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MPD Daily Significant Calls 07/28/2019 to 07/29/2019

July 29, 2019 9:21 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 07/28/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/29/2019, MPD received 378 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 378 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (70), East (80), Midtown (56), North (57), South (32), West (49), 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". 

1) CENTRAL: Disturbance/Adult Arrested Person - 5:07 a.m.          MPD was sent to take a report from a victim (40-year-old WF) who had been walking to work and was apparently clipped but not injured by a car driven by a suspect (25-year-old AAM). The incident took place in the 200 block of W Lakelawn Place.  The victim yelled at the vehicle as the suspect drove away, but he subsequently turned around and followed the victim to her place of work. Ultimately, the suspect continued to engage in stalking and disruptive behavior, which resulted in his arrest. Once arrested, the suspect resisted officers.  A full search of the suspect and his vehicle yielded drugs and a knife. Additionally, the suspect appeared to be under the influence and was also charged with OMVWI.  The suspect was booked into the Dane County Jail on charges of 2nd offense OMVWI, possession with intent to deliver (cocaine), possession of THC, carrying a concealed weapon, resisting an officer, and disorderly conduct. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

2) EAST: Residential Burglary – 9:15 a.m.               Officers were dispatched to Powers Ave to take a report of a residential burglary. The victim (71-year-old WF) and her husband were both in the residence at the time. Sometime between 11:00 pm on 7/27 and 7:30am on 7/28, an unknown suspect entered the home through the front door and took several electronics items as well as the victim's purse, which contained keys to two vehicles and house keys. Investigation continuing.

3) WEST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 12:00 p.m.              Officers were dispatched to Stonebridge Dr to take a report of a missing/runaway juvenile. The missing juvenile (17-year-old WM) was reported by his parents after they had not seen him in nearly a week. Some mental health concerns were noted for the juvenile as he has been off his prescribed medication. Notifications were made and the juvenile was listed as missing in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.

4) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 2:03 p.m.       Officers were dispatched to Reynolds Park after a witness called MPD to report a suspect (31-year-old WM) was beating a victim (57-year-old WM.) Officers arrived on scene and separated the parties and placed the suspect under arrest. While en route to jail, the suspect intentionally struck his head on the squad cage and officers subsequently took him to a local hospital for stitches. The suspect was subsequently taken to jail for battery, disorderly conduct, threats to law enforcement, and felon carrying a concealed knife. Investigation continuing.

5) WEST: Check Person – 5:59 p.m.         Officers responded to a residence on the west side after a woman called to report her brother (42-year-old WM) was threatening to kill himself. Officers arrived on scene and talked him out of the house.  The male was placed into protective custody and transported to detox. Investigation continuing.

6) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 6:29 p.m.       Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Williamson St at Ingersoll St after a witness observed a suspect (50-year-old AAM) battering a victim (72-year-old WM). A witness/victim (34-year-old WM) attempted to intervene and the suspect also punched him in the nose. The suspect boarded a Madison Metro bus before police arrival, but he was located and subsequently arrested for battery to an elderly person and disorderly conduct in addition to numerous outstanding charges. Investigation continuing. (It should be noted that officers contacted/arrested a second individual (48-year-old AAM) on the bus who had outstanding warrants.)

7) SOUTH: Information/Drug Incident/Investigation – 7:18 p.m.                Officers were called to a local hospital regarding a victim (22-year-old UM) who believed he was drugged the night before (7/27). The victim and his cousin (18-year-old AAF) were both at the same bar and believed they were drugged as they could not remember what occurred other than an individual/possible suspect (38-year-old AAM) drove them to a location on the far east side. The victim believed he was may have been sexually assaulted. Investigation continuing.

8) MIDTOWN: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 9:47 p.m.                 Officers were dispatched to a residence to take a report from a 14-year-old female/victim that a family member sexually assaulted her earlier this year. A statement was also taken from the victim's parents. CPS was contacted and the child will not have contact with suspect (46-year-old UM). Investigation continuing. 

9) SOUTH: Drug Incident – Overdose – 12:33 a.m.              Officers responded to Turbot Dr with MFD for a reported heroin overdose. A friend of the suspect (28-year-old AAF) called and reported she had given the suspect Narcan as well as administered CPR before calling emergency services.  The suspect was conscious when police/EMS arrived. The suspect was transported to hospital and then later taken to DCJ on drug possession charges. Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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