November stats continued today with Heroin overdoses -
In November (2018), there were 14 known overdoses. This is a 42% decrease from November of 2017 when we were aware of 24 known overdoses. Through the end of November, we have had, year-to-date, 264 known overdoses. In 2017, during the first eleven months of the year, there were 223 overdoses; thus we have seen an 18% increase overall this year.
We had two community members lose their lives, due to suspected overdoses, in November (2018). Through the end of November, there have been 40 lives lost, due to suspected overdoses, this year. This is a 74% increase from the same timeframe in 2017 where there were 23 fatalities due to overdoses. Of the 40 fatalities this year, 62% were male, 38% were female (93% White, 7% African American).
Our officers referred 10 community members to the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI) in November with the hopes of offering them the necessary resources and tools to lead a drug-free/crime-free lifestyle. Since the inception of MARI in late 2017, 22 individuals have completed the program, with 2 more expected to graduate in December. Our MARI Outreach Team visited 16 homes in November and provided community members with resources and Naloxone.
The 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 12/06/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 12/07/2018, MPD received 444 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 444 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (100), East (70), Midtown (65), North (68), South (42), West (67), and Other (32). 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 calls only from 5:57pm-7:38pm due to calls for service.
**Priority calls only from 8:56pm-11:54pm due to calls for service.
1) CENTRAL: Disorderly Conduct – 8:22 a.m. Officers responded to the Starbucks located at 661 State St for a disturbance. The suspect (39-year-old AM) was at the same business a few days prior when he caused a disturbance in which the police were called and the suspect was noticed with a ban order from the property for a period of time. The suspect returned on this date and again caused a disturbance. Officers responded and arrested the suspect for disorderly conduct.
2) MIDTOWN: Information/Suspicious Person – 10:01 a.m. A 7-year-old child reported to school officials that on the way to school a suspicious male subject approached her. Child Protective Services notified. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.
3) EAST: Fraud – 12:38 p.m. Officers responded to Planet Fitness on East Towne Mall where a suspect cut off a lock to a locker and stole a wallet. The credit cards/debit cards inside the wallet were then used. The suspect (19-year-old HM) was identified, located and arrested for theft. Incident Report on MPD's website completed.
4) EAST: Disturbance – 1:54 p.m. Officers responded to an incident on school grounds at La Follette High School where it was reported that three male subjects (17-year-old AAM, 16-year-old AAM and 15-year-old AAM) surrounded a victim (14-year-old WM), rummaged through his pockets but did not obtain anything. Two of the suspects (16-year-old and 15-year-old) were cited for disorderly conduct by the School Resource Officer (SRO). Investigation continuing.
5) EAST: Assist MFD/Arson – 2:00 p.m. Officers responded, along with MFD, to a report of a fire inside a home. Investigation revealed that a juvenile (12-year-old AAM) intentionally set the fire. The juvenile was arrested for arson and conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center.
6) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 3:55 p.m. Officers responded to a north side residence for a disturbance. The caller reported that the suspect (48-year-old AAM) was intoxicated and attempting to start fights. Investigation revealed that the suspect caused a disturbance and attempted to physically assault family members on scene. The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and disorderly conduct.
7) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 4:01 p.m. Officers responded to a north side residence for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (29-year-old HF victim and 26-year-old HM suspect). The victim reported that her ex-fiancé/suspect threatened to kill her and was on his way to her home. The victim left her residence out of fear. The suspect forced entry to the victim's home. The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived but was subsequently located by Fort Atkinson police. The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property. Investigation continuing.
8) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 4:44 p.m. Officers responded to a north side residence for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (25-year-old AAF victim and 25-year-old AAM suspect). The suspect pushed and grabbed the victim by her neck. The victim sustained visible injuries. The suspect was arrested for domestic strangulation.
9) SOUTH: Robbery/Carjacking – 5:32 p.m. Officers responded to the 2800 block of Todd Drive reference a carjacking. There were four victims (including three children) in the vehicle when two suspects (AAMs), one armed with a handgun, demanded the victims get out of the vehicle. The suspects fled from the area in the stolen auto. No injuries reported. The vehicle was later located, unoccupied in the Tree Lane area. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.
10) WEST: Juvenile Arrest – 7:11 p.m. Officers responded to the 8300 block of Old Sauk Rd for a suspicious person checking car doors. Officers made contact with a juvenile/suspect (15-year-old WM) who lied about his identity. The juvenile was arrested for obstructing and an outstanding capias (warrant). The juvenile was conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center. Investigation continuing.
11) NORTH: Recovered/Stolen Auto – 7:38 p.m. Officers responded to Hayes Rd reference a recovered stolen auto. A suspect (43-year-old AAF) was identified and arrested for operating a motor vehicle without consent (OMVWOC), obstructing and an outstanding warrant. The vehicle was returned to its registered owner.
12) CENTRAL: Assist Law Enforcement – 8:42 p.m. Middleton PD requested assistance in locating/apprehending a suspect. The suspect was located and taken into custody in the 1600 block of Fordem Drive. Middleton PD has the lead on this investigation.
13) MIDTOWN: Armed Robbery – 8:42 p.m. Officers responded to the BP gas station at 4325 Mohawk Drive reference an armed robbery where two suspects (AAMs) demanded cash. One of the suspect's brandished a firearm at the clerk. The suspects fled on foot with cash. No injuries reported. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing. **Incident appears related to #14 and #15 below.
14) MIDTOWN: Armed Robbery – 8:51 p.m. Officers responded to Rocky's Liquor Store at 4217 W. Beltline Hwy reference an armed robbery where two suspects entered the store and demanded cash. One of the suspect's brandished a firearm at the clerk. The suspects fled on foot with cash. No injuries reported. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing. * Incident appears related to #13 and #15.
15) MIDTOWN: Armed Robbery – 9:18 p.m. Officers responded to the BP gas station at 2801 Atwood Ave reference an armed robbery where two suspects entered the store and demanded cash. One of the suspect's brandished a firearm at the clerk. The suspects fled on foot with cash. No injuries reported. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing. * Incident appears related to #13 and #14.
16) NORTH: Crash with Injuries – 9:51 p.m. Officers responded to Portage Rd at Donald Dr where a pedestrian/victim (26-year-old WF) was struck by a moving vehicle as she was in the crosswalk with her dog. The victim sustained injuries and was conveyed to a local hospital. The dog was unharmed and taken home. The driver (46-year-old WM) was cooperative and remained on scene. The driver was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.
17) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 1:39 a.m. Officers responded to N. Carroll St where two subjects/victims (WFs) discovered compromising photos of themselves on a phone belonging to an acquaintance/suspect (20-year-old AAM). The victims did not give the suspect consent to have the photos/share them. The suspect was contacted and he was located with a significant amount of marijuana and a scale. He was arrested for possession with intent to deliver marijuana and representations depicting nudity. Additional follow-up necessary. Investigation continuing.
18) NORTH: Civil Dispute – 2:10 a.m. Officers responded to Hayes Rd for a possible disturbance. Officers contacted all parties in the incident and probable cause was not developed for any charges. The parties were separated for the evening. No further action deemed necessary by the police.