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 04/30/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 05/01/2019, MPD received 438 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 438 calls for service for the past 24 hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (78), East (90), Midtown (69), North (66), South (42), West (54), and Other (39). 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 10:20am to 1:00pm due to calls for service.
1) NORTH: Information/Sex Offense Misc/Emergency Detention – 8:05 am. After being locked out of his residence, a subject (62-year-old WM) with mental health concerns was walking by Mendota Elementary School. A teacher saw the subject's bare buttocks as he walked by holding up his pants. School staff called 911 to report a male exposing himself but investigation revealed no student witnessed the incident and no intent to commit a sex crime was found. The subject was voluntarily conveyed to the hospital for a mental health evaluation and was later taken into protective custody and transported to Winnebago Mental Health Institute (WMHI).
2) CENTRAL: Trespass – 9:27 am. A suspect (48-year-old AAM) who was banned from Fresh Madison Market at 703 University Ave showed up at the store and created a disturbance. Officers arrested the suspect who was charged with disorderly conduct, trespassing, and bail jumping. Investigation continuing.
3) WEST: Disturbance/Emergency Detention – 9:09 am. Officers responded to the 5800 block of Balsam Rd where a suspect with mental health concerns was causing a disturbance. After damaging a neighbor's door, the suspect retreated to his apartment and continued to yell and would not make contact with officers when they arrived on scene. Officers and a community member from Focused Interruption Coalition attempted to dialogue with the suspect for an extended period of time in an attempt to persuade the suspect to come out of his residence. At one point officers heard the sound of breaking glass and observed broken glass under the apartment door and smoke emanating from inside. Believing the suspect was attempting to start a fire, officers forced entry into the apartment and took the suspect into protective custody. After collaboration between Journey Mental Health and MPD mental health officers, an emergency detention was deemed the most appropriate option at this time and he was transported to WMHI.
4) SOUTH: Disturbance – 9:10 am. Officers responded to a school to assist with a primary aged student who was making suicidal statements and attempting to harm himself. Officers made contact with involved parties and were told no further assistance was needed. School staff called police back, however, when the subject later punched and bit staff members. The subject was voluntarily admitted to a local hospital. School staff declined to press charges.
5) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 11:40 am. The suspect (28-year-old AAM) and victim (36-year-old AAF), who are married, were arguing at the victim's residence on Wright St when the suspect put his hands around the victim's neck. The victim broke away after a struggle and called 911. The suspect was arrested for domestic battery and disorderly conduct. Investigation continuing.
6) MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense/Arrested Juvenile – 12:15 pm. The SRO at Madison Memorial High School observed a vehicle that fit the description from an incident that occurred earlier in Middleton. The SRO and other MPD officers stopped the suspect vehicle in the parking lot between Memorial High and Jefferson Middle School. The vehicle was driven by a Memorial student. In searching the vehicle officers recovered three bb guns. MPD is beginning to receive reports of damage to vehicles consistent with bb gun pellets. Two arrests were made as a result of the traffic stop (16-year-old WM and 16-year-old HM). Officers have tentative charges of possessing weapons on school premises. Investigation continuing. An incident report will be completed on the MPD website.
7) NORTH: Assist EMS/Fire – 12:58 pm. Officers were dispatched to N 7th St for an unconscious 4-year-old child who was not breathing due to asthma. The asthma is believed to be aggravated by conditions in the home. The child was taken to the hospital where her condition was upgraded to stable. She was admitted for observation and Child Protective Services (CPS) was notified. Investigation continuing.
8) WEST: Suspicious Person – 2:19 pm. An attorney at a law firm contacted police to report that the suspect (27-year-old WM), who was stalking one of the attorney's clients, was present at the building and then left. Officers checked recent addresses for the suspect, who was not located. No probable cause for a crime was developed at this time but the suspect is now banned from the law firm property. Investigation continuing.
9) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 7:01 pm. During an argument between the suspect (46-year-old WF) and victim (51-year-old WM), the suspect threw a lamp and a butter knife at the victim. The victim deflected the lamp but not the butter knife. The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and domestic battery and taken to jail. Investigation continuing.
10) SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 7:28 pm. Officers responded to the Madison Metro south transfer point where an intoxicated suspect (53-year-old HM) was brandishing a knife and threatening the victim (40-year-old WM). Officers found two large kitchen knives on the suspect, who was taken to detox. The suspect was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct while armed. Investigation continuing.
11) NORTH: Drug Overdose – 9:59 pm. Officers responded to the 5500 block of Eastpark Blvd for two conscious overdose patients/suspects (30- and 24-year old WMs). MFD administered naloxone to the 24-year-old suspect. Both suspects were transported to the hospital where they admitted to using heroin. Officers found abundant drug paraphernalia in the suspect vehicle. The suspects were both MARI eligible and accepted the referral. The suspects were cited and released for possession of heroin. Investigation continuing.
12) NORTH: Check Person – 11:03 pm. The wife of a subject (53-year-old AM) contacted police when her husband did not return home from the store after several hours. The subject later returned home safe.
13) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 2:18 am. The suspect (28-year-old AAM) was arrested on 4/30 for domestic battery and disorderly conduct. The suspect returned to the residence on 5/1 and attempted to contact the victim (36-year-old AAF) by phone, at which point the victim notified police. Officers located the suspect traveling outbound on Hwy 30 towards the interstate and took the suspect into custody. The suspect was charged with violating the 72 hour no contact provision, disorderly conduct, and unlawful use of a telephone. Investigation continuing.