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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 05/26/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 05/27/2019, MPD received 417 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 417 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (59), East (86), Midtown (78), North (74), South (36), West (57), and Other (27). 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 city-wide began at 8:05 p.m. due to high call volume. West, Midtown, and South districts returned to routine calls for service at 9:16 p.m. West, Midtown, and South districts resumed priority calls at 10:10 p.m. Priorities city-wide were lifted at 11:15 p.m. Priority calls city-wide resumed from 4:05 a.m. to 4:44 a.m. due to a weapons offense call.**
1) MIDTOWN: Robbery-Strong Armed – 7:01 a.m. The victim (87-year-old WM) lives alone in a residence on S Park St. He woke up to use the restroom at around 3am and was confronted by two WM suspects (22 to 25 years old) who had entered the residence through a window. One of them put the victim in a bear hug while the other grabbed the victim's wallet from on top of a table, which had cash, credit cards, and the victim's ID. The suspects then left. The victim was shaken up but uninjured. Family members of his were contacted to make them aware of the incident. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.
2) NORTH: Death Investigation – 10:37 a.m. MPD was dispatched to a North side residential address reference a death investigation. Victim was a 78-year-old WM. No suspicious circumstances. Medical Examiner on scene.
3) SOUTH: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 12:00 p.m. MPD was dispatched to the report of a missing juvenile/runaway who resides on Moorland Rd. The 14-year-old AAM juvenile left home after getting upset with his mother. No medical or mental health needs. An ATL was aired and the juvenile was entered into NCIC.
4) WEST: Death Investigation – 12:31 p.m. MPD was dispatched to a West side residential address reference a death investigation. The victim was a 69-year-old WM who reportedly had not been feeling well recently and had an extensive medical history. No suspicious circumstances noted. Medical Examiner on scene.
5) WEST: Information/Robbery-Armed – 12:43 p.m. MPD was dispatched to a report of an armed robbery that was said to have occurred at a bus stop near Woodman's (701 S Gammon Rd). A 29-year-old AAF reported that two AAM suspects, approximately 17 to 20 years old, robbed her at gunpoint, taking jewelry and cash. Subsequent follow-up demonstrated inconsistencies with the victim's version of what occurred and uncorroborated facts that could not be substantiated using video. Investigation continuing.
6) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Persons – 3:25 p.m. MPD was dispatched to the area of N Carroll St at State St, reference a 50-year-old AAM suspect and a 53-year-old AAM suspect who were unconscious at the bus stop. MPD and MFD/EMS arrived at the same time and delivered naloxone to each individual. Both regained consciousness and were transported to a local hospital. Following a medical clearance, the 50-year-old AAM suspect was transported to jail on a warrant. The 53-year-old AAM suspect initially had no charges but later attempted to strike medical staff and was subsequently transported to jail for disorderly conduct. Both were reported to have very high BAC (blood alcohol concentration) results. Investigation continuing.
7) SOUTH: OMVWI Arrest – 7:16 p.m. A 48-year-old AAM suspect had almost rear-ended a police squad near the South Police District Station. The MPD officer pulled the suspect over and made contact, at which time the suspect admitted to consuming alcohol. At one point during standardized field sobriety tests, the suspect pulled down his pants and began relieving himself. Ultimately, the suspect was arrested for OMVWI-4th offense and he was subsequently transported to jail.
8) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 9:08 p.m. MPD responded to the 600 block of E Mifflin Street for a fight in which a baseball bat was wielded. When officers arrived on scene, they determined from the investigation that a 48-year-old WF victim and a 62-year-old AAM suspect that knew one another were arguing and that the male suspect had broken a window at the female's residence with a baseball bat. Once the male and female were outside, the male struck the female with the baseball bat in her ankle and wrist area. The female was taken to a local area hospital with no significant injuries and was released medically from the hospital. The suspect is still at large with potential charges of 2nd degree reckless endangering safety, disorderly conduct while armed, and criminal damage to property. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.
9) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:55 p.m. MPD was dispatched to an East side residential address, reference a caller hearing the sounds of a physical disturbance, as well as screaming and yelling coming from a neighboring backyard. The suspect (24-year-old HF) had been consuming alcohol with her mother/victim (44-year-old HF) and her mother's fiancé when an argument began. The argument turned physical when the suspect slapped her mother's fiancé. During the attempts to calm the suspect down, the victim/mother received scratches to her chest. Ultimately, the suspect was arrested for domestic-related disorderly conduct and subsequently conveyed to jail.
10) EAST: Check Property – 12:47 a.m. MPD was dispatched to the area of Kings Mill Way, reference alert tones that multiple callers were reporting "shots fired." Officers arrived on scene and discovered evidence of multiple fireworks in the area.
11) WEST: Weapons Offense-Person with a Gun – 3:50 a.m. MPD was dispatched to a residential address near Park Edge Dr, reference a caller reporting that she could hear several individuals yelling in her basement, including her son screaming about stolen money and that he had a gun. Officers arrived and detained all individuals without incident. Investigation revealed that the suspect (28-year-old WM) had been out drinking with close friends and upon all of them returning to the suspect's basement, a disturbance had evolved. Ultimately, the suspect was conveyed to jail on charges of false imprisonment, 2nd degree reckless endangering safety, possession of cocaine, as well as domestic-related disorderly conduct while armed. Investigation continuing.
12) WEST: Stolen Auto – 3:57 a.m. Madison Police were dispatched to the 1200 block of Dayflower Dr reference a stolen auto. The victim (31-year-old WM) woke up when he heard his dog barking. The victim realized that someone was in his garage attempting to steal his car. Due to the dog barking, that car was not stolen, but the homeowner realized that there was still an unsecured car left in his driveway. The suspects were able to enter the car that had been parked in the driveway, as the keys were left accidentally in that vehicle. The vehicle was entered as stolen and is still at large at this time. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.