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

March 3, 2019 9:31 AM

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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 03/02/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 03/03/2019, MPD received 370 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 370 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (72), East (83), Midtown (54), North (60), South (41), West (45), and Other (15).  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 11:31 p.m. to 12:27 a.m. due to a high volume of calls, and again from 1:15 a.m. to 8 a.m. due to a weapons offense.


1) MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 8:13 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital reference a victim (30 year-old AAM) who had suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his thigh. This incident apparently occurred during a small, residential party in the 2300 block of Allied Dr. The victim was uncooperative and not willing to share details about how he was shot or by whom. The victim was treated by medical staff and released quickly thereafter. Investigation continuing.

2) CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 9:25 a.m.  Officers responded to E Mifflin St for a deceased subject (52 year-old AAM) found lying on the floor of a friend's residence. There were no signs of trauma or foul play. Drug use is suspected. Investigation continuing.

3) EAST: Adult Arrested Person - 12:53 p.m.  Officers responded to 2201 Zeier Rd (Shopko) reference a retail theft. The suspect (36 year-old WM) used a folding knife to cut into packaging and remove items from the store. The suspect was contacted when his vehicle was spotted attempting to leave the area. Officers arrested the suspect and conveyed him to jail.

4) WEST: Adult Arrested Person - 3:25 p.m.  West MPD units contacted and arrested a 40 year-old AAM suspect on charges of theft and burglary. The suspect had been located on Morraine View Dr. Investigation continuing.

5) CENTRAL: Check Person – 5:30 p.m.  Officers originally conveyed the subject (26 year-old AAM) to a local hospital's psych unit for a voluntary admission. The subject later decided that he wanted to leave, but the hospital felt that he was safest there and recommended an emergency detainment. Journey Mental Health disagreed with the hospital, so officers worked to find a safe alternative for the night.

6) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 7:34 p.m.  Officers responded to a request from the Department of Corrections (DOC) to contact a 28 year-old AAM suspect at his east side residence. This request was in reference to the suspect's electronic monitor, which may not have been working properly. The suspect was contacted, arrested on the authority of DOC for a probation hold, and subsequently conveyed to jail.

7) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 10:43 p.m.  The suspect (37 year-old AAM) asked his girlfriend/victim (35 year-old WF) to drive him to Milwaukee. While in the car, according to the victim, the suspect displayed a gun and indicated that he planned on using it in Milwaukee. Upon hearing this, the victim refused to drive him, and an argument ensued. The suspect struck her multiple times in the face and the head, causing her to briefly lose consciousness. The victim was eventually able to get away. As she was fleeing, the victim heard gunshots. Officers responded and made contact with the victim, who indicated that the suspect was likely inside of an apartment on Pike Dr. Officers set up a perimeter and were able to arrest the suspect without incident as he left the residence. He was subsequently conveyed to jail on domestic-related charges of battery, disorderly conduct while armed, and reckless endangerment, as well as felony bail jumping and an outstanding warrant. It should be noted that a handgun was recovered during this incident, as well as spent shell casings. Investigation continuing.

8) EAST: Weapons Offense – 12:59 p.m.  At approximately 1 a.m., MPD officers responded to a local hospital to meet with a victim (22 year-old HM) of a recent shooting. Upon further investigation, a determination was made that the victim had been shot in the 1100 block of Mendota St on Madison's east side. The victim reported that unidentified suspects in an SUV shot at him while he was walking. Investigation continuing. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

9) EAST: Assist EMS/Fire – 1:49 a.m.  Officers responded to an east side residence to assist MFD/EMS. The 34 year-old WM subject was very combative, and it took multiple measures and many officers to control him. The subject was then placed under protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital. Two officers sustained minor injuries. Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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