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 04/06/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 04/07/2019, MPD received 459 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 459 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (102), East (92), Midtown (81), North (68), South (48), West (51), and Other (17). 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 from 3:36 p.m. – 4:14 p.m. (4/6), 11:35 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. (4/6-4/7), and 3:40 a.m. – 4:50 a.m. (4/7) due to the large volume of calls.
Today's quarterly focus is an examination of reported stolen autos during the first quarter (January-March/2019).
Year-to-date, the City experienced 116 stolen auto reports. In 2018, for the same reporting time parameters, there were 107 stolen auto reports, reflecting a 7% increase for 2019.
When looking at stolen auto activity exclusively for the month of March (2019), there were 30 cars taken. Compared to March (2018), in which there were 23 stolen autos, this reflects a 30% increase for 2019.
Distribution of Stolen Autos for March (2019)
Of the 30 autos stolen in March (2019), 16 of them had keys in them. Four stolen autos were unlocked and running at the time of the theft.
1) NORTH: Check Person – 9:46 a.m. Officers were dispatched to a north side residence for a suicidal subject (18 year-old WF). The subject was stable and cooperative upon arrival and was subsequently transported to a local hospital.
2) WEST: Assist MFD – 12:14 p.m. MPD was dispatched to the 1800 block of Whitney Way to assist MFD with a residential fire. The fire was extinguished by the residents and no one was injured. MFD has the lead on the investigation.
3) SOUTH: Child Abuse – 12:53 p.m. Officers responded to a south side residence for a report of an intoxicated suspect (34 year-old AAF) who had physically fought with a juvenile family member/victim (12 year-old AAM), pulling out some of the victim's hair. Officers arrested the suspect on charges of child abuse and disorderly conduct and conveyed her to Detox.
4) MIDTOWN: Conveyance Mental Health – 1:59 p.m. A subject (23 year-old HM) who was under emergency detainment from an earlier date was exhibiting escalating behavior, and it was deemed that he needed a more restrictive setting. Officers were dispatched to the local hospital to transport him to Winnebago.
5) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 2:47 p.m. Officers responded to the 3100 block of Milwaukee St. for a domestic disturbance. The suspect (47 year-old AAF) had punched her boyfriend/victim (53 year-old WM) in the mouth after an argument over assumed infidelity. The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail on domestic-related charges of disorderly conduct and battery.
6) MIDTOWN: Sexual Assault – 3:00 p.m. At a midtown residence, the victim (30 year-old WF) was sexually assaulted by a known suspect (39 year-old HM). After a struggle, the victim was able to safely escape. The next day, this incident was reported to officers, and the victim was taken to a local hospital for a Forensic Nurse Exam (FNE). Investigation continuing.
7) NORTH: Disturbance – 3:29 p.m. Two suspects (20 year-old AAF and 25 year-old AAF) were involved in an argument over the 25 year-old threatening the 20 year-old's boyfriend with a glass bottle. The 20 year-old shot the 25-year old in the chest and face with a BB gun and ran into the Family Dollar, 2849 N. Sherman Ave. The 25 year-old followed her in, threatening her, which caused the 20 year-old to hide. The 25 year-old left, and officers arrived at the store. Officers made contact with the 25 year-old. They then searched the Family Dollar, and the 20-year old with the BB gun was found in the store. The 20 year-old was arrested for 2nd degree reckless endangerment, the 25 year-old was arrested for disorderly conduct while armed, and both were subsequently conveyed to jail.
8) CENTRAL: Trespass – 4:30 p.m. Officers were dispatched to the Madison Public Library, 201 W. Mifflin St., for a banned suspect (58 year-old WM) who was shouting, swearing, and making inappropriate comments toward others. The suspect left prior to police arrival, but was later located. The suspect was subsequently arrested and conveyed to jail for trespassing.
9) SOUTH: Suspicious Person – 5:29 p.m. Officers responded to Luann Ln. for a suspect (15 year-old AAM) who was looking into unoccupied cars. The suspect attempted to evade officers on foot while holding two pocket knives. The suspect was safely detained and booked into JRC for resisting/obstructing an officer.
10) EAST: Assist MFD – 7:16 p.m. MPD was dispatched to Sycamore Ave. for a suicidal subject (19 year-old AAM). Upon arrival, the subject was found unresponsive from an apparent overdose. An officer administered naloxone to revive the subject who was then taken to a local hospital for evaluation.
11) MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 8:04 p.m. At a W. Washington Ave. apartment, a 26 year-old WM subject called about his ex-boyfriend/suspect (29 year-old WM) who was destroying the caller's apartment after possible drug use. Officers contacted the suspect and arrested him on a warrant from a previous incident. He was medically cleared at a local hospital and transported to the PSB.
12) EAST: Drug Incident Overdose – 9:55 p.m. Officers were called to the 3000 block of Darbo Dr. for a subject (32 year-old AAM) who had accidentally overdosed on heroin. Naloxone was administered by EMS, and the subject was conveyed to a local hospital. The subject was cited for possession of heroin.
13) CENTRAL: Missing Adult – 10:45 p.m. Officers responded to the 1300 block of E. Washington Ave. for reports of a missing subject (22 year-old WM). The subject has made suicidal statements in the past, but it is unknown if that was the reason for his disappearance. Investigation continuing.
14) EAST: Check Person – 1:48 a.m. A young child was found at an east side hotel wandering the hallway. Officers were dispatched and began checking hotel video and knocking on hotel room doors. The guardian later contacted MPD in the hallway and took custody of the child. Investigation continuing.
15) EAST: Death Investigation – 2:36 a.m. Officers were dispatched to Acewood Blvd. for a deceased subject (58 year-old WF). Because of known medical problems that likely contributed, the death was not deemed suspicious.