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MPD Daily Significant Calls 11/14/2018 to 11/15/2018

November 15, 2018 9:49 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 11/14/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 11/15/2018, MPD received 432 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 432 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (64), East (85), Midtown (58), North (75), South (55), West (54), and Other (41).  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 7:54pm-1:12am due to calls for service. 

1) SOUTH: Drug Incident Overdose – 7:02 a.m.  Officers came upon an incoherent subject/suspect (55-year-old AAM) on Todd Dr/McDivitt Rd.  It was determined that the suspect was experiencing an overdose.  MFD responded and administered Naloxone.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The suspect was arrested on a probation/parole hold and issued a citation for possession of heroin.  (The suspect has overdosed three times in less than 24 hours.)  Investigation continuing.     

2) NORTH: Disorderly Conduct – 10:39 a.m.  Officers responded to the 2900 block of E. Washington Ave for a disturbance between two subjects (52-year-old AAM and 28-year-old AAM).  The subjects engaged in a mutual verbal argument.  No injuries were reported.  Both subjects were cited for disorderly conduct and released from the area.    

3) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 11:04 a.m.  Officers responded to the 4000 block of E. Washington Ave for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (23-year-old AAF victim and 33-year-old AAM suspect).  The victim and suspect have a child-in-common.  The suspect made a comment to another female in front of the victim, hoping to get a rise out of the victim.  The suspect became mad when the victim did not react and he grabbed her by the face and pulled her to the ground.  The victim sustained visible injuries.  The suspect was arrested for domestic battery.  The suspect also had bench warrants for domestic battery, disorderly conduct and resisting.   

4) WEST: Robbery – 1:29 p.m.  Officers responded to the Dane County Credit Union located at 709 Struck St for a report of a robbery.  The suspect (WM) passed a note and made off with cash.  The suspect fled.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

5) NORTH: Assist MFD – 3:08 p.m.  Officers responded, along with MFD, to the 2300 block of Brentwood Parkway for a structure fire.  MPD assisted with evacuations, traffic and scene perimeter.  MFD has the lead on this investigation.

6) WEST: Death Investigation – 4:54 p.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence for a deceased subject (92-year-old WM).  Nothing suspicious observed on scene.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing. 

7) WEST: Check Person – 4:55 p.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence twice concerning a juvenile's (14-year-old AAF) behaviors.  The juvenile was transported to a local hospital by her foster parent for an evaluation.  The juvenile was left in the care of medical staff/guardian.  No further action deemed necessary by the police. 

8) NORTH: Weapons Offense – 7:39 p.m.  Officers responded to the 700 block of Troy Drive for a report that someone has been shot.  Officers located a victim (25-year-old AAM) with a gunshot wound (non-life threatening).  The victim was conveyed to a local hospital and is in stable condition.  The suspect (27-year-old AAM) is known to the victim and was taken into custody.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

9) WEST: Crash with Injuries/Intoxicated Driver – 12:47 a.m.  Officers responded to a single-vehicle crash on Whitney Way.  The driver/suspect (42-year-old WM) was driving at a high rate of speed and failed to negotiate a curve.  The vehicle struck a tree, rolled and the driver was ejected.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital with numerous, but non-life threatening injuries.  The suspect was cited for first offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

10) CENTRAL: Check Person – 2:41 a.m.  Officers responded to Spaight St where the caller (WM) reported that someone broke into his home.  There was no corroborating evidence and the victim/caller has known mental health issues.  No further action deemed necessary by the police at this time.   

Posted by: Chief Koval

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