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MPD Daily Significant Calls 02/02/2019 to 02/03/2019

February 3, 2019 10:16 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 02/02/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 02/03/2019, 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 (88), East (72), Midtown (65), North (45), South (41), West (54), 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". 

**Priority calls for South, West, and Midtown from 11:38 a.m. to 12:04 p.m. due to missing child call requiring numerous resources.  South was on priorities from 7:42 p.m. to 8:36 p.m.  Central, North, and East were on priorities at 8:36 p.m. and city-wide priorities began at 8:50 p.m.  City returned to routine calls at 8:04 a.m. on 02/03/2019. 

1) NORTH: Information/Sexual Assault – 5:50 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to a North side residential address, reference a sexual assault allegation.  The victim (35-year-old HF) had reported she was sexually assaulted by a family friend (30-year-old HM).  SANE exam completed.  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: Check Person – 7:25 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to Sawyer Terrace, reference a 61-year-old AAM who reported 6 to 7 individuals in his apartment and that someone broke into his home.  This subject had previously reported similar situations and suffers from significant paranoia and mental health issues.  Officers contacted the subject and the apartment was checked.  An MPD Mental Health Officer was advised of the call and resources are being explored to place the subject in a more appropriate living environment. 

3) NORTH: Check Person – 8:09 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to check the welfare of a 14-year-old AF, reference some concerning messages she had sent.  Officers made contact with the subject who reported being under a lot of stress at home.  It was determined that she was not in any danger and parents were advised on options for assistance and a safety plan was established.  Follow-up will continue on Monday. 

4) SOUTH: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 10:54 a.m.  A 27-year-old AAF mother and her 10-month-old child were at the Catholic Multicultural Center (1862 Beld St) trying on clothes.  At one point, the mother went into the bathroom and left her child with a friend (20-year-old AAM).  When the mother returned, both her friend and child were missing.  Following an exhaustive search, both the child and friend were located unharmed.  Investigation revealed that a miscommunication between the two parties occurred, which led to the belief that the friend left with the child without permission. 

5) NORTH: Drug Incident/Investigation – 12:15 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a North side residential address reference a neighbor observing a 24-year-old WM climbing into a residence through a window.  It was discovered that the subject resided at the address.  During the call, the subject's mother reported concerns about her son's use of illegal drugs.  During a consent search of the subject and the subject's friend (25-year-old WM), officers located drug paraphernalia on both.  Ultimately, officers arrested both suspects for charges of possess drug paraphernalia, possess cocaine, and possess illegally obtained prescription.  Both were conveyed to jail.   

6) CENTRAL: Intoxicated Person – 7:07 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to W Mifflin St, reference the caller reporting that his roommate's girlfriend/suspect (19-year-old WF) was intoxicated and trying to break down his door.  The suspect had consumed alcohol, prescription pills, and marijuana earlier in the evening.  The suspect was cited for municipal disorderly conduct and was released to her father.   

7) EAST: Weapons Offense/Adult Arrested Person – 8:09 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Brandie Rd, reference the caller reporting that his roommate/suspect (27-year-old WM) was trying to kill himself with a small pocket knife.  Officers contacted the suspect who had a minor injury and was intoxicated.  Officers transported the suspect to jail for a probation violation.  

8) WEST: Weapons Offense – 8:44 p.m.  Madison Police Department responded to the 2000 block of Frisch Rd for a weapons offense inside of a residence.  Officers arrived and made contact with two individuals outside of the residence and learned of an additional subject remaining in the residence who may be in possession of a firearm.  MPD SWAT was on scene and established a perimeter at the target residence.  At approximately 3:13 a.m. on 02/03/2019, the Madison Police Department SWAT team executed a search warrant on the 2000 block of Frisch Rd and arrested Daniel A. Smith (25-year-old AAM). The investigation is still ongoing and charges are pending.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

9) WEST: Disturbance – 8:44 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the parking lot outside of Bennett Meadowood County Club (2009 Freeport Rd) reference approximately 15 individuals who were actively engaged in a fight.  Officers arrived and only four people remained on scene.  One person had sustained a broken nose and bruised ribs.  Investigation continuing.
10) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 11:33 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of E Johnson St, reference a domestic disturbance.  The victim (38-year-old WF) and suspect (40-year-old AAM) were engaged in a verbal argument that led to the suspect making multiple threats to commit bodily harm towards the victim.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct.  CPS was contacted as children were present during the disturbance. 

11) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:28 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of S Gammon Rd reference a domestic disturbance between the victim (24-year-old WM) and the suspect (23-year-old HF).  The suspect and victim were arguing and he told her to leave, to which the suspect refused.  The victim made several attempts at calling police and the suspect had attacked him each time and grabbed at his phone.  Officers ultimately contacted both parties and arrested the suspect for domestic-related charges of disorderly conduct, battery, and intimidation of a victim. 

12) CENTRAL: Sexual Assault – 1:57 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to Langdon St for a report of a sexual assault.  The victim (25-year-old WF) reported that she was sexually assaulted and provided a description of the suspect (28-year-old MEM) and the vehicle he was driving.  An alert police sergeant subsequently found the vehicle, made a traffic stop, and the suspect was taken into custody.  Investigation continuing.

13) CENTRAL: Information/Check Injured Woman – 3:22 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to Langdon St at N Carroll St reference a witness observing a male dragging a female toward the lake.  The witness and a friend checked the area and located a 19-year-old HF with multiple facial injuries.  The victim was transported to a local hospital. Investigation continuing. 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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