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MPD Daily Significant Calls 11/12/2018 to 11/13/2018

November 13, 2018 8:33 AM

October 2018 Monthly Crime Summary Stats (final data from the month) – Theft from Autos:

There were 98 theft from auto reports in the City of Madison in October, 2018; this represents an 18% decrease from October, 2017, where we had 119 theft from auto reports. 

Through the end of October, our Department has received 992 theft from auto reports since the beginning of the year.  This is a 12% decrease when looking at our average over the past four years (1,128). 

More information on these incidents:

  • Officers found force was used in 13 of the theft from autos incidents
  • No force was used to enter/steal in 41 of the incidents
  • It was found that in 29 of the incidents, the vehicle was left unlocked when the theft occurred
  • Two firearms were stolen during these incidents from vehicles
  • West District reported the most theft from auto incidents (27), East (26), North (17), Midtown (13), Central (8) and South (7)

**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 11/12/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 11/13/2018, MPD received 426 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 426 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (54), East (87), Midtown (73), North (77), South (50), West (59), and Other (26).  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: Domestic Disturbance – 7:46 a.m.  Officers responded to E. Gorham St for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (27-year-old WF victim and 29-year-old WM suspect).  The victim went to the suspect's residence to retrieve a TV that belongs to her.  As the victim was driving away, the suspect ran after the vehicle and struck/broke the side mirror of the victim's car.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct.   

2) CENTRAL: Crash with Injuries – 9:27 a.m.  Officers responded to W. Dayton St for a motor vehicle vs. moped crash.  The driver/victim (22-year-old WF) of the moped was struck by a driver/suspect (50-year-old WF) who reported not seeing the moped.  The victim sustained facial injuries/broken teeth and was conveyed to a local hospital.  The suspect was cited at the scene and released.    

3) SOUTH: Strong Armed Robbery – 2:29 p.m.  Officers responded to Herbalife located at 2444 Perry St for a report of a strong armed robbery.  The victim/store clerk (25-year-old HF) reported that a suspect (AAM) came into the store and was acting "very nervous."  The suspect observed the victim's wallet on the counter and reached for it.  A struggle took place between the victim and the suspect.  The suspect struck the victim in the head.  A customer/second victim (32-year-old HF) attempted to intervene and was also hit by the suspect.  The suspect fled with cash.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

4) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 3:05 p.m.  Officers were in contact with a subject/suspect (53-year-old NAM) at a local hospital as he was receiving a mental health evaluation.  While in contact with the suspect, he began having an episode and struck an officer in the face two times.  Probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect for battery to a police officer and resisting.  The suspect was conveyed to Winnebago on an emergency detention order.  Investigation continuing. 

5) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 6:24 p.m.  Officers responded to Retana Dr/Valley Rd for a report of a subject stumbling around and possibly intoxicated.  Officers made contact with the subject/suspect (32-year-old AAM) who was in his vehicle attempting to start it without keys.  The suspect was not cooperative with officers.  The suspect was taken into custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  While at the hospital, information was obtained that the suspect had gotten into a domestic incident where he pulled a knife, as well as being involved in a hit-and-run crash.  The suspect was arrested and charged with resisting, 2nd degree reckless endangering safety, domestic disorderly conduct and threats to a law enforcement officer.  Investigation continuing. 

6) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 11:14 p.m.  Officers responded to Nakoosa Trail for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (30-year-old WF victim and 35-year-old AAM suspect).  The victim reported that her boyfriend/suspect assaulted her.  The victim sustained visible injuries.  The suspect was arrested for domestic battery, domestic disorderly conduct, operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and a probation hold.

7) WEST: Traffic Stop/Check Person – 12:41 a.m.  A traffic stop was conducted on Seybold Road and the vehicle was found to be listed as stolen.  The driver (41-year-old AAF) reported that the vehicle belongs to her mother (70-year-old AAF).  The driver's mother has dementia and reportedly calls in the vehicle as stolen when she forgets about loaning the vehicle to her daughter (driver).  Contact was made with the registered owner/mother and she confirmed that she gave permission for her daughter to use the vehicle.  The driver was released.  No further action deemed necessary by the police. 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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