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MPD Daily Significant Calls 03/11/2018 to 03/12/2018

March 12, 2018 10:26 AM

Before we dive into the significant calls from the last 24 hours, here is a snapshot of robberies occurring in our community (year-to-date, through February, 2018).   

Through the month of February, our City experienced 38 reported robberies.  For the first two months (January, February) of the last 4 years, we have experienced an average of 36 robberies.  Comparing this year to the four year average, we have seen a 5% increase of robberies. 

There was a 7% decrease in robberies when comparing February 2018 (14) to February 2017 (15).

What we know:

Our Midtown District experienced the most robberies in February (5); three of these robberies occurred at the Associated Bank on Monroe Street. 

A closer break-down of robberies that occurred in February, 2018 (by district):

West: 2

Midtown: 5

South: 0

Central: 1

North: 2

East: 4


From 5:30 a.m. on 03/11/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 03/12/2018, MPD received 278 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials.  For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, NA=Native American, H=Hispanic, ME=Middle Eastern, A=Asian, MR=Mixed Race, U=Unknown.  MPD shifts are staggered as follows: 1st detail=7 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2nd detail=12 p.m. to 8 p.m., 3rd detail=3 p.m. to 11 p.m., 4th detail=8 p.m. to 4 a.m., 5th detail=11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

1) EAST – Sexual Assault - 4:19am. Officers were dispatched to a reported sexual assault that occurred in a hotel in the 4200 block of East Towne Blvd. The victim (31yo HF) met the suspect (26yo HM) at a bar downtown earlier in the evening, then traveled together to the hotel later in the night, where the victim was then assaulted. The victim was transported to a local hospital for a forensic nurse examination (FNE). The suspect was eventually located and arrested on a tentative charge of 2nd degree sexual assault.

2) CENTRAL – Domestic Disturbance/Arrested Person - 4:32am.  Officers responded to a downtown hotel regarding a report of a disturbance. The victim (21yo WF) and the suspect (27yo WM), who reside together, were staying at the hotel for the evening. After returning from a night out, a physical argument ensued, resulting in damage to the victim's property. The suspect was arrested on charges of domestic disorderly conduct and damage to property

3) NORTH – Domestic Disturbance - 5:33am.  Officers responded to Wheeler Rd for a report of a female crying and sounds of a disturbance. Officers contacted the victim (36yo WF) and suspect (36yo WM), who reside together at the residence in question. The investigation determined that the suspect kicked in a bathroom door after the victim had gone there to get away from him. The suspect was arrested on charges of domestic disorderly conduct and bail jumping.

4) NORTH – Domestic Disturbance/Arrested Person - 7:49am.  Officers responded to the 2400 block of Brentwood Pkwy regarding a suspect (27yo AAM) pounding on the door of the caller (30yo WF). Prior to officers' arrival, the suspect fled the scene along with the young child they have in common. The suspect was eventually located on the west side of Madison and fled from officers. A K9 track eventually led to the suspect's hiding place in the bathroom of a gas station on Schroeder Rd. The suspect had previously been wanted by the US Marshals and was arrested on approximately 12 warrants. The young child, who had been left with a family member by the suspect, was returned to the caller.

5) EAST – Death Investigation - 12:38pm.  Officers responded with MFD to a nursing home on Belmont Rd for a report of a resident (70yo WM) in medical distress. Lifesaving measures were attempted but unsuccessful. The medical examiner was also called to the scene.

6) EAST – Overdose - 1:12pm.  A female called Dispatch to report an overdose at the Dutch Mill Park-And-Ride. The subject (55yo WM) was pulseless and not breathing. A McFarland PD officer, who was in the area, administered naloxone and the subject was revived. The subject was then taken to a local hospital and was cited and given paperwork for the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI) program.

7) CENTRAL - Missing Juvenile – 1:49pm.  Officers received a call from a mother whose autistic son (11yo) walked away from the residence. The son was eventually located at a business on Williamson St when staff called police about the boy. He was reunited with his mother and taken to a hospital as a precautionary measure.

8) EAST – Overdose -3:08pm. Officers were dispatched along with Madison Fire to the 700 block of Rethke Ave regarding a subject (36yo WM) that was overdosing on heroin. Upon arrival, officers found that a friend of the subject had already administered naloxone. The subject was transported to a local hospital and was cited and given paperwork for the MARI program.

9) EAST - Sexual Assault of a Child – 3:44pm. Officers spoke with a mother and her daughter (17yo) regarding the daughter possibly being assaulted by an acquaintance (26yo) at a party on the previous evening. The victim and suspect know one another Investigation continuing.

10) EAST - Sexual Assault – 5:07pm. Officers met with a victim (21yo WF) who reported a possible sexual assault after leaving a bar on Atlas Ave. The victim was reportedly assaulted after being driven home by a male suspect. A forensic nurse examination (FNE) was completed. Investigation continuing.

11) EAST – Traffic Crash -5:41pm. Officers were dispatched to vehicle that crashed into a tree in the 2100 block of Linden Ave. The driver (18yo WM) had a medical issue prior to the crash. No injuries were reported, but the driver was taken to a local hospital as a precaution.

12) CENTRAL - Conveyance – 6:58pm. Officers responded to the 200 block of S Baldwin St to convey a subject (21yo WM) to a local hospital for an evaluation following reports of erratic behavior. The subject was ultimately transported under a petition for emergency detention to Winnebago by 4th detail officers.

13) MIDTOWN – Sexual Assault - 10:24pm. Officers responded to the 300 block of N Brooks St for a report of a sexual assault. The victim (36yo WF) went to her apartment the suspect (40-50yo WM), wherein the suspect reportedly assaulted the victim. The victim as transported to a local hospital for a forensic nurse examination (FNE). Investigation continuing.

14) EAST - Adult Arrest - 12:35am. Officers responded to a hotel in the 4200 block of East Towne Blvd for a report of a woman causing a disturbance. Upon arrival, hotel security had the suspect (37yo AAF) detained. The suspect, who was previously banned from the hotel, had been pounding on doors, trying to get inside. The suspect was arrested for trespassing and disorderly conduct and was taken to the Dane County Jail.

15) EAST – Runaway Juvenile/Check Person - 12:53am. Officers were called to the 2400 block of Atwood Ave for a runaway juvenile (15yo) who left a note expressing possible suicidal ideations. The juvenile was eventually located and taken to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.

16) MIDTOWN – Non-Residential Burglary - 3:38am. Officers responded to the Radisson Hotel on Grand Canyon Drive after an employee found a broken window at the restaurant attached to the hotel. A safe within the restaurant had been taken. Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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