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MPD Daily Significant Calls 04/10/2019 to 04/11/2019

April 11, 2019 11:34 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 4/10/2019 through 6:00 a. m. on 4/11/2019, MPD received 480 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 480 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (74), East (124), Midtown (72), North (74), South (42), West (60), and Other (34).  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: Stolen Auto – 8:28 a.m.                    Officers responded to Mound St to take a report of a stolen auto from a victim (21-year-old WF) who advised the vehicle was last seen parked at her address. The area was searched without success and the vehicle was listed as stolen. Investigation continuing. 

2) EAST: Missing Adult – 8:55 a.m.            Staff members at a structured group home on the east side called to report one of their residents (21-year-old AAM) as missing. The subject was last seen by staff on the previous night. No mental health concerns were noted. The subject was listed as missing in appropriate databases. Later in the evening, the subject was located and returned home.

3) MIDTOWN: Information/Weapons Offense – 9:01 a.m.              Two 7th grade students were exchanging barbs via social media. The social media activity serviced again while at the school but staff had a timely intervention. Investigation continuing.

4) EAST: Death Investigation – 10:33 a.m.              Officers responded to a residence on the east side after a man found his wife (71-year-old AAF) deceased on the morning of 4/10/2019. Nothing suspicious on scene. The Medical Examiner's Office responded.?

5) MIDTOWN: Assist MFD/Death Investigation – 1:04 p.m.            Officers responded after a male called to report his wife (46-year-old WF) unresponsive.  Life-saving measures were attempted but ultimately unsuccessful. The subject had a medical history; nothing suspicious at this time. Investigation continuing.

6) MIDTOWN: OMVWI Arrest/Intoxicated Driver – 1:28 p.m.        Multiple witnesses contacted MPD after observing a suspect (55-year-old WF) driving all over the road, speeding, and going through stop signs.  Officers contacted the suspect and arrested her for 2nd Offense OMVWI and conveyed her to jail. Investigation continuing.

7) SOUTH: Information/Disturbance – 2:33 p.m.       A parent (39-year-old AAF) contacted police to talk to an officer about an inappropriate interaction by a classroom teacher (40-year-old WF).  Investigation continuing.

8) EAST: Check Person – 4:13 p.m.            Officers responded to an east side residence for reports of a 30-year-old WF causing a disturbance; breaking things and attacking her care workers.  The subject was taken to a local hospital and was subsequently conveyed to Winnebago on an emergency detention.

9) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 4:58 p.m.      Officers responded to the lobby of the Red Roof Inn for a distressed woman/victim (38-year-old WF) who was bruised and bleeding from the head. Upon arrival, officers arrested the suspect (27-year-old AAM) on charges of Domestic Disorderly Conduct, Domestic Substantial Battery, Strangulation, and Bail Jumping. The victim was conveyed to a local hospital to receive treatment for her injuries. Investigation continuing.

10) EAST: Theft – 7:32 p.m.          Officers were dispatched to the 4200 block of East Towne Boulevard regarding a theft complaint. The victim (39-year-old WM) called to report that his girlfriend/suspect (36-year-old WF) came to visit him and subsequently stole his dog. A short while later, the Town of Madison investigated a vehicle crash at John Nolen Drive and Rimrock Road, which turned out to be the suspect from MPD's incident. MPD officers responded to take the case and the suspect was arrested for OMVWI-2nd Offense and also Theft of a Domestic Animal. Investigation continuing. 

11) CENTRAL: Information/Assist Outside Law Enforcement Agency – 10:03 p.m.          Madison police conducted follow up on a weapons offense at the request of a Rock County police agency. Investigation continuing.

12) CENTRAL: Assist MFD – 12:01 a.m.    Officers were dispatched to W Gilman Street to assist MFD with a structure fire. Officers assisted with shutting down the road while MFD investigated. Once the residence was determined to be safe, the roadway was opened up for vehicular traffic. No significant damage. Investigation continuing. MFD has the lead.

13) NORTH: Information/Weapons Offense – 3:35 a.m.        A single caller to 911 thought she heard two gunshots from the area of W Karstens Drive. The area was checked and nothing was located at this time. Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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