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MPD Daily Significant Calls 07/06/2018 to 07/07/2018

July 7, 2018 10:31 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 07/06/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 07/07/2018, MPD received 598 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 598 calls for service for the past 24 hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (123), East (130), Midtown (72), North (92), South (58), West (88), 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 West, Midtown and South Districts 5:49 p.m. to 7:59 p.m. due to calls for service and accidents depleting officer resources. 
**Priority calls city-wide due to calls for service and no units available 11:34 p.m. – 12:56 a.m. 
**Priority calls only city-wide at 4:32 a.m. to 5:40 a.m. due to several resource intensive calls and no units available. 

1) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 3:42 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance that occurred at a west side residence.  The victim (53-year-old AF) had fled the residence and contacted police to report a disturbance she was involved in with her son/suspect (22-year-old AM).  The victim reported that she was involved in a verbal argument with the suspect when he began to destroy property at the home.  The suspect was contacted and arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property (domestic-related).  Investigation continuing.  *This was a late call that did not make the previous 24-hour cycle call notes due to officers being involved at the scene and reports from the field were not yet typed.  
2) NORTH: Theft from Auto – 5:24 a.m.  Officers responded to Heath Avenue where the caller reported seeing a subject trying to open car doors on the street and in driveways.  Officers arrived in the area and made contact with a subject matching the description provided.  The subject/suspect (17-year-old AAM) was contacted and subsequently arrested for theft from autos.  He was also issued citations for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  Investigation continuing.  

3) CENTRAL: Information/Sexual Assault – 9:39 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital to meet with a victim (22-year-old WF) who reported a sexual assault.  Investigation continuing.       

4) NORTH: Crash/Property Damage – 3:36 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a crash at the railroad trestle on Troy Drive at Marcy Road.  The 21-year-old AAM driver of a rental moving truck thought he had enough clearance room to drive under the train trestle.  However, the driver underestimated, which resulted in the roof of the trailer being torn off as well as potential damage to railroad property.  The driver received multiple traffic citations.  Investigation continuing. 

5) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 4:30 p.m.  Officers responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence on Sinykin Circle.  A 27-year-old AAM suspect and a 26-year-old AAF victim were arguing when it became physical.  The victim received minor injuries.  The suspect fled the scene after taking the victim's keys.  Probable cause has been established to arrest the suspect for domestic charges of strangulation, battery, disorderly conduct and theft.  Investigation continuing. 

6) WEST: Crash/Injuries – 4:44 p.m.  Officers responded to the 7200 block of Watts Road for report of a reckless driver who sideswiped a motorcyclist.  The suspect driver (45-year-old AAM) had previously been reported driving recklessly on the west side of Madison.  Eventually, the driver ended up on Watts Road where he attempted to make a lane change and did not observe the motorcycle operated by the victim (41-year-old WM).  Contact was made and the victim lost control and sustained multiple abrasions due to road rash.  Officers made contact with the suspect who appeared to be impaired and under the influence.  It should be noted the suspect also had a 2-year-old in the vehicle at the time of the crash.  The suspect was arrested
for third offense OWI with a passenger less than 16 years old, and cited for unsafe lane deviation.  Child Protective Services (CPS) was notified.  Investigation continuing. 

7) NORTH: Check Person – 5:22 p.m.  An MPD officer traveling on Commercial Avenue heard yelling and observed a 38-year-old WM subject positioned adjacent to a residence on North Street.  The officer contacted the subject who was in a manic state.  The subject initially took off running, but the officer was able to catch up to him and detain him.  The subject acknowledged that he was also relapsing on cocaine.  The subject was placed under protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for medical attention.   Investigation continuing. 

