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 3/25/2019 through 6:00 a. m. on 3/26/2019, MPD received 422 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 422 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (69), East (96), Midtown (58), North (64), South (37), West (65), and Other (33). 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) NORTH: OMVWI Arrest/Intoxicated Driver – 7:38 p.m. A 55-year-old Madison man was arrested for his fifth drunken driving offense Saturday evening after he slammed his car into a wooden utility pole in the 900 block of Fair Oaks Ave. The collision split, but did not topple the pole, atop of which are high-voltage lines. Officers blocked the street and contacted MG&E. Immediately after the crash, the driver attempted to walk away from the scene, but numerous witnesses pointed him out to arriving officers. He was taken into custody and transported to a hospital with a large head cut. (This is the press release completed on MPD's website.) *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) EAST: Death Investigation – 10:34 a.m. MPD and MFD responded to an east side residence after a call from a 15-year-old reporting her mother (44-year-old WF) was unresponsive in bed. Lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful. Nothing suspicious observed on scene; appears medical in nature as the deceased suffered from numerous health problems.
3) MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 10:43 a.m. Officers were called to check the welfare of a subject (72-year-old WF) who had not been seen in her apartment building and her mail was piling up. Entry was made to the apartment and the subject was found deceased. Nothing suspicious observed on scene. Medical Examiner's office responded. Investigation continuing.
4) NORTH: Death Investigation – 11:47 a.m. Officers responded after a patient (76-year-old WM) at Mendota Mental Health Institute started choking in the cafeteria. Doctors and nurses attempted lifesaving measures but were unsuccessful. The patient had pre-existing medical conditions. Nothing suspicious noted on scene.
5) CENTRAL: Juvenile Arrest – 12:30 p.m. Officers were dispatched to the West Transfer Point for a disturbance between an adult (37-year-old AAF) and a juvenile (13-year-old AAF). Upon arrival the adult reports that they were battered by the juvenile. After all the facts were reviewed, there was probable cause to arrest the juvenile for battery and two counts of Disorderly Conduct. Investigation continuing.
6) SOUTH: Juvenile Arrest – 1:21 p.m. Officers responded to an apartment complex on the south side after a caller reported that it appeared as though one young male had pointed a gun at another. Upon contact, the juveniles were cooperative and it was determined that the weapon was a realistic-looking facsimile. One 15-year-old AAM suspect was arrested for Possession of a Weapon on School Premises and taken to JRC. One 15-year-old Hispanic male suspect was issued a municipal citation for Person Under 18 Going Armed with a pellet gun. Investigation continuing.
7) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 1:30 p.m. Officers responded to an east side residence after an adult son/suspect (27-year-old WM) got in his mother's/victim (54-year-old WF) face; causing a disturbance in the home. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and charged with Criminal Damage to Property and Disorderly Conduct with a domestic enhancer. Investigation continuing.
8) WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 4:28 p.m. The West Community Policing Team spotted and arrested a suspect (35-year-old AAM) for outstanding warrants; Probation and Parole/Domestic abuse. The suspect picked up new charges of Resisting/Obstructing, Possession with Intent to Deliver (Heroin and Cocaine), and Felony Repeater Possession of THC. Investigation continuing.
9) EAST: Check Property – 5:46 p.m. The East Community Policing Team was on routine patrol in the area of Hwy 30 and Fair Oaks Ave. They observed a brush fire in the median and were able to safely suppress the fire.
10) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 6:34 p.m. The East Community Policing Team has been looking for a suspect (39-year-old FW) regarding outstanding probable cause. The suspect was contacted in the Hayes Rd area and arrested for Retail Theft, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Cocaine. Investigation continuing.
11) NORTH: Strong Armed Robbery – 7:19 p.m. Officers responded after the victim (26-year-old AAF) and suspect #1 (23-year-old AAM) were hanging out on the north side. Suspect #2, (23-year-old AAF) who has a child with Suspect #1, arrived on scene and battered the victim. After the victim was battered by Suspect #2, Suspect #1 went into the victim's pockets and took $1000 in cash. The victim did go to a local hospital for treatment for injuries sustained during the battery. Investigation continuing.
12) EAST: Death Investigation – 8:32 p.m. Officers responded to a residence on the east side for a report of a deceased 83-year-old WM. The subject had significant health issues. Nothing suspicious at this time.
13) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 12:18 a.m. The suspect (54-year-old AAM) got into a domestic disturbance with his wife/victim (49-year-old AAF). The suspect left the residence after the disturbance but was stopped nearby in a traffic stop. The suspect was arrested for Domestic Disorderly Conduct While Armed, Domestic Criminal Damage to Property, and 2nd Offense OWI. Investigation continuing.
14) NORTH: Attempted Armed Robbery – 2:27 a.m. The night clerk is sitting at the front desk of the Super 8 Motel when the two suspects enter the lobby area. One suspect pretends to watch TV, while the other one approaches the desk and asks about a room. When the clerk starts checking his computer, the suspect draws a handgun. The clerk then fled into a back room and called 911. It's believed the suspects checked the desk area for valuables before fleeing the area. The investigation is on-going at this time. (This is the press release completed on MPD's website.)