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MPD Notable Calls 06/01/2020 to 06/02/2020

June 2, 2020 9:33 AM


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 06/01/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 06/02/2020, MPD received 540 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 (163), East (97), Midtown (66), North (66), South (30), West (70), and Other (48).  "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 –  11:54 a.m.  Officers received information that a wanted suspect (22-year-old male) was at the BP convenience store on Northport Drive.  The suspect left the parking lot in a vehicle as officers arrived on scene.  A traffic stop was initiated and the vehicle/driver stopped.  The suspect fled on foot.  MPD did not pursue.     

WEST: Mental Health Conveyance – 5:59 p.m.  Officers responded several times to a report of a subject harming herself and her care staff.  Officers worked with the care staff to ensure safety of everyone.  The subject was ultimately taken into protective custody and conveyed her to a local hospital.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  An emergency detention may be sought.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Road Rage – 6:57 p.m.  Officers responded to N. Sherman Ave/Aberg Ave for a report of a road rage incident involving a gun.  Areas checked.  Attempt to locate involved vehicles/subjects.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Check Person – 9:22 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject who had not been heard from in a few days.  Entry was made to the residence and the subject was located dehydrated and in need of medical attention. 



NORTH: Non-Residential Burglary – 12:21 a.m.  MPD heard glass breaking in the area (Mendota St/E. Washington Ave).  Several individuals were observed breaking into the Tech Heroes Store and fleeing the area.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 12:30 a.m.  Subjects were observed with Molotov Cocktails and attempting to utilize them at the Veteran's Museum.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Non-Residential Burglary – 1:30 a.m.  Entry was made and the store appeared looted (US Cellular Store on S. Gammon Rd).  Investigations continuing. 

CENTRAL: Aggravated/Substantial Battery – 1:44 a.m.  Two male victims were physically attacked by several suspects.  One victim sustained broken bones.  The other victim required stitches for his injuries.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Non-Residential Burglary – 2:25 a.m.  Officers received information that 5 male subjects were attempting to break into the ATM at Summit Credit Union on Cottage Grove Rd.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 2:31 a.m.  Caller heard a gunshot following by screaming and tires squealing.  Area checked.  Nothing located.  No injuries or property damage reported. 

CENTRAL: Non-Residential Burglary – 2:47 a.m.  Fontana Sports on N. Henry St was looted for the second time this evening.  Investigation continuing. 


2:50 a.m.  Update from Chief Wahl released on his blog:


WEST: Non-Residential Burglary – 3:00 a.m.  Caller advised that Capital Petro on Mineral Point Rd was forcefully entered and looted.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Non-Residential Burglary – 3:00 a.m.  Movin Shoes on S. Park St entered and looted.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Non-Residential Burglary – 3:15 a.m.  Caller advised that Mobile Generation/Verizon on Gemini Dr was damaged (broken glass/door) and being looted.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Non-Residential Burglary – 3:22 a.m.  Caller advised that the Pizza Hut on S. Park St was being looted.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Non-Residential Burglary – 3:34 a.m.  Caller advised that the BP convenience store on Schroeder Rd was damaged (broken glass) and being looted.  Investigation continuing.     

CENTRAL: Battery – 5:01 a.m.  Media member physically assaulted on live TV.  The suspect was located and arrested.  Investigation continuing. 

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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