Each year in May, MPD typically hosts our annual awards ceremony. This is an opportunity to recognize some of the great work done during the previous year. This year's ceremony was cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the MPD Awards Committee met earlier this year and a number of MPD employee and community members are receiving departmental awards or Chief's citations. The program outlining the winners is available here:
These accomplishments are reflective of the great work performed by members of MPD every day in service to the community, and to the support we receive from our partners and members of the public.
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 05/19/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 05/20/2020, MPD received 353 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 (71), Midtown (57), North (64), South (35), West (61), and Other (30). "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.
CENTRAL: Disturbance – 3:19 a.m. Officers responded to a residence for an unwanted subject/suspect (29-year-old male). The suspect refused to leave. The suspect was arrested for trespassing, disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana.
NORTH: Death Investigation – 7:44 a.m. Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (69-year-old male). Death determined to be self-inflicted. Nothing suspicious identified. Medical Examiner's office responded.
EAST: Weapons Offense – 1:51 p.m. Officers responded to a disturbance with reports of a weapon (box cutter) involved. The suspect (39-year-old male) threatened to kill his father/victim. Journey Mental Health consulted. Box cutter recovered. The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation. The suspect was admitted and left in the care of medical staff. Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect once he is released from the hospital. Investigation continuing.
SOUTH: Check Person – 2:59 p.m. Officers received a request to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject. The subject was contacted and taken into protective custody. The subject was not cooperative with officers. The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where an emergency detention was sought and approved. The subject was transported to Winnebago
WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 3:37 p.m. A wanted suspect (44-year-old male) was located and taken into custody for domestic stalking. The suspect was conveyed to jail.
CENTRAL: Check Person – 5:47 p.m. Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject. The subject was located and contacted. Journey Mental Health consulted. The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation. An emergency detention was sought and approved. The subject was transported to Winnebago.
NORTH: Disturbance – 6:38 p.m. Officers responded to a disturbance involving an intoxicated suspect (45-year-old male). The suspect physically assaulted a male victim. The suspect was not cooperative with officers. The suspect kicked an officer. The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct (2 counts), resisting and battery to law enforcement.
WEST: Check Person – 7:16 p.m. Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject/suspect (22-year-old male). Officers located the suspect and attempted to dialogue with him. The suspect aggressed towards an officer and refused to listen to verbal commands. An ECD was deployed and the suspect was taken into custody. Journey Mental Health consulted. Actions by suspect determined to be behavioral. The suspect was arrested and charged with resisting.
EAST: Check Area – 9:00 p.m. Officers responded to multiple reports of shots fired. Area canvassed. No injuries or reports of property damage at this time. Investigation continuing.
EAST: Weapons Offense/Shots Fired – 9:01 p.m. Officers responded to Heistand Park for a report of shots fired and several subjects observed running. Area canvassed. Neighbors contacted. No reports of injuries or property damage. No shell casings recovered. Investigation continuing.
MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 9:54 p.m. Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a suicidal subject. Journey Mental Health consulted. The subject was contacted and agreed to go to the hospital for an evaluation. The subject was left in the care of medical staff.
EAST: Check Property – 12:05 a.m. Officers responded to a residence for a noise complaint and located a gathering that is against the county public health order. The group was reluctant but did disperse. No citations issues. No further action deemed necessary by officers.