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 07/27/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 07/28/2018, MPD received 602 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 602 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (119), East (106), Midtown (83), North (87), South (52), West (89), and Other (66). 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 from 11:39 a.m.-12:21 p.m. due to calls for service.
**Priority calls only Central, East and North from 1:06 a.m., expanded to citywide at 4:08 a.m., due to multiple domestic arrests, OWIs, pending emergency detention, etc. Returned to normal calls for service at 5:28 a.m.
1) WEST: Civil Dispute – 9:14 a.m. Officers responded to Frisch Road for what was originally reported as a harassment complaint. The complainant (64-year-old WM) advised that his son's ex-girlfriend (20-year-old UF) has been demanding that he return dogs to her. The dogs were purchased when the UF and the WM's son were in a relationship. No specific threats to harm or other criminal behavior was identified. No charges have been substantiated at this time.
2) EAST: Sex Offense Miscellaneous – 10:39 a.m. Officers responded to South Thompson Drive for a dispute between a 33-year-old WM and a 26-year-old WF. The female reported the male accessed her Google account and posted photos to her Facebook page without her permission. Investigation continuing.
3) NORTH: Information/Check Person – 11:04 a.m. Officers responded to Melody Lane to check the welfare of a subject (18-year-old AAF) who has cognitive delays. Investigation continuing.
4) NORTH: Weapons Offense – 11:26 a.m. Officers responded to Scott Lane for what was originally reported as a subject shooting at an occupied moving vehicle. Investigation revealed that this did not occur. Subjects in the area were involved in some sort of "disturbance" but left prior to officers arriving on scene. The original complaint was not substantiated. Investigation continuing.
5) CENTRAL: Disorderly Conduct – 12:00 p.m. MPD was contacted by a Madison parking enforcement officer (PEO) after the PEO was approached by a 27-year-old HM who was upset about a parking citation. The suspect yelled at the PEO and shoved him. There is probable cause to arrest the suspect for disorderly conduct. Investigation continuing.
6) WEST: Theft – 2:24 p.m. MPD was contacted by a 39-year-old AAF who wanted to report a handgun missing. Investigation continuing.
7) EAST: Drug Incident Overdose – An off duty dispatcher reported observing a 40-year-old AAM passing out and snorting drugs in the lot at the Park and Ride on Collins Court. The suspect was seen by MFD. The male did have heroin in his possession. The suspect was Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI) eligible. The suspect was cited for possession of heroin. Investigation continuing.
8) MIDTOWN: Child Abuse – 5:10 p.m. Officers were at another call on Morraine View Drive when they heard the sounds of children crying and screaming in another apartment. Officers were able to make contact with a 51-year-old AAF who admitted to striking her grandchildren (3-year-old AAF and 6-year-old AAM) with a belt for going into the pantry without permission. Child Protective Services was contacted. Children were placed with a responsible party. Investigation continuing.
9) EAST: OMVWI Arrest/Intoxicated Driver – 8:16 p.m. Officers were responding to a hit and run on Cottage Grove Road and Dempsey. As the 38-year-old WM suspect was leaving the scene he struck a tree on Major Avenue. Officers made contact with the suspect driver at his home. A crack pipe was found on his person. The suspect refused standardized field sobriety tests. The suspect was placed under arrest, taken to a local hospital, provided a consensual blood draw, and was admitted to the hospital for other issues. The suspect received 7 citations, including OWI, two hit and run citations, possession of drug paraphernalia and also has a Department of Corrections warrant.
10) CENTRAL: Burglary Residential – 10:15 p.m. MPD was dispatched to a locked parking garage on South Bedford Street for a vehicle with the passenger window smashed out. The caller was not the owner. The owner/victim (24-year-old WM) was later contacted and identified. It is believed that some items and cash were taken from the vehicle. Investigation continuing.
11) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 10:37 p.m. Officers responded to a restaurant on West Mifflin Street for a disturbance. A 41-year-old AAM and a 42-year-old WM were physically fighting. One suspect was found to have two puncture wounds on his neck and required stitches at a local hospital. Once a medical clearance was obtained, both suspects were subsequently transported to jail. The suspect with puncture wounds in his neck was arrested for disorderly conduct, trespass, and bail jumping. The suspect who caused the stitches was charged with substantial battery while armed and disorderly conduct while armed. Investigation continuing.
12) WEST: Strong Armed Robbery – 10:44 p.m. Madison Police is investigating a strong armed robbery that occurred in the 6800 block of Schroeder Road. As the 27-year-old AF victim accessed her trunk, the suspect grabbed her and threw her to the ground. There was a struggle over her purse and some items were taken. One item was located nearby. When the victim left to get help, the suspect attempted to take the victim's vehicle.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Madison Police Department or Madison Area Crime Stoppers. Press release was completed.
13) EAST: Conveyance Mental Health – 11:01 p.m. MPD responded to a report of a suicidal subject at a residence on Acewood Boulevard. The 26-year-old WM subject was initially cooperative with officers, but later tried to retreat into the residence. Officers were able to detain him. A knife was located. Crisis was contacted. The subject was placed under protective custody and transported to a local hospital. The subject will be placed under an emergency detention and conveyed to Winnebago.
14) NORTH: Traffic Stop 11:05 p.m. North Violence Reduction Initiative (VRI) officers were in the area of Blaine Drive when they spotted several vehicles with only running lights on. As officers turned the squad around to investigate, the vehicles left the scene. Later, an oncoming vehicle approached them at a high rate of speed. When officers stopped the vehicle, two people ran from the car. The front passenger (17-year-old WF) remained and a high-risk stop was conducted. A perimeter was established and a K9 track was done but the two suspects were not located. The passenger provided little information and was ultimately released. The registered owner of the vehicle could not be reached so the vehicle was towed. In the path of where the two suspects ran, a realistic looking BB gun was located. Investigation continuing.
15) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 2:01 a.m. Officers responded to Balsam Road for a domestic disturbance. During an argument between a 36-year-old AAF and the suspect (37-year-old UM), the suspect slammed some glasses down, breaking them, resulting in a cut to himself. When officers contacted the suspect, he was arrested for domestic damage to property and then taken to the hospital for a medical clearance. The suspect did require stitches. Officers waited for medical clearance prior to transport to jail.
16) EAST: OMVWI Arrest/Intoxicated Driver – 2:28 a.m. Officers responded to South Stoughton Road for a report of an accident where a vehicle left the curb and hit some trees. No one was on scene when MPD arrived; however, the suspect (25-year-old UM) returned to the scene with blood on him. Probable cause was established for 1st offense OWI and the suspect was arrested.
17) NORTH: Accident with Injuries – 3:57 a.m. Officers responded to Westport Road at Green Avenue for a crash. The suspect/driver failed to negotiate a curve, went between some trees, over landscaping, missed a house by about 3 feet, and struck another vehicle in the driveway. The crash caused the suspect's car to go airborne, come down on its hood, and then come to rest on its roof. MFD had to extricate the 21-year-old WM suspect from the vehicle. The suspect was transported to the hospital. He was intoxicated and uncooperative. The suspect was admitted to the hospital for observation and will be charged with first offense OWI. Investigation continuing.