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MPD Daily Significant Calls 03/30/2019 to 03/31/2019

March 31, 2019 10:48 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 03/30/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 03/31/2019, MPD received 365 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 365 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (76), East (68), Midtown (71), North (52), South (24), West (48), and Other (26).  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 for North, Central, and East districts from 5:46 p.m. to 6:19 p.m.** 

1) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 10:23 a.m.  Central Neighborhood Resource Officer observed a 34-year-old AAM suspect near the 600 block of E Washington Ave.  The suspect was arrested on probable cause from a previous substantial battery.  Suspect was subsequently transported to jail.   

2) MIDTOWN: Burglary-Residential – 10:53 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of W Dayton St, reference a report of a residential burglary.  Unknown suspect(s) had entered the unlocked apartment and stole laptop computers.  Investigation continuing.

3) EAST: Stolen Auto – 11:01 a.m.  MPD responded to an East side residential address, reference the report of a stolen auto.  The victim (46-year-old WF) reported that her vehicle was stolen sometime overnight and that keys may have been accidentally left inside the vehicle.  Vehicle was listed as stolen in NCIC and an ATL was aired.  Investigation continuing.  
4) MIDTOWN: Conveyance-Mental Health – 11:34 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of W Main St, reference a 28-year-old WM who was having hallucinations about hurting people.  The subject is under a Chapter 51 return and was ultimately transported to Winnebago once he was medically cleared at a local hospital. 

5) EAST: Threats Complaint – 3:41 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Ho-Chunk Gaming (4002 Evan Acres Rd) reference an employee (28-year-old WM) who was recently terminated and had allegedly made third-party threats to return to the business with a weapon if he was fired.  While officers were on scene, security alerted that they observed a male subject who resembled the ex-employee, as well as observed what looked to be the ex-employee's vehicle on the property.  Officers contacted the subject as he was approaching and determined that the subject was not the suspect who was terminated.  Officers ultimately contacted the suspect at his residence.  The suspect was very cooperative and further investigation deemed the threats were not credible.  

6) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 4:43 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of W Mifflin St, reference a 36-year-old WF suspect who was threatening people with a knife.  Security from Madison Public Library had taken the knife away from the suspect prior to police arrival.  The suspect was believed to be either intoxicated or high.  Officers contacted the suspect and took her into custody for disorderly conduct while armed. 

7) NORTH: Conveyance-Mental Health/Emergency Detention – 7:30 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a North side care center, reference a 69-year-old WF hitting the caller, reportedly swinging a broom, and making threats to harm staff.  Officers contacted the subject and subsequently transported her to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.  Ultimately, the subject was transported to an out-of-county hospital on an emergency detention. 

8) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 12:30 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to a Central district residential address on Sherman Ave, reference the report of an intruder in the caller's home.  The caller (42-year-old WF) reported hearing a loud noise and upon checking her security camera, saw a bearded male suspect (44-year-old WM) enter the residence.  The caller, along with her husband and two children, retreated to an upstairs bedroom and called 911.  Officers arrived, along with a K-9, and gave announcements into the house from the front door.  The suspect had been hiding behind the opened front door.  Once the suspect emerged, officers engaged the suspect who actively resisted.  The suspect was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for a medical clearance.  Following the medical clearance, the suspect was conveyed to jail for charges of disorderly conduct, trespass, and two counts of resisting–causing soft tissue injury (three officers received minor injuries while resolving this incident).     

9) CENTRAL: Battery-Aggravated/Substantial – 12:47 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of University Ave, reference a 23-year-old AM victim who was intoxicated and appeared to have been in a fight.  The victim and friends were walking on University Ave when the victim said something to another male who subsequently punched the victim, knocking him out.  Victim told officers he had no recollection of the incident and that his friends were also intoxicated and could only describe the suspect as a taller male wearing a black shirt.  Investigation continuing.    

10) NORTH: ATL Person – 12:52 a.m.  Dane County Communications Center (Dispatch) received an open-ended phone call with sounds of a male and female arguing and physically fighting.  It became apparent that the disturbance was occurring in a moving vehicle.  The phone was plotting all over the North district and for 50 minutes, officers were checking numerous locations and made several (unrelated) contacts.  Investigation continuing. 

11) MIDTOWN: Check Person-Weapon – 1:08 a.m.  A person from out-of-state requested officers to check the welfare of a 22-year-old AF subject, due to the caller observing some concerning behavior on a live stream video.  The female was reported to reside on Segoe Rd.  Officers arrived on scene and initially made phone contact with the subject who eventually came outside and met with officers.  The subject was subsequently transported to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.   

12) WEST: Battery – 1:17 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to a West side residential address, reference a disturbance.  The caller (30-year-old WF) was at home and had been drinking with a 28-year-old WM friend.  The caller's boyfriend (33-year-old WM) arrived at the residence and battered the male friend.  The caller's boyfriend had left the scene prior to police arrival, and the battered friend did not want to provide a statement, nor wanted to pursue any type of complaint against the caller's boyfriend.  The caller was not targeted or threatened by her boyfriend and only called police, assuming that her friend would want to press charges.  No further action taken at this time. 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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