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

November 11, 2018 10:06 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 11/10/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 11/11/2018, MPD received 367 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 367 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (62), East (76), Midtown (53), North (59), South (37), West (55), and Other (25).  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".

**Priorities for North, Central, and East districts from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. while units attempted to coordinate on a stolen vehicle.  Priority calls city-wide from 2:13 a.m. to 4:40 a.m. due to numerous resource intensive calls. 

1) WEST: Death Investigation – 8:46 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to a West side residential address reference a deceased 92-year-old WM found by his adult son.  The deceased lived with his son and the two had dinner out last night.  The deceased passed away sometime during the night.  No signs of foul play.  Medical Examiner was notified. 

2) EAST: Stolen Auto – 11:15 a.m.  A caller reported observing a suspicious/stolen vehicle near Kurt Dr.  Officers arrived and as they attempted to investigate, the stolen vehicle left.  Officers attempted to stop the vehicle and the vehicle continued to flee.  A short time later the stolen vehicle was seen again and officers did not pursue but attempted to coordinate and position themselves to keep sight of the vehicle.  Officers observed the vehicle running red lights, operating at high rates of speed and going against traffic in and around Portage Rd, Stoughton Rd, E Washington Ave, and the N Thompson Dr area.  Investigation continuing.   

3) WEST: Missing Adult – 12:24 p.m.  Officers responded to Southern Ridge Trl reference a 52-year-old WF who had been missing from her home since early in the morning.  The subject has multiple health issues and there was concern for her welfare.  A UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System) was used to surveil the area; however, she was not located.  A ping was attempted but her phone was off.  Ultimately, the subject was located by Middleton PD.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

4) WEST: Check Property – 5:21 p.m.  Caller reported hearing gunshots or firecrackers in the area of Chapel Hill Rd and Schroeder Rd.  Officers checked the area and spoke to neighbors.  No evidence found. 

5) WEST: Disturbance – 6:41 p.m.  An officer working at West Towne Mall asked for additional officers for a fight in the food court.  One complainant advised that 20 people were fighting.  A 28-year-old WM and a 32-year-old WF were on a Metro bus when they were harassed by a group of juveniles.  One of the juveniles poured a slush beverage on the female victim's head.  The bus stopped at West Towne Mall and the driver ejected everyone from the bus.  The male victim realized that the cell phone he had just purchased was missing.  Both victims pursued the juveniles into West Towne Mall.  The group turned on the victims and surrounded them.  Punches ensued and seven juveniles were detained, AAMs and AAFs ranging in ages from 12 to 15.  The victim's phone was not located.  Four juveniles were arrested and transported to JRC for disorderly conduct.  One juvenile was cited and released.  Probable cause exists to arrest one additional juvenile.  Investigation continuing.  

6) CENTRAL: Check Person/Intoxicated Person – 7:11 p.m.  A 33-year-old WM called 911 dispatch and advised he was walking on the railroad tracks near Lake Monona.  Officers located him and transported him to Detox.  Detox refused the subject due to a scrape on his head and that the subject would not explain how he obtained it.  Officers conveyed the subject to a local hospital for a medical evaluation. 

7) WEST: Death Investigation – 7:28 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a West side residential address reference a caller advising they had not observed their neighbor in weeks.  MFD was requested to force entry.  Once inside, officers found a 61-year-old WF deceased.  Nothing suspicious was noted at this time.  Medical Examiner was notified.  

8) EAST: Drug Incident-Overdose – 8:52 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Vernon Ave reference a drug overdose.  A 27-year-old WM was found PNB (pulseless non-breathing) in his bathtub.  Upon arrival, MFD/EMS was able to revive him.  The suspect admitted to heroin use.  He was transported to a local hospital where he was cited for possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.  The suspect is eligible for MARI (Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative). 

9) SOUTH: Disturbance – 9:49 p.m.  Officers were called to Moorland Rd reference a fight in progress.  A 28-year-old AAM was contacted who stated he tried to break up the fight when someone put a shotgun in his face.  The subject said he hit this person and his family members had pulled him away.  The person with the gun left in a vehicle.  Possible involved vehicles were contacted and determined not to be involved.  Investigation continuing.

10) MIDTOWN: Information/Sexual Assault – 10:35 p.m.  Edgewood College security contacted MPD due to a 19-year-old WF wishing to report a sexual assault which occurred in late September, involving a 19-year-old WM suspect.  Investigation continuing.  

11) SOUTH: Weapons Violation/Person Shot – 10:48 p.m.  Meriter Hospital contacted the Madison Police Department reference a 33-year-old AAM who arrived at their emergency room with a gunshot wound.  Upon arrival, officers were able to determine that this injury occurred stemming from an incident in the 2100 block of Luann Ln.  The victim suffered a non-life threatening injury.  Preliminary investigations have determined that this appears to have been a targeted event.  VCU (Violent Crimes Unit) has been assigned for follow-up.  Investigation continuing. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

12) CENTRAL: Stolen Auto – 12:24 a.m.  A 28-year-old AM victim was making a delivery on E Johnson St and as he was returning to his vehicle, he observed an AAM at the driver's side of his car.  The victim yelled at the male to get away from the car and the male responded with "Sorry" and then took the car.  As officers were out with the victim, the victim was tracking the car and reported it being in Monona.  The information was relayed to Monona PD who found the car crashed on Broadway.  Shortly after it was aired, the driver/suspect (41-year-old AAM) was arrested for OWI and Monona took the crash investigation.  MPD responded and added the charge of OMVWOC (operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent).  Investigation continuing.  

13) CENTRAL: Substantial/Aggravated Battery – Officers were dispatched to an unconscious person down and bleeding outside of a residential address in the 300 block of W Wilson St.  Upon arrival, MPD located the victim (20-year-old AAM) who was unconscious.  MFD also arrived and treated the subject at the scene before conveying him to a local hospital.  Preliminary diagnosis suggests a possible brain bleed.  Investigation continuing.

14) MIDTOWN: OMVWI Arrest – 2:01 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the intersection of W Washington Ave and S Park St for a report of a driver passed out in a black vehicle at the intersection.  As the officer attempted to wake up the suspect (18-year-old HM), a struggle ensued and he was subsequently decentralized.  The suspect was booked into jail for OMVWI-1st offense, operating after suspension, underage consumption of alcohol, and misdemeanor resisting.  Investigation continuing.  

15) CENTRAL: Adult Arrest/Detox Conveyance – 3:52 a.m.  The caller reported that when he arrived home on W Gilman St he found his door kicked in.  Officers cleared the residence and found a 20-year-old WM passed out in the caller's bed.  The caller did not know who the suspect was.  The suspect was missing some clothing and had two unopened bottles of beer in his pockets.  The suspect also had wet the caller's bed.  The suspect was arrested for the underage drinking violation, as the caller did not wish to pursue other charges.  Officers will follow up with the residence owner to see if damage to property charges will be forthcoming.  Investigation continuing.  

Posted by: Chief Koval

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