Today we begin our daily review of various crime trends and citywide patterns through the month of February. We will start with looking at robbery activities occurring in our City.
Year-to-date, the City has experienced 46 reported robberies. For the first two months (January through February) of the last five years, we averaged 38.8 robberies. The 46 reported robberies reflect an 18.5% increase when compared to our five year robbery average. When looking at a comparison between February of 2018 (14) with February of 2019 (21), there is a 50% increase.
Our numbers indicate that 43% of our robberies have occurred between 6pm-10pm and the most prominent days for robberies-committed are as follows: Monday (8), Tuesday and Wednesday (9), Sunday (11). While the distribution of these offenses are spread out through the City, one sector from the South District had 4 reported robberies while one sector from the Central District had 3.
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 12/07/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 12/08/2018, MPD received 455 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 455 calls for service for the past 24 hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (57), East (87), Midtown (69), North (87), South (37), West (60), and Other (58). 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) WEST: Traffic Complaint/Investigation – 7:04 am. A witness saw a vehicle go into a ditch on eastbound Hwy 12 west of Gammon Rd. Officers responded and located a set of footprints leading away from the vehicle which is registered to a 38-year-old AAM. No probable cause for a crime was developed for this incident. Investigation continuing.
2) SOUTH: Child Abuse – 8:08 am. Officers responded to a residence on Moorland Rd where a father (38-year-old WM) reported finding marks and scratches on his 3-year-old son's body which he believed indicated possible abuse by the child's mother (29-year-old HF). The child was taken to the hospital for an evaluation and a safety plan was put in place for the child. Investigation continuing.
3) EAST: Retail Theft – 8:24 am. Dispatch received a call from Walmart on Nakoosa Trl about a retail theft in progress by a known suspect (21-year-old WM). The suspect fled but was later apprehended by Town of Madison PD at EZ Pawn. The suspect was charged with felony retail theft, eluding law enforcement, operating after revocation, and speeding. Investigation continuing.
4) NORTH: Check Person – 11:42 am. Officers responded to the Red Roof Inn on Hayes Rd for a pulseless non-breather. An MPD officer administered naloxone and revived the subject (43-year-old WM), who was transported to the hospital. No drugs or other evidence were located. Investigation continuing.
5) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:11 pm. Officers responded to a report of a physical altercation between a suspect (19-year-old AAM) and victim (18-year-old AAF) at their residence in the 5700 block of Russett Rd. The suspect was arrested for domestic battery, disorderly conduct and damage to property. Investigation continuing.
6) MIDTOWN: Sex Offense Misc – 3:54 pm. The suspect (46-year-old WM) and the victim (50-year-old WF) were in Half Price Books on S Whitney Way when the suspect grabbed the victim's buttocks. The victim alerted employees and a manager followed the suspect out of the store and noted the suspect vehicle license plate. The suspect was arrested at his residence and admitted to committing the crime. The suspect was charged with 4th degree sexual contact without consent and was taken to jail. Investigation continuing.
7) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 6:06 pm. A victim (42-year-old AAM) called police when the suspect (33-year-old AAF) locked him out of their residence on McKenna Blvd after an altercation. The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct while armed and a probation violation and was taken to jail. Investigation continuing.
8) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 6:28 pm. Officers responded to a residence on E Main St for a report of a physical altercation between a suspect (40-year-old AAF) and her son/victim (19-year-old AAM). The suspect was arrested for domestic DC and damage to property and booked into jail.
9) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 7:19 pm. Dispatch received a call from a resident in the 4700 block of Cottage Grove Rd reporting a disturbance coming from a downstairs apartment that was "shaking the building." Officers responded and heard yelling and the sound of things being broken coming from one of the apartments. The suspect (26-year-old AAM) was yelling at the victim (22-year-old AAF) and damaging furniture in the residence. The suspect was charged with domestic DC, damage to property and resisting arrest, and was conveyed to jail. Investigation continuing.
10) EAST: Check Person – 8:39 pm. Officers responded to an east side residence for a suicidal subject (27-year-old WM). The subject was voluntarily transported to the hospital.
11) NORTH: Assist EMS – 9:17 pm. Officers responded to Madison College for a report of a student (28-year-old WF) who was pulseless and not breathing. EMS transported the student to the hospital. There was no sign of drug use and the incident appeared medical in nature.
12) EAST: Burglary Residential – 11:07 pm. The victim (79-year-old WM) reported hearing a loud banging noise around 9pm but assumed it was coming from his TV. A couple hours later he noticed his bedroom screen cut and the window open. The victim reported several firearms had been stolen from his residence. Investigation continuing.
13) EAST: Disturbance – 11:32 pm. Officers responded to the 1100 block of MacArthur Rd for a report of a suspect (27-year-old NAM) yelling and swearing at the victim (27-year-old WF). The suspect fled the scene but was apprehended at a nearby location. The suspect was charged with disorderly conduct and a probation hold and was taken to jail. Investigation continuing.
14) SOUTH: Sexual Assault of a Child – 11:19 pm. A mother (20-year-old AAF) discovered what she believed to be evidence of possible sexual assault of her 2-year-old son after the child was in the care of his father (38-year-old AAM). A safety plan was put in place for the mother and child as there is a history of domestic violence. Child Protective Services notified. Investigation continuing.
15) NORTH: Death Investigation – 4:13 am. Family members discovered the subject (59-year-old WM) deceased in his residence on N Oak St. The decedent had a number of medical issues. Nothing determined to be suspicious.