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MPD Daily Significant Calls 06/22/2018 to 06/23/2018

June 23, 2018 10:31 AM

Shake the Lake (2018) occurs today! 

Here is some information you will need if you wish to attend (or avoid) the event. 

The event officially starts at 5:00 p.m. with fireworks slated to occur at 10:00 p.m.  

The event is free and open to the public. 

Shake the Lake takes place in between Broom and Blair Streets.  There will be food, beverages and a live music stage.

All of the downtown parking ramps will be open, with the exception of the Monona Terrace parking ramp.  For more information about parking check out the Shake the Lake website -

What is allowed/not allowed at the event:
-One small bag per person is allowed
-Strollers and chairs are allowed
-No outside food or beverage (except one clear bottle of water per person/baby formula/baby food)
-No grills, coolers or fireworks.

John Nolen Drive will be closed between Blair Street and Broom Street from 6:00 a.m. on 6/23 until 6:00 a.m. on 6/24.  The city bike bath will be closed from 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. 

For more information on the event visit the Shake the Lake website -

For those of you attending, have fun and be safe!

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 06/22/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 06/23/2018, MPD received 514 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 514 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (114), East (84), Midtown (90), North (80), South (53), West (58), and Other (35).  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 only 6:00 a.m. - 7:40 a.m. (city-wide); 7:40 a.m. - 9:37 a.m. (South, Midtown and West Districts); 9:37 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. (city-wide) due to the attempted homicide on Leland Road (originally posted as information/disturbance at 5:06 a.m. on yesterday's blog). 
**Priority calls also from 6:20 a.m. to 7:55 a.m. this morning due to the fatal traffic crash shift change of personnel.

1) CENTRAL: Drug Incident Overdose – 1:32 p.m.  Officers responded to The Beacon on East Washington Avenue for a report of a possible overdose (37-year-old WM).  Beacon staff administered three doses of naloxone and the subject was revived.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for a medical evaluation.  After medical clearance, officers then conveyed the suspect to jail on a warrant.  Due the suspect's probation status, he is not eligible for the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI). 

2) MIDTOWN: Conveyance Mental Health – 3:17 p.m.  Officers were called to a near west side residential address for a 74-year-old UF who was in an agitated, manic state.  The subject agreed to go to a local hospital on a voluntary admission.  Investigation continuing. 

3) EAST: Drug Incident Overdose – 3:51 p.m.  Officers responded to the 2800 block of East Washington Avenue for report of a 33-year-old WF who had overdosed.  Officers arrived and administered naloxone, which revived the female.  The suspect admitted to snorting heroin.  The suspect will be medically cleared and then transported to jail for possession of heroin and a parole hold. 

4) EAST: Crash w/Injuries – 4:37 p.m.  MPD officers responded to a motorcycle vs. cement barrier on North Stoughton Road/Milwaukee Street off ramp at Corporate Drive.  The motorcycle driver (65-year-old WM) reported he was looking down at a spark plug of his motorcycle and crashed into the barrier.  The victim sustained significant injuries (but not life threatening) and was conveyed to a local hospital.  No other vehicles were involved in the incident, and the barrier was not damaged. 

5) EAST:  Adult Arrested Person – 5:14 p.m.  MPD officers responded to a report of a retail theft at Dick's Sporting Goods at East Towne Mall.  The suspect (45-year-old AAM) left Dick's and committed another retail theft at Marshall's before officers were able to make contact and arrest him.  The suspect had over 50 pairs of sandals from Dick's in his vehicle valued at $1,780.00, and numerous items from Marshall's.  The suspect was conveyed to jail on a charge of felony retail theft.  Investigation continues regarding the theft from Marshall's. 

6) MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 9:10 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a residence on the near west side for a woman crying hysterically that her son was hitting her.  Upon arrival, officers found the suspect (30-year-old WM) outside babbling nonsensically.  Because it appeared the suspect was experiencing some sort of mental health crisis, he was placed under protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for evaluation.  After consultation with medical staff and crisis workers, an emergency detention was not supported.  The suspect was then arrested and taken to jail on a domestic disorderly conduct charge.  Investigation continuing. 

7) NORTH: Check Person – 11:15 p.m.  MPD was contacted by a concerned friend.  The reporting party indicated one of their friends (30-year-old AAM) had called indicating he had overdosed on Tylenol and didn't know where he was.  A phone ping was completed and the subject was located near Comanche Way and Golf Course Road.  The subject was in an altered state, but cooperative.  He was transported by EMS to a local hospital for evaluation. 

8) NORTH: OMVWI Arrest/Intoxicated Driver – 12:11 a.m.  While on routine patrol near Trailsway and North Sherman Avenue, an MPD officer observed a subject driving erratically.  A traffic stop was initiated and probable cause for OWI was developed.  The suspect (23-year-old AAM) was taken to a local hospital for a blood draw and, since no responsible party was available, he was booked into jail.  Investigation continuing. 

9) CENTRAL: Crash w/Injuries – 3:37 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of John Nolen Drive and South Blair Street.  When officers arrived, they saw that two vehicles were engulfed in flames.  One party was subsequently pronounced deceased at the scene and another party was transported to a local hospital.  Due to the complexity of this investigation, the area was cordoned off for a significant period of time.  Investigation continuing.  The identity of the deceased is the purview of the medical examiner's office and will not be released until such time as notifications have been made.    



Posted by: Chief Koval

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