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 04/21/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 04/22/2018, MPD received 403 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.
**Priorities only from 2:04 a.m. to 2:32 a.m. due to downtown shots fired and overall call volume.**
1) CENTRAL: Suspicious Person – 5:34 a.m. MPD was dispatched to N Hancock St reference a suspicious person. A 21-year-old WF opened up her back door to let her dog out. After opening the door, an unknown male entered her apartment. There were no threats and nothing was taken. The female subject was obviously startled and told the man to leave. As she was calling 911, the subject, a WM, 20 to 25-years-old, left. Investigation continuing.
2) NORTH: Child Neglect – 9:37 a.m. Officers were dispatched to Kipling Dr reference a child neglect complaint. Two young juveniles (under 3-years-old) were almost run over by a motorist while in the middle of the street. The children were not wearing shoes and had heavily soiled diapers. Child Protective Services was immediately contacted. The suspect, a 28-year-old AAF, did not have a plausible explanation for her absence and her unsupervised children. The suspect was arrested on child neglect, and the children were turned over to their grandmother. Investigation continuing.
3) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 10:03 a.m. Officers responded to the Basset Street Brunch Club, 444 W Johnson St, regarding a disturbance. Callers indicated that two people were fighting. The suspect (26-year-old WF) and victim (35-year-old WM) are in a dating relationship. The two had an argument which led to the suspect striking the victim with a fist and throwing a glass mug toward him which narrowly missed. Patrons from the Basset Street Brunch Club witnessed this. The suspect was transported to jail on charges of battery, disorderly conduct, and a probation hold.
4) NORTH: Conveyance Mental Health – 1:02 p.m. MPD officers responded to a Corporation Counsel pick up request for a 23-year-old WM. Officers located the subject in the 2700 block of Commercial Ave and conveyed him to a local hospital. Acceptance to Winnebago Mental Health was not received until around 10:40 p.m., at which point a transport was made to Oshkosh.
5) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 1:03 p.m. Journey Mental Health called regarding a 59-year-old WM patient in the cardiac unit of a local hospital. The patient has numerous mental illness disorders and also surgically requires an intervention for his heart. Officers placed the patient under emergency detention and he was transported to a psych unit.
6) SOUTH: Conveyance Mental Health – 6:03 p.m. MPD officers responded to the South Police District Station, 825 Hughes Pl, reference a 24-year-old AAF who had walked away from her group home and walked to SPD. Officers conveyed her to a local hospital and were awaiting a final disposition location for her Chapter 51 return. At 8:46 p.m., a determination was made to admit the subject locally to a hospital in Madison.
7) WEST: Recovered/Stolen Auto-Outside Agency – 7:05 p.m. MPD officers on a traffic stop at Frisch Rd and Raymond Rd observed a vehicle drive by their stop. The backup officer ran the plate of the passing vehicle and learned that the vehicle was reported stolen out of Sun Prairie. Officers located the occupied vehicle near Tottenham Rd and conducted a felony stop. Officers arrested the driver (19-year-old AAM) for an outstanding warrant, a probation hold, and possession of THC (marijuana). Sun Prairie Police Department will follow up on the operating motor vehicle without consent (OMVWOC) charge. Officers also arrested the passenger (19-year-old AAM) for possession with intent to deliver THC and bail jumping. The vehicle's owner, a 31-year-old WF, responded to the West District Station to retrieve her vehicle and the suspects were conveyed to jail.
8) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 7:41 p.m. MPD officers responded to Beld St reference a male and female physical domestic, during which the suspect (25-year-old WF) bit the victim (26-year-old WM) in the neck and the buttocks. The suspect was arrested for domestic battery.
9) SOUTH: Assist EMS/Fire – 7:55 p.m. MFD personnel requested MPD officers with an emergency response while they were attempting to render aid to a burn victim (21-year-old AAF) at an address on Moorland Rd. MFD personnel had to physically restrain/move a 24-year-old AAM suspect who was interfering with their efforts. This suspect was subsequently arrested for obstructing emergency/rescue persons.
10) SOUTH: Robbery-Strong Armed – 8:16 p.m. MPD was sent to the area of the Cannonball bike path on Madison's South side for what was determined to be a robbery. While walking in the area, the victims (18-year-old HF, 19-year-old HM, and 36-year-old HF) were attacked by multiple unknown suspects. During the course of the robbery the victims were battered and had money taken. A K9 track was attempted but officers were unable to locate the suspects. MPD's investigation into this incident is continuing.
11) SOUTH: Weapons Offense - 9:39 p.m. MPD was dispatched to the 900 block of S Park St for a male who stated he had been shot. When officers arrived on scene they found a 36-year-old AAM who had sustained non-life threatening injuries. The victim was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. During the investigation it was learned this was likely not a random incident. The Madison Police Department's investigation into this incident is continuing.
12) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 10:44 p.m. MPD officers were sent to a North side residence for a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, officers made contact with a 38-year-old AAM and a 37-year-old AAF. Subsequent investigation reflected that there were no threats made or physical evidence of a disturbance. However, as the male subject owned a rifle, everyone concurred that the weapon would be secured with the female over the course of the evening. Investigation continuing.
13) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense-Shots Fired – 1:26 a.m. Officers were dispatched to the area of E Dayton St and N Paterson St for a report of shots fired. Two witnesses reported that there was an obvious disturbance between a male and a female near a park bench. No additional descriptors on the subjects at the time of this report. According to at least one witness, it would appear that the female involved in this disturbance pulled a gun and then fired two rounds. The male and female involved in this disturbance then fled and went their separate ways. Evidence was obtained, including one unfired bullet and two 9mm casings at the scene. No blood was found and no victims or damage were located at this time. Investigation continuing.
14) CENTRAL: Check Person – 3:38 a.m. Officers were called to respond to S Franklin St for what was aired out as a residential burglary. The caller (47-year-old WM) was advising through Lifeline that someone was trying to get into his home. When officers arrived, they located an intoxicated 63-year-old WM at one of the doors trying to gain entry. Subsequent information reflected that the caller knew this individual and no longer required police assistance. However, due to the heavy level of intoxication, coupled with either a medical or mental health-related matter, the subject was placed into protective custody and transported to a local hospital for evaluation.
15) MIDTOWN: Information/Sexual Assault – 4:33 a.m. Officers were dispatched to a local hospital reference a walk-in report of a sexual assault which had occurred. Investigation continuing.