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MPD Daily Significant Calls 06/29/2019 to 06/30/2019

June 30, 2019 10:58 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 06/29/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 06/30/2019, MPD received 542 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 542 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (140), East (82), Midtown (74), North (88), South (45), West (76), and Other (37).  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 10:28 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. and 4:28 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. due to call volume, resource intensive calls, and Shake the Lake weapons offense.**


1) EAST: Information/Sexual Assault – 3:17 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to a far-east side hotel reference a report of a sexual assault.  The victim (19-year-old WF) and suspect (23-year-old AAM), who were matched on a dating site a few days prior, had been exchanging text messages and agreed to meet at the hotel. At some point during their meeting, the sex became non-consensual. The suspect and the victim had conflicting stories. Suspect and victim underwent Forensic Nurse Examination (FNE) exams.  Investigation continuing. *This was a late call that did not make the previous 24-hour cycle call notes due to officers being involved at the scene and reports from the field were not yet typed.  

2) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 9:32 a.m.  On 06/28, a suspect (28 year-old AAF) believed that an infant was locked in the trunk of her vehicle. When officers made entry into the trunk, no infant was found. After that, through subsequent discussions with Journey, on 06/29, it was determined that the suspect's mental health should be evaluated, and the suspect was conveyed to a local hospital.

3) EAST: Domestic Disturbance - 11:30 a.m.  After an argument between a suspect (34 year-old AAM) and his girlfriend/victim (36 year-old WF), the suspect threw the victim down on the bed and prevented her from calling 911. When the victim attempted to leave, the suspect stood in her way. The victim bit the suspect and was able to escape safely. Upon officers making contact, the suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail on domestic-related charges of disorderly conduct, intimidation of a victim, and false imprisonment.

4) SOUTH: Weapons Offense/Shots Fired – 12:09 p.m.   MPD was dispatched to Famous Dave's, 900 S. Park St., for reports of shots fired. After being involved in a fight in the area of Vilas Zoo, the victim (17 year-old AAM) traveled to the parking lot of Famous Dave's. Two suspects related to the earlier fight drove to the parking lot and shot at the victim before fleeing. There were no injuries or damage. Investigation continuing.

5) MIDTOWN: Robbery Strong Armed - 4:11 p.m.  The victim (75 year-old UF) was leaving the TJ Maxx store at Westgate Mall when the suspect snatched her purse from her arm.  The suspect and his female companion then fled the area in a black Kia Sportage SUV. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.

6) SOUTH: Foot Patrol - 7:41 p.m.  Officers were on routine patrol on the bike path near the intersection of Pike Dr. and Traceway Dr. A vehicle that was listed as stolen came speeding toward them down the bike path at around 60-70 mph. The officers dodged the vehicle and avoided being struck. Investigation continuing.

7) MIDTOWN: Information/Theft – 8:25 p.m.  Officers reported to Lumley Rd. for a victim (35 year-old AAF) reporting that her 13 year-old AAM son had taken a firearm from where she had stored it. The son alleged that the gun had subsequently been stolen from him by four unknown males. There are discrepancies in the son's narrative. Nevertheless, the gun has been listed as stolen. Investigation continuing.

8) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 10:27 p.m.  Following the conclusion of the Shake the Lake fireworks, there was a weapons offense that grew from a disturbance. One individual (20 year-old AAM) was shot and sustained a non-life threatening injury. It is believed the individuals involved were known to each other, and this was not a random act. The Madison Police Department does not believe there is a continuing risk to the public.

An officer sustained a leg injury following the initial incident. Any individuals that have additional information about this incident, including any video evidence, please contact Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.

9) CENTRAL: Substantial Battery – 11:08 p.m.  MPD responded to the intersection of S. First St. and Winnebago St. for a battery report. The victim (41 year-old WM) and his daughter were walking their bikes home. The victim verbally admonished his daughter for something. A passing motorist with two WM suspects took issue with the victim's parenting skills. The suspects got out of their vehicle and punched the victim. The victim lost consciousness and cut his head on the sidewalk. The victim received multiple staples and sutures to the back of his head. The victim was uncooperative with police in providing more details. Investigation continuing.

10) WEST: Weapons Offense – 11:57 p.m.  Madison Police Officers were dispatched to the 6200 block of Raymond Road regarding a weapons offense. The caller stated that two people had been fighting in the residence and that a knife was involved. Upon contact, none of the residents would cooperate with the investigation, and no probable cause was established at this time. Investigation continuing.

11) NORTH: Sexual Assault of a Child – 12:03 a.m. MPD responded to a Wright St. residence regarding a sexual assault of a child report. Upon arrival, the complainant/girlfriend/mother (38 year-old AAF) indicated that the suspect/boyfriend (28 year-old AAM) had inappropriately touched her daughter. After subsequent investigation, the suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail for a domestic-related charge of 1st degree sexual assault of a child and a probation hold, as well as criminal damage to property for breaking his girlfriend's phone.

12) WEST: Drug Incident Overdose – 12:13 a.m.  Madison Police were dispatched to the 5900 block of Schroeder Rd. for a pulseless non-breathing suspect (40 year-old WM) who was found by a friend outside of the residence. After observing signs of drug use, officers administered life-saving naloxone and revived the suspect. The suspect was transported to a local hospital and cited for possession of heroin. Investigation continuing.

13) EAST: Substantial Battery – 12:40 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 5300 block of Forge Dr. for reports of a fight. As the victim (19 year-old AAM) was exiting his vehicle, he was strangled and had his head slammed to the ground. Officers have strong suspect information and do not believe this was a random act of violence. Investigation continuing.

14) CENTRAL: Battery – 12:50 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to the 600 block of E. Washington Ave. to take a report of a battery. Apparently, the suspect (39 year-old WM) was heavily intoxicated when he approached the victim (28 year-old WM). The suspect demanded to use the victim's cellphone. When the victim refused, the suspect attacked the victim, striking him in the face. The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail for charges of disorderly conduct and battery. During conveyance, the suspect threatened an officer, and a charge of threats to law enforcement was added.

15) WEST: Check Person – 1:23 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to a west side residence for a subject (24 year-old WM) threatening suicide. Officers made contact and placed the subject under protective custody due to his heavy use of alcohol. The subject was subsequently conveyed to Detox. Investigation continuing.

16) EAST: Robbery Armed – 3:11 a.m.  On June 30, 2019 at approximately 3:11 am, Madison Police Officers were dispatched to the Mobile Gas Station, located at 3019 East Washington Avenue, for a report of an Armed Robbery involving two suspects and one victim (43 year-old AAM).

The victim was pumping gas when the suspect and an apparent accomplice approached him. The suspect asked the victim if he would make change for him and the victim agreed. After the victim took out his wallet, the victim realized the accomplice was flanking him. Now distracted by the accomplice, the suspect grabbed an undisclosed amount of money from the victim's hand and then sprayed him with what police believe to be Oleoresin Capsicum (commonly called pepper spray).

The suspects got into a 1992 Buick Century, green in color, and drove off before police arrived. The suspects have not been apprehended and the investigation is continuing at this time. If you have information about this Attempted Armed Robbery, Please Contact the Madison Police Department or Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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