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MPD Daily Significant Calls 03/23/2019 to 03/24/2019

March 24, 2019 11:03 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 03/23/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 03/24/2019, MPD received 394 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 394 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (65), East (82), Midtown (71), North (58), South (42), West (58), and Other (18).  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 only calls from 11:51 p.m. to 2:32 a.m. due to high volume of calls*

As a continuation from yesterday's blog, officers did go back during daylight hours and recovered spent casings in the vicinity of Fish Hatchery Rd. and Greenway Cross (2:23 a.m.). Investigation continuing.

Today's blog has many shots fired entries. It should be noted that MPD typically does comprehensive canvassing where there are multiple callers and/or credible complainants and officers who hear the shots fired firsthand. Given the nature of when these calls are coming in, oftentimes darkness and/or compelling/competing calls for service prevents us from locating spent casings or finding property damage to homes or vehicles. As a result, during daylight hours, additional steps are taken to canvass, and victims often come forward once they've had a chance to examine their property or their vehicles. FYI.

1) WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 8:59 a.m.  Officers were called to a west side hotel for a report of a 36 year-old AAF suspect who had a warrant out for her arrest. This warrant was for an earlier charge of felon in possession of a firearm. Officers arrested the suspect and subsequently conveyed her to jail. 

2) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 9:14 a.m.    At a midtown residence, an 18 year-old WF subject reported to her neighbor that she had been sexually assaulted at Club Five the night before. The neighbor then called police, who responded and made contact with the subject. The subject refused to speak with officers about the incident, so they cleared from the scene.

3) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:43 p.m.  MPD responded to a victim (28 year-old AAF) reporting a domestic disturbance that had occurred the night before at their Raymond Rd. residence. The victim reported being slapped by her ex-boyfriend/suspect (28 year-old AAM) after he answered an incoming call on her phone. An argument between the two then ensued. The suspect was arrested for domestic-related charges of battery and disorderly conduct, as well as a charge of bail jumping for physical violence toward the victim.

4) SOUTH: Suspicious Person – 2:25 p.m.  The 21 year-old AAF victim was walking home with her young child on the south side when she was approached by two male suspects. The men tried to persuade her to come with them to their residence. Both suspects eventually left in a red sedan, and the victim called police. The victim returned to her home safely, and police responded to investigate. The suspects were described as one HM, approximately 40 years-old, wearing a black sweatshirt, black hat, grey sweatpants, and silver rings, and another HM, approximately 30 years-old, last seen wearing blue jeans and a black sweatshirt. Investigation continuing.

5) NORTH: OMVWI Arrest/Intoxicated Driver – 7:38 p.m.  Officers responded to the 900 block of N. Fair Oaks for a vehicle that had crashed into a utility pole. The suspect (55 year-old AAM) was the only occupant in the car and had been drinking earlier in the evening. He was arrested for OMVWI (5th), and was conveyed to a local hospital for injuries related to the crash.

6) EAST: Check Person – 10:09 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Thompson Dr. for reports of a 22 year-old WF subject sending suicidal Snapchats. When police arrived on scene, the subject fled the residence. The subject later returned to the residence, and police were able to make contact. She was taken into protective custody, checked by EMS, and subsequently conveyed to Detox. Investigation continuing.

7) MIDTOWN: Burglary Residential – 10:39 p.m.  Madison Police officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Constitution Ln in the Midtown district of Madison for a residential burglary investigation. Officers arrived on scene and found evidence of entry into a residence in the 600 block. A Madison K9 officer was utilized, but no suspect was located. A male was seen in the area about one hour before the burglary call, wearing dark clothing and a backpack. The residence was checked, and no suspects were located inside. Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.

8) EAST: Weapons Offense/Shots Fired – 11:11 p.m.  Madison Police were dispatched for a report of shots fired in the 4500 block of McCann Rd on the east side of Madison. Officers checked the area. No evidence of shots fired was located, and there was no evidence of anyone injured. Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.

9) WEST: Robbery Strong Armed – 11:43 p.m.  Officers respond to Riva Rd. for a (60 year-old WM) victim reporting a strong armed robbery. The victim had been driving a friend (AAM in his 20's) when the friend asked to get out of the car to relieve himself. While the victim was parked waiting for his friend, one unknown suspect (AAM) got into the passenger seat while another suspect (AAM) hit the victim in the face. The suspects made threats and demanded his wallet. The suspects then ran away, the friend running with them. Evidence was collected, and the victim returned home. Upon returning, the victim found that his door was open, and as the friend had been living with him, the victim was worried he had broken in. However, nothing appeared to be stolen and the friend was not located inside by officers. Investigation continuing.

10) NORTH: Burglary Non-Residential – 11:47 p.m.  Officers responded to Oscar Meyer, 910 Mayer Ave., for security reporting an unknown person inside the building. Through looking at video surveillance, it was later determined that two people had actually gained entry, and a building search was performed. No one was located inside. Investigation continuing.

11) MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 11:56 p.m.  The victim (21 year-old WF) and her boyfriend/suspect (24 year-old WM) had gotten into an argument at their residence in the 2100 block of University Ave. The suspect had shoved, bitten, and strangled the victim. After receiving reports of this loud disturbance, police arrived on scene and made contact. The suspect was arrested for domestic-related charges of strangulation, battery, and disorderly conduct. Officers then conveyed the suspect to jail. 

12) SOUTH: Weapons Offense/Shots Fired – 1:03 a.m.  Madison Police officers were dispatched to the area near the 10 block of Fairlane Ct on the south side of Madison for reports of shots fired. Officers arrived on scene and there was no evidence located, and no reported injuries. Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.

13) CENTRAL: Battery Aggravated/Substantial – 2:03 a.m.  Officers responded to W. Gorham St. for reports of a battery. Two unknown suspects (AAM's described as 5'8-5'10 with medium builds) crossed the street and began yelling at the victims (32 year-old WM and 33 year-old WM). After halting their yelling when a police vehicle drove by, the suspects then reengaged with the victims, and a fight ensued. The suspects then fled. Officers responded, and the victims were conveyed to a local hospital for substantial injuries from the fight. The suspects are still at large. Investigation continuing.

14) WEST: OMVWI Arrest/Intoxicated Driver – 3:17 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to the 1000 block of Mifflin St. for an intoxicated driver that had crashed into a parked car. During contact, a handgun was located under the steering column, and suspected marijuana was found in the vehicle. The suspect (29 year-old WM) was arrested for charges of OMVWI (2nd) and armed while intoxicated. The suspect was then conveyed to a local hospital for a medical clearance.

15) SOUTH: Disturbance – 3:27 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to Sequoia Trl. for a disturbance involving two suspects (50 year-old AAM and a 46 year-old AAM). The 50 year-old male was reportedly banging on doors, saying that he had been attacked by the 46 year-old. When officers arrived, the two suspects were found outside fighting. Although they continued to attempt to fight each other, both were eventually detained by officers. Ultimately, officers arrested the 50 year-old for battery and resisting an officer and the 46 year-old for battery, disorderly conduct, and an outstanding warrant. They were subsequently conveyed to jail.

16) WEST: Weapons Offense/Shots Fired – 4:16 a.m.  Callers reported hearing shots fired somewhere in the area of the 7000 block of Raymond Rd. Officers checked the area; no evidence was located, and no injuries were reported.


Posted by: Chief Koval

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