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 08/30/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/31/2018, MPD received 638 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 638 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (148), East (116), Midtown (78), North (98), South (62), West (93), and Other (43). 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 only west of the Square from 11:30am to 12:50pm**
**Priority calls only citywide from 1:43am to 4:10am**
1) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 1:16am. Officers responded to the 2900 block of Hoard St for a report of a domestic disturbance. The victim (25-year-old WF) reported that the suspect (25-year-old AAM) had driven out of town with the couple's young children without the victim's consent. Probable cause was developed for domestic disorderly conduct and felony bail jumping related to the violation of an existing court order. Investigation continuing. **This was a holdover call for which we did not have enough information on the previous day, as officers were still in the field and/or reports not yet typed.**
2) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 5:51am. Officers responded to the 1100 block of Morraine View Dr for a report of a domestic disturbance. The victim (24-year-old AAM) reported being in an argument with the suspect (22-year-old AAF) when the suspect escalated the situation by brandishing a knife and making threats. While the victim was holding the couple's infant child, the suspect reportedly swung the knife at the victim, causing multiple lacerations to the victim. The suspect then fled the scene with the child, who was unharmed during this incident. The victim was transported to the hospital to have his injuries treated. The suspect is still at large. Investigation continuing. **This was a holdover call for which we did not have enough information on the previous day, as officers were still in the field and/or reports not yet typed.**
3) NORTH: Disturbance – 6:20am. Officers responded to the 2300 block of E Washington for a report of a disturbance. The suspect (24-year-old WM) had stayed overnight at a friend's residence and was drinking heavily. The suspect became upset when asked to leave in the morning, and at that point, he reportedly displayed a knife and created a disturbance. The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct while armed and was taken to jail.
4) WEST: Death Investigation – 9:18am. Officers responded to Sky Ridge Dr for a report of an unresponsive person in a residence. The victim (95-year-old WM) appeared to have fallen or experienced a medical emergency. The medical examiner was also called to the scene. No suspicious circumstances were noted. Investigation continuing.
5) NORTH: Death Investigation – 11:08am. Officers responded to the 1900 block of Manley St for a report of an unresponsive person in a vehicle. The victim (24-year-old WM) was pulseless and not breathing, and drug paraphernalia was also located in the vehicle. The medical examiner's office was notified. Investigation continuing.
6) WEST: Retail Theft/Battery – 2:13pm. Officers responded to Menard's at 430 Commerce Dr for a report of a retail theft and battery. Loss Prevention staff reported that they confronted a suspect (35-year-old WM) who had stolen some tools. The suspect battered the employee and fled in a vehicle. The vehicle was located by an officer but the suspect fled when a traffic stop was attempted. Probable cause was developed for charges of retail theft, disorderly conduct, battery, fleeing/eluding an officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, and bail jumping. Investigation continuing.
7) MIDTOWN: Traffic Crash – 3:35pm. Officers responded to the area of Vilas Ave and Harrison St for a vehicle crash. The driver (71-year-old WF) crashed into a parked vehicle, causing her vehicle to flip onto its roof. The driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Alcohol and/or drugs did not appear to be a factor. See completed press release for further information and updates.
8) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 3:56pm. Officers responded to the 300 block of Kent Ln for a report of a domestic disturbance. The victim (15-year-old AAF) reported that her ex-boyfriend (15-year-old AAM) had made threats via text message today, and that he had physically battered her on the previous day. Probable cause was developed for charges of disorderly conduct, battery, and strangulation. Investigation continuing.
9) MIDTOWN: Sexual Assault – 4:25pm. Officers responded to the 2300 block of Allied Dr for a report of a sexual assault. The victim (15-year-old AAF) reported that she had been sexually assaulted by an acquaintance (15-year-old AAM) earlier in the week. The victim was taken to the hospital for a medical evaluation. Investigation continuing.
10) CENTRAL: Fraud – 5:19pm. Officers responded to the 400 block of W Gilman St for a report of a phone scam. The victim (24-year-old UF) had been called by scammers posing as 911 and the Madison Police and was told that she needed to pay money in order to avoid legal consequences from a fabricated federal investigation. The victim ended up losing almost $15,000 to the scammers over the course of five hours. See the completed press release for further information and updates. Investigation continuing.
11) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 6:04pm. Officers responded to the 10 block of W Wilson St for a report of a disturbance. The suspect (40-year-old AAF) caused a disturbance with a passerby and was arrested for disorderly conduct. The suspect was taken to jail and evaluated by Journey Mental Health.
12) SOUTH: Overdose – 9:13pm. Officers responded to the 1000 block of W Badger Rd for a suspect (36-year-old UM) behaving erratically and running into traffic. While assisting Town of Madison Police in apprehending this suspect, officers located another suspect (31-year-old HM) who was down and unresponsive behind a building. This suspect was given naloxone and revived by police. It was later determined that these suspects had been using drugs together. The UM suspect was arrested and taken to the jail on a charge of possession of heroin and a probation hold. The HM suspect was given a citation for possession of heroin and given paperwork pertaining to the MARI program.
13) EAST: Overdose – 9:23pm. Officers responded to 4 Collins Ct for a report of a subject slumped over in their vehicle. Officers contacted the subject (48-year-old WM), whom they were able to revive without any drugs being administered. No probable cause was developed for any charges at this time and the subject was transported to the hospital for medical evaluation. Investigation continuing.
14) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 9:38pm. Officers responded to the 200 block of Lakelawn Pl for a report of a road rage in which a gun had been displayed. The victim (51-year-old WM) reported that the suspect (32- to 37-year-old WM) had confronted the victim about having cut the suspect off in traffic. At one point during the verbal dispute, the suspect reportedly retrieved a handgun from his vehicle and held it at his side. Investigation continuing.
15) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 11:03pm. Officers responded to Paul's Club at 204 State St for a report of an intoxicated subject who had pulled a knife on someone. The suspect (66-year-old AAM) was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct while armed. Due to his intoxicated state, he was placed under protective custody and taken to Detox. See the completed press release for further information and updates.
16) CENTRAL: Theft – 12:13am. Officers responded to the 1400 block of Williamson St for a report of a theft. A witness reported seeing two UM suspects stealing an aluminum ramp from behind one of the businesses on this street and loading it into their vehicle. Investigation continuing.
17) EAST: Stolen Auto/Juvenile Arrested Person – 1:31am. Officers observed a vehicle that had been reported as stolen traveling in the area of East Springs Dr and East Towne Blvd. Prior to taking any police action, officers heard the sound of a crash and located the vehicle down the road. A perimeter was set up and officers were able to locate the suspects (14-year-old AAM, 13-year-old UM, 16-year-old AAM, 16-year-old UM, 14-year-old AAM) nearby. A facsimile firearm was also located in the vehicle. All five were taken to the Juvenile Reception Center. See the completed press release for further information.
18) CENTRAL: Burglary-Residential – 1:36am. Officers responded to the 10 block of N Bassett St for a report of an attempted burglary. The victims (28-year-old AAM, 32-year-old WF) reported waking to the sounds of someone trying to enter their residence. The male victim retrieved a firearm and confronted the suspect (25-to-29-year-old WM) and demanded he leave. The suspect then fled the area. See the completed press release for further information and updates. Investigation continuing.
19) WEST: Burglary-Residential/Stolen Auto – 2:30am. Officers responded to the 9800 block of Trappers Trl for a report of a burglary in which two vehicles were taken. The victim (38-year-old WM) reported waking up to his home alarm system going off and discovered that his vehicles had been stolen. The victim believed he had left the garage open and the vehicles unlocked with the keys inside. See the completed press release for further information and updates. Investigation continuing.