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MPD Daily Significant Calls 07/07/2018 to 07/08/2018

July 8, 2018 10:24 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 07/01/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 07/02/2018, MPD received 472 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 472 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (100), East (108), Midtown (67), North (73), South (41), West (55), and Other (28).  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 for North, East, and Central districts from 8:23 p.m. to 10:06 p.m. due to numerous calls for service.  Priority calls for Central from 2:02 a.m. to 4:13 a.m. due to multiple arrests.

1) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 6:41 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Morraine View Dr reference a domestic battery.  The victim (31-year-old AAF) and her live-in boyfriend (23-year-old AAM) were in a verbal argument and the victim had told the suspect to leave the apartment.  Throughout the course of removing his belongings, the suspect would continue to re-engage with the victim.  At one point, the victim walked past the male and the two exchanged words when the suspect struck the victim in her head.  Officers observed a visible injury to the victim's forehead.  The suspect was arrested for domestic battery and taken to jail. 

2) EAST: Conveyance-Mental Health – 7:35 a.m.  Officers responded to the intersection of Milwaukee St and Walker Dr reference a person sitting in a car at that intersection, appearing to have been battered and was bleeding.  Upon officers' arrival, they contacted a 26-year-old WM subject.  Officers were familiar with the subject, due to his long history of drug abuse.  The subject admitted to using 7 to 8 grams of cocaine in the past couple of days and as such, was very paranoid.  He appeared to have been battered due to scabs on his face and head that he picked until bleeding.  Officers placed the subject under protective custody and conveyed him to a hospital.  While at the hospital, the subject began to disclose suicidal ideations.  After collaborating with Journey Mental Health Crisis, it was determined that an emergency detention would be appropriate.  Investigation continuing.

3) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 9:28 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of N Ingersoll St, reference a caller reporting an injury to his eye as a result from a fight on the previous night.  After subsequent investigation, it was determined that the caller/suspect (33-year-old WM) was intoxicated and had started a fight with his roommate (28-year-old WM).  The roommate was interviewed and had described behavior consistent with self-defense when he admitted to punching the suspect two times.  Another roommate confirmed that the suspect had been extremely intoxicated, out of control, and aggressively trying to fight.  The caller/suspect was arrested and taken to jail for charges of domestic disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property (door was damaged prior to physical fight).  

4) CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 9:41 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Fordem Ave reference an obvious death of a 49-year-old WM.  The decedent's girlfriend last talked to him at approximately 11 p.m. the night before and when she checked on him in the morning, he was clearly deceased.  No obvious signs indicating cause of death.  Medical Examiner on scene.  Investigation continuing.

5) NORTH: Information – 2:39 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to a North side residential address where a 24-year-old AAM was refusing to leave with his 9-year-old son.  The caller (29-year-old AAF) was initially not wanting to cooperate with officers, but eventually stated that the 9-year-old had pulled down her 5-year-old daughter's underwear.  Officers investigated and determined no assault had occurred.  CPS notified.  Investigation continuing.  

6) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 4:21 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to the 1500 block of Sherman Ave, reference a 57-year-old WM causing a disturbance in Tenney Park, yelling at people and calling them names.  Officers contacted the suspect and charged him with disorderly conduct.  The suspect was found to be on parole and a subsequent parole hold was placed on him.  Officers transported the suspect to jail. 

7) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 5:20 p.m.  MPD officers were dspatched to N Broom St reference a disturbance with one individual reportedly having a baseball bat.  Officers determined that this disturbance was related to a drug rip from the night before, where $100 had been taken.  All individuals were contacted and released at the scene.  There was little cooperation with police and conflicting stories were provided regarding what happened.  No probable cause for any arrests at this time.  Investigation continuing.

8) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 5:38 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Fordem Ave, reference a domestic disturbance.  The suspect (71-year-old WM) was upset with his wife/victim (54-year-old WF) who was apparently on the computer all day.  The suspect tore her computer away and destroyed it by slamming it to the ground.  The victim told the suspect that she was calling police and while dialing, the suspect ripped the phone out of her hand, causing injuries to her chest and hands.  The victim vomited in the sink and ran outside in her underwear because she was so afraid, and asked the mail carrier to call 911.  Officers investigated and arrested the suspect for domestic-related charges of criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct, intimidation of victim, and battery.  Investigation continuing. 

