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MPD Daily Significant Calls 09/01/2018 to 09/02/2018

September 2, 2018 12:05 PM

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 09/01/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/02/2018, MPD received 486 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 486 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (99), East (88), Midtown (71), North (75), South (51), West (64), and Other (38).  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 city-wide at 4:22 p.m. until 12:53 a.m., reference officer involved shooting.  Priorities resumed at 1:27 a.m. due to storm issues on West side and flash flooding downtown, and were lifted at 7:45 a.m. 

1) EAST: Armed Robbery – 6:10 a.m.  Two suspects entered an East side residential home armed with a gun and a tazer.  A 45-year-old HF victim was robbed of cash and blank checks.  Investigation continuing.

2) CENTRAL: Information/Sexual Assault – 9:39 a.m.  On the previous night, a 25-year-old WF and her boyfriend were downtown with a number of friends and end up at The Paradise (119 W Main St).  At some point in time the victim and her boyfriend become separated and he finds her outside in the alleyway behind The Paradise.  The victim was semi-conscious and in the company of three adult males.  MFD/MPD were dispatched due to the victim's intoxication level and semi-conscious state.  The victim was transported to a local hospital.  Once the victim's intoxication level began to lower, she stated that she wished to file a sexual assault report and MPD responded to take the report.  Investigation continuing.  

3) EAST: Road Rage/Arrested Person – 12:41 p.m.  Witnesses called 911 stating there was a physical fight with many individuals involved, occurring in the area of Milwaukee St and Swanton Rd.  Subsequent investigation reflected that this was a road rage incident which then escalated into a physical altercation.  Altogether, several individuals were charged with varying offenses.  A 42-year-old WM was cited and released for disorderly conduct.  This same individual sustained an injury which required 14 stitches.  A 22-year-old AAM was cited for disorderly conduct.  A 19-year-old AAM was cited for disorderly conduct, driving while suspended, and then taken to jail for an outstanding warrant.  Investigation continuing.

4) NORTH: Weapons Offense – 3:55 p.m.  At approximately 3:55 pm on today's date, Madison Police Department officers were dispatched to the area of Upham St and North St regarding a disturbance call. While en route, officers were provided with an update through Dispatch indicating that the complainant in this call had been physically assaulted by the suspect (35-year-old WM). Upon arrival, officers were informed that the suspect had left the area. Officers began to canvass the immediate vicinity and the suspect was spotted. The suspect then fled from the officers on foot. As the officers got closer to the suspect, he presented a knife and made a threat. One of the officers subsequently shot the suspect. The suspect went down and first aid was rendered. MFD responded to the scene and the suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for what is believed to be a non-life threatening wound. Pursuant to MPD policy and consistent with State law, an independent investigating authority has been summoned as the primary agency in examining the officers' conduct and will investigate the officer involved shooting. The Department of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has agreed to respond and will take the case.

5) EAST: Crash with Injuries – 4:20 p.m.  A 67-year-old WM was driving a truck near the intersection of Milwaukee St at S Thompson Dr, when a 14-year-old AAM ran in front of him.  As a result of the crash, the juvenile suffered significant injuries although non-life threatening.  Subsequent investigation revealed the juvenile was at fault for sudden pedestrian movement.  Investigation continuing.

6) SOUTH: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 4:39 p.m.  A 16-year-old HF, who resides on W Badger Rd and was previously reported as a runaway, returned home this morning and her missing status was removed.  She ran away again later in the day.  An ATL was aired and she was re-listed as a runaway. 

7) NORTH: Information/Child Abuse – 5:50 p.m.  A 36-year-old AAM came to the North Police District Station to report scratches he observed on his 3-year-old daughter.  The complainant indicated that the child may have received these scratches while visiting her mother.  Child Protective Services notified.  Investigation continuing.

