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MPD Daily Significant Calls 08/03/2019 to 08/04/2019

August 4, 2019 11:18 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 08/03/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/04/2019, MPD received 498 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 498 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (118), East (113), Midtown (56), North (72), South (36), West (56), and Other (47).  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) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 5:52 a.m.  Earlier in the night, a 60-year-old WM subject was taken to Detox but was refused service due to medical concerns.  MPD subsequently conveyed the subject to a local hospital for treatment.  At approximately 5:52 a.m., the hospital informed MPD that the subject had left against medical advice and was at great risk of a medical emergency.  Officers were able to locate the subject at his residence and return him to the hospital where he remained and was cooperative.  *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: OMVWI Arrest – 7:37 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to the 200 block of Junction Rd, reference a vehicle that had left the roadway and struck a street light, completely knocking it over.  The driver/suspect (30-year-old AAM) failed standardized field sobriety tests and was subsequently cited for OMVWI-2nd offense.  

3) EAST: Check Person – 8:23 a.m.  MPD and MFD/EMS were dispatched to the East Towne Mall parking lot reference a caller reporting possible drug activity occurring in a vehicle and that the driver appeared to be unresponsive.  Officers made contact with the 40-year-old WM driver and a 30-year-old WF passenger who reported that they were visiting from out of town.  The driver was conveyed to a local hospital for a medical evaluation.  Needles were located within the vehicle.  Investigation continuing.

4) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 4:40 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to Context Clothing (113 King St) for a report of a 51-year-old AAM suspect who had made threats to the business owner after the business owner confronted the suspect for breaking a business sign.  Officers arrived and placed the suspect under arrest without incident.  The suspect, who appeared to be intoxicated, was conveyed to jail for disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.  

5) WEST: Adult Arrested Persons – 5:13 p.m.  An MPD officer working a West Towne Mall assignment had contact with a 33-year-old WM and a 35-year-old WM who were observed loitering in front of the mall, being loud and belligerent.  The officer asked the individuals to leave, which they did, however, they returned a short time later.  Contact was made again, with a similar outcome.  Upon third contact with these individuals, they were placed under arrest.  The 33-year-old WM suspect was arrested for city ordinance trespass and the 35-year-old WM suspect was arrested for city ordinance trespass and felony bail jumping.  Both suspects were conveyed to jail.

6) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 5:59 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to the Farm and Fleet parking lot, located at 2202 S Stoughton Rd, reference a 30-year-old WM suspect who was attempting to enter vehicles.  The suspect reported that he was looking for his 32-year-old NAF girlfriend, who was waiting in a vehicle in the lot.  Officers ultimately made contact with both individuals who admitted to being on methadone.  Officers also observed possible drug paraphernalia within their vehicle and a K-9 was used to conduct a vehicle sniff, which yielded a positive hit.  A search of the vehicle produced further drug paraphernalia consistent with heroin use.  MFD/EMS cleared the female suspect before she was released from the scene with a MARI (Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative) referral.  The male suspect was conveyed to jail on a warrant and for criminal damage to property, committed during the attempts to enter vehicles. 

7) MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 6:20 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to Braxton Pl, reference an unwanted person/trespassing complaint against a 55-year-old AAM suspect.  The suspect initially left when he was asked to leave by officers, but returned a short time later, threatening physical harm towards the complainant.  He was arrested and conveyed to jail for trespassing. 

8) EAST: OMVWI Arrest – 6:24 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to TGI Fridays (2502 East Springs Dr) due to concerns that an intoxicated 52-year-old WF suspect had intentions to drive.  The suspect was contacted after walking away and witnesses confirmed that she had driven.  She was ultimately arrested for OMVWI-6th offense and conveyed to jail, following a blood draw. 

9) EAST: Drug Incident-Overdose – 9:21 p.m.  MPD and MFD/EMS were dispatched to Acewood Blvd for a report of a 27-year-old WM suspect who seemed out of it and then collapsed.  The suspect had gone out to his vehicle and when he returned to the residence, he went PNB (pulseless non-breathing).  MFD/EMS administered naloxone which was effective.  The suspect was transported to local hospital where he was cited for possession of heroin.  

10) SOUTH: Check Person – 9:59 p.m.  MPD was requested to check the welfare of a 22-year-old WF subject who posted a concerning message online that she wanted to harm herself and that she reportedly consumed a bottle of medicine.  Officers checked her last known address but could not locate her.  A phone ping was performed and showed a location on the North side of Madison.  Officers checked the plotting area without success.  ATL (attempt to locate) was aired.  Investigation continuing.

11) CENTRAL: Armed Robbery – 12:19 a.m.  Madison Police responded for a Domino's driver who reported he was robbed of cash while in the 300 block of N Broom St.  The suspect was with a group of five males and one female when he robbed the driver at gunpoint.  The suspect and others in the group then fled on foot toward Bassett St.  There was a short time delay in reporting this incident as the driver went back to the business before calling.  The driver was not injured in this robbery.  The suspect was described as a male, black or mixed race, early 20s, with unknown clothing description.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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