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MPD Notable Calls 03/31/2020 to 04/01/2020

April 1, 2020 8:04 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 03/31/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 04/01/2020, MPD received 312 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 (35), East (76), Midtown (46), North (49), South (24), West (60), and Other (22).  "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 1:53 p.m. to 5:57 p.m. due to calls for service.

CITY-WIDE: Assist Law Enforcement – 6:30 a.m. Officers responded to assist UWPD with an investigation of two subjects located in the Arboretum – one was deceased and the other was pronounced deceased at a local hospital.  The UWPD has the lead on this investigation.

NORTH: Residential Burglary – 4:09 p.m. Officers responded to a residence for a reported residential burglary.  The victims reported they heard the interior garage door open to the house and when they went to investigate they saw a suspect inside their garage.  The two vehicles inside the garage had been rummaged through.  Investigation continuing.

WEST:  Check Property – 4:15 p.m. Officers responded to a residence reference a found firearm in a residential yard.  The homeowner reported they were doing yardwork and found a firearm.  The gun turned out to be a facsimile firearm.  The firearm was recovered/taken as evidence.  

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 5:48 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital reference a subject who was being evaluated for mental health purposes.  The subject was medically cleared and conveyed to Winnebago under an emergency detention order.

NORTH: Residential Burglary – 6:11 p.m. Officers responded to a residence reference a residential burglary.  The victim located a suspect in his garage.  The suspect fled. The victim reported that the vehicle parked in the garage had been rummaged through.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 6:48 p.m. Officers responded to a south district neighborhood reference a shots fired complaint.  As officers were responding, neighbors reported that someone was trying to get into their residence.  Possible suspect vehicle fled from the area.  Officers located casings. Suspect(s) at-large.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 7:57 p.m. Officers responded to a north district apartment reference an unresponsive subject (54-year-old female) in the stairwell. The subject was pronounced deceasaed.  Evidence of drug use observed.  Nothing suspicious identified.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Autopsy pending.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 8:47 p.m. Officers responded to a residence reference a domestic disturbance.  The couple were engaged in a verbal argument which then escalated into a physical altercation.  The suspect (44-year-old male) attempted to flee on foot but officers apprehended him.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct, and domestic battery.

NORTH: Drug Incident/Overdose – 11:45 p.m. Officers responded to a convenience store on E. Washington Ave reference an unconscious subject/suspect (25-year-old male) in the bathroom.  Officers contacted the suspect who admitted to drug use.  The suspect was treated at a local hospital and cited for possession of drugs.

NORTH: Weapons Offense/Subject with a Gun – 11:57 p.m. Officers responded to a residence reference a caller wanting to report to officers that she saw a social media video in which her juvenile son was in a vehicle where a firearm was displayed.  The caller's son admitted that he had a stolen firearm and that he gave it to another individual.  Attempts were made to make contact with the other subject but he has not been located at this time. Investigation continuing.



EAST: Check Property – 1:54 a.m. Officers responded to an east district neighborhood reference a shots fired report.  Areas canvassed.  No evidence of shots fired.  No reported injuries or property damage.  

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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