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MPD Daily Significant Calls 09/24/2019 to 09/25/2019

September 25, 2019 9:08 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 09/24/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/25/2019, MPD received 511 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 511 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (79), East (85), Midtown (90), North (76), South (51), West (68), and Other (62).  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 12:43pm to 2:06pm due to calls for service. 

**Priority calls only from 10:34pm to 2:00am due to calls for service. 


1) MIDTOWN: Noise Complaint – 6:53 a.m.  Officers responded to the 2200 block of Edgewood College Drive for a noise complaint at Edgewood High School involving approximately 100 students at a planned event.  Staff advised that notices were sent out to all the houses surrounding the field notifying them of the event.  No charges/citations were issued.

2) MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 7:26 a.m.  Officers responded to a Midtown District assisted living facility for a subject (86-year-old WM) found down on the ground.  Lifesaving measures attempted but were not successful.  Medical Examiner's Office responded.  Nothing suspicious identified.  The decedent had multiple health issues.  Investigation continuing.    

3) CENTRAL: Residential Burglary – 9:27 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of N. Pinckney for a residential burglary.  The resident/victim (20-year-old WF) woke up to find an unknown suspect (WM) in her home.  The victim screamed and the suspect fled.  A screen to a window was found damaged.  K9 track conducted.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.     

4) SOUTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 9:43 a.m.  Officers responded to W. Badger Rd to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject (22-year-old HF).  Officers made entry to the residence to check on the subject.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Investigation continuing. 

5) NORTH: Fight Call/Juveniles Arrested – 11:46 a.m.  Officers responded to a potential fight brewing outside of East High School.  Despite a large number of officers being in the area, the group continued to cause disturbances/issues.  Officers made numerous attempts to de-escalate the crowd without success.  A 16-year-old AAF juvenile was taken into custody using an ECD.  EMS responded to provide aftercare to the juvenile and was subsequently taken to a local hospital as a precautionary measure/medical clearance.  The 16-year-old suspect was ultimately conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center and charged with battery, disorderly conduct and resisting.  A second juvenile/suspect (17-year-old AAF) was cited/released for disorderly conduct.  Investigation continuing.      

6) EAST: Stalking Complaint – 2:03 p.m.  Officers responded to an east side residence and met with a victim (22-year-old WF) who reported on-going stalking by her ex-boyfriend/suspect (28-year-old WM).  The suspect has been recently served with a stalking letter for his behavior.  The suspect has continued to contact/attempt to contact the victim.  The suspect was contacted, arrested and conveyed to jail.   

7) MIDTOWN: Juvenile Complaint – 5:12 p.m.  Officers responded to the 4200 block of Mineral Point Rd for a report of a juvenile (15-year-old AAM) damaging items in his home and making threats.  The juvenile was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  MPD Mental Health Unit and Journey Mental Health plugged in.  After consulting Journey, a determination was made that the juvenile should be handled on the basis of his behavioral conduct and it was not a mental health issue today.  Once medically cleared, the juvenile was arrested/conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center for disorderly conduct. Investigation continuing. 

8) WEST: Intoxicated Driver/Adult Arrested Person – 5:43 p.m.  A Dane County Sheriff's Office Deputy came across a disabled vehicle in traffic and made contact with the driver/suspect (48-year-old WF) who showed signs of impairment (in the area of Maple Grove/McKee).  The suspect was able to get the vehicle started and drove away.  The Deputy initiated a traffic stop and the suspect/vehicle did stop and a passenger fled on foot.  MPD arrived on scene.  The suspect refused field sobriety tests.  Open alcohol containers were observed in the vehicle.  The suspect was subsequently taken to a local hospital for a blood/search warrant.  After receiving a medical clearance, the suspect was arrested/conveyed to jail for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (5th offense).       

9) SOUTH: Hit-and-Run – 8:17 p.m.  Officers responded to the 900 block of S. Park St after a bicyclist/victim (58-year-old HM) was struck by a vehicle/suspect.  The suspect/vehicle did not remain on scene.  The victim was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/treatment (victim sustained a concussion).  Investigation continuing. 

10) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance/Adult Arrested Person – 9:46 p.m.  Officers responded to a north side residence for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (55-year-old WF victim and 50-year-old WM suspect).  The subjects are married and were involved in a verbal argument, which then escalated.  The suspect threatened to blow up their home.  The suspect was intoxicated and found to be armed when officers arrived.  MPD negotiators were on scene and dialogued with the suspect who eventually removed the weapons from his arms/hands.  The suspect was taken into custody.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with domestic disorderly conduct, resisting, an outstanding warrant and a previous domestic-related charged involving the same victim.  Investigation continuing. 

11) CENTRAL: Intoxicated Driver/Adult Arrested Person – 11:04 p.m.  Officers responded to the 1000 block of E. Wilson St for a hit-and-run crash involving a water utility fixture.  A witness reported that the driver/suspect (57-yaer-old WM) fled the scene.  The suspect was located a few blocks away.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/treatment, and a search warrant was obtained for a sample of the suspect's blood.  The suspect was combative and uncooperative.  The suspect spit at and kicked a nurse.  The suspect attempted to do the same with officers.  Once medically cleared, the suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail on charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (7th offense), battery to an emergency medical care provider, discharging bodily fluids and resisting. 

12) CENTRAL: Non-Residential Burglary – 12:19 a.m.  Officers responded to a burglary in progress at a business (Art In) located in the 1400 block of E. Washington Ave.  Officers observed a suspect (64-year-old WM) in the store with a crowbar.  The suspect was taken into custody when he left the building.  The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with burglary, possession of burglarious tools and criminal damage to property.       

Posted by: Chief Koval

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