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MPD Daily Significant Calls 08/25/2018 to 08/26/2018

August 26, 2018 10:20 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 6:00 a.m. on 08/25/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/26/2018, MPD received 427 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 427 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (97), East (74), Midtown (50), North (77), South (49), West (61), and Other (19).  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".

**Priorities only West and Midtown starting at 7:25 a.m., due to Cameron Dr homicide.  City-wide priorities beginning at 11:30 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m.  West, Midtown, and South returned to priorities only from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. due to a foot pursuit and multiple overdose calls on Allied Dr. 

***It should be noted that over the course of this 24-hour reporting period, MPD/MFD responded to eight individuals who had taken drugs and overdosed; one of which resulted in death. 

1) EAST: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 3:03 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to a report of a missing/runaway juvenile with an East side residential address.  The caller/mother reported her 15-year-old WF daughter attended a football game at Memorial High School the previous evening and had not returned home.  Juvenile was entered as missing in NCIC and an ATL was aired.  At approximately 4:30 a.m., the juvenile texted her mother that she had fallen asleep at a friend's house and was safe.  **This was a holdover call that we did not have enough information on the previous day, as officers were still in the field and/or reports not yet typed.

2) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 4:56 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to Calypso Rd, reference a domestic disturbance.  The suspect (29-year-old HM) returned to his residence at around 3 a.m., intoxicated.  His wife/victim (26-year-old WF) confronted him about obvious signs of recent infidelities.  He responded by grabbing her arms and putting his hand on her throat, preventing her from breathing.  The victim was able to get herself to a local hospital, and MPD was called.  The suspect was contacted at the residence and arrested.  He was conveyed to jail on charges of domestic strangulation and domestic battery.  **This was a holdover call that we did not have enough information on the previous day, as officers were still in the field and/or reports not yet typed. 

3) WEST: Homicide Investigation – 6:52 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to the 2000 block of Cameron Dr reference a homicide investigation.  Please see press release for further information.

4) CENTRAL: Death Investigation/Drug Incident-Overdose – 9:57 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to N Hamilton St reference a 34-year-old WF who was pulseless and non-breathing (PNB).  The female subject and her boyfriend (41-year-old WM) had used heroin earlier in the day and upon waking, the boyfriend found the female subject unresponsive.  He had called 911 and performed CPR; however, the subject/victim was pronounced at the scene.  Due to the admission of heroin use, the male subject was transported to a local hospital for medical evaluation.  Medical Examiner on scene.  Investigation continuing. 

5) NORTH: Disorderly Conduct – 9:59 a.m.  The victim (28-year-old AAF) was at the McDonald's on Dryden Dr when the suspect (32-year-old AAF) came in and wanted to fight her, related to a mutual male acquaintance.  The victim was able to get away without fighting and arrived at the North Police District Station to speak with an officer.  The report was taken but in closing, the victim stated that the suspect would likely continue the dispute at the victim's residence.  A little while later, the victim returned to NPD saying that the suspect did go to the victim's residence and was still there.  Officers contacted the suspect in the victim's front yard.  While being questioned, the suspect aggressed towards the victim at which point officers placed the suspect under arrest for disorderly conduct and took her to jail. 

6) EAST: Bank Robbery-Strong Armed – 11:19 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to a strong armed bank robbery that occurred at Associated Bank (4407 Cottage Grove Rd).  The suspect was described as a WM, in his 20s, short stature, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt.  The suspect entered the bank and demanded money from the teller, who handed over an undisclosed amount.  The suspect fled on foot.  Investigation continuing. 

7) MIDTOWN: Drug Incident-Overdose – 12:33 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Staples (4538 Verona Rd), reference a 26-year-old WM who was unresponsive.  A 25-year-old WF subject reported that she picked up the male subject and they went to Staples.  The male subject waited in the car while the female subject went inside and when she returned, she found him unresponsive.  An MPD officer applied four doses of naloxone before MFD arrived to take over.  There was no evidence of drug use found and it was unknown if the male subject had snorted while in the vehicle or used before he was picked up.  He was transported to a local hospital for medical evaluation.  Investigation continuing.  

8) EAST: Disturbance – 12:34 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to an East side residential address reference a 14-year-old WF juvenile who was out of control.  The juvenile, diagnosed with autism, became angry.  The juvenile picked up a knife and started stabbing objects like a juice box and then a can of shaving cream which exploded.  She then grabbed a younger sibling by the arm and refused to let go.  The 14-year-old was charged with disorderly conduct while armed and was transported to JRC (Juvenile Reception Center). 

9) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:18 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to meet with a 28-year-old AAF who did not feel safe returning home because of prior domestic violence with her 28-year-old AAM boyfriend.  The victim disclosed prior abuse and had visible bruising to her legs.  Officers proceeded to set up on the residence (located on Raymond Rd) as the suspect had called the victim while in contact and said he was almost home.  Officers attempted contact in the parking lot but the suspect fled.  Officers had locked down a perimeter in the Tottenham/Adderbury/Frisch area when a resident approached an officer and said that her family was still inside, but believed that someone was trying to get into their house on Frisch Rd.  The suspect apparently entered the garage, climbed up into the attic, and then fell through the drywall onto the resident's vehicle, causing damage.  Officers surrounded the suspect who surrendered and was subsequently arrested and transported to jail for charges of domestic battery, domestic disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property, criminal trespass to dwelling, disorderly conduct, and resisting/obstructing.  Investigation continuing.

10) MIDTOWN – Drug Incident-Overdose – 1:27 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of Allied Dr, reference a 42-year-old HM who was unresponsive.  The subject had been drinking heavily, and previously was a cocaine user.  Today, the subject decided to buy cocaine on the street again.  He tried to smoke what he had purchased, but it had adverse effects and was believed to be heroin.  The suspect was cited for possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

11) MIDTOWN: Drug Incident-Overdose – 2:47 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Allied Dr and Percy Julian Way, reference a 45-year-old AAM and a 46-year-old AAM who were both found PNB (pulseless, non-breathing) next to a vehicle.  A witness reported seeing the two subjects and a third male dropped off on the roadway, and then the two subjects had subsequently collapsed and the third male had fled on Allied Dr.  MFD arrived on scene and revived both subjects with naloxone.  Both suspects admitted to snorting heroin before going PNB and were given citations for possession of heroin.  They were transported to local hospitals for medical evaluations.  The third male subject apparently called a friend and admitted to snorting heroin also, but refused to meet with police and said that he was okay.  Investigation continuing.

12) EAST: Drug Incident-Overdose – 3:42 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to an unconscious 33-year-old WM in a vehicle at Kwik Trip (4402 E Buckeye Rd).  Drug paraphernalia consistent with heroin use was observed in plain view.  The suspect was revived by MFD and transported to a local hospital.  Citations for possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia were left with him and he was eligible for MARI (Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative).

13) NORTH: Weapons Offense-Shots Fired – 3:49 p.m.  In the 500 block of Northport Dr, a witness was on their balcony and heard a verbal argument.  The witness observed that the disturbance had turned physical between 4 to 5 AAM subjects in their mid to late 20s.  Several individuals were observed entering a vehicle and subsequently leaving the scene.  The primary suspect (AAM, 6'0", wearing a red, white, and blue hooded sweatshirt) went into an unknown vehicle in the parking lot and grabbed a gun.  He fired off seven rounds at the suspects who had left in a vehicle, while they were stopped at the Kennedy/Northport stoplight.  Casings have been recovered and at this time no damage has been reported.  Investigation continuing.

14) WEST: Missing Adult – 7:11 p.m.  A wife and husband had an argument the previous evening and the wife (41-year-old WF) had left their West side residence.  Wife still had not returned and husband was concerned as she has been under stress lately.  An ATL was completed and she was listed as missing through NCIC.  At approximately 10:38 p.m., the female subject had returned home safe, with no concerns. 

15) NORTH: Weapons Offense – 8:17 p.m.  Madison Police responded for a weapons incident involving two people who pulled a gun on a Green Cab driver/victim (41-year-old WM) in the 2500 block of Calypso Road at about 8:15 pm.  The two suspects were about 15-16 years of age and AAMs.  The suspects got into the cab and asked to go to Sun Prairie.  The driver wanted payment ahead of time and one the males got out of the cab and walked near an apartment building, then came back and after getting into the cab displayed a long gun (possibly shotgun) before both suspects ran away on foot.  The cab driver was not injured but immediately drove from this area and called police.  Investigation continuing.

16) EAST: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 10:13 p.m.  Officers were called to a local hospital reference a 6-year-old who was brought in by a parent and may have been sexually assaulted.  The 6-year-old had been staying with family friends at an East side residence for the week and then disclosed to his mother he did not want to go there as a 12-year-old at that same location was engaged in inappropriate touching.  CPS will be notified and the child was safe with his mother at this time.  Investigation continuing.

17) CENTRAL: Drug Incident-Overdose – 12:49 a.m.  Officers were dispatched reference a female laying on the side of the road near the intersection of W Dayton St and Marion St.  The 33-year-old WF was located PNB with a syringe in her hand.  MFD administered naloxone and she was subsequently transported to a local hospital.  The suspect was given a citation for possession of heroin.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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