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MPD Daily Significant Calls 03/13/2019 to 03/14/2019

March 14, 2019 10:08 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 3/13/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 3/14/2019, MPD received 441 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 441 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (64), East (92), Midtown (67), North (72), South (41), West (68), and Other (37).  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) MIDTOWN: Information/Safety Hazard – 3:40 a.m.           Madison Police responded to the report of flooding roads in the area of Junction Rd and Mineral Point Rd.  This resulted in numerous officers across two shifts attempting to direct traffic and keep pedestrians safe.  Ultimately, the traffic control box was inaccessible until the Streets Department was able to clear water from the area. *This was a late call that did not make the previous 24-hour cycle call notes due to officers being involved at the scene and reports from the field were not yet typed.  

2) CENTRAL: Assist Outside Agency/Conveyance Mental Health – 9:17 a.m.       MPD assisted Waukesha Co by transporting an individual subject to their commitment order. A 46-year-old WM subject was ultimately transported to Winnebago where Waukesha Co then finished the emergency detention.

3) SOUTH: Assist Police – 10:29 a.m.        Officers were dispatched to a local hospital reference a subject (41-year-old AAM) that had been stabbed. Further investigation revealed that the incident occurred in the Town of Madison. MPD provided assistance to Town of Madison police.

4) MIDTOWN: OMVWI Arrest/Intoxicated Drive – 3:45 p.m.          MPD and MFD responded after a suspect (43-year-WM) was observed by a Milwaukee ambulance crew going unresponsive while driving down Park St. The ambulance crew administered Naloxone, as did MFD when they arrived. The additional suspect/passenger in the vehicle (34-year-old WF) indicated the male suspect injected heroin. After being uncooperative with officers, the female suspect fled the scene. The male suspect was treated at a local hospital and eventually conveyed to the Public Safety Building on charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, 4th Offense OWI, Operating after Revocation, and Failure to Install Ignition Interlock Device.  The female suspect's identity was later discovered and a Probation and Parole hold was placed. Investigation continuing. 

5) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 4:32 p.m.   The suspect (17-year-old AAM) and his mother showed up at the Public Safety Building because they heard he was wanted.  The suspect refused to talk about the incident he was wanted for and booked into jail.  Investigation continuing.

6) SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 6:02 p.m.       Officers observed a wanted suspect (32-year-old AAM) operating a vehicle known to be owned by him and made contact. The suspect fled and after a foot pursuit was caught and arrested. He was taken to the Public Safety Building on numerous outstanding warrants and a new charge of Resisting/Obstructing an Officer. Investigation continuing.

7) EAST: Battery – 8:34 p.m.        Officers originally responded to assist a 40-year-old WM who stated he was hit in the head with a frying pan. Further investigation revealed this male suspect allowed the neighbor's children to use his gaming system and became upset over transactions made by the children. The suspect then punched the victim (14-year-old AAM). When the victim returned home and told his sister/additional suspect (15-year-old WF) what happened, she entered the male suspect's home, grabbed a frying pan, and struck him in the head. The male suspect was charged with Physical Abuse of a Child and the female suspect was charged with Burglary and Substantial Battery. Investigation continuing.

8) WEST: Safety Hazard – 9:20 p.m.          Officers were dispatched to South Point Rd at Harvest Moon Ln for high water covering 50 yards of the roadway. Traffic Engineering was contacted for barriers and high water signage.

9) SOUTH: Check Person – 9:25 p.m.        Officers were dispatched to McDonald's at 2402 S Park St for a 54-year-old AAM who stated another AAM pointed a small knife at him. There were no other callers or witnesses to corroborate this statement. The subject had been drinking and there have been multiple calls for service regarding this male recently regarding mental health and AODA concerns. Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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