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 04/14/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 04/15/2020, MPD received 327 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 (36), East (47), Midtown (44), North (61), South (43), West (80), and Other (16). "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.
WEST: Crash/Stolen Vehicle – 6:29 a.m. Officers responded to Park Edge Drive for a report of a crash. A stolen vehicle struck a parked vehicle. The occupants of the stolen vehicle fled on foot. Investigation continuing.
EAST: Traffic Complaint – 7:48 a.m. A driver/suspect (25-year-old female) became upset with a parking enforcement officer. The parking enforcement officer disengaged and drove away. The suspect followed, honked and flipped off the parking enforcement officer. A traffic stop was conducted due to this behavior. The suspect was cited for disorderly conduct and operating after suspension.
SOUTH: Stolen Vehicle – 10:19 a.m. Officers received a report of a stolen vehicle. Attempt to locate aired. The vehicle was entered as stolen in the appropriate databases.
SOUTH: Strong Armed Robbery – 11:42 a.m. Officers met with a delivery driver/victim who reported being robbed by a suspect. The suspect took food, keys, cash and the victim's wallet. Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect. Suspect remains at-large. Investigation continuing.
MIDTOWN: Check Area – 4:23 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a juvenile rummaging through a garage. The resident scared the juvenile away. The juvenile was observed fleeing and leaving in a vehicle. A vehicle, reported stolen, was found in the area unoccupied. The vehicle was recovered. Investigation continuing.
SOUTH: Check Person – 5:30 p.m. Officers responded to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject. The subject admitted to taking an excessive amount of pills. The subject was conveyed to a local hospital. An emergency detention was sought and approved. The subject was conveyed to Winnebago.
NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 8:52 p.m. Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 21-year-old male suspect). A gun was reported to be involved. The suspect was located walking on E. Washington Ave. The suspect was arrested/charged with intimidation of a victim and disorderly conduct (domestic-related charges). A gun was recovered. No injuries reported.
EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 2:36 a.m. Officers responded to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject. The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital. Journey Mental Health consulted. The subject voluntarily admitted to the hospital and officers disengaged.