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MPD Notable Calls 01/15/2020 to 01/16/2020

January 16, 2020 11:13 AM


The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to 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 1/15/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 1/16/2020, MPD 377 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials.  A breakdown of the calls for service per district is as follows: Central (67), East (77), Midtown (74), North (46), South (40), West (58), and Other (15).  "Other" is used for calls that either do not have a sector or the sector is not in the City.  This would be used in the case of one of our officers assisting another law enforcement agency.  



**Priority calls only from 8:49 a.m. to 10:33 a.m. due to calls for service.

**Priority calls only from 2:43 p.m. to 5:39 p.m. due to calls for service. 

CENTRAL: Check Person – 12:30 a.m. Officers responded to E. Washington Avenue regarding a subject making suicidal statements.  The subject was contacted, taken into protective custody, and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  The subject was voluntarily admitted and left in the care of hospital staff.  **Officers were called back to the hospital as the subject was no longer willing to be voluntary.  The subject was placed under a protective order and an emergency detention was approved.  The subject was conveyed to Winnebago.    

MIDTOWN: Intoxicated Driver – 5:00 a.m.  Officers responded to Midvale/Regent for a vehicle vs. tree crash.  The driver/suspect (25-year-old male) was found to be under the influence.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/treatment.  The suspect was arrested/cited for operating a motor vehicle under the influence (1st offense) and released to a responsible party. 

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 10:40 a.m.  A search warrant was executed on Fordem Ave.  A wanted suspect (27-year-old male) was taken into custody on E. Washington Avenue.  The suspect was transported to jail on charges of – substantial battery, felon in possession of a firearm and armed robbery.    

SOUTH: Check Person – 11:13 a.m.  Officers responded to the 1900 block of S. Park St to check the welfare of a subject in possession of a golf club and causing a disturbance.  The business requested that the subject leave their premises and no charges be filed.  The subject agreed to leave the area and was released from the scene.     

EAST: Child Neglect – 11:48 a.m.  Officers were notified of three children left home alone while their mother travelled out-of-state.  The children were deemed not old enough to be able to care for themselves.  Child Protective Services plugged in. Children were placed with family/friends.  Charges may be forthcoming for the mother.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Disturbance – 1:24 p.m.  Officers responded to a West district residence for a disturbance.  The suspect (13-year-old male) caused a disturbance around his parents and younger sibling.  The suspect has a history of violence, so therefore the police were called.  The suspect was arrested and conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center for disorderly conduct.

WEST: Substantial Battery – 2:18 p.m.  Officers responded to a school regarding a fight between two students (male victim and 14-year-old male suspect).  The suspect punched the victim in the head, which caused the victim to fall to the ground and bump his head.  The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was diagnosed with a concussion.  The suspect was arrested, conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center and charged with substantial battery. 

CENTRAL: Battery – 2:23 p.m.  Officers responded to the library on W. Mifflin for a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 30-year-old male suspect).  The suspect punched the victim multiple times.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and battery. 

CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 2:34 p.m.  Officers responded to a Central district residence for a deceased subject (28-year-old male).  Evidence of drug use on scene.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

CENTRAL: Check Area – 2:44 p.m.  A homeowner on E. Gorham St observed an unknown male subject on his deck.  The male subject jumped off the deck and left on foot.  The homeowner noticed that his window screen was cut.  K9 track conducted.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Threats Complaint – 4:17 p.m. Officers met with a subject who reported concerning statements made by her ex-boyfriend.  Officers attempted to contact the ex-boyfriend without success.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Assist Law Enforcement – 10:09 p.m.  Officers responded to Fordem Ave for a roll-over single vehicle crash.  The vehicle was being pursued by another law enforcement agency prior to crashing (the pursuit was terminated).  Two suspects fled from the vehicle and both were apprehended.  The suspects (18-year-old males) were arrested and conveyed to jail. 

SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 10:53 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a female subject, armed with a knife and threatening to harm herself.  Officers made contact with the subject who complied to give up the knife.  Safety plan was put into place with the group home where the subject resides.  The subject was left in the care of staff. 



EAST: Crash with Injuries – 1:08 a.m.  Officers responded to westbound USH 12 (mile marker 267.2) for a vehicle on fire.  The main occupant was able to free himself from the vehicle, although he sustained minor injuries.  The driver/suspect (39-year-old male) was found to be under the influence.  The suspect was transported to local hospital and arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense).  

MIDTOWN: Stolen Vehicle – 6:30 a.m.  Officers responded to a Midtown district residence for a report of a stolen vehicle.  The homeowner left his vehicle running, unlocked and unoccupied.  The homeowner observed two young male subjects steal his vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

CENTRAL: Trespass – 6:37 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence on Langdon Street after residents reported that an unknown subject was sleeping on their couch.  The suspect (25-year-old male) was arrested for trespassing. 

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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