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MPD Daily Significant Calls 05/18/2019 to 05/19/2019

May 19, 2019 10:09 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 05/18/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 05/19/2019, MPD received 475 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 475 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (112), East (83), Midtown (60), North (54), South (59), West (68), 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 only from 10:21 p.m. – 1:06 a.m. and from 1:37 a.m. – 5:27 a.m. due to high volume of calls.


1) EAST: Check Person – 6:24 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to a north side residence for a subject (17 year-old HF) who had shared suicidal-sounding Facebook posts. The subject was voluntarily admitted to a local hospital for treatment.

2) NORTH: Battery – 7:20 a.m.  MPD responded to an E. Washington Ave. business for a subject (54 year-old WF) who reported that she may had been physically assaulted. The subject was highly intoxicated and advised that she may had been knocked out in a nearby park on the previous evening. Although the subject had no memory of a sexual assault, because of the information provided, the subject was conveyed to a local hospital for a Forensic Nurse Exam (FNE). Investigation continuing.

3) CENTRAL: Check Person – 7:44 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to N. Blount St. to contact a subject (66 year-old WF) for a Chapter 51 Attachment. The subject was subsequently transported to Winnebago Mental Health.

4) EAST: Disturbance – 10:52 a.m.  An 88 year-old WM subject was walking his dog on the east side when a misunderstanding with a passerby/subject (46 year-old WM) ensued. The misunderstanding was over how the dog was being trained/disciplined. The dispute became briefly physical. Officers arrived and investigated, and neither party wished to pursue charges against the other at this time.

5) WEST: OMVWI Arrest/Intoxicated Driver – 2:12 p.m.  Madison Police Officers were dispatched to the Jiffy Lube for a reported intoxicated driver in the parking lot. Officers contacted a 55 year-old WM suspect who refused to perform field sobriety testing. The suspect was subsequently arrested for 7th Offense OMVWI and taken to the Dane County Jail. Incident report completed.

6) CENTRAL: Drug Incident Overdose – 2:49 p.m.  Officers responded to the 500 block of N. Carroll St. for a suspect (31 year-old AAM) who had overdosed. Officers delivered naloxone and CCR to revive the suspect. The suspect was subsequently taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

7) EAST: Check Person – 3:05 p.m.  MPD was called to the Madison Metro east transfer point for a suspect (46 year-old AAM) who was causing a disturbance and challenging buses. Upon contact, the suspect was non-compliant, but was eventually detained. As the suspect had been hitting his head against the bus stop shelter plexiglass, he was transported to a local hospital for evaluation. Due to his level of intoxication, the suspect was subsequently placed under protective custody and transported to Detox. The suspect will be transported to Winnebago Mental Health when cleared by Detox staff. 

8) NORTH: Death Investigation – 4:34 p.m.  Officers responded to the 1300 block of Ruskin St. for a deceased subject (66 year-old WM). The subject had several health issues, and the scene was deemed non-suspicious.

9) NORTH: Battery – 5:22 p.m.  A victim (13 year-old AAM) was found on the ground on the north side, bleeding from the head. The victim had gotten into an altercation with a known suspect (16 year-old AAM), who fled after the fight ended, along with a group of the suspect's friends. MPD conveyed the victim to a local hospital, and the injuries were deemed to be minor. Investigation continuing.

10) EAST: Disturbance – 6:50 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of Thierer Rd. for a victim (46 year-old WM) who reported that he had been threatened with a knife. Apparently, the suspect (AAM) whistled at the victim's girlfriend. The victim verbalized his displeasure. The suspect then produced a butcher knife and began wielding it at the victim. The suspect then used his vehicle in an attempt to run over the victim. The suspect is currently at large. Attempts to locate possible video are currently underway. Investigation continuing. 

11) EAST: Burglary Residential – 9:38 p.m. MPD was called to an east side residence for a reported burglary. The two residents/victims (25 year-old WM and 25 year-old WF) were home when a suspect (16-18 year-old AAM) gained entry into the house. When the male victim noticed the suspect, the suspect fled. Two sets of keys were taken from the residence. Video may exist of the incident. Investigation continuing.

12) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 10:28 p.m.  As two victims (22 year-old WF and 24 year-old MEM) were walking out of Wando's, 602 University Ave., a suspect (27 year-old HM) grabbed the female victim's buttocks. When the male victim told the suspect to apologize, the suspect, along with additional unknown males, battered the male victim. The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail on charges of 4th degree sexual assault, disorderly conduct, and battery. The male victim was conveyed to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. Investigation continuing.

13) SOUTH: Disturbance – 10:29 p.m.  Officers responded to the 2100 block of Luann Ln. for reports of shots fired. Further investigation did not substantiate any proof of shots fired at this time. However, it was determined that a fight had broken out inside of a nearby business (Divine Orders Catering), and the fight eventually moved outside. All of the combatants fled before police arrived. Investigation continuing. 

14) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 11:59 p.m.  An officer on routine patrol observed an altercation in progress at Whiskey Jacks Saloon, 552 State St. Apparently, the suspect in this matter (21 year-old AAM) punched the victim (23 year-old AAM) in the head. Officers were eventually able to detain the suspect, who resisted their attempts to take him into custody. The suspect was subsequently arrested and conveyed to jail on charges of battery and resisting. Investigation continuing.

15) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 1:13 a.m.  Madison Police were dispatched to the sound of a disturbance in the area of W. Gorham St and N Broom St. where one caller reported that somebody shot at them.  Upon arrival, one adult female was found unconscious on the ground due to being battered.  She was conveyed and treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  Other people involved in this disturbance reported injuries, but all are non-life threatening.  There is no information at this time that anybody was shot in this incident, but a nearby building was likely struck by one round.  Investigation is on-going, but it appears this disturbance involved two groups of adults who know each other. Incident report completed.

16) WEST: Weapons Offense – 3:11 a.m.  Madison Police were dispatched to a disturbance involving many people in an apartment building on Wickham Ct.  While responding, reports came in that there were shots fired.  Upon arrival, many cars were leaving the area.  Nobody reported having been shot, but a short time later, an adult male showed up at a local hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound that occurred during this disturbance.  There is no suspect information at this time, and the investigation is continuing. There is no indication that there is an on-going threat to the general public. Incident report completed.

17) WEST: Check Property – 4:21 a.m.  After clearing from a previous shooting, officers heard shots being fired in the area of Raymond Rd. and Leland Dr. Officers checked the area for signs of this shooting, and there was no indication of property damage or injured persons at this time. Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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