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MPD Daily Significant Calls 08/11/2017 to 08/12/2017

August 12, 2017 12:02 PM


From 5:30 a.m. on 08/11/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 08/12/2017, MPD received 499 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 

1) WEST:  Accident Hit and Run – 7:59 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the area of Mineral Point Rd/South Point Rd reference a possible injury accident.  Multiple callers reported a blue SUV in a cornfield southwest of the intersection with extensive damage, possibly a roll-over crash.  Officers arrived and located a damaged utility pole and vehicle with no occupants located in the vehicle/area.  Available video shows vehicle out of control at 2:14 a.m. and striking a pole.  Investigation continuing. 

2) NORTH:  Battery – 8:46 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Troy Drive (Mendota Juvenile Treatment Center) for a report of a battery between residents which occurred on Wednesday.  On-site video shows that the suspect (juvenile) followed the victim (juvenile) into the computer lab.  When the victim sat down at a computer the suspect picked up a chair and hit the victim on the back of the head.  The suspect then dropped the chair and punched the victim in the head multiple times.  A charge for battery is being referred to the District Attorney's Office for the suspect.    

3) WEST:  Domestic Disturbance – 9:31 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 2000 block of Allied Drive where the caller (28 year old AAF) reported being threatened with a knife.  The caller advised that her mother (52 year old AAF) threatened her with a butcher knife during an argument the previous evening over custodial rights of the caller's 11 year old son.  The caller's mother has been awarded custody of the caller's son.  The caller left the apartment without further incident.  The caller's mother was contacted and denied any threat with a knife.  No evidence was discovered that indicated otherwise.  No arrests made. 

4) EAST: Disturbance – 10:23 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 3300 block of E. Washington Avenue where the caller reported that a suspect (AAM 20-30 years of age) entered the store and made threats to do bodily harm.  The suspect then left the store and began to hit vehicles in the parking lot.  The suspect left the premises before officers arrived.  The caller advised that the suspect was a former customer (although identity not known) who was upset by what he believed were inadequate services rendered.  Caller did not wish to pursue complaint. 

5)  WEST:  Drug Incident Overdose – 12:15 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to Barton Road at Gilbert Road to a call wherein a witness observed a 33 year old WM passing out behind the wheel of a white van and driving slowly off of the roadway.  The vehicle jumps a curb and stops.  When MFD arrived, they observe the suspect revive and then stash a needle in the center console of the vehicle.  MPD arrived and drug recognition expert (DRE) is called who conducts standard field sobriety tests (SFSTs) which the suspect fails.  During the search incident to subject's arrest, a needle is recovered and is loaded with a substance that tests positive for heroin.  Nobody was injured in the incident and no naloxone delivered by officers.  Suspect is currently at the jail for OWI 5th offense and Possession of Heroin.

6)  EAST:  Attempted Suicide – 4:29 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to the 5200 block of Bliss Street for a 52 year old AM who apparently cut himself in the neck intentionally with a knife.  Subject has tried to commit suicide in the past.  Officers coordinated a response to ensure that all parties were away from the knife and made contact without incident.  Subject did in fact cut himself in the throat and made statements with an intent to harm himself.  Subject conveyed to a local hospital where the cut was deeper than originally thought.  Subject underwent surgery and will be admitted. 

7) NORTH: Damage to Property – 5:45 p.m. MPD dispatched to a residence in the 3000 block of Ridgeway Ave. where the owner located what looked like a bullet hole in the side of the home.  Officer arrives and verifies what appears to be a bullet hole in the west wall of the house indicating a trajectory coming from the Straubel Ct./Graceland area.  The round likely struck the house between 6:30 p.m. yesterday and 2:00 p.m. today.  Investigator responded to process.

8)  EAST:  Stolen Auto – 5:48 p.m.    MPD dispatched to the Mobil gas station at 3505 E. Washington Ave. where a WM in his 20's to 30's, standing about 5 ft 7inches with a light beard, black hair, and beige shirt had come from the tree line to the south of the Mobil and stole the victim's beige 2004 Chevy Malibu.  The victim (F/W, 60 year old) had gone into the Mobil and had left the keys in the car.  She said that the vehicle was taken within 5 seconds of going into the store.  The vehicle fled outbound on E. Washington Avenue.  Vehicle entered as stolen into database and investigation continuing. 

