at other guests and security staff of the hotel.  Officers contacted the loud guest, a 30 year old WM, and arrested him for disorderly conduct for his boisterous behavior.  The subject also had prohibited contact with his ex-girlfriend which resulted in a second charge of violation of a protection order.  The subject was booked in the jail.

7) EAST: Stolen Auto – 6:41 p.m.  MPD officers were dispatched to Swanton Rd for the report of a stolen auto.  The vehicle owner (38 year old WF) started her 2011 Subaru Legacy and ran back into her residence to retrieve her shopping list.  The vehicle owner returned to her vehicle less than a minute later and discovered it had been taken.  An ATL (attempt to locate) was aired and the vehicle was listed as stolen in NCIC.

8) NORTH: Check Person – 7:18 p.m.  MPD officers were dispatched to check the welfare of a 45 year old WM subject who made comments via Facebook Messenger to a friend in California that the male was depressed and wanted to die.  Officers contacted the subject and the subject voluntarily agreed to go to a local hospital for evaluation.  Officers learned through family members that the subject has a heroin history and a MARI (Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative) referral was completed.  Officers also spoke with Journey staff for follow up. 

9) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 7:26 p.m.  MPD officers were dispatched to the Edgewater Hotel (1001 Wisconsin Pl) reference a person trying to check into the hotel using a fraudulent credit card.  Officers respond and contact a 19 year old AAM who was in possession of the fraudulent credit card, a baggie containing two unidentified pills, and a loaded Glock 19 9mm handgun in his pocket.  The subject is not a valid CCW permit holder and was booked on charges of carrying a concealed weapon, forgery of financial transaction card, and a yet-to-be-determined drug charge. 

10) SOUTH: OMVWI Arrest – 9:22 p.m.  A female driver (38 year old WF) was involved in a crash with another vehicle at the intersection of S Park Street and Regent Street.  The driver appeared impaired but no alcohol involved.  Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) was called to evaluate and the female driver was arrested as she failed testing.  The suspect admitted to taking Xanax and volunteered for a blood draw.  The suspect was processed and taken to jail for a 12-hour hold, as closest family was out of the area. 

11) WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 10:13 p.m.  West Community Policing Team was working the Raymond Rd area when a stop sign violation was observed.  A short, low speed pursuit occurred and was terminated.  Subsequent investigation led to the vehicle being stopped on the South side where the driver admitted to eluding and failure to stop.  The driver (20 year old AAF) was arrested for eluding, felony bail jumping, operating after suspension, and a stop sign violation.  The passenger (18 year old AAM) was arrested for possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of felony bail jumping, theft (Fitchburg PD investigation) and a probation hold.  Both were taken to jail.

12) EAST: Weapons Offense/Possible Shots Fired – 10:50 p.m.  Officers received two separate calls for shots fired in the area of Cottage Grove Rd and Vernon Ave.  Possibly five shots were heard by one caller.  One caller refused contact.  One caller reported seeing a red Cadillac leaving the area after hearing the possible shots fired.  Officers checked the area and were unable to locate any casings and no damage was observed. 

13) EAST: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 11:56 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Fairmont Ave for the report of a missing juvenile/runaway.  The family does not know where their missing daughter might be.  Family reported that this is not a pattern, but also advised nothing suspicious.  Juvenile has been entered as missing and an ATL was aired. 

14) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person/Disturbance – 12:13 a.m.  Officers responded to Wando's (602 University Ave) for a fight call.  Two suspects (20 and 21 year old WMs) were arrested and taken to jail to post bond as both suspects were from out of state. 

15) SOUTH: Fight Call – 12:17 a.m.  Officers were called to Lucky's Bar at 1313 Regent St for a fight call involving possibly four WM suspects.  While en route, officers were alerted to a male with a head injury.  Suspects were also reported to have fled the area and entered the Sconnie Bar (1421 Regent St).  Officers investigated and learned that a fight occurred inside of Lucky's Bar and the fight ended up outside of the bar.  Once outside, a 37 year old WM was substantially battered and required treatment at a local hospital.  The suspect (22 year old WM) was located at Sconnie Bar and admitted to the fight, but claimed mutual combat.  Witnesses reported no mutual combat, therefore the suspect was arrested for substantial battery and taken to jail. 

16) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 12:44 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to a battery complaint at the Red Rock Saloon (322 W Johnson St).  Officers ended up dealing with a complainant (25 year old WM) who wished to report being battered.  No evidence of a battery was observed and staff advised that the complainant had caused a disturbance and refused to leave.  No video was available to the investigating officers at the time of the call.  The complainant ended up being arrested and taken to jail on municipal charges of trespass and resisting arrest.  While on scene, officers were also made aware of a possible 4th degree sexual assault.  Investigation continuing in that incident. 

17) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense-Person with a Gun – 12:46 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to Mickey's Tavern (1524 Williamson St) for a report of a man with a gun in the bar causing a disturbance.  Officers found no person with a gun and likely determined that the caller was under Chapter 51, and had called in a false report after being kicked out of the bar.  Staff reported no other disturbance.  Officers will follow-up with mental health officers and may pursue referring charges for calling in a false report to 911.  The suspect was identified as a 36 year old WM and is at-large.  The suspect is known to investigating officers.  Investigation continuing.

18) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense-Shots Fired – 1:15 a.m.  Central officers were dispatched to a disturbance on the 4th floor of an address on Fordem Ave.  Officers determined that a party occurred and the involved parties were forced out of the apartment where a disturbance spilled over into the hallway. The apartment lease holder (18 year old AAF) offered limited cooperation. Officers found a broken fire extinguisher box in the hallway and blood that was tracked out of the building.  Witnesses reported 3-4 shots fired outside in the area of the same apartment complex and an AAM being picked up in a red Chevy.  Officers were not able to locate any spent casings, but did recover a deformed fired bullet in front of 1802 Fordem Ave.  No video was available at this time.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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