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MPD Daily Significant Calls 08/20/2018 to 08/21/2018

August 21, 2018 8:42 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 08/20/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 08/21/2018, MPD received 697 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 697 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (62), East (82), Midtown (148), North (83), South (46), West (224), and Other (52).  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". 

**Due to the weather, we were on priority only calls most of the night (approximately 9:30pm-6am). 

1) NORTH: Information/Sexual Assault – 5:27 a.m.  Officers made contact with a victim (21-year-old AAF) who arrived home early in the morning intoxicated and reported to her boyfriend that she believed she may have been sexually assaulted overnight.  The victim was transported to a local hospital.  The victim had some visible injuries to her face which were explained by her friends as being road rash from falling off a bicycle.  The victim woke up at the hospital and did not want to continue with an evaluation or reporting of such incident.  Investigation continuing.     

2) NORTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 8:05 a.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (16-year-old AAF).  No immediate concerns for the juvenile's welfare were identified.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was entered as missing in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

3) EAST: Check Person – 11:46 a.m.  Officers responded to a request to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject (33-year-old AAM) who may have access to a gun.  The subject's whereabouts are unknown.  The subject was entered as missing in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.   

4) MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 1:44 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital at the request of Journey Mental Health to transport a subject (40-year-old WM) to Winnebago.  The conveyance to Winnebago started around 4 p.m. 

5) EAST: Disturbance – 2:45 p.m.  Officers responded to the 2400 block of Atwood Ave for a subject (13-year-old WM) causing a disturbance.   The juvenile was charged with disorderly conduct and conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center. 

6) EAST: Drug Incident/Overdose – 5:59 p.m.  Officers responded to the 3800 block of E. Washington Ave for a subject (27-year-old WF) experiencing an overdose.  Officers administered Naloxone and CCR which revived the subject.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital and cited for possession of heroin/drug paraphernalia.  The subject was also referred to the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI).  Investigation continuing. 

7) CENTRAL: Stolen Auto – 7:05 p.m.  Officers responded to E. Johnson St for a report of a stolen auto.  The key fob had been left in the vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

8) EAST: Armed Robbery – 7:40 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Subway on Cottage Grove Rd.  The store employees reported that two suspects (AAMs) entered the store and demanded money.  The suspects put guns to the store employee's backs and fled with cash.  K9 track conducted.  Investigation continuing.   

9) CENTRAL: Aggravated/Substantial Battery – 8:11 p.m.  Officers responded to the 100 block of State St for a report of two subjects fighting.  The suspect (33-year-old AAM) hit the victim (45-year-old AAM), knocking him unconscious.  The victim was conveyed to a local hospital.  The suspect was arrested and charged with substantial battery. 

10) WEST: Assist EMS/Fire – 9:10 p.m.  Officers, along with EMS/Fire, responded to the 1000 block of Chapel Hill Rd for a vehicle/occupants that went into a drainage ditch due to flooded roadways.  Two of the occupants were able to be rescued by good Samaritans.  A third occupant has yet to be located.  MFD has the lead on the rescue/recovery of the individual.  Investigation continuing. 

11) NORTH: Weapons Offense – 9:25 p.m.  Officers responded to a north side residence after a firearm was accidently discharged while being cleaned by the owner.  The gun owner/resident was cooperative and was cited with a city ordinance.          

12) WEST: Disturbance – 12:56 a.m.  Officers responded to a convenience store on Junction Court for a subject/suspect (23-year-old WM) harassing patrons.  The suspect was asked to leave by store employees and he refused.  The suspect was contacted by officers.  The suspect was uncooperative and attempted to fight with officers.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct, trespassing and resisting. 

13) NORTH: Disturbance – 3:34 a.m.  Officers responded to a north side residence for a disturbance between two subjects (22-year-old AAM victim and 24-year-old AAF suspect).  The female initially called the police stating she had been assaulted by her boyfriend.  Around the same time as this call, the boyfriend/victim called from another location stating he was hit by a car driven by his girlfriend/suspect.  The female denied calling the police.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct while armed. 

14) WEST: Assist EMS/Fire – 4:31 a.m.  Officers responded, along with EMS/Fire, to Westin Dr/Keswick Dr for a garbage truck (unoccupied) on fire.  Nothing suspicious identified.                      

Posted by: Chief Koval

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