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MPD Daily Significant Calls 08/06/2018 to 08/07/2018

August 7, 2018 10:00 AM

Guess what today is Madison?!  It is National Night Out and we hope your family joins us tonight!

Each year, our National Night Out is held at different sites throughout our community.  Tonight it is being held at Warner Park from 5pm-8pm.  We will make available officers from several specialized units (such as SWAT, Gang Unit, Neighborhood Officers, Community Policing Teams, etc.), police squads, mounted patrol units, K9 units, our Unmanned Aircraft System, fire trucks and much more!   

This is a free, family-friendly event.  We will be joined by Madison Fire Department, the Parks Department, Reach-a-Child and Northside Early Childhood Zone personnel, as we celebrate a wonderful evening out together. 

There is also an all-star game scheduled at the Mallards Duck Pond (which requires a separate admission).  Part of the parking lot will be blocked off which will allow for plenty of parking and space to meet-and-greet. 

We look forward to seeing you tonight!  


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 08/06/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 08/07/2018, MPD received 533 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 533 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (80), East (111), Midtown (77), North (92), South (52), West (77), and Other (44).  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 6:02pm-8:25pm due to calls for service. 

1) WEST: Damage to Property – 9:15 a.m.  Officers responded to Jacobs Way for a disturbance.  A juvenile/suspect (13-year-old AAM) was upset and started to throw items around the residence.  The juvenile went outside and caused damage to a vehicle.  Officers made contact with the juvenile.  MPD Mental Health Officer plugged in.  A decision was made that it was in the best interest of the juvenile to be returned to his guardian.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing.   

2) MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 10:28 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital and met with a victim (23-year-old WM) who reported two domestic incidents with his girlfriend/suspect (25-year-old WF).  The victim reported that the suspect threatened him with a knife.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct while armed (2 counts) and intimidation of a victim.  Investigation continuing.    

3) NORTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 11:09 a.m.  Officers responded to the 2100 block of Fordem Ave for a subject (66-year-old AM) who was in need of a Chapter 51 (mental health order) return to Winnebago.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital and once medically cleared, he was transported to Winnebago.   

4) EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 12:34 p.m.  Officers responded to the 3100 block of E. Washington Ave to locate a subject who was wanted for a Chapter 51 (mental health order) return.  The subject (24-year-old WM) was located and conveyed to a local hospital for a medical clearance.  After a medical clearance was obtained, the subject was conveyed to Winnebago.   

5) CENTRAL: Threats Complaint – 1:00 p.m.  Officers stopped to check the welfare of a subject (45-year-old WM) on State Street.  During the contact with the subject, officers observed an open intoxicant.  The subject was detained and during the course of their interaction the subject made threatening statements towards officers.  The subject was cited for open intoxicants and arrested for battery/threat to a law enforcement officer.      

6) NORTH: Crash – 1:49 p.m.  Officers responded to a crash on Packers Ave/Melrose Ave.  Witnesses described seeing a motorcycle driving at a high-rate of speed and losing control.  The suspect driver left the scene in another vehicle.  EMS was contacted by the suspect who had injured himself.  The suspect (38-year-old WM) was contacted at a local hospital and cited for reckless driving and operating after suspension. 

7) WEST: Check Person – 1:57 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a juvenile (8-year-old HF) running away from a summer day camp program.  According to staff, the juvenile was having some behavioral outbreaks and refused to go back to the summer camp program.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The juvenile was located and an alternative program for her was identified. 

8) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 2:28 p.m.  Officers met with a victim (25-year-old WF) who reported a physical disturbance with her boyfriend/suspect (24-year-old AAM) which occurred last week.  The victim sustained visible injuries.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct, battery and false imprisonment (all domestic-related charges).     

9) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 2:55 p.m.  Officers responded to a domestic disturbance between three subjects (32-year-old HM victim, 50-year-old HF victim and 29-year-old HF suspect).  The HM victim and suspect are in the process of divorcing.  On this date, the suspect went to confront her husband and his mother at their residence.  An argument started and escalated into a physical altercation with the suspect assaulting her husband.  The HM victim sustained visible injuries.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic battery and disorderly conduct.  Child Protective Services was notified as a child as present during the altercation.  Investigation continuing. 

10) NORTH: Check Person – 3:06 p.m.  Officers responded to a north side residence for what was originally reported by the caller as his mother being held at gunpoint in their home.  Officers set up on the residence and were able to make contact with the caller/suspect (25-year-old HM) whose story kept changing.  The suspect admitted to making up the story due to an argument he had with his mother.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct.  Investigation continuing. 

11) NORTH: Armed Robbery/Attempted Homicide – 3:51 p.m.  Officers responded to Sunnyside Crescent reference shots fired.  A victim (19-year-old WM) showed up at a hospital with gunshot wounds (non-life threatening). A casing was located at the scene.  Detectives believe this was a targeted act of violence.  Investigation continuing.      

12) MIDTOWN: Child Abuse – 4:14 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence regarding a disturbance involving a knife.  The suspect (17-year-old HM) was engaged in an argument with his girlfriend for most of the day.  The victim (13-year-old WM) is the girlfriend's brother and told them to "shut up."  The suspect responded by hitting the victim and pushing him against a wall.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Once located, the suspect will be charged with physical abuse to a child.  Investigation continuing. 

13) EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 5:11 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a missing juvenile (15-year-old WF).  The juvenile was located and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Investigation continuing. 

14) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 5:15 p.m.  Officers responded to W. Mifflin St for a disturbance.  Witnesses reported that a suspect (45-year-old AAM) approached them and threatened to kill them.  The suspect fled but was located by officers.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct. 

15) SOUTH: Missing Adult – 8:34 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a missing adult (20-year-old WF).  No immediate safety concerns identified for the subject.  Attempt to locate aired.  Investigation continuing. 

16) CENTRAL: Check Person – 10:20 p.m.  Officers responded to Winnebago St to check the welfare of a subject (43-year-old WM).  The subject had a minor injury.  The subject said he was struck by a hammer by someone who had been stalking him.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

17) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 11:38 p.m.  Officers responded to E. Gorham St for what was originally called in as a burglary but was determined to be a disturbance.  A disagreement took place among several individuals in the home.  No charges were substantiated.  The subjects were separated for the evening.  No further action deemed necessary by the police.

18) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 11:52 p.m.  Officers responded to an east side residence for a 911 hang-up where the caller stated she was assaulted and hung up without providing any other info.  Officers met with the victim (22-year-old AAF) who reported being struck in the face, pushed down and held against her will by her boyfriend/suspect (AAM) before he fled.  Once located, the suspect will be charged with domestic battery and domestic false imprisonment.  Investigation continuing.      

19) WEST: Information/Armed Robbery – 2:18 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery.  The victim (27-year-old WF) reported being approached by three suspects (AAMs), one of which had a gun and pointed it at her.  The victim reported being held against her will and that the suspects fled after taking cash.  Detectives believe this was a targeted offense.  Investigation continuing.   

20) MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 4:25 a.m.  Officers responded to Windigo Trail reference multiple reports of shots fired.  Several casings were recovered from the scene.  Additional canvassing may be necessary during daylight hours.  Investigation continuing.   


Posted by: Chief Koval

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