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MPD Daily Significant Calls 10/10/2018 to 10/11/2018

October 11, 2018 10:21 AM

September (2018) crime summary information continued – Theft from Autos

There were 88 reports of thefts from autos in September (2018).  In September (2017) there were 91 theft from auto reports, thus we saw a 3% decrease last month.  Through the end of September, we took 884 reports of theft from autos, which represents a 12% decrease compared to the average over the same timeframe for the past four years (1006).    

Where did these incidents occur per district in September?

  • East: 13
  • North: 10
  • Central: 10
  • West: 30
  • Midtown: 18
  • South: 7

What else do we know about these incidents?

  • We know that 6 incidents included some sort of force being used to enter the vehicle.
  • From the remaining incidents, 34 included no force (unknown how the suspect(s) entered the vehicle) and 23 vehicles were left unlocked when entry was made. 

**The 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 10/10/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 10/11/2018, MPD received 479 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 479 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (74), East (97), Midtown (82), North (65), South (55), West (65), and Other (41).  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 2:37am-5:30am due to calls for service. 


1) CENTRAL:  Weapons Offense – 10:00 a.m.  Officers responded to the Madison Children's Museum for a report of a subject/suspect (31-year-old WM) who appeared disoriented.  As officers were in contact with the suspect, a loaded gun was located on his person.  The suspect was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.    

2) EAST:  Death Investigation – 10:10 a.m.  Officers, along with MFD, responded to an east side residence for a pulseless non-breathing subject (51-year-old WM).  Lifesaving measures were not successful.  The decedent had alcohol/opiate issues history.  Nothing suspicious observed on scene.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing. 

3) NORTH:  Weapons Offense – 12:51 p.m.  Officers responded to the 3300 block of E. Washington Ave for multiple callers hearing shots fired.  Two occupied vehicles were struck.  No injuries were reported/located.  Officers recovered casings at the scene and also located damage to a building.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.          

4) CENTRAL:  Check Welfare – 1:45 p.m.  Officers responded to Fordem Ave to check the welfare of children after it was reported they were being neglected due to not enough food in the home.  Officers made contact with the family.  Child Protective Services is aware.  The situation was identified as a poverty issue, not child neglect.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  No further action deemed necessary by the police.

5) EAST: Disturbance – 2:01 p.m.  Officers, along with school personnel, met with several juveniles at La Follette High School in an attempt to resolve their on-going disputes.  The juveniles (all AAFs – ages 15, 17 and 17) did not cooperate and a disturbance broke out.  The 15-year-old was conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center for disorderly conduct.  The 17-year-olds were arrested for disorderly conduct.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

6) MIDTOWN:  Death Investigation – 4:39 p.m.  Officers responded to a midtown district residence for a deceased subject (64-year-old WF).  Evidence on scene suggested the decedent may have overdosed on prescription medication.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing. 

7) MIDTOWN:  Mental Health Conveyance – 7:13 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital to transport a subject to Winnebago on a return order.  Once medically cleared, the subject (38-year-old WF) was conveyed to Winnebago 

8) MIDTOWN:  Strong Armed Robbery – 10:11 p.m.  Officers responded to the 6900 block of Odana Rd for a report of a strong armed robbery.  The victim (59-year-old WF) was walking to her vehicle in a parking lot when she was approached by two individuals who told her that her vehicle was damaged.  As the victim went to check on her vehicle she was attacked by the two subjects/suspects.  The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries which required medical attention (possible broken jaw).  The victim's purse, keys and vehicle were stolen from her.  Investigation led to the identification and arrest of three juvenile suspects (AAFs), after they were located when they crashed the stolen vehicle.  Additional suspects may be involved. Charges are forthcoming.  Incident on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.   

9) SOUTH:  Assist LE/Weapons Offense – 12:06 a.m.  Officers responded to assist the Town of Madison PD reference an incident where a gun was pointed at a subject.  The suspect vehicle was stopped in the 600 block of Badger Rd and multiple occupants ran from the area.  Several guns were located in the vehicle and suspects were apprehended/taken into custody.  Town of Madison PD has the lead on this investigation.  Investigation continuing. 

10) NORTH:  Death Investigation – 12:33 a.m.  Officers responded to a north side residence for a deceased subject (69-year-old WM).  Nothing suspicious observed on scene.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing. 

11) EAST:  Drug Incident/Overdose – 2:22 a.m.  Officers responded, along with EMS/Fire, to a motel on East Towne Blvd for a subject (24-year-old AAM) experiencing an overdose.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  The motel room appeared to have been cleaned up prior to officer's arrival (no drug evidence/indication located).  Investigation continuing.                 


Posted by: Chief Koval

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