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MPD Daily Significant Calls 01/13/2018 to 01/14/2018

January 14, 2018 8:09 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 01/13/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 01/14/2018, MPD received 313 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials.

*City, east of the square, was on priority only CFS from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. so all early Central, East and North cars could assist with the accident at 1900 E. Washington Avenue.

Certain calls have recurrent themes in terms of time and labor intensity.  For example, when individuals are taken for an evaluation due to a mental health issue or episodic break, MPD does an extensive collaboration with Journey Mental Health in determining the least restrictive option.  These are always two officer calls and can routinely last between 5-8 hours (or more).  Emergency Detention conveyances are taken to the Winnebago Mental Health Hospital in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  This is a five hour round-trip, including intake, that takes two officers out of our community and creates challenges for us as we attempt to service calls.

1) CENTRAL: Accident Property Damage – 5:42 a.m.   A 61 year old WM was driving his van outbound on E. Washington Avenue near Blair Street.  A witness estimated this vehicle's speed to be over 50 mph going outbound. The vehicle crashed into two parked vehicles.  (The crash was witnessed by a DCSO deputy.) The subject then drove over the median strip and crashed into a residence in the 1900 block of E. Washington Avenue, also severing a gas line. MFD, MPD and MG&E were on scene.  There were no major injuries to anyone. One person was transported by MFD for minor injuries.  The driver claimed his accelerator was stuck.  He was transported to a hospital for injuries.  Investigation continuing. 

2) CENTRAL: Drug Incident/Overdose – 10:38 a.m.  A 36 year old AAM entered Beacon on East Washington Avenue from the main entrance, sat at a table in the main area and after about 2-3 minutes slumped over.  Other guests alerted staff to his condition about 10 minutes later.  Staff determined he was not breathing and did not have a pulse so they administered 3 doses of naloxone and the subject finally came to.  He was transported to a local hospital.   Investigation continuing.

3) SOUTH: Suspicious Person – 11:15 a.m.  Contractors working in the 3300 block of Derby Down witnessed a suspicious person exit a vehicle and place a suspicious package in the back yard. MPD responded and located a thermos-sized object with a written note attached. DCSO bomb squad was consulted.   Substance in the container was benign.  Investigation continuing. 

4) EAST: Accident w/Injuries – 11:56 a.m.  MPD and MFD were dispatched to the area of E. Washington Avenue and Zeier Road for a 4 car accident with a child injured.  Both outbound and inbound lanes of E. Washington Avenue were affected.  Investigation continuing.

5) SOUTH: Conveyance Mental Health – 11:59 a.m.  Officers were sent to a local hospital where a 43 year old WF was being evaluated for an emergency detention.  It was decided that this was an appropriate disposition and a transport to Winnebago occurred by two second detail officers.

6) EAST: Stolen Auto – 12:41 p.m.  DCSO was involved in a pursuit of a stolen vehicle on Hwy 30 @ Fair Oaks Avenue. (MPD was not involved.)  The pursuit was subsequently terminated but the vehicle was located, abandoned, on Della Court.  Mutual aid was requested to check the area.  MPD located two AAM subjects, running and out of breath by the Hwy 30, off-ramp at N. Thompson Drive and subsequently turned them over to DCSO.  K-9 Boris tracked the path of the males and recovered a jacket containing the keys to the stolen vehicle.  DCSO will pursue charges against a 17 year old AAM.  A 15 year old AAM was released to his parent.  

7) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 1:49 p.m. Officers were dispatched to a domestic between a mother and her boyfriend, which was called in by one of the three children on scene.  The children (ages 14, 11, and 5) were present for the argument and were asked to contact police by the mother (37 year old HF).  The children reported the suspect (29 year old HM) repeatedly pushed the female during an argument.  The male was arrested for disorderly conduct.

8) SOUTH: Disturbance – 5:50 p.m.  Officers were called to a residence in the 3200 block of Churchill Drive for some type of disturbance.  Officers learned an argument occurred at this location and an 18 year old WF walked off wearing only a shirt and undergarments but no shoes or pants in the 11 degree weather.  A 1 hour K-9 track was done in the area after officers could not locate this female quickly.  The female later began posting things on social media and was found safe downtown in the 500 block of State Street with a friend.  No charges resulted from this incident and it was learned the 18 year old had walked to a friend's house, then was driven downtown.

9) WEST: Disturbance – 1:01 a.m.  Officers were sent to a residence in the 1900 block of Cameron Drive for a disturbance that may have involved a gun.  A caller reported a relative had a gun out and was threatening another person at the residence.  Investigation determined a gun was mentioned but it was locked up the entire time and the person who was supposedly threatened had left the scene prior to police arrival. Things were calm and no arrests were made at this time.

10) EAST: Death Investigation – 2:36 a.m.  Officers were dispatched with Madison Fire Rescue to a residence in the 800 block of Pinchot Avenue for an unresponsive male.  A 71 year old WM with terminal cancer was found by his wife and was obviously deceased.  Nothing suspicious.  Medical Examiner's office contacted.

11) NORTH: Accident w/Injuries – 4:36 a.m.  Officers responded to a 1 vehicle crash in the 3500 block of Portage Road.  Two people were in the crashed vehicle (who were both conscious) with one having sustained a possible foot injury and the other a reported neck complaint.  Investigation continuing. 







Posted by: Chief Koval

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