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MPD Daily Significant Calls 06/08/2018 to 06/09/2018

June 9, 2018 10:05 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 06/08/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 06/09/2018, MPD received 562 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 562 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (112), East (122), Midtown (77), North (86), South (53), West (73), and Other (39).  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."

*Priority calls on channel 3 from 6:27 p.m. to 8:36 p.m. due to numerous calls for service. 

1) WEST:  Crash/Private Property – 10:42 a.m.  Officers responded to the 6400 block of Enterprise Lane where a driver/vehicle collided with an unoccupied parked car in a parking lot of a business.  The vehicle was occupied by the driver (18-year-old WM) and two passengers (AAM and AAF).  The driver attempted to "separate the vehicles" which caused the attention of bystanders who called police.  When the driver was advised that police had been called, he removed alcohol from the vehicle and attempted to hide it in the woods.  During this time, the female passenger attempted to free the vehicle from its stuck position.  All three subjects were found to have been drinking. The driver was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (2nd offense).  Additional charges may be forthcoming.  Investigation continuing.    

2) CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 1:12 p.m.  MPD and MFD responded to a residence on East Washington Avenue after a father discovered his 45-year-old WM son non-responsive.  Fire determined the victim had been deceased for a while.  The death was deemed non-suspicious.  Medical Examiner's office notified.  Investigation continuing. 

3) EAST: Robbery Strong Armed – 2:59 p.m.  Officers responded to the 3500 block of East Washington Avenue for a report of a 35-year-old WF victim who had her purse taken from her lap as she sat in a vehicle.  The suspect (AAM, unknown age) was observed fleeing the scene in a rusted white sedan.  Officers checked the area, as well as aired a county-wide description of the suspect and vehicle.  Investigation continuing. 

4) CENTRAL: Assist EMS/Fire – 3:50 p.m.  Officers responded to the Old Fashioned Bar and Grill on North Pinckney Street to assist MFD with traffic control.  MFD is handling the ongoing investigation. 
5) EAST: Attempted Suicide – 4:20 p.m.  Officers responded to East Washington Avenue after a 44-year-old AAF was observed overdosing on pills in a suicidal attempt.  The subject was taken to a local hospital where she is currently being evaluated. 

6) SOUTH: Drug Incident Overdose – 4:44 p.m.  MPD responded to an apartment complex on Moorland Road after a passerby observed a vehicle slam into a yard on Moorland Road at Foxwood.  After officers arrived, along with MFD, one of the subjects (29-year-old WM) went in and out of consciousness, and became combative as he began to revive.  Officers located drug paraphernalia as well as heroin in the vehicle.  The passenger (27-year-old WM) had a warrant.  Both suspects were taken into custody and transported to jail after being medically evaluated.  Investigation continuing. 

7) EAST: Attempted Suicide – 5:53 p.m.  Officers responded to North Thompson Drive for a suicidal 24-year-old WF.  The subject is currently at a local hospital awaiting an evaluation.  

8) MIDTOWN: Attempted Suicide – 5:57 p.m.  A suicidal 45-year-old WF was in contact with Journey Mental Health and advising that she was going to jump off a balcony.  Officers responded to the location on Sawyer Terrace and were able to establish a dialogue with the subject.  She was placed in protective custody and transported to a local hospital for evaluation. 

9) NORTH: Child Abuse – 8:55 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a north side residential street for a 3-year-old AAF who reported to her father that she was spanked with a belt by her mother's boyfriend (34-year-old AAM).  Child Protective Services (CPS) was notified.  Investigation continuing. 

10) WEST: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 10:22 p.m.  Officers responded to Balsam Road reference a runaway juvenile (15-year-old AAF).  The mother reported there were no safety concerns.  An ATL was aired and the juvenile was entered into the appropriate databases as a runaway. 

11) CENTRAL:  Drug Incident Overdose – 10:42 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the Hampton Inn on West Johnson Street reference a pulseless nonbreather.  Naloxone was administered by MFD.  The suspect (38-year-old WM) admitted to snorting heroin.  He was transported to a local hospital where he was cited for possession of heroin and left in the care of medical staff.  The suspect was not Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI) eligible. 

12) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 11:27 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to West Badger Road reference a domestic disturbance involving a knife.  The victim (47-year-old AAF) reported she was having an argument over money with her suspect/boyfriend (54-year-old AAM).  The suspect displayed a knife and threatened the victim.  There was a brief physical struggle.  The victim announced she was going to call police and the suspect prevented her from doing so.  There is a history of domestics between the two parties.  The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival.  Probable cause exists to arrest the suspect for multiple domestic charges.  Investigation continuing. 

13) MIDTOWN: Traffic Incident – 12:11 a.m.  An MPD sergeant came across a subject who was down on the roadway near the intersection of Campus and West Johnson Street.  The investigation revealed the subject (50-year-old WM) was riding his bicycle and may have fallen off of his bike.  The only known injuries at the time of this entry were facial lacerations.  The subject was unable to recall what happened.  Investigation continuing. 


Posted by: Chief Koval

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