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MPD Daily Significant Calls 06/02/2018 to 06/03/2018

June 3, 2018 12:24 PM

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 06/02/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 06/03/2018, MPD received 501 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 501 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (97), East (102), Midtown (71), North (66), South (54), West (80), and Other (31).  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 another law enforcement agency, their sector is not listed in our districts so therefore it is listed under "other".

1) NORTH: Information/Threats Complaint – 8:55 a.m.  Officers were sent to a North side residential address regarding a 12-year-old student receiving a threatening social media message.  MMSD officials notified and investigation is continuing. 

2) CENTRAL: Drug Incident-Overdose – 11:04 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to the intersection of W Wilson St and S Broom St, reference a 35-year-old WM down on the sidewalk, who had stopped breathing.  Uninvolved witnesses stopped to assist and MFD arrived and administered naloxone, reviving the subject.  The subject was admitted to a local hospital and investigation is continuing.   

3) WEST: Stolen Auto – 1:16 p.m.  The victim, 36-year-old AAM, called to report that his vehicle was stolen out of his driveway on Tempe Dr, between the hours of 10 p.m. on 06/01 and noon on 06/02.  The victim stated that the car was left with the key fob in it and no forced entry would have been needed to take the vehicle.  The vehicle was entered as stolen and a City/County ATL (Attempt to Locate) was completed.  The vehicle was later recovered on Wickham Ct and returned to its owner.  Investigation continuing.

4) CENTRAL: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 3:12 p.m.  Complainant/father reported his 13-year-old AAF daughter had run away from their home on Mifflin St.  This is becoming a chronic issue.  The juvenile has been texting a sibling, but her whereabouts are still unknown.  The juvenile was entered into NCIC and an ATL was aired.  Investigation continuing.

5) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 3:31 p.m.  Midtown officers were dispatched to a local hospital for a subject with a small stab wound to his side.  Officers contacted the victim, a 48-year-old WM, who advised that a 30-year-old WM stabbed him in his side with a Swiss Army knife after an altercation.  The victim stated that both he and the suspect are homeless and frequent the area of John Nolen Dr and North Shore Dr.  The victim was treated at the hospital with seven stitches and no significant injuries.  The suspect had been identified and has had a probation hold placed on him.  Probable cause exists to arrest the suspect for a recklessly endangering safety count as well as the hold.  Investigation continuing.

6) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 4:30 p.m.  An MPD investigator was flagged down in the area of E Washington Ave and Blair St, reference a physical disturbance between the victim (21-year-old AAM) and suspect (21-year-old AAF).  Witness statements reported that there was a confrontation between the two, but interviews indicated mixed statements.  The victim had a visible injury to his face/eye area, but refused EMS.  Based on evidence at the scene, the suspect was arrested for domestic battery and taken to jail. 

7) WEST: Recovered/Stolen Outside Agency – 5:32 p.m.  An MPD officer was on routine patrol when he saw a 14-year-old AAM suspect operating a stolen vehicle.  Officers converged and arrested the suspect who admitted to stealing the car.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent (OMVWOC) and taken to JRC.  The vehicle was taken into custody, awaiting the registered owner's return.  Investigation continuing.  

8) NORTH: OMVWI Arrest/Intoxicated Driver – 8:45 p.m.  Officers responded to a North side residential address after an 11-year-old complainant called 911 to report his mother/suspect (42-year-old WF) was intoxicated, had been driving while drunk, and ultimately caused a disturbance with her boyfriend (43-year-old WM).  After ensuing investigation, officers arrested the suspect who then kicked an officer in the lower leg and in the chest.  Charges included OMVWI-1st Offense (with minor under 16 years old), reckless driving, domestic disorderly conduct, and battery to a police officer.  Juveniles were placed with their father and Dane County Human Services was notified.  Investigation continuing. 

9) EAST: Weapons Offense/Paintball/Assist Outside Agency – 10:57 p.m.  At approximately 8:30 p.m., Fitchburg PD had a report of suspects shooting paintballs from a vehicle displaying stolen plates.  At approximately 11 p.m., multiple calls were made to 911 reporting two vehicles shooting paintballs at houses and cars on the 5100 block of Great Gray Dr.  Suspect vehicles were described as a dark colored SUV and a silver/gold sedan.  No persons were injured and no property damage was located by officers on scene (most of paint washed away due to heavy rain following the incident).  Investigation continuing.  Press release completed.

10) EAST: Sex Offense-Miscellaneous – 11:01 p.m.  The victim's mother contacted MPD to report an assault with a known suspect that occurred two weeks ago at an East side residential address.  Officers responded to the victim's South side address and made contact with the victim, a 16-year-old HF.  The victim reported that her ex-boyfriend, 17-year-old HM, may have recorded a sexual encounter without her knowledge or consent and shared the video.  The victim provided the suspect's identification and officers attempted contact at an East side residence without success.  Investigation continuing.

11) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 2:54 a.m.  The victim (47-year-old WM) called 911 reporting a "guy attacking me with a shovel," at an address on Mallard Ln.  Officers arrived and observed the suspect (28-year-old WM) fleeing towards the airport and was not apprehended at this time.  The victim stated that he awoke to find his truck and roommate missing.  The roommate/suspect returned with the vehicle and an argument ensued.  During the argument, the suspect tackled and punched the victim and the two eventually ended up outside.  The suspect armed himself with a shovel and used it to strike the victim in the leg.  Probable cause exists to arrest the suspect for domestic battery.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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