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 11/18/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 11/19/2018, MPD received 316 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 316 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (58), East (53), Midtown (66), North (42), South (35), West (39), and Other (23). 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) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 7:32 a.m. Officers responded to N. Thompson Dr for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (35-year-old AF victim and 36-year-old HM suspect). Probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect for domestic battery, disorderly conduct and a probation violation. Investigation continuing.
2) CENTRAL: Battery – 8:20 a.m. Officers responded to a report of a battery that occurred on W. Washington Ave. The victim (27-year-old WM) reported that words were exchanged between him and an AAF. The victim further explained that the AAF was with two AAM subjects whom confronted him and put their hands on him. The victim stated that one of the AAM's struck him in the head several times. The victim sustained visible injuries. The AAF and the AAM's are at-large. Investigation continuing.
3) EAST: Retail Theft – 11:41 a.m. Officers responded to Walmart on Nakoosa Trail for a retail theft in progress. Officers contacted two suspects (46-year-old AAM and 45-year-old AAF). The female suspect was charged with felony retail theft and a probation hold. The male suspect was charged with felony retail theft and obstructing.
4) WEST: Check Person – 12:51 p.m. Officers responded to a west side residence to check the welfare of a subject (25-year-old AAF) who reportedly stabbed herself. The subject was contacted, taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation. Once medically cleared, the subject was conveyed to Detox.
5) EAST: Disturbance – 1:23 p.m. Officers responded to a store/parking lot on East Springs Dr for a report of a subject (43-year-old WM) screaming. Officers made contact with the subject/suspect and developed probable cause for his arrest. During contact with officers, the suspect threatened an officer. The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and making threats towards a law enforcement officer.
6) MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 2:00 p.m. Officers responded to Helene Parkway for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (43-year-old HF victim and 19-year-old HM suspect). The suspect is the victim's son. The victim and suspect were engaged in a verbal argument. The suspect threatened to hit his mother with a frying pan. The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and a probation hold.
7) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 2:52 p.m. Officers responded to Dempsey Rd for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (31-year-old WF victim and 30-year-old WM suspect). The victim and suspect were engaged in a verbal argument when the suspect pushed the victim into a door. The victim sustained visible injuries. The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct.
8) EAST: Custody Dispute – 3:51 p.m. Officers received information that a subject was coming to Madison to try to get her child back, whom she "abandoned with family over a week ago." It was reported that the subject/mother was a drug addict and that she was on probation. Child Protective Services contacted. The mother was supposed to meet with an officer when she arrived in Madison but did not show up. No legal action deemed necessary by the police at this time. The child is safe and the family should be working with Minnesota authorities as this is a civil/custody matter.
9) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 5:05 p.m. Officers contacted a victim (34-year-old AAF) on Saturday who reported being physically and mentally abused by her husband/suspect (34-year-old AAM). On Sunday, officers made contact with the suspect and probable cause was developed to arrest him for domestic disorderly conduct (2 counts), domestic battery and domestic strangulation (2 counts).
10) CENTRAL: Check Area/Person – 6:17 p.m. Officers responded to W. Johnson St for a report of a male subject with a gun (although the caller was not 100% sure it was a gun they observed). Officers checked the area and did not locate any disturbances or other concerns. No further action by the police deemed necessary.
11) NORTH: Stolen Auto – 7:50 p.m. Officers responded to the 3200 block of E. Washington Ave for a report of a stolen auto. The vehicle was located unoccupied. Investigation continuing.
12) MIDTOWN: Aggravated/Substantial Battery – 8:25 p.m. Officers met with a victim (26-year-old AAM) who reported being approached by two AAMs, one AAF and one WF (possibly all juveniles) as he was waiting for a bus. The victim stated the "juveniles" asked him if he had anything for them. The victim said he referred to them as "kids" which caused the two AAM's to batter him. The suspects fled. The victim sustained visible injuries, including a chipped tooth. Investigation continuing.
13) CENTRAL: Intoxicated Driver – 9:28 p.m. While on State St, officers observed a vehicle/driver (27-year-old WM) operating on State St. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver/suspect was found to be under the influence. The suspect was not cooperative with officers. The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (1st offense), resisting and disorderly conduct.
14) SOUTH: Battery – 9:32 p.m. Officers responded to a report that a victim (54-year-old WF) had been "robbed and beaten up." The victim had visible injuries and was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation. The victim reported being strangled and struck in the face multiple times by an AAM and AAF. She also reported that the suspects took her cell phone from her when she attempted to call 911. Attempts were made to contact the suspects. Suspects at-large. Investigation continuing.
15) CENTRAL: Mental Health Conveyance – 11:31 p.m. Officers responded to E. Dayton St reference a suicidal subject (27-year-old WF). The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital. Journey Mental Health plugged in. A safety plan was developed and the subject was released. No further action deemed necessary by the police at this time.
16) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 3:20 a.m. Dispatch was contacted by a caller who reported that the passenger in their vehicle had overdosed. Overheard in the background of the call was a male subject's voice yelling at the driver to not call police and threatened violence if police showed up. Officers arrived in the area and did not locate the vehicle. Dane County Sheriff's Office located the vehicle on I-90 and a traffic stop was conducted. It was found that a subject/suspect (36-year-old UM) had taken Fentanyl earlier in the day and was administered Naloxone at a party as well. The suspect was also the same individual who was heard in the background making threats. The suspect was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and domestic disorderly conduct.