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MPD Daily Significant Calls 08/01/2019 to 08/02/2019

August 2, 2019 10:00 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 08/01/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/02/2019, MPD received 523 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 523 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (91), East (106), Midtown (83), North (73), South (62), West (62), and Other (46).  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 4:36 a.m. to 6:22 a.m. due to calls for service. 

1) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 8:59 a.m.  Officers responded to Atticus Way for a report of two young children unattended wandering in a parking lot.  Officers canvassed the area and made contact with the children and their uncle.  It was discovered that an older child was supposed to be watching the children until the uncle got home from work.  The older child fell asleep and the two younger children got out of the residence.  The children were not harmed.  Child Protective Services notified.  No other concerns identified.  No further action deemed necessary by police at this time.   

2) CENTRAL: Traffic Arrest – 12:48 p.m.  An officer conducted a traffic stop on North Shore/John Nolen Drive.  During the stop the officer discovered drugs and a large amount of cash in the vehicle.  The driver/suspect (25-year-old AAM) was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with possession of marijuana and a probation violation.  While in the jail booking area the suspect pulled a baggie of white powder from his pants and started to eat it.  Officers attempted to prevent this from occurring and the suspect resisted.  An officer was punched in the face.  Additional charges forthcoming.  Investigation continuing.   

3) EAST: 911 Nuisance Calls/Adult Arrested Person – 1:31 p.m.  Officers responded to Littlemore Drive and arrested a suspect (64-year-old WF) for calling 911 multiple times for no reason.  The suspect had been issued a citation for the same offense on Wednesday.  When the behavior continued into Thursday, the suspect was contacted, arrested on a state charge and conveyed to jail. 

4) SOUTH: Check Person – 5:35 p.m.  Officers responded to the Beltline at Fish Hatchery Rd for a report of a subject (39-year-old WM) walking on the Beltline.  As officers were en route, dispatch provided an update that the subject was reportedly rolling around on the ground and was bleeding.  The subject was contacted and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/treatment.  It was discovered that the subject had been drinking and had attempted to negotiate a Beltline fence to get to another bar when he fell.  The subject was admitted to a local hospital.  The subject has an outstanding warrant from a previous incident.  Investigation continuing. 

5) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 5:38 p.m.  Officers responded to Willie/Ingersoll for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (51-year-old AAF victim and 41-year-old AAM suspect).  The subjects were engaged in a verbal argument when the suspect pepper sprayed the victim in the face.  The suspect fled in a vehicle.  Both subjects were contacted.  The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with domestic battery and disorderly conduct while armed. 

6) EAST: Drug Incident Overdose – 7:41 p.m.  Officers responded to Rethke Ave for a subject/suspect (49-year-old WF) experiencing an overdose.  MFD administered Naloxone which revived the suspect.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital where she was cited for possession of heroin and referred to the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI).  Investigation continuing. 

7) SOUTH: Battery – 12:01 a.m.  Officers responded to Applegate Court for a report of a battery between two subjects (28-year-old WM victim and 36-year-old WM suspect).  The victim and suspect were at a nightclub together when the victim decided he wanted to leave.  The suspect followed the victim and physically assaulted him.  The victim sustained visible injuries.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived and would only communicate with officers over the phone.  Probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect, once he is located.  Investigation continuing. 

8) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 12:13 a.m. Officers received a report to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject (15-year-old AAM).  The subject was located at the top of a hospital parking ramp.  The subject was taken into protective custody.  The subject was taken into the hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject was voluntarily admitted.  Family with the subject at the hospital.  No further action deemed necessary by officers at this time.   

9) CENTRAL: Information/Sexual Assault – 1:42 a.m.  Officers responded to an incident that involved two subjects (26-year-old WF and and 24-year-old WM).  The female subject had been out drinking when she indicated that she was forced to perform oral sex on the male subject.  The male subject/suspect was contacted and subsequently arrested and conveyed to jail on charges of sexual assault (2nd degree).  Investigation continuing. 

10) SOUTH: Assist Police – 2:03 a.m.  Officers responded to a crash at Stewart St/Syene Rd.  The vehicle involved was being pursued by Fitchburg PD in their jurisdiction when the vehicle came to the intersection listed above and crashed.  The vehicle rolled over and caught on fire.  MPD assisted at the crash scene.  Fitchburg PD has the lead on this investigation. 

11) EAST: Death Investigation – 3:59 a.m.  Officers responded to an east side address for a report of a deceased subject (42-year-old WF).  Indication of drug use on scene.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing.    

12) EAST: Weapons Offense/Shots Fired – 4:26 a.m.  Officers responded to Hwy 30/N. Thompson Drive for a report of shots fired.  The caller/victim (31-year-old WM) reported that he was driving home when a suspect drove past him and fired one shot.  Indication of drug history between the victim and suspect identified.  Areas checked and no shell casings were recovered.  No injuries or property damage reported/located.  Investigation continuing.   

Posted by: Chief Koval

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