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MPD Daily Significant Calls 04/27/2019 to 04/28/2019

April 28, 2019 10:17 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 04/27/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 04/28/2019, MPD received 505 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 505 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (176), East (63), Midtown (72), North (63), South (37), West (57), and Other (37).  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 for Central, North, and East districts from 12:39 a.m. to 1:57 a.m. due to high call volume.  Priority calls city-wide from 2:30 a.m. to 4:33 a.m., due to North weapons offense.**

1) EAST: Check Person – 9:41 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 900 block of N Thompson Dr reference a caller reporting that he could hear a female screaming for help.  Officers arrived and the caller directed them to a nearby address.  Officers made contact and found that all parties were okay, and that a child had been the source of the yelling. 

2) EAST: Check Person – 11:10 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to Stop-N-Go (4624 Monona Dr) reference the report of a 38-year-old WM subject who appeared to be "out of it."  Information was provided that the subject was recently released from Detox and may have consumed alcohol.  The subject was transported to Detox, where he blew a .02 on a PBT.  The subject was subsequently transported to an East side address.   

3) CENTRAL: Special Event – 12:00 p.m.  An estimated 7,000 attended the Mifflin Street Block Party this afternoon: approximately half the number of partygoers as compared to last year. Snow and rain likely contributed to the lower number of partygoers.  Most people were well behaved.  Approximately 16 people were cited and released for infractions (drinking on the street or sidewalk, underage drinking, trespass, disorderly conduct and urinating in public).  71 people were arrested at the 2018 Mifflin Event.  The Madison Police Department would like to thank the Madison Fire Department, the Dane County Sheriff's Office, Dane County 911 and additional city partners for the assistance in keeping the event safe.

4) WEST: Check Person – 12:42 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Muir Field Rd, reference a 26-year-old WM subject who was found unconscious in his vehicle.  Officers made contact with the subject who reported that he had been in the area to view a potential apartment.  The subject reported that following this, he fell asleep in his vehicle due to not sleeping the previous night.  Officers observed no signs of impairment and the subject subsequently left the area. 

5) CENTRAL: Drug Incident-Overdose/Death Investigation – 4:30 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to S Pinckney St, reference the report of a pulseless, non-breathing male (PNB) in the bathroom.  Officers arrived within a minute and began CCR.  Naloxone was also administered.  The 26-year-old WM subject was transported to a local hospital by MFD/EMS where he was pronounced deceased.  Evidence suggests death was due to a drug overdose.  Medical Examiner notified. 

6) NORTH: Death Investigation – 5:32 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Wheeler Rd, reference a death investigation.  Nursing staff went to check on the victim (89-year-old AAF) and found her to be PNB.  Victim had extensive medical history and was recently released from the hospital.  Nothing suspicious noted.  Medical Examiner notified.  

7) NORTH: Drug Incident-Overdose – 7:10 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Walgreens (3710 E Washington Ave) for the report of 37-year-old WM suspect who went PNB in the parking lot.  MFD/EMS arrived and administered naloxone.  The suspect regained consciousness and was transported to a local hospital for a medical evaluation.  Drug paraphernalia and a spent naloxone container were found nearby.  The suspect was cited for possession of heroin and is eligible for MARI. 

8) NORTH: Arson Investigation – 8:29 p.m.  MPD and MFD were dispatched to Madison College (1701 Wright St) for a report of a fire in a bathroom.  There was an ongoing event at the time when a 6 to 7-year-old boy had noticed a bathroom was filled with smoke.  Security was notified and able to extinguish the fire.  A potential suspect has yet to be identified but is believed to be a juvenile.  Investigation continuing.  

9) CENTRAL: Check Person – 10:07 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to a Mifflin St apartment to check the welfare of a 33-year-old WM suspect, reference concerning suicidal text messages her mother had received.  Officers arrived and attempted contact with the suspect who screamed at officers and then began barricading her door.  A sergeant was able to dialogue with the suspect enough for her to allow the sergeant entry.  Once inside, officers were able to provide several options to which the suspect refused them all.  During the attempt to take the suspect into protective custody, the suspect violently resisted as well as bit an officer, causing injury and significant exposure.  The suspect was ultimately conveyed to jail on charges of resisting and battery to a police officer.  The suspect's 3-year-old child, who was present during the incident, was turned over to a grandparent following approval from CPS.         

10) MIDTOWN: Hit-and-Run Crash with Injuries – 11:11 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Seminole Hwy for the report of a hit-and-run crash with injuries.  Officers were able to determine that the victim (68-year-old WM) had just walked out of the Badger Tavern and into the roadway when he was struck by a vehicle.  Witnesses were able to provide minimal information about the suspect vehicle.  The victim was transported to a local hospital where it was determined he had suffered a broken leg.  Investigation continuing.      

11) NORTH: Weapons Offense-Shots Fired – 2:00 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to multiple reports of shots being fired in and around the area of the Perkins Restaurant in the 4800 block of Hayes Rd and E Washington Ave on Madison's North side.  When officers arrived they saw multiple vehicles fleeing the area and found evidence that multiple shots had been fired.  Two windows in the occupied restaurant were damaged during the shooting.  It looks as if additional rounds could have been fired from the area of the Comfort Inn and Suites across the street.  At this time no injuries have been reported.  Officers recovered over 30 spent casings.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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