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MPD Daily Significant Calls 9/07/2018 to 9/08/2018

September 8, 2018 9:42 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 09/07/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/08/2018, MPD received 554 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 554 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (110), East (114), Midtown (87), North (85), South (56), 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". 

1) NORTH: Residential Burglary – 8:00 a.m.  Officers responded to Coolidge St for a report of a residential burglary that occurred during the night.  The suspect(s) located keys to a vehicle in the home and stole the vehicle that was parked in the driveway.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. No other items were noted as missing.  Investigation continuing.       

2) MIDTOWN: Drug Incident/Overdose – 9:07 am Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject (36 year old AM) after family members called dispatch with concerns for drug use around children.  The subject was contacted.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing.

3) MIDTOWN: Substantial Battery – 1:31 pm The victim (18 year old WF) and the suspect (19 year old WF) got into an argument.  The suspect battered the victim, causing injuries which required stitches and staples to her head.  The suspect was arrested for substantial battery.

4) EAST: Strong Arm Robbery – 5:39pm Officers were dispatched to the Fair Oaks Nursery at 134 S. Fair Oaks Ave for a theft. Three employees were in the back of the business working and were getting ready to leave. The employees observed a young AAM wearing a black sweatshirt and red sweatpants fleeing out the front door, and discovered their cash register smashed on the ground.  The suspect escaped with an undetermined amount of cash and a set of keys for one of the work vehicles.  Investigation continuing.

5) MIDTOWN: Fight Call – 7:04 pm Officers were dispatched to Half Price Books (626 S. Whitney Way) for a verbal turned physical disturbance between an 18 year old AAM and a 16 year old AAF.  Two witnesses provided details of the disturbance to officers. The female suspect resisted when officers attempted to detain her.  The male suspect was charged with disorderly conduct and transported to the PSB. The female suspect was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest and was transported to JRC. 

6) CENTRAL: Check Person/Missing Endangered Adult – 9:01 pm A mother contacted police reference suicidal statements that her daughter's boyfriend (22 year old HM) made to family members through phone calls and text messages.  The male subject's location was unknown.  The subject was entered into NCIC as missing/endangered.  Monroe PD notified Madison police that the subject's vehicle was located unoccupied.  At this point it is believed that the subject is OK but is avoiding officers.  Investigation continuing.

7) CENTRAL: Drug Incident/Overdose – 9:08 pm Officers were called to Ian's Pizza reference someone overdosing in the bathroom.  Upon arrival, the suspect (22 year old WF) is given Narcan by Fire/Rescue.  The suspect admits to officers that she had used heroin, and paraphernalia was found.  The suspect was medically cleared at a local hospital and was taken to the DCJ on charges of possession of heroin as well as two felony bail jumping charges and two misdemeanor bail jumping charges.  Investigation continuing.

8) CENTRAL: Hit and Run Crash - 11:21 pm The victim (21 year old HM) was driving eastbound on E Johnson St when the suspect vehicle ran the stop sign at Livingston and Johnson.  The suspect's vehicle struck the victim's vehicle broadside.  Witnesses described a white male suspect that fit the description of the registered owner of the suspect vehicle.  The suspect left the scene on foot.  Contact was attempted at the suspect's address but was unsuccessful.  Investigation continuing.

9) CENTRAL: Drug Incident/Overdose – 11:38 pm The suspect (29 year old WM) was found at the top of the Frances St ramp in an altered state.  The suspect admitted to using heroin and was arrested and was medically cleared at the hospital before being taken to the DCJ for possession of heroin, one count of felony bail jumping, and 2 counts of misdemeanor bail jumping.  

10) CENTRAL: Check Person/Disturbance – 1:35 am Officers responded to a check person/disturbance call at N Carroll and W Mifflin.  A report was provided by a 32 year old WM that a 53 year old AAM had allegedly pointed a gun at him.  Officers contacted the two male subjects and a third individual described as a 24 year old AAF.  Conflicting stories all around.  No gun was recovered.  All parties were released without charges.  Investigation continuing.


Posted by: Chief Koval

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