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MPD Daily Significant Calls 04/07/2019 to 04/08/2019

April 8, 2019 11:00 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 4/07/2019 through 6:00 a. m. on 4/08/2019, MPD received 344 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 344 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (55), East (74), Midtown (55), North (55), South (37), West (41), and Other (27).  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 east of the square approximately an hour on 4/7/2019 due to resources needed for traffic crash (see # 1.)

**Priority calls from 2:08 a.m. to 3:45 a.m. on 4/8/2019 due to call volume.

We conclude our review of first quarter statistical summaries with "thefts from autos" (TFA's).

Year-to-date, the City has experienced 125 reported TFA's.  When looking at historical data for the first quarter over the last five years, Madison had been averaging 240 TFA's citywide.  The 125 reported TFA's has resulted in a 48% decrease from the averaged five-year data mark.  If you look at exclusive month of March numbers, there were 24 TFA's this past month (2019) and 68 in March of 2018; a 38% decrease.  (One firearm was taken in a TFA during the month of March, 2019).

Based upon best available information, entry was gained into the vehicle:

~Forced (3)

~No Force (12)

~Unlocked (5)

~ (The remainder were unknown/unrecalled by complainant(s).

Distribution of TFA's during the month of March (2019):

~West (7)

~Midtown (6)

~Central (4)

~East (4)

~North (3)

~South (0)

1) EAST: Traffic Crash with Injuries – 10:50 a.m.                  MFD/MPD responded for a roll over traffic crash at E Washington Ave and Continental Ln. The driver/suspect (42-year-old WM) was arrested for 1st Offense OWI Causing Great Bodily Harm and Possession of Schedule II Narcotics. Investigation continuing.

2) SOUTH: Disturbance – 10:42 a.m.        Officers responded to a church on Fisher St. for a suspect (48-year-old AAM) threatening people and causing a disturbance. Probable cause was developed for charges of Disorderly Conduct. Officers have not been able to make contact with the suspect at this point. Investigation continuing.

3) SOUTH: Information/Child Abuse – 12:52 p.m.               Officers responded to a residence on the south side for a report of a physical altercation between a juvenile/victim (12-year-old AAM) and his aunt/suspect (34-year-old AAF). The suspect was arrested for Child Abuse and Disorderly Conduct and transported to Dane County Jail. CPS notified. Investigation continuing.

4) WEST: Disturbance – 3:20 p.m.             Officers responded to a chaotic scene on the 1100 block of Morraine View Dr after multiple 911 calls came in regarding a large group of people fighting outside.  When officers arrived, the main aggressors and several juvenile females fled into a residence. One victim (20-year-old AAF) was clearly battered and allegedly had her phone and purse stolen. Parties who were contacted were difficult to interview and there was little cooperation from on-lookers. Video on-site will be reviewed once it is available. Investigation continuing.

5) CENTRAL: Fraud – 3:27 p.m.                Officers responded to the 300 block of S. Ingersoll St to make contact with a suspect (53-year-old AAM) for whom there was outstanding probable cause from a 2018 crime.  The suspect was taken into custody without incident and transported to Dane County Jail. Investigation continuing.

6) EAST: Check Person – 5:30 p.m.            Columbia County reached out to MPD and advised they were in contact with a female concerned about the welfare of a subject (36-year-old NAM) who had sent the caller several messages stating he was going to kill himself. A phone ping was done and officers searched the area but they were not able to locate the subject at this time. An ATL aired and the subject was listed as missing/endangered. Investigation continuing. 

7) WEST: Information/Check Person – 6:50 p.m.                 MPD was contacted regarding a social media post that showed some disturbing images of an individual posturing with what appeared to be a gun. Subsequent investigation determined that the image was that of an airsoft facsimile gun. Investigation continuing.

8) CENTRAL: Information/Sexual Assault - 7:15 p.m.          Officers responded to Johnson St to take a report from a victim (21-year-old WF) who advised she was assaulted by a suspect (23-year-old WM). Victim noted that she had met the suspect on Friday.  Investigation continuing.

9) EAST: Assist MFD/Emergency Detention – 7:16 p.m.               Officers responded to an east side residential address for a subject (19-year-old AAM) who was unresponsive but breathing.  An officer administered Naloxone and revived the subject. The subject was transported to a local hospital for an evaluation and medical clearance. The subject was subsequently under an emergency detention to Winnebago. Investigation continuing.

10) NORTH: Disturbance – 8:00 p.m.        Officers responded to the 3100 block of E Washington Ave after a victim (32-year-old WF) and suspect (42-year-old AAM) got into a physical altercation over money. The suspect kicked and punched the victim in the face and fled the scene before officers arrived. Probable cause exists for the suspect's arrest on charges of Substantial Battery. Investigation continuing.

11) EAST: Assist MFD – 8:32 p.m.              MFD and MPD were dispatched to Stalzy's Deli for a report of smoke coming out of the kitchen area.  Stalzy's Deli was closed at the time of the incident.  Atwood Ave was blocked off and traffic was rerouted for a period of time. MFD has the lead in this investigation.

12) EAST: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 9:07 p.m.           A mother (42-year-old AAF) called to report that her son (9-year-old AAM) told her that he had been the victim to an adult exposing himself. Based upon subsequent investigation, a suspect was located and arrested on a unrelated outstanding warrant. CPS contacted. Investigation continuing.

13) CENTRAL: Suspicious Person/Arrested Person – 1:50 a.m.       Officers responded to a residence on Broom St after a victim (20-year-old WM) called to report a suspect (47-year-old WM) had entered the residence via an unlocked window.  The suspect fled upon seeing officers but a K9 track lead to the suspect hiding under a porch on Mifflin St. The suspect was arrested for Criminal Trespass to Dwelling, Criminal Damage to Property, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting. Investigation continuing. (Press release completed on MPD's website.)

14) EAST: Non-Residential Burglary – 1:42 a.m.                   An alarm company notified MPD of an alarm activated at the Phillips 66 gas station (4 Collins Ct). At the same time, two witnesses called police after they observed a WM and an AAM run past their vehicle and subsequently observed a broken glass door at the gas station.  The suspects were last seen running eastbound.  A K9 track was attempted but was ultimately unsuccessful. Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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