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MPD Daily Significant Calls 07/21/2018 to 07/22/2018

July 22, 2018 9:45 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 07/21/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 07/22/2018, MPD received 484 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 484 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (118), East (92), Midtown (50), North (90), South (38), West (55), and Other (41).  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 only for Central, North, and East from 8:45 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. due to multiple shots fired calls in the North District.  Priority calls city-wide from 2:20 a.m. to 4:50 a.m. due to calls for service and an injury crash.   

1) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 6:13 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to Crowne Plaza Hotel (4402 E Washington Ave) reference a domestic disturbance between the victim (22-year-old AAF) and the suspect (22-year-old AAM).  There was probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic battery and an outstanding warrant.  The suspect was arrested and taken to jail. 

2) WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 11:03 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to Sheboygan Ave reference a domestic disturbance.  The victim (31-year-old AF) reported that her husband (30-year-old AM) grabbed her, causing pain and visible injury.  Officers developed probable cause for domestic battery and the suspect was arrested. 

3) EAST: Emergency Detention/Conveyance – 12:00 p.m.  Officers facilitated the transport of a 26-year-old AAM subject who had been placed under emergency detention.

4) SOUTH: Assist MFD/Arson – 12:27 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of S Park St reference a caller reporting that his vehicle appeared to have been set on fire on the previous night.  The victim (27-year-old WM) stated that he parked his vehicle at 11:30 p.m. the previous night and when he returned the next day at 12:15 p.m., he found that the vehicle had been damaged due to fire.  An MPD investigator and an MFD investigator responded to the scene.  Investigation continuing.

5) NORTH: Information/Sexual Assault – 12:49 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the North District Station lobby for a report of a sexual assault.  The victim (20-year-old WF) reported that her ex-boyfriend (19-year-old HM) sexually assaulted her in her Troy Dr apartment.  Investigation continuing.

6) EAST: Assist Dane County Sheriff's Office/Threats Complaint – 1:39 p.m.  Officers responded to an East side residential address in order to conduct follow-up investigation regarding a shooting incident that the County was working on.  Officers were advised to use caution as the County's case had telltale signs of an ongoing feud and potential retaliation.  Investigation continuing.  
7) MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 2:45 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to St Mary's Hospital (700 S Park St) reference a 30-year-old WM subject who was out of control.  The subject broke a picture frame and attempted to destroy the sprinkler system with the broken frame.  The subject then soaked the floor with hand sanitizer.  Officers were able to control the subject without incident.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct while armed.  The suspect already had an outstanding P&P (Probation and Parole) warrant as well as probable cause for a previously reported domestic disturbance.  Investigation continuing.

8) EAST: Fight Call – 4:43 p.m.  An officer working East Towne Mall was notified of a fight in the food court area involving 10 to 15 juveniles.  One subject was described as possibly having a gun.  Officers were provided a description but were unable to locate the subject.  Video was checked and a gun was not observed.  No victims came forward at this time.  Investigation continuing.  

9) SOUTH: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 5:28 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a commercial address on the South side when a victim (18-year-old AF) from an incident occurring in 2017 reported seeing her assailant (39-year-old AAM).  Officers contacted the suspect and identified him.  Investigation continuing.

10) NORTH: Weapons Offense – 8:10 p.m.  A North officer was checking into her squad when she reported hearing shots fired.  Calls began coming in reference shots fired near the area of Northport Dr and Sherman Ave.  One caller reported hearing seven gunshots and three different callers from the East Bluff condos reported hearing shots fired in the area as well.  No injuries or damage were reported at this time.  One casing was recovered in front of East Bluff.  Investigation continuing.  

11) NORTH: Crash Report/Weapons Offense – 8:45 p.m.  Madison Police were sent to a motor vehicle crash near the 3900 block of East Washington Ave where it was also reported that two vehicles had exchanged gunfire just before the crash occurred.  The 3900 block of East Washington Ave had to be closed down while investigators processed the scene for this shooting.  Once officers secured the scene, evidence of gunfire was located including casings and a bullet hole to one of the vehicles involved in the crash.  Two people were seen running from the vehicle that crashed and have not been located at this time.  No one has come forward as an injured party and the investigation is continuing.

12) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 8:59 p.m.  Officers were called to the Capitol Centre Market (111 N Broom St) for a report of a male refusing to leave, causing a disturbance, and inappropriately grabbing an employee on scene.  Contact was made with the suspect (43-year-old AAM) and after subsequent investigation, he was arrested.  He then became very uncooperative and threatened to harm officers multiple times.  The suspect was taken to jail on charges of unlawful trespass after notification, disorderly conduct, threats to law enforcement, and 4th degree sexual assault. 

13) MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 12:52 a.m.  Officers were called to the 2200 block of Allied Dr, reference a male and female physically fighting.  Upon arrival, officers located the victim (27-year-old HF) laying on the ground and semi-conscious.  Investigation determined that the suspect (34-year-old HM) had battered his wife and she lost consciousness at some point.  The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment.  The suspect was arrested and transported to jail for charges of domestic substantial battery and domestic disorderly conduct.

14) CENTRAL: Crash w/Injuries – 2:09 a.m.  Officers responded to King St at E Doty St for a report of two pedestrians struck by a motor vehicle.   A male pedestrian (26-year-old AAM) was transported to a local hospital for injuries sustained from hitting the windshield of the vehicle.  A female pedestrian was transported to a local hospital for an arm injury.  Many witnesses were on scene and giving various accounts as to whether the vehicle had a green light at this intersection.  The driver of the motor vehicle was on scene and very cooperative.  Drugs were located in the car during investigation.  Investigation continuing. 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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