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MPD Notable Calls 06/12/2020 to 06/15/2020

June 15, 2020 10:22 AM


The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to (Friday morning to Monday morning) 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 06/12/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 06/15/2020, MPD received 1,119 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 (188), East (229), Midtown (166), North (201), South (117), West (146), and Other (72).  "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 4:07 p.m. to 12:58 a.m. due to calls for service.

MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 6:44 a.m.  UW Hospital reported a victim showed up at the emergency department with a gunshot wound (non-life-threatening).  The victim reported to officers that the unknown suspect had knocked at the door to his residence.  When the victim opened the door, he and the suspect engaged in a physical struggle during which the suspect shot the victim in the back and then fled.  The suspect remains unidentified and at large.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 8:00 a.m.  Officers executed a search warrant at a residence and took into custody a wanted suspect.

WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 8:30 a.m.  Officers located a suspect (31-year-old male) for whom there was a warrant for his arrest.  Officers took the suspect into custody without incident.

CENTRAL: Mental Health Conveyance – 10:52 a.m.  Journey Mental Health requested that MPD contact a subject (47-year-old male) who was under a Chapter 51 commitment.  The subject was placed in protective custody and conveyed to WMHI.

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 12:47 p.m.  A family member found the decedent (55-year-old female) down in her residence.  The decedent had a history of poor health due to alcoholism.  Nothing suspicious on scene.

NORTH: Disturbance – 3:50 p.m.  A subject reported her housemate, with whom she had had previous disagreements, threatened her with a potato peeler.  Investigation revealed the subject with the potato peeler had simply been expressing himself while holding the implement as he was cooking and his gestures were misinterpreted.  The parties were advised to separate for the evening and no further police action was deemed necessary.

MIDTOWN: Traffic Crash – 4:17 p.m.  A pedestrian crossing University Ave near Target was struck by a vehicle.  The pedestrian (80-year-old male) was cited for sudden movement by pedestrian.  The driver (18-year-old female) of the vehicle was not at fault as her view of the pedestrian was blocked as he was crossing the first two lanes in front of stopped cars.  The driver was, however, cited for possession of THC, possession of electric weapon and operating while suspended.

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 5:09 p.m.  The suspect (58-year-old male) generated multiple calls for service as he was yelling and swearing at passersby in the 3700 block of E Washington Ave.  At one point an officer observed the suspect huffing compressed gas cleaner and he was then arrested for abuse of hazardous substance and taken to jail.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 7:13 p.m.  Family members reported the suspect (30-year-old male) picked up a stool and threatened to harm his sister.  The suspect has a history of mental health issues and his mental health was deteriorating as of late.  Officers developed probable cause for a charge of domestic disorderly conduct.  Officers placed the suspect into protective custody and transported him to WMHI. 

MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 8:54 p.m.  The victim reported she was driving westbound on USH 12/18 when an unidentified suspect in the vehicle ahead of her pointed a handgun out of his window at her.  The victim exited the beltline and the suspect vehicle continued westbound on the beltline.  Officers checked the area but did not locate the suspect vehicle.

SOUTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 8:54 p.m.  Staff at a local hospital contacted police about a patient (18-year-old male) with mental health issues who in the past had attacked staff.  Officers responded to the hospital and placed the subject into protective custody.  He was then transported to WMHI.

CENTRAL: OMVWI – 9:14 p.m.  Witnesses in the area of Langdon and N Lake St reported the suspect vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when it crashed into two parked vehicles and then crashed into a tree as it attempted to flee the scene.  A passenger in the vehicle was taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.  The suspect/driver (25-year-old male) was arrested and charged with OWI causing injury, operating while revoked, open intoxicants in vehicle, and hit and run.

CENTRAL: OMVWI – 10:33 p.m.  Officers responded to the area of S Butler St and E Washington Ave for a report of a hit and run crash.  An officer checking the area observed a vehicle with heavy damage driving on rims and initiated a traffic stop.  The driver/suspect (17-year-old male) was arrested and issued several citations, including OWI 1st offense.


  • Priority calls only from 1:37 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. due to calls for service. 

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 7:06 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to a residence where a subject reported finding her husband (67 years old) deceased.  Medical examiner responded.  Nothing suspicious on scene.

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 7:59 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject.  Entry was made to the residence and the subject (64-year-old female) was located deceased.  Nothing suspicious identified.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 8:09 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 24-year-old female suspect).  The suspect was reportedly armed with a knife.  Probable cause was developed to arrest/charge the suspect with domestic disorderly conduct while armed. 

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 8:21 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 29-year-old male suspect).  Probable cause was developed to arrest/charge the suspect with domestic disorderly conduct.

WEST: Check Area – 11:05 p.m.  Officers responded to the 2000 block of McKenna Blvd for multiple reports of shots fired.  Area canvassed.  Subjects interviewed.  No evidence of shots fired located.  No reported injuries or property damage at this time.  Investigation continuing. 


