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MPD Daily Significant Calls 06/01/2018 to 06/02/2018

June 2, 2018 9:22 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 5:00 a.m. on 06/01/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 06/02/2018, MPD received 531 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.

To further break down the 531 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (90), East (129), Midtown (76), North (71), South (54), West (71), and Other (40).  Other=these are calls for service that either do not have a sector listed or the sector is not in the City.  For example, if one of our officers assists

**Priority only calls from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. due to calls for service. 
**Priority only calls from 2:49 a.m. – 4:43 a.m. due to squad involved hit-and-run crash. 

1) SOUTH: Assist Police – 8:53 a.m.  Officers responded to a mutual aid/emergency back-up request from Fitchburg PD and the US Marshal's regarding a pursuit of a stolen vehicle that was occupied by wanted subject(s).  MPD did not engage in the pursuit but assisted with locating the suspects once the vehicle was stopped.  During the process of arresting the suspects in this case, one MPD officer received what was deemed to be a significant exposure.  This officer was subsequently treated at a local hospital pursuant to protocols.  Fitchburg PD has the lead on this continuing investigation.   

2) NORTH: Death Investigation – 9:18 a.m.  Officers responded to a north side residence for a deceased subject (34-year-old WM).  Nothing suspicious observed on scene.  The decedent had multiple health issues.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing. 

3) SOUTH: Strong Armed Robbery – 11:11 a.m.  Officers responded to the 1500 block of Greenway Cross for a robbery.  The victim (36-year-old AAF) was approached by two suspects (AAMs), who grabbed her wallet, took cash and fled.  Areas checked.  No suspects located/identified at this time.  Investigation continuing.     

4) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 2:42 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to the area of Baldwin and Williamson Street where a 36-year-old WM suspect had pulled a knife on a 61-year-old WF victim and a 68-year-old AAM.  Ultimately, the suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct, bail jumping and felon in possession of a knife and transported to jail. 

5) SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 3:17 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to 1609 South Park Street (Arby's) where a disturbance was reported between people in two vehicles, which resulted in a gun being displayed by an unknown AAF in her twenties.  Both vehicles left the scene prior to MPD arrival.  Investigation continuing. 

6) MIDTOWN: Sex Offense Miscellaneous – 3:49 p.m. MPD was dispatched to the 900 block of Spring Street where a 20-30 year old WM approached a 21-year-old WF where he engaged in inappropriate touching and then fled.  Investigation continuing.   

7) EAST: Missing Adult – 4:24 p.m. MPD was dispatched for a missing 29-year-old WF who was visiting her grandparents at their home on Jupiter Drive.  The subject was eventually contacted via a text message and she was returned back to her grandparents' home. 

8) WEST: Armed Robbery – 4:26 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Gammon Road for a disturbance with a group of people threatening one another.  Upon arrival, officers determined this involved a recently committed armed robbery.  Apparently two 20-year-old AAM suspects approached three WM victims in their 20's and their WF friend (also in her 20s), whereupon a handgun was displayed and money was taken from the victims.  The suspects were eventually located and detained.  Investigation continuing. 

9) CENTRAL: Information - 7:54 p.m.  A music event was held in the 200 block of West Lakelawn, which was monitored by MPD due to the size and scope of the event.  The event went without incident and no issues were reported. 

10) SOUTH: Disturbance – 8:54 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the Madison Metro south transfer point for a 61-year-old WM causing a disturbance.  Upon arrival, officers made contact with the suspect, who had caused a disturbance on a Metro bus and had used a derogatory racist term towards the driver.  The suspect continued to be contentious.  Despite MPD's warnings to leave and not return to the transfer point, the suspect refused and was subsequently arrested for municipal disorderly conduct and unlawful use of a bus shelter. 

11) EAST: Stolen Auto – 10:15 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to North Thompson Drive for a stolen auto complaint.  While delivering a pizza, the victim, a 22-year-old WM, left his vehicle running and unattended.  The vehicle was subsequently stolen.  The vehicle was last seen driving northbound on North Thompson Drive and was occupied by two AAMs who appeared to be approximately 18 years old.  An attempt to locate (ATL) was aired and NCIC entry completed.  Investigation continuing. 

12) EAST: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 11:13 p.m.  MPD was requested to respond to the 1200 block of Juniper Avenue for a runaway juvenile complaint.  The runaway is a 17-year-old WM.  NCIC entry was completed.  ATL was aired.  Investigation continuing. 

13) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 12:37 a.m.  A local hospital's psychiatric unit called asking for assistance with a disruptive and destructive patient (21-year-old WM).  The patient had been at their facility under a Chapter 51 commitment but was now more than their facility could handle.  A transfer to Winnebago Mental Health Institute was supported.  MPD completed new ED paperwork.  After completing the appropriate paperwork, MPD disengaged as DCSO would be making the return transport. 

14) CENTRAL: Squad Involved Crash w/Injuries – 2:41 a.m.   At approximately 2:41 a.m. an investigator for Madison Police Department was a victim in a hit-and-run crash near the intersection of Williamson Street and South Paterson Street.  The suspect vehicle, traveling at a high rate of speed, blew through a red light and struck the MPD investigator's vehicle with such force that the MPD/SUV rolled over and was resting on its roof.  The investigator inside the vehicle was pinned for some time.  The investigator was subsequently extricated by MFD and transported to a local hospital.  The investigator's injuries were not deemed life threatening and he was subsequently treated and released.  Officers are currently working on developing leads for the suspect driver in this incident, a 43-year-old UM, who fled the area on foot.  Investigation continuing. 


Posted by: Chief Koval

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