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MPD Daily Significant Calls 07/27/2019 to 07/28/2019

July 28, 2019 11:28 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 07/27/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/28/2019, MPD received 525 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 525 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (107), East (110), Midtown (77), North (74), South (44), West (68), 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". 

**Priority calls for North and East districts at 10:03 p.m.  Central on priorities at 10:18 p.m.  City-wide routine calls for service resumed at 11:26 p.m.  Priority calls for Central started at 2:14 a.m.  West, South, and Midtown were added at 2:45 a.m.  Priorities were lifted city-wide at 4:42 a.m.**

1) WEST: Stolen Auto – 9:13 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to Park Edge Dr reference the report of a stolen auto.  A 58-year-old AAM victim reported that his granddaughter (19-year-old AAF) helped him move to an apartment last Thursday and had likely taken his vehicle, without his consent.  Probable cause was initially developed, however, the vehicle was later returned and the victim no longer wanted to pursue a complaint.

2) WEST: Stolen Auto – 10:04 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to Gammon Ln reference the report of a stolen auto.  A 76-year-old WM victim reported that he parked his vehicle at around 8:30 a.m. and noticed his vehicle was missing at around 10 a.m.  The victim reported that the doors were locked and he was in possession of both sets of keys.  Victim also reportedly kept a handgun in the glove compartment of his vehicle.  At around 10:30 a.m., a caller reported seeing this vehicle speeding westbound on the Beltline near Whitney Way.  Investigation continuing.     

3) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:55 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to a far West side residential address, reference a domestic disturbance between the victim (69-year-old WM) and his son/suspect (28-year-old WM).  The victim reported that the suspect has significant mental health issues and has been off of his medication in recent weeks.  On this date, the suspect attacked the victim and knocked him to the ground.  Officers arrived on scene and took the suspect into custody.  Ultimately, the suspect was conveyed to Winnebago for an emergency detention.  Probable cause exists to arrest the suspect for domestic-related disorderly conduct.  Investigation continuing.

4) CENTRAL: Non-Residential Burglary – 1:06 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to a business in the 800 block of Williamson St, reference a burglary that occurred overnight.  The lock was damaged and perishable goods were taken, as well as an envelope containing tips.  Investigation continuing.  
 
5) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense-Person w/Gun – 2:17 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to the 200 block of W Lakelawn Pl, reference what was reported as an armed robbery.  The victim (20-year-old WM) and an unidentified AAF were approached by two suspects (both HM, in their 20s) who they had met the week prior.  All four entered the apartment complex to smoke weed when one of the suspects pulled out a gun and advised that this was a robbery.  Two unidentified victims in a nearby apartment closed and locked their door at which time the suspects attempted to make entry.  Suspects fled prior to police arrival.  All victims were uncooperative with the investigation.  Investigation continuing.  

6) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 4:01 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to State St, reference a 54-year-old AAM and a 27-year-old HM engaged in a fight that stemmed from an incident at a coffee shop.  Both parties refused to stop fighting, even after officer arrival.  An electronic control device was deployed and both suspects were arrested for disorderly conduct.  The 27-year-old HM suspect was also charged with bail jumping.  Both suspects were subsequently conveyed to jail.
 
7) SOUTH: Found Person – 5:00 p.m.  Chicago PD located a 28-year-old AAF subject in Chicago, who had been reported missing from Bram St on 7/17/2019.  Arrangements were made for her caretaker to respond and transport the subject back home to Madison. 

8) EAST: Check Person – 7:08 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to East Towne Mall to investigate concerning messages sent from a 17-year-old WF subject's Facebook account to the subject's boyfriend.  The messages reported that the 17-year-old was being kidnapped and there was a gun involved.  Officers contacted the 17-year-old WF and quickly determined she was fine.  It is unknown who may have sent the messages or how they were sent. 

9) CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 7:31 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to W Wilson St, reference the death investigation of a 35-year-old WM victim.  Medical Examiner was on-scene.  Evidence as well as drug history indicate that the victim died of a possible drug overdose.  Investigation continuing.  

