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 08/18/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 08/19/2018, MPD received 545 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 545 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (135), East (78), Midtown (78), North (76), South (46), West (99), and Other (33). 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 city-wide from 2:25 a.m. to 4:02 a.m. due to call volume in multiple districts.
1) CENTRAL: Foot Patrol – 6:47 a.m. MPD officers were doing foot patrol in Reynolds Park (810 E Mifflin St) and located a 59-year-old WM sleeping on top of the pumping station. The suspect was cited for local ordinance violation 8.625, Lodging in Parks Prohibited. The suspect became unruly and uncooperative and was subsequently conveyed to jail.
2) WEST: Stolen Auto – 7:17 a.m. A 38-year-old WF victim stopped her vehicle in front of a residence in the 1400 block of Theresa Ter and left it running while she dropped her children off for child care. When she returned outside her vehicle was gone. Officers in the area had observed the vehicle riding in tandem with a Toyota Highlander, however, due to heavy fog on this morning the vehicle was lost before officers could attempt a traffic stop. Several calls had come in shortly after, advising that these vehicles were running red lights on Verona Rd, traveling northbound. The victim later called back to report that the vehicle's location was tracked to Rockford, Illinois. Vehicle has been entered into NCIC and an ATL (Attempt to Locate) was aired. Rockford PD was also notified.
3) SOUTH: Information/Child Abuse – 10:53 a.m. Officers were dispatched to the 7-Eleven located at 2703 W Beltline Hwy, for a report of child abuse. The suspect (AAF in her 40's) entered the 7-Eleven with a 5 to 6-year-old AAF child. The suspect had a large wooden spoon with her and was beating the child with it. The suspect was reportedly yelling that the girl was getting a beating because they have to go to St Louis. Witnesses in the store and the clerk had told the suspect to stop. The suspect and child then left in a vehicle. No apparent injuries to the child were reported. Investigation continuing.
4) SOUTH: Information – 1:00 p.m. The Rock County Sheriff's Department reported to MPD that a prisoner under their custody and control had been transported to St Mary's Hospital in Madison for medical treatment. There is a felony probation hold on this individual and they wanted to coordinate an arrest response once the individual had been medically cleared.
5) NORTH: Crash with Injuries – 3:59 p.m. Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Northport Dr and Troy Dr, reference a crash with injuries. A 33-year-old WM decided to dart out into traffic (headed southbound across Northport Dr) while Northport Dr traffic had a green light. A vehicle being driven by a 24-year-old WF then struck the WM suspect. The suspect was transported to a local hospital for what were described as minor injuries. The suspect/pedestrian was left a citation.
6) MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 6:00 p.m. MPD transported a 28-year-old UF to Detox (2914 Industrial Dr) the previous day, due to her incapacitation from alcohol, and violation of her bail. On this day when officers went to transport her, she had illegal drugs in her property. She was subsequently conveyed to jail.
7) WEST: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 9:04 p.m. Officers were dispatched to a report of a 13-year-old AAM who ran away from his home on Prairie Rd. The juvenile's mother reported that her son was last seen on Friday, 8/17/18 at approximately 5 p.m. There are no medical concerns, the juvenile was entered as missing in NCIC, and an ATL was aired. Investigation continuing.
8) MIDTOWN: Drug Incident/Overdose – 9:13 p.m. Officers were dispatched with MFD/EMS to the 2300 block of Allied Dr, reference an unconscious subject. A 31-year-old AAF was visiting a friend's apartment when she left for a while and then returned. Upon returning, she had gone unconscious. MFD/EMS arrived and administered naloxone, reviving the subject. She was transported to a local hospital for a medical clearance before being transported to jail on charges of possession of heroin and bail jumping.
9) NORTH: Death Investigation – 10:37 p.m. Officers were dispatched to a North side residential address, reference a death investigation. Dane County Sheriff's units also responded. Upon arrival, Dane County Sheriff's deputies had begun exigent circumstances entry and were assisted by MPD and MFD. Once inside the residence, medical attempts were initiated on a 63-year-old WM subject and he was transported to a local hospital, however, he subsequently died. Nothing suspicious on scene or at the hospital. Medical Examiner notified.
10) WEST: Fight Call – 11:05 p.m. Multiple callers were reporting a fight occurring in the 7900 block of Tree Ln (Madison Supportive Housing), involving approximately 30 individuals. During the fight, someone possibly got pepper sprayed by other people involved in the fight. Subjects had fled as officers arrived on scene. Those remaining on scene did not want to speak to officers and anyone who may have been pepper sprayed did not come forward. Officers remained on scene thereafter in order to ensure stability. Investigation continuing.
11) CENTRAL: Suspicious Person – 11:38 p.m. An 18-year-old HF was walking on W Gilman St near Webster Ave with a group of friends when a 23-year-old WM drove by in his vehicle and took photos of her. A plate and description were provided and officers made contact with the male subject who admitted to being downtown driving but denied taking any photos of anyone. The female subject only wanted to report this incident to police at this time.
12) NORTH: Drug Incident/Overdose – The suspect (29-year-old WF) was visiting her friend at a North side residential address. The suspect's friend had gone to the store for approximately 30 minutes and when she returned, she found the suspect hunched over on the floor. MFD/EMS arrived and administered naloxone which revived the suspect. Located inside of the suspect's purse were items consistent with heroin use. The suspect was transported to a local hospital with officers following. Due to call volume picking up and a minimum one hour wait at the hospital, the suspect was given a citation for possession of heroin, and bail jumping. Investigation continuing.
13) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 12:33 a.m. Officers were dispatched to N Butler St, reference a domestic disturbance between a 50-year-old WM suspect and a 53-year-old WM victim. The victim heard his roommate/suspect yelling and throwing dinner plates at the victim's vehicle and subsequently saw him armed with a knife. The suspect was subsequently arrested and taken to jail on charges of domestic disorderly conduct while armed and domestic criminal damage to property.
14) CENTRAL: Fight Call – 1:26 a.m. Officers working the Downtown Safety Initiative (DSI) called out a fight at the Double-U Bar. After subsequent investigation, officers arrested a 21-year-old HM for disorderly conduct. When searched, approximately 42 pills of a controlled substance were found on his person. A charge of possession of schedule II narcotics was added and the suspect was conveyed to jail.
15) WEST: Substantial Battery – 1:51 a.m. The suspect (42-year-old AAM) and the victim (34-year-old WM) were at a residence on Allison Ln when the victim wanted to start fighting people and punched the suspect in the face. The suspect then grabbed a toy scooter and hit the victim in the head. The victim was taken to a local hospital with a 4-inch cut to his head. The suspect was arrested for substantial battery with an enhancer of intent to cause bodily injury where result is great bodily harm. Investigation continuing.
16) CENTRAL: Crash-Hit and Run – 3:06 a.m. A vehicle hit multiple parked cars and struck a tree on N Butler St, where the vehicle was left. The registered owner was located and from witness statements it appeared the driver was a friend of the owner. Deforest officers attempted to contact the probable driver (25-year-old WM) at his address but he was not located. Investigation continuing.