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MPD Daily Significant Calls 06/09/2018 to 06/10/2018

June 10, 2018 9:47 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 06/09/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 06/10/2018, MPD received 538 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 538 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (109), East (121), Midtown (63), North (80), South (57), West (80), and Other (28).  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) CENTRAL: Attempted Suicide – 11:55 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to a caller on E Dayton St, who advised she was currently stabbing herself.  Upon arrival, officers located a 65-year-old WF with two superficial self-inflicted stab wounds to the back of her leg. The subject has a multitude of health and financial issues and is suffering depression as a result.  The suspect was transported to a local hospital to receive stitches and a mental health assessment for a voluntary admission.  

2) MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance - 2:44 p.m.  MPD was requested to check an address in the 1700 block of Camus Ln by Sun Prairie PD due to a reported "rolling domestic" in their jurisdiction.  While MPD officers were en route to the address, the victim (28-year-old WF) called saying her boyfriend/suspect (25-year-old AAM) had assaulted her.  These two subjects were confirmed as being the same subjects from the Sun Prairie incident.  When officers arrived, the male had fled the scene with his 7-month old child to an address on Schroeder Rd.  Phone contact was made with the suspect and he agreed to meet with officers and return the child to the victim.  The suspect was arrested for domestic-related charges of strangulation, battery, disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property, and a probation violation. 

3) MIDTOWN: Substantial Battery – 6:03 p.m.  MPD responded to the parking lot of a business on Nakoma Rd, reference a battery complaint.  The victim (63-year-old WM) was involved in a road rage incident on the Beltline Hwy.  The victim followed the other vehicle involved in the incident to the parking lot.  The suspect driver, identified by a witness as a Hispanic male, exited the vehicle and battered the victim to a point where he lost consciousness.  The victim described the suspect vehicle as a black car, possibly an Impala, with IL plates.  The area was checked but no vehicle matching that description was found in the area.  Investigation continuing.

4) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 7:33 p.m.  MPD responded to the Woodman's parking lot at 3817 Milwaukee St for what was originally described as an AAF possibly using drugs in a parked vehicle.  When officers arrived, they made contact with a 23-year-old WM and a 17-year-old AAF.  It was learned that the AAF was listed as missing, and that the male subject had probation rules not to be in contact with her.  As officers attempted to take the male into custody he resisted and a scuffle ensued.  An MPD officer sustained minor injuries during the scuffle, but the suspect was eventually taken into custody after an electronic control device (ECD/Taser) was used.  The male was arrested for resisting/obstructing and a probation hold.  The female was taken back to the County Foster Facility.

5) SOUTH: Weapons Offense-Shots Fired – 7:39 p.m.  MPD and Town of Madison officers were dispatched to the on-ramp of US Hwy 12 from W Broadway for a vehicle shooting at another vehicle.  The victims, 70-year-old WM and 56-year-old WF, reported that after leaving the Kwik Trip on Frazier Ave, a white vehicle was rapidly approaching from behind.  This vehicle ended up being a stolen vehicle reported through the City of Madison.  As the stolen vehicle attempted to pass on the right side, the rear driver's side window was rolled down and a subject stuck a handgun out of the car and fired two rounds.  The vehicle then fled at a high rate of speed westbound on US Hwy 12.  An MPD sergeant observed the vehicle on the West side but it fled at a high rate of speed.  The vehicle was recovered at Tottenham and Adderbury Ln.  Witnesses described three AAMs running from the vehicle.  A search of the Broadway area was conducted but no casings were recovered.  No damage was found on the victim vehicle.  The recovered stolen vehicle was impounded.  Investigation continuing.

6) MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense-Shots Fired – 10:14 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the area of Odana Rd and Odell St reference 1 to 2 reports of shots fired.  There were three different callers reporting this incident, however, no casings or damages were located at this time.  Investigation continuing.

7) WEST: Trespass – 11:06 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 7900 block of Watts Rd reference a commercial burglary alarm.  The security company advised that they observed two young adults via surveillance camera in the construction site.  Officers set up on the location and quickly located a 17-year-old WM and a 17-year-old AAM.  Both suspects were given municipal trespass citations.

8) CENTRAL: Strong Arm Robbery – 11:09 p.m.  Madison Police Department was dispatched to an attempted strong arm robbery at the intersection of Division St and Helena St.  The victim (63-year-old WM) was walking alone when he was approached from behind by the suspect.  The suspect grabbed the victim by the shoulders and demanded his wallet.  The victim denied having a wallet and the suspect fled the area on foot.  The victim was not injured and nothing was stolen.  The suspect was described as an AAM, 5'7" tall, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.  Investigation continuing.

9) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense - 12:42 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to N Frances St reference dispensed pepper spray in an apartment building.  The victim's (20-year-old AAF) friends held a birthday party for her in an apartment of this building.  At one point, a group of unknown visitors tried to push their way into the apartment.  As friends of the victim escorted the unwanted guests out of the apartment, an unknown subject sprayed OC (oleoresin capsicum/pepper spray) into the residence.  The suspect was described as an AAF, approximately 17 to 21-years-old, 5''3", approximately 110 lbs, and wearing a black sweatsuit.  Investigation continuing.

10) SOUTH: Death Investigation – 1:50 a.m.  Madison Police Department was dispatched to the 2000 block of Post Rd.  A 58-year-old WM was found deceased in a residence.  It will be up to the Dane County Medical Examiner (ME) to determine the cause and manner of the death.  It is believed that this is a potential drug overdose.  Investigation continuing.

11) EAST: Weapons Offense-Shots Fired – 5:07 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the area of Sommers Ave and Russell St for possible shots fired.  There were two different callers.  Officers checked the area but were unable to locate any shell casings or damage to property.  Additional canvassing will have to occur during the day.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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