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MPD Daily Significant Calls 09/09/2018 to 09/10/2018

September 10, 2018 9:19 AM

We saw a pretty significant increase (72%) of robberies in August.  Our community experienced 31 robberies in August, compared to 18 that occurred in August of last year. 

Through the end of August, our community has received 168 reports of robberies.  The average over the past five years has been 149.5 robberies during this same timeframe (12% increase this year). 

A large chunk of these robberies (36) took place between 9pm-2am.  We also see that a lot of robberies take place on Mondays and Fridays. 

Where did these incidents take place during August per district?

  • West: 1
  • Midtown: 3
  • South: 4
  • Central: 4
  • North: 9
  • East: 10

 **The above provided stats are based upon the best data available at the time of publication. 


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 09/09/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/10/2018, MPD received 381 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 381 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (67), East (76), Midtown (58), North (51), South (33), West (48), and Other (48).  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 only calls from 8:30am-10am due to calls for service.

**Priority only calls from 12:41am-2:29am due to calls for service. 


1) CENTRAL: Recovered/Stolen Auto – 8:00 a.m.  A runaway juvenile/suspect (16-year-old WF) and a vehicle she stole was pulled over in Illinois.  The juvenile was brought back to Madison and conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center, charged with operating a motor vehicle without consent.    

2) WEST: Disturbance – 8:14 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance that occurred at the intersection of Gammon/Watts Rd between two subjects (49-year-old WM driver and 57-year-old WM pedestrian).  The two subjects got into a verbal argument after the driver believed the pedestrian was taking too long to cross the street.  The driver alleged that the pedestrian produced a large knife and threatened him.  Both subjects were contacted.  No knife was recovered.  No charges were substantiated. The subjects were sent on their separate ways.   

3) NORTH: Weapons Offense/Shots Fired – 8:27 a.m.  Officers responded to Ridgeview Court after a caller reported hearing a gunshot followed by a subject leaving the area in a vehicle.  A traffic stop was conducted and the driver/suspect (31-year-old MEM) was found to be in possession of two guns.  No injuries were located.  No victims were identified.  The suspect stated he accidently discharged the firearm.  The suspect was arrested for negligent handling of a firearm. 

4) CENTRAL: Trespass – 8:56 a.m.  Officers responded to N. Bassett St after the caller advised that their stolen phone was pinging in the area.  Officers located and arrested four subjects (37-year-old AAF, 53-year-old AAM, 48-year-old AAM and 39-year-old AAM) for trespassing to a dwelling.  The phone was located and returned to its owner.

5) EAST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 12:27 p.m.  Officers received a report of two missing/runaway juveniles (15-year-old AAF and 15-year-old WF).  Attempt to locate aired.  The juveniles were entered as missing/runaways in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.    

6) EAST: Drug Incident/Overdose – 1:15 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital and met with a subject/suspect (29-year-old WM).  The suspect was originally brought in to the hospital for a possible seizure.  While at the hospital, it was determined that the suspect had experienced an overdose and Naloxone was administered.  The suspect was in possession of heroin.  The suspect was cited for possession of heroin and referred to the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI).     

7) NORTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 7:40 p.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (16-year-old WM).  The juvenile has a history of running away.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing. 

8) EAST: Death Investigation – 7:51 p.m.  Officers responded to an east side residence to check the welfare of a subject (57-year-old WF).  The subject was found deceased.  Nothing suspicious observed on scene.  Medical Examiner's office notified.  Investigation continuing. 

9) NORTH: Weapons Offense – 10:52 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance where it was reported that a subject was stabbed on Hoard St.  Officers contacted two subjects (47-year-old WM victim and 62-year-old WM suspect).  The victim was located with injuries.  The victim was intoxicated and uncooperative with officers.  The victim was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/treatment.  The suspect reported that he and the victim were engaged in a mutual verbal argument which turned physical.  Witnesses reported that the suspect had a knife and went after the victim.  The knife was recovered.  The suspect was arrested for 2nd degree reckless endangering safety. 

10) NORTH: Drug Incident/Overdose – 11:13 p.m.  Officers responded to Troy Drive for an unresponsive subject (51-year-old AAM).  MFD administered Naloxone and CCR to the subject which revived him.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  No evidence of drug use was located.  Once medically cleared, the subject was conveyed to jail on outstanding warrants.

11) WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 11:56 p.m.  Officers responded to Balsam Rd for a disturbance between two subjects (29-year-old AAF victim and 32-year-old AAM suspect).  The victim reported that the suspect held her throat and threatened to sexually assault her.  The suspect reported that they had consensual sexual contact.  The victim was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The suspect was arrested for strangulation, false imprisonment and attempted 3rd degree sexual assault.        

Posted by: Chief Koval

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