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 02/16/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 02/17/2019, MPD received 404 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 404 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (75), East (93), Midtown (58), North (59), South (47), West (44), and Other (28). 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 11:57 p.m. to 6:25 a.m. due to high volume of calls
1) CENTRAL: Information/Check Person – 8:12 a.m. Officers were dispatched to an apartment building on State Street reference a disoriented female subject (23 year-old WF) in the lobby who woke up and last remembered being at a downtown bar. As an investigative precautionary measure, officers transported the subject to a local hospital for a medical exam, including an FNE (Forensic Nurse Exam). Officers are examining video footage in order to try to understand what occurred. Investigation continuing.
2) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:39 a.m. MPD was dispatched to an east side residence over a domestic disturbance. The suspect (24 year-old AAM) and victim (19 year-old AAF) have a child in common, and were arguing. The argument became physical when the suspect pushed the victim, kept her from leaving, and prevented her from calling police. The suspect also smashed a remote. Officers responded and arrested the suspect for numerous domestic-related charges, including false imprisonment, felony intimidation of victim, battery, disorderly conduct, and criminal damage to property.
3) EAST: Information/Sexual Assault – 11:12 a.m. MPD responded to a residential address on the east side residence in response to an alleged sexual assault. The suspect (21 year-old AAM) and victim (19 year-old AAF) had met online through a mutual friend. Later, they met up in person in a car at the suspect's house, and engaged in consensual sexual activities. These activities escalated non-consensually. The victim left the scene, and reported the incident to police. The victim was taken to a local hospital for an FNE (Forensic Nurse Exam). Investigation continuing.
4) WEST: OMVWI Arrest/Intoxicated Driver – 1:57 p.m. MPD contacted 58 year-old WM suspect when he was observed by a caller relieving himself outside of his car on a snowbank that was adjacent to the roadway. When officers made contact with the suspect, the suspect was associated with a vehicle at the intersection of McKee Road and Snowy Parkway. This suspect acknowledged driving, drinking and using drugs. Field Sobriety Tests were administered, and the suspect failed. The suspect was then arrested conveyed to jail for an OMVWI (3rd offense).
5) SOUTH: OMVWI Arrest/Intoxicated Driver – 2:41 p.m. Officers responded to the intersection of West Beltline Highway and Rimrock Road to contact a driver (41 year-old WM) who had been reported as driving while impaired. Field Sobriety Tests were conducted, and the suspect was arrested for OMVWI (3rd offense) and conveyed to jail. During a search of the suspect's vehicle, heroin and paraphernalia were located. Investigation continuing.
6) MIDTOWN: Robbery Armed – 7:16 p.m. The Madison Police Department responded to an armed robbery at the Capitol Petro gas station, 6702 Mineral Point Rd. A suspect entered the store, armed with a short-barreled long gun, and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect then left with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect was described as an AAM, in his early 20's, 5'9", medium build, and last seen wearing a maroon headdress, white long-sleeve shirt and dark sweatpants. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.
7) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 9:26 p.m. Officers were called to the 300 block of West Washington Avenue for reports of a disturbance. Altogether, it appears that three individuals had met for the first time today, and engaged in drinking. The suspect was a 59 year-old AAM, and the two victims were a 21 year-old WM and a 59 year-old WM, respectively. The two victims in this incident were NPA (no permanent address), and had been invited to the suspect's house to drink and escape the cold. After the drinking had become protracted, a physical argument ensued between the suspect and the victims, resulting in the suspect grabbing a knife, as well as punching and strangling the 21 year-old victim. When all was said and done, the suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail for second degree reckless endangerment while armed, two counts of strangulation (one while armed), substantial battery while armed (victim sustained a broken nose and concussion), false imprisonment while armed, and disorderly conduct.
8) MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 11:38 p.m. Officers responded to a Midtown residence for a 30 year old WF reporting of an intoxicated and suicidal suspect/ex-boyfriend (30 year-old WM). After coming home from a bar, the suspect grabbed a knife and threatened suicide. The female was able to safely leave the residence, leaving the suspect inside. Officers were able to contact the suspect, who began to resist them. The suspect was taken into custody and safely conveyed to a local hospital. Once medically cleared, he was transported to jail for charges of resisting and bail jumping.
9) SOUTH: Robbery Armed – 1:51 a.m. An adult male/victim was walking in the 300 block of Kent lane on Madison's south side. An adult AAM/suspect came up behind the victim and made a comment about a female that the victim knew. The suspect then pointed a hand gun at the victim, and demanded his wallet. The victim kept his wallet, but gave the suspect a small amount of cash. The suspect then fled on foot through a nearby apartment complex. The suspect had a hoodie covering most of his face, but the victim could still see some of his face. The victim was not physically injured. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.
10) EAST: Burglary Non-Residential – 3:53 a.m. Officers were dispatched to 902 Atlas Avenue for a burglary of a business (Phillips 66 gas station). When officers arrived on scene, they found the front door compromised, and the suspects tried to steal the ATM machine, but were unsuccessful. When police arrived on scene, the suspects had fled. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.