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MPD Daily Significant Calls 06/27/2019 to 06/28/2019

June 28, 2019 10:30 AM


It looks like tomorrow night will be a beautiful night to enjoy Shake the Lake!  We hope that if you are planning to attend, here are some details about the event that may prove helpful to you. 

What is Shake the Lake: entertainment, food, drinks and fireworks event!
Where does Shake the Lake take place: the event takes place between Broom and Blair Street with live music stages located on the southwest side of the Monona Terrace tunnel
When does Shake the Lake start:  the event opens at 5pm
When are fireworks: 10pm
Where should I park: All downtown ramps are open to the public
Are streets closed for the event:  Yes.  John Nolen Drive between Broom Street and Blair Street closes at 6am on Saturday

For a full list of music, other entertainment, food/beverage vendors, and other details, please visit the Shake the Lake website:

Be safe and have fun!

See the map attached for the areas affected by the event. (Map


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 06/27/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 06/28/2019, MPD received 617 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 617 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (129), East (108), Midtown (112), North (101), South (50), West (73), and Other (44).  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 11:16am-12:29pm due to calls for service.

**Priority calls only from 3:55pm-4:58pm due to calls for service. 

1) SOUTH: Disturbance – 6:25 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance that took place under the EB lanes of the Beltline overpass adjacent to the bike path/railroad tracks.  The victim (33-year-old WM) reported that while he was sleeping under the overpass, a suspect (WM) punched him in the face/head.  The victim sustained lacerations which required medical attention (staples/sutures).  The victim was wanted for five outstanding warrants.  The victim was conveyed to jail for the warrants after he received the necessary medical care.  Investigation continuing.   

2) SOUTH: Death Investigation – 9:45 a.m.  Officers, along with Monona Fire, responded to a south side residence for a deceased subject (68-year-old WF).  The decedent had multiple health issues.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing.    

3) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 12:48 p.m.  Officers responded to the 1900 block of Northport Drive for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (23-year-old AAF victim and 20-year-old AAM suspect).  The suspect pushed the victim, kicked down her residence door, stole her cell phone and attempted to punch her.  The suspect fled on foot but was apprehended by officers.  The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property (domestic-related charges), resisting and a probation hold.   

4) CENTRAL: Armed Robbery – 4:46 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery that took place at a residence on W. Gorham St.  The victim (23-year-old WM) arranged to meet with two suspects (AAMs) to sell weed.  One of the suspect's brandished a handgun, escorted the victim inside his residence, stole the weed and a laptop before fleeing on foot.  Investigation continuing. 

5) MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 6:51 p.m.  Officers responded to a Midtown district residence for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (45-year-old WF victim and 35-year-old UF suspect).  The suspect armed herself with a box cutter and slashed the suspect's tires.  The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with disorderly conduct while armed and criminal damage to property (domestic-related charges).

6) EAST: Intoxicated Driver/Adult Arrested Person – 9:06 p.m.  Officers responded to a crash on E. Washington Ave/Zeier.  The driver/suspect (25-year-old WF) was driving northbound on E. Washington Ave in the middle lane when she switched to the left lane and struck two vehicles that were stopped at a red light.  All three vehicles sustained damage.  The suspect was found to be under the influence of alcohol/drugs.  The suspect failed field sobriety tests.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (1st offense) and released to a responsible party.  Additional charges may be forthcoming.  Investigation continuing.     

7) EAST: Weapons Offense – 12:26 a.m.  Officers responded to the 5100 block of Great Gray Drive for a report of shots fired.  Officers located evidence (casings) of shots fired (but no injuries or property damage).  Incident report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

8) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 2:48 a.m.  Officers responded to W. Main Street for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (29-year-old WM suspect and 28-year-old WM victim).  The subjects were engaged in a verbal argument which then turned physical.  The suspect pushed and punched the victim.  The suspect fled on foot.  Probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect.  Once located, the suspect will be arrested and charged with battery and disorderly conduct (domestic-related charges).    

Posted by: Chief Koval

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