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MPD Notable Calls 02/13/2020 to 02/14/2020

February 14, 2020 10:01 AM

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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 02/13/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 02/14/2020, MPD received 535 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 (118), East (96), Midtown (86), North (72), South (50), West (56), and Other (57).  "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. 

SOUTH: Disturbance – 6:29 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a bat.  The suspect (30-year-old male) was not on scene when officers arrived.  The male victim sustained visible injuries, including a broken knee cap.  A female victim was struck by the suspect with the bat as well.  It was reported that the suspect was also in possession of a handgun.  Investigation continuing.   

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 9:41 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a subject/suspect (41-year-old male) causing a disturbance (property damage).  The suspect threatened his mother.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.     

EAST: Battery – 1:08 pm.  Loss prevention employees at Woodman's, 3817 Milwaukee St, detained a suspect (27-year-old female) who stole cigarettes from another customer's cart.  The suspect punched one of the loss prevention officers while they were searching for the cigarettes.  MPD officers arrived on scene and arrested the suspect who was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, battery and retail theft.

NORTH: Check Person – 1:18 pm.  Officers responded to the residence of a subject who had recently been experiencing a decline in her mental health.  The subject was placed in protective custody and admitted to a local hospital.

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 2:09 pm.  Officers responded to a local hospital for a suicidal juvenile patient who was attempting to leave the hospital.  The subject was placed in protective custody and preparations were made to convey him to Winnebago Mental Health Institute.

EAST: Traffic Crash – 4:57 pm.  The suspect (51-year-old female) first collided with a vehicle on John Nolen Dr.  She continued driving to the intersection of Eastwood Dr and Division St where she swerved onto the sidewalk, taking down a light pole and colliding with two pedestrians who sustained minor injuries.  The suspect was arrested and charged with OWI 1st offense and multiple traffic citations.

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 5:39 pm.  A family member requested that police check on a subject (65-year-old female) with medical issues.  Officers located the subject deceased in her residence.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 6:08 pm.  Salvation Army staff reported two residents were engaged in a verbal altercation when one of them (45-year-old female) produced a knife.  Officers arrested the suspect on a charge of disorderly conduct while armed.

EAST: Runaway Juvenile – 6:33 pm.  A mother reported her son (13-year-old male) missing.  Her son has a history of running away.  An ATL was aired and the juvenile was listed as missing.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 11:47 pm.  Officers responded to the 1700 block of Fordem Ave for a subject (18-year-old female) who, after reportedly using cocaine and consuming alcohol, went unconscious.  The subject was cited for underage drinking and conveyed to the hospital.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 12:10 am.  Officers responded to a residence where a suspect (42-year-old female) reported she wanted a subject removed after a disturbance.  Officers determined the suspect to be incapacitated by alcohol and placed her in protective custody, at which time the suspect became uncooperative and spit on officers.  The suspect was charged with two counts of discharging bodily fluids at a public safety worker.

EAST: OMVWI – 1:23 am.  A suspect (57-year-old female) was driving recklessly when her vehicle became stuck in a snowbank.  While the suspect worked to remove her car from the snowbank, nearby residents called police.  Officers responded to find the suspect intoxicated and operating her vehicle.  The suspect was arrested for OWI 1st offense.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 2:09 am.  The suspect (41-year-old male) and victim (boyfriend and girlfriend) were in the 1300 block of E Washington Ave when the suspect threw the victim to the ground, kicked her and punched her.  The victim was transported to the hospital for minor injuries.  Officers made contact with the suspect at his residence where he was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct and bail jumping.

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