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MPD Daily Significant Calls 08/28/2018 to 08/29/2018

August 29, 2018 9:36 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 08/28/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/29/2018, MPD received 489 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 489 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (93), East (83), Midtown (68), North (68), South (50), West (97), and Other (30).  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) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 5:46 a.m.  An off-duty officer, on his way home from work, observed a subject (19-year-old WF) on the ground.  The subject ran to his vehicle, got in and a male subject (20-year-old WM) was observed running up to the vehicle.  The officer stated he was going to call 911.  Both subjects told the officer (not knowing he was an officer) not to call 911.  The female subject ran off at some point but was contacted by officers who responded to the scene.  Investigation revealed some on-going domestic issues between the two subjects.  The female was identified as the primary aggressor and she was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct, underage drinking, resisting (uncooperative during arrest) and bail jumping.  The male subject received a citation for disorderly conduct.     * 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) MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 7:20 a.m.  A traffic stop was conducted for a vehicle speeding on the Beltline near Whitney Way.  A strong odor of marijuana was detected during the stop.  The driver/suspect (24-year-old AAM) turned over several Xanax pills to the officer that he did not have a prescription for.  The suspect was arrested for possession of prescription drugs without proper authorization and bail jumping.  He was also cited for traffic violations. 

3) MIDTOWN: Strong Armed Robbery – 10:50 a.m.  Officers responded to the Citgo convenience store on S. Gammon Rd for a report of a robbery.  The suspect (AAM) fled with cash.  No weapon was displayed but the suspect did pass a note to the clerk indicating he would harm them if money was not produced.  Suspect at-large.  Press release completed.  Investigation continuing. 

4) NORTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 12:01 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (16-year-old AAF).  No immediate safety concerns were identified.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.  Child Protective Services was plugged in due to claims of child abuse that the juvenile made prior to running away.  Investigation continuing. 

5) WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 12:20 p.m.  Officers responded to the mall for a report of a subject/suspect (30-year-old WM) exposing himself.  The suspect was arrested for lewd and lascivious behavior (2 counts).      

6) EAST: Weapons Offense – 4:01 p.m.  Officers responded to the area of Thompson Dr/Cottage Grove Rd for a report that the caller heard a loud bang (believed to be a gunshot) and observed a vehicle fleeing from the area.   Areas checked.  No evidence of shots fired/altercation located.  Investigation continuing. 

7) NORTH: Check Person – 4:02 p.m.  Officers responded to a north side residence to check the welfare of a suicidal subject (61-year-old WF).  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where she was initially voluntarily admitted.  The subject changed her mind and MPD worked with Journey Mental Health on an emergency detention.  Investigation continuing.

8) WEST: Disturbance – 4:36 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance that occurred at the mall.  The subjects involved fled from the area.  An officer conducted a traffic stop which was occupied by the victim (19-year-old AAM) and one of the suspects (18-year-old UM).  A facsimile firearm was recovered from the vehicle.  The suspect lied about his identification and was found to have several pending warrants.  The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail.  All other parties/subjects were released from the scene. 

9) SOUTH: Drug Incident/Overdose – 4:43 p.m.  Officers responded to W. Olin Ave for a subject (27-year-old WM) experiencing an overdose.  An officer administered Naloxone which revived the subject.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where he was left in the care of medical staff.  The subject does have a probation/parole hold pending, so once medically cleared, he will be conveyed to jail.  Investigation continuing.

10) WEST: Death Investigation/Assist DCSO – 4:58 p.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence to check the welfare of a suicidal subject (55-year-old WM). The subject was not located at his residence.  The subject's phone was pinged and he was located deceased (self-inflicted) in the County.  Dane County Sheriff's Office responded and took over the investigation. 

11) CENTRAL: Detox Conveyance – 9:51 p.m.   Officers responded to a request to check the welfare of a possible suicidal intoxicated subject (36-year-old WM).  Areas checked.  Phone pinged.  The subject was located and found to be intoxicated.  The subject was placed under protective custody and conveyed to Detox after a medical clearance was obtained. 

12) NORTH: Battery – 12:40 a.m.  Officers responded to Monterey Dr for a disturbance/battery between two subjects (51-year-old AAF victim and 15-year-old AAF suspect).  The victim is the suspect's mother.  The suspect left her home without permission from her mother.  When the suspect returned home she became upset about not being able to find her phone and started to cause a disturbance.  The victim reported being hit multiple times in the face by the suspect.  The suspect also broke her mother's phone as she was calling 911.  The suspect fled and is at-large.  Once located, the suspect will be charged with battery, intimidation of a victim, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.  Investigation continuing. 

13) CENTRAL: Detox Conveyance – 1:01 a.m.  Officers heard a subject yelling for help near Park St/University Ave.  Officers made contact with the subject (22-year-old WM) who was found to be intoxicated.  The subject was placed into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital where he became combative and resistive.  Charges may be forthcoming.  Investigation continuing. 

14) MIDTOWN: Sexual Assault – 1:55 a.m.  Officers met with a victim (25-year-old WF) at a local hospital who reported being sexually assaulted by her boyfriend/suspect (22-year-old AAM).  The victim also sustained visible injuries.  Investigation continuing.                                 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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