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MPD Notable Calls 03/20/2020 to 03/23/2020

March 23, 2020 10:03 AM

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The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to (Friday morning to Monday morning) 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 03/20/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 03/23/2020, MPD received 925 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 (126), East (212), Midtown (149), North (163), South (105), West (123), and Other (47).  "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.  

 

03/20

**Priority calls only from 3:02 p.m. to 4:03 p.m. due to calls for service.

**Priority calls only from 11:57 p.m. to 6:41 a.m. due to calls for service.

SOUTH: Check Person – 11:34 a.m.  Officers attempted to locate a suspect (47-year-old male) who was wanted on charges from a previous incident.  Officers located the suspect who was taken into custody.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 12:07 p.m.  The suspect (38-year-old male) called police reporting the victim was causing a disturbance at the residence and he wanted her removed.  Officers made contact at the residence and observed injuries on the victim who disclosed two incidents of battery involving the suspect.  The suspect was charged with domestic battery and taken to jail.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:57 p.m.  During an argument, the suspect (49-year-old male) pushed the victim against a wall and damaged the wall.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct and strangulation.

CENTRAL: Sexual Assault – 2:14 p.m.  A victim reported a known suspect (20-year-old male) made unwanted sexual contact with her.  The suspect was arrested and charged with 3rd degree sexual assault.

NORTH: Battery – 3:01 p.m.  A victim reported that while on the sidewalk in front of his residence, an unidentified male suspect exited a vehicle and approached him.  The suspect then assaulted the victim, causing the victim to lose consciousness.  The victim was transported to the hospital.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 4:35 p.m.  A patient (60-year-old male) at a local hospital was transported to WMHI.

MIDTOWN: Drug Overdose – 9:03 p.m.  MPD officers and MFD paramedics responded to a residence for two suspects who had overdosed on heroin.  Paramedics revived both suspects with naloxone.  The suspects were transported to the hospital.  Both suspects were cited for possession of heroin and referred to the MARI program.

NORTH: Traffic Crash – 11:48 p.m.  MPD and MFD responded to a single vehicle crash on Northport Dr at Packers Ave with four occupants ejected from the vehicle.  All occupants of the vehicle were deceased upon officers' arrival.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

 

03/21

WEST: OMVWI/Drug Investigation – 12:03 a.m.  Officers observed the suspect's vehicle at rest partially up on the curb near the intersection of N Westfield Rd and Old Sauk Rd with the suspect (37-year-old male) in the driver seat.  Upon searching the vehicle officers located cocaine and drug paraphernalia.  The suspect was arrested and charged with OWI 1st offense, operating after suspension, and possession of cocaine with intent to deliver.

CENTRAL: Runaway Juvenile – 9:00 a.m.  A mother reported her 15-year-old son missing.  An ATL was aired and the juvenile was listed as missing.

MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 9:29 a.m.  A caller reported observing the neighbor's back gate was open and a window at the rear of the house was broken.  The caller reported the homeowner was away for the weekend.  Officers contacted the homeowner.  There was no suspect information at this time.

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 11:04 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence where a victim reported the suspect (23-year-old male) had broken into her apartment looking for the victim's boyfriend who was not on scene.  The suspect was arrested and charged with criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct, trespass, and possession of ecstasy.

MIDTOWN: Information – 12:13 p.m.  A caller to dispatch reported he thought he heard fireworks the previous evening between 8 and 10 p.m. in the 1100 block of Starlight Dr.  Officers located spent casings on the southwest bike path nearby.

EAST: Stolen Vehicle – 3:27 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a report of a stolen vehicle.  A key fob was left in the vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. **The vehicle was located unoccupied.  Vehicle recovered.   

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 6:17 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence regarding a report of an upset subject armed with a gun.  Contact was made with the subject/suspect (24-year-old male).  The gun was found to be a BB gun.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The suspect was cited for disorderly conduct.  The suspect was released to his father and a safety plan was established. 

NORTH: Check Area – 8:02 p.m.  Officers responded to Warner Park for multiple reports of shots fired.  Areas canvassed.  No evidence of shots fired located at this time.

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 8:56 p.m.  Officers responded to Hayes Rd for a disturbance involving multiple subjects who all had varying explanations of what occurred.  A knife was reported to have been involved with subjects being threatened.  One subject sustained minor injuries.  A suspect (31-year-old female) attempted to flee from officers.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital after she reportedly took a bunch of pills and said she was suicidal.  The suspect was cited for possession of marijuana and resisting.  Additional follow-up necessary.  Investigation continuing.    

