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MPD Daily Significant Calls 04/28/2018 to 04/29/2018

April 29, 2018 9:26 AM

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 04/28/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 04/29/2018, MPD received 580 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.

Mifflin Street Update:  Altogether, crowd estimations at the peak of this non-sanctioned event were between 15,000 and 18,000 individuals.  There were 60 arrests; only one of which resulted in jail.  There was one Detox-related conveyance.  It should be noted that this continuing unfunded and unsponsored "event" generates incredible planning challenges as well as intense resource needs.  The overtime expenses are also considerable. 

1) NORTH: Accident Property Damage – 6:20 a.m.  MPD and MFD were initially dispatched to the area of Portage Road and E. Washington Avenue for a potential crash with injuries.  Upon officers' arrival, no one was found to be injured.  The driver/suspect (31-year-old AAM) was less than forthcoming and had no ID on his person.  The suspect was transported to the Dane County Jail and arrested for flashing red signal violation and operating without a driver's license. 

2) NORTH: Information – 9:04 a.m.  Officers responded to the area of Troy Drive and Marcy Road near the railroad crossing for a person who had found a handgun.  The item was discovered to be an air gun, and did not have an air cartridge in it.  Investigation continuing. 

3) WEST: Check Person – 10:58 a.m.  MPD received a call regarding a subject who was threatening suicide.  After initial investigation, officers responded to a residence on Muir Field Road.  All parties were contacted and available assistance and support was offered. 

4) SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 1:06 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence on Moorland Road for a report of a physical domestic disturbance between a male and a female that was broken up by MFD personnel.  Officers arrived and learned the suspect (24-year-old HF) and victim (26-year-old AAM) had a verbal argument which then became physical.  Officers arrested the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct while armed and domestic battery and conveyed her to the Dane County Jail. 

5) NORTH: Disturbance – 2:40 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a male driving a sedan down Fourth Street near East Johnson Street with a woman hanging onto the hood.  Officers learned the suspect/driver (19-year-old AAM) and victim (19-year-old AAF) had been engaged in a verbal argument.  The victim was upset as the suspect was attempting to leave in his vehicle and jumped on the hood of the car.  The suspect continued driving away for a few blocks with the victim clinging onto the hood.  Neighbors were disturbed by the suspect's actions and as officers were investigating this incident, the suspect created another disturbance directing his outburst at a nearby constituent.  Officers arrested the suspect for disorderly conduct and conveyed him to the Dane County Jail. 

6) MIDTOWN: Burglary Non-Residential – 3:23 p.m.  MFD and MPD responded to a recently abandoned office building on Tokay Boulevard for a fire alarm.  Upon arrival, MFD located evidence of a break-in and a small fire.  Forensic Services Unit (FSU) responded and a K-9 track was coordinated.  Investigation continuing. 

7) CENTRAL: Battery/4th Degree Sexual Assault – 7:12 p.m.  Officers responded to the 600 block of University Avenue for a report of a 26-year-old WM victim who had been knocked unconscious by an AAM suspect.  Officers learned a 20-year-old WF had been grabbed in the buttocks area by the AAM.  The victim confronted the suspect about the grab and was punched in the face knocking him to the ground.  The victim hit his head on the curb and was knocked unconscious.  The suspect fled and the victim was conveyed to a local hospital for treatment.  Investigation continuing. 

8) CENTRAL: Conveyance Alcohol (Detox) – 7:26 p.m.  Officers responded to an apartment on West Gorham Street for a report of a 24-year-old WF who had cut her wrist.  Officers arrived to find the subject had superficial cuts to one of her wrists and was intoxicated.  Officers ultimately placed her under protective custody and she was subsequently delivered to Detox. 

9) SOUTH: Burglary Residential – 1:33 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence on Fish Hatchery Road for a report of a residential burglary.  Officers learned the reporting party arrived home to find the front door had been totally kicked in, a screen was cut, and items taken from the home.  Forensic Services Unit responded.  Investigation continuing. 

10) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 2:19 a.m.  Officers came across a female down and in need of EMS in a back alley near Lake Street.  The 30-year-old WF victim was initially reluctant to provide information.  Her boyfriend/suspect (27-year-old AAM) returned to the scene.  He admitted to having an altercation with the victim.  Video of the incident showed the victim was brutally assaulted by the suspect.  The victim was taken to a local hospital.  The suspect was arrested for domestic substantial battery. 

11) NORTH: Drug Incident Overdose – 3:49 a.m.  Officers were called to the Red Roof Inn on Hayes Road for a report of a pulseless 34-year-old AAM with agonal breathing.  MFD and MPD arrived and naloxone was delivered by MFD, which revived the subject.  No evidence was recovered or observed.  The subject was taken by MFD to a local hospital.  Investigation continuing. 


Posted by: Chief Koval

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