10) SOUTH: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 7:40 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to a South side residential address for a report of a runaway 16-year-old HF.  Prior to leaving the residence overnight, the juvenile left a note indicating self-harm if she had to continue living with her mother.  Juvenile was entered as missing into NCIC and an ATL was aired.  Officers later were made aware that the juvenile was with her aunt in Sun Prairie, which Sun Prairie PD verified.  The aunt was also contacted by MPD and informed of the investigation.  The juvenile was removed as missing. 

11) NORTH: Check Person – 8:53 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to check the welfare of a 35-year-old WM who called Mendota Mental Health and had expressed homicidal desires.  Officers attempted to contact the subject at his North side residence but he was not located.  An officer was able to make brief phone contact and determined that the comments were made only so he could be committed to Mendota Mental Health, and that he denied having any weapons.  The subject's location is unknown at this time.  Investigation continuing.

12) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 9:30 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to N Thompson Dr, reference a domestic disturbance between the victim (20-year-old WF) and her ex-boyfriend/suspect (20-year-old WM).  Upon seeing the first officer arrive, the suspect charged at the officer.  Despite the deployment of an electronic control device, the suspect kept charging at the officer, at which point the officer tackled the suspect and was able to fight him off until other officers were able to assist in taking the suspect into custody.  The suspect was transported to a local hospital for a medical clearance prior to being transported to jail.  Ultimately, the suspect was charged with domestic-related charges of battery, intimidation of a victim, false imprisonment, and disorderly conduct.  The suspect was also charged with battery to a police officer, resisting, as well as discharging bodily fluids at public safety worker (due to spitting on an ER doctor while at the hospital).  

13) NORTH: Check Property – 10:30 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to the 3200 block of Sunbrook Rd reference possible gunshots in the area.  Officers checked the area, did not locate any evidence of a shooting or damage to any property, and no reported injuries at this time.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.

14) MIDTOWN: 911 Multiple/Nuisance Calls/Arrested Person – 12:44 a.m.  A 17-year-old AAM suspect repeatedly called the police from an address on S Segoe Rd, demanding to have a ride home.  Officers responded to see if there was a check welfare concern, and met with the suspect who was uncooperative, would not provide his full name, and demanded a ride home.  Given the suspect's unwillingness to share any other information about himself, it was explained that he would have to find an alternative means of securing transportation.  The suspect then repeatedly called the 911 Center, demanding rides.  Despite repeated warnings not to call 911 for such matters, the suspect continued to call and officers subsequently arrested and conveyed the suspect to jail for unlawful use of emergency telephone. 

15) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 2:01 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to the 500 block of State St, reference a large disturbance where pepper spray had to be deployed in order to disperse a large, fighting crowd.  One suspect (25-year-old AAF) was arrested for disorderly conduct and would not put her feet in the arrest van.  When the officer tried to get the suspect's feet into the vehicle, the suspect kicked the officer in the groin, thus adding the charge of battery to a police officer.  A 22-year-old AAF suspect was also arrested for disorderly conduct reference the fight on State St, as well as resisting arrest.  Both suspects were subsequently conveyed to jail.  

16) WEST: Residential Burglary – 2:37 a.m.  A resident/victim (49-year-old WF) in the 1700 block of Waterbend Dr called the police as she heard a loud noise in the garage.  As officers arrived to the area, they discovered a vehicle that appeared abandoned nearby.  The vehicle belonged to the resident who had called the police as the vehicle was stolen from the garage.  The vehicle appeared to have been damaged as it left the garage, as the garage also received some damage.  Several officers came to the area, but the suspects were not located.  It appeared the suspects may have gained entry to the garage by a garage window.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.

17) NORTH: Crash–Hit-and-Run – 3:41 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to the intersection of N Stoughton Rd and Rieder Rd, reference a truck that had rolled over.  The vehicle was unoccupied and both MPD and MFD looked for subjects but could not find any.  The truck belonged to a Waunakee business and was associated with a 21-year-old WM subject.  Investigation continuing.  

Posted by: Chief Koval

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