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MPD Daily Significant Calls 01/31/2018 to 02/01/2018

February 1, 2018 11:19 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 01/31/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 02/01/2018, MPD received 418 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 

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) SOUTH: Stolen Auto - 5:12 a.m.  Officers responded to Coho Street for a stolen vehicle.  The vehicle was left unlocked and the keys were inside.  Attempt to locate aired.  Vehicle listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

2) WEST: Stolen Auto - 9:06 a.m.  Officers responded to McKenna Blvd for a stolen vehicle.  The vehicle was left running, unlocked and unoccupied.  Attempt to locate aired.  Vehicle listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.     

3) CENTRAL: Found Property - 10:07 a.m.  Officer responded to the bike path along Williamson St where the caller located a gun.  The officer located an AR-15 rifle that came back as stolen.  Investigation continuing.   

4) EAST: Death Investigation - 10:26 a.m.  Officers responded to an east side residence for an infant unconscious and not breathing.  Lifesaving measures were not successful.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Preliminary finding was that the cause of death was due to co-sleeping issues.  Investigation continuing. 

5) NORTH: Missing Juvenile/Runaway - 12:12 p.m.  Officers responded to Troy Dr for a missing juvenile/runaway (17 year old WF).  Attempt to locate the juvenile was aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

6) NORTH: Mental Health Conveyance - 12:30 p.m.  Officers responded to the 2700 block of Shopko Dr where a subject (29 year old AAM) jumped out of a transport van and ran into a business.  The subject was in the process of being transported back to Madison by a privatized mental health facility after a failed emergency detention.  Officers located the subject and conveyed him to Journey Mental Health.  Arrangements were being made to transport the subject back to a behavioral center in Green Bay.  Investigation continuing. 

7) EAST: Juvenile Arrest - 12:53 p.m.  Officers responded to a retail theft on Nakoosa Trail.  The suspect (17 year old AAF) lied to officers about her identification.  The suspect was conveyed to jail and charged with retail theft.  The suspect resisted arrested and kicked an officer.  The suspect was subsequently charged with resisting arrest.    

8) WEST: Child Abuse - 1:04 p.m.   Officers responded to a child abuse report.  A 14 year old AAF reported being hit with a belt by her father (48 year old AAM).  Child Protective Services was plugged in.  The father was contacted and his explanation was that his daughter came home smelling of marijuana and so therefore he disciplined her.  The father was counseled about his actions and given an order-in date for a charge of physical abuse of the child.  The 14 year old was placed with a friend through Child Protective Services. 

9) CENTRAL: Theft - 1:17 p.m.  Officers responded to a building under construction on E. Washington Ave where it was discovered that a significant amount of copper wire was stolen.  Investigation continuing.   

10) NORTH: Mental Health Conveyance - 1:59 p.m.  Officers received a return order to Winnebago for a subject (32 year old WM).  Multiple addresses were checked for the subject and he was ultimately located and taken into protective custody.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for a pre-Winnebago medical clearance.  At approximately 9:30 p.m., two MPD officers finally started their transport to Winnebago.

11) NORTH: Check Person - 2:54 p.m.  Officers responded to the 2500 block of E. Johnson St to check the welfare of a suicidal subject (64 year old WM) who had been threatening to shoot himself.  The subject was contacted and agreed to voluntarily admit to a local hospital for an evaluation/treatment.  The weapons from the home were temporarily removed for safekeeping. 

12) EAST: Traffic Arrest - 3:24 p.m.  Officers conducted a traffic stop near Rethke Ave/Webb Ave.  The odor of marijuana was emanating from the vehicle.  A K9 sniff yielded a positive alert on the vehicle.  Cocaine base, heroin and drug paraphernalia were located on the driver/suspect (27 year old AAM).  The suspect was arrested for possession with intent to deliver (cocaine base), possession with intent to deliver (heroin) and possession of drug paraphernalia.  The passenger (24 year old AAM) was cited for open intoxicants and released.         

13) MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance - 3:26 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital where a suicidal subject (15 year old WF) walked away from the hospital against medical advice.  The subject was located and she agreed to return to the hospital.  At approximately 9:30 p.m., the subject was transported to Winnebago. 

14) EAST: Suspicious Person - 5:24 p.m.  Officers responded to Topaz Lane regarding a suspicious person in the caller's backyard.  The subject was contacted and identified (27 year old WM).  The subject had absconded from a care center.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for a medical clearance prior to being returned to the care center.  Investigation continuing. 

15) WEST: PNB/AED Response - 6:18 p.m.  Officer responded to a business in the 3100 block of Muir Field Rd for a pulseless non-breathing subject (36 year old WF).  An MPD Officer administered Naloxone which revived the subject.  No evidence of illegal substance use.  Investigation continuing. 

16) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person - 7:22 p.m.  Officers responded to a convenience store on State St for a subject (32 year old WF) causing a disturbance.  The caller reported that the subject was huffing from a can.  Officers contacted the subject and arrested her for resisting and abuse of hazardous substance. 

17) MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense/Shots Fired - 10:58 p.m.  Officers responded to Danbury St where the homeowner (38 year old WM) reported multiple rounds being shot at his home while he was at home with his children.  Several rounds were located in the residence.  The homeowner reported opening his door to let his dog into the house and when he closed the door someone from the street fired multiple rounds at the house.  At least one round nearly hit the victim.  Press release completed.  Investigation continuing.   

18) EAST: Armed Robbery - 12:34 a.m.  Officers responded to an armed robbery at a business on Thierer Rd.  The victim/employee (18 year old HM) was robbed at gunpoint by a suspect (WM) as he was emptying the garbage outside.  The suspect fled on foot with cash.  K9 track conducted.  Press release completed.  Investigation continuing. 

19) CENTRAL: Drug Incident/Overdose - 12:40 a.m.  Officers responded to the 2100 block of E. Washington Ave for a subject (31 year old WM) having an overdose.  MFD administered Naloxone which revived the subject.  The subject was transported to a local hospital where he was cited for possession and referred to the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI).

20) WEST: Weapons Offense – 2:20 a.m.   Officers responded to the 1100 block of Morraine View Dr where the caller reported a subject in the hallway bleeding and another subject running with scissors.  Officers were in the area when the call came in and arrived on scene quickly. No evidence of any on-going disturbances, victims or suspects.  Area hospitals were notified.  Investigation continuing.   

Posted by: Chief Koval

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