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MPD Daily Significant Calls 09/02/2018 to 09/03/2018

September 3, 2018 9:15 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 09/02/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/03/2018, MPD received 413 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 413 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (77), East (74), Midtown (55), North (78), South (50), West (49), 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".

**Priority calls city-wide from 9:31 a.m. to 11:08 a.m. due to the number of resources required to complete forensic processing at a crime scene, guarding of a suspect at a local hospital, and two officers were utilized to convey a patient on an emergency detention to Winnebago. 

1) MIDTOWN: Information/Child Abuse – 3:26 a.m.  A 26-year-old WF and her 8-year-old son arrived at St Mary's Hospital at around 3 a.m.  The child presented with a visible injury and MPD was subsequently notified.  Upon arrival, we learned that a local area law enforcement agency had already taken a report and had engaged CPS.  No further action required. **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) CENTRAL: Check Person – 6:54 a.m.  A 29-year-old WM was near the intersection of Wisconsin Ave and E Johnson St when he was contacted by MPD.  The subject was on the ground underneath a picnic table with a large amount of blood coming from his nose.  The subject stated that he was suicidal, climbed on top of the picnic table, and jumped off in an attempt to break his neck and end his life.  The subject did not break his neck, however, he did sustain an injury to his nose.  The subject was taken to a local hospital and Crisis was notified.  The subject was later conveyed to Winnebago on an emergency detention. 

3) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 8:06 a.m.  A 28-year-old WM suspect was at the gas station near the Dutch Mill Park & Ride and appeared to be suffering from drug use.  A citizen observed the suspect and contacted police to request assistance.  The suspect left the area prior to MPD arrival, but a vehicle description was provided to officers.  The suspect was observed operating the vehicle and was contacted by officers.  After an assessment and routine data check, the suspect was arrested for a number of outstanding charges from prior investigations.  The suspect was subsequently conveyed to jail. 

4) CENTRAL: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 2:04 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Fordem Ave reference a runaway juvenile.  The juvenile (12-year-old AAF) has not been home since Friday.  She is believed to be in the company of her cousins and still in Madison.  No physical or mental health concerns.  An ATL (attempt to locate) was aired and the juvenile was entered into NCIC.

5) MIDTOWN: Drug Incident-Overdose – 4:24 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the Big 10 Pub (1330 Regent St) reference an overdose.  MPD administered several doses of naloxone to the 39-year-old WM suspect.  The suspect was transported to a local hospital for a medical clearance before then being conveyed to jail on charges of possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, bail jumping, and a probation hold. 

6) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 5:40 p.m.  The suspect (50-year-old WM) and victim (45-year-old WF) live together at an East side residential address and both have drug and alcohol issues.  The victim told officers that the suspect hit her, stole her medication, and fled the residence.  The victim had a minor injury on the bridge of her nose.  During the investigation, the suspect returned and accused the victim of taking his medication.  There was probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct and he was taken to jail.  

7) MIDTOWN: Check Person/Arrested Person – 5:59 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Chamberlain Ave reference a report of a suicidal subject.  According to the complainant/caller (31-year-old WM), he was 30 minutes away from home and his wife (30-year-old WF) was at their home threatening to hang herself.  Officers forced entry and the wife was not located.  Contact was eventually made with the wife and the husband arrived home shortly thereafter.  After subsequent investigation, officers found out that the husband left town after arguing with his wife; the wife was not suicidal and the husband had made the entire story up because he could not reach his wife via telephone.  The husband was cited for misuse of 911. 

8) NORTH: Possible Overdose/Death Investigation – 10:29 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Sachtjen St reference a death investigation.  A 25-year-old WF subject was found face down, PNB (pulseless non-breathing) in her bathtub by her grandparents.  Also in the bathtub at the time was the subject's 2-year-old child, who was cold but appeared to be okay.  The deceased was a known heroin user.  The water was cold in the tub, suggesting she had been there for awhile.  Medical Examiner on scene.  Investigation continuing. 

9) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:46 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Dawes St reference an 18-year-old WM suspect who was causing a disturbance in his family's home.  The suspect had been depressed lately over a break up with his girlfriend.  On this evening he was suicidal and held a knife to his stomach.  Investigation also revealed that the suspect took an oven door and smashed it on the floor.  The suspect was detained without incident.  There was probable cause to arrest the suspect for charges of domestic disorderly conduct while armed and domestic criminal damage to property.  He was taken to jail.  Journey Mental Health will be notified for follow-up.   
10) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense/Person with a Gun – 11:27 p.m.  Dispatch received a report of a man armed with a gun in the 100 block of E Mifflin St.  Officers arrived on scene and detained a 31-year-old AAM subject who matched the suspect description.  The subject was with two female individuals who seemed to indicate he was making some less-than-gentlemanly comments to them, but nothing overly concerning.  The subject was not armed and the original complainant had left the area and was not available for contact.  No further action.

11) EAST: Check Person – A woman called 911 to report that her husband (48-year-old WM) was suicidal and left their house on McClean Dr, possibly with a box cutter.  Officers located him in a nearby park and he was immediately confrontational.  Officers tried to negotiate, but the subject aggressed on them, even after being threatened with an ECD (electronic control device).  When he refused to stop, the subject was hit with a deployment of the ECD, as well as OC spray.  EMS arrived and transported the subject to a local hospital where he was left with a citation for resisting.  Once medically cleared, paperwork for a protective custody conveyance to Detox was left at the hospital for subsequent transport.  Journey Mental Health will be plugged in. 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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