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MPD Notable Calls 04/13/2020 to 04/14/2020

April 14, 2020 9:22 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 04/13/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 04/14/2020, MPD received 317 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 (40), East (61), Midtown (49), North (50), South (29), West (57), and Other (31).  "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.  



EAST: Damage to Property – 7:59 a.m.  An officer was flagged down on Milwaukee St for damage to a building (glass on door broken).  The building was cleared with nothing noted as missing/damaged.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 8:00 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for an unwanted subject/suspect (48-year-old male).  The suspect was contacted and lied about his identity.  The suspect was properly identified and found to have an outstanding warrant.  The suspect was arrested for a probation hold.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 11:06 a.m.  Officers took a subject into protective custody due to deteriorating mental health.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  Journey Mental Health and MPD Mental Health Officer plugged in.  An emergency detention was approved.  The subject was admitted to the local hospital and officers disengaged. 

EAST: Domestic Disturbance  11:51 a.m.  Officers responded to a third-party report of a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 36-year-old male suspect).  The suspect threatened the victim.  Probable cause was developed to arrest/charge the suspect with domestic disorderly conduct. 

WEST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 12:38 p.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (17-year-old female).  The juvenile was contacted and officers assisted with turning the juvenile back over to family.

EAST: Retail Theft – 2:14 p.m. Officers responded to Walmart on Nakoosa Trail for a retail theft in progress.  The suspect (51-year-old male) was arrested for felony retail theft and a parole hold.

NORTH: Child Neglect – 3:34 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a child (3-year-old) outside alone and parent(s) unable to be located.  Officers made contact with the child's mother/suspect (35-year-old female) who was determined to be under the influence.  The suspect was arrested/charged with child neglect and resisting.  Child Protective Services plugged in. 

EAST: Suspicious Vehicle – 3:46 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a stolen vehicle observed and occupied by two subjects.  Officers approached the vehicle and detained two subjects/suspects (34-year-old male and 31-year-old female).  Probable cause was developed.  The suspects were arrested for operating a motor vehicle without consent.  The vehicle was returned to its registered owner. 

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 3:53 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 16-year-old female suspect) on a city bus.  The suspect confronted the victim about being too loud on the bus.  The suspect punched the victim in the face.  The victim, who was intoxicated, was cited for disorderly conduct.  The suspect was arrested/charged with felony battery to a public transit passenger.   

WEST: Check Person – 4:02 p.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a subject with deteriorating mental health concerns.  The subject was placed into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject was conveyed to Winnebago. 

NORTH: Hit-and-Run/Crash – 6:21 p.m.  Officers responded to E. Washington Ave/North St for a two-vehicle crash with a driver fleeing on foot.  The driver/suspect (24-year-old male) was identified and observed later in the day.  The suspect attempted to flee from officers but was apprehended.  The suspect was charged with resisting, bail jumping and multiple traffic citations.  No injuries reported from the crash. 

CENTRAL: Crash – 8:36 p.m.  Officers observed a two-vehicle crash near E. Washington/Livingston.  The suspect driver (52-year-old female) was found to be under the influence.  The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence causing injury. 

CENTRAL: Strong Armed Robbery – 9:23 p.m.  Officers responded to the 300 block of E. Mifflin St for a robbery.  The victim reported that a male suspect pushed him, stole his wallet and ran away.  The victim did not sustain any injuries.  Areas checked.  The suspect was not located.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Residential Burglary – 11:35 p.m. Officers responded to a residential burglary on Huxley St.  The residents returned home to find a door forced open.  Suspect(s) not on scene.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 




NORTH: Theft – 2:19 a.m.  Officers spoke with a caller who reported that a subject slapped him and took money from him.  The caller did not want to talk with officers in-person.  The caller then stated he didn't want to report anything.  No probable cause developed at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Residential Burglary – 2:45 a.m.  Officers responded to Hidden Cave Drive for a residential burglary.  The resident observed two subjects/suspects attempting to get into their home.  The suspects took off running and fled in a vehicle nearby.  Areas checked.  Suspects not located.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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