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MPD Daily Significant Calls 07/17/2019 to 07/18/2019

July 18, 2019 10:45 AM


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 07/17/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/18/2019, MPD received 625 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 625 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (120), East (120), Midtown (108), North (97), South (61), West (83), and Other (36).  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 only calls from 7:08pm-8:19pm due to calls for service. 

1) NORTH: Disturbance – 7:48 a.m.  Officers responded to the 2800 block of N. Sherman Ave for an on-going disturbance between co-workers/two subjects (27-year-old AAM suspect and 45-year-old HM victim).  The suspect threw items at the victim.  When contacted by officers, the suspect resisted arrest (and attempted to spit at an officer).  The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with disorderly conduct.  Investigation continuing.    

2) EAST: Stolen Auto – 7:49 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a stolen auto from the 2000 block of S. Stoughton Road.  The victim (59-year-old WM) reported leaving the keys inside the vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

3) WEST: Child Abuse – 9:30 a.m.  Officers responded, along with CPS, to Frisch Rd to conduct follow-up on an open child abuse investigation.  Officers/CPS attempted to make contact with a subject (30-year-old AAM) to interview him about the care he recently provided to his girlfriend's 2-year-old child.  The subject was not forthcoming with officers and would not allow them into the home.  Investigation continuing.   

4) EAST: Assist EMS/Fire – 9:51 a.m.  Officers responded, along with EMS/Fire, to an east side residence to check the welfare of a subject (53-year-old WF) who had not been seen or heard from since Sunday.  The home was entered and the subject was located down in her bedroom but alive.  The subject had been recently diagnosed with medical issues.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  No further action deemed necessary by officers.

5) EAST: Death Investigation – 12:07 p.m.  Officers responded to an east side residence for an odor complaint/subject face down in an enclosed back porch.  The subject (63-year-old WF) was deceased.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing.   

6) EAST: Check Person – 12:18 p.m.  Officers responded to the 3000 block of E. Washington Ave to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject (17-year-old HF).  The subject had climbed to the outside of the pedestrian overpass and mentioned jumping.  The subject was talked down by her boyfriend and a community member, before officers arrived.  The subject was taken into protective custody by officers and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  An emergency detention is being sought.  Investigation continuing.

7) WEST: Adult Arrested Subject – 3:09 p.m.  A wanted suspect (29-year-old AAM) turned himself into the Central Police District for charges of physical abuse to a child (the victim is the suspect's 15-year-old brother).  The suspect was taken into custody and conveyed to jail.     

8) CENTRAL: Check Person – 3:25 p.m.  An officer observed a subject/suspect (31-year-old AAF) on State St with her boyfriend (who she is not supposed to be with) and drinking (against her bail conditions).  The suspect was contacted.  Due to the suspect's intoxication level, she was conveyed to a local hospital where she was ultimately left in their care.   Probable cause was written up for bail violations for the suspect.  Investigation continuing. 

9) NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 3:26 p.m.  Officers responded to Calypso Rd to conduct a sweep of a building for an unwanted subject/suspect (34-year-old AAM).  The caller (48-year-old WF) advised that she was a victim of a domestic violence incident a week ago and that she believed the suspect was in her building (for no reason).  Officers located the suspect hiding in the basement.  The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail for a probation violation.  Investigation continuing.      

10) WEST: Information/Check Person – 6:32 p.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence for a report of a suicidal subject armed with a gun.  The caller indicated that the subject was her daughter.  The caller advised that she was at the residence, but there was no answer at the door when officers arrived.  Attempts were made to contact the caller via phone and someone answered but would not respond/communicate with the officers.  While on scene, the homeowners arrived at the residence wondering what was going on.  They gave consent for officers to conduct a protective sweep of the residence where no one was located.  A phone ping of the original caller was conducted and the location came up as Dallas, Texas.  No further action deemed necessary by the police at this time.        

11) CENTRAL: PNB/AED Response – 6:38 p.m.  Officers responded to Shopko Drive for a subject/suspect (31-year-old WM) experiencing an overdose.  MFD administered Naloxone which revived the suspect.  The suspect was charged/cited with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.  The suspect was referred to the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI).  The suspect was subsequently cited and released.  Investigation continuing. 

12) CENTRAL: Aggravated/Substantial Battery – 6:41 p.m.  Officers responded to Williamson St/Brearly for a report of a battery that involved two subjects (48-year-old WM victim and 31-year-old WM suspect).  The victim and suspect were involved in a verbal argument.  The suspect hit the victim in the head with a large rock.  The suspect fled.  The victim was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/treatment.  The victim was found to have an outstanding warrant, for which he will be conveyed to jail once released from the hospital.  Probable cause was developed for the suspect.  Once located, the suspect will be arrested and charged with substantial battery.  Investigation continuing.   

13) NORTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 7:14 p.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (14-year-old AAM).  No safety concerns identified.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.     

14) EAST: Disturbance – 8:39 p.m.  Officers responded to Cumberland Lane for sounds of an argument/physical disturbance between two subjects (AAM and AAF).  Attempts were made to make contact at the residence.  Officers observed multiple individuals in the home but no one would answer the door.  Phone contact was made with a subject (46-year-old AAF) in the home who would not cooperate with officers but stated nothing had happened and everything was fine.  Officers had no legal grounds to do anything further at this time.  Investigation continuing.   

15) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 9:49 p.m.  Officers responded to E. Mifflin St for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (49-year-old WF victim and 60-year-old AAM suspect).  The suspect was intoxicated and punched the victim multiple times.  The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with domestic battery, domestic disorderly conduct and bail jumping. 

16) EAST: PNB/AED Response – 10:05 p.m.  Officers responded to the Dutch Mill Park-and-Ride for an abandoned 911 call.  A subject (39-year-old UF) was located unconscious in a vehicle.  MPD administered Naloxone which revived the subject.  No evidence of drug use observed.  Investigation continuing. 

17) SOUTH: Missing Adult – 11:45 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a missing adult (62-year-old AAF) from Coho St.  The subject has dementia and medical concerns.  Attempt to locate aired.  The subject was listed as missing in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

18) WEST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile & Stolen Auto – 5:51 a.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence of a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (16-year-old NAF).  The juvenile's grandmother, which whom she resides with, discovered the juvenile gone and that her vehicle had been stolen.  No safety concerns identified.  Areas checked.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.                  

Posted by: Chief Koval

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