9) WEST: Possible Enticement/Kidnapping – 7:32 p.m.   A 22 year old WF reports that while cleaning a building in the 7800 block of Big Sky Drive she stated a suspect grabbed her from behind, covered her mouth, and attempted to pull her away.  She was able to fight him off but did not see his face well enough to describe him.  Others in the building were interviewed but did not witness the suspect or the incident.  Investigation continuing. 

10)  EAST: Weapons Offense – 7:50 p.m.  MPD dispatched to a disturbance at Rocky's Liquor at 4429 Milwaukee Street with juveniles fighting in the parking lot, one with a knife.  MPD is eventually able to contact all parties.  A 16 year old WM had not been getting along with his cousin, a 14 year old AAM, for about three weeks.  The two parties engage in mutual combat when the 14 year old steps back and displays an open folding knife.  At the conclusion of the investigation, the 14 year old is taken to JRC for DC while armed and the 16 year old is cited and released for his involvement in the fight.

11)  CENTRAL: Sexual Assault of a Child – 7:56 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to the 1600 block of Highland Avenue to investigate the possible sexual assault of an AAF, 4 year old.  CPS notified and is working with the family.  Investigation continuing. 

12)  NORTH: Drug Incident Overdose – 9:58 p.m.  MPD dispatched to the 400 block of North Street.  Roomates discover suspect, 42 year old WM, down and unresponsive.  MPD and MFD arrive and MFD administers naloxone, which results in the revival of the suspect.  Paraphernalia located on scene.  Suspect admitted to cocaine and heroin at hospital.  Currently awaiting medical clearance to determine whether this will be a custodial arrest or order-in.

13)  CENTRAL: Sexual Assault – 1:10 a.m. Concerned neighbors called reference a suspicious vehicle in the 10 block of North Blount Street.  Reports were to the effect of a female and a male having sex and callers were concerned that it was without consent of the female.  Police pulled up and contacted both parties.  Female victim (26 year old FW) stated she was asleep in the vehicle when she awoke to the suspect (AAM, 52 year old) having non-consensual sex with her.  Investigation continuing. 

14)  CENTRAL:  Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 1:11 a.m.  Multiple callers report hearing a series of gunshots in the 1400 block of East Main Street.  Officers in the area at the time heard what they believed to be fireworks due to hearing a "whistle" with one of the reports and other factors.  Cars parked in the street with loud radios reported as well.  Officers checked the area and found no scene, damage, injuries, or other evidence. 

15)  CENTRAL:  Adult Arrested Person – 1:56 a.m.  Multiple callers reported two suspects causing disturbances downtown; threatening to shoot people, and possibly placing a gun in someone's back.  Officers located the suspects on N. Broom Street attempting to get into an apartment they didn't belong to, and were taken into custody.  One suspect (WM, 26 year old) fought with police as he was arrested while other was generally compliant (AAM, 21 year old).  Multiple disorderly conduct charges for both and a resisting charge for the WM suspect who fought with officers. 

16)  CENTRAL:  Drug Incident Overdose – 2:41 a.m.  Officers observed an intoxicated male (AAM, 20 – 30 years old) passed out in the roadway in the 500 block of University Avenue.  When the officers contacted this individual, he ran.  As officers reached the person, the subject became unresponsive and started breathing agonally with his lips turning blue.  Officers administered naloxone and requested MFD to expedite their response.  Suspect was revived and transported to an area hospital.  Investigation continuing. 

17)  WEST: Death Investigation – 3:03 a.m.  MPD dispatched to the 6300 block of Hammersley.  Daughter awakes to dad (WM, 68 year old) having trouble breathing.  After getting a treatment, family member noticed that he had turned cold and was not responding.  Fire arrived and was unable to revive him.  Extensive medical history.   Nothing suspicious.

18) CENTRAL:  OWI Arrest – 3:10 a.m.  As an officer was returning to the station after an overdose call, a suspect vehicle ran the flashing red lights at W Washington Avenue at Bassett Street and almost struck a squad car as the officer made an evasive maneuver to avoid the collision.  Subject (WF, 22 year old) was stopped and after further investigation was arrested for OWI.

19)  CENTRAL:  Weapons Offense – 3:16 a.m. In the 400 block of North Frances Street, a private security officer sees and hears a subject rack the slide of a handgun and place it back in his vehicle and leave the area.  Security observes the window in the car is open and the gun is in plain view.  Security retrieved the gun out of the vehicle and upon observing it is loaded, police are notified and take custody of the gun.  Suspect (WM, 21 year old) returns and eventually admits it is his weapon in his car.  Gun was not witnessed being fired or presented to others.  Gun was taken for safekeeping and further investigation.  



Posted by: Chief Koval

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