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MPD Daily Significant Calls 05/12/2019 to 05/13/2019

May 13, 2019 10:08 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 5/12/2019 through 6:00 a. m. on 5/13/2019, MPD received 343 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 343 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (66), East (57), Midtown (42), North (52), South (28), West (60), and Other (33).  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 on from 8:02 pm until 8:55 pm on 5/12 due to heavy call volume.

1) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 5:48 a.m.            Officers were dispatched to Broom St for a 911 disconnect. After making contact with the victim (29-year-old WF) and the suspect (34-year-old UM) they discover that a domestic disturbance had taken place during which the suspect pushed and battered the victim. The victim also disclosed an attempted strangulation from the past that she did not want investigated at this time. The suspect was taken into custody on domestic-related charges of Disorderly Conduct and Battery. Investigation continuing.

2) NORTH: Disturbance – 6:58 a.m.          Officers were dispatched to a north side residence for a disturbance. The suspect (20-year-old AAF) stole the victim's (22-year-old AAF) TV. Once the victim returned home, the victim and the suspect got into a physical altercation. The suspect was arrested for Theft and Obstructing. Investigation continuing.

3) WEST: Death Investigation – 11:02 a.m.            Officers responded to a west side residence after family members discovered the subject (38-year-old AAF) deceased in her home. Nothing suspicious was observed on scene and her death appears medical at this time. Medical Examiner's Office responded. Investigation continuing.

4) MIDTOWN: Drug Incident/Overdose – 11:22 a.m.         MPD and MFD were dispatched to a residence on S Park St after a woman called to report her sister (24-year-old AAF) was making suicidal statements and also indicated that medications were taken in an attempted suicide. The suspect was taken into protective custody and transported to a local hospital by MFD for treatment and a mental health evaluation. Investigation continuing.

5) WEST: Stalking Complaint – 12:36 p.m.              Officers were dispatched to Watts Rd to take a stalking complaint. The suspect (53-year-old WM) had repeatedly been coming to the victim's (52-year-old WF) apartment complex and sending her threatening text messages. Officers made contact with the suspect who was then served with a stalking letter and officially banned from the entire property where the victim resides. Investigation continuing.

6) EAST: Traffic Crash – 1:01 p.m.              MPD and MFD were dispatched to East Springs Dr for a single vehicle crash where the car rolled and the driver/suspect (46-year-old AAF) was pinned inside. The suspect was freed from the vehicle by MFD and was not injured. After investigating the circumstances leading up to the crash, the suspect was cited for Failure to Maintain Control. Investigation continuing.

7) MIDTOWN: Information/Check Person – 1:21 p.m.       MPD received a call from the caretaker of a missing subject (41-year-old AAM). The subject is not endangered or dangerous, but does have a history of acting out when he does not take his medication. Officers responded to the 4600 block of Verona Rd in an attempt to locate the subject. The subject was entered as missing in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.

8) SOUTH: Weapons Offense/Shots Fired – 3:02 p.m.             MPD was called to the area of Aldo Leopold Park near the basketball courts for several people reporting shots fired.  Witnesses described an altercation between 6 black males resulted in an exchange of gunfire.  Three suspects left on foot and three suspects fled in a vehicle prior to police arrival.  The area was canvassed and spent casings were located near the basketball courts.  No reports or indications of any injury to anyone at this time.  An occupied residence was struck by a bullet, but is not believed to be an intended target. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.

9) WEST: Residential Burglary – 5:14 p.m.             Officers responded to a residence on Prairie Rd after the victim (32-year-old WM) came home and noticed forced entry to his home.  Officers cleared the residence and did not locate suspects. There is no suspect information at this time. Investigation continuing. 

10) WEST: Disturbance – 6:37 p.m.             Officers were dispatched to the 7200 block of Watts Rd for a report of a disturbance. The suspect (41-year-old WM) was inside his caretaker's/victim's (25-year-old AAM) vehicle when he began to destroy the vehicle and punched the victim in the face. The suspect was taken into custody and on charges of Battery and Criminal Damage to Property. Investigation continuing.

11) EAST: Drug Incident/Overdose – 7:17 p.m.        Witnesses called MPD and MFD to the Capitol Petro on Commercial Ave after they observed a male on a motorcycle tip his bike over on top of himself at the gas pumps.  Witnesses subsequently reported that the subject (33-year-old WM) was unconscious and turning blue.  An officer arrived on scene and administered Narcan. The officer then performed CCR on the subject until MFD arrived, and they administered another dose of Narcan. The subject was transported to a local hospital. Probable Cause for any charges has not able to be determined at this time. Investigation continuing.

12) NORTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 7:26 p.m.           Officers were dispatched to a residence on the North side for a report of a missing juvenile (13-year-old MRF). An Attempt-to Locate was aired and the juvenile entered at missing in the appropriate databases. Later during this shift, it was reported that the juvenile returned home safely.

13) North: Weapons Offense – 9:54 p.m.               The Madison Police Department responded to the 200 block of Kennedy Heights for a weapons violation. There was a disturbance resulting in multiple gun shots being fired. The suspect(s) fled the scene prior to MPD arrival. There were no injuries reported and the investigation is ongoing. Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.

14) West: Weapons Offense – 10:13 p.m.               Officers were sent to a townhouse on Odana Lane last night for reports of a disturbance and fight. When they got to the location they heard three gunshots. The reports appeared to have come from behind the building. There were no reports of injuries or property damage. Witnesses told officers there had been an argument between two men inside the townhouse. Punches were thrown, and one of the men had gone outside just as officers arrived. The MPD located and arrested this person for Disorderly Conduct, Criminal Damage to Property, and a Probation & Parole hold. He is also a person of interest in the shots being fired. Officers are still investigating and have not yet located a gun. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing. 

15) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 11:24 p.m.       Officers responded to Kennedy Heights for a report of a domestic disturbance. The suspect (29-year-old HM) pushed the victim (36-year-old AAF) victim to the floor, during which the victim struck her head against the refrigerator. The impact caused a laceration over the victim's right eye which required stitches. The suspect was taken into custody on domestic-related charges of Substantial Battery and Bail Jumping.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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