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MPD Daily Significant Calls 01/16/2019 to 01/17/2019

January 17, 2019 8:37 AM

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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 01/16/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/17/2019, MPD received 447 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 447 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (67), East (85), Midtown (72), North (67), South (56), West (77), 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 only starting at 12:41pm briefly due to calls for service.

1) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 3:30 a.m.  Officers observed a driver/suspect (26-year-old WM) driving on State Street and striking curbs.  The officers made contact with the suspect.  The suspect failed field sobriety tests.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (3rd offense).    *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: Domestic Disturbance – 4:35 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence in the 1100 block of Morraine View for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (22-year-old AAF victim and 24-year-old AAM suspect).  The victim reports several domestic incidents have occurred with the suspect over the last three days.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect. Once located, the suspect will be charged with damage to property and disorderly conduct (domestic-related charges).  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.  

3) NORTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 8:20 a.m.  Officers responded to a north side residence for a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (11-year-old AAM).  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was located safe and returned home.  No further action deemed necessary by the police.          

4) MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 10:21 a.m.  A subject/suspect (52-year-old AAM) was manipulating a handgun in a residence on Rosenberry Rd when the gun went off.  The suspect (a convicted felon) injured his finger and was conveyed to a local hospital.  Investigation revealed that other subjects were in the home at the time and their safety was comprised.  No other injuries reported.  Once released from the hospital, the suspect was arrested and charged with 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety and felon in possession of a firearm. 

5) SOUTH: Check Property – 11:01 a.m.  Officers responded to a south side residence after it was reported that some blood was observed outside the residence.  No contact was able to be made at the residence.  Entry was made to the home to check on the welfare of any subject(s) – no one was home and no other evidence of a disturbance/injuries observed.  Neighborhood canvassed.  A note was left for the homeowner/occupants to contact the police when they arrive home.  No further action deemed necessary by the police at this time. 

6) CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 12:26 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a deceased subject (82-year-old WM).  The decedent's health had been declining recently.  Nothing suspicious observed on scene.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

7) WEST: Weapons Offense – 12:37 p.m.  Officers responded to N. Wickham Ct/Tottenham Rd for a report of a large disturbance and a confirmed report of shots fired.  Multiple subjects were contacted.  No reports of injuries or property damage at this time.  Investigation continuing.     

8) NORTH: Animal Welfare – 12:45 p.m.  A dog was located deceased on Calypso Road.  The owner of the dog was contacted.  The owner reported that the dog had run away.  Nothing suspicious identified.  Animal Control contacted.  No further action by the police deemed necessary. 

9) SOUTH: Battery – 5:10 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a physical fight that occurred on a City of Madison Metro bus near Broadway/Fayette Ave.  The bus driver/victim (48-year-old WF) attempted to intervene, but the suspect (16-year-old AAF) kept on fighting.  The suspect was arrested for battery to a public transit vehicle operator and conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center.  One of the juveniles (13-year-old AAM) involved in the original disturbance was cited for battery and disorderly conduct.  Investigation continuing. 

10) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 5:29 p.m.  Officers responded to Tokay Blvd for a subject (15-year-old WF) causing a disturbance.  The subject is cognitively delayed and has mental health issues.  Several officers received minor injuries during their contact with the subject as she kicked at one, bit one and knee' d another officer.  The subject was returned safely to her group home.   

11) MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 9:52 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence after a homeowner/victim (67-year-old WF) returned home and found that her home had been entered (forced).  The victim reported that cash and personal items were missing from her home.  Investigation continuing. 

12) WEST: Mental Health Conveyance – 10:00 p.m.  Officers responded to Hilldale Way for a subject (40-year-old WM) experiencing suicide ideation/suicide by overdosing on prescription medication.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where he was voluntarily admitted.  No further action deemed necessary by the police. 

13) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 11:21 p.m.  Officers responded to a north side residence for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (48-year-old AAM victim and 55-year-old WF suspect).  The victim and suspect were engaged in a verbal argument, which then escalated.  The suspect threatened to kill the victim with a sledge hammer.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct. 

14) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 1:10 a.m.  Officers were in a parking lot in the 2000 block of Londonderry Drive when they observed a subject/suspect (23-year-old AAM) riding on a hood of a vehicle.  Investigation reveals that the suspect and a victim (25-year-old AAF) were with friends on Tennyson Lane when they get into a verbal argument over how much alcohol the suspect has consumed.  The victim attempted to leave in a vehicle and the suspect jumped on the hood.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property (domestic-related charges).         

Posted by: Chief Koval

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