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MPD Daily Significant Calls 06/15/2019 to 06/16/2019

June 16, 2019 7:59 AM


Happy Father's Day!  We remember all of our dads and our father figures, both present as well as deceased.  We also wish to remember deceased Firefighter Todd Mahoney who lost his life last week.  Firefighter Mahoney will be laid to rest today, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and of our brothers and sisters at the Madison Fire Department. 


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 06/15/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 06/16/2019, MPD received 498 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 498 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (101), East (93), Midtown (69), North (98), South (42), West (43), and Other (52).  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". 

**Priorities for West, South, and Midtown districts began at 11:25 a.m.  Priorities city-wide from 12:05 p.m. to 12:26 p.m. and 3:58 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Priorities for West, South, and Midtown districts from 5:00 p.m. to 7:12 p.m.**

1) NORTH: Residential Burglary/Stolen Auto – 6:30 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to the 700 block of Northport Dr reference a report of a stolen auto.  The victim (71-year-old WF) awoke to find their garage door partially open and vehicle missing.  The victim also noted that the residence had been entered and wallets were also taken.  During the call, vehicle information had been aired and an MPD officer was able to spot the vehicle on Northport Dr near Knutson Dr.  Upon seeing the officer, the vehicle fled and soon after lost control.  Four young AAM suspects were observed fleeing from the now disabled vehicle.  One of the victim wallets was recovered.  Suspects remain at large at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

2) SOUTH: Theft from Auto – 9:07 a.m.  Multiple thefts from autos were reported this morning from the 600 block of John Nolen Dr, with all vehicles having been left unlocked overnight.  Investigation continuing.

3) MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 10:20 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to Brittingham Park (401 West Shore Dr) for a fight in progress.  Officers arrived on scene and contacted the victim (69-year-old WM) who was holding down the suspect (58-year-old WM) with the help of a bystander.  Investigation revealed that as the victim was enjoying the park with his girlfriend, the intoxicated suspect approached and accused the victim of calling the police.  The suspect argued against the victim's objections and subsequently kicked the victim in the face.  The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail on charges of battery and disorderly conduct.  

4) MIDTOWN: Conveyance-Mental Health – 11:15 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to a Midtown residential address reference the caller needing help with her mother (73-year-old WF) who was having a mental health crisis.  Officers made contact with the mother and placed her into protective custody without incident.  The subject was subsequently conveyed to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation. 

5) EAST: OMVWI Arrest/Intoxicated Driver – 11:57 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to Anamark Dr reference an OMVWI investigation.  The suspect (55-year-old WF) was driving her mother to the Wisconsin Dells area from Illinois and had decided to stop for some food.  Upon exiting her car, the suspect fell to the ground, prompting a call to 911.  While MFD/EMS was checking out the suspect medically, they noted the odor of alcohol.  The suspect failed subsequent standardized field sobriety tests and was conveyed to jail for OMVWI-2nd offense. 

6) NORTH: Death Investigation – 12:01 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to a North side residential address, reference an 86-year-old WM who had lost consciousness upon entering a car.  MFD/EMS arrived on scene and determined the subject was wearing a DNR bracelet and was beyond the pale of life-saving measures.  Medical Examiner on scene said death appeared medically related. 

7) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 3:23 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to the 6400 block of Raymond Rd, reference a domestic disturbance involving 53-year-old WF victim and her boyfriend/suspect, a 41-year-old AAM.  The two were arguing over a cell phone when the suspect grabbed the victim and pushed her into a wall.  The suspect had fled the scene in a vehicle that was subsequently stopped by a neighborhood officer.  Upon making contact, the suspect intentionally swallowed the contents of a prescription pill bottle (approximately 20 pills).  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for a medical clearance prior to being transported to jail for domestic-related disorderly conduct and a parole violation.   

8) SOUTH: Check Property – 3:53 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to the 1100 block of Moorland Rd reference a report of shots being fired from a vehicle as it traveled westbound on Moorland Rd.  The area was checked and no evidence was located at this time that a shooting had occurred. 

