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 09/03/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/04/2019, MPD received 472 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 472 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (97), East (99), Midtown (70), North (77), South (43), West (47), and Other (39). 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: Trespassing – 8:03 a.m. Officers responded to Rethke Ave for an unwanted subject/suspect (56-year-old AAM). The caller/victim (56-year-old WF) reported that her ex-boyfriend/suspect was at her residence (where he is banned). The suspect was contacted, issued a citation for trespassing and released.
2) EAST: Retail Theft/Adult Arrested Person – 8:55 a.m. Officers responded to HyVee on E. Washington Ave for an unwanted subject/suspect (56-year-old AAM). The suspect was contacted and probable cause was developed from an incident occurring the other day involving the suspect. The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with retail theft. **Same suspect in this incident as #1 above.
3) SOUTH: Check Person/Mental Health Conveyance – 9:10 a.m. Officers responded to a business on S. Park St to check the welfare of a subject (21-year-old AAM) who reportedly had blood on him. The subject was contacted and found to have caused the injuries himself with a box cutter. The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation. The subject was voluntarily admitted. No further action deemed necessary by officers at this time.
4) MIDTOWN: Check Person/Mental Health Conveyance – 11:02 a.m. Officers responded to a school regarding a juvenile (with special needs/10-year-old WM) who ran away, owing to the anxiety of the first day of school. The juvenile was contacted and taken into protective custody due to concerns for his welfare. The juvenile was transported to a local hospital. A safety plan was developed for the juvenile to return home. Investigation continuing.
5) EAST: Drug Incident/Overdose – 1:10 p.m. Officers responded to an east side residence for a subject (30-year-old AAF) experiencing an overdose. MFD administered Naloxone to the subject. Drugs/drug paraphernalia were observed on scene. The subject was transported to a local hospital and cited for possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. The subject was also referred to the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI).
6) MIDTOWN: Disturbance/Arrested Juvenile – 3:11 p.m. Officers responded to Atticus Way for a disturbance between two subjects (47-year-old AAM victim and 13-year-old AAF suspect). The suspect is the victim's daughter. The victim confronted the suspect/daughter about stealing money which led to the suspect throwing an item at her father (that left a scratch mark). The suspect also threw a glass table and damaged a door. The suspect was not cooperative and resisted officers. The suspect was arrested, conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center and charged with disorderly conduct (two counts) and resisting.
7) NORTH: Weapons Offense – 3:11 p.m. Officers responded to the 1400 block of Trailsway for reports of shots fired. Numerous shell casings were recovered from the street and a building was found to have been struck multiple times. No reports of injuries at this time. Witnesses describe seeing a subject shooting a long gun from a SUV towards an apartment building. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.
8) SOUTH: Check Person/Mental Health Conveyance – 3:51 p.m. Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a suicidal subject (46-year-old WM) who left the hospital without getting the necessary care. The subject was located near the Brittingham Park Boathouse in the water. The subject was cooperative with officers and was taken into protective custody. The subject was conveyed back to a local hospital where he was voluntarily admitted. An emergency detention was explored but no legal grounds existed after consultation with Journey Mental Health. No further action deemed necessary by officers at this time.
9) NORTH: Check Person/Adult Arrested Person – 5:11 p.m. Officers responded to Reindahl Park to check the welfare of a subject/suspect (37-year-old WF) in a vehicle who was not moving. The suspect was contacted and found to be lethargic. The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation and subsequently to jail for an outstanding warrant.
10) MIDTOWN: Information/Child Abuse – 5:18 p.m. Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a child (11-month-old WM) who was brought in with a concerning injury. Child Protective Services notified. Investigation continuing.
11) MIDTOWN: Check Person/Mental Health Conveyance – 7:26 p.m. Officers responded to Monroe St to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject (35-year-old WM). Journey Mental Health plugged in. The subject was contacted, taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital. A safety plan was developed. No further action deemed necessary by officers.
12) CENTRAL: Disturbance/Adult Arrested Person – 11:20 p.m. Officers responded to the 1500 block of Williamson St for a suspect (35-year-old AAM) causing a disturbance. The suspect was not cooperative with officers and resisted arrest. The suspect was conveyed to jail and charged with resisting, threats to law enforcement and bail jumping.
13) CENTRAL: Check Person/Mental Health Conveyance – 11:21 p.m. Officers responded to the 500 block of N. Carroll St to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject (20-year-old WF). The subject was contacted, taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation. The subject was voluntarily admitted. Journey Mental Health consulted. No further action deemed necessary by officers at this time.