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 12/30/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 12/31/2018, MPD received 321 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 321 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (41), East (64), Midtown (54), North (46), South (37), West (52), and Other (27). 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: Adult Arrested Person – 3:32 a.m. Officers performed a traffic stop on a vehicle for an equipment violation, at the intersection of E Washington Ave and N Fair Oaks Ave. In the course of the traffic stop it was determined that the driver (48-year-old AAM) had a warrant and he was subsequently arrested. The suspect was conveyed to jail. **This was a late call that did not make the previous 24-hour cycle call notes due to officers being involved at the scene and reports from the field were not yet typed.
2) WEST: Check Person – 9:43 a.m. Officers were dispatched to a West side residential address reference a 911 disconnect. Upon arrival, officers observed a 31-year-old WF threatening to cut herself with a sharp object. Officers were able to dialogue with the subject and subsequently take her into protective custody. She was transported to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation. Journey Crisis was also consulted. Ultimately, voluntary admission and emergency detention were not supported at this time. The subject was later returned to her group home.
3) NORTH: Battery/Assist Outside Agency – 11:00 a.m. MPD was dispatched to the 3000 block of E Washington Ave reference a report of a battery which had occurred two days prior. The victim (18-year-old AAF) was en route to the Madison area with her boyfriend/suspect (21-year-old AAM) when she began using social media on her phone. The suspect believed the victim was communicating with another man and proceeded to take her phone. Ultimately, the suspect struck the victim in the face and other parts of her body, and continued to batter her over the course of 45 minutes. MPD officers determined that the incident likely occurred in the jurisdiction between Beloit and Madison. Rock County Sherriff's Department was contacted. Investigation continuing.
4) MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 2:30 p.m. MPD was dispatched to a Midtown residential address reference the death investigation of a 67-year-old AF. Family were checking the welfare of the subject when they had located her down on the floor, beyond any life-saving efforts. Medical examiner on scene. Initial assessment is that she may have choked or suffered a medical event. Nothing suspicious was noted.
5) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 3:03 p.m. Officers were dispatched to a North side residential address, reference a domestic disturbance involving the suspect (46-year-old WM) and his parents/victims (75-year-old WM and 70-year-old WF). The suspect has a drug history and was attempting to take his father's prescription medications (likely to sell or consume). A disturbance began when the father/victim tried to interfere. Ultimately, officers arrested the suspect for two counts of domestic-related disorderly conduct. The suspect was conveyed to jail following a medical clearance.
6) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 7:15 p.m. MPD was dispatched to a North side residential address reference an initial claim that the suspect (51-year-old WF) was cut with a knife by her husband (56-year-old WM). Officers arrived and contacted the suspect who admitted that an afternoon of drinking led to the two of them smoking crack at which time the suspect cut her own finger on the crack pipe as it was being shared. The suspect was upset with the lack of empathy shown by her husband and so she concocted the knife story when calling 911. The suspect was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and the parties were separated.
7) EAST: Child Neglect – 7:08 p.m. Officers were dispatched to Camden Rd reference a neighbor calling in concerns for the well-being of a five-month-old child. The neighbor observed yelling from the suspects' address, directed at the child, as well as had concerns about possible bruising and overall hygiene for the child. The mother/suspect (18-year-old WF) agreed to bring the child to a local hospital for an examination. CPS was also notified and due to inconsistencies between the examination results and the mother's explanations, the child was placed with a family member. The father/suspect (24-year-old WM) was arrested for a probation hold. Investigation continuing.
8) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 8:10 p.m. Officers were dispatched to a disturbance at the Salvation Army (630 E Washington Ave). Two suspects (31-year-old AAM and a 30-year-old AAF) got into a verbal argument with each other that led to a verbal altercation with Salvation Army staff. Prior to officers' arrival, the male suspect left the scene and officers were unable to contact the female suspect. There is outstanding probable cause to arrest both suspects for a previous substantial battery case. Investigation continuing.
9) EAST: Strong Armed Robbery – 8:54 p.m. MPD units responded to the Mobil gas station (605 Cottage Grove Rd) where the clerk advised that she was robbed. The suspect was described as a WM, 5'11", approximately 30 years old, who had concealed his face prior to approaching the counter. The suspect fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash. Investigation continuing.
10) SOUTH: Check Person – 10:24 p.m. Officers were dispatched to a South side residential address, reference the caller reporting her 30-year-old AAM brother had been making suicidal statements. Officers attempted contact at the subject's residence, however, received no answer. MPD units forced entry and did not locate the subject. Numerous locations were checked and an ATL was aired.
11) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 10:47 p.m. Officers were dispatched to Dwight Dr reference a domestic disturbance between the suspect (25-year-old HM) and his parents/victims (54-year-old HF and 64-year-old HM). The suspect attempted to smoke inside the residence and was denied by his father/victim. The suspect became upset and began throwing things around the residence. Officers contacted the suspect and arrested him for domestic-related disorderly conduct and misdemeanor bail jumping. The suspect was conveyed to jail.
12) SOUTH: OMVWI Arrest – 2:13 a.m. Officers were dispatched to Greenway Cross, reference an OMVWI investigation. The suspect (47-year-old WM) was headed down Applegate Court by KFC and struck a curb before riding halfway up a small tree, causing the vehicle to tip over. MPD units arrived and conducted standardized field sobriety tests. The suspect failed the SFSTs and blew a 0.13 on the Intoximeter. The suspect was charged with OMVWI-1st offense.
13) CENTRAL: OMVWI Arrest – 3:08 a.m. MPD officers were monitoring traffic for potential enforcement on E Washington Ave when a silver Chrysler 200 drove straight at them before swerving away, then accelerating away from them and turning off E Washington Ave causing the officers to lose sight of it. The vehicle was subsequently located in a parking lot in the 1100 block of E Washington Ave. Officers were parked nearby when the suspect (28-year-old HM), the registered owner of the vehicle, got into it and started it up. As soon as he turned on the headlights and seemingly observed the squad he turned off the vehicle and fled on foot. He was located nearby and arrested on numerous charges, including OMVWI-4th offense, eluding an officer, threats to law enforcement, bail jumping, and six traffic citations. The suspect was subsequently conveyed to jail. Incident Report on MPD's website completed.