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MPD Notable Calls 04/22/2020 to 04/23/2020

April 23, 2020 9:50 AM

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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 04/22/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 04/23/2020, MPD received 372 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 (70), East (74), Midtown (46), North (58), South (29), West (48), 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. 

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:22 am.  An argument broke out between the suspect (26-year-old male) and the victim.  At one point in time, the suspect was in possession of a machete.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct while armed.  The suspect remains at large.  *This was a resource-intensive call which did not make the previous 24-hour cycle.

EAST: Stolen Auto – 7:22 am.  A victim reported his vehicle stolen from his driveway where he had left it running.  The vehicle was later recovered.

CENTRAL: Traffic Arrest – 8:11 am.  An officer observed a vehicle travelling in excess of 60 mph in a 25 mph zone.  The officer attempted to stop the vehicle but the vehicle accelerated away.  The officer did not pursue and later made contact with the driver/suspect (18-year-old female) who was arrested and charged with fleeing/eluding, 2nd degree reckless endangerment, and resisting.

EAST: Nonresidential Burglary – 9:04 am.  An unidentified suspect entered the Chocolate Shoppe office and stole cash and checks.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Check Person – 4:30 pm.  Officers responded to a residence for a report of a suicidal subject (26-year-old female).  Journey Mental Health assisted officers with developing a safety plan for the subject, who was left at her residence.
EAST: OMVWI – 4:33 pm.  Officers responded to the intersection of Crystal Lane and Milwaukee St where the suspect driver (29-year-old female) collided with a car which had come to a stop in front of her.  The suspect was arrested and charged with OWI 2nd offense and multiple traffic infractions.

 SOUTH: Check Person – 6:12 pm.  Dispatch received a report of a suicidal subject (41-year-old male).  Officers made contact with the subject at his residence.  The subject agreed to be transported to a local hospital where he was voluntarily admitted.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 6:36 pm.  A victim reported that during an argument, the suspect (73-year-old male) pushed her, causing her pain.  The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct and domestic battery.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 8:31 pm.  During an argument, the suspect (38-year-old male) scratched, punched, bit and strangled the victim (his domestic partner).  The suspect also slapped his juvenile son during the argument.  Officers responded to the residence and arrested the suspect who was charged with domestic disorderly conduct, battery, strangulation, physical abuse of a child, and possession of marijuana.  CPS was notified.

EAST: Information – 10:32 pm.  A subject reported possible sexual abuse of her one-year-old daughter.  A safety plan was put in place and CPS was notified.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Noise Complaint – 11:14 pm.  Officers were dispatched to a residence for a report of a noise complaint.  Officers determined the residents were in violation of the Safer at Home order.  All involved parties were educated and warned.

NORTH: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 12:52 am.  Officers responded to the 1600 block of Northport Dr for a report of shots fired.  Officers located four shell casings in the roadway.  There were no reports of injuries or damage to property.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Drug Overdose – 2:41 am.  MPD and MFD were dispatched to a residence for a subject (46-year-old male) who was overdosing.  The subject was revived with naloxone and was transported to the hospital.  The subject was referred to the MARI program.

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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