 

03/22

**Priority calls only from 6:51 p.m. to 11:34 p.m. due to calls for service.

EAST: Check Area – 12:04 a.m.  Officers responded to Hiestand Park for multiple reports of shots fired.  Areas canvassed.  No evidence of shots fired located at this time.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 12:11 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 46-year-old male suspect).  The victim reported being grabbed and strangled by the suspect.  Probable cause was developed to charge the suspect, once he is located, with domestic-related charges.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 12:14 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving an intoxicated suspect (33-year-old male).  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and criminal trespass to a dwelling.

EAST: Death Investigation – 3:56 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a deceased subject (70-year-old male).  The decedent had multiple health issues.  Nothing suspicious identified.  Medical Examiner's office notified. 

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 5:19 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 21-year-old male suspect).  A verbal argument escalated to a physical disturbance with damage to the residence also occurring.  The victim sustained visible injuries which required stitches.  There were children present who were also assaulted by the suspect.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property, domestic battery, domestic substantial battery and physical abuse of a child (two counts).  Child Protective Services notified. 

MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 6:16 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a suspect (39-year-old female) causing a disturbance.  The suspect was found to have several outstanding warrants.  The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail.

MIDTOWN: Stolen Vehicle – 12:14 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for two stolen vehicles.  One of the vehicles was located abandoned on Colins Court.  Attempt to locate the second vehicle aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

CENTRAL: Battery – 1:24 p.m.  Officers met with a victim (female) who reported being physically and sexually assaulted by a known suspect (23-year-old male).  The suspect was arrested for battery and disorderly conduct.  Additional follow-up necessary.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Residential Burglary – 1:26 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a residential burglary.  A suspect(s) broke into and rummaged through a vehicle in a garage.  Unknown if anything was taken at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Stolen Vehicle – 2:20 p.m.  Officers received a report of a stolen vehicle.  The keys were left inside the vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.

WEST: Intoxicated Driver – 5:55 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a driver/suspect (27-year-old male) passed out in a vehicle.  Caller updated dispatch that the driver had woken up and was acting erratically (punching the seat in the car, running through a parking lot).  The suspect was contacted and found to be impaired.  The suspect attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended.  The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (4th offense), resisting and felony bail jumping (2 counts).

WEST: Check Person – 5:56 p.m.  Officers responded to check on the welfare of a possible suicidal subject (female).  The subject was contacted, taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Drug Incident – 5:56 p.m.  Officers responded, along with EMS/MFD, to James Madison Park for a suspect (28-year-old female) standing on the ice screaming and huffing cans of air duster.  The suspect stomped on the ice in an attempt to break it.  MPD/MFD attempted to dialogue with the suspect.  The ice gives way and the suspect went into the water.  The suspect was pulled from the water and conveyed to a local hospital.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The suspect was voluntarily admitted and left in the care of medical staff.  Charges forthcoming. 

WEST: Juvenile Arrest – 6:26 p.m.  An officer observed a stolen vehicle on S. Gammon Rd.  A traffic stop was attempted.  The vehicle came to a stop and multiple subjects fled from the vehicle.  Officers apprehended three subject/suspects (all male juveniles) and conveyed them to the Juvenile Reception Center for operating a motor vehicle without consent and resisting.  The vehicle was recovered.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 8:53 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance involving a subject/suspect (female) armed with a knife.  The subject/suspect was contacted and taken into protective custody.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 10:16 p.m.  Officers responded to a pulseless non-breathing subject (54-year-old male).  The subject was pronounced deceased.  The decedent had health/medical concerns.   Nothing suspicious identified.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

EAST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 11:55 p.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (14-year-old male).  The juvenile has GPS monitoring for a recent stolen vehicle charge.  Officers unable to track the juvenile.  Attempt to located aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. 

 

03/23

EAST: Theft from Auto – 12:09 a.m.  Officers received a report of a stolen handgun from a vehicle.  The gun was entered as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

EAST: Check Area – 12:42 a.m.  Officers responded to Vernon Ave for multiple reports of shots fired.  No scene located at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Crash – 1:05 a.m.  Officers responded to the Beltline/S. Whitney Way for a one-vehicle crash.  The driver was suicidal and purposefully crashed into a guardrail.  The driver was not injured and was conveyed to a local hospital where he was voluntarily admitted.  The driver/subject was left in the care of medical staff and officers disengaged from the call. 

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