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MPD Daily Significant Calls 05/17/2019 to 05/18/2019

May 18, 2019 11:12 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 05/17/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 05/18/2019, MPD received 493 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 493 calls for service for the past 24 hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (86), East (94), Midtown (74), North (78), South (44), West (68), and Other (49).  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 4:15pm to 8:20pm and from 11:40pm to 12:30am due to calls for service.

1) CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 7:20 am.  A citizen contacted police about a body floating in Lake Mendota along the shoreline.  The deceased subject (67-year-old WM) had contacted police the day before about feeling suicidal and had been transported to the hospital for an evaluation, after which he was discharged.  There was no evidence of foul play.  Investigation continuing.  An incident report was completed on MPD website.

2) CENTRAL: Information/Sexual Assault – 8:28 am.  A victim (31-year-old AAF) reported she was assaulted by an unknown suspect after drinking with friends in the downtown area.  Investigation continuing.

3) EAST: Check Person – 8:56 am.  A subject (31-year-old WM) caused a disturbance at his residence and then at Walmart on Nakoosa Trl, where he threatened staff and was throwing food.  The subject was voluntarily admitted to a local hospital.

4) SOUTH: Drug Overdose – 9:26 am.  Officers responded to a parking lot in the 1500 block of Greenway Cross where a suspect (37-year-old WF) had overdosed on heroin.  MFD administered naloxone and revived the suspect who was transported to the hospital and cited for possession of heroin.  Investigation continuing.

5) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:26 am.  The suspect (34-year-old AAM) created a disturbance at a residence in the 900 block of Vernon Ave where he kicked in the door and threatened a resident with a gun.  The suspect fled on foot with his 8-month-old son but was apprehended by officers in the area.  The suspect was charged with domestic disorderly conduct, damage to property (including an MPD squad), resisting arrest, discharging bodily fluids at officer, 2nd degree reckless endangering safety, and physical abuse to a child.  The child was evaluated at the hospital and placed with CPS.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

6) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 3:55 pm.  The suspect (19-year-old HM) strangled and punched his girlfriend/victim (19-year-old WF) and stole her purse.  The victim and a friend later met with the suspect at his vehicle to retrieve the victim's purse, whereupon the suspect grabbed onto the victim and attempted to pull her into the car and drive away.  The victim managed to escape from the vehicle and contacted police.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic battery, strangulation, domestic disorderly conduct, 2nd degree reckless endangering safety, resisting arrest, criminal damage to property, and theft.  Investigation continuing.

7) MIDTOWN: Traffic Crash – 4:03 pm.  A suspect vehicle struck a victim (61-year-old AM) who was crossing W Washington Ave in a crosswalk heading towards Brittingham Park.  The suspect vehicle had swerved around cars which had stopped for the pedestrian.  The suspect vehicle then fled the area.  The victim was transported to the hospital for minor injuries.  Investigation continuing.

8) CENTRAL: Drug Incident/Investigation – 4:38 pm.  Officers contacted a suspect (23-year-old AAM) who was slumped over the wheel of his vehicle in traffic in the 800 block of E Johnson St.  The suspect was arrested for OWI 1st offense, possession with intent to distribute MDMA and LSD, and possession with intent to deliver sched 2 controlled substances.  Investigation continuing.

9) NORTH: Drug Incident/Overdose – 6:04 pm.  Madison College staff reported a suspect (31-year-old WM) huffing canned air in a restroom.  Officers responded with MFD paramedics and contacted the suspect who was disoriented and uncooperative.  Officers took the suspect into custody and transported him to the hospital before taking him to jail.  The suspect was charged with misuse of hazardous substance, bail jumping, and resisting arrest.  Investigation continuing.

10) SOUTH: Drug Overdose – 7:34 pm.  Employees at a business on W Beltline Hwy reported a suspect (37-year-old WM) down in the bathroom.  The suspect was revived with naloxone and transported to the hospital.  Officers located heroin and drug paraphernalia on the suspect.  Investigation continuing.

11) NORTH: Drug Investigation – 10:11 pm.  Officers responded to the Kwik Trip at 1434 Northport Dr where an employee handed over a bag of what was later determined to be methamphetamine.  Investigation continuing.

12) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 10:56 pm.  A resident in the 600 block of W Main St reported neighbors across the hall were engaged in a verbal argument.  The resident reported seeing the subjects (29-year-old AAF and 28-year-old AAM) involved in the disturbance leaving the building.  Officers attempted contact at the apartment and found it unoccupied.  Officers eventually were able to contact the female subject involved who said she was fine and did not need police assistance.  Investigation continuing.

13) WEST: Disturbance – 1:26 am.  An argument erupted between the suspect and victim (both 35-year-old WFs) at the victim's residence on Dolphin Dr during which the suspect kicked and damaged a door and pushed and punched the victim.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and a probation/parole hold.  Investigation continuing.

14) CENTRAL: Trespass/Adult Arrested Person – 1:54 am.  Officers responded to Whiskey Jacks at 552 State St for a suspect (30-year-old AAM) who had been asked to leave the establishment multiple times that evening.  Officers detained the suspect who was charged with resisting arrest, damage to property (MPD squad), bail jumping and trespassing.  Investigation continuing.

15) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 3:26 am.  Officers responded to the area of Marion St and W Johnson St for a report of two subjects in a vehicle with blood on their faces.  The suspect (23-year-old WF) hit the victim (24-year-old AAM) in the face and scratched the victim's neck.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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