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 10/20/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 10/21/2018, MPD received 548 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 548 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (101), East (106), Midtown (117), North (84), South (48), West (59), and Other (33). 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) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 4:35 a.m. Officers were dispatched to the 7900 block of Tree Ln reference a domestic disturbance (girlfriend/boyfriend). Earlier in the evening, the victim (22-year-old AAF) and the suspect (28-year-old AAM) got into an argument where the suspect reportedly pushed the victim down some stairs. Probable cause was obtained from others that the suspect also punched the victim repeatedly. The suspect fled the scene prior to MPD arriving. The victim had a swollen arm, due to a bite, as well as her left eye was swollen shut. The victim was intoxicated at the point of MPD contact, and was subsequently conveyed to a local hospital for further treatment. There is probable cause to arrest the boyfriend, when located. Investigation continuing.
2) CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 7:27 a.m. Officers were dispatched to N Webster St, reference a death investigation. The deceased (61-year-old WM) was in town for a wedding. When his wife woke up, she found him deceased in bed next to her. He had no significant medical issues. No apparent suspicious circumstances, however cause of death is uncertain. Autopsy will be completed by the medical examiner. Investigation continuing.
3) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 10:22 a.m. Officers were dispatched to Rosa Rd, reference family who were concerned about the behavior of a 72-year-old WF subject. The concerned family member indicated that the subject recently had some slurred speech and was calling in the middle of the night, asking illogical questions. MPD responded but the subject did not answer the door. Based on our concerns over the subject's welfare, entry to the residence was forced. Subject was found alive but in a distressed state. Subject was placed under protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for a medical evaluation. Dane County Human Services was contacted. Investigation continuing.
4) WEST: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 2:10 p.m. A mother brought her 13-year-old daughter to a local hospital, requesting an FNE (Forensic Nurse Exam) for a possible sexual assault. The FNE examiner contacted police and MPD made contact with the victim and mother. The victim stated that this occurred by a known suspect (also 13-years-old) who was a friend of hers when they both lived in another community. The victim provided a possible crime scene location on Schroeder Rd. Investigation continuing.
5) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 2:35 p.m. Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance at an East side residential address. The suspect (33-year-old AAM), who has some mental health issues, was staying at his mother's residence and started a verbal fight with both his mother and his 12-year-old son. The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and conveyed to jail.
6) MIDTOWN: Juvenile Complaint – 4:30 p.m. For the past few weeks, juveniles have been entering McDonald's (6910 Odana Rd) and causing disturbances, including dumping soda on employees and throwing ice. This occurred again on this day and when police encountered the juveniles, the juveniles resisted and fought with police. Two juveniles were arrested from this melee and taken to JRC (Juvenile Reception Center). One suspect (15-year-old AAF) was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting, and the second suspect (15-year-old AAF) was arrested for resisting and two counts of OMVWOC from previous cases. Investigation continuing.
7) NORTH: Assist Outside Agency/Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 4:37 p.m. Marathon County Sheriff's Office asked for assistance in checking addresses for a 15-year-old AF and an AM subject. It is believed that the AM subject checked the juvenile out of school using the excuse of a family member being in the hospital. The juvenile's family had no idea who the AM subject/suspect was, as the family never gave anyone permission to check the juvenile out of school. A phone ping showed a location in Madison. Officers checked an area on the North side but did not locate the juvenile. Investigation continuing.
8) EAST: Arrested Person/Sex Offense-Miscellaneous - 10:34 p.m. MPD was sent to a retail store on the far East side to meet with a 38-year-old WF victim. The victim described a series of incidents occurring in the store where the suspect (20-year-old AAM) followed her around, exposing himself to her while masturbating. The victim summoned employees who subsequently called the police. Upon arrival, MPD attempted to make contact with the suspect who then fled. A perimeter was established and a K-9 team arrived and located the suspect hiding behind a dumpster. The suspect was placed under arrest and charged with four counts of lewd and lascivious (L&L), one count of disorderly conduct, and one count of resisting. The suspect also appeared to have stolen merchandise on him from other stores, which will require further follow-up. Investigation continuing.
9) MIDTOWN: Crash with Injuries – 10:44 p.m. The suspect (17-year-old WF) was westbound on Old Middleton Rd and crossed over the center line, striking the victim's (28-year-old WF) vehicle head on. The suspect said she was distracted by something. An 18-year-old WF passenger in the victim's vehicle suffered a laceration above her eye and a chipped tooth. The victim was transported to the hospital as a precaution due to neck and back pain. The suspect was cited for inattentive driving. Neither driver showed signs of impairment.
10) WEST: Weapons Offense-Shots Fired – 10:45 p.m. The Madison Police Department was called to a local hospital reference a 16-year-old UM male that had arrived with gunshot wounds. The wounds were not life-threatening. The male said that he was with another male (21-year-old UM) walking on Raymond Rd when two AAMs attempted to rob them. During the course of the robbery, the 16-year-old UM/victim was shot. Investigation continuing. This investigation is ongoing. Incident Report on MPD's website completed.
11) WEST: Hit and Run/Recovered Stolen Auto – 12:00 a.m. A stolen red Honda CR-V was southbound on Whitney Way and had a flashing yellow at the intersection with Schroeder Rd. As the vehicle went into the intersection, another car heading eastbound on Schroeder Rd ran the flashing red signal and broadsided the stolen auto. A witness stopped to help and said two AAMs, about 15-years old and in dark clothing, ran southeast from the stolen car. The witness started talking to the other driver, a male, who then made a phone call and abruptly left the scene. Both vehicles were towed and the registered owner of the stolen auto was contacted and informed of its recovery. Investigation continuing.
12) WEST: Physical Abuse to a Child – 12:30 a.m. The victim's mother reported that her daughter/victim (11-year-old AAF) went over to a residential address on the West side of Madison and was subsequently struck by the suspect, a 28-year-old AAM, with a belt. Apparently, the suspect was playing a card game with other adults and became annoyed when the kids got noisy and rowdy. The suspect then allegedly struck the victim and her friend with a belt. There is probable cause to arrest the suspect for physical abuse to a child. Investigation continuing.
13) SOUTH: Check Person – 12:31 a.m. A concerned citizen called to report a found 4-year-old AAM child wandering in the area of McDivitt and Todd Dr. The child was dressed in warm pajamas and was holding a flashlight. The child was unable to point out where he lived and after canvassing the area for a considerable amount of time, MPD brought the child to the South District Station where CPS was contacted. At approximately 2:29 a.m., a 21-year-old AAF called police to report her 4-year-old child was missing. She had left the child in the care of her friend, at an address on Ashford Ln, at approximately 10:45pm. At that time, the child was asleep. When the friend awoke, she noticed that the child was missing and called the child's mother, who subsequently called police. CPS was updated with the results. Investigation continuing.