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MPD Daily Significant Calls 02/10/2019 to 02/11/2019

February 11, 2019 8:46 AM

January 2019 Crime Summary – Burglaries:

There were 70 reported burglaries in our community in January (2019).  In January (2018) there were 77 burglaries; result of which is a 9% decrease last month.  Since 2016, the average number of burglaries that occurred in the month of January was 87 (so the 70 burglaries that were committed in January, 2019, reflects a 19% decrease when looking at the past three-year-average).    

Where these burglaries took place per district:

  • West: 18
  • South: 7
  • Central: 9
  • North: 9
  • East: 16
  • Midtown: 11

What we know about these burglaries:

  • At least 30 burglaries occurred when a resident was home
  • At least 32 burglaries occurred due to an unlocked door or open garage
  • One reported handgun was taken during a burglary
  • There were seven vehicles reported stolen in the course of a burglary

* 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 02/10/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 02/11/2019, MPD received 311 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 311 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (55), East (60), Midtown (63), North (48), South (24), West (45), 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 from 6:54pm to 11:17pm due to calls for service. 

1) CENTRAL: Crash/Intoxicated Driver – 5:34 a.m.  Officers responded to W. Gorham St/N. Carroll Street for a crash.   The driver/suspect (23-year-old AAM) called 911 stating he was trying to pick up a friend but didn't feel he could do so due to his condition (he mentioned being high).  The suspect's vehicle struck two parked cars.  The suspect walked away but was located by officers.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (first offense) and released to a responsible party.     

2) NORTH: Check Person – 6:53 a.m.  Officers responded to Motel 6 located on Hayes Rd for an unresponsive subject (41-year-old WM).  The subject has a history of mental health concerns and initial investigation revealed that the subject ingested dozens of prescription pills in a possible suicide attempt.  The subject was placed under protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital.  Investigation continuing. 

3) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 8:35 a.m.  Officers responded to the 200 block of S. Carroll Street for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (30-year-old WF victim and 36-year-old WM suspect).  The suspect has bail conditions to not have any contact with the victim.  The suspect and victim were in a verbal argument, which then turned physical.  The suspect strangled, head-butted and bit the victim.  The victim sustained visible injuries.  The suspect attempted to flee from officers, but was apprehended. The suspect was arrested for domestic strangulation, battery, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, misdemeanor bail jumping (3 counts) and felony bail jumping. 

4) MIDTOWN: Information/Injured Child – 9:22 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a 5-week-old child that had been brought in with injuries.  Nothing inconsistent with reported claims of injury at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

5) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 12:55 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a subject (27-year-old AF) in need of an emergency detention.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  Investigation continuing.   

6) EAST: Retail Theft – 2:03 p.m.  Officers responded to a retail theft at Walmart on Nakoosa Trail.  The suspect (46-year-old AAM) became agitated, argumentative and threatening toward staff when they confronted him.  Officers made contact with the suspect who was uncooperative and resistive.  The suspect was arrested for attempted theft, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. 

7) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 3:29 p.m.  Officers responded to the Beacon in the 600 block of W. Washington Ave for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (23-year-old AAF victim and 33-year-old AAM suspect).  The suspect attempted to take the victim's phone and a struggle ensued.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived but was located nearby.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and disorderly conduct (toward staff).

8) MIDTOWN: Intoxicated Driver – 4:12 p.m.  Officers responded to the 200 block of University Ave where a driver/suspect (27-year-old WM) failed to yield the right-of-way and pulled into a lane of traffic from an on-street parking spot, striking a vehicle in motion.  This led to two additional vehicles also being struck.  The suspect was found to be under the influence and was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (3rd offense).  The suspect was also charged with operating while revoked, disorderly conduct, resist/obstruct, bail jumping, failure to yield for causing the accident and outstanding warrants. 

9) SOUTH: Disturbance – 5:25 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance where a resident/suspect (15-year-old WF) was causing commotion and threatening staff.  The suspect was taken into custody, and while doing so, spit in an officer's face.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  An emergency detention may be sought.  Investigation continuing. 

10) SOUTH: Information/Sexual Assault – 5:37 p.m.  Officers received a report that a 23-year-old WM, who is developmentally disabled, was brought to a local hospital for an evaluation when there were some concerns/questions raised about inappropriate contact.  Investigation revealed no evidence of such at this time.  No safety concerns for the subject identified.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing.    

11) MIDTOWN: Attempted Homicide – 6:06 p.m.  Officers responded to the 800 block of S. Midvale Blvd for what was originally reported as a disturbance.  During the disturbance, a victim (40-year-old WM) sustained multiple stab wounds.  The victim was conveyed to a local hospital for treatment.  The victim's condition at this time is stable.  The suspect (26-year-old WM) was arrested.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.              

12) CENTRAL: Strong Armed Robbery – 6:17 p.m.  Officers met with a victim (WF) who reported that a suspect (AAM) forcibly grabbed and stole her purse on W. Dayton St.  The victim did not sustain any injuries.  Investigation continuing.   

13) MIDTOWN: Drug Incident/Overdose – 8:19 p.m.  Officers responded to a Midtown district residence regarding a subject (34-year-old WF) experiencing an overdose.  MFD administered Naloxone which revived the subject.  The subject was arrested/conveyed to a local hospital where she was cited for possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia.  The subject was also referred to the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI) program. 

14) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 9:06 p.m.  Officers responded to W. Main St for a subject (20-year-old AAF) who attempted to commit suicide.  The subject was placed under protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital where she was left in the care of medical staff.  Investigation continuing.

15) NORTH: Check Person – 9:38 p.m.  Officers responded to a north side residence for a subject (30-year-old WF) who cut herself.  The subject was not at the residence when officers arrived.  Areas searched.  The subject was located, taken under protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital.  Investigation continuing.                   

Posted by: Chief Koval

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