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MPD Daily Significant Calls 01/27/2018 to 01/28/2018

January 28, 2018 12:05 PM

From 5:30 a.m. on 01/27/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 01/28/2018, MPD received 341 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials.

**Priority calls West from 11 p.m. until 12:10 a.m. because of two armed robberies.  Priority calls city-wide from 1:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. due to numerous resource intensive calls and arrests.  Fourth detail (8 p.m. to 4 a.m.) held over until 4:30 a.m.**

Continuation of call from previous day's blog (01/27/2018)
1) CENTRAL: Check Person - 10:57 a.m. (1/26/18) Officers responded to the Capitol regarding a subject running around naked.  The subject (28 year old AAM) was contacted and he advised today was his last day on earth and God told him to do this.  The subject was otherwise lucid, cooperative and calm, and merely wanted to leave the area now that he had fulfilled his mission. The subject left the area (clothed).  Subsequently, MPD was sent to the area of E. Washington/Pinckney regarding the same subject sitting on a bench naked.  At this point, a determination was made to place him under protective custody for an evaluation.  The subject resisted the officers but was conveyed to a local hospital without incident.

*Additional Information:  As part of the process to complete an emergency detention, the medical staff at Winnebago requires a medical clearance.  In this particular instance, a medical clearance was obtained and that information communicated to Winnebago.  Winnebago staff then insisted on a blood test and analysis.  The hospital refused, indicating that they will not draw blood against the patient's wishes.  The end result has been a standoff of sorts: Winnebago will not accept this subject without the blood test and the hospital, pursuant to their protocols, will not take blood against the person's will.  In the meantime, officers have an obligation to insure the subject's ongoing safety while under protective custody and the subject, despite our protracted pleas, refuses to provide blood.  **At approximately 3:52 p.m. on 1/27/18, two 3rd detail officers (3pm to 11pm) began their conveyance to a private behavioral health facility in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  Please note that this call involved numerous Madison Police Department personnel for almost 38 hours before it was resolved! **

2) NORTH: Disturbance – 5:54 a.m.  MPD was called to the 500 block of Northport Dr reference a disturbance.  The victim (41 year old WF) advised someone busted down her door.  Officers were at the same apartment earlier in the night for a disturbance involving an unidentified AAM suspect.  Officers were sent back reference another disturbance and the door being kicked in.  The victim had a party involving the suspect, however, she would not provide his name.  Once the suspect is identified, he will be charged with disorderly conduct.  Investigation continuing.

3) CENTRAL: Crash-Property Damage – 6:59 a.m.  An MPD officer was inbound on E Washington Ave when a car driven by a 27 year old WM failed to yield while crossing on Ingersoll St and collided with the MPD squad.  There were no injuries and the squad was taken out of service due to extensive damage.  The offending driver was issued a citation for failure to yield and was released at the scene.

4) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 12:31 p.m.  MPD officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 500 block of Northport Dr.  Officers spoke with a 36 year old AAM at the scene and spoke to a 33 year old AAF over the phone because the female refused to meet with officers.  Both individuals admitted to getting into a verbal argument. The suspect/male admitted to punching the female.  The suspect also admitted to punching the TV.  Ultimately, the male suspect was arrested for a charge of domestic disorderly conduct for his part in starting the argument and breaking the couple's TV.  Investigation continuing.

5) CENTRAL:  Conveyance Mental Health – 1:00 p.m.  MPD officers responded to a report of a visitor at The Beacon (615 E Washington Ave) having reported to a Beacon staff member that the visitor has recently been having suicidal ideation.  Officers arrived and spoke with a 21 year old AM who was initially not interested in voluntarily going with officers to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.  However, once at the hospital, the subject acquiesced to a voluntary admission.

6) WEST: Death Investigation – 1:26 p.m.  MPD officers responded to a death investigation on Randolph Dr.  The caller reported finding her mother (78 year old WF) deceased.  Extensive medical history.  Medical Examiner's office notified. 

7) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 2:19 p.m.  MPD officers responded the intersection of E Washington Ave and N Stoughton Rd for a report of a panhandler in the median.  Officers arrived to find a 60 year old AAM subject in the median with a cardboard sign.  This subject has been previously warned about panhandling in separate incidents. The suspect was arrested for the panhandling median ordinance and conveyed to jail to post on his citation.

8) WEST: Disturbance – 2:44 p.m.  MPD officers were originally dispatched to the 7400 block of Old Sauk Rd in reference to a motor vehicle crash.  Alert tones had sounded on the radio due to the fact that someone at the scene had a handgun in his possession.  Given the fact that one of the parties involved was posturing with reference to a handgun, an AAM suspect was issued a municipal citation for disorderly conduct for his collective actions.  The crash itself did not generate any citations, given that it occurred in a private parking lot.

9) EAST: Threats Complaint – 3:15 p.m.  MPD officers responded to the 3100 block of E Washington Ave for the report of a male who was en route to the caller's location to physically assault the caller.  The caller, a 36 year old AAF, told officers that the father of her child, a 34 year old AAM, threatened the caller and the caller's mother, a 54 year old AAF, with violent acts up to and including shooting both of them.  MAPD and Sun Prairie Police Department officers attempted to find the suspect at several associated addresses, but were unable to locate him.  There is probable cause to arrest the suspect for charges of domestic disorderly conduct, disorderly conduct against the woman's mother, and bail jumping.

