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MPD Notable Calls 06/18/2020 to 06/19/2020

June 19, 2020 10:24 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 06/18/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 06/19/2020, MPD received 432 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 (74), East (95), Midtown (69), North (71), South (45), West (45), and Other (33).  "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: Check Person –  7:32 a.m.  Officers were requested to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  Officers attempted to locate and connect with the subject.  The subject refused to answer the door or the phone.  Limited information obtained about the welfare of the subject.  No other legal action taken by officers at this time.  The subject was ultimately not contacted.  Voicemails were left with the subject to call the police or Journey Mental Health if he wanted assistance.  Officers disengaged from the area.   

EAST: Weapons Offense Person w/ Gun – 1:17 pm.  Dispatch received a report of a subject traveling northbound on Stoughton Rd who pointed a gun at another driver.  The suspect vehicle was stopped and the driver consented to a search of his vehicle.  No weapon was located and no charges were substantiated.

EAST: Disturbance – 4:42 pm.  During an argument between the victim and the suspect (23-year-old female), the victim asked the suspect to leave her residence, at which point the suspect threatened the victim.  The suspect left but a short time later reentered the victim's residence and physically assaulted the victim.  The suspect also damaged property in the home.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct, battery, and damage to property.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 4:49 pm.  The victim reported he was walking in the 3000 block of E Washington Ave when an unidentified suspect fired three shots at him.  The victim was not injured.  Officers checked the area and did not locate any damage to property.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

CENTRAL: Armed Robbery – 6:41 pm.  The victim reported he was speaking with a group of males at Peace Park in the 400 block of State St when the group became hostile and threatened the victim.  One of the suspects was armed with a long stick.  The suspects kicked and punched the victim who sustained lacerations to his face.  The suspects also stole a phone and a pair of sunglasses from the victim.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 8:03 pm.  A subject (81-year-old female) was found deceased in her residence.  Nothing suspicious.  Medical examiner on scene.

EAST: Sexual Assault – 8:19 pm.  The suspect (39-year-old male) was receiving treatment at a local hospital when he made inappropriate sexual contact with the nurse.  The suspect then attempted to strike another nurse.  The suspect was arrested for 4th degree sexual assault and attempted battery.

NORTH: Drug Overdose – 10:33 pm.  A subject (36-year-old female) was found not breathing in her residence.  The subject was revived with naloxone.  No charges were substantiated.

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 11:26 pm.  A victim reported her boyfriend was involved in an altercation with two suspects (24- and 33-year-old males) in the parking lot at the Red Roof Inn when the 33-year-old suspect pointed a gun at her.  Officers made contact with the suspects and, with consent, searched their room as well as an associated vehicle.  No firearm was located and no weapons related charges were substantiated.  The 24-year-old suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 12:58 am.  The suspect (35-year-old male) struck the victim in the face when she would not turn off her phone after going to bed.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic battery and disorderly conduct.  The suspect remains at large.

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense Person w/ Gun – 2:26 am.  The victim reported she was walking on Mendota Ct when an unknown male grabbed her and held a gun to her head.  Officers located a person of interest, arrested him and conveyed him to jail on a parole hold.  Charges related to the attack may be forthcoming.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

MIDTOWN: Noise Complaint – 2:30 am.  Dispatch received a report of people being loud in Allied Park.  Officers checked the area and located a group of 40-50 people gathered but no active disturbance occurring.  Officers disengaged.

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