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MPD Daily Significant Calls 10/24/2018 to 10/25/2018

October 25, 2018 8:48 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 10/24/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 10/25/2018, MPD received 460 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 460 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (79), East (98), Midtown (61), North (59), South (48), West (78), and Other (37).  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) CENTRAL: Check Person – 7:30 a.m.  Officers met with a subject (59-year-old AAM) in the City-County building who had concerns about medications being stolen.  The subject was also identified as an individual with some mental health concerns and had made previous threats.  The subject was cooperative and no charges have been substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing.    

2) NORTH: Information/Juvenile Complaint – 9:48 a.m.  An officer was alerted to a student in possession of ammunition at a school.  The student was contacted and rounds were turned over to the officer.  The student's parent was contacted.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  No threats were identified.  Investigation continuing.      

3) MIDTOWN: Assist Law Enforcement – 11:20 a.m.  Capitol PD called to request extra patrol at a specific address due to threats leveled against a public official.  No specific information on the threats known at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

4) NORTH: Disturbance – 12:40 p.m.  A 15-year-old AAF was trespassing at East High School when a fight broke out.  The suspect was not cooperative with responding officers.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting and trespassing.  The juvenile was conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center.  An officer received minor injuries while arresting the suspect.  Investigation continuing.       

5) EAST: Disturbance – 2:39 p.m.  Officers responded to an east side residence where the caller reported that a subject (29-year-old UM) pulled a knife on him.  The caller/complainant was not on scene when officers arrived and could not be contacted.  The subject was located and contacted.  A consent search took place which did not result in a knife being located.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing.

6) CENTRAL: Information/Check Area – 4:26 p.m.  Officers responded to the 300 block of State St for a group of 15-20 subjects marching/carrying signs.  There were reports that the group was utilizing amplification during their "march".  The group was contacted and educated about the use of megaphones.  No charges were deemed necessary.  No further action by the police. 

7) NORTH: Disturbance – 5:46 p.m.  Officers responded to the 4600 block of E. Washington Ave for what was originally reported as a subject with a gun.  Officers arrived on scene and made contact with two subjects (34-year-old AAM victim and 52-year-old WM suspect).  The victim reported that the suspect was following him so he pulled into a parking lot where the suspect made some inappropriate comments to him.  The suspect reported observing the victim reach toward the floorboard of his vehicle and the suspect assumed he had a gun; although no gun was mentioned or displayed.  The suspect was cited for disorderly conduct.  Investigation continuing.          

8) WEST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 6:21 p.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (12-year-old HF).  No safety concerns identified.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.   **It was later reported that a friend of the juvenile was also reported as missing/runaway and it is believed they are together and planned to leave together.   

9) EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 6:24 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital for an emergency detention of a subject (35-year-old WM).  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  Investigation continuing. 

10) WEST: Weapons Offense/Check Area – 6:30 p.m.  Officers responded to Phoenix Court for a report of a single shot fired.  Areas checked.  No evidence of shots fired located.       

11) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 8:07 p.m.  Officers responded to a workplace on the west side for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (22-year-old AAF victim and 25-year-old AAM suspect).  It was reported that the suspect confronted the victim and caused a disturbance.  The victim reported being strangled and physically attacked by the suspect.  The victim also reported previous incidents of domestic disturbances/assaults between her and the suspect.  The suspect is at-large.  A safety plan was developed for the victim.  Once located, the suspect will be charged with domestic disorderly conduct (two counts), domestic battery (3 counts), substantial battery, domestic strangulation (3 counts), recklessly endangering safety and domestic false imprisonment.  The suspect also has several pending warrants.  Investigation continuing. 

12) EAST: Drug Incident/Overdose – 9:11 p.m.  Officers responded to the East Towne Mall area parking lot for a subject (31-year-old WM) experiencing an overdose.  Officers administered Naloxone which revived the subject.  Drugs/drug paraphernalia observed on scene.  The subject was transported to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The subject was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of heroin. The subject will be referred to the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI) if eligible.  Investigation continuing.      

13) NORTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 10:48 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (12-year-old AAM).  No safety concerns identified.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.    

14) WEST: Weapons Offense/Check Area – 11:07 p.m.  Two callers reported hearing a single gunshot in the Cameron Drive/Lynndale/Crabapple area.  Areas checked.  No evidence of shots fired located.  Additional canvassing may be necessary during daylight hours.  Investigation continuing. 

15) MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 11:12 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital for an emergency detention of a subject (49-year-old WM).  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  The subject was conveyed to Winnebago.

16) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 11:34 p.m.  Officers responded to the 100 block of W. Main St for a report of a subject who walked into the business, stated he had a gun and made suicidal statements.  The subject/suspect (61-year-old WM) was contacted and detained.  No firearm was located.  The suspect was intoxicated.  The suspect was issued a citation for trespassing and conveyed to the Dane County Jail on a probation hold. 

17) NORTH: Information/Check Person – 12:22 a.m.  Officers met with a victim (42-year-old WF) at a local hospital, along with her husband.  It was reported that the victim had been spending time with a former acquaintance/suspect (WM) and there were concerns about what occurred while she was with him (victim feeling very sick, visible injuries on the victim, victim not acting right, etc.).  The victim was evaluated at a local hospital and determined to have numerous drugs in her system.  The victim believes the suspect drugged her.  The suspect has not been identified/contacted at this time.  Investigation continuing.

18) CITY-WIDE: Assist Law Enforcement – 1:41 a.m.   MPD was alerted to a vehicle pursuit by Monona PD, the Dane County Sheriff's Office and the Wisconsin State Patrol.  The vehicle ended up on Burke Rd where the occupants fled.  K9 track conducted.  MPD assisted once the vehicle was located.  Monona PD and the Dane County Sheriff's Office has the lead on this investigation.  Investigation continuing. 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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