9) NORTH: Fight Call – 7:36 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Vera Ct reference a fight involving 10 people and OC/pepper spray deployed by the victim (20-year-old AAF).  The victim is pregnant with the child of a male who also has children with the suspect (21-year-old AAF).  The suspect does not like that the victim is pregnant and had been texting her throughout the day that she wanted to fight.  The suspect arrived at the victim's grandmother's house along with five friends (all were 20-year-old AAFs) to fight the victim.  The six women attacked the victim, who had OC spray in her purse and used it.  Not one punch was able to be thrown and all suspects were issued disorderly conduct citations.  Investigation continuing.  

10) EAST: Assist DCSO/Drug Incident-Overdose – 8:13 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to an area off of the Beltline near the interstate, for a reported overdose.  A 30-year-old subject on scene reported to officers that he was purchasing heroin from the suspect (33-year-old WM) when the suspect decided to try the heroin as well.  They were traveling westbound on the Beltline when the suspect had overdosed.  The driver pulled over and called 911.  Dane County Sheriff's Office was first to arrive on scene and revived the suspect with naloxone.  The suspect was transported to the hospital where he later admitted to heroin use.  The suspect was charged with manufacture/delivery of heroin, possession of heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Investigation continuing.

11) NORTH: Assist Outside Agency – 8:52 p.m.  Maple Bluff PD initiated a traffic stop of a vehicle that almost hit the Maple Bluff officer's squad head-on, and the occupants had fled.  Maple Bluff PD requested mutual aid for MPD to assist in checking the area as well as maintain a perimeter.  One female was located and detained, however the suspect was not located.  Investigation continuing.

12) EAST: Robbery-Strong Armed – 9:01 p.m.  The Madison Police Department was called to the Papa Murphy's Pizza store (6030 Gemini Dr) regarding a strong armed robbery at that location.  The suspect (WM, between 25 to 35-years-old, 6'3", skinny, wearing a red bandana, hooded sweatshirt with "Wisconsin" printed in red letters on the front, jeans, and boots) came into the store and demanded cash from the register.  No weapon was seen on the suspect.  He fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.  The suspect has not been located.  This investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call the Madison Police Department or Madison Area Crimestoppers.

13) CENTRAL: Drug Incident-Overdose – 11:06 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to S Butler St reference the caller reporting that his friend was overdosing.  Madison Fire Department arrived first and administered two doses of naloxone to revive the 29-year-old WM suspect.  MPD had been dispatched earlier that same day (3:53 a.m. at the same address) reference the suspect overdosing.  At the hospital, it was discovered that the suspect had more heroin concealed in his cigarette packet.  Once medically cleared, the suspect was taken to jail for possession of heroin.  Cocaine was also found on the suspect once he was booked into jail and subsequently he was also charged with possession of cocaine.  Investigation continuing. 

14) CENTRAL: Drug Investigation – 1:33 a.m.  DSI (Downtown Safety Initiative) units were patrolling the State Street Campus ramp (415 N Lake St) when they observed an occupied rental car.  Upon contacting the occupants, the officers smelled marijuana, and developed probable cause.  The driver (18-year-old UM) was arrested, taken out of the car, and searched.  Suspect fentanyl was located on his person.  As this was occurring, the passenger (19-year-old AAM) was making furtive movements towards his waistline.  He was taken out of the car and frisked.  The passenger had a 9mm handgun in his waistband.  A subsequent search of the rental car yielded suspected heroin, pills, and marijuana.  Additionally, another handgun was found along with a drum magazine.  A large generator was also found in the back of the car.  Both suspects were subsequently conveyed to jail on several felony charges and the investigation is ongoing. 

15) CENTRAL: Crash w/Injuries – 1:51 a.m.  MPD was sent to State St at Johnson St, reference a report of a 45-year-old WM who was apparently struck by a black sedan that fled northbound on Johnson St.  The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries (bumps and bruises).  The vehicle was not found or further identified at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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