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MPD Daily Significant Calls 07/08/2018 to 07/09/2018

July 9, 2018 11:01 AM

Last week, I provided the data on the alarming rise of heroin deaths and overdoses, as well as data on Stolen Autos.  Today, we are looking at the crime data on Shots Fired from June (2018).

There were 13 reported shots fired calls for service last month.  Through the end of June (2018), there have been 101 shots fired calls.  For the first 6-months of last year there were 95 shots fired calls recorded; thus we saw a 6.3% increase this year from last year.    

A break-down of shots fired for June per district:

  • North: 6
  • East: 3
  • West: 1
  • South: 2
  • Central: 0
  • Midtown: 1

Of the shots fired calls, 4 properties were found with damage from gunfire (36 properties year-to-date) and 2 subjects were struck by gunfire (11 year-to-date).  We also recovered 86 casings in June (349 year-to-date) when responding to shots fired calls. 


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 07/08/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 07/09/2018, MPD received 440 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 440 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (83), East (93), Midtown (62), North (60), South (42), West (67), and Other (33).  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) CENTRAL: Drug Incident/Overdose – 8:03 a.m.  Officers responded to the 600 block of E. Washington Ave for a subject (39-year-old WF) experiencing an overdose.  The subject's two young children were present.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital and subsequently cited for possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia.  Child Protective Services plugged in.  The children were placed with a family friend.  The subject overdosed last week and was referred to the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI).  She was referred again with hopes she will take advantage of the treatment option.  Investigation continuing.    

2) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 8:50 a.m.   Officers responded to the 1200 block of McKenna Blvd for a report of a neighbor/caller hearing a female screaming "don't touch me" and "stop hitting me."  The caller provided descriptions of the male suspect and female victim.  Officers arrived on scene and checked the area.  The female victim (26-year-old WF) escaped the residence by jumping off a balcony, leaving behind her 2-month-old child.  Officers located the suspect (27-year-old AAM) with the child at a nearby park and he was taken into custody without incident.  The suspect was charged with battery and disorderly conduct (domestic-related charges).  Once at the jail, the suspect did not comply with a 72-hour no contact order in place for the victim; thus he received an additional charge of violating a domestic abuse order.  Investigation continuing.    

3) NORTH: Check Person – 12:14 p.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a suicidal subject (17-year-old AAF).  Officers arrived and were able to calm the subject down.  The subject received treatment for superficial wounds.  Investigation continuing. 

4) MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 12:14 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital after a subject (32-year-old AAF) walked away and was walking in traffic and trying to run in front of vehicles.  The subject is under at Chapter 51 commitment.  The subject was located and conveyed back to the hospital.  The subject was ultimately conveyed to Winnebago.  Investigation continuing.    

5) EAST: Drug Incident/Overdose – 1:54 p.m.  Officers responded to a restroom at East Towne Mall for a subject (28-year-old WM) experiencing an overdose.  Officers performed CCR which revived the subject.  MFD responded and administered Naloxone to the subject.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where he was cited for possession of heroin and referred to the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI).  Investigation continuing.    

6) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 3:03 p.m.  An officer observed a wanted suspect (30-year-old WM) on S. Blair St. The suspect was wanted for multiple retail thefts.  The suspect was contacted and taken into custody without incident. 

7) EAST: Disturbance/Check Person – 4:14 p.m.  Officers responded to MacArthur Rd for a disturbance between two subjects (42-year-old WF victim and 15-year-old WM suspect).  The suspect is the victim's son.  The victim and suspect were engaged in a verbal argument when the suspect pushed his mother causing her to lose her balance and fall.  The suspect threatened to harm himself with several items (knife, razor, etc.); all items were able to be taken away from the suspect.  The suspect was taken into protective custody by officers, after a brief struggle, and the suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  Investigation continuing.   

8) EAST: Check Person – 4:17 p.m.  Officers responded to Nakoosa Trail for a report of a female being chased.  Officers arrived and discovered that a female subject (33-year-old WF) who resides at a 24/7 care facility, had been in a vehicle when she jumped out and ran from staff.  Areas checked.  The subject was located and returned to her residence.  No further action by the police was deemed necessary. 

9) CENTRAL: Strong Arm Robbery – 5:28 p.m.  Officers responded to S. Park St/University Ave where they met with a victim (53-year-old AAF) who reported that her wallet and phone were taken by an unknown suspect (AAM).  There was a delay in reporting of this incident.  Investigation continuing.   

10) CENTRAL: Information/Extortion– 7:23 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a victim (20-year-old WM) being threatened by a suspect (AF).  The victim reported that the suspect demanded money in exchange for her not releasing compromising videos (of the two of them) on social media.  The victim refused to pay the suspect and the suspect posted the said videos to the victim's social media accounts.  Investigation continuing.   

11) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 7:51 p.m.  Officers responded to S. Gammon Rd for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (20-year-old AAF victim and 19-year-old AAM suspect).  The victim and suspect are in a relationship and have a child together.  The suspect was mad at the victim and showed up at her residence.  The suspect grabbed the victim by the hair and threw her on a couch.  The victim attempted to call 911 but the suspect prevented her from doing so.  The suspect punched the victim in the face.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Addresses for the suspect were checked.  There is probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct and intimidation of a victim.  Suspect-at-large.  Investigation continuing.   

12) NORTH: Drug Incident/Overdose – 9:31 p.m.  Officers, along with MFD, responded to Dryden Dr for a subject (29-year-old WM) experiencing an overdose.  The subject had no pulse when MPD/MFD arrived.  CCR and Naloxone were conducted/administered which revived the subject.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital and once medically cleared, will be transported to jail on charges of possession of heroin and felony bail jumping.  Investigation continuing. 

13) SOUTH: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 10:47 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a missing juvenile (16-year-old WF).  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

14) CENTRAL: Check Person – 1:21 a.m.  Officers responded to Rusk Rd where callers reported hearing a female subject yelling for help.  Officers arrived and made contact with the resident (84-year-old WF).  The residence was found to be unlocked.  Nothing noted taken at this time.  No disturbances found to have occurred at this time by officers.  Investigation continuing. 

15) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 4:09 a.m.  Officers responded to an east side residence for a disturbance.  The suspect (39-year-old NAM) was at his mother's home and was threatening to burn the house down.  The suspect proceeded to break a window to the house.  Officers arrived and arrested the suspect without incident.  The suspect was charged with domestic disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and bail jumping.   


Posted by: Chief Koval

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