10) NORTH: Sexual Assault – 5:36 p.m.  An MPD officer was requested to return a call, reference a report of the caller (63 year old WF) being "date raped" several days prior, at her residence on N Sherman Ave.  The subject advised officers that she knew the individual, but would not provide that person's name to the officer.  Given that there were some gaps of information required to formulate probable cause, the investigation will be continuing. 

11) EAST: Conveyance Mental Health – 6:02 p.m.  MPD officers responded to the 1500 block of Vondron Rd for an out of control 15 year old threatening everyone in the house.  Officers conveyed the juvenile to a local hospital to start a mental health evaluation.  At 11:00 p.m., officers report that Journey Mental Health and the hospital social worker did not believe an emergency detention was appropriate and that poor decision making/behavior was the underlying cause of the disturbance.  Officers took the subject to JRC on a state charge of disorderly conduct. 

12) NORTH: Civil Dispute – 7:11 p.m.  MPD officers were dispatched to a civil dispute regarding a 15 year old ME son refusing to go back to his mother's house.  The mother, a 50 year old WF, has primary custody of the juvenile, but the juvenile has been refusing to return to his mother's residence, preferring to stay with his dad.  The parties will ultimately have to look to family court to resolve the situation.

13) EAST:  Weapons Offense-Shots Fired – 7:25 p.m.  MPD officers responded to a report of one shot fired in the area of N Walbridge Ave.  An MPD sergeant happened to be driving near that area with windows down and advised that the sound was a firework.  Officers checked the area and did not find any evidence of shots fired.

14) WEST: Armed Robbery – 9:46 p.m.  On 01/27/2018 at approximately 9:46 PM, the Madison Police Department responded to 4325 Mohawk Drive (BP gas station) for a report of an armed robbery.  Officers learned that a suspect entered the gas station just before closing and demanded money, while presenting a handgun.  The suspect was described as a lighter skinned African American male, who appeared to be between the ages of 18-27.  The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency. The Madison Police Department is looking into the possibility that the same suspect later (10:59 p.m.) robbed the BP gas station at 6202 Schroeder Road.  Investigation continuing. 

15) WEST: Armed Robbery – 10:59 p.m.  West officers responded to a report of an armed robbery that occurred at the Stop N Go/BP Gas station located at 6202 Schroeder Rd.  The victim reported that an unknown, light-skinned AAM came into the store and presented a gun and asked for money.  The suspect collected US currency and then fled on foot.  Investigation continuing, particularly its nexus to the previously described armed robbery. 

16) CENTRAL: Missing Adult/Check Person – 12:36 a.m.  Central officers investigated a woman staying at the Park Hotel, 22 S. Carroll Street, who left her hotel room very intoxicated, without her cellphone and wallet.  This subject subsequently returned to the hotel several hours later.  ATL canceled. 

17) CENTRAL: Non-Residential Burglary – 1:14 a.m.  Central officers responded to Bernie's Rock Shop (901 E Johnson St) for an alarm and located the front window smashed out with a blood trail leaving the business.  Officers cleared the business and determined that several thousand dollars' worth of merchandise had been stolen.  Investigation continuing.

18) CENTRAL: OMVWI Arrest/Intoxicated Driver – 1:34 a.m.  Central officers were sent to the parking ramp at 214 N Carroll Street for a person leaving the ramp who was reportedly driving drunk and had punched someone.  Officers were not immediately able to locate any battery victims, but they did locate the driver (25 year old WM) who was subsequently arrested for first offense OWI and taken to jail.

19) NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 2:13 a.m.  North officers responded to Calypso Rd for a male in the apartment complex causing a disturbance.  Officers located an intoxicated male in the building who did not belong in the building.  Officers went to arrest the 44 year old AAM suspect for trespassing and he resisted arrest.  The suspect was taken to jail on charges of resisting arrest and trespassing.  The suspect was also cited for depositing human waste as he intentionally urinated in the squad while en route to the jail.

20) SOUTH: Disturbance – 2:35 a.m.  Several South officers were dispatched to a female causing a disturbance/damaging property at a residence on the 1100 block of Moorland Rd. Officers were able to identify a damaged door and a fire extinguisher that had been ripped down and likely used to damage the door.  The victim, a 19 year old AAF, reported a past problem with a 25 year old AAF.  The victim reported that the suspect was pounding on her door and she was able to identify the suspect's voice.  As officers were investigating, they came across the suspect and ended up arresting her for criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct.  The suspect then spat on both officers' faces.  The suspect was taken to jail.  One officer went to a local hospital to be evaluated for a significant exposure.  Investigation continuing as the suspect refused to identify herself.  

21) CENTRAL: Conveyance Mental Health – 2:46 a.m.  Central officers were dispatched to a male who called 911 because he was paranoid.  Officers located the 25 year old WM subject at the intersection of E Johnson St at Blair St, who then attempted to run into traffic.  Officers were able to secure the subject who was clearly delusional and paranoid.  The subject was taken to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The subject had brass knuckles and a knife and was feeling that he was being followed and was going to be kidnapped.  Probable cause for an emergency detention was developed and officers were working on an emergency detention. 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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