  • Priority calls only from 8:43 a.m. to 2:17 p.m. due to calls for service.
  • Priority calls only from 4:58 p.m. to 1:31 a.m. due to calls for service.

NORTH: Drug Incident/Overdose – 12:34 a.m.  Officers responded to a motel for a subject/suspect (56-year-old male) experiencing a drug overdose.  Naloxone was administered which revived the suspect.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital.  Once medically cleared the suspect was arrested/charged with possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and an outstanding probation/parole warrant. 

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 2:07 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 33-year-old male suspect).  The disturbance occurred in a vehicle.  Contact was made with the two subjects in the vehicle.  The suspect was not cooperative.  Drugs were located on the suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct, resisting, possession of cocaine and bail jumping (two counts). 

SOUTH: Weapons Offense/Shots Fired – 2:47 a.m.  Officers responded to the 300 block of Kent Lane for multiple reports of shots fired. A witness heard shots fired followed by a subject leaving the area in a vehicle.  Shell casings were recovered in the area.  No reports of injuries or property damage at this time.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Sexual Assault – 7:02 a.m.  Officers responded to a sexual assault report in the 600 block of University Ave.  Officers arrived in the area and pursued the suspect (23-year-old male) on foot.  The suspect was located and apprehended after an extensive search of the area was conducted.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 11:15 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 30-year-old male suspect armed with a knife.  The suspect shoved a victim, pulled a knife and threatened two subjects/victims.  The suspect left on foot but was located in the parking lot of a store by officers.  A knife was located in the suspect's backpack.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct while armed (2 counts) and retail theft.   

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 1:44 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 18-year-old male suspect).  The suspect damaged the victim's cell phone during a verbal/physical argument.  Probable cause was developed to arrest/charge the suspect with domestic criminal damage to property.

NORTH: Check Person – 2:31 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject due to a possible disturbance occurring.   Officers contacted the victim and obtained a statement.  The victim sustained visible injuries.  The suspect is at-large.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect, once he is located.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 5:41 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 23-year-old male suspect).  Probable cause was developed to arrest/charge the suspect with domestic criminal damage to property and bail jumping. 

MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 5:51 p.m.  Officers responded to Brittingham Park for a report of a disturbance involving bats and a possible gun.  Contact was made with numerous individuals with limited cooperation.  Probable cause was developed to arrest/charge a suspect (32-year-old male).  Suspect at-large.  Investigation continuing.  

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 6:04 p.m.  Officers responded to Walgreens on Northport Drive for a subject/suspect (50-year-old male) engaging in illegal activity.  The suspect was observed huffing an air freshener in the restroom.  The suspect refused to stop when asked by officers.  The suspect was not cooperative and resisted officers.  The suspect was arrested for resisting and intentional abuse of hazardous materials. 

CENTRAL: Assist EMS/MFD – 7:22 p.m.  Officers responded, along with EMS/MFD, to a residence for a subject/suspect (22-year-old male) experiencing a drug overdose.  The suspect was revived and conveyed to a local hospital.  The suspect was arrested/charged with possession schedule II controlled substance and a probation hold.

EAST: Disturbance – 8:09 p.m.  Officers responded to a hotel for a subject/suspect (21-year-old male) causing a disturbance by banging on doors and causing damage to the property.  The suspect was armed with what was identified as a BB gun.  The suspect was contacted after an extensive safety plan was put together.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The suspect was found to have not been taking his medication. No further action deemed necessary by officers at this time. 

WEST: Aggravated/Substantial Battery – 8:10 p.m.   Officers responded to the BP convenience store on S. Gammon Rd for a physical disturbance between two subjects/suspects (47-year-old male and 33-year-old male).  The 33-year-old male got into an argument with staff over an expired coupon.  The 47-year-old suspect hit the 33-year-old male in the face which broke his nose.  The two suspects physically assaulted one another.  The 33-year-old male was cited for causing the disturbance in the store.  The 47-year-old suspect was arrested for substantial battery.

MIDTOWN: Trespass – 9:17 p.m.  Officers responded to Edgewood High School regarding a subject observed inside the school on security footage.  An open door was located to the school.  The building was cleared.  No suspect(s) were located.  No damage was observed.  Investigation continuing.    


  • Priority calls only from 2:02 a.m. to 3:12 a.m. due to calls for service.

EAST: Check Person – 1:58 a.m.  Officers responded to Vernon Ave for a report of a subject armed with a gun and threatening to harm himself.  Areas checked.  Subject was not located.  MPD's unmanned aircraft system utilized.  Phone ping attempted. 

WEST: Disturbance – 4:15 a.m.  Officers responded to Russett Rd for an ongoing dispute between neighbors.  Limited cooperation.  No charges were substantiated.  Officers disengaged from the area. 

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 4:38 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 22-year-old female suspect).  The suspect showed up at the victim's residence unannounced and began pounding on the door.  The suspect was contacted and was resistive.  The suspect was cited for disorderly conduct and resisting. 

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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