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MPD Daily Significant Calls 07/24/2019 to 07/25/2019

July 25, 2019 8:28 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 07/24/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/25/2019, MPD received 537 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 537 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (114), East (103), Midtown (79), North (78), South (53), West (77), and Other (33).  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 11:40am to 12:50pm due to calls for service.

**Priority calls only from 2:27pm-4:00pm due to calls for service. 


1) WEST: Stolen Vehicles – 4:39 a.m.  Officers responded to Maple Grove Rd for a report of two stolen vehicles.  The residential garage was left open and the registered owner(s) discovered both vehicles gone.  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.  ~~~~~ Around 2:27 a.m. on 7/25, one of the stolen vehicles was spotted by Monona PD driving around 100 MPH on the Beltline.  A successful spike deployment disabled the vehicle on the Interstate near Edgerton but the driver/suspect fled and was not apprehended.  MPD was not involved in this incident. 

2) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 11:14 a.m.  Officers responded to the 600 block of State St for a disturbance involving a 25-year-old WM subject/suspect.  The suspect had caused a disturbance at the 7-11 on State St and was observed swinging a stick around on State St.  Officers contacted the suspect who was not cooperative and resisted arrest.  The suspect was arrested without incident, conveyed to jail and charged with resisting, disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing.    

3) WEST: Weapons Offense/Person with a Gun – 11:38 a.m.  Officers observed two subjects (AAMs) on bicycles near Elver Park and one of the subject's was in possession of a gun.  The gun was observed being pointing at a female subject.  The two AAMs and female subjects were contacted.  The female was not cooperative.  The gun was determined to be a BB gun.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

4) MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 11:55 a.m.  Officers responded to N. High Point Rd to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject (23-year-old AAF).  The subject was contacted and taken into protective custody.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The subject was subsequently voluntarily admitted.  An emergency detention may be sought if this changes.  No further action deemed necessary by officers at this time.          

5) SOUTH: Drug Incident/Overdose – 12:38 p.m.  Officers responded to the McDonald's on S. Park St for a subject/suspect (26-year-old WM) experiencing an overdose.  MFD administered Naloxone which revived the suspect.  The suspect admitted to using heroin.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The suspect was cited for possession of heroin and referred to the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI).  Investigation continuing. 

6) NORTH: Check Person – 3:20 p.m.  Officers, along with MFD/EMS, responded to the Kwik Trip in the 3500 block of E. Washington for a report of a "man down."  The caller, who left the scene and would not answer the phone, reported that the subject/suspect (31-year-old WM) was dropped off in the parking lot and was overdosing on heroin.  MFD administered several doses of Naloxone which ultimately revived the suspect.  The suspect denied drug use.  There was no evidence of drug use on scene.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The suspect has a pending probation/parole hold.  No new charges were substantiated from this incident.  Investigation continuing.

7) NORTH: Fight Call – 5:06 p.m.  Officers responded to several fights on the north side, including one at the Mallards Park on N. Sherman Ave.  The caller reported observing two AAMs physically fighting.  Officers arrived and the two AAMs started to walk away.  One of the suspects (34-year-old AAM) was contacted and he was uncooperative with officers.  The suspect was arrested on a probation/parole hold and conveyed to jail.  He was also charged with resisting.  Investigation continuing. 

8) WEST: Disturbance – 7:10 p.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence for a report of a subject (62-year-old WM) causing a disturbance.  The subject, who resides in a group home, has been physically assaultive to staff over the past few days and is not taking his medication.  The subject was placed into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  An emergency detention may be sought.  The subject was medically admitted to the hospital.  Charges may be forthcoming for the subject's actions at the group home.  Investigation continuing. 

9) NORTH: Fight Call – 7:30 p.m.  Officers responded to the McDonald's on Dryden Drive seven (7) times throughout the day for incidents ranging from unwanted persons to fight calls.  The involved subjects were typically middle school/high school aged juveniles.  No charges/arrests at this time.  Investigations continuing.       

10) SOUTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 7:40 p.m.  Officers responded to a south side residence for a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (16-year-old HF).  The juvenile left home after getting into a verbal argument with her mother.  Areas checked.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was entered as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

11) WEST: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 10:51 p.m.  Officers received a report of sexual assault of a child.  The victim (8-year-old UF) disclosed to her parents that she was touched inappropriately by a suspect (54-year-old WM) who stays with them at their home occasionally.  Safety plan put into place.  Child Protective Services notified.  Investigation continuing.   

12) CENTRAL: Drug Incident/Investigation – 12:01 a.m.  Officers observed three suspects (23-year-old AAM, 32-year-old WM and 22-year-old WF) smoking marijuana in a vehicle on W. Gilman St.  Officers contacted the suspects and arrested them for possession of marijuana.  Officers also located during their search numerous other drugs/drug paraphernalia indicating telltale signs of packaging and distribution.  The female suspect was cited and released.  The two male suspects were arrested and charged with possession with intent to deliver.  The male suspects were conveyed to jail.  Investigation continuing. 

13) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:28 a.m.  Officers responded to an east side residence for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (49-year-old AAF victim and 44-year-old AAM suspect).  The victim reported that her husband/suspect refused to let her leave after they were involved in a verbal argument.  The victim also reported that the suspect grabbed her by the neck, slapped her and knocked her down.  The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with domestic battery.

14) SOUTH: Non-Residential Burglary – 2:35 a.m.  Officers responded to the Kwik Trip on W. Broadway for a burglary in progress.  The suspects were not on scene when officers arrived.  Video surveillance showed two suspects (UM and AAM) making entry to the store and filling a garbage bag with cigarettes (valued in thousands of dollars) before fleeing.  Investigation continuing. 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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