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MPD Daily Significant Calls 09/08/2018 to 09/09/2018

September 9, 2018 11:11 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 09/08/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/09/2018, MPD received 533 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 533 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (116), East (102), Midtown (80), North (75), South (47), West (77), and Other (36).  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: Adult Arrested Person – 8:37 a.m.  Department of Corrections issued a warrant for a 58-year-old AAM.  Officers located the suspect on Kipling Dr and arrested him without incident. 

2) NORTH: OMVWI Arrest/Intoxicated Driver – 9:10 a.m.  A 49-year-old WF was leaving her boyfriend's North side residential address and seemed to have fallen asleep, leaving the car in drive.  She rolled her vehicle into a legally parked neighbor's car.  The neighbor happened to be leaving in a different car when he saw the crash occur.  The neighbor yelled at the suspect in an attempt to stop her, but instead she tapped the accelerator, compounding the issue.  When officers contacted the suspect, she pointed at the neighbor and said he "just backed up into me."  PBT provided a reading of 0.175.  The suspect was arrested for OWI-4th offense and taken to jail. 

3) CENTRAL: Death Investigation - 2:24 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to W Main St, reference a woman who was found on the floor and cold to the touch.  The deceased's boyfriend reported that he came home at 3:00 am from work and the victim (32-year-old WF) came out to talk to him before going back to bed.  According to the boyfriend, he did not see the victim again until he found her on the floor.  The victim had some medical issues and nothing suspicious was found.  Medical Examiner on scene.  

4) WEST: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 4:01 p.m.  A 17-year-old WM reported that he was walking on the sidewalk near McKenna Blvd at Park Heights Ct when he was approached by an unknown male (AAM, early teens to late 20s, no facial hair, wearing a royal blue sweatshirt and riding a bicycle).  The suspect stopped the victim from walking and grabbed him by the arm.  The suspect begged the victim to go with him.  The victim refused.  The suspect forced the victim into an impermissible sexual contact.  The victim then ran from the area on foot before contacting police.  Investigation continuing.  Press release completed. 

5) WEST: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 7:04 p.m.  A 15-year-old AAM juvenile left his home on Jacobs Way and it was unknown where he might have gone.  He has a history of running away.  No safety concerns.  An Attempt to Locate (ATL) was aired and the juvenile was listed as a runaway in all appropriate databases. 

6) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person/Drug Incident – 7:32 p.m.  An MPD sergeant was working a special assignment in the area of N Frances St and State St when he observed the suspect's car parked in the cul-de-sac near State Street Brats.  The suspect (47-year-old AAM) refused to roll down his window and had a bag of marijuana in plain view.  He was taken into custody for an outstanding warrant and a charge of possession of THC was added.  The suspect was transported to jail. 

7) SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 8:45 p.m.  Madison Police Officers were called to the 800 block of W Badger Road reference a belligerent 17-year-old AAM threatening to punch a Metro bus driver.  The suspect was a passenger on the bus.  Upon police arrival, the suspect was contacted.  When the suspect was arrested, he fought with officers, and a loaded handgun was found on his person.  The suspect was taken to jail on charges of disorderly conduct, possession of THC/marijuana with intent to deliver, felon in possession of a firearm, resisting an officer, and carrying a concealed weapon.  Press release completed.

8) WEST: Domestic Disturbance– 11:38 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a West side residential address reference a 911 disconnect.  Upon call back, Dispatch heard the victim yelling, "Help me," in the background.  Upon arrival, officers located a 33-year-old UF victim and a suspect appeared shortly thereafter, a 26-year-old WM.  Subsequent investigation developed probable cause for domestic related charges on the suspect, who was then arrested and taken to jail.  Investigation continuing.   

9) CENTRAL: Check Person/Area – 11:41 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a call reference a man with a gun at the top of State St.  The caller stated that the male was "grabbing onto his gun" during an argument with a female.  The suspect was described as an AAM, 25 to 30 years old, 5'10", 180 to 200 pounds, wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans.  Upon arrival, the suspect was gone and could not be located.  Video was reviewed and a person matching the suspect description was observed but that person never appeared to make a motion as described by the complainant.  Investigation continuing.  

10) NORTH: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 12:06 a.m.  The 16-year-old WF juvenile was with her foster mother visiting a relative on Whitman Ln.  The juvenile ran away from that location at approximately 11:00 p.m.  The juvenile has been a chronic runaway in the last few weeks.  An ATL was aired and she was entered as missing in all appropriate databases. 

11) CENTRAL: Substantial Battery – 2:17 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to Jimmy Johns (527 State St) reference the caller reporting he needed stitches for a cut lip from an assault.  The 22-year-old WM victim told officers he was exiting Jimmy Johns along with another group when he engaged in a verbal altercation with one of the males in the other group.   The victim said that an AAM wearing a brown short-sleeve shirt punched him three times in the face.  The victim was intoxicated and unable to provide much detail or information.  He had facial/lip injuries that required stitches.  Investigation continuing.

12) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Persons – 3:31 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to a call reference a 35-year-old AAF throwing bottles at a 27-year-old AAM who had bit her in the face.  The two left the scene before officers arrived; however, they were located in the Capitol Centre Market parking lot.  These two individuals were subjects in an altercation within the past month, which involved a knife, in the downtown area.  Ultimately, no charges were developed from this new altercation.  Both subjects had open cases in which their bail conditions said they were not to be in contact with each other.  They were both arrested and transported to jail for bail jumping.  Investigation continuing.  

Posted by: Chief Koval

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