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MPD Daily Significant Calls 07/02/2018 to 07/03/2018

July 3, 2018 8:35 AM

Let's get to know the MPD a bit better.......we will start with our Criminal Intake Unit (CIU).  What do they do?  I will tell you.....

The Criminal Intake Unit (CIU) is comprised of four detectives, all of whom have diverse backgrounds and experience in our department.  Their primary role is to review all criminal (not traffic) cases for intake to the District Attorney's Office (DA's).  They also provide help to their co-workers with charging decisions, act as a liaison with the DA's Office and provide feedback and "friendly reminders" to our officers about case report information that is helpful to the DA's office.      

CIU reviews all cases where adults and juveniles have been arrested on a criminal charge.  They evaluate the case file to ensure it is complete with all the requisite paperwork and elements for the DA's Office to make an informed decision on whether a person should be issued a criminal charge.  CIU is also tasked with attending probable cause hearings with judges and court commissioners for those defendants in custody prior to their initial appearance (IA) on the new criminal case.  In 2017, CIU reviewed/completed 4,480 intakes (4,235 were adult cases and 245 were juvenile cases – all criminal, non-traffic, misdemeanors and felonies). 

My thanks to this unit for their hard-work, dedication and commitment to our community and department!  We will get to know other units within our Department in the coming days and weeks. 


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 07/02/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 07/03/2018, MPD received 516 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 516 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (85), East (103), Midtown (59), North (91), South (54), West (75), and Other (49).  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) NORTH: Death Investigation – 7:56 a.m.  Officers responded with MFD to a north side residence for a subject down.  Lifesaving measures were not successful.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  The decedent (27-year-old AAM) had health issues.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing. 

2) MIDTOWN: Drug Incident/Overdose – 11:55 a.m.  Officers responded to Gammon Place for a subject (39-year-old WF) experiencing an overdose.  MFD administered Naloxone to the subject which revived her.  The subject was transported to a local hospital.  Officers have developed probable cause to charge the subject with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia but are first exploring the option of referring the subject to the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI).  Investigation continuing. 

3) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 4:30 p.m.  An officer recognized a wanted subject/suspect (36-year-old AAM) on E. Washington Ave and when contact was attempted the suspect fled on his bicycle.  As the suspect was looking back to see where officers were, he ran into a parked squad car.  The suspect was taken into custody and booked into jail on outstanding charges (battery, intimidation of a victim, disorderly conduct, disorderly conduct while armed, criminal damage to property while armed, probation hold and resisting).  Investigation continuing. 

4) EAST: Check Person – 4:33 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a suicidal subject (24-year-old WF).  The subject left in a vehicle prior to officers arriving.  The officers were only able to text the subject who did not want to deal with the police and indicated she was fine.  Phone pinged.  Multiple locations checked.  Nearby law enforcement agencies notified.  Attempt to locate aired.  The subject eventually returned to her residence and had contact with officers where she was cooperative.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  She was ultimately released with a safety plan in place.  Investigation continuing.      

5) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 6:07 p.m. Officers responded to check the welfare of a suicidal subject (27-year-old WF) who was laying in the roadway.  An investigation is completed and it was discovered that a domestic disturbance had occurred between the subject/suspect and her boyfriend/victim (32-year-old HM).  The suspect punched the victim, damaged property and trashed the residence.  The victim sustained visible injuries.  The suspect is arrested for battery, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property (all domestic-related charges).  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  Investigation continuing.

6) CENTRAL: Mental Health Conveyance – 7:20 p.m.  Officers responded to South Patterson St to check the welfare of a subject (44-year-old WF).  The caller/complainant reported that the subject (unknown to them) walked into their house and was speaking in "poems."  The subject was contacted and taken into protective custody.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  An emergency detention was sought but not approved.  The subject was subsequently released from the hospital with a safety plan in place.  Investigation continuing.   

7) NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 7:24 p.m.  Officers responded to Independence Lane for a report of a male subject chasing a female subject.  Officers made contact with the male subject (52-year-old AAM) who reported getting into an argument with an acquaintance over drugs that they bought.  The female subject (33-year-old WF) was contacted and did not want to talk with officers.  The male subject had an outstanding probation hold for which he was conveyed to jail.  Investigation continuing.   

8) MIDTOWN: Fight Call – 9:19 p.m.  Officers responded to a fight in progress on North Sherman Ave.  A witness observed the suspect (37-year-old AAF) punch the victim (25-year-old AAF) in the head.  The suspect was arrested for battery and disorderly conduct. 

9) NORTH: Detox Conveyance – 12:39 a.m.  Officers responded to Rowland Ave for a report of an incapacitated/intoxicated subject (18-year-old WM).  The subject was contacted, taken into protective custody and conveyed to Detox. The subject's BAC registered at a .274 at detox. 

10) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 3:22 a.m.  Officers responded to Old Middleton Rd for what was originally reported as a suicidal subject with a knife threatening to harm herself.  The officers made contact with the subject (32-year-old WF) who was unarmed and cooperative.  The subject voluntarily went to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Investigation continuing.   

Posted by: Chief Koval

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