One of the recommendations in the OIR Report was that MPD seek additional ways to get community input/feedback on changes to department policies and procedures. MPD's Code of Conduct and SOPs are viewable on the MPD website: https://www.cityofmadison.com/police/chief/standardoperatingprocedures.cfm, and we have added a link for members of the public to provide input/feedback on existing SOPs. We also will begin posting drafts of SOP changes to this page, with a similar mechanism to provide input/feedback. Draft SOPs will be posted for review for about 10 days, and we will consider other mechanisms for getting public input (like public meetings, etc.) on a case-by-case basis (depending on the SOP being changed, public interest in the subject, etc.).
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 08/28/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/29/2019, MPD received 502 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 502 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (118), East (82), Midtown (84), North (73), South (49), West (60), and Other (36). 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) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 12:00 p.m. Officers responded to Brandie Rd to attempt to locate a wanted suspect (57-year-old WM). The suspect was contacted and taken into custody without incident. The suspect was conveyed to jail. Investigation continuing.
2) WEST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 12:51 p.m. Officers responded to a west side residence for a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (10-year-old WM). Areas canvassed. The juvenile was located safe and returned home. No further action deemed necessary by officers.
3) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 1:52 p.m. Officers received a report that a subject/suspect (18-year-old WM) had made some concerning statements to two acquaintances (the callers). The suspect left on foot but was located by officers in the Prentice Park apartment complex. The suspect was arrested on a probation violation and conveyed to jail. Additional charges may be forthcoming. Investigation continuing.
4) NORTH: Strong Armed Robbery – 3:18 p.m. Officers responded to the US Bank on East Towne Blvd for a report of a robbery. The suspect (AAM) entered the bank and demanded money. The suspect fled on foot with cash. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.
5) WEST: Death Investigation – 5:16 p.m. Officers responded to a west side residence for a deceased subject (34-year-old WM). Medical Examiner's office responded. Death not deemed suspicious in nature at this time. Investigation continuing.
6) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 9:06 p.m. Officers responded to the 800 block of E. Washington Ave for a disturbance between two subjects (38-year-old WM victim and 61-year-old AAM suspect). The suspect exited a parking ramp in his vehicle at a high rate of speed which upset the victim who was walking with his children. The victim struck the suspect's window and told him to slow down. This action led to the suspect stopping his vehicle and threatening the victim. The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived. The suspect was contacted at his residence and was cited for disorderly conduct.
7) EAST: Disturbance/Adult Arrested Person – 9:15 p.m. Officers responded to an east side home for a disturbance involving a client/suspect (19-year-old AAM) who is court-ordered to reside there. The suspect broke a door and resisted officers when they contacted him. The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and threats towards law enforcement. An officer received a minor injury during the incident.
8) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 11:15 p.m. Officers responded to the 4700 block of Cottage Grove Rd two separate times on 8/28 & 8/29 for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (29-year-old AAF victim and 23-year-old HM suspect). The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived for both calls. Probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect, once he is located, for domestic disorderly conduct and intimidation of a victim. The suspect also has an outstanding warrant. K9 track completed. Suspect remains at-large. Investigation continuing.
9) NORTH: Check Property – 11:34 p.m. Officers responded to Moland St for a report of shots fired. Area canvassed and no evidence of shots fired located. The sounds were believed to be fireworks. No further action deemed necessary by officers.
10) EAST: Attempted Stolen Auto – 1:08 a.m. Officers responded to an east side residence for a report of an attempted stolen vehicle. The victim (62-year-old WF) observed her vehicle with the lights on in the middle of the road in front of her home. The victim's boyfriend (65-year-old WM) retrieved the vehicle and pulled it back into their driveway. The keys for the victim's vehicle and residence were stolen. The victim's boyfriend's vehicle was also found rummaged. Investigation continuing.
11) EAST: Assist MFD/EMS – 3:06 a.m. Officers responded to the 3800 block of E. Washington Ave for a report of a subject (32-year-old WM) down. The subject was administered Naloxone prior to the arrival of officers/EMS. MPD also administered Naloxone, which revived the subject. No evidence of drug use on scene. The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation. Once released, the subject will be conveyed to jail on an outstanding warrant. Investigation continuing.