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MPD Notable Calls 03/17/2020 to 03/18/2020

March 18, 2020 12:42 PM


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 03/17/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 03/18/2020, MPD received 350 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 (60), East (79), Midtown (45), North (59), South (22), West (62), and Other (23).  "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 2:27 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. due to calls for service.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 9:13 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance involving three subjects (two female victims and a 38-year-old male suspect).  The suspect had been drinking and got into a verbal argument which then turned physical.  The suspect physically assaulted two victims, one of which was a minor.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic battery, criminal damage to property, physical abuse of a child and a probation hold.

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 9:58 a.m.  Officers received whereabouts information on a wanted suspect (20-year-old male).  The suspect was observed and he attempted to flee on foot from officers.  The suspect was apprehended.  A vehicle that the suspect had was found to be reported stolen.  The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle without consent, resisting, possession with intent to sell marijuana and the outstanding warrants. 

SOUTH: Missing Adult – 1:01 p.m.  Officers received a report of a missing adult with memory issues.  Attempt to locate aired.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Weapons Offense – 2:07 p.m.  Officers responded to the 5900 block of Milwaukee St reference a male subject who sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 2:29 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 28-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was contacted and probable cause was developed to arrest/charge him with disorderly conduct.  A probation hold was placed on the suspect. 

EAST: Weapons Offense – 3:09 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of shots fired where the victim (male) reported being shot at.  No injuries reported.  Evidence of shots fired (shell casing) recovered.  The suspect vehicle was located unoccupied.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Drug Incident – 5:54 p.m.  Officers made contact with a vehicle/suspect (32-year-old male).  A consent search yielded marijuana and ecstasy.  The suspect was arrested/charged with possession with intent to sell MDMA.  A probation hold was placed on the suspect. 

NORTH: Assist EMS/Fire – 10:31 p.m. Officers responded to a residence for what was originally reported as a pulseless non-breathing subject.  The subject was alert when officers/EMS arrived.  Unknown cause of incident.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Missing Adult – 10:46 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject (20-year-old male).  Contact was attempted at the residence where a roommate reported not seeing the subject for several days.  Attempt to locate aired due to concerns for the mental health of the subject.  The subject was listed as missing in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Hit-and-Run Crash – 11:51 p.m.  Officers responded to the Kwik Trip on Maple Grove Drive after a vehicle crashed into a gas pump.  The occupants/suspects in the vehicle were described as juveniles and they fled from the area.  The vehicle remained on scene and was found to be stolen.  Vehicle recovered/towed.  Investigation continuing. 



EAST: Check Area – 1:41 a.m.  Officers responded to a business for an active alarm.  A door was found unlocked.  Unknown if a burglary was attempted/occurred at this time.  Investigation continuing.   

NORTH: Check Person – 3:50 a.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject (28-year-old female).  The subject was located on the ramp from American Parkway to 151.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital.  An emergency detention is pending.  Investigation continuing. 

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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