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MPD Daily Significant Calls 08/15/2018 to 08/16/2018

August 16, 2018 10:26 AM

The final data that we look at from the month of July is "Theft from Autos". 

There was a 21% increase in theft from autos from July, 2017 (156) to July, 2018 (188).  Through the end of July, our community has experienced a total of 605 reported theft from auto incidents.  When we look at the average (749) for this timeframe over the last four years, we see a small decrease (19% decrease).

Here is a breakdown, per district, of where these incidents occurred in July:

  • West: 42
  • Midtown: 35
  • South: 11
  • Central: 26
  • North: 32
  • East: 42

Remember....lock your vehicles (even when in a garage) and leave valuables out of sight (and even better, do not leave valuables - - especially guns - - in your vehicle at all)!  Do not become an easy target to become 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 08/15/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 08/16/2018, MPD received 531 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 531 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (101), East (87), Midtown (65), North (79), South (48), West (103), and Other (48).  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 6:31pm-8pm due to calls for service.

1) NORTH: Damage to Property/Assist MFD – 6:10 a.m.  Officers, along with MFD, responded to a suspicious fire to a deck on E. Washington Ave.  A suspect (17-year-old HM) was identified and arrested.  MFD has the lead on this investigation.  Additional charges may be forthcoming.  Investigation continuing.     

2) NORTH: Stolen Auto – 7:38 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a stolen vehicle.  The suspect is the registered owner's son (14-year-old AAM).  The vehicle and juvenile were observed later in the day.  A stop was attempted.  The juvenile fled on foot but was apprehended.  The juvenile was taken into custody, conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center and charged with operating a motor vehicle without consent, 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety, theft and resisting. 

3) SOUTH: Check Person/Child Custody Dispute – 8:27 a.m.  Officers responded to a south side residence for an on-going dispute/child custody situation.  The caller advised that her daughter/suspect (33-year-old AAF) entered her home without her permission and took her 8-year-old daughter (the caller's grandchild) which is against a child custody agreement.  Attempts made to contact the suspect were unsuccessful.  Areas checked.  Attempt to locate aired.  No immediate concerns for the child's welfare identified.  Once located, the suspect will be charged with domestic disorderly conduct, trespass to dwelling and interfering with child custody.  Investigation continuing.        

4) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 8:34 a.m.  Officers responded to the 2300 block of S. Park St for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (37-year-old WF victim and 29-year-old AAM suspect).  The subjects got into a physical altercation where the suspect punched and strangled the victim.  The suspect fled and is at-large.  Once located, the suspect will be charged with domestic battery, domestic strangulation, false imprisonment, operating a motor vehicle without consent and criminal damage to property.  Investigation continuing.       

5) EAST: Check Property – 10:32 a.m.   Officers, along with the Dane County bomb squad, responded to a suspicious item on Nakoosa Trail.  No concerns about the package were found.  No further action by the police was deemed necessary. 

6) NORTH: Check Person – 1:30 p.m.  Officers responded to a check welfare request of a potential suicidal subject (35-year-old WF).  The subject was located, taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Investigation continuing.    

7) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 1:59 p.m.  Officers responded to S. Baldwin St for a subject (44-year-old WM) having a mental health crisis and armed with a knife.  Officers had contact with the subject prior in the day at a local hospital.  The subject was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct (2 counts) and battery. 

8) EAST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 2:41 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (14-year-old AAM).  Attempt to locate aired.  No immediate concerns for the juvenile's welfare identified.  The juvenile was listed as missing in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

9) MIDTOWN: Recovered/Stolen Auto – 5:13 p.m.  Officers observed a stolen vehicle near McKenna/Raymond Rd.  A stop was conducted and two passengers exited (the vehicle, occupied by additional subjects, took off).  The two passengers were arrested.  The vehicle was stopped again and two additional subjects were arrested. Suspect #1 (14-year-old AAM) was charged with operating a motor vehicle without consent.  Suspect #2 (14-year-old AAF) was charged with party to the crime of OMVWOC and a pending capias/warrant.  Suspect #3 (14-year-old AAF) was charged with party to the crime of OMVWOC.  Suspect #4 (16-year-old AAF) was charged with party to the crime of OMVWOC and a pending capias/warrant.               

10) EAST: Death Investigation – 5:45 p.m.   Officers responded to a pulseless non-breathing subject (90-year-old WM).  The subject had an active DNR in place.  Nothing suspicious observed.  Medical Examiner's office notified.  Investigation continuing. 

11) WEST: Information/Check Person – 5:58 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a young child (5-year-old) receiving concerning photos to a cell phone.  Child Protective Services notified.  The child was confirmed to be safe.  Investigation continuing.    

12) WEST: Sexual Assault – 6:22 p.m.  Officers are investigating a report that a 19-year-old UF was sexually assaulted by her mother's boyfriend.  The juvenile is safe.  Investigation continuing.         

13) CENTRAL: Strong Armed Robbery – 6:28 p.m.  Officers responded to James Madison Park reference a disturbance.  The victim (54-year-old WM) reported walking on the path near the lake when he was approached by a group asking for money.  The victim stated he told the group he did not have any money and showed them his wallet as confirmation.  The victim said a suspect (38-year-old WF) grabbed his wallet and then proceeded to assault him (with the assistance of another suspect – 49-year-old HM).  The victim sustained visible injuries.  No arrests have been made at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

14) EAST: Weapons Offense – 6:29 p.m.  Officers responded to Commercial Ave where the caller located a bullet hole in a window of his home.  Press release completed.  Investigation continuing.      

15) WEST: Intoxicated Driver – 8:51 p.m.  Officers responded to Redwood Lane for a single-vehicle crash.  The driver/suspect (29-year-old WM) was located passed out in the vehicle.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (1st offense) and felony bail jumping. 

16) EAST: Drug Incident/Overdose – 2:14 a.m.  Officers responded to East Towne Blvd for a report of a subject/suspect (32-year-old WM) passed out in a vehicle with a child also present.  Officers and MFD responded where several doses of Naloxone were administered to the subject.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital.  Once medically cleared, the suspect will be arrested and conveyed to jail on multiple charges.  The child was released to a grandparent.  Investigation continuing.                

Posted by: Chief Koval

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