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MPD Notable Calls 04/23/2020 to 04/24/2020

April 24, 2020 9:11 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 04/23/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 04/24/2020, MPD received 347 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 (72), Midtown (64), North (69), South (33), West (54), and Other (20).  "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 7:00pm to 8:10pm and from 9:25pm to 10:45pm due to calls for service.

WEST: Drug Overdose – 8:26 am.  A suspect (27-year-old male) overdosed on heroin.  MFD administered naloxone and revived the suspect who was cited for possession of paraphernalia.

EAST: Retail Theft – 10:23 am.  Officers responded to Hy-Vee for a report of a suspect (54-year-old male) who was observed concealing merchandise and leaving the store without paying for the items.  Officers made contact with the suspect in the nearby area and arrested him for retail theft.

EAST: Check Person – 10:34 am.  Officers responded to a residence for a report of a subject (34-year-old female) who was harming herself.  The subject agreed to be transported to a local hospital.

NORTH: Attempted Homicide – 12:10 pm.  Officers responded to the 1000 block of Sherman Ave for a vehicle which struck a pole after unidentified suspects discharged a firearm at the vehicle.  The driver/victim did not sustain any gunshot wounds but was transported to the hospital for other injuries.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

WEST: Check Person – 2:36 pm.  Officers responded to a residence for a suicidal subject (24-year-old female).  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health.  The subject agreed to be transported to a local hospital.

MIDTOWN: Check Property – 2:43 pm.  Officers were dispatched to a residence where the residents were reportedly engaged in a basketball game and not practicing social distancing.  Officers made contact and educated the residents about the "Safer at Home" order. 

WEST: Check Person – 5:16 pm.  Officers were dispatched to a residence where a suspect was reported to be suicidal and in possession of crack cocaine.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health and the suspect agreed to be conveyed to a local hospital.  The suspect was cited with possession of cocaine.

MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 6:17 pm.  The victim reported she was walking her dog when the suspect (23-year-old male) emerged from his residence yelling obscenities and ordering her to get off his lawn.  The suspect threw a small hatchet at the victim and her dog.  Officers responded to the location and took the suspect into custody.  The suspect was charged with 2nd degree reckless endangering safety and disorderly conduct.

EAST: Suspicious Vehicle – 6:25 pm.  An MPD officer observed a vehicle driving recklessly in the area of the exit from the eastbound beltline and Stoughton Rd.  The license plate displayed on the vehicle did not match the vehicle to which it was registered.  While the officer was making contact with the driver/suspect (39-year-old male) at a nearby gas station, the driver suddenly fled the scene.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect driver with eluding.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 6:53 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (53-year-old male) threw hot oil at the victim due to an ongoing dispute between the two parties.  The victim sustained multiple burns to his hands and face.  The suspect fled the scene prior to officers' arrival.  Officers developed probable cause to charge the suspect with domestic 1st degree reckless endangering safety.

NORTH: Disturbance – 9:33 pm.  Officers responded to the Rodeway Inn for two suspects (38-year-old female and 50-year-old male) who were arguing and fighting with hotel staff and security.  The male suspect was arrested and charged with battery and disorderly conduct.  The female suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

MIDTOWN: Drug Overdose – 10:54 pm.  Officers responded to a residence for a suspect (17-year-old male) who was overdosing.  Officers revived the suspect with naloxone and he was conveyed to the hospital.  The suspect was charged with possession of a sched II controlled substance (oxycodone) and was referred to the MARI program.

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 11:03 pm.  Officers responded to the area of S Ingersoll St and Jenifer St for reports of shots fired.  Officers gathered statements from witnesses.  No evidence of shots fired was located.  There were no reports of injuries or damage to property.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

NORTH: Drug Incident/Investigation – 11:21 pm.  Officers were dispatched to a residence for an active disturbance.  One suspect (39-year-old male) was arrested and charged with felon in possession of a firearm and resisting.
 

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