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MPD Daily Significant Calls 03/31/2018 to 04/01/2018

April 1, 2018 10:52 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 03/31/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 04/01/2018, MPD received 309 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.

**Priority calls only from 2:12 a.m. to 3:10 a.m. due to stabbing Central and other priority calls.**

1) MIDTOWN: Conveyance-Mental Health - 7:26 a.m.  MPD officers were sent to a local hospital to transport a 30-year-old WM to Winnebago.  MPD had earlier taken the subject to the hospital for an incident that had happened downtown in Madison. UWPD were apparently summoned to the hospital later, completed the ED paperwork and contacted MPD this morning regarding the call.

2) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 8:08 a.m.  MPD officers were requested at an apartment located on Jeffy Trail for a domestic disturbance with property damage and threats.  Upon arrival, they made contact with the caller/victim (28-year-old WF) who stated that her live-in boyfriend (27-year-old WM) had earlier punched and destroyed her television and was threatening to take her car keys from her by force.  The victim did not feel safe and left to walk the dog so she could contact police.  The suspect was arrested and taken to jail for charges of domestic disorderly conduct and domestic criminal damage to property. 
3) EAST: Armed Robbery – 9:30 a.m.  MPD officers were sent to Subway (4692 Cottage Grove Rd) for an armed robbery.  The suspect had entered the restaurant and pointed an unknown object at the lone employee (17-year-old AAF).  She immediately ran toward the back of the store, into the hallway, and locked herself in the bathroom as she called 911.  Officers were on scene almost immediately when alert tones were activated, however the suspect was not located.  The suspect was described as an AAM, 45-years-old, approximately 6'0", 250 lbs, heavy build.  Investigation continuing.

4) MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 9:37 a.m.  MPD was requested at a local ER for an intoxicated subject fighting with security. Upon arrival, officers learned that a 29-year-old WM subject had made suicidal statements to his girlfriend and that his family had brought him to the ER for help with his drinking. When the subject attempted to leave the ER, security officers blocked his exit at which point the subject "went hands on" with security.  MPD officers arrived shortly thereafter and he was placed into protective custody.  No charges were requested and the subject was conveyed to Detox. 

5) EAST: Death Investigation – 10 38 a.m.  MPD units were sent to Oakwood Village East (5555 Tancho Dr) for a deceased resident (89-year-old WF).  The cause of death appears to be medical-related.  Medical Examiner was on scene.

6) NORTH: Weapons Offense-Shots Fired – 11:23 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to the 500 block of Northport Dr reference the caller observing bullet damage in their apartment.  The caller's daughter discovered a hole in the refrigerator, at which point the caller traced the hole through her apartment wall.  It was unknown when the damage occurred as the apartment was not occupied this week, due to the family being on vacation.  Investigation continuing.

7) WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 12:45 p.m.  MPD officers responded to Westbrook Ln for a report of the caller's stepfather having hit the caller's brother. Officers arrived and learned that a 50-year-old WM had slapped a 9-year-old WM in his face, causing pain.  Officers arrested the suspect for one count of physical abuse to a child and conveyed him to jail. 

8) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 12:46 p.m.  MPD officers responded to Walmart (4198 Nakoosa Trl) for a report of a female retail theft suspect in the custody of loss prevention.  Dispatch also advised that the female appeared to be under the influence of some sort of drug and that there was an unidentified male subject waiting for the female. Officers arrived and ultimately arrested a 32-year-old WF for obstructing and identity theft, as she had provided a false name to officers as well as fraudulently used her sister's identity information.  Officers also issued the suspect citations for retail theft, possession of drug paraphernalia, and trespass.  Officers also learned that the suspect's associate, a 33-year-old WM, had a probation violation hold for his arrest and also issued him citations for retail theft and trespass.  Officers conveyed both individuals to jail.  Loss prevention also advised officers that the suspect pawned multiple cell phones in the EcoATM and officers will be following up on those pawn transactions.

9) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:44 p.m.  MPD officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance that occurred approximately 10 days ago on Davies St.  The victim (77-year-old WF) stated that she and her daughter (38-year-old WF) got into a heated argument.  This led to a disturbance which resulted in an arrest of the victim's daughter for domestic disorderly conduct, as well as probable cause to arrest the daughter's 18-year-old WM son (victim's grandson).  The adult daughter was taken to jail and officers are still looking for the adult son (victim's grandson).  

10) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 2:12 p.m.  MPD officers responded to a preserve the peace request in the 1600 block of Fordem Ave.  The victim (25-year-old AAF) called police to request that her ex-partner/suspect (26-year-old AAM) leave the property.  Officers stood by as the suspect gathered his belongings and left the property.  Approximately one hour later, the victim's mother called police to report the suspect returned to the victim's residence and was causing a disturbance.  Officers responded again and found the door to the victim's apartment damaged and broken.  Officers also found the suspect hiding in a closet in the apartment. The suspect was arrested and taken to jail on charges of domestic disorderly conduct, domestic criminal damage to property, and a probation hold.  

11) WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 5:22 p.m.  MPD officers responded to Target (201 Junction Rd) for a report of a retail theft in progress.  Officers responded to the area and were able to stop a vehicle containing two suspects (44-year-old AAM and 41-year-old WF).  Officers arrested the female suspect for new retail theft charges related to today's incident as well as several outstanding retail theft charges and bail jumping counts for other open cases for both suspects.  Officers conveyed both to jail.

12) EAST: Death Investigation – 7:16 p.m.  MPD officers responded to a check person call on Kings Mill Way because the resident (70-year-old WM) was not answering the door for his appointment with his nurse.  Officers made entry into the locked apartment and found the subject deceased.  The decedent had been recovering from medical issues.  Medical Examiner notified. 

13) NORTH: Check Person – 7:38 p.m.  MPD officers responded to a report of a female half-naked, walking in traffic on Northport Dr.  Officers arrived and located a 38-year-old AAF. Officers and EMS personnel worked to load the subject into an ambulance and in the process, an officer was scratched on the neck.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation and Journey Mental Health are working on a Chapter 51 return. 

14) MIDTOWN: Trespass – 10:17 p.m.  Hospital security called about a discharged patient who was refusing to leave.  Officers contacted a 35-year-old AAM outside of an ER room and he continued to refuse to leave.  He was ultimately escorted by officers out of the building and off the premises.  When officers went back in to recontact security, the suspect returned.  The suspect was then physically arrested for unlawful trespass to a medical facility.

15) WEST: Conveyance-Mental Health – 10:26 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Frisch Rd reference a disturbance.  The subject (29-year-old WF) has been diagnosed with a mental illness and has been continually combative toward her caregiving staff.  Police were called today as she was kicking and punching at staff and needed to be restrained for multiple hours.  Journey Mental Health and MPD subsequently determined that an emergency detention was appropriate. 

16) CENTRAL: OMVWI Arrest – 1:15 a.m.  An MPD officer was at the intersection of State St and Lake St when he observed a vehicle fail to stop at the stop sign.  He conducted a traffic stop and noted that the driver appeared intoxicated.  The suspect driver (29-year-old AAF) was arrested for her 4th Offense OMVWI.

17) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 1:42 a.m.  A group of individuals were out together tonight when past differences resulted in a report that 15-20 people were fighting out in the street.  The fighting initially began with two individuals and grew into a melee, occurring at the intersection of King St and Main St.  During the disturbance, a 22-year-old AAM attacked a 24-year-old AAM with a knife, which resulted in laceration wounds to the victim's face, head, and shoulder.  The suspect and victim know each other.  The suspect fled the scene and the victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening wounds.  The knife was recovered and investigation continuing.  

18) EAST: OMVWI Arrest – 2:37 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to Bayridge Dr reference a neighbor calling about a vehicle parked in the middle of the road.  Officers arrived to find a 36-year-old NAM passed out in the driver's seat with the vehicle running and a foot on the brake.  When awakened, the suspect driver began to speak unintelligibly and then released the brake, which resulted in the car moving slowly for about 40 ft before striking a parked vehicle.  The suspect was arrested for 3rd Offense OMVWI. 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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