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MPD Notable Calls 05/26/2020 to 05/27/2020

May 27, 2020 8:13 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 05/26/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 05/27/2020, MPD received 309 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 (42), East (61), Midtown (59), North (45), South (33), West (52), and Other (17).  "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.  

 

05/26

**Priority calls only from 4:03 p.m. to 5:04 p.m. due to calls for service.

**Priority calls only from 6:19 p.m. to 7:23 p.m. due to calls for service.

EAST: Crash –  5:57 a.m.  Officers responded to a single-vehicle crash at Vernon Ave/Cottage Grove Rd.  The driver sustained non-life threatening injuries.  The driver was determined to have fallen asleep.  No citations issued. 

WEST: Residential Burglary – 6:56 a.m.  Officers received a report of a stolen vehicle from a closed residential garage.  The keys were stolen from inside the residence.  A separate key and garage door opener were stolen from a second vehicle.  The vehicle was entered as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.   

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 9:01 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 28-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived but probable cause was developed to charge/arrest him.  **The suspect was arrested later in the day for domestic disorderly conduct. 

SOUTH: Residential Burglary – 9:07 a.m.  Officers received a report of stolen property from a residential garage.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Assist EMS/MFD – 10:43 a.m.  Officers responded, along with MFD, to a structure fire. Homeowners/residents were not home.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Death Investigation – 12:30 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a deceased subject (40-year-old male).  The decedent had a history of drug use.  Nothing suspicious identified.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 1:29 p.m.  Officers took a subject into custody under a Chapter 51 return order.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  Final destination pending.

WEST: Disturbance – 3:35 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of an unwanted subject/suspect (20-year-old male) acting suspicious.  The suspect was also observed attempting to enter a garage and vehicle.  Additional calls to dispatch were received regarding the same suspect and concerning behavior.  Perimeter set up and areas canvassed.  The suspect was observed but fled.  The suspect was ultimately located and taken into custody on charges of trespassing (two counts), disorderly conduct (two counts) and resisting.   

WEST: Check Person – 3:55 p.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  The subject was contacted and found to have superficial self-inflicted injuries.  The subject was not cooperative with officers.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital.  Investigation continuing.   

CENTRAL: Mental Health Conveyance – 7:17 p.m.  Officers took a subject into protective custody due to mental health concerns.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital and ultimately transported to Mendota on a Chapter 51 return.

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 9:46 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for an "out-of-control" subject.  The subject was placed into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Disturbance – 10:06 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 28-year-old male suspect).  A witness reported observing the suspect knock the victim to the ground in a parking lot.  The victim sustained minor injuries and was not very cooperative with officers.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Probable cause was developed to arrest/charge the suspect, once he is located.  **Police were called back to the residence around 1:30 a.m. and took the suspect into custody for domestic disorderly conduct and a probation hold. 

 

05/27

MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 12:57 a.m.  Officers responded to reports of shots fired.  A caller reported locating a bullet in their residence (on Britta Parkway) after it went through a front window.  Officers located/recovered multiple casings.  No reports of injuries.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Weapons Offense – 5:34 a.m.  A report of shots fired was called in on E. Washington Ave.  Area checked and nothing was located.  Dispatch was later notified that damage to a window was found and a bullet fragment was recovered.  No reports of injuries.  Investigation continuing. 

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