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MPD Daily Significant Calls 12/08/2018 to 12/09/2018

December 9, 2018 10:08 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 12/08/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 12/9/2018, MPD received 417 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 417 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (74), East (94), Midtown (62), North (67), South (36), West (52), 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 for service starting at 1:54 a.m. due to E Washington Ave weapons offense. 

1) CENTRAL: Theft – 7:44 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of E Dayton St, reference a theft of tools from a construction site.  Investigation continuing.

2) CENTRAL: Information/Sexual Assault – 8:38 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to Brearly St, reference a reported sexual assault that occurred in the early morning hours.  The victim (24-year-old WF) was alleging she was sexually assaulted by her roommate's boyfriend (33-year-old WM).  Victim went to a local hospital for an FNE (Forensic Nurse Exam).  The suspect was later contacted and interviewed by detectives.  He consented to an FNE and was not arrested at this time.  Investigation continuing.

3) CENTRAL: Information – 9:00 a.m.  A citizen called Dispatch and advised that there would be a 700 person bar crawl from noon to 8 p.m.  Information provided was that the bar crawl would start at W Johnson St and end at University Ave.  MPD monitored throughout the night but did not see anything beyond our "normal" weekend crowd activity.    

4) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 9:54 a.m.  Officers were sent to Teddywedgers (101 State St) reference a 21-year-old AAF causing a disturbance.  The suspect had first asked customers for money and then asked staff.  After not being given money, the suspect broke a jar of hot sauce on the counter, holding onto a shard of it while threatening staff.  Officers arrested the suspect and transported her to jail.  During the booking process, the suspect physically attacked a DCSO deputy.  The suspect was charged with attempted robbery, disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia, and battery to law enforcement (handled by DCSO).     

5) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 2:07 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Whitney Way the day prior, reference a subject who was upset and under the influence.  Officers had transported the WM subject to Detox.  On the day of this call, Journey Mental Health advised that the subject was about to be released from Detox but was suicidal.  Journey Mental Health coordinated with Detox and local hospitals to have the subject transported to a hospital for a voluntary admission.  MPD assisted with the transport. 

6) WEST: Assist MFD/EMS – 2:41 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Schroeder Rd reference a 2-year-old HF who was reportedly not breathing.  Upon arrival, MFD/EMS advised that they believed the victim was having a seizure.  MFD/EMS implemented a breathing tube and transported the victim to a local hospital.  At this time, the situation appears to be a medical event.  Investigation continuing. 

7) NORTH: Information/Weapons Offense – 4:09 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a weapons offense that occurred in the 2800 block of Commercial Ave.  The victim (64-year-old WF) was walking her dog when a 10 to 12-year-old AAM pulled out a pocket knife and began waving it around.  The victim asked what the knife was for and the juvenile stated it was for protection.  Investigation continuing.

8) WEST: Armed Robbery – 6:17 p.m.  MPD officers were dispatched to an armed robbery in the parking lot of Walgreens (5702 Raymond Rd).  A 76-year-old HM was in a vehicle with four of his family members, preparing to leave the lot.  The robber walked up to the male, pointed a handgun at him, grabbed him by the throat and threw him to the ground.  The suspect rummaged through the vehicle and took three purses before fleeing the area on foot.  The 76-year-old victim was transported to the hospital for minor injuries.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.

9) EAST: Drug Incident/Investigation – 8:57 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to an East side residential address reference a 16-year-old WM who was out of control and under the influence of psilocybin mushrooms.  After causing a disturbance in his friend's house, the suspect went outside and was running up and down the street, yelling at neighbors.  Officers were able to contact the suspect and arrested him without incident.  He was transported to a local hospital by MFD/EMS.  The investigation found that the suspect had ingested psilocybin mushrooms, marijuana, and possibly other substances.  The suspect was cited for disorderly conduct (municipal) and resisting.  Investigation continuing. 

10) NORTH: Assist EMS/Fire – 9:08 p.m.  Officers and MFD/EMS were dispatched to a North side residential address, reference a semi-conscious and lethargic 3-year-old WM child.  The caller told dispatch they were roughhousing earlier and the juvenile subsequently had a headache.  The juvenile was transported to a local hospital where it was found that this was a medical event.  The juvenile had a fever and pneumonia and it was believed he overheated after playing so hard with his family.

11) NORTH: Substantial Battery – 9:19 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of Northport Dr reference a report of a fight at this location and an obvious disturbance in the background.  Upon arrival, a 28-year-old AAM victim was found injured and was transported to the hospital.  Subsequent investigation revealed that the suspect (32-year-old AAM) and the victim had a disagreement and the suspect punched the victim in the face.  Once on the ground, the suspect continued to batter the victim to the point where the victim lost consciousness.  The victim's injuries included a concussion, an ankle fracture, and dental fracture.  Officers arrested the suspect and transported him to jail for substantial battery.  Investigation continuing.

12) NORTH: Weapons Violation – 1:44 a.m.  Madison Police Department was dispatched to Visions Nightclub (3554 E Washington Ave) in regards to a large fight in progress.  While en route, officers were notified that shots had been fired inside the establishment.  Upon arrival, a large crowd was found and there were five injured subjects.  Four of the victims were injured by gunfire and one individual was stabbed.  Of the individuals who were shot, one required surgery but is in stable condition.  The other gunshot victims did not sustain life-threatening injuries requiring a surgical response.  The victim who was stabbed was treated and medically cleared.  All of the victims were treated at local hospitals. 

At the time this incident occurred, there were an estimated 40 to 50 people present as patrons in the bar.  The precipitating event for this large-scale fight may have been over a re-entry issue where someone was originally kicked out of the bar.  This entire incident is deemed to be confined to the immediate set of facts, and there is no ongoing danger to the public at this time.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

13) CENTRAL: Information/Armed Robbery – 2:02 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of N Frances St, reference an armed robbery.  The victim (53-year-old WM) told Dispatch that he had been robbed.  The victim was intoxicated at the time of this report and his version of events was inconsistent and vague.  Investigation continuing.

14) CENTRAL: Drug Incident/Overdose – 3:54 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to W Gorham St for an unresponsive 21-year-old WF, called in by roommates.  The subject had been drinking and was upset after seeing an ex-boyfriend.  After exiting the bathroom, the victim went to her roommate's room and collapsed after admitting she took an entire bottle of pills.  The subject was transported to a local hospital. 

15) WEST: Weapons Offense-Shots Fired – 4:55 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to Frisch Rd for multiple reports of shots fired.  Three shell casings were located.  No property damage or victims located at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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