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MPD Notable Calls 07/06/2020 to 07/07/2020

July 7, 2020 8:19 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 07/06/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/07/2020, MPD received 434 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 (70), East (112), Midtown (70), North (75), South (47), West (41), and Other (19).  "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 12:08 p.m. to 2:07 p.m. due to calls for service.
  • Priority calls only from 2:17 p.m. to 12:04 a.m. due to calls for service.

MIDTOWN: Missing Adult – 8:32 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a missing adult who was reportedly suicidal.  The subject was located deceased in another county with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Found Child – 10:45 a.m.  A non-verbal child was located by a community member at a park.  The child had been left in the care of an older sibling who called his mother after realizing his sibling was missing.  Child Protective Services notified.  No concerns were identified for the care of the child.  The child was returned home.  No further action deemed necessary by officers.

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 11:24 a.m.  Officers responded to Monroe Street after a subject jumped out of a moving vehicle and fled (this was after the subject left a hospital against medical advice and was reportedly suicidal).  Areas checked and the subject was located.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital.  Journey Mental Health consulted and an emergency detention is being sought.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 11:50 a.m.  Officers responded to reports of shots fired on Northport Drive.  The caller reported that two vehicles were involved in the shooting.  One of the involved vehicles was located and a traffic stop was conducted.  Investigation continuing.    

MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 2:07 p.m.  A suspect (53-year-old male) pointed a handgun at two male victims at Brittingham Park.  The suspect fled in a vehicle.  The suspect/vehicle was located by officers and a traffic stop was initiated.  The suspect's gun was believed to be discarded by some train tracks.  K9 assisted with a search and a loaded handgun was located in the brush line where witnesses had observed the suspect.  Drugs and a large amount of cash were located on the suspect.  The suspect was arrested for 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety, felon in possession of a firearm and disorderly conduct while armed.

EAST: Crash with Injuries – 2:29 p.m.  Officers responded to S. Stoughton Rd/Buckeye for a crash involving a semi and five vehicles.  Minor injuries sustained.  The driver of the semi was cited for following too closely.

NORTH: Strong Armed Robbery – 7:07 p.m.  A suspect (34-year-old female) entered the Capitol Petro convenience store on N. Sherman Ave and caused a disturbance and told the store clerk she was robbing the store.  The suspect threatened to shoot the store clerk.  No gun/weapon was observed.  The suspect was arrested for strong arm robbery.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 9:44 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 18-year-old male suspect).  The suspect pushed and punched the victim.  The suspect took the victim's phone which prevented her from calling for help.  The suspect left the residence before officers arrived.  The suspect was contacted and arrested for domestic battery, domestic disorderly conduct and domestic intimidation of a victim.

EAST: Crash with Injuries – 10:36 p.m.  Officers responded to Cottage Grove Rd/Stoughton Rd for a two-vehicle crash.  A driver was cited for inattentive driving and operating while suspended.  Minor injuries reported.



CENTRAL: Disturbance – 12:10 a.m.  Officers responded to the 500 block of University Ave for a subject/suspect (25-year-old male) sleeping/trespassing.  The suspect threatened to stab a male victim.  The suspect was arrested for trespassing and disorderly conduct.

SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 1:45 a.m.  Officers responded to Fisher St/Buick Ave for numerous reports of shots fired.  Area canvassed. No evidence of shots fired located.  No reported injuries or property damage.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 2:04 a.m.  Officers responded to the 6200 block of Putnam Rd for numerous reports of shots fired. Shell casings were located/recovered by officers in the area.  No reported injuries or property damage at this time.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Weapons Offense – 2:31 a.m.  Officers responded to the 5300 block of Milwaukee St for numerous reports of shots fired.  A shell casing was located/recovered in the area.  No reported injuries or property damage at this time.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Assist EMS – 3:39 a.m.  Officers responded, along with EMS/Fire, to a residence for a subject who collapsed.  CCR and Naloxone was administered to the subject, who was revived.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where he admitted to snorting heroin.  Possible drugs were located on the subject.  Charges forthcoming.  Investigation continuing. 

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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