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 01/19/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/20/2019, 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 (72), East (88), Midtown (63), North (60), South (51), West (48), and Other (16). 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 for Central, North, and East from 12:48am to 1:35am due to calls for service. Priority calls for West and Midtown from 3:42am to 4:18am due to water main break.
1) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 7:02 a.m. Officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Williamson St reference a domestic disturbance between the victim (25-year-old UF) and suspect (24-year-old WM). The caller reported hearing loud fighting and yelling, as well as doors being slammed. Officers attempted contact at the apartment but received no answer. Based upon the compelling concern cited by the neighbor/caller, entry was made and officers located the suspect hiding in a closet. There was probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic-related disorderly conduct. The suspect was conveyed to jail.
2) CENTRAL: Special Event – 9:00 a.m. Women's Wave 2019: Capitol grounds had approximately 250 people, with no incidents. There was a male subject who was walking around the event with a rifle slung over his back, taking selfies. No other issues. An estimated 60 people participated with a self-described socialist group who walked up State Street to the Capitol without incident.
3) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 9:16 a.m. Officers were initially called for a preserve the peace at 7 a.m., between the suspect (21-year-old AAM) and victim (31-year-old AAM). There was some discrepancy over property and officers ended the preserve the peace. Two hours later, the suspect returned to the residence without police and refused to leave, subsequently causing a disturbance. The suspect was arrested for domestic-related disorderly conduct and conveyed to jail.
4) EAST: Assist Outside Law Enforcement Agency – 12:21 p.m. MPD assisted Monona PD with a recently committed crime in their jurisdiction. Investigation continuing.
5) NORTH: Traffic Incident – 12:56 p.m. MPD officers were dispatched to Packers Ave just north of International Ln for malfunctioning railroad crossing gates. It appears as if a snowplow inadvertently sheared a junction box causing the gates to be stuck in the downward position. Officers assisted with traffic control while an employee from the Canadian Pacific Railroad responded and fixed the problem. All northbound and southbound traffic was closed on Packers Ave for several hours. Incident Report on MPD's website completed.
6) WEST: Check Person – 3:47 p.m. Officers were dispatched to Frisch Rd to check the welfare of a 29-year-old AAM. The caller reported that the subject had been receiving threats from a 25-year-old AAM recently. Officers located the subject who reported he was fine and did not need our assistance.
7) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 6:54 p.m. Officers were at Walmart (4198 Nakoosa Trl) following up on a separate case when Loss Prevention alerted them to a 28-year-old WF suspect's presence in the store. There was outstanding probable cause to arrest the suspect for felony bail jumping and misdemeanor retail theft. The suspect was subsequently arrested and taken to jail.
8) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:25 a.m. MPD was dispatched to an East side residential address regarding a domestic disturbance. The suspect (53-year-old WF) stole her mother's (82-year-old WF) vehicle earlier in the night and when she returned home highly intoxicated and without the vehicle, an argument ensued which led to the suspect physically assaulting her mother. Officers were called to investigate and developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent, domestic-related disorderly conduct, and a probation hold. The suspect was subsequently conveyed to jail.
9) MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 12:58 a.m. MPD was dispatched to Meriter Hospital (202 S Park St) regarding a disturbance complaint. A 21-year-old AM suspect was treated at Meriter Hospital and was subsequently discharged. Not satisfied with his treatment plan, the suspect created a disturbance in the lobby. When asked to leave by hospital staff, the suspect refused and then called 911 to request an ambulance. Officers arrived and contacted the suspect who began taunting them and was still refusing to leave. Officers arrested the suspect for trespass to a medical facility and subsequently conveyed him to jail.
10) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 1:25 a.m. MPD was dispatched to Danny's Pub (328 W Gorham St) regarding a disturbance. A 19-year-old HF suspect was highly intoxicated and created numerous disturbances while inside the bar, to include striking a bouncer in the face. She was asked to leave multiple times and was eventually removed from the property by staff. The suspect snuck back into the bar approximately five times before police were called. Ultimately, the suspect was arrested for possessing a fake ID, underage drinking, trespass, and battery. She was subsequently taken to jail.
11) SOUTH: OMVWI Arrest – 2:11 a.m. MPD was dispatched to the area of John Nolen Dr, on the causeway south of South Shore Dr, regarding a vehicle crash. Officers contacted the suspect (39-year-old AAF) who appeared impaired but would not admit to drinking and refused standardized field sobriety tests. The suspect was arrested and transported to jail for charges of OMVWI-2nd offense, failure to keep vehicle under control, and operating while revoked-2nd offense.