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MPD Daily Significant Calls 10/11/2018 to 10/12/2018

October 12, 2018 9:50 AM

September (2018) crime summary information continued – Robberies

There were 22 reported robberies in September (2018).  In September (2017) there were 11 reports of robberies, thus we saw a 100% increase last month.  Through the end of September, our community experienced 186 robberies, which represents an 11% increase compared to the average over the same timeframe for the past five years (168).    

Where did these incidents occur per district in September?

  • East: 4
  • North: 6
  • Central: 2
  • West: 1
  • Midtown: 6
  • South: 3

**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 10/11/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 10/12/2018, MPD received 484 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 484 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (95), East (83), Midtown (87), North (68), South (37), West (61), and Other (53).  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) EAST:  Check Person – 10:22 a.m.  Officers responded to a business to check the welfare of a subject (49-year-old WM) at the request of his wife and Journey Mental Health.  Officers met with the subject and determined they did not have legal grounds for any police action, including emergency mental health protective custody.  The subject is plugged into resources.    

2) CENTRAL:  Assist MFD/Crash with Injuries – 11:03 a.m.  Officers responded to a crash at W. Johnson St/N. Broom St.  The suspect driver (WF) ran a red signal and struck the victim's (WF) vehicle.  The victim's vehicle rolled once and the victim was pinned.  The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries.  The suspect also sustained injuries.  The suspect was cited for red signal violation. 

3) MIDTOWN:  Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 11:43 a.m.  Officers responded, along with Child Protective Services, to a report of sexual assault of an 11-year-old HF victim.  The assault allegedly occurred 1-2 years ago by the victim's father/suspect (33-year-old HM).  Safety plan was developed. No charges have been substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing.     

4) EAST:  Drug Incident/Overdose – 1:20 p.m.  Officers responded to the 1500 block of S. Stoughton Rd for a subject/suspect (33-year-old WM) experiencing an overdose.  The suspect was located with drug paraphernalia.  EMS administered Naloxone to the suspect and conveyed him to a local hospital.  The suspect was charged with possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor bail jumping.  The suspect was also referred to the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI).  Investigation continuing.   

5) SOUTH:  Information – 1:57 p.m.  Officers responded to a local school for concerns that a student brought a weapon to school.  No weapon was located and no threats were deemed legitimate.  No further action required by the police at this time.      

6) MIDTOWN:  Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 3:57 p.m.  Officers took a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (14-year-old WM).  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

7) WEST:  Death Investigation/Suicide – 7:39 p.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence for a deceased subject (48-year-old WM).  The death was caused by suicide.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing. 

8) CENTRAL:  Information/Sexual Assault – 9:16 p.m.  A victim (54-year-old WF) of a sexual assault in the 1980's contacted police with information about a possible suspect.  Investigation continuing. 

9) EAST:  Check Person – 11:40 p.m.  Officers responded to Ziegler Rd for what was originally reported as a subject (with dementia) missing.  The subject (95-year-old WF) is wheelchair bound and was located outside (after appearing to have fallen out of her wheelchair).  The subject was medically evaluated and no injuries were discovered.  No further police action was deemed necessary. 

10) NORTH:  Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 1:07 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital for a report of a sexual assault of a 7-year-old AAM.  The family was no longer at the hospital when officers arrived.  Officers made contact with the family at their home and spoke with the child's mother.  The alleged incident occurred outside of the family's home.  Child Protective Services notified.  The child is safe in the care of his mother.  Investigation continuing. 

11) MIDTOWN:  Attempted Residential Burglary – 1:20 a.m.  Officers responded to a midtown residence after the homeowner/victim (37-year-old AF) called to report observing a suspect trying to get into her home through a window.  The screen to the window was found cut and removed.  K9 track conducted.  Investigation continuing. 

12) CENTRAL:  Aggravated/Substantial Battery – 1:31 a.m.  Officers responded to the 600 block of University Ave for an active fight.  A victim (21-year-old WM) was located with obvious facial injuries (later discovered to be a broken nose and he required stitches).  The victim, who was originally causing a disturbance according to witnesses, was assaulted by a suspect (23-year-old WM).  The suspect was arrested for substantial battery.  The victim was cited for disorderly conduct and taken to detox after a medical clearance was provided. 

13) NORTH:  Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 1:37 a.m. Officers took a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (13-year-old HF).  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.                   

Posted by: Chief Koval

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