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MPD Daily Significant Calls 05/03/2019 to 05/04/2019

May 4, 2019 10:16 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 05/03/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 05/04/2019, MPD received 562 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 562 calls for service for the past 24 hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (116), East (115), Midtown (80), North (85), South (46), West (73), and Other (47).  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) CENTRAL: Robbery – 5:05 am.   A victim (44-year-old WM) was battered and robbed inside a building on E Wilson St. The victim was treated for head injuries and released from a hospital. His wallet and cell phones were taken during the commission of the crime which detectives say was targeted. They are seeking two suspects. The victim was acquainted with one of them.  Incident report completed on MPD website.  * This was a late call that did not make the previous 24-hour cycle call notes due to officers being involved at the scene and reports from the field were not yet typed. 

2) SOUTH: Check Person/Emergency Detention – 6:40 am.  Officers responded to the intersection of Fish Hatchery Rd and S Brooks St for a subject (35-year-old WF) who was walking in traffic.  The subject was placed in protective custody and admitted to a local hospital.

3) EAST: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 10:50 am.  Officers assisted Child Protective Services with an interview of a victim (12-year-old UF) on Camden Rd who reported a sexual assault that occurred 7 years ago.  Investigation continuing.

4) WEST: Check Person/Missing Persons – 3:06 pm.  MMSD requested officers check the welfare of a subject (31-year-old AAF) and her three children as the children had not shown up for school.  Follow-up at the family's residence revealed they had vacated the apartment.  There is no evidence that anyone in the family is in imminent jeopardy but there are concerns about ongoing medical needs of one of the children.  As a precautionary measure, the family members have been entered as missing in order to check their welfare.  Investigation continuing.

5) EAST: Fight Call – 4:43 am.  A mother reported her son/victim (15-year-old WM) was involved in a fight at LaFollette High School and that she had seen video of the incident on social media.  The mother reported the incident to school staff and an investigation was begun.  The victim did not wish to speak with officers at this time.  Investigation continuing.

6) CENTRAL: Information/Sexual Assault – 5:10 pm.  A victim (16-year-old WF) and her mother reported a sexual assault by a known suspect that took place about a week ago.  Investigation continuing.

7) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 6:57 pm.  Officers responded for a suspect (23-year-old WF) creating a disturbance at the victim's (31-year-old WM) place of work.  The suspect was yelling, swearing, and punching objects.  Officers placed the suspect under arrest, searched the suspect and found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  The suspect was charged with domestic disorderly conduct and possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, and was conveyed to the jail.  Investigation continuing.

8) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:12 pm.  During an argument, the suspect (35-year-old AAM) slapped and strangled the victim (37-year-old WF).  The suspect was arrested for domestic battery, strangulation and bail jumping.  Investigation continuing.

9) CENTRAL: Traffic Complaint/Hit and Run Crash – 11:51 pm.  Callers to 911 reported numerous hit and run crashes, including one to the Madison Public Library building, in the Mifflin/Dayton/Fairchild area.  Officers located the vehicle and attempted a stop but the vehicle fled.  Another hit and run crash was then reported at S Park St and W Washington Ave.  Officers were unsuccessful in attempts to contact the registered owner at this time.  Investigation continuing.

10) CENTRAL: Assist EMS/Fire – 12:36 am.  Passersby alerted officers to an subject/suspect (21-year-old AAM) who was passed out in the 400 block of W Gilman St.  The suspect was taken into protective custody and transported to the hospital by MFD.  At the hospital the suspect threatened a security officer and was subsequently arrested.  En route to the jail, the suspect resisted and threatened officers.  The suspect was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and threats to law enforcement.  Investigation continuing.

11) CENTRAL: Drug Incident/Investigation – 2:15 am.  Officers patrolling the parking garage at 430 N Frances St observed a suspect (40-year-old AAM) sitting in his vehicle for an extended period of time.  Officers made contact with the suspect, who has a history of drug related offenses, and conducted a K9 sniff of the vehicle.  The suspect was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and marijuana as well as drug paraphernalia.  Investigation continuing.

12) EAST: Check Person – 2:24 am.  Officers responded to a residence on Lien Rd for an intoxicated subject (26-year-old WM) who was making suicidal statements and attempting to harm himself.  The subject was placed into protective custody and taken to detox, where he admitted to also using cocaine.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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