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 09/27/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/28/2019, MPD received 530 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 530 calls for service for the past 24 hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (119), East (107), Midtown (64), North (67), South (66), West (72), and Other (35). 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 10:39am to 12n and from 8:55pm to 11:30pm due to calls for service.
1) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 10:37 a.m. Officers responded to a south side residence for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (18-year-old AAF victim and 18-year-old AAM suspect). The subjects are dating and have children-in-common. The subjects were sitting in a vehicle outside the victim's residence when they got into an argument. The suspect grabbed the victim by the throat and strangled her. The suspect pulled the victim out of the vehicle by her hair. The suspect punched the victim and knocked her to the ground. The children were in the vehicle at the time this all occurred. The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived. Probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect, once located, for domestic strangulation, battery and disorderly conduct. Investigation continuing.
2) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 12:20 p.m. Officers responded to the 200 block of W. Mifflin St for a disturbance between two subjects (58-year-old AAF victim and 65-year-old AAF suspect), who used to reside together. The subjects were engaged in a verbal argument, which then escalated. The suspect reportedly threatened to stab the victim. The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived. Conflicting statements provided about whether a knife was involved. Probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect, once located, for domestic disorderly conduct. Investigation continuing.
3) MIDTOWN: Drug Incident/Investigation – 1:19 pm. A school resource officer observed a vehicle circling the area near the high school. An officer made a traffic stop on the vehicle at S Allen St and Rowley Ave. The driver/suspect (18-year-old AAM) was found to be in possession of a felony level of marijuana and was arrested and charged with possession with intent to deliver within 1000 feet of a school. Investigation continuing.
4) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 3:07 pm. The suspect (27-year-old AAM) punched the victim (34-year-old WF) in the head and strangled her at her residence. The suspect stole the victim's car keys and left the scene prior to officers arriving on scene. Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect on charges of disorderly conduct, battery and strangulation (all domestic related), as well as bail jumping. Investigation continuing.
5) SOUTH: Disturbance – 4:02 pm. While waiting in an office in the 2000 block of W Beltline Hwy, the suspect (43-year-old WF) became agitated and began tossing chairs, breaking framed artwork and flipping over tables. The suspect then armed herself with broken glass and threatened staff. Police arrived on scene and took the suspect into custody. The suspect was transported to the hospital for minor injuries. The suspect was charged with disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and bail jumping and taken to jail. Investigation continuing.
6) EAST: Runaway Juvenile – 4:30 pm. A parent reported her son (11-year-old WM) stole money from her and ran away from home. The juvenile returned home just before 9:00pm. No further police action was deemed necessary.
7) EAST: Runaway Juvenile – 6:25 pm. A juvenile/suspect (14-year-old AAF) wanted to go visit someone. When a responsible adult asked her where exactly she was going and whether there would be adult supervision, the suspect left the residence alone. An adult followed her to the area of Cottage Grove Rd and Flora Ln. An officer arrived to make contact with the suspect, who was uncooperative and fought with officers, causing injury to an officer. The suspect was placed into custody and charged with battery to an officer and resisting. The suspect was transported to a local hospital for an evaluation. Investigation continuing.
8) NORTH: Drug Overdose – 8:35 pm. A subject contacted 911 to report the suspect (29-year-old WM) had used cocaine at her residence and was no longer breathing and had no pulse. Officers arrived and administered naloxone and revived the suspect who was transported to the hospital. Officers located drug paraphernalia on scene. Charges may be forthcoming. Investigation continuing.
9) WEST: Information/Sexual Assault/False Imprisonment – 8:52 pm. A victim (20-year-old AAF) reported she was at West Towne Mall when the suspect (25-year-old AAM) approached her, started a conversation with her and insisted on giving her a ride. Given the suspect's persistence, the victim reluctantly assented to taking the ride. The suspect took the victim to an apartment where he sexually assaulted her. The suspect did not allow the victim to leave the apartment until the following day. Investigation continuing.
10) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 10:40 pm. Officers responded to the 500 block of E Wilson St for a report of a disturbance. An altercation broke out between the victim (42-year-old WF) and another female at the victim's residence. The suspect (50-year-old AAM) attempted to stop the disturbance and then got into an argument with the victim during which the suspect slapped the victim's phone out of her hand twice and pushed and shoved her. The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and intimidation of a victim. The victim was also arrested on an outstanding warrant. Investigation continuing.
11) EAST: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 12:30 am. Officers were dispatched for a report of a vehicle being shot at in the outbound lanes of E Washington Ave near Stoughton Rd. The victim (19-year-old WM) reported while traveling outbound on E Washington Ave, a vehicle pulled up along his passenger side and fired rounds into the back bumper of his vehicle. No injuries were reported during this incident. Investigation continuing. Incident report completed on MPD website.
12) WEST: Residential Burglary – 1:05 am. Monona PD contacted Madison PD regarding information developed in a case Monona was working. Monona had information to suggest there may have been a burglary and a car stolen from a home on Madison's west side. MPD responded to the home and found it unsecured with signs of forced entry and indications that the car was stolen from the garage. As the homeowners/victims are apparently out of town, continued attempts are being made to contact them. Investigation continuing.