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MPD Daily Significant Calls 11/07/2018 to 11/08/2018

November 8, 2018 12:06 PM

Friday, November 9th, 2018 marks the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the night of extreme violence perpetrated by the Nazis against the Jewish population in Germany.  In light of the significance of both this date and recent events in Pittsburgh and worldwide, the Madison Police Department encourages all members of our community to be vigilant and aware of the potential for acts of hate against our Jewish residents and other members of the community.  In keeping with the principles of the national campaign of "See something, say something," we encourage anyone who observes suspicious or hate-related activity to contact local law enforcement.  Suspicious activity can also be reported online with the Wisconsin Statewide Intelligence Center at   



October 2018 Monthly Crime Summary Stats – Burglaries:

There were 107 reported burglaries in the City of Madison in October, 2018; this represents a 30% increase from October, 2017, where we had 82 reported burglaries. 

Through the end of October, our community has experienced 930 reported burglaries since the beginning of the year.  This is a 22% increase year-to-date from 2017, where we had 759 reported burglaries.

What we know about these burglaries:

  • At least 55 burglaries occurred when a resident was home (51%)
  • At least 61 burglaries occurred due to an unlocked door or open garage (57%)
  • There were 11 firearms taken during a burglary (10%)
  • There were 4 vehicles taken during the course of a burglary (4%)

Breakdown of burglaries per district in October:

  • Central: 18
  • East: 25
  • Midtown: 25
  • North: 17
  • South: 6
  • West: 16

**The above 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 11/07/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 11/08/2018, MPD received 405 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 405 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (75), East (75), Midtown (59), North (60), South (46), West (60), and Other (30).  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 5pm-7:15pm due to calls for service. 

1) CENTRAL: Check Person – 10:27 a.m.  Officers responded to N. Blount to locate/check the welfare of a suicidal subject (16-year-old UM).  The subject was not located.  Attempt to locate aired.  Investigation continuing.   

2) CITY-WIDE: Adult Arrested Person – 11:26 a.m.  Officers took a wanted suspect into custody without incident near Willamsburg Way/Verona Rd.  Investigation continuing.    

3) MIDTOWN: Child Abuse – 12:53 p.m.  Officers met with a parent who reported that her son/victim (2-year-old WM) told her that his former nanny/suspect (UF) hurt him.  The suspect no longer has access to the child.  The child was seen at a local hospital and no injuries were discovered.  Investigation continuing.   

4) CENTRAL: Check Person – 2:30 p.m.  Officers responded to E. Johnson St for a subject (15-year-old WF) out-of-control.  The juvenile was in a vehicle with her parents when she became upset, pulled her mother's hair and attempted to kick out the car window.  The juvenile's father sustained a bite mark to the hand as he was attempting to control her.  Officers responded and were able to assist in calming the juvenile down.  The juvenile was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital.  MPD Mental Health Officer's responded.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  A decision was made to place the juvenile into foster care for the time being.  Investigation continuing. 

5) NORTH: Check Person – 4:23 p.m.  Officers responded to E. Mifflin St for a suicidal subject (52-year-old UF) armed with a knife.  The subject was contacted and taken into protective custody.  The subject was intoxicated and conveyed to a local hospital for a medical clearance, and then to detox. 

6) MIDTOWN: Strong Armed Robbery – 4:40 p.m.  Officers responded to the Associated Bank at 5521 Odana Rd for a report of a robbery.  A suspect (WM) provided a note demanding money and fled with cash.  No weapons were observed or implied.   No injuries reported.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

7) EAST: Weapons Offense – 4:55 p.m.  Officers met with a subject (20-year-old AF) who reported that a suspect (20-year-old AAM) loaded a gun and pointed it at her fiancé (22-year-old WM).  This all occurred during an alleged drug transaction.  The suspect has not been located at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

8) WEST: Child Neglect – 6:27 p.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence regarding two children (11-year-old AAM and 9-year-old AAF) who reported they had not seen their mother for 24-hours.  The children's mother/suspect (30-year-old AAF) was contacted via phone and she advised she had been arrested in Chicago.  Child Protective Services contacted.  The children were placed with their grandmother.  Charges may be forthcoming.  Investigation continuing.     

9) EAST: Strong Armed Robbery – 7:30 p.m.  Officers responded to Vernon Ave/Cottage Grove Rd for a report of a strong armed robbery.  Officers made contact with two victims (25-year-old WM and 26-year-old WM) who reported that they arranged to meet a subject/suspect (15-year-old AAM) to sell a gaming console.  The suspect asked to borrow the victim's cell phone and during the process stole the gaming console.  The suspect fled, the victim pursued him and the suspect tripped/fell.  The suspect dropped the items and threatened to "pop a cap" as he reached into his waistband.  K9 track attempted.  Suspect at-large.  Investigation continuing. 

10) MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 9:39 p.m.   Officers responded to Journey Mental Health reference a resident who "attacked" another resident.  No injuries were reported.  The suspect (22-year-old AAM) was taken into protective custody and subsequently conveyed to Winnebago on an emergency detention order. 

11) WEST: Residential Burglary – 11:02 p.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence for a report of a residential burglary.  The homeowner/victim (24-year-old AAF) discovered her door was kicked in when she came home.  She also found that cash and personal items were missing from her home.  Investigation continuing. 

12) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 11:50 p.m.  Officers responded to E. Mifflin St for what was reported as a subject attacking the caller's daughter.  A disturbance was determined to have occurred between two subjects (32-year-old WF victim and 44-year-old WF suspect).  The victim and suspect got into a verbal argument which escalated and the suspect pulled the victim's hair.  The suspect was cited for disorderly conduct. 

13) EAST: Information – 12:03 a.m.  Officers were contacted by a local hospital about a child (2-month-old WF) brought in who was found to have an inexplicable fracture.  Child Protective Services plugged in.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  Legal guardians of the child are fully cooperating.  Investigation continuing.            

Posted by: Chief Koval

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