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MPD Daily Significant Calls 09/16/2019 to 09/17/2019

September 17, 2019 10:36 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 09/16/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/17/2019, MPD received 550 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 550 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (104), East (88), Midtown (87), North (86), South (55), West (71), and Other (59).  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 only from 10:49am-12:07pm due to calls for service. 

**Priority calls only from 5:34pm-7:31pm due to calls for service. 

1) NORTH: Threats Complaint/Cited Adult – 7:30 a.m.  Officers responded to the 4100 block of Donald Drive for a subject/suspect (39-year-old HM) who was present and has been noticed/banned from the location.  The suspect fled in a vehicle when officers arrived but pulled over when a traffic stop was initiated.  The suspect was cited for trespassing and released.             

2) EAST: Robbery – 8:36 a.m.  Officers responded to a robbery at the Summit Credit Union in the 1700 block of Thierer Road.  The suspect (AAM) entered the store wearing a dark hoodie and fled with cash.  A weapon was not observed, however, the suspect kept a hand in his pocket as if he may be armed.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.       

3) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance/Residential Burglary/Adult Arrested Person – 10:24 a.m.  Officers responded to a domestic disturbance at the central library involving a 60-year-old AAM suspect.  During the investigation a credit card was located in the suspect's pocket that did not belong to him.  The credit card's owner/victim (19-year-old WF) was contacted and it was discovered that her home had been burglarized and numerous items stolen.  The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with domestic disorderly conduct, burglary and theft from person.  Additional charges may be forthcoming.  Investigation continuing. 

4) WEST: Threats Complaint – 10:37 a.m.  Officers responded to Gammon Lane for a disturbance/threats complaint.  Two brothers/suspects (59-year-old WM and 53-year-old WM) were together in a moving vehicle when a large bus got too close to them.  The suspects began to yell at the bus and a passenger got off the bus to confront the suspects.  The suspects reportedly made some threatening statements toward the passenger.  It was reported that one of the suspects had a gun and was waiving it around.  The suspects were contacted.  No gun was located.  Mental illness issues are believed to be a contributing factor with both suspects.  MPD Mental Health Unit notified and is plugged in.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing.    

5) WEST: Death Investigation – 11:33 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a deceased subject (93-year-old WM).  Nothing suspicious observed.  The decedent had multiple health concerns.  Medical Examiner's office notified.  Investigation continuing.          

6) MIDTOWN: Information/Disturbance – 12:57 p.m.  Officers responded to the 1600 block of Capitol Ave regarding a disturbance between two subjects (38-year-old AAF and 39-year-old AAM).  The female subject went to the male subject's residence in an attempt to get her phone back.  The two subjects are friends and it was reported by the female that the male subject had pointed a gun at her earlier.  The female subject was not cooperative with officers.  The male subject exited his home on his own accord and was cooperative with officers.  No gun was located.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

7) MIDTOWN: Assist EMS/MFD – 3:19 p.m.  Officers responded, along with EMS/Fire, to the McDonald's on Verona Rd for two subjects/suspects (55-year-old AAM and 48-year-old AAM) experiencing overdoses.  Both suspects were revived with Naloxone by MFD and conveyed to a local hospital.  MPD K9 positively alerted to drugs in the vehicle. The suspects were subsequently cited for possession of heroin and left in the care of medical staff.   

8) MIDTOWN: Assist EMS/MFD – 3:35 p.m.  While officers were on scene with incident #7 a passerby alerted officers/EMS to two females lying down in the 4600 block of Verona Rd.  The subjects (28-year-old NAF's) were located in and out of consciousness.  MFD administered Naloxone to one of the female subject's, which revived her.  Naloxone was not necessary on the other subject.  Both subjects were conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/treatment.  No probable cause has been substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

9) MIDTOWN: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 5:10 p.m.  Officers responded to a midtown district residence for a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (17-year-old AAF).  The juvenile and her mother were engaged in a verbal argument via text messaging throughout the day.  The juvenile's mother came home and found her daughter gone (along with some of her belongings).  No safety concerns identified for the juvenile.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.   Investigation continuing. 

10) WEST: Sexual Assault of a Child – 5:17 p.m.  Officers met with a victim (14-year-old UF) who reported being sexually assaulted by a known acquaintance/suspect (16-year-old AAM).  The suspect was contacted and probable cause was developed to arrest him for sexual assault of a child.  The suspect was transported to the Juvenile Reception Center.  Investigation continuing. 

11) WEST: Check Person – 5:57 p.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence to check the welfare of a subject (32-year-old WM) having a mental health crisis.  The subject was contacted and taken into protective custody.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where it was determined that his behavior was as a result of substance abuse.  A safety plan was established and the subject was left in the care of medical staff.  No further action deemed necessary by officers at this time. 

12) SOUTH: Information/Theft from Auto/Adult Arrested Person – 12:52 a.m.  A subject/suspect (36-year-old WM) contacted a Town of Madison Police Officer and reported that he had been "jumped" on Fish Hatchery Rd.  Around this same time a caller/victim (28-year-old AAF) reported that a male subject had gone through her vehicle and taken items.  The victim stated that her family approached the suspect and that he pulled a screwdriver on them.  The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with theft from auto, disorderly conduct while armed and bail jumping. 

13) NORTH: Death Investigation – 1:30 a.m.  Officers, along with EMS/MFD, responded to a north side residence for a deceased subject (67-year-old WM).  The decedent's death was determined to be self-inflicted.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing.    

14) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 2:34 a.m.  Officers responded to the 200 block of W. Gilman St for a disturbance between two subjects (20-year-old WF victim and 22-year-old WM suspect).  The victim reported that her ex-boyfriend/suspect broke a window at her residence and was no longer on scene.  Attempts were made to contact the suspect.  The suspect remains at-large.  Once located, the suspect will be arrested/charged with stalking, criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct (two counts).                  

Posted by: Chief Koval

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