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MPD Daily Significant Calls 08/26/2018 to 08/27/2018

August 27, 2018 10:49 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 08/26/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/27/2018, MPD received 386 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 386 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (64), East (71), Midtown (45), North (66), South (33), West (56), and Other (51).  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". 


1) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 2:45 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital to meet with a victim (21-year-old AAF) who reported being assaulted by her boyfriend/suspect (38-year-old AAM).  The victim sustained visible injuries.  The suspect was contacted via phone but remains at-large.  Once located, the suspect will be charged with substantial battery and strangulation (domestic-related charges).  Investigation continuing.     * This was a late call that did not make the previous 24-hour cycle call notes due to officers being involved at the scene and reports from the field were not yet typed.  

2) NORTH: Drug Incident/Overdose – 6:32 a.m.  Staff at Warner Park Boat Launch located a subject (22-year-old WF) passed out in the bathroom with drug paraphernalia present.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where she was cited for possession of heroin.  The subject refused a referral to the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI) program.

3) EAST: Check Person – 7:50 a.m.  Officers responded to the 3900 block of Dempsey Rd to check the welfare of a subject (44-year-old WF) as it was reported that she was "on something."  The subject was located and found to be under the influence of something, but unknown what.  The subject was originally going to be conveyed to Detox, but the subject became combative once placed in a police squad.  The subject suffered self-inflicted injuries and was conveyed to a hospital where she was left in the care of medical staff.  Investigation continuing.      

4) MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 9:12 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (62-year-old WF).  The decedent had been battling cancer.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical Examiner's office notified.  Investigation continuing. 

5) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 9:32 a.m.  Officers responded to Hoard St for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (30-year-old WF victim and 35-year-old WM suspect).  The suspect is not allowed to be near the victim or her residence per bail conditions.  The suspect showed up at the victim's residence, got into a verbal argument and then physically assaulted the victim.  The suspect and victim drove around where the assault continued as well as threats from the suspect to kill the victim.  The victim was dropped off back at her residence and the suspect fled.  Once located the suspect will be charged with strangulation (2 counts), battery, disorderly conduct while armed, theft and bail jumping (domestic-related charges).  Investigation continuing. 

6) NORTH: Disturbance – 11:03 a.m.  Officers responded to a north side residence for a disturbance between two subjects (34-year-old WM and 28-year-old WM).  The 28-year-old was contacted who provided his side of the story.  The 34-year-old subject was contacted via phone and denied anything occurring and refused to meet with officers.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

7) EAST: Death Investigation – 2:34 p.m.   Officers responded to an east side residence for a deceased subject (74-year-old WM).  The decedent suffered from multiple health issues.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical Examiner's office notified.  Investigation continuing. 

8) SOUTH: Sexual Assault – 3:44 p.m.  Officers met with a victim (18-year-old AAF) who reported being sexually assaulted by a known suspect (18-year-old AAM) last year.  Investigation continuing. 

9) WEST: Sexual Assault – 5:30 p.m.  Officers met with a victim (19-year-old WF) who reported being sexual assaulted by an acquaintance (WM) over the weekend.  Investigation continuing. 

10) NORTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 7:04 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (17-year-old HM).  No safety concerns for the juvenile were identified.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing

11) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 9:47 p.m.  Officers responded to Moorland Ave for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (40-year-old HF victim and 42-year-old HM suspect).  The victim and suspect are married.  The subjects got into a verbal argument which turned physical.  Probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct. 

12) CENTRAL: Drug Incident/Overdose – 1:09 a.m.  An officer observed two subjects down on W. Gorham Ave.  Both subjects (22-year-old WF and 38-year-old WM) were found to be experiencing overdoses.  The female subject required several doses of Naloxone to be administered, as well as CCR, to revive her.  Both subjects were conveyed to local hospitals for an evaluation.  The subjects will be arrested and conveyed to jail for possession of heroin once medically cleared.  Investigation continuing.      

13) NORTH: Armed Robbery – 2:45 a.m.  Officers responded to Morrow Court for a report of an armed home invasion.  Two suspects (AAMs) entered a home armed and ransacked the residence, while holding the homeowner (28-year-old AAF) at gunpoint.  The suspects fled on foot.  No injuries were reported.  This was determined to be a targeted robbery and not a random event.  Press release completed.  Investigation continuing.


** Since Friday, the Madison Police Department has responded to at least 6 overdose calls with at least 8 victims.  Heroin is a dangerous, deadly drug, and the current strain is especially threatening.  All residents are warned about exceedingly dangerous batches currently in circulation.  There is often a mix of Fentanyl with heroin, which makes usage extremely dangerous.  Users of heroin should not be left alone and Naloxone should be kept readily available, if possible.  Residents are urged to call 911 immediately if they or someone they know are showing symptoms of overdoses.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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