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 06/25/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 06/26/2018, MPD received 521 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 521 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (89), East (105), Midtown (75), North (85), South (56), West (59), and Other (52). 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) MIDTOWN: Conveyance/Mental Health – 6:23am. Officers responded to Wingra Park at 2606 Arbor Dr for a report of a suspicious vehicle. Officers contacted the driver (26-year-old WM), who was exhibiting some mental health issues. The subject was placed under protective custody and conveyed to the hospital, where an emergency detention was recommended. Investigation continuing.
2) MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 7:26am. Officers responded to Segoe Rd for a report of a subject (72-year-old WF) found deceased in her residence. Nothing suspicious was noted. The medical examiner was also called to the scene.
3) EAST: Check Person/Possible Overdose – 7:51am. Officers responded to the 3000 block of Webb Ave for a report of a woman down on the ground. Officers located the subject (32-year-old AAF), who was unresponsive. The subject was transported to a local hospital for medical care. Investigation continuing.
4) EAST: Death Investigation/Overdose – 9:05am. Officers responded to MacArthur Rd for a report of a subject (30-year-old WF) who had been found unresponsive by her roommate. Attempts to revive the subject were unsuccessful. The medical examiner was also called to the scene. Investigation continuing.
5) MIDTOWN: Conveyance/Mental Health – 12:20pm. Officers responded to a local hospital for a subject (60-year-old WM) in a mental health crisis who was determined to be a danger to himself. An emergency detention was recommended and placement was coordinated for the subject.
6) WEST: Child Enticement – 12:42pm. Officers responded to the area of Watts Rd and Kottke Dr for a report of a suspect (approximately 30-year-old AAM) who had tried to force a juvenile victim (14-year-old AAF) into his vehicle. See press release for further information and updates. Investigation continuing.
7) CENTRAL: Attempted Suicide – 3:26pm. Officers responded to the Monona Terrace after callers reported seeing a subject (18-year-old WM) sitting on a ledge on the fifth story. Officers maintained a dialogue with the subject and were eventually able to pull him to safety. He was then placed under protective custody and taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation. The subject was ultimately transported to Winnebago on an emergency detention; transport began at 2:37am.
8) EAST: Death Investigation – 5:08pm. Officers responded to Olbrich Ave for a report of subject (67-year-old WM) who was pulseless and not breathing. Attempts to revive the subject on scene were unsuccessful. The medical examiner was called to the scene and indicated the death did not appear suspicious.
9) EAST: Death Investigation/Overdose – 6:37pm. Officers responded to Droster Rd for a report of a subject (36-year-old WM) who was pulseless and not breathing. Efforts to revive the subject on scene were unsuccessful. The medical examiner was called to the scene and indicated this was likely related to an overdose. Investigation continuing.
10) CENTRAL: Shots Fired/Check Person – 8:13pm. Officers responded to the area of E Gorham St and Wisconsin Ave for a single report of shots fired. The caller reported hearing multiple gunshots, but officers found no physical or video evidence to support this and received no other reports of shots fired in this area. It was eventually determined that the initial report was likely false and that the caller was likely having a mental health breakdown. She was transported to the hospital on a voluntarily admission.
11) OTHER: Conveyance – 8:15pm. Officers responded to the Columbia County Jail to take custody of a suspect (22-year-old WF) for whom probable cause existed for a previous substantial battery incident in Madison. The suspect was transported to the Dane County Jail. Investigation continuing.
12) CENTRAL: Assist Outside Agency/Domestic Disturbance – 10:15pm. MPD officers assisted McFarland PD in interviewing two subjects (24-year-old AAF; 23-year-old AAM) at the Dane County Jail in reference to a series of ongoing domestic disturbances. Following the interviews, additional domestic charges will be forthcoming for each subject. Investigation continuing.
13) CENTRAL: Armed Robbery – 10:36pm. Officers responded to the Capital City Bike Trail in the 300 block of S Brearly St for a report of an armed robbery. The victim (22-year-old WM) reported that a male suspect had shown him a handgun and demanded that the victim turn over the contents of his pockets to the suspect. Investigators believe this is related to the incident detailed in entry #14. See the completed press release for further information and updates. Investigation continuing.
14) EAST: Armed Robbery – 11:34pm. Officers responded to the Capital City Bike Trail in the 2600 block of Saint Paul Ave for a report of an armed robbery. The victim (21-year-old WM) reported that a male suspect had shown him a handgun and demanded that the victim turn over his wallet. Investigators believe this is related to the incident detailed in entry #13. See the completed press release for further information and updates. Investigation continuing.
15) WEST: Battery/Damage to Property – 1:02am. Officers were dispatched to the 5700 block of Balsam Rd for a report of a physical disturbance. Officers learned that the victim (25-year-old UF) and the suspect (23-year-old UM) were in an argument when the suspect physically struck the victim. When the victim tried to separate and lock herself in another room, the suspect broke down the door. The suspect then broke a second door when the victim tried to retreat to another room. The suspect had fled the scene prior to officers' arrival. Probable cause was developed for battery and two counts of criminal damage to property. Investigation continuing.
16) NORTH: Shots Fired – 1:55am. Officers responded to the area of Trailsway for multiple reports of shots fired. Officers were unable to locate any casings or damage after an extensive search of the area. Investigation continuing.