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MPD Daily Significant Calls 07/10/2018 to 07/11/2018

July 11, 2018 12:45 PM

Our City has experienced 419 reported burglaries through the end of June (2018).  Comparing this year to the same timeframe last year, we have seen a 4% decrease in burglaries (435 burglaries: January-June 2017). 

In June (2018), there were 77 reported burglaries.  This is a 10% increase from June (2017) where we had 70 burglaries reported.   

What we know about the burglaries from June (2018):

  • At least 33 burglaries occurred when a resident was home.
  • At least 42 burglaries occurred due to an unlocked door or open garage.   
  • There were 10 reported handguns/long guns reported stolen.
  • There were 6 vehicles stolen in the course of a burglary.

Where did the burglaries occur per district (June 2018):

  • West: 21
  • South: 3
  • Central: 19
  • North: 9
  • East: 13
  • Midtown: 12


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 07/10/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 07/11/2018, MPD received 481 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 481 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (76), East (100), Midtown (66), North (74), South (45), West (78), and Other (42).  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 only calls from 8:05pm-10:15pm due to calls for service.

**Priority only calls from 11:55pm-1:55am due to calls for service.


1) MIDTOWN: Stolen Auto – 7:22 a.m.  Officers responded to a suspiciously parked vehicle that was occupied by four subjects who were all sleeping while the vehicle was running.  Officers arrived and confirmed that the vehicle was reported/listed as stolen.  Officers made contact with the subjects (four AAMs).  The driver immediately took off driving.  The vehicle drove over stop strips the officers had placed on the roadway before contacting the subjects, which resulted in the tires deflating.  The driver continued to drive away and the officers did not pursue.  The vehicle was later located unoccupied.  Investigation continuing    

2) EAST: Drug Incident/Overdose – 9:49 a.m.  Officers responded to a motel on East Towne Blvd for a subject (33-year-old WF) experiencing an overdose.  An MPD Sergeant administered Naloxone to the subject which revived her.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital and cited for possession of heroin.  The subject was left in the care of medical staff.

3) SOUTH: Check Person – 9:51 a.m.  Officers responded to a South side residence to check the welfare of a suicidal subject (55-year-old AAF).  Officers were able to make verbal contact with the subject who stated she was fine and did not want/need help.  Officers did not have extenuating circumstances to make entry into the residence.  No further action deemed necessary by the police at this time.    

4) CENTRAL: Retail Theft/Strong Arm Robbery – 1:45 p.m.  Officers responded to W. Gorham St reference what was originally reported as a strong arm robbery.  Officers located and apprehended two female suspects (16-year-old WF and 19-year-old WF).  They were both charged with retail theft.  A male suspect (23-year-old AAM) is at-large.  Additional charges forthcoming for his exposure to a strong arm robbery.  Investigation continuing.   

5) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:47 p.m.  Officers responded to a domestic disturbance on Flower Lane between two subjects (23-year-old AAF victim and 23-year-old AAM suspect).  The subjects are dating and got into an argument about the status of their relationship.  The suspect created a disturbance by knocking things around in the residence and damaging a television.  The suspect left the residence, returned and threatened the victim.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Once located, the suspect will be charged with disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property (domestic-related charges).  Investigation continuing. 

6) WEST: Child Abuse – 2:03 p.m.  Officers responded, along with Child Protective Services, to interview two children (7-year-old AAF and 9-year-old AAM) regarding abuse allegations.  The children had visible injuries.  The mother of the children/suspect (27-year-old AAF) was arrested for physical abuse of a child.  The children were placed by Child Protective Services.  Investigation continuing. 

7) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 3:43 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital, at the request of Journey Mental Health, to check the welfare of a subject (33-year-old UM) who may be in need of an emergency detention.  An emergency detention was sought and approved.  Transport pending.  Investigation continuing. 

8) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 4:37 p.m.  Officers responded to Fairmont Ave for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (40-year-old AAF victim and 59-year-old AAF suspect).  The victim is the suspect's daughter.  The victim and suspect got into a physical altercation.  The suspect armed herself with a knife at one point and threatened the victim.  The suspect was found to be the primary aggressor and was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct while armed and domestic battery.       

9) EAST: Violation of a Court Order – 4:43 p.m.  Officers responded to an east side residence for a suspect (33-year-old WM) violating a protection/court order.  The suspect was arrested for violation of the court order and bail jumping (2 counts). 

10) WEST: Recovered/Stolen Auto – 6:25 p.m.  Officers responded to assist Middleton PD with a vehicle they had stopped that was listed to be stolen out of the City of Madison.  The driver/suspect (21-year-old AAM) was wanted for two incidents that occurred in the City as well – disorderly conduct while armed and strong arm robbery.  The vehicle was returned to its owner.  Driver/passengers interviewed.  Charges forthcoming. Investigation continuing.       

11) EAST: Mutual Aid Request – 7:23 p.m.  MPD responded to assist Sun Prairie PD/FD with reports of buildings exploding in downtown SP.  Officers assisted with scene management, perimeter control and traffic facilitation.   

12) CENTRAL: Residential Burglary – 8:51 p.m.  Officers responded to Sherman Terrace for a residential burglary.  The suspect(s) entered the home by removing a window air conditioner.  Important documents containing personal information was taken from the home.  Investigation continuing. 

13) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense/Shots Fired – 10:44 p.m.  Officers responded to multiple reports of shots fired in the 1000 block of E. Johnson St.  No injuries/victims, suspects, casings or damage was located.  Additional canvassing may be necessary during daylight hours.  Investigation continuing. 

14) WEST: Missing Adult – 10:51 p.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence for a report of a missing adult (42-year-old AAM).  Attempt to locate aired.  The subject was listed as missing in the appropriate databases.  No immediate concerns identified for his welfare.  Investigation continuing. 

15) WEST: Residential Burglary – 11:15 p.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence for a residential burglary.  The homeowner/victim (60-year-old WF) heard noises coming from the back door of her home and when she went to check it out she observed an unknown male in her home.  The suspect fled with two computers.  The back door had been left unlocked.  Investigation continuing.   

16) EAST: Assist MFD/Arson – 11:37 p.m.   Officers responded to assist MFD with an arson complaint at an east side residence.  MFD has the lead on this case.  Investigation continuing.   

17) CENTRAL: Missing Adult – 1:40 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a missing adult (29-year-old AF).  Attempt to locate aired.  Investigation continuing. 

18) CENTRAL:  Weapons Offense – 2:03 a.m.  Officers responded to the 900 block of Williamson St for a report of a male subject pushing a female while holding a gun.  The suspect also confronted the complainant/caller and shoved her to the ground.  The suspect (24-year-old WM) and victim (25-year-old WF) were reported to have fled in a vehicle.  The vehicle/subjects were located and a stop was conducted.  Investigation revealed that the victim and suspect are in a relationship and got into a verbal/physical altercation.  No gun was located/recovered.  The suspect advised he threatened the use of a gun but did not have one.  The suspect was arrested for domestic battery, battery, disorderly conduct, obstructing and a probation hold.  Investigation continuing. 

19) CENTRAL: Check Person/Drug Incident/Overdose – 3:42 a.m. Officers responded to Fordem Ave for what was originally called in as a check person call.  The subject (36-year-old WM) was making suicidal threats when officers arrived.  After officers gave the subject verbal commands to come outside, he did so without any clothing on and peacefully surrendered.  Additional investigation shows that the subject was having a bad reaction to drugs he took and he was in an excited delirium state rather than a suicidal situation.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Investigation continuing.                 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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