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MPD Daily Significant Calls 04/09/2019 to 04/10/2019

April 10, 2019 10:46 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 4/09/2019 through 6:00 a. m. on 4/10/2019, MPD received 502 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 502 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (103), East (101), Midtown (88), North (78), South (46), West (53), 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) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 10:51 a.m.              Officers attempted to locate and check the welfare a 29-year-old WM subject suffering from suicidal ideations. The subject was thought to be in the downtown area. Investigation continuing.

2) EAST: Death Investigation – 11:10 a.m.              Officers responded to a residence on the east side after a social worker requested MPD check the welfare of one of her clients. The subject (66-year-old WM) was found deceased. The subject had a long medical history and nothing suspicious was noted on scene. The Medical Examiner's Office was notified.

3) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 3:47 p.m.      Officers responded to Myrtle Street after an argument between brothers turned physical. The suspect (24-year-old WM) battered and strangled the victim (20-year-old WM).  The suspect went to jail and his younger brother went to a local hospital for treatment of injuries. Investigation continuing.

4) EAST: Found Person – 7:35 p.m.           Officers responded to an east side elementary school to take a toddler (3-year-old NAM) found walking in the street into protective custody. The child's mother contacted police looking for him. CPS was notified and the child was returned to his mother. Investigation continuing.

5) NORTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 9:09 p.m.              A concerned sister contacted police after her brother (15-year-old UM) did not return home after baseball practice this afternoon. Shortly after her call to police, the young man returned home from an out-of-town game. Investigation revealed his missing status was the result of a miscommunication.

6) CENTRAL: Trespass – 9:52 p.m.             Officers responded to the 500 block of University Ave for three suspects (47-year-old AAM,  50-year-old AAM, and 53-year-old AAM) trying to get into the entrance of the building where they have been sleeping despite being noticed and apprised of other options. There were indications that the subjects had been using the space as a toilet. Officers subsequently charged the individuals with Trespass after Notification. Additionally, there was resistive behavior which resulted in additional charges for Resisting and Threats to Law Enforcement. Investigation continuing.

7) MIDTOWN: Stolen Auto – 10:25 p.m.                 Officers responded to Gemini Dr. to take a stolen auto report from a 58-year-old WM victim. The victim advised his vehicle was sitting in the open garage with keys inside. No suspect info. ATL aired. Investigation continuing.

8) EAST: Disturbance – 10:28 p.m.            Officers responded to an east side address for reports of a suspect (34-year-old WF) causing a disturbance. The suspect attempted to spit on care workers, removed a toilet seat, and attempted to knock down a door. Officers arrived and placed the suspect in custody and conveyed her to the Dane County Jail on Disorderly Conduct charges. Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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