January 2019 Crime Summary – Stolen Autos:
In January there were 58 reports of stolen autos (7 were reported stolen in the commission of residential burglaries) in our community. This represents a 21% increase from January of 2018 (48).
Of the 58 reported stolen autos, 43 of them have been recovered. Our West district reported the most stolen autos (22), followed by East (13), North (8), Midtown (7), South (6) and Central (2).
We are still seeing the majority of stolen autos taking place due to KEYS being left inside the vehicle! In fact, 50 of the 58 vehicles had keys in them and 29 of the vehicles were also running. We know that drivers want to warm up their vehicles or run inside quickly to grab something but please refrain from doing this. Don't let opportunistic criminals prevail. These crimes can happen anywhere, at any time of day.
*The provided stats are based upon the best data available at the time of publication.
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 02/05/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 02/06/2019, MPD received 393 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 393 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (75), East (80), Midtown (57), North (59), South (49), West (48), 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".
**Limited crash response from 7:16pm-2:35am due to calls for service/weather.
1) WEST: Battery – 10:01 a.m. Officers were contacted regarding a physical assault that occurred back in January between two subjects (35-year-old AAM suspect and 33-year-old HM victim). No visible injuries were reported/observed. Additional follow-up necessary. Investigation continuing.
2) City-Wide: Adult Arrested Person – 10:16 a.m. Officers met a Sauk County Sheriff's Department Deputy to pick-up a wanted suspect (27-year-old WM) that was in their custody. The suspect was transferred to our custody. Investigation continuing.
3) WEST: Threats Complaint – 12:00 p.m. Officers responded to Flower Lane for a disturbance that involved a 24-year-old AAM suspect. The suspect caused a disturbance with his non-domestic girlfriend/victim (26-year-old AAF), caused damage to her home and then left the scene. The suspect contacted the victim and two other subjects multiple times throughout the day, threatening them. Probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect. Suspect is at-large. Once located, he will be charged with unlawful use of a telephone (2 counts), an outstanding warrant and possible other charges. The victim was not cooperative during the investigation. Investigation continuing.
4) City-Wide: Recovered/Stolen Outside Agency – 1:05 p.m. Monona PD conducted a traffic stop that involved a vehicle that was reported stolen from the City in January. The vehicle was recovered. Investigation continuing.
5) WEST: Sexual Assault – 2:36 p.m. Officers received a request from Child Protective Services to assist with an interview of a victim (17-year-old AAF) regarding a sexual assault investigation. The suspect (38-year-old AAM) is known to the victim. The suspect is at-large. A safety plan is in place. Investigation continuing.
6) WEST: Juvenile Arrest – 3:00 p.m. A juvenile (14-year-old AAM) turned himself in for a theft that occurred at Woodman's in January. The juvenile was processed and conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center.
7) MIDTOWN: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 4:28 p.m. Officers responded to a missing/runaway juvenile report. The juvenile (14-year-old WM) has a history of running away and told his parents he was going to be staying with friends but refused to tell them where this was. Areas checked. Attempt to locate aired. The juvenile was entered as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.
8) EAST: Armed Robbery – 6:38 p.m. Officers responded to Tobacco Deals located at 2809 E. Washington Avenue for an armed robbery. The suspect (WF) entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The suspect fled with cigarettes and cash. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. **Likely the same suspect involved in this incident and those described in #13-15 below. ***As of Wednesday morning, the suspect and another subject were detained in connection with a series of overnight robberies and an attempted robbery this morning. Investigation continuing.
9) SOUTH: Weapons Offense/Shots Fired – 9:36 p.m. Officers responded to the 5300 block of Raywood Road for two reports of shots fired. Officers located and recovered casings in the roadway. No reports of injuries or damage at this time. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.
10) EAST: Crash with Injuries – 9:51 p.m. Officers responded to EB lanes of Hwy 12 at Millpond Road for a two-vehicle crash. The suspect driver (47-year-old AAF) attempted to cross Hwy 12 and was struck by a vehicle. The suspect and her passenger were conveyed to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The suspect was cited for failing to yield the right-of-way and operating after revocation.
11) EAST: Assist Law Enforcement – 12:00 a.m. MPD officers (including a K9) assisted Monona PD with searching for an elderly adult with dementia who was believed to have walked away from her assisted living home. After an extensive search, the subject was located safe.
12) CENTRAL: Check Area – 12:11 a.m. Officers responded to the 400 block of W. Mifflin St regarding three subjects who were attempting to break into a vehicle. The subjects were not on scene when officers arrived. Damage was located to the vehicle. Investigation continuing.
13) EAST: Attempted Armed Robbery – 2:26 a.m. Officers responded to the Mobile convenience store at 3019 E. Washington Avenue for a report of an armed robbery. The suspect (WF) entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The suspect fled. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. **Likely the same suspect as #8 above and #14 and #15 below. ***As of Wednesday morning, the suspect and another subject were detained in connection with a series of overnight robberies and an attempted robbery this morning. Investigation continuing.
14) NORTH: Armed Robbery – 2:37 a.m. Officers responded to Walgreens at 3710 E. Washington Avenue for a report of an armed robbery. The suspect (WF) entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The suspect fled with cash and cigarettes. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing. **Likely same suspect as #8 and #13 above and #15 below. ***As of Wednesday morning, the suspect and another subject were detained in connection with a series of overnight robberies and an attempted robbery this morning. Investigation continuing.
15) CENTRAL: Attempted Armed Robbery – 2:44 a.m. An officer stopped at the BP convenience store at 735 E. Washington Avenue in an attempt to prevent another armed robbery (due to the rash of robberies listed above). It was then that the officer learned from the clerk that their store had also just been hit. A suspect (WF) entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The suspect fled. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing. **Likely same suspect as #8, #13 and #14 above. ***As of Wednesday morning, the suspect and another subject were detained in connection with a series of overnight robberies and an attempted robbery this morning. Investigation continuing.
16) NORTH: Attempted Armed Robbery – 8:54 a.m. An attempted armed robbery occurred at Bottle Stop Liquors at 2734 E. Washington Avenue. A female suspect entered the store, armed with a handgun and demanded cash. A vehicle left the scene and a traffic stop was conducted. Two suspects (40-year-old WF and 60-year-old AAM) were detained in connection to the series of armed robberies/attempted armed robberies last night/this morning. Investigations continuing.