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MPD Daily Significant Calls 12/27/2018 to 12/28/2018

December 28, 2018 8:28 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 12/27/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 12/28/2018, MPD received 348 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 348 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (59), East (65), Midtown (58), North (59), South (22), West (61), and Other (24).  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 12:23pm-1:19pm due to calls for service.

1) MIDTOWN: Non-Residential Burglary – 9:54 a.m.  Officers responded to an apartment complex office in the Midtown District for a report of a burglary.  The office door was found open (due to force used) and cash/checks were stolen.  Investigation continuing.   

2) SOUTH: Disturbance – 11:54 a.m.  Officers responded to a south side residence for a disturbance.  The callers/family members reported that the subject/suspect (17-year-old AAM) was in the area and is a reported runaway from a group home.  There was a report that a gun was involved and that the suspect was "out-of-control."  Officers arrived and the suspect fled, but was ultimately taken into custody.  The suspect was charged with disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and resisting arrest.  The family member who made comments about a handgun being involved (not substantiated) was cited for unlawful use of a telephone.   

3) WEST: Check Person – 11:56 a.m.  Officers responded to Tottenham Rd to check the welfare of a subject (33-year-old HM) who called dispatch and was very difficult to understand.  Officers arrived and made contact with the subject.  The subject was holding a piece of plexiglas and advanced on officers.  Officers were able to take the subject into custody without any injuries.  Investigation continuing.       

4) EAST: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 3:22 p.m.  Officers were notified of a report made to Child Protective Services with various allegations involving a victim (14-year-old AAM).  Officers made contact with the victim who reported several incidents of unwanted contact with two suspects over the years (some going back 7 years).  The two suspects (14-year-old WM and 12-year-old AAF) were identified.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

5) NORTH: Drug Incident/Overdose – 3:41 p.m.  Officers responded to the Taco Bell in the 3000 block of E. Washington Ave for a subject/suspect (20-year-old WM) experiencing an overdose.  MFD administered Naloxone and conveyed the suspect to a local hospital.  The suspect was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and heroin.  The suspect was also referred to the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI). 

6) SOUTH: Death Investigation – 4:26 p.m.  Officers, along with MFD, responded to a south side residence for an odor complaint.  Entry was made to the residence and the resident (79-year-old WF) was located deceased.  Nothing suspicious observed on scene.  Medical Examiner's office notified. 

7) CENTRAL: Hit-and-Run – 5:46 p.m.  Officers responded to the area of E. Washington Ave near First St for a motor vehicle vs. pedestrian crash.  The driver was not on scene when officers arrived.  The pedestrian (12-year-old AAF) was conveyed to a local hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.  The driver/suspect (49-year-old HM) later came to a police district to talk with officers.  The suspect was charged with hit-and-run causing injury.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.   

8) NORTH: Weapons Offense – 8:09 p.m.  Officers responded to Northport Drive for a weapons offense.  Investigation revealed that a disturbance had taken place between two subjects (39-year-old AAF victim and 42-year-old AAM suspect).  The suspect approached the victim, grabbed her phone and a short struggle ensued.  It was reported that the suspect pulled a pocket knife out at some point but the blade was never observed.  Neither the victim nor the suspect remained on scene for officers.  No reported injuries.  There is probable cause to arrest the suspect from a previous incident involving the victim.  Additional follow-up necessary.  Investigation continuing.      

9) EAST: Child Abuse – 8:25 p.m.  Officers responded to a 911 disconnect call at an east side residence.  Officers made contact with several subjects and learned of a disturbance that had taken place between two subjects (30-year-old AAF and 32-year-old AAF).  Both subjects were engaged in a mutual argument when the 30-year-old subject's son/victim (12-year-old AAM) attempted to intervene.  The 32-year-old struck the victim in the face, leaving a mark.  The 32-year-old continued to cause a disturbance by damaging property in the residence.  The 32-year-old was arrested for physical abuse to a child, domestic disorderly conduct, disorderly conduct (2 counts) and resisting/obstructing.  The 30-year-old was cited for resisting/obstructing.  Child Protective Services notified.       

10) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense –2:20 a.m.  Officers responded to the 100 block of E. Gorham St for a report of a subject with a gun.  Officers arrived in the area and heard several shots fired in the area.  Casings were located in the 100 block and 1400 block of E. Johnson St.  There were no reports of injuries or property damage.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

11) NORTH: Weapons Offense – 2:34 a.m.  Shortly after the call above (#10) came in, there were reports of shots fired in the 3500 block of Kipling Ave.  Areas checked.  No evidence of shots fired located.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.    

12) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 2:41 a.m.  Officers responded to a south side residence for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (25-year-old WF victim and 31-year-old WM suspect).  The victim and suspect were engaged in a verbal argument when it turned physical.  The victim reported that the suspect hit her in the face and also attempted to strangle her.  The suspect received a medical clearance and then was transported to jail for domestic-related charges.     

Posted by: Chief Koval

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