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MPD Daily Significant Calls 08/23/2019 to 08/24/2019

August 24, 2019 9:31 AM

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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 08/23/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/24/2019, MPD received 572 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 572 calls for service for the past 24 hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (149), East (98), Midtown (87), North (85), South (42), West (56), and Other (55).  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 4:22am-12:37pm due to the homicide on Darbo Drive, and from 7:45pm to 10:30pm due to calls for service. 

1) CENTRAL: Information/Sexual Assault – 5:38 a.m.  Officers met with a victim (30-year-old WF) who reported being sexually assaulted by a known acquaintance/suspect (AAM).  Investigation continuing.  *This was a late call that did not make the previous 24-hour cycle call notes due to officers being involved at the scene and reports from the field were not yet typed.  

2) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 8:18 a.m.  Officers responded to a south side residence for a disturbance.  The suspect (47-year-old WM) showed up uninvited to an acquaintance/victim's (47-year-old WM) residence and started to cause a disturbance.  The suspect was yelling and pounding on the door threatening the victim.  The suspect damaged the outside of the residence and fled.  Officers made contact with the suspect and arrested him for domestic disorderly conduct and two counts of criminal damage to property (one count is domestic-related).    

3) SOUTH: Assist EMS/Fire – 10:02 a.m.  Officers responded with EMS/Fire to Lake Farm County Park for a subject (61-year-old WM) who collapsed as he was running.  Emergency medical aid was provided by MFD/MPD.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital in serious condition.  No further action deemed necessary by officers. 

4) CITY-WIDE: Mental Health Conveyance – 1:00 p.m.  Officers were requested to assist with an emergency detention/transport from a local hospital to Winnebago.  MPD completed the necessary paperwork.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  The subject was successfully transported to WMHI.      

5) CENTRAL: Missing Adult – 5:06 pm.  A subject (25-year-old HM) sent a suicidal text message to family members and then turned off his phone.  Officers were unable to locate the subject.  The subject was listed as missing/endangered in appropriate data bases and an ATL was aired.  Investigation continuing.

6) NORTH: Animal Welfare – 5:55 pm.  The suspect (17-year-old AAF) threw her boyfriend's cat across the room after the cat bit and scratched her.  The cat suffered head trauma, a split lip and bruising around the eyes.  Officers were unable to locate the suspect.  Probable cause was developed to charge the suspect with felony mistreating of an animal.  Investigation continuing.

7) MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 7:24 pm.  Officers responded to the area of Seminole Hwy and the beltline for the report of shots fired.  Upon arrival, officers found an individual with a gunshot wound and rendered aid.  The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

8) CENTRAL: Sex Offense Misc – 10:14 pm.  Two females in the 200 block of W Gilman St reported seeing a suspect (25-year-old AAM) engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior.  Officers made contact with the suspect in the Buckeye parking lot.  The suspect attempted to flee on foot but officers apprehended him and arrested him for lewd and lascivious behavior, disorderly conduct, resisting/obstructing law enforcement, and bail jumping.  Investigation continuing.

9) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 12:47 am.  Officers observed a suspect (26-year-old AAM) urinate in the Lake St ramp and then get into the passenger side of a vehicle.  Officers made contact with the suspect and discovered there was a warrant for his arrest.  Officers searched the vehicle and discovered a handgun, drugs, and large amounts of cash.  The driver of the vehicle (29-year-old AAM) and the passenger (original suspect) were arrested and taken to jail.  Investigation continuing.

10) MIDTOWN: Check Property – 1:10 am.  Officers responded to the 1800 block of Madison St for a potential burglary in progress.  A neighbor reported seeing an unidentified male climbing through a window into a residence.  Officers contacted two subjects inside the residence who were the legitimate residents of the home.  It turned out one of the residents was intoxicated upon returning home and had forgotten his keys and climbed in through a window.  No further police action was deemed necessary.

11) CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 2:53 am.  Officers responded to the area of Wisconsin Ave and E Mifflin St for a report of a subject (52-year-old WM) who had collapsed while walking.  The subject was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  The subject had multiple medical issues.  Medical examiner on scene.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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