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MPD Daily Significant Calls 04/24/2019 to 04/25/2019

April 25, 2019 9:08 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 4/24/2019 through 6:00 a. m. on 4/25/2019, MPD received 548 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 548 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (116), East (103), Midtown (93), North (84), South (44), West (70), and Other (38).  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". 

***Priorities calls only for West, Midtown, and South units starting from 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

1) NORTH: Assist Outside Agency – 8:30 a.m.       The Dane County Sheriff's Office contacted MPD for assistance with a 57-year-old WM wandering around the airport. MPD officers responded and transported the subject to a facility for a mental health assessment. The subject was not found to be in need to mental health services at this time. Family members were contacted and the subject got a ride back home.

2) EAST: Juvenile Arrest – 9:10 a.m.           An MPD detective effected the arrest of a 16-year-old suspect (HM) for repeated acts of sexual assault of a child (inappropriate touching of a 15-year-old female). MPD was recently made aware of a series of inappropriate behaviors initiated by the suspect toward the victim occurring over a span of approximately 2 weeks in February of this year while at school (LaFollette High School). The suspect was subsequently conveyed to JRC.

3) WEST: Disturbance- 9:58 a.m.                 Officers responded to S Gammon Rd for a disturbance after a suspect (17-year-old AAF) refused to leave her boyfriend's residence. The suspect was cited for trespass and conveyed to her residence. Investigation continuing.

4) MIDTOWN: Juvenile Arrest – 11:16 a.m.           Officers responded to a disturbance at a middle school involving a juvenile suspect/student (12-year-old AAF) who was previously  suspended and banned from school property. However, the student showed up at the school, caused a disturbance, and subsequently refused to leave. Despite 45 minutes of dialogue, officers attempted to take the juvenile into custody, at which point the student fought with the officers, injuring both officers in the process. The student was unharmed. The student/suspect was transported to JRC. Investigation continuing.

5) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 1:47 p.m.      Dispatch received an anonymous call regarding a victim (31-year-old AAF) hit in the face on State St.  Officers responded to investigate and probable cause was established to arrest the suspect (32-year-old AAM) on domestic related charges of Disorderly Conduct and Substantial Battery. The suspect was subsequently conveyed to the jail while the victim was conveyed to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries. Investigation continuing.

6) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 3:08 p.m.        Officers responded to the 1100 block of Williamson St for a report of a disturbance. Mother/victim (48-year-old HF) and daughter/suspect (18-year-old AAF) were engaged in a verbal argument with the suspect threatening the victim and ripping a screen window. Officers responded and probable cause was established to arrest the suspect on charges of Domestic Disorderly Conduct, Criminal Damage to Property, and Resisting. Investigation continuing. 

7) SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 4:48 p.m.               Officers responded to W Badger Rd to investigate a road-rage incident that occurred at the McDonald's on S Park St. During the incident, the suspect (37-year-old AAM) allegedly pointed a handgun at the victim (22-year-old AAF). Video evidence from McDonald's will be reviewed. Investigation continuing.

8) WEST: Weapons Offense – 6:48 p.m.               Officers were dispatched to Elver Park for a large group of 20 or more males allegedly pulling out guns and threatening each other.  When officers arrived on scene, they noted several individuals (some of whom have gang ties) leaving the area. Three individuals were seen getting into a car and driving to the other side of the parking lot before abandoning the car and fleeing on foot. A K9 sniff of the abandoned vehicle revealed the presence of marijuana. It should be noted that this same vehicle has been involved in three pursuits during the past few weeks. Investigation continuing.

9) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 10:58 p.m.                Officers responded to the 1200 block of E Mifflin St after the victim (34-year-old MW) called to report his brother/roommate/suspect (31-year-old MW) was intoxicated and causing a disturbance. Investigation led officers to arrest the suspect for Domestic Disorderly Conduct. Investigation continuing.

10) CENTRAL: OMVWI Arrest/Intoxicated Driver – 1:14 a.m.         Officers responded to the intersection of N. Broom St at W. Johnson St for a car driving the wrong way on a one way street with no headlights on. The drive/suspect (18-year-old AAM) was also found to have marijuana and drug packaging accessories with him in the car. The suspect was subsequently arrested for OMVWI and Possession with Intent to Distribute THC. Investigation continuing.

11) SOUTH: Disturbance – 12:20 a.m.      Officers responded to Gilson St for a report of a disturbance. Daughter/suspect (17-year-old AAF) threw a chair at mom/victim (37-year-old AAF) and was subsequently arrested for Disorderly Conduct and conveyed to jail. Investigation continuing.

12) NORTH: Check Person – 2:35 a.m.     Officers responded for a report of a male who was cutting himself with a razor in a residence in the 2500 block of Calypso Rd. Upon arrival, officers were flagged down by the initial caller who admitted she lied and revealed this is a bigger issue surrounding drug use. Officers attempted to locate the male to check his welfare but were not successful in finding him. Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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