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MPD Daily Significant Calls 06/28/2018 to 06/29/2018

June 29, 2018 11:24 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 06/28/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 06/29/2018, MPD received 564 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 564 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (88), East (195), Midtown (56), North (72), South (52), West (51), and Other (50).  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 intermittently for Midtown and South starting at 6:08pm and lasting until 11:02pm**


1) NORTH: Overdose – 4:45am. Officers responded with Madison Fire Department personnel to the 2500 block of Calypso Rd for a possible overdose. Paramedics were able to revive the subject (29-year-old WF) with naloxone and transport her to the hospital. The subject was arrested for possession of heroin and placed on a parole hold. Investigation continuing.

2) NORTH: Death Investigation – 5:16am. Officers were dispatched to a residential neighborhood on the north side for a subject (30-year-old WF) who was pulseless and not breathing. Lifesaving efforts on scene were unsuccessful. The decedent was known to suffer from advanced medical issues.

3) MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 7:34am. Officers were dispatched to the 4800 block of Madison Yards Way for a report of a subject with a knife. Witnesses reported seeing a man with a knife yelling at a Metro bus driver. He then reportedly walked over to a nearby construction site and confronted several of the workers there. Officers located the subject (36-year-old WM), who was experiencing a mental health crisis, possibly enhanced by drug use. The subject was placed in protective custody and transported to the hospital, where an evaluation for an emergency detention was started. Investigation continuing.

4) SOUTH: Strong Armed Robbery – 1:20pm. Officers responded to Bel-Aire Dr for a report of a strong armed robbery. The victim (20-year-old AAM) reported that he needed to cash a check, so he asked a neighbor, the suspect (34-year-old AAM), for a ride. After cashing the check, the suspect then became aggressive with the victim and took the money from him. The suspect was arrested for strong armed robbery and disorderly conduct. After being informed that he would be arrested, the suspect complained of chest pains, so he was taken to the hospital for a medical clearance. At approximately 10:00pm, the suspect was transported to jail.

5) EAST: Stolen Auto/Juvenile Arrested Person – 4:15pm. Officers responded to the area of the Yahara Hills Golf Course at 6701 Hwy 12 for a report of four juveniles driving a car that had been reported as stolen on 6/25/18. After fleeing the stolen vehicle and leaving the area in a taxi, officers located the four suspects (14-year-old AAM, 13-year-old AAM, 15-year-old AAM, and 15-year-old AAM) and arrested the driver on a charge of operating a motor vehicle without consent and the passengers on a charge of operating a motor vehicle without consent (intentional passenger). All four were taken to the Juvenile Reception Center. Investigation continuing.

6) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 5:27pm. Officers responded to a southwest side neighborhood for a report of a subject (36-year-old AAF) who was undergoing a mental health crisis and creating a disturbance. The subject was taken into protective custody and transported to the hospital, where she was evaluated for an emergency detention. Transport to the Winnebago Mental Health Institute began at approximately 2:00am. Investigation continuing.

7) SOUTH: Road Rage/Arrested Persons – 7:35pm. Officers at the South District station were contacted by a subject (16-year-old AAM) who reported he was being chased in his vehicle by another subject (19-year-old AAF). It was eventually determined that the two had been arguing, which escalated to the two subjects driving on Fish Hatchery and Badger Rd while trying to ram one another's vehicles. Both were arrested for second degree recklessly endangering safety. The male suspect was taken to the Juvenile Reception Center and the female suspect was taken to the Dane County Jail. See the completed press release for further information.

8) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 9:08pm. Officers responded to the hospital for a report of a victim (26-year-old AAM) who had sustained a cut from a knife. It was determined that this occurred in Wisconsin Dells but was not reported until the subject arrived at the hospital in Madison. Investigation continuing.

9) EAST: Weapons Offense – 12:59am. Officers were dispatched to a hotel off of High Crossing Blvd for a report of an intoxicated person who had a gun. Officers learned that the suspect (42-year-old MEM) had been drinking and expressing concerns that unknown people were going to rob him. He retrieved a handgun from his room and then confronted the front desk clerk (28-year-old AF) and demanded that she show him surveillance video of the alleged robbers. The suspect placed the gun on the counter, but did not make any explicit threats about using it. The suspect was arrested for being armed while under the influence of an intoxicant and a concealed-carry violation. The gun was property tagged for safekeeping. Investigation continuing.

10) CENTRAL: Substantial Battery – 2:03am. Officers were dispatched to the 400 block W Gilman St for a report of a battery. The victim (22-year-old HM) reported that he and his friends had encountered a male and female getting into an argument. Upon attempting to intervene, the male half (approximately 20-year-old AAM) punched the victim one time in the face, causing the victim to lose consciousness. The victim was taken to the hospital for a medical evaluation. Investigation continuing.

11) CENTRAL: Battery – 3:32am. Officers were contacted by two victims (20-year-old WF, 22-year-old WM) who wanted to report a battery that had occurred in the 200 block of W Gorham St. The victims reported they were walking in the area when they witnessed two other subjects in an argument. Upon confronting the male subject involved in this argument, the male subject charged the two victims and knocked them to the ground, causing minor injuries. Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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