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 05/04/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 05/05/2019, MPD received 449 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 449 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (98), East (86), Midtown (62), North (72), South (43), West (53), and Other (35). 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 only from 6:45 p.m. – 9:25 p.m. due to high volume of calls.
1) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance/Information – 8:45 a.m. Officers were dispatched to Kwik Trip, 2601 Fish Hatchery Rd., for a 25 year-old AAM caller reporting that a known 25 year-old AAF subject had chased him with a butcher knife over accusations of infidelity. The caller was unwilling to give any information about the incident, and no probable cause was found to arrest the female.
2) CENTRAL: OMVWI Arrest/Intoxicated Driver – 9:16 a.m. MPD was dispatched to the 600 block of E. Washington Ave. for a 58 year-old HM suspect who was reportedly driving with a beer in his hand. Officers made contact, and the suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail for charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (1st), open intoxicants in motor vehicle by driver, and bail jumping.
3) SOUTH: Check Person – 12:07 p.m. Officers responded to the 2800 block of the W. Beltline Hwy for a 4 year-old WM child who had been wandering down the street alone with car keys in his hand. The car keys were used to locate the corresponding vehicle and track down the family. The child was safely returned.
4) WEST: Death Investigation – 1:34 p.m. Officers responded to a west side residence for a deceased 26 year-old WF subject. MFD determined that the subject was beyond medical assistance and had passed due to inhalant abuse. Investigation continuing.
5) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 2:46 p.m. MPD observed an occupant of a car/suspect (41 year-old WM) appearing to be unconscious in an east side parking lot. After waking him up, the suspect gave a false name to officers. The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail for an existing warrant, as well as charges of resisting/obstructing an officer, parole violation, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
6) SOUTH: Disorderly Conduct – 4:03 p.m. MPD was called to the Madison Bazaar, 1901 S. Park St., for reports of a 56 year-old WM suspect that was intoxicated and causing problems. Before police arrival, the suspect had damaged store property and was asked to leave. Upon contact, the suspect was resistive and uncooperative. The suspect was arrested for charges of damage to property, unlawful trespass, resisting/obstructing an officer, and disorderly conduct. The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for medical clearance before being transported to jail.
7) EAST: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 6:29 p.m. An AAM suspect was reported to have shot 5-6 times into an embankment of an eastside residence. Upon officers responding, the suspect fled, and a K9 track was established. The suspect was not located, and no one was injured in this incident. Investigation continuing.
8) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 8:12 p.m. Officers were dispatched to an east side residence for a suspect (53 year-old WF) who was yelling obscenities at her mother/victim (76 year-old WF) and tossing items in the house. Upon police contact, the suspect was found yelling and banging on a bedroom door. The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail for a domestic-related charge of disorderly conduct.
9) NORTH: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 9:04 p.m. Two callers reported hearing a single gunshot in the 4600 block of Hayes Rd. Officers checked the area, but were unable to locate any apparent suspects or witnesses. It is possible that the sound was the pop of fireworks. No indications of emergency were found.
10) CENTRAL: Traffic Arrest – 11:09 p.m. An officer noticed a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed down Gorham St. The vehicle's plates didn't match the vehicle, and the driver/suspect (23 year-old AAM) had many previous operating while suspended convictions. The suspect was conveyed to jail to post on the operating after suspension charge. The suspect was additionally cited for unreasonable and imprudent speed, as well as non-registration of auto.
11) CENTRAL: Sex Offense Miscellaneous – 12:35 a.m. Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of State St. for a 17 year-old WF subject who reported having been sexually assaulted by an acquaintance (22 year-old AAM) a month and a half ago. The female had come into contact with the male on State St. and called officers, disturbed by his presence. Both subjects were on scene, and statements were collected. The female was subsequently taken back home as she had been listed as a missing juvenile. Investigation continuing.