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MPD Notable Calls 05/28/2020 to 05/29/2020

May 29, 2020 10:11 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 05/28/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 05/29/2020, MPD received 379 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 (37), East (73), Midtown (61), North (75), South (59), West (48), and Other (26).  "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. 

NORTH: Check Person – 7:29 am.  Numerous callers to dispatch reported seeing a subject (21-year-old male) sitting naked in the street.  The subject was placed into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital where he threatened staff.  Journey Mental Health was consulted.  The subject was then conveyed to Winnebago MHI.

NORTH: Stolen Auto – 8:24 am.  The victim reported his work van was stolen while he was unloading materials.  The vehicle was later recovered with minor damage.  The victim's wallet was stolen.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 9:20 am.  Officers responded for a report of a subject (15-year-old male) who was threatening to harm a family member.  The subject is under a Chapter 51 commitment and was placed into protective custody and transported to Winnebago MHI.

EAST: Death Investigation – 9:49 am.  The roommate of a subject (64-year-old male) found him deceased in the residence.  Nothing suspicious.  Medical examiner on scene.

SOUTH: Sexual Assault of a Child – 10:02 am.  The suspect (22-year-old male) made inappropriate contact with the victim at their residence.  CPS was notified and a safety plan was put in place to keep victim and suspect separated.  The suspect faces a charge of first degree sexual assault of a child.

EAST: Disturbance – 12:57 pm.  Officers responded to the GrandStay Hotel for a suspect (41-year-old male) causing a disturbance in the lobby.  The suspect was uncooperative with police and was charged with resisting.

EAST: Assist EMS/Fire – 1:22 pm.  Officers responded to the GrandStay Hotel for a subject (39-year-old male) who was overdosing.  MPD officers administered naloxone and revived the subject.  No charges were substantiated.

EAST: Stolen Auto – 5:22 pm.  The victim reported his truck was stolen from his driveway.  The vehicle was listed as stolen and an ATL was aired.

CENTRAL: Damage to Property – 5:39 pm.  The suspect (44-year-old male) dumped trash cans into the roadway in the 100 block of State St and damaged a sign belonging to a coffee shop.  The suspect was arrested for damage to property and bail jumping.

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 6:48 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (18-year-old female) and victim (suspect's father) were arguing.  The suspect hit the victim in the back with a metal rod.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic battery.

EAST: Check Person – 10:04 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where a subject (11-year-old female) had climbed to the roof of her residence and was yelling.  Officers dialogued with the subject until she was willing to go back inside.  The subject was placed into protective custody and transported to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The subject then returned home with a safety plan in place.

CENTRAL: OMVWI – 1:08 am.  The suspect vehicle was traveling inbound on Williamson St when it struck a parked car in the 1400 block.  The driver/suspect (21-year-old male) fled on foot after tossing a backpack with THC and paraphernalia in it.  The passenger/suspect (20-year-old female) remained on scene and was in possession of pills without a prescription and drug paraphernalia, for which she was cited and released.  The male suspect was located and arrested for OWI 1st offense, possession of THC and possession of drug paraphernalia.

EAST: Drug Overdose – 4:30 am.  Officers responded to the Best Western for a suspect (44-year-old female) who had overdosed.  MFD paramedics administered naloxone and revived the suspect.  The suspect was charged with possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia.

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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