8) EAST: Weapons Offense – 8:47 p.m.  Officers responded to a weapons offense which involved a 35-year-old WM suspect holding a knife to the throat of a 30-year-old HF victim.  There was outstanding probable cause to arrest the suspect for a previous incident and at today's event, the suspect was trying to get the victim to recant her earlier report.  An argument ensued between the two.  As they argued, the suspect broke the glove box in her vehicle and attempted to take her watch.  Then, the suspect had the victim pull her vehicle over so he could drive her car.  The victim managed to escape from the vehicle and run to a local business to call 911.  The suspect briefly took her vehicle and then pulled over and ran from the area.  Two K9 tracks were conducted in an attempt to locate the suspect.  Probable cause has now been established to arrest the suspect for second degree reckless, disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and theft.  Investigation continuing. 

9) WEST: Missing/Endangered Adult – 10:44 p.m.  A 45-year-old WM, who is placed at a west side residence through Journey Mental Health, is deemed independent and allowed to come and go from the residence.  He is, however, required to be back at the residence by 7:00 p.m. for medications.  The subject was last seen at 4:30 p.m. and he did not show up for his medications at 7:00 p.m.  He was not believed to be suicidal but he is vulnerable when he does not receive his medications.  An ATL was aired on both city channels. 

**Additional Information:  The subject returned after 4:00 a.m. 

10) CENTRAL: Sex Offense Miscellaneous – 10:49 p.m.  When a driver stopped briefly to clean out her car on Williamson Street, she spotted a male in a house to the east of her that was watching her through a lighted window.  The suspect (32-year-old WM) was fully nude and was clearly masturbating as he watched the victim (43-year-old WF).  The victim also believed the suspect was recording her reactions.  The victim was able to take photos of the suspect.  As officers were investigating, the suspect came outside to speak with them, and he was ultimately arrested for lewd and lascivious behavior and taken to jail.  Investigation continuing. 

11) SOUTH: OMVWI Arrest/ Intoxicated Driver – 1:04 a.m.  Officers were called to a male slumped over in his car at the intersection of Ashford Lane at Ardsley Lane.  The suspect (47-year-old WM) was contacted and ultimately arrested for OMVWI.  While officers were dealing with the suspect, an intoxicated 26-year-old UF walked up to them and demanded a ride to the east side.  Officers explained to her they would be unable to give her a ride but did call her a cab.  The female suspect became impatient waiting for the cab and walked over to a vehicle which she had the keys for, got in, and started to drive away.  Officers stopped her again and she agreed to wait for the cab.  As officers continued to deal with the male suspect in the original call, the female suspect starts the car again and puts the car in reverse.  She failed to listen to commands to stop the car.  Attempts were made to break her window open, which caused her to stop.  She was taken from the car and also arrested for OMVWI.  Both suspects were placed in jail after processing.  Investigation continuing. 

12) EAST: Death Investigation – 1:11 a.m.  Caretakers at an east side assisted living center dialed 911 when they found a 70-year-old WM not breathing.  The subject had been in and out of the hospital recently with a variety of health issues and was in Hospice care.  He was transported to a local hospital and later pronounced at 1:57 a.m.  Investigation continuing. 

13) CENTRAL: PNB/AED Response – 3:53 a.m.  Officers were called to a residence on South Butler Street reference a subject found unconscious on the porch of the residence.  Upon MPD arrival, the subject was barely breathing.  Officers delivered naloxone and the 29-year-old WM subject was revived.  The subject was transported to a local hospital where he admitted to snorting heroin outside the residence.  The subject is Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI) eligible. 

14) WEST: Assist Outside Agency/Stolen Auto Report – 4:01 a.m.  The Dane County 911 Center advised city units that the Dane County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) and Verona PD were in a high-speed pursuit with a vehicle.  No MPD officers were involved.  The suspect vehicle plate came back to a residence on the west side of Madison.  MPD attempted to contact the registered owners of the vehicle and it was determined that the car had been stolen.  ATL was aired.  Investigation continuing. 

15) CENTRAL: Assist EMS/Fire – 4:05 a.m.  MPD was called to assist MFD with a structure fire on West Washington Avenue.  MFD is entrusted with conducting the investigation.  MPD assisted with scene management and directing traffic. 


Posted by: Chief Koval

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