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MPD Daily Significant Calls 01/05/2019 to 01/06/2019

January 6, 2019 10:30 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 01/05/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/06/2019, MPD received 390 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 390 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (64), East (72), Midtown (42), North (56), South (51), West (82), and Other (23).  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 city-wide from 6:29 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. due to high volume of calls for service.

1) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 5:42 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance at Flower Ln, reference a 20-year-old AAF victim and a 27-year-old WM suspect.  The victim woke up to the sounds of the suspect (father of her son) banging on her apartment window.  He was able to gain entry into her apartment where he subsequently poured a beer on her as she was covered in a blanket from fear.  The suspect fled prior to officers' arrival.  There is probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic-related disorderly conduct, unlawful trespass, and a parole hold.  Investigation continuing.  * 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) MIDTOWN: Conveyance-Mental Health – 7:05 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to a local hospital reference a 40-year-old WF who Journey Mental Health and hospital social workers decided was in need of an emergency detention.  Multiple officers as well as psych ward staff were needed to place the subject into custody.  Officers subsequently transported the subject to Winnebago Mental Health.   

3) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 7:08 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 5700 block of Russett Rd, reference a domestic disturbance.  The suspect (60-year-old AAM) and the victim (45-year-old AAF) have a domestic relationship and were drinking along with a 50-year-old WM victim.  An argument led to the suspect pushing the female victim against a wall.  The male victim moved to defend the female victim and gets into a minor altercation with the suspect.  The suspect was arrested for domestic-related disorderly conduct and subsequently conveyed to jail. 

4) MIDTOWN: Traffic Complaint/Investigation – 10:03 a.m.  A 28-year-old WM driver was driving south on Highland Ave and was turning left onto eastbound University Ave when he struck a 62-year-old WM suspect.  A witness said that the suspect was crossing on the "don't walk" signal.  The suspect was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and was subsequently issued a citation for pedestrian failure to yield. 

5) CENTRAL: Information – 10:07 a.m.  Police were called to the 100 block of N Hamilton St, reference protesters who were there and were displaying graphic signs.  The situation was mediated, mindful of 1st Amendment protections. 

6) SOUTH: Check Person – 2:37 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to the area of Beld St and W Wingra Dr, regarding a check person complaint.  A male was observed carrying an uncased "high powered rifle with a scope."  The male was described as a 20-year-old WM, wearing an overcoat.  Officers checked the area but did not locate the subject.  

7) EAST: OMVWI Arrest – 3:38 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of Stoughton Rd, reference a security guard observing an intoxicated subject driving in the parking lot.  Beer cans were observed and the odor of intoxicants was detected when security made contact with the driver.  Officers contacted the suspect (61-year-old WM) and subsequently arrested him for 5th offense OMVWI and felony bail jumping.  The suspect was transported to jail.   

8) WEST: Information/Check Property – 4:40 p.m.  A Madison Police Neighborhood Officer was dispatched to Elver Park (1250 McKenna Blvd) regarding concerning verbiage and threatening language displayed in the snow.  As this was visible to traffic on McKenna Blvd, the officer obscured the messaging.   

9) EAST: Stolen Auto – 5:19 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to Stockbridge Dr, reference a stolen auto complaint.  The victim (55-year-old WF) reported that her daughter had left the vehicle unattended and running for approximately five minutes.  When her daughter returned to the vehicle, she found it missing.  Officers checked the area but did not locate the vehicle.  The vehicle was listed in NCIC and an ATL (Attempt to Locate) was aired.  Investigation continuing. 

10) EAST: ATL Person – 5:51 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to an East side residential address reference information that a 23-year-old AAM wanted suspect would be arriving at the residence.  Officers set up tactically at the residence; however, the suspect fled prior to tactical approach.  The suspect was not located at this time.  Investigation continuing.

11) CENTRAL: Check Property – 10:09 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to E Johnson St, reference the caller hearing footsteps upstairs in the neighbors' apartment, knowing that the occupants were out of town.  Officers arrived and found no signs of forced entry.  Officers subsequently made contact at the address and it was ultimately discovered that the residents returned home early from their vacation. 

12) EAST: Drug Incident-Overdose – 10:34 p.m.   MPD and MFD/EMS were dispatched to an East side residential address, reference the caller finding her boyfriend/suspect (29-year-old WM) unconscious but breathing, from a heroin overdose.  MFD/EMS arrived and revived the suspect.  The suspect admitted to heroin use and was cited for possession of heroin.  The suspect was referred to MARI (Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative).   

13) EAST: Disturbance – 10:44 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a mental health facility on Ziegler Rd, reference a 33-year-old WF who reported that staff members assaulted her.  Officers determined that the subject was not battered by staff but did slap two staff members and later attacked staff on two additional occasions.  The subject was ultimately taken to a local hospital for a medical clearance.  After the medical clearance, the subject was returned to the facility and placed in a secure area.   

14) NORTH: Stolen Auto – 12:40 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to Lakeview Ave, reference a stolen auto complaint.  The victim (76-year-old WF) witnessed a UM drive away in her vehicle.  The suspect was able to start the vehicle without the keys.  An ATL was broadcasted and the vehicle was listed as stolen in NCIC.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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