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MPD Daily Significant Calls 11/11/2018 to 11/12/2018

November 12, 2018 8:52 AM

October 2018 Monthly Crime Summary Stats – Stolen Autos:

There were 49 stolen auto reports in the City of Madison in October, 2018; this represents a 28% increase from October, 2017, where we had 38 stolen auto reports. 

Through the end of October, our Department has received 344 stolen auto reports since the beginning of the year.  This is a 1% increase year-to-date from 2017, where we took 340 reports regarding stolen autos. 

More information on these incidents:

  • Of the 49 stolen autos from October, 36 vehicles have been recovered
  • Of the 49 stolen autos from October, 40 of them had keys in them! (5 of the vehicles were unlocked and running as well)
  • East District had the most reports of stolen autos (17), followed by West with 11, North with 10, Central had 6, Midtown reported 3 and South had 2 

**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 11/11/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 11/12/2018, MPD received 299 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 299 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (53), East (57), Midtown (56), North (55), South (20), West (43), and Other (15).  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 12pm-1pm due to calls for service. 

**Priority only calls from 9:21pm-4:50am due to calls for service. 

1) MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 9:35 a.m.  Officers responded to Mineral Point Rd/Racine Rd for a subject/suspect (39-year-old AAM) causing a disturbance on a city bus.  The suspect was asleep on the bus when someone attempted to wake him up.  The suspect woke up, stood up and displayed a knife.  The suspect was under the influence of alcohol.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct. 

2) WEST: Missing Adult – 9:40 a.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence for a report of a missing adult (36-year-old AAF) with mental health concerns.   Areas checked.  Attempt to locate aired.  The subject was located safe.  No further action deemed necessary by the police.

3) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 10:40 a.m.  Officers talked with the parents of a 23-year-old WF who did not show up for work and there were concerns about her whereabouts (daughter reported to have cognitive disabilities).  Attempt to locate aired.  Phone ping conducted.  The subject was located safe and returned home.  No further action deemed necessary by the police. 

4) MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 11:16 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (88-year-old WM).  Nothing suspicious observed on scene.  Medical Examiner's office notified.  Investigation continuing.   

5) EAST: Death Investigation – 1:49 p.m.  Officers responded to a pulseless non-breathing subject (43-year-old AAM).  Lifesaving efforts were not successful.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious observed on scene.  Investigation continuing.   

6) WEST: Check Person – 3:18 p.m.  Officers responded to Raymond Rd regarding a juvenile (12-year-old AAM) threatening his siblings with a knife.  The juvenile was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The juvenile was left in the care of his parents/medical staff.  No further action deemed necessary by the police.   

7) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 4:34 p.m.  Officers responded to W. Gorham St/State St for a disturbance and a report of a knife being brandished.  The primary aggressor/suspect (34-year-old WM) was identified and arrested for disorderly conduct while armed and carrying a concealed weapon.  The victims (21-year-old AAF and 25-year-old AAM) did not sustain any injuries. 

8) EAST: Crash/Intoxicated Driver – 5:36 p.m.  Officers responded to the 3800 block of Milwaukee St for a crash.  The suspect vehicle travelled on Milwaukee St in the wrong direction and struck another vehicle in a parking lot.  Two occupants fled from the suspect vehicle.  The driver/suspect (19-year-old HF) offered to pay the victim (62-year-old UM) cash before she "panicked and fled".  The suspect was located and arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.  Investigation continuing.       

9) WEST: Intoxicated Driver – 6:30 p.m.  Officers responded to the 5700 block of Raymond Rd for a caller reporting that an unknown subject/suspect (36-year-old WF) was attempting to enter the caller's vehicle.  Officers made contact with the suspect and she became resistive.  Subsequent investigation led to the suspect being arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (2nd offense), once medically cleared.  Investigation continuing.    

10) EAST: Attempted Homicide – 9:02 p.m.  Officers responded to N. Fair Oaks at Milwaukee St for a subject/victim (29-year-old AAF) shot.  The victim was transported to a local hospital.  Detectives from the MPD's Violent Crime Unit have determined that the victim was specifically targeted following an ongoing dispute.  No suspect(s) are currently in custody.  The victim is in stable condition.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.   

11) MIDTOWN: Sexual Assault – 9:31 a.m.  Officers met with a victim (19-year-old WF) at a local hospital who wished to report a sexual assault that occurred a couple of nights prior.  A potential suspect was identified but has yet to be contacted.  Investigation continuing. 

12) MIDTOWN: Information/Check Person – 12:18 a.m.  Officers responded to a call that was originally called out as a subject being robbed at gunpoint.  The caller (61-year-old AAM) was contacted and there was no evidence to suggest a robbery took place.  The caller has a history of calling the police believing he sees people in his apartment, when this is not the case.  The caller suffers from mental health concerns.  No further action deemed necessary by the police.  

13) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 2:22 a.m.  Officers responded to the 300 block of E. Mifflin St for a disturbance.  Officers arrived and two subjects fled.  A subject/victim (47-year-old WF) contacted officers and stated she and her boyfriend/suspect (54-year-old WM) were involved in an argument/disturbance.   The victim reported that the suspect was no longer on scene.  The suspect is at-large.  Once located, the suspect will be charged with domestic disorderly conduct.  Investigation continuing. 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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