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MPD Daily Significant Calls 01/03/2019 to 01/04/2019

January 4, 2019 9:10 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 01/03/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/04/2019, MPD received 398 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 398 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (75), East (64), Midtown (67), North (63), South (46), West (58), and Other (25).  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) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 6:25 a.m.  Officers responded to a north side residence for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (39-year-old AAF victim and 19-year-old AAF suspect).  The victim is the suspect's mother.  A verbal argument took place between the victim and suspect, which then turned physical.  The suspect bit the victim, which left visible injuries.  When the decision was made to arrest the suspect, she became resistive, as did other family members who were present.  The suspect was ultimately arrested for domestic battery and resisting arrest.  Child Protective Services notified due to the suspect's 2-year-old child being in the home/present.  Investigation continuing.       

2) WEST: Death Investigation – 7:25 a.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence reference a deceased subject (91-year-old WM).  The decedent had multiple health issues.  Nothing suspicious observed on scene. 

3) NORTH: Information/Armed Robbery – 12:10 p.m.  Officers responded to the East Towne Mall and met with a victim (UM) who reported being robbed.  The victim stated that he was coerced into purchasing two cell phones in exchange for money.  The victim reported that when he turned over the cell phones to the suspect (AAM), the suspect pulled a knife on him and the cell phones were stolen.  The victim reported that two other individuals were with the suspect (AAF and unknown subject), who subsequently fled in a van.  Suspects at-large.  Investigation continuing. 

4) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:03 p.m.  Officers responded to the 1000 block of McKenna Blvd for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (38-year-old WF victim and 46-year-old WM suspect).  The victim and suspect, who are dating, were engaged in a verbal argument.  The argument escalated and the suspect pushed/shoved the victim, leaving visible injuries on the victim.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived but he was located at a local bar.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct, battery and false imprisonment (all domestic-related charges).   

5) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 4:23 p.m.  Officers responded to the 5600 block of Buckeye Rd for a disturbance.  The caller reported observing a subject/victim (33-year-old WM) on the hood of a vehicle.  Officers made contact with the victim who initially did not want to talk about the event.  The victim subsequently contacted officers a few hours later to report what occurred.  The victim stated the driver/suspect is his child's mother but he did not want to identify her.  The victim described a verbal argument was taking place when she insisted on taking his vehicle.  The victim stood in front of the vehicle in an attempt to prevent her from leaving.  The victim then described the suspect bumping into him several times with the car as a warning, before accelerating, which caused him to fly up onto the hood.  The suspect was subsequently identified as a 26-year-old AAF.  Officers responded to a hit-and-run crash involving the same vehicle and suspect.  The suspect was contacted, conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/treatment and then transported to jail for 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety – domestic enhancer.  Investigation continuing.     

6) NORTH: Crash with Injuries – 6:14 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a motor vehicle vs. pedestrian crash at E. Washington/Pawling St.  A pedestrian/victim (79-year-old WF) was struck by a vehicle/driver (53-year-old WM) in the crosswalk.  The suspect reported not seeing the pedestrian until it was too late. The victim was conveyed to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.  The suspect remained on scene, was cooperative with officers and there were no signs of impairment.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

7) CENTRAL: Check Property – 8:12 p.m.  Officers responded to a "beeping" sound coming from a trash can on S. Baldwin St/Williamson St.  The device was located and identified to be a smoke detector.  No further action deemed necessary by officers.

8) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 8:12 p.m.  Officers responded to Nakoosa Trail for a disturbance between two subjects (21-year-old AAF victim and 36-year-old AAM suspect).  The suspect punched and strangled the victim during an argument.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct, battery and strangulation (all domestic-related charges). 

9) NORTH: Weapons Offense – 10:49 p.m.  Officers responded to Elka Lane for a report of shots fired.  Officers located multiple casings in the 1800 block of Elka and in the 2400 block of Ruskin.  A vehicle was located on Ruskin with fresh broken glass.  No victims or suspects were located.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

10) EAST: Crash/Hit-and-Run – 11:55 p.m.  Officers responded to the 5000 block of Piccadilly Driver after the caller/witness observed a vehicle strike a parked vehicle.  It was reported that a passenger in the suspect vehicle got out and fled on foot, while the driver/suspect fled from the scene in the vehicle.  The vehicle's registered owner was contacted and confirmed to be the driver/suspect (18-year-old WM).  The suspect was cited for hit-and-run and failure to maintain control.  Investigation continuing.   

11) CENTRAL: Check Person/Assist MFD – 2:33 a.m.  Officers responded to Lake Monona (John Nolen/Lakeside) for a report that a subject fell through the ice.  The subject was identified as a 19-year-old WM, who was located and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation, as he had in fact been in water.  When contacted, this subject was highly intoxicated and unable to clarify where he was/who he was with.  This subject inferred he was with a second individual/companion when he fell through the ice.  As a result, MFD's Fire Rescue Team deployed a boat in the water to check to see if a possible second subject/companion was in the water.  No other subjects were located in the water.  The second subject/companion (20-year-old WM) ultimately turned up on Regent St.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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