Today's crime focus is looking at burglary statistics over the first quarter of 2019.
Citywide: For the first three months of 2019, the City experienced 189 reported burglaries. Compared to the same reporting period in 2018 (203), there was a 7% decrease.
Out of the 189 reported burglaries (Jan. – Mar. 2019):
~At least 65 burglaries occurred when a resident was at home (34%)
~At least 53 burglaries occurred due to an unlocked door or open garage (28%)
~9 handguns were reported stolen (5%)
~8 vehicles were reported stolen (4%)
Distribution of reported burglaries (Jan. – Mar. 2019) by District:
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 04/05/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 04/06/2019, MPD received 529 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 529 calls for service for the past 24 hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (98), East (114), Midtown (83), North (72), South (51), West (76), and Other (35). 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 only from 12:17 am to 4:00 am due to calls for service.
1) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 8:17 am. The mother of a student (12-year-old AAF) requested that an officer respond to the school to investigate threats the suspect (13-year-old HF) made towards the victim during class. Investigation continuing.
2) WEST: Retail Theft – 10:03 am. Loss prevention at Home Depot, 4550 Verona Rd, observed the suspect (46-year-old WM) put merchandise in his shopping cart and leave the store without paying. When contacted by loss prevention, the suspect, who has a long history of retail theft, claimed he forgot to pay. Officers responded and arrested the suspect for felony retail theft and took him to jail. Investigation continuing.
3) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Persons – 10:36 am. The probation agent for a suspect (31-year-old WM) requested that officers contact the suspect who was wanted for a probation warrant. Officers made contact with a second suspect (47-year-old WM) in the area who was also wanted on several warrants. Both suspects were arrested and taken to jail. Investigation continuing.
4) MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 11:05 am. A caller to dispatch reported a disturbance in the 1000 block of Gilbert Rd and wanted a subject (19-year-old WM) removed. The subject appeared to have mental health concerns and was placed in protective custody and transported to WMHI.
5) SOUTH: Disturbance – 11:58 am. Officers responded to a residence on Lake Point Dr where a mother (39-year-old WF) and daughter (15-year-old AAF) had engaged in an argument. The daughter had been released that morning from JRC and JRC requested that she be returned to their facility.
6) MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 4:00 pm. Officers responded to a middle school to investigate an interaction that occurred between a teacher (52-year-old WM) and two students (12- and 13-year-old AAFs). Investigation continuing.
7) EAST: Traffic Crash – 6:17 pm. The driver/suspect (39-year-old WF) of a motor vehicle exited the parking lot of McDonald's near the intersection of Milwaukee St and S Stoughton Rd and collided with the victim (31-year-old AM) who was riding a motorcycle. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect was cited for failure to yield from alley/driveway. Investigation continuing.
8) NORTH: Weapons Offense/Check Person – 8:49 pm. Officers responded to the 1300 block of Troy Dr for a person with a knife threatening to cut herself. A family member was able to take the knife away and officers safely made contact with the subject. Investigation continuing.
9) EAST: Weapons Offense – 9:29 pm. A victim (57-year-old WM) reported the suspects (AAMs ages 18, 21 and 28) shot paintballs at him from their vehicle in the 4300 block of East Towne Blvd. Monona PD assisted Madison police with a traffic stop on the vehicle and the three suspects were arrested criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct, battery, and unlawful discharge of paintball gun. The 28-year-old suspect was also charged with possession of cocaine. The victim sustained minor injuries. Investigation continuing.
10) MIDTOWN: Traffic Crash – 9:33 pm. A vehicle traveling northbound on S Midvale Blvd struck a median at Travis Ter and headed into oncoming traffic, colliding head-on with another vehicle. Two of the three occupants of the suspect vehicle fled the scene before officers arrived; the third (AAM) was detained. The victims (56-year-old WF and 49-year-old WM) were transported to the hospital for minor injuries. Investigation continuing.
11) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:41 pm. Officers responded to a residence on Schroeder Rd where a suspect (28-year-old WM) pushed a victim (25-year-old WM), causing him to strike his knee on a table. The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and bail jumping. Investigation continuing.
12) EAST: Death Investigation – 11:54 pm. The decedent (55-year-old WF) was found down in her residence. The deceased had multiple medical issues and nothing suspicious was found at the scene. Medical examiner's office responded.
13) NORTH: Disturbance – 1:09 am. Monona PD stopped a vehicle reportedly involved in a disturbance in the parking lot of Walgreens at 3710 E Washington Ave. Madison police responded to the traffic stop and learned that three vehicles were in the Walgreens parking lot. The occupants of two of the vehicles were allegedly conducting a drug deal when the occupants of the third vehicle struck one of the other vehicles with an ax. All vehicles then fled the area. Investigation continuing.
14) CENTRAL: Trespass – 1:58 am. Two suspects (27-year-old WM and 30-year-old AAM) who had been advised earlier in the evening to leave Danny's Pub at 328 W Gorham St returned to the location. Staff reported to police that the suspects were creating a disturbance and the suspects were subsequently arrested for trespassing. Investigation continuing.