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MPD Daily Significant Calls 07/26/2019 to 07/27/2019

July 27, 2019 10:53 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 07/26/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/27/2019, MPD received 533 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 533 calls for service for the past 24 hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (138), East (99), Midtown (77), North (79), South (36), West (70), and Other (34).  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 7:45am to 12:15pm, from 4:15pm to 6:05pm, and from 10:40pm to 11:20pm due to calls for service.

1) WEST: Stolen Auto – 3:27 a.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence for a report of a stolen vehicle.  The vehicle, which had the keys in it, was stolen from an open garage.  Attempt to locate aired. The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  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) WEST: Missing Adult – 6:56 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a missing adult (54-year-old AAM).  Attempt to locate aired.   The adult was listed as missing in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.   

3) MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense Person w/ Gun - 7:28 am.  Officers responded to the parking lot at the AmericInn on Grand Canyon Dr for a report of two people passed out in a vehicle which was later determined to be stolen.  Upon arrival of MFD and police to the parking lot, the suspect vehicle rammed the ambulance and other cars in the lot to escape and drove to the lot of a nearby apartment complex, where the suspects abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.  The suspects (18- and 17-year-old AAMs) were apprehended and taken into custody with the assistance of three witnesses who provided vital aid to officers.  The driver of the vehicle was charged with operating a motor vehicle without owner consent, recklessly endangering safety, hit and run, bail jumping, adjudicated delinquent in possession of a firearm, eluding, and possession of stolen property.  The passenger was charged with OMVWOC (passenger), bail jumping and possession of THC.  Incident report completed on MPD website.  Investigation continuing.

4) WEST: Information/Sexual Assault – 10:29 am.  A victim (27-year-old MEF) reported that a couple years ago, a superior at her workplace sexually assaulted her multiple times over the course of several months.  The suspect threatened to have the victim fired if she didn't comply.  Police have not made contact with the suspect at this time.  Investigation continuing.

5) SOUTH: Injured Person/Assist Fire – 11:19 am.  A caller to dispatch reported a victim (77-year-old WM) down who was not breathing and did not have a pulse, next to his bicycle in the driveway of La Hacienda restaurant on S Park St.  Video from La Hacienda showed the victim lost control after negotiating a right turn on his bike and fell to the ground.  The victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition.  Investigation continuing.

6) MIDTOWN: Check Person/Mental Health Conveyance – 11:28 am.  A subject (62-year-old WM) at a local hospital, who was a suspect in a previous incident, was refusing to take his medications.  Journey Mental Health recommended an emergency detention and the subject was conveyed to WMHI.

7) NORTH: Stolen Auto – 11:57 am.  A victim (30-year-old AAM) reported two suspects who he had recently met stole his cash and car from the parking lot of the hotel where he was staying.  The vehicle was listed as stolen.  Investigation continuing.

8) EAST: Weapons Offense – 1:28 pm.  Officers responded to East Towne Mall where a suspect (19-year-old HM) pulled a gun on a friend/victim (19-year-old UF) with whom he was upset.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for disorderly conduct while armed and carrying a concealed weapon.  The suspect remains at large.  Investigation continuing.

9) WEST: Hit and Run Crash/Stolen Auto – 3:00 pm.  Officers responded to the 2600 block of Ravenswood Rd for a report of a vehicle driving erratically, squealing the tires and having crashed into something.  The vehicle was determined to be stolen.  Officers observed a subject matching the description of one of the suspects running in the 6600 block of Tottenham Rd and a K9 track led to a residence on this block.  The three involved juveniles were located and detained, one of whom (12-year-old AAM) was released without charges.  The other two suspects (14- and 15-year-old AAMs) were conveyed to JRC.  Investigation continuing.

10) CENTRAL: Juvenile Arrest – 7:16 pm.  JRC staff called 911 for assistance with a suspect (15-year-old AAF) who was hitting, spitting on and trying to bite staff.  The suspect was charged with assault by prisoner and was transferred to the Dane County jail.  Investigation continuing.

11) CENTRAL: Drug Overdose – 7:30 pm.  Staff at Starbucks at 661 State St contacted dispatch for a suspect (42-year-old WM) who was down in the bathroom.  An MPD officer administered naloxone and revived the suspect who was transported to the hospital.  The suspect was charged with possession of heroin and bail jumping.  Investigation continuing.

12) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 8:51 pm.  Officers responded to the area of State St and Fairchild St for a report of a suspect (58-year-old WM) waving a knife and yelling at people.  The suspect boarded a Madison Metro bus headed towards the Capitol.  Officers detained the suspect on the bus and located a knife in a sheath on the suspect's belt.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct while armed and taken to jail.  Investigation continuing.

13) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:31 pm.  Officers responded to a residence in the 1600 block of N Thompson Dr where the suspect (38-year-old AAM) yelled at and pushed the victim (36-year-old AAF) and then took her phone when she tried to call 911.  The suspect was charged with intimidation of a victim and disorderly conduct and was taken to jail.  Investigation continuing.

14) MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 10:38 pm.  Officers responded to the 2900 block of Monroe St for a subject (41-year-old WM) who was down in a hallway.  The decedent had a history of drug and alcohol abuse as well as medical issues.  Medical examiner on scene.  Investigation continuing.

15) EAST: Alarm – 3:25 am.  Officers responded to Ryan Funeral Home on Lien Rd for an alarm.  Officers found a broken window but no sign of entry having been made to the business.  A key holder arrived and the building was cleared.  No further police action was deemed necessary at this time.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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