9) CENTRAL: Crash-Property Damage – 4:09 p.m.  Two vehicles were observed chasing and side-swiping each other as they proceeded inbound on E Washington Ave.  As the vehicles headed into the downtown area, one of the suspect vehicles crashed into an uninvolved vehicle near Wisconsin Ave.  The driver of this suspect vehicle fled from the scene, along with the other suspect vehicle.  The registered owner of the crashed suspect vehicle (18-year-old HM) was detained as he was attempting to retrieve his cell phone from the vehicle.  He was subsequently cited for vehicle owner's liability for failure to stop at the scene of an accident-Hit & Run.  Open intoxicants and some marijuana were found in the vehicle.  Investigation continuing.    

10) NORTH: Information/Burglary-Residential – 5:50 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to Calypso Rd reference the victim (72-year-old AAM) reporting that an unknown AAM suspect forced open his apartment door, strangled him to unconsciousness, and then stole his TV.  The victim was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.  Officers detected the odor of alcohol coming from the victim and neighbors did not report hearing any sounds of a disturbance.  Investigation continuing. 

11) WEST: Missing Adult – 6:46 p.m.  Jeff Durkee (64-year-old WM) left his assisted living residence at 4:45 p.m. on foot, located at 510 N Gammon Rd.  Durkee suffers from dementia. He was last seen wearing a blue/green plaid shirt and blue jeans.  Durkee was listed as missing/endangered and an Incident Report was completed on MPD's website.  At approximately 12:34 a.m., Durkee was found safe and returned home.  

12) MIDTOWN: OMVWI Arrest – 7:12 p.m.  An MPD detective came across a single-car crash on the westbound Beltline near Verona Rd.  Witnesses reported that the suspect (60-year-old AAM) was traveling at a high rate of speed on the Beltline when he lost control of his vehicle, struck the median, and then drifted across, striking the right shoulder wall.  Vehicle was totaled and traffic grant officers assisted with traffic direction.  The suspect was transported to a local hospital and was ultimately given a citation for OMVWI-1st offense, prior to being released to a responsible party.   

13) NORTH: Assist EMS/Fire – 8:39 p.m.  MPD and MFD/EMS responded to Golf Glen for a report of a 60-year-old WF who had fallen into a pond.  The caller was the victim's boyfriend, who was unable to pull her out of the water.  MPD and MFD/EMS arrived seven minutes after the initial call and immediately began CCR on the patient.  The subject could not be revived.  Medical Examiner on scene.  Investigation continuing. 

14) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 8:55 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to E Mifflin St reference a domestic disturbance.  The victim (35-year-old AAF) was reporting an active fight between her ex-husband/suspect (30-year-old AAM) and her two sons.  The victim reported that the suspect arrived at her residence extremely intoxicated and was aggressively banging on the front door and window.  The victim's son (19-year-old AAM) went outside to tell the suspect to leave and pushed the suspect off of the property.  The suspect then punches the victim's son and a fight ensued.  When officers attempted to contact the suspect, he actively resisted officers by pulling away and refusing to enter the squad car.  The suspect was conveyed to jail on two counts of domestic-related disorderly conduct and one count of resisting.  

15) EAST: Traffic Stop – 9:05 p.m.  An officer conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Oak St and Hauk St, reference a suspect vehicle that was involved in a prior incident, as well as had plates that did not match DOT records.  The front passenger (19-year-old AAM) had a valid warrant through Dane County.  Upon being informed he was under arrest, the suspect pulled away and fled on foot from the scene.  Probable cause exists to arrest the suspect for resisting.  Investigation continuing.  

16) NORTH: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 12:48 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to a report of a 13-year-old WF who snuck out of a North side residence with a friend.  ATL (Attempt to Locate) was aired and the juvenile was entered into NCIC.  Investigation continuing.

17) NORTH: Crash with Injuries – 2:38 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to E Washington Ave at N Third St, reference a 39-year-old AAF victim who was hit by a car.  The victim and her boyfriend were crossing the street when she was struck by a speeding dark-colored sedan.  The victim hit the hood of the vehicle and then landed in the median, sustaining multiple bruises and broken bones in her ankle.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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