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MPD Daily Significant Calls 04/29/2019 to 04/30/2019

April 30, 2019 10:06 AM

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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 04/29/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 04/30/2019, MPD received 483 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 483 calls for service for the past 24 hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (92), East (101), Midtown (72), North (49), South (40), West (67), and Other (62).  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 only from 10:00pm to 11:15pm due to calls for service.

1) MIDTOWN: Property Found – 7:15 am.  Officers responded to the intersection of Tokay Blvd and Frederick Ln where a safe was found pried open on the side of the road.  The safe was placed in MPD property.  Investigation continuing.

2) CENTRAL: Check Person – 9:06 am.  A subject (36-year-old WF) who resides in Stoughton requested a check welfare of her father (57-year-old WM) who has mental health concerns after he called her an excessive number of times by phone and possibly made threatening statements.  The father was contacted in the downtown Madison area and MPD officers stood by while Stoughton police took a statement from him.  No further assistance was needed. 

3) WEST: Check Person – 9:12 am.  Officers made contact with a subject (62-year-old WM) who sent a letter to a bank employee (30-year-old WF) that the female subject deemed odd and inappropriate.  The male subject was told not to bank at the branch where the female subject works.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing.

4) MIDTOWN: Information/Child Abuse – 4:34 pm.  Officers responded to a local hospital to assist hospital staff with an investigation into suspicious injuries to a patient (5-year-old AAM).  The mother/suspect (37-year-old AAF) was uncooperative during questioning.  Child Protective Services (CPS) was notified.  Investigation continuing.

5) NORTH: Sexual Assault – 3:43 pm.  The suspect (51-year-old WM) and victim (35-year-old WM) are co-workers.  While at work the suspect made inappropriate sexual contact with the victim.  The suspect fled the scene.  Another employee witnessed the incident which was captured on video surveillance.  Officers contacted the suspect at his residence and arrested him for 4th degree sexual assault.  Investigation continuing.

6) NORTH: Drug Overdose – 4:34 pm.  Officers and MFD paramedics contacted two subjects (26- and 21-year-old WFs) in the 2100 block of E Johnson St where both subjects showed signs of being under the influence of heroin but were conscious and breathing.  No paraphernalia was found on scene.  The mother of one of the subjects arranged to take care of the two females.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing.

7) EAST: OMVWI – 4:47 pm.  Officers responded to the intersection of Stoughton Rd and Pflaum Rd for a two-vehicle crash with no reported injuries.  The two occupants of the suspect vehicle were unconscious and not breathing.  Officers administered naloxone to the suspects (53-year-old WM and 58-year-old WF) and performed CCR until MFD paramedics arrived.  The suspects were revived and were transported to the hospital by paramedics.  The male suspect, who had been driving, was arrested for OWI 7th offense.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

8) EAST: Weapons Offense – 8:18 pm.  Officers responded to the 2900 block of Milwaukee St where a window of the residence had been shot out but no reported injuries from the gunshot.  Investigation revealed that residents heard a disturbance in the basement where a family member/suspect (18-year-old HM), an acquaintance (UM) and the victim (23-year-old HM) were arguing.  The suspect strangled and pistol whipped the victim.  As the suspect and his acquaintance left the residence, the acquaintance shot at a window.  Officers located the suspect who was arrested and charged with battery, strangulation, 2nd degree reckless endangering safety, and disorderly conduct while armed, for crimes against the 23-year-old victim.  The suspect was also charged with domestic disorderly conduct against a second victim, his mother (44-year-old HF).  The acquaintance who shot at the window remains at large.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

9) EAST: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 9:57 pm.  Officers responded to the 3800 block of Sycamore Dr for reports of shots fired.  Officers checked the area and no evidence or property damaged located and there are no reported injuries at this time.  Incident report completed on MPD website.  Investigation continuing.

10) NORTH: Aggravated/Substantial Battery – 10:13 pm.  The suspect (50-year-old WM) and victim (64-year-old WF) engaged in an argument in the area of Warner Park during which the suspect punched and strangled the victim.  The victim was transported to the hospital with visible injuries to her face.  The suspect remains at large.  Probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect for aggravated battery, strangulation and false imprisonment.  Investigation continuing.

11) MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 11:23 pm.  The victim was in her residence in the 4900 block of Paul Ave when she heard the patio door glass breaking and called 911.  Officers arrived on scene and discovered broken glass but no entry had been made to the residence.  A K9 track was conducted but the suspect remains at large.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

12) WEST: Runaway Juvenile – 12:21 am.  A parent contacted police with information on the possible whereabouts of her daughter (14-year-old AAF) who had been missing since 4/28.  The parent had notified other authorities but had not contacted police about her missing daughter until this date.  Officers checked the location the mother provided but the juvenile was not located.  Investigation continuing.

13) EAST: Drug Overdose – 2:36 am.  Officers responded to the Motel 6 at 4202 East Towne Blvd for a suspect (32-year-old WM) who overdosed on heroin.  Friends revived the suspect with naloxone and the suspect was taken to the hospital.  The suspect was charged with possession of heroin and bail jumping.  Investigation continuing.

14) WEST: OMVWI/Traffic Crash – 5:15 am.  Officers responded to the intersection of S Whitney Way and Crabapple Ln where a car crashed into a pole.  The suspect/driver (UF) fled the scene on foot.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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