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 09/17/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/18/2019, MPD received 533 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 533 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (106), East (95), Midtown (80), North (83), South (61), West (62), and Other (46). 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 7:26pm-8:13pm due to calls for service.
**Priority calls only from 9:42pm-11:10pm due to calls for service.
1) WEST: Information/Strong Armed Robbery – 2:41 a.m. Officers responded to Hartford Drive reference a female subject/victim (27-year-old WF) who was screaming. The victim reported being struck in the back of her head (and her phone was taken) by a known acquaintance/suspect (WM). The victim sustained injuries that required stitches. 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) CENTRAL: Residential Burglary – 5:39 a.m. Officers responded to Howard Place for a residential burglary. The homeowner/victim (20-year-old WF) awoke to find an intruder/suspect (UM) in her residence. The victim yelled and the suspect fled. The preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect may have gained entry through a window. A debit card was taken from the residence. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 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.
3) MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 7:18 a.m. Officers responded to the Beltline near Verona Rd for a suspect (AAM) pointing a gun out of a vehicle window toward another vehicle/victim (28-year-old AAF). The victim described the suspect passing her recklessly and weaving in and out of traffic before the gun was displayed. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.
4) NORTH: Trespassing/Adult Arrested Person – 9:27 a.m. Officers responded to Donald Drive for a suspect (39-year-old HM) who was on scene but banned from the property and causing a disturbance. The suspect was cited/released for trespassing on 9/16. The suspect was contacted, arrested and conveyed to jail for disorderly conduct and trespassing.
5) WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 8:07 a.m. Officers responded to a report of a suspect (24-year-old HM) riding a bike and exposing himself to pedestrians. The suspect was contacted on Jacobs Way. The suspect lied about his identity. The suspect was positively identified and subsequently arrested/conveyed to jail on charges of disorderly conduct, obstructing and an outstanding warrant.
6) EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 10:12 a.m. Officers responded to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject (18-year-old WF). The subject was voluntarily admitted to a local hospital and left in the care of medical staff. No further action deemed necessary by officers at this time.
7) MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 2:20 p.m. Officers responded to a local hospital and conveyed a subject (18-year-old UF) to Winnebago under an emergency detention order.
8) EAST: Information/Sexual Assault – 4:47 p.m. Officers met with a victim (31-year-old WF) who reported unwanted sexual advances and contact by a known suspect (37-year-old WM) a few days ago. Investigation continuing.
9) SOUTH: Drug Incident/Investigation – 5:18 p.m. Officers responded to the 1100 block of S. Park St for a subject/suspect (40-year-old WM) experiencing an overdose. The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for a medical clearance. The suspect was subsequently arrested and transported to jail on charges of possession of heroin, bail jumping and a probation/parole violation.
10) WEST: Information/Child Abuse – 6:06 p.m. Officers met with a victim (6-year-old AAM) and his mother after it was reported that the child came home from school with bruise marks which the mother ascribed as probably resulting from conflicts with peers at school or at a friend's house. Child Protective Services notified. Investigation continuing.
11) EAST: Domestic Disturbance/Adult Arrested Person – 6:32 p.m. Officers responded to the 3800 block of E. Washington Ave for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (34-year-old AAM victim and 29-year-old AAF suspect). The subjects are dating and were involved in a verbal argument which then escalated. The suspect poured Kool-Aid over the suspect and swung at him (no injuries were sustained). The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with domestic disorderly conduct.
12) EAST: Aggravated/Substantial Battery – 7:15 p.m. Officers responded to a road rage incident at E. Washington Ave/Oak St. The suspect driver (AAM) threw a bottle at a passenger/victim (20-year-old WF) in another vehicle (window was down) and the bottle struck the victim in the face. The victim sustained two chipped teeth. Investigation continuing.
13) MIDTOWN: Drug Incident/Adult Arrested Person – 8:14 p.m. Officers responded to Carling Drive for a subject/suspect (28-year-old NAF) experiencing an overdose. The suspect was alert when officers arrived on scene. The suspect admitted to using heroin. After a medical clearance was obtained, the suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail for possession of heroin and an outstanding warrant.
14) CENTRAL: Information/Weapons Offense – 9:17 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a disturbance, involving a gun, in the 500 block of W. Johnson St. Three subjects (46-year-old AAM, 37-year-old AAM and 57-year-old AAF) were contacted and found to be filming a movie where a facsimile semi-automatic handgun was being used, along with other law enforcement-related items (uniform, vehicle with red/blue lights, duty-belt, etc.) The subjects were counseled and educated on their actions. The subjects were released from the scene. No charges were filed.
15) CENTRAL: Traffic Stop/Intoxicated Driver/Adult Arrested Person – 11:14 p.m. An officer observed a driver/suspect (31-year-old HM) driving northbound on N. Frances Street, jump a curb and drive on the sidewalk. A traffic stop was initiated and the driver/suspect did not stop immediately. Once stopped, the driver/suspect was found to be under the influence. The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with fleeing, operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (1st offense) and multiple traffic offenses.
16) EAST: Drug Incident/Cited Adult – 2:09 a.m. Officers responded to Acewood Blvd, along with EMS/MFD, for a subject/suspect (27-year-old WM) experiencing an overdose. MFD administered Naloxone, which revived the suspect. The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital where he was admitted. The suspect was cited for possession of heroin and left in the care of medical staff.
17) WEST: Assist EMS/Fire – 3:30 a.m. Officers responded, along with MFD, to Cowboy Jacks on John Q Hammons Drive for a report of a full structure fire. MPD assisted with establishing a perimeter and traffic. MFD has the lead on this investigation. Investigation continuing.