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MPD Daily Significant Calls 07/14/2019 to 07/15/2019

July 15, 2019 10:28 AM


Some of you may or may not know that I have been in support of the work of United Madison since their launch in November of 2016.  United Madison's mission is to "unite and lift up our community and bring people together to better understand and learn from each other" (you can even see my part on their "What is United Madison" video).  United Madison attempts to achieve their objectives by working with local media and businesses to provide "Positive Service Announcements" (AKA "PSA's") on unity, life skills or to highlight a local non-profit or cause.  They also work to match needs in our communities with those who can fulfill those gaps.   

United Madison has a significant cause coming up that I would like to personally bring attention to.  Starting today, July 15, they will be launching a Mental Health Awareness campaign in our local Madison market on what to look for, what to do and where to turn in a mental health crisis or challenge.  While the Madison Police Department works with Journey Mental Health to help us provide the best possible resolutions (BPR) when dealing with people who may be in the midst of a crisis, we also acknowledge that members of the public are actually the "first responders;" as it is immediate friends, family members and constituents who first come into contact with those struggling with a mental health issue or episodic crisis.  For more information, please visit:       

We will be sharing additional PSA's from United Madison in the days and weeks to follow, so be on the lookout for them. 



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 07/14/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/15/2019, MPD received 430 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 430 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (100), East (71), Midtown (61), North (57), South (44), West (52), and Other (45).  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". 


1) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 8:18 a.m.  An officer observed two suspects (50-year-old UM and 61-year-old WF) on N. Hamilton Street stealing property from a front porch.  The suspects were contacted and probable cause was developed.  The male suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with receiving stolen property and felony bail jumping.  The female suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with theft and receiving stolen property.  Investigation continuing.   

2) EAST: Assist EMS/Fire – 10:28 a.m.  Officers, along with MFD, responded to reports of smoke in a residence on Galileo Drive.  A small fire was discovered in the basement.  No injuries reported.  The fire was extinguished.  MFD has the lead on this investigation.  Investigation continuing.   

3) NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 10:59 a.m.  Officers responded to E. Washington Ave/Mendota St for a report of a male subject beating a women with a stick at a bus stop.  Both subjects (60-year-old AAM suspect and 46-year-old AAF victim) were contacted by officers.  The stick was not located.  The victim had visible injuries.  Probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect.  The suspect was conveyed to jail and charged with domestic battery. 

4) SOUTH: Death Investigation/Drug Incident – 11:27 a.m.  Officers responded to a south side residence for a deceased subject (32-year-old WM).  The decedent had a history of drug use.  Drug evidence on scene.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing. 

5) EAST: Disturbance – 12:16 p.m.  Officers responded to Vernon Ave for a report of a large fight in the street.  Investigation revealed that four sisters/suspects (26-year-old AAF, 26-year-old AAF, 29-year-old AAF and 28-year-old AAF) were involved in an on-going feud that turned physical.  The suspects were all cited and released for disorderly conduct. 

6) WEST: Drug Incident/Overdose – 5:17 p.m.  Officers responded to Boca Grande Way for a report of a subject/suspect (25-year-old WF) experiencing an overdose.  MPD administered Naloxone to the suspect, which revived her.  Drug evidence on scene.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/treatment.  The suspect was cited for possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.  The suspect was also referred to the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI).  Investigation continuing. 

7) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 6:47 p.m.  Officers responded to the 2300 block of S. Park Street for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (27-year-old WF victim and 23-year-old WM suspect).  The suspect threw items at the victim, which struck her in the face and broke a television.  The suspect was arrested for battery and disorderly conduct (domestic-related charges). 

8) WEST: Disturbance/Intoxicated Driver/Adult Arrested Person – 9:31 p.m.  Officers responded to the 1200 block of McKenna Blvd for what was originally reported as a disturbance where the suspect (22-year-old WM) threatened to get a gun.  Officers arrived and observed the suspect driving in circles in the parking lot.  Contact was made with the suspect and field sobriety tests were administered.  The suspect was subsequently arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (2nd offense) and conveyed to jail.  No gun was recovered.  Investigation continuing. 

9) CENTRAL: Intoxicated Driver/Adult Arrested Person – 9:46 p.m.  Officers responded to the 600 block of E. Washington Ave for a report of a possible intoxicated driver.  Officers made contact with a subject/suspect (56-year-old WM) who exhibited slurred speech, had glazed/bloodshot eyes and a strong odor of intoxicants was present.  The suspect admitted to have been driving.  An open can of beer was observed in the vehicle.  The suspect refused field sobriety tests/blood draw.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (6th offense). 

10) EAST: Assist EMS/Fire – 2:11 a.m.  Officers responded to Thierer Rd for a pulseless non-breathing subject (68-year-old AAM).  MPD administered CCR/chest compressions until EMS/MFD arrived.  The subject was revived and transported to a local hospital.  Investigation continuing.    

Posted by: Chief Koval

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