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MPD Daily Significant Calls 10/23/2018 to 10/24/2018

October 24, 2018 8:52 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 10/23/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 10/24/2018, MPD received 472 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 472 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (66), East (107), Midtown (84), North (60), South (47), West (65), and Other (43).  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) SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 7:49 a.m.  An officer responded to the 2300 block of Fish Hatchery Rd regarding a planned Dane County eviction where it was believed that a missing subject (35-year-old WF) was staying.  The subject was present and arrested on a bench warrant.  No further action deemed necessary by the police.  

2) SOUTH: Check Person – 8:20 a.m.  Officers responded to a south side residence to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject (58-year-old WM).  The subject was contacted, found to be intoxicated and made self-harm threats.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Investigation continuing. 

3) CENTRAL: Trespass – 9:04 a.m.  Officers responded to an apartment complex in the 800 block of E. Washington Ave reference a subject/suspect (28-year-old AAM) trespassing.  The suspect was contacted.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The suspect was subsequently arrested for trespassing.  Investigation continuing.    

4) SOUTH: Information/Sexual Assault – 9:51 a.m.  A victim (31-year-old AAF) reported being sexually assaulted by her ex-boyfriend/suspect (38-year-old AAM) back in 2016.  The victim lives out-of-state and has no contact with the suspect.  Investigation continuing.     

5) EAST: Missing Adult – 12:14 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a missing adult (55-year-old WF).  Concerns were raised for the welfare of the subject due to a history of depression and suicidal ideations.  Areas checked.  Attempt to locate aired.  The subject was located in McFarland and the Dane County Sheriff's Office is checking her welfare.  No further action deemed necessary by MPD at this time. 

6) NORTH: Traffic Incident – 1:20 p.m.  A Madison Metro Bus crashed into the retaining wall that surrounds the parking lot of the Madison North Police District.  It was determined that the bus driver experienced a medical event causing the crash.  MPD performed CCR on the suspect who was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.  Investigation continuing.

7) EAST: Crash/Drug Incident – 1:22 p.m.  Officers responded to Stoughton Rd and the Beltline for a three-vehicle crash.  A driver/suspect (22-year-old WM) was identified.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital and Naloxone had to be administered by MFD.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and possession of heroin.  The suspect was referred to the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI).   

8) EAST: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 2:45 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital and met with a victim (13-year-old UF) who reported being sexually assaulted.  Investigation continuing. 

9) MIDTOWN: Injured Person – 4:13 p.m.  Officers responded to the bike path at Prospect/Fox Ave for a bicycle crash/injury.  A bicyclist was traveling on the bike path when a child crossed in front of him causing him to swerve in an attempt to avoid a collision but the child ended up being struck.  The child required stitches for a laceration.  Investigation continuing. 

10) EAST:  Disturbance – 7:15 p.m.  Officers responded to an east side group home regarding multiple disturbances.  Investigation revealed verbal arguments (which then escalated) had taken place among three juveniles/suspects (16-year-old AAF, 13-year-old WM and 15-year-old AAM).  The 13-year-old juvenile was cited for disorderly conduct.  The 16-year-old was arrested and conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center for disorderly conduct.  The 15-year-old juvenile fled prior to police arrival, but once located he will be cited for battery and disorderly conduct.  Investigation continuing.   

11) CENTRAL:  Non-Residential Burglary – 10:25 p.m.  Officers responded to a restaurant 200 block of W. Gorham St for a burglary.  Staff reported that a suspect (HM) entered the store through their rear employee entrance, took vehicle keys from a coat pocket, proceeded to locate the vehicle and entered it to steal cash.  Investigation continuing.

12) CENTRAL: Battery – 11:16 p.m.  Officers responded to a battery complaint that took place on Regent St.  The victim (24-year-old WM) reported being struck in the head by the victim (37-year-old WF) with beer bottles.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived but they were able to identify and locate her.  The suspect was making "bizarre statements" and appeared to be having some sort of mental health crisis.  The suspect was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital where Journey Mental Health was consulted.  Officers are seeking an emergency detention.  Investigation continuing. 

13) NORTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 11:28 p.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (15-year-old AAF).  Attempt to locate aired.  Areas checked.  No safety concerns identified for the juvenile.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

14) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 11:57 p.m.  Officers responded to the 100 block of N. Butler St for a disturbance between two subjects (56-year-old WM victim and 26-year-old WM suspect).  The suspect is known to officers as having made threats to shoot firefighters recently.  The suspect and victim are neighbors and have on-going issues.  Officers attempted to make contact with the suspect who refused to cooperate.  A safety plan was developed for the victim.  Probable cause was developed for the suspect for disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property, once he can be taken into custody.  Investigation continuing. 

15) CENTRAL: Stolen Auto – 3:43 a.m.  Officers responded to E. Gilman St for a report of a stolen auto.  The vehicle was left running, unlocked and unoccupied.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.                 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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