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MPD Daily Significant Calls 07/15/2018 to 07/16/2018

July 16, 2018 11:08 AM

What is our MPD's Special Investigations Unit (SIU)?  This unit is staffed by two detectives and one intelligence officer.  This unit uses a focused deterrence model which is an evidence-based policing approach that identifies the most prolific repeat violent offenders in our community.  The offenders, once identified, are directly confronted and informed that continued criminal behavior that they engage in will NOT be tolerated.  Since the inception of this program (2011), 12 separate groups of offenders have been notified (132 offenders).

What happens during a "notification"? –

  • Offenders are offered resource assistance from providers and community members designed to help them with quality of life issues such as substance abuse, education, employment, housing and mental health assistance.
  • Offenders are told by a diverse law enforcement panel (Madison Police Department, District Attorney's Office, Probation/Parole, FBI, ATF, etc.) that they will receive extra attention and they should expect swift action if they re-offend.

Both law enforcement and the community strive to send the same message to the offenders – that any continued violence will not be tolerated.  Our community cannot continue to be victimized.    


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 07/15/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 07/16/2018, MPD received 379 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 379 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (66), East (81), Midtown (41), North (58), South (41), West (50), 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 7:52am-2:42pm due to calls for service.  

**Priority only calls from 4:15pm-5pm due to calls for service.

**Priority only calls from 7:52pm – 11:46pm due to calls for service. 


1) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 4:26 a.m.  Officers responded to East Springs Dr for a verbal argument between two subjects (29-year-old WF victim and 31-year-old WM suspect) that escalated into the suspect causing damage to a vehicle.  Officers contacted the suspect and he fled on foot.  The suspect was apprehended and charged with domestic disorderly conduct, domestic criminal damage to property and obstructing/resisting.  * 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) EAST: Check Person – 7:45 a.m.  Officers responded to East Towne Mall for a report of an adult female acting strangely.  The first officer arrived and observed the subject throwing herself against walls in an excited delirium state.  When the subject started to hit her head against a stone wall, the officer took ahold of her.  The subject resisted contact by the officer.  The subject was non-verbal but was crying out unintelligibly.  The officer maintained control of the subject until other officers arrived to assist.  The subject continued to resist contact.  The subject (identified as a 25-year-old WF) was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.   Investigation continuing.

3) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 11:12 a.m.  Officers responded to Moorland Rd for a report of a disturbance between two subjects (30-year-old WF victim and 23-year-old AAM suspect).  Officers forced entry to the residence, after hearing a disturbance and no answer at the door.  The suspect jumped out of a window and is at-large.  Once located, there are charges pending for the suspect for domestic battery, strangulation and felony bail jumping.  Child Protective Services notified as there was a child present.  Safety plan established with the victim.  Investigation continuing. 

4) EAST: Death Investigation – 2:34 p.m.  Officers responded to a pulseless non-breathing subject (26-year-old WF).  The subject was deceased when officers arrived.   Drug paraphernalia was located on scene.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing. 

5) WEST: Stolen Auto – 3:48 p.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence for a report of a stolen auto.  The vehicle had its keys left inside of it overnight.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

6) SOUTH: Death Investigation – 4:42 p.m.  Officers responded to a south side residence to check the welfare of a subject (49-year-old WM) who had not been heard from in a while.  Entry was made to the residence and the subject was located, deceased.  The decedent had medical issues.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing.           

7) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 5:14 p.m.  Officers responded to N. Blair St for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (29-year-old WF victim and 30-year-old WM suspect).  The suspect locked himself in a bedroom when officers arrived and refused to come out.  The victim was not sure if the suspect had access to weapons.  A safety plan was developed for the victim.  Probable cause was developed for disorderly conduct for the suspect; however officers ended up disengaging from the residence.  Investigation continuing.

8) NORTH: Crash – 7:48 p.m.  Officers responded to Wright St for a moped crash.  The driver/suspect (24-year-old AAF) was driving in excess of the speed limit, lost her balance and struck a post.  The suspect's 3-year-old child was on the moped with her, without a helmet.  The child was ejected and struck a post.  The child was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/treatment.  Investigation continuing.    

9) SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 9:12 p.m.  Officers responded when a complainant called to advise that a subject showed up at their home stating she had been beaten up.  Officers made contact with the victim (28-year-old WF), who was talking with another subject on-scene (32-year-old AAM).  Probable cause was developed for the male subject/suspect.  He was arrested for battery, disorderly conduct and intimidation of a victim.      

10) NORTH: Disturbance – 9:50 p.m.  Officers responded to a convenience store on N. Third St for a disturbance.  The victim (24-year-old HM) was waiting to use the air hose which was being used by the suspect (16-year-old AAM).  The suspect accused the victim of watching him and produced some sort of pepper spray, which he used on the victim.  The suspect fled.  The suspect was identified based on video surveillance.  The suspect is at-large.  Investigation continuing.

11) WEST: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 11:40 p.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence to check the welfare of a subject who reportedly posted suicidal comments on social media.  Contact was made with the juvenile (15-year-old WF and her parents).  The juvenile later disclosed an allegation of a possible sexual assault to her mother.  Investigation continuing.              

Posted by: Chief Koval

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