Today, we continue with our monthly practice of providing you with topical updates from the previous month. We will begin this week's synthesis of crime trends starting with "Shots Fired" –
There were 18 reported shots fired calls in the month of March, 2018. By way of contrast, in March of 2017, we handled 6 reports of shots fired.
City-wide there have been 48 shots fired calls for service from January through the end of March of 2018. During this same timeframe last year, we had 36 shots fired calls. This represents a 33% increase.
Of the 48 shots fired calls, 19 incidents involved property damage, while 5 subjects were struck by gunfire (includes direct/indirect exposures; does not include accidental discharge/self-inflicted). Thus, in 48.8% of the times that shots fired occurred, something was hit.
What we know –
When are these incidents occurring? The highest volume of shots fired incidents occurred from 4pm-12am (9 reported shots fired); 8am-4pm (6 reported shots fired); and 12am-8am (3 reported shots fired).
Where are there incidents occurring?
West – 6
North – 6
East – 2
Central – 2
Midtown – 2
South - 0
From 5:30 a.m. on 04/08/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 04/09/2018, MPD received 300 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) NORTH: Weapons Offense/Shots Fired – 4:21 a.m. Officers responded to Trailsway for multiple reports of shots fired. No evidence/damage of shots fired was located. Additional canvassing may need to take place during daylight hours. Investigation continuing. * This was a late call that did not make the previous 24-hour cycle call notes due to officers being involved at the scene and reports from the field were not yet typed.
2) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 1:12 p.m. Officers responded to a business on E. Washington Ave for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (30-year-old AAM victim and 22-year-old AAF suspect). The couple was having a verbal argument when it turned physical. The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct.
3) WEST: Check Person – 1:42 p.m. Officers responded to Valley View Rd for an out-of-control juvenile (16-year-old WM). The juvenile was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation and ultimately to Winnebago on an emergency detention order.
4) WEST: Traffic Incident – 4:38 p.m. Officers responded to Burnt Sienna Dr for a crash. The driver (27-year-old HF) crashed her vehicle into an unoccupied vehicle on the street (after applying the gas instead of the brake during a turn) and proceeded to strike a residence. No injuries were reported. The driver was cited for several traffic violations.
5) CENTRAL: Check Person – 4:59 p.m. Officers responded to E. Main St. for a juvenile (10-year-old WM) causing a disturbance. The juvenile was conveyed to a local hospital where he was voluntarily admitted. Journey Mental Health Crisis consulted. The juvenile was left in the care of his parent and medical staff.
6) MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 7:59 p.m. Officers responded to the 600 block of S. Whitney Way where a mother/daughter were in an argument. The investigation revealed that the daughter/subject (27-year-old WF) was suicidal and in need of assistance. Journey Mental Health consulted. An emergency detention was sought and approved. The subject was conveyed to a local hospital. The subject will be conveyed to Winnebago (likely on 4/9).
7) EAST: Drug Incident Overdose – 9:12 p.m. Officers responded to Pinecrest Drive for a subject (46-year-old WM) having an overdose. The subject was administered Naloxone which revived him. The subject admitted to heroin use. The subject was conveyed to a local hospital and referred to the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI).
8) SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 11:43 p.m. Officers responded to the 1800 block of S. Park St where it was reported that a wanted suspect was present (30-year-old WF). Upon arrival of the officers, the suspect fled on foot. The suspect was apprehended and conveyed to a local hospital after she complained of medical issues. The suspect was admitted to the hospital. The suspect was intoxicated and admitted to using cocaine. The suspect will be conveyed to jail once cleared from the hospital on outstanding warrants for carrying a concealed weapon and 2nd degree reckless endangering safety.
9) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 12:50 a.m. Officers responded to the 1000 block of E. Mifflin St for a fight in progress between roommates (one suspect and two victims – 45-year-old and 24-year-old AAFs). The suspect (42-year-old AAF) was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct.