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MPD Daily Significant Calls 04/11/2018 to 04/12/2018

April 12, 2018 9:00 AM

Stolen Auto Data from March, 2018 is as follows –

In March, 2018 our community received 23 reports of stolen autos; 18 have been recovered; 9 suspects were identified.  In March of 2017, we processed 28 reports of stolen autos.  We have had an 18% decrease in stolen autos from March 2017 to March 2018.  From February to March just this year, we have also seen a 15% decrease in stolen autos. 

Stolen auto incidents have occurred at all times of the day and all days of the week.  There seems to be a correlation between colder weather and an increase in auto thefts. 

Where are these incidents occurring?

  • North – 6
  • East – 10
  • West – 4
  • Central – 2
  • South – 1
  • Midtown – 0

Of the 23 autos stolen in March, 15 of them had keys in them and 3 of the stolen autos were unlocked and running at the time of the theft. 


As a pre-amble to the daily call information below I wanted to provide a clarifying statement about the information that is shared with our community on a daily basis.  The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what they were being told, in the moment. In many instances, facts and circumstances, even the type of crime listed, can change as officers, detectives and investigators continue their work.


From 5:30 a.m. on 04/11/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 04/12/2018, MPD received 477 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 city-wide from 4am-6am due to calls for service and staffing (at one point there were only 3 police officers, including Sergeants and Investigators, available in the entire city).

1) MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 7:20 a.m.  Officers responded to S. Randall Ave where an unknown suspect entered a first floor unlocked living room window of a residence.  Gaming video Items from the residence were stolen.  Investigation continuing.   

2) WEST: Death Investigation – 9:39 a.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence to check the welfare of a subject (52-year-old WM).  The subject was found deceased.  Nothing suspicious located on scene.  Medical Examiner's office notified.  Investigation continuing.   

3) EAST: Intoxicated Driver – 12:35 p.m.  Officers responded to MacArthur Rd for a report of a vehicle off the roadway.  Officers arrived and made contact with three individuals.  The driver/suspect (24-year-old WM) was found to be under the influence.  The suspect was cited for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense) and released to a responsible party.   

4) MIDTOWN: Traffic Incident – 12:59 p.m.  Officers responded to Mineral Point Rd/S. Whitney Way for a fatal crash. Initial investigation shows that a garbage truck (no injuries sustained by driver) was stopped at a red light and a vehicle crashed into it.  The driver and passenger from the vehicle died as a result of the crash.  Press release completed.  Investigation continuing.     

5) SOUTH: Drug Incident Overdose – 1:51 p.m.  Officers responded to Ashford Lane for an unresponsive subject.  An officer administered Naloxone to the subject (31-year-old AAM) after an initial assessment showed signs of a heroin overdose.  The subject was revived and conveyed to a local hospital.  The subject was cited for possession of heroin. 

6) MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 2:58 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital where a subject (44-year-old AAM) became uncooperative during the discharge process and refused to leave the facilities.  The subject was found to have an active DOC warrant so he was conveyed to jail.  While at the jail, staff communicated health concerns about the subject with DOC who then dropped the warrant.  The subject was conveyed to the hospital for additional medical issues and left in the care of medical staff. 

7) NORTH: Information/Sexual Assault – 4:39 p.m.  Officers responded to a north side residence where a 12-year-old WF said she was assaulted by a 13-year-old AAM.  Child Protective Services notified.  Investigation continuing.   

8) MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 6:03 p.m.  Officers assisted Journey Mental Health with ensuring that a subject (41-year-old WM) checked into a local hospital for mental health treatment.  The subject was left in the care of medical staff. 

9) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 6:29 p.m.  Officers responded to a retail theft in progress on Nakoosa Trail.  The suspect (28-year-old AAF) was contacted and arrested for retail theft, trespassing and an outstanding non-support warrant. 

10) NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 8:42 p.m.  Officers responded to Hayes Rd for a disturbance between two subjects (36-year-old WF victim and 65-year-old WM suspect).  The suspect refused to leave when asked by the victim and an argument started/escalated.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and trespassing. 

11) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 11:46 p.m.  Officers responded to Dwight Dr for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (31-year-old WF victim and 32-year-old WM suspect).  The couple got into a physical altercation.  The victim sustained scratches and bruises.  The suspect was found to be under the influence.  The suspect was arrested for domestic battery as well as threats to law enforcement (he made threatening comments after he was placed under arrest about killing officers).

12) WEST: Information – 11:47 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital to meet with a subject (24-year-old AAF) who had severe injuries to her hand (20 stitches were required) likely caused by some sort of edged weapon.  Investigation continuing. 

13) CENTRAL: Assist EMS – 1:40 a.m.  Officers responded to W. Gorham St for a subject unconscious on the ground.  The subject (24-year-old WM) was conveyed to a local hospital.  The subject was intoxicated to the point of incapacitation.  No significant injuries were sustained by the subject.  Investigation continuing. 

14) EAST: Assist Police – 2:07 a.m.  Officers responded to a request for assistance by a Dane County Sheriff's Deputy on N. Fair Oaks Ave who was dealing with a disturbance. MPD assisted with stabilizing the chaotic scene.  Once the scene was safe and controlled, the investigation was turned back over to the Sheriff's Office and MPD left the scene. 

15) WEST: Crash with Injuries – 3:58 a.m.  Officers responded to the 1200 block of McKenna Blvd for a single vehicle crash involving a pole.  Investigation continuing.

16) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 4:00 a.m.  Officers responded to Williamson St for a disturbance involving a knife.  A suspect (35-year-old WM) was detained.  The victim (55-year-old WF) was conveyed to a local hospital.  The knife was not used to hurt anyone, but it was held and threatened towards others.  Investigation continuing.                

Posted by: Chief Koval

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