8) NORTH: Assist Outside Agency/Sun Prairie PD – 10:17 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Troy Dr reference a man with a knife who had threatened his sister-in-law over a Facebook video.  When officers arrived, the suspect (58-year-old HM) was contacted and found to be intoxicated.  Subsequent investigation revealed that the suspect had been involved in a domestic disturbance in Sun Prairie which had not been reported.  The suspect returned home to Troy Dr where he posted a video that essentially said he was ready to defend himself if anyone came over to continue the disturbance.  He was seen waving a knife in this video.  Sun Prairie PD was contacted reference the unreported domestic case and continued the investigation.  

9) CENTRAL: Crash-Hit and Run – 1:12 a.m.  The victim (22-year-old WM) was traveling on his bike in the 500 block of W Mifflin St, wearing a camouflage jacket, and was on the wrong side of the road.  The victim was struck by a white sedan which fled the scene.  The victim was not wearing a helmet at the time of the incident; however, did not lose consciousness and had only minor injuries.  He was transported to the hospital as a precautionary measure.  Investigation continuing.

10) CITY-WIDE: Information/Flooding – 1:34 a.m.  As the storm moved into the area, flash flooding began first on the West side, causing Gammon Rd to flood.  The storm further caused numerous power outages on that side of town and several alarms.  As the storm progressed, E Washington Ave was deemed impassable and shut down at the intersections of Blount, Livingston, Ingersoll, and Baldwin.  Several side streets in the area were shut down as well and traffic was routed towards Williamson.  The flooding also necessitated the closure of inbound Packers Ave at Aberg and inbound Pennsylvania at First Street/Johnson.  Several officers were pulled into this including some DSI (Downtown Safety Initiative) units.  Dane County Communications/911 notified EOC (Emergency Operations Center) and traffic engineering responded to assist (both Central and West).  East Washington was reopened at 3:20 a.m. 

11) MIDTOWN: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 1:38 a.m.  A 14-year-old AAM snuck out of his house located on Atticus Way.  The juvenile is a frequent runaway and his mother was not concerned for his safety.  His mother believed that he would return in the morning.  The juvenile was entered into NCIC and an ATL was aired. 

12) CENTRAL: Substantial Battery – 2:50 a.m.  A 22-year-old WM victim was separated from his friends after leaving the Double U bar downtown.  The victim is not from the Madison area and also due to being intoxicated, he was unable to provide an exact location for where this incident occurred.  The victim reported that he bumped into a WM and a shoving match had ensued.  The victim was then tackled by an AAM and the victim hit his head on the concrete when he fell.  He was then punched in the face several times by the suspects.  The victim walked from the scene and ended up in the 400 block of N Frances St, where passersby contacted 911.  He was conveyed to a local hospital where he received staples to close the cut on the back of his head.  Investigation continuing. 

13) MIDTOWN: Armed Robbery - The Madison Police Department responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Shell gas station (3401 University Ave) this morning.  The clerk (37-year-old AM) at the station reported the suspect (male, unknown race but possibly Hispanic or Caucasian, 5'8" to 5'9", slender build, wearing a black hooded jacket with the hood up, and armed with a knife) entered the store and came behind the counter.  The suspect held a knife to the throat of the clerk and demanded cash from the register.  The suspect then left with an undisclosed amount of cash.  The clerk was not injured.  Investigation continuing.  Press-release completed. 

14) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 3:39 a.m.  A clerk working at Capitol Centre Market (111 N Broom St) was watching a couple arguing outside the store on a monitor.  As he watched, he observed the suspect (35-year-old AAF) pull a knife out of her shirt, and aggress on the victim (27-year-old AAM), slashing at him.  The clerk called 911.  When officers arrived, the victim had fled the area as he had an outstanding warrant.  The suspect was found walking on W Dayton St and was subsequently arrested.  The suspect was also very intoxicated.  A knife was located where the suspect said she threw it.  The suspect was taken to jail for 2nd degree reckless endangering safety.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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