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MPD Daily Significant Calls 07/20/2019 to 07/21/2019

July 21, 2019 9:41 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 07/20/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/21/2019, MPD received 475 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 475 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (103), East (70), Midtown (78), North (81), South (37), West (65), and Other (41).  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 only 12:50 p.m. to 3:14 p.m. for the south and west districts and from 1:10 p.m. to 3:14 p.m. City-wide due to resource-intensive calls.


1) CENTRAL: Robbery Strong Armed – 7:37 a.m.  Officers responded to the Dane County Jail for an inmate/victim (63 year-old WM) wanting to report a robbery that had happened a couple weeks prior. The victim reported having been at a nearby park with two acquaintances/suspects (25-30 year-old WM's) who forcibly stole his cellphone and cash from his wallet. The victim also reported a separate incident of theft and fraudulent use of his debit card that occurred within the following days. Investigation continuing. 

2) NORTH: Recovered/Stolen Outside Agency – 10:53 a.m. While on routine patrol in the 2300 block of Columbus Ln., officers located three stolen vehicles. One vehicle had been stolen out of Sun Prairie, so SPPD took custody of that vehicle. The other two vehicles were towed away as the owners were unable to be contacted. Investigation continuing.

3) MIDTOWN: Crash w/Injuries – 12:02 p.m.  Officers responded to the intersection of Midvale Blvd. and the Beltline for a head on crash of two vehicles. The suspect vehicle had run a red light and struck the victim's vehicle head on. Three individuals incurred non-life-threatening injuries. Investigation continuing.

4) WEST: Weapons Offense – 12:45 p.m.  Shortly before 12:45 pm, City of Madison Police Officers responded to the 6900 Block of Park Ridge Drive for a reported shots fired incident. No individuals or property were damaged, but a casing was recovered on scene and evidence was discovered by Officers linking the shooting to a stolen White Audi that had left the area. Shortly after 1:30 pm, the stolen Audi was traveling on East Washington Ave. When a vehicle stop was attempted, the stolen vehicle fled. A vehicle pursuit was initiated which traveled outbound on East Washington Ave and into the City of Madison's North and East Police Districts. The two female occupants (17 year-old AAF and 16 year-old AAF) of the stolen vehicle fled after a crash with an MPD squad.  The two were arrested after a foot pursuit. Both suspects were transported to a local hospital for treatment related to minor injuries.  Two MPD officers received treatment for minor injuries related to the crash and foot chase.  The juvenile suspect was taken to the Juvenile Reception Center while the adult suspect was taken to the Dane County Jail on tentative charges of Eluding a Police Officer and Operating a Motor Vehicle without the Owners Consent. Investigation continuing.

5) MIDTOWN: Assist EMS/Fire – 1:01 p.m.  Officers responded with MFD to the 4600 block of Verona Rd. for a suspect (51 year-old WM) who had passed out in the bathroom. MFD revived the suspect with a dose of naloxone. The suspect was arrested and conveyed to a local hospital for a medical clearance. The suspect was subsequently conveyed to jail on a charge of possession of heroin. 

6) WEST: Stolen Auto – 1:20 p.m.  Officers responded to the 9500 block of Hill Creek Dr. for a victim (64 year-old WM) reporting his vehicle stolen. The garage the vehicle had been in was open and the keys were in the vehicle prior to the theft. The vehicle was located later by State Patrol. Pursuit of this vehicle was attempted, but was subsequently terminated. The suspects who stole this vehicle may also have been involved in the weapons offense which occurred at 12:44 p.m. Investigation continuing.

7) SOUTH: Death Investigation – 2:38 p.m.  MPD and MFD responded to the 2600 block of Badger Ln. for a pulseless non-breathing (PNB) subject (63 year-old WM). Upon arrival, lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful. The scene was deemed not suspicious due to the deceased subject's past health history. Medical examiner contacted. Investigation continuing.

8) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 6:43 p.m.  A suspect (21 year-old AAM) got into an argument with the victim/mother of his child (24 year-old WF). As the victim drove away, the suspect threw a rock at the victim's car, breaking the rear window. Their child was in the backseat of the car at the time, but was not hurt. The suspect later showed up at the victim's apartment in the 500 block of Northport Dr. The victim's father (53 year-old WM) confronted the suspect, and a physical altercation resulted. The victim's father was tackled by the suspect down a flight of stairs. The suspect fled prior to police arrival. The victim's father was conveyed to a local hospital for a likely broken arm. Probable cause exists for the suspect on domestic-related charges of disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property, and substantial battery. Investigation continuing.

9) CITY-WIDE: Weapons Offense – 8:47 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital for a victim (17 year-old AAM) who had been shot in the leg. Officers searched the reported area of the shooting, but found no witnesses or evidence. The victim's statement is inconsistent with officers' findings at this time. Investigation continuing.

10) CENTRAL: Robbery Armed – 1:06 a.m.   The victim (27 year-old WM) was walking home from the bars on Williamson St. when he was approached by two AAM suspects from behind. One suspect pointed a gun at the victim's head and demanded his phone, wallet, and keys. The other suspect pointed a gun at the victim's back. The suspects fled, and a K9 track was established. Upon locating a suspect (18 year-old AAM) matching one of the suspects' description, that suspect fled, but was found a short time later by officers. The victim was unable to provide a positive ID on this suspect. This suspect was cited for resisting officers. A track on the victim's phone was inconclusive. Investigation continuing.

11) NORTH: Disturbance – 2:07 a.m.  Officers on routine patrol in the area of State St. and Gilman St. witnessed a suspect (22 year-old AAF) who was about to fight with another female. Officers intervened, and the female suspect began to resist arrest. Once arrested, the female suspect was searched, and THC was found on her person. The female suspect was cited and released based on the fact that there were numerous calls waiting and large hostilities occurring within the crowd. While still at the scene, officers encountered another fight involving four persons. After initial efforts to diffuse the fight, individuals continued to get physical with one another, resulting in officers having to deploy oleocapsicum resin (OC spray). One of the sprayed suspects fled, but two sprayed suspects (23 year-old HM and 20 year-old HM) were detained. The 20 year-old suspect was cited for resisting and was seen by MFD for a medical clearance. The 23 year-old suspect continued to be uncooperative and aggressive. After being medically cleared, the 23 year-old suspect was arrested and transported to jail to post on citations for disorderly conduct and resisting.

It should be noted that this was one of several fights occurring in and around the State and Gilman area after bar time.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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