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MPD Daily Significant Calls 02/28/2019 to 03/01/2019

March 1, 2019 8:39 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 02/28/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 03/01/2019, MPD received 429 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 429 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (74), East (96), Midtown (57), North (68), South (27), West (60), and Other (47).  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". 


1) EAST: Stolen Auto – 8:39 a.m.  Officers responded to an east side residence for a report of a stolen auto.  The vehicle was left running, unoccupied and unlocked.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was entered as stolen in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.    

2) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:05 a.m.  Officers responded to S. Stoughton Rd/E. Broadway for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (26-year-old AAF victim and 35-year-old AAM suspect).  The subjects have children in common and met at a gas station on Collins Court.  The victim drove away in her vehicle and the suspect became upset that he was not allowed to go with her.  The suspect followed the victim in another vehicle.  The victim's rear window of her vehicle shattered.  Suspect is at-large.  Once located, the suspect will be charged with disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property (domestic-related charges).  Investigation continuing.     

3) NORTH: Disturbance  – 10:51 a.m.  Officers responded to the 1200 block of N. Sherman Ave regarding a subject/suspect (70-year-old WM) who was in violation of a ban order at a business.   The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Once located, the suspect will be charged with two counts of bail jumping.  Investigation continuing.    

4) SOUTH: Attempt to Locate Person – 1:51 p.m.  Officers responded to the 2300 block of S. Park Street in an attempt to locate a wanted suspect (30-year-old WF).  Multiple addresses checked and the suspect was taken into custody on Rethke.  The suspect received a medical clearance at a local hospital and was then conveyed to jail on outstanding charges.  Investigation continuing. 

5) CENTRAL: Mental Health Conveyance – 2:40 p.m.   Officers responded to jail to convey a subject (WM) to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.  Once medically cleared, the subject will be conveyed to Winnebago under an emergency detention order.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  Investigation continuing.

6) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person/Drug Incident – 2:40 p.m.  Officers responded to a parking lot in the 400 block of W. Wilson Street for a report of a subject slumped over in a vehicle.  Contact was made with the driver/suspect (42-year-old AM).  The suspect was subsequently arrested for possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and a probation hold. 

7) MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 3:28 p.m.  Officers responded to a midtown district residence for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (69-year-old WF victim and 71-year-old WM suspect).  The suspect attempted to strangle the victim and struck her in the face several times.  The suspect threatened to kill the victim and prevented her from calling the police.  The victim sustained visible injuries.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct, battery, intimidation of a victim and reckless endangering safety (all domestic-related charges).    

8) WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 4:12 p.m.  Officers responded to Junction Court in an attempt to locate a wanted suspect (47-year-old WM).  The suspect was located and taken into custody without incident.  The suspect was transported to jail on outstanding charges.   Investigation continuing. 

9) NORTH: Check Person – 4:32 p.m.  Officers responded to Independence Lane to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject (38-year-old WM).  Officers made contact with the subject. The subject was placed under protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Investigation continuing. 

10) MIDTOWN: Drug Incident/Overdose – 7:03 p.m.  Officers responded to the McDonald's in the 4600 block of Verona Road regarding a male subject (37-year-old WM) passed out in the lobby.  The male subject went pulseless/non-breathing.  EMS administered Naloxone which had limited effectiveness.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  Investigation continuing. 

11) EAST: Weapons Offense/Shots Fired – 11:26 p.m.   Officers responded to the 4500 block of Pflaum Rd for a report of shots fired.  Officers checked the area and did not locate any evidence of shots fired.  Additional canvassing may be necessary during daylight hours.  Investigation continuing.   

12) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 12:18 a.m.  Officers responded to the BP convenience store on E. Washington Avenue regarding two customers (AAMs) who caused a disturbance when they did not have enough money to purchase their items.  The suspects fled on foot prior to officers' arrival.  No injuries reported.  Investigation continuing.

13) NORTH: Assist Law Enforcement – 1:00 a.m.  Officers responded to assist the Dane County Sheriff's Office after their deputies were involved in a terminated pursuit (E. Washington Ave/Schmedeman).  MPD assisted with a perimeter while a K9 search for the driver/suspect was conducted.  The suspect remains at-large.   The Sheriff's office has the lead on this investigation. 

14) WEST: Non-Residential Burglary – 4:19 a.m.  Officers responded to the CP Mart on Mohawk Drive for an alarm.  It was found that a vehicle attempted to take the ATM on site but because it was bolted to the floor the suspect(s) left empty-handed.  Investigation continuing.    

Posted by: Chief Koval

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