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MPD Daily Significant Calls 09/07/2019 to 09/08/2019

September 8, 2019 11:19 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 09/07/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/08/2019, MPD received 561 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 561 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (128), East (79), Midtown (137), North (68), South (45), West (53), and Other (51).  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 calls for West, Midtown, and South districts from 11:55 p.m. to 1:34 a.m.**

1) MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 7:03 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to Carling Dr, reference a domestic disturbance.  A 58-year-old AAM subject was reporting that his wife, a 55-year-old AAF subject, had cut him with a knife and left in a vehicle.  Officers arrived on scene and made contact with an intoxicated male subject who had an injury to his finger, though refused EMS.  The female half returned to the scene and was unaware that the male had any injury.  The male half later admitted to cutting his finger himself.  Probable cause could not be developed for an arrest and both parties were released. 

2) MIDTOWN: Threats Complaint – 7:36 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to Allied Dr, reference a report of an 18-year-old WF suspect sending threatening text messages to an 18-year-old AAF victim.  Phone contact was made with the suspect who stated that she was currently in Chicago and that the threats were in response to an alleged assault that occurred a few months ago.   The suspect stated that she has no plans to return to Madison at this time.  Investigation continuing.

3) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 7:56 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to a West side residential address reference a 21-year-old WM suspect who was attacking his mother/victim (48-year-old WF).  The victim reported that her son has mental health diagnoses as well as a developmental disorder.  Officers were able to take the suspect into custody without incident.  The suspect was subsequently transported to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation. 

4) WEST: Assist EMS/Fire – 1:45 p.m.  MPD was flagged down in the area of Frisch Rd to assist with a 5-year-old AAM juvenile who was having a seizure.  Officers observed a 17-year-old AAM uncle holding onto the child and persuaded the uncle to place the child on the ground until EMS arrived.  The child was transported to a local hospital for treatment.  The child's uncle was also transported due to being overwhelmed by the ordeal. 

5) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 4:47 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to an East side residential address, reference a domestic disturbance.  The suspect (26-year-old HM) was intoxicated and confronted his sister/victim (25-year-old HF) by charging at her and throwing a CD case at her.  When officers arrived on scene, the suspect was on the roof, screaming.  The suspect eventually came down and was arrested.  He was transported to jail for domestic-related disorderly conduct and a probation hold. 

6) EAST: Check Person – 5:06 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to the 2200 block of Atwood Ave, reference a report that a 30-year-old WM suspect appeared to be intoxicated and that the caller could not keep him from going into the street.  Officers arrived and observed the suspect as he was attempting to scale a fence.  The suspect was safely taken into protective custody and transported to a local hospital for treatment as he had some injuries to his hands as well as showed signs of excited delirium.  Once cleared, the suspect will be taken to jail for bail jumping. 

7) EAST: Retail Theft – 5:30 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to Kohl's (2602 East Springs Dr) for a retail theft.  Loss Prevention contacted police after a 34-year-old AAF suspect was observed removing security tags and concealing items.  Officers attempted to stop the suspect outside of the store and she fled.  Following a short foot pursuit, the suspect was taken into custody.  The suspect was taken to jail for retail theft and also had a warrant. 

8) WEST: Missing Adult – 6:01 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to a report of a missing 77-year-old WM subject with dementia, who left his home on Madison's west side at approximately 12:30 p.m.  The subject's last known location was in northwestern Wisconsin near the Minnesota border.  Silver alert was broadcasted, incident report completed on MPD's website, and northwestern Wisconsin law enforcement agencies were notified.  At approximately 1:00 a.m., the subject was located in Minnesota, safe.      

9) NORTH: Drug Incident-Overdose – 8:55 p.m.  MPD and MFD/EMS were dispatched to North Lawn Ave, reference a 33-year-old WM subject who was found unresponsive next to a van.  The subject had agonal breathing and was administered naloxone by MPD.  The subject began to regain consciousness and was transported to a local hospital by MFD/EMS.  The subject denied any drug use and no probable cause could be established at this time.  Investigation continuing.

10) CENTRAL: Check Person – 1:42 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to the 300 block of State St reference a 30-year-old UM initially reporting a strong armed robbery.  Once on scene, it was determined that the subject had all his possessions and appeared to have fallen, causing a cut to his forehead.  The subject was very intoxicated and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.  At the hospital, the subject admitted that he was not robbed but just fell.  

Posted by: Chief Koval

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