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MPD Notable Calls 07/14/2020 to 07/15/2020

July 15, 2020 8:58 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 07/14/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/15/2020, MPD received 399 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 (62), East (88), Midtown (58), North (72), South (42), West (52), and Other (25).  "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 Area – 9:43 a.m.  Officers responded to Peace Park for a report that a female subject pulled a gun out.  Area checked.  Video checked.  No signs of a disturbance.  No subject(s) observed with a gun. 

CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 10:17 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (32-year-old female).  Evidence of drug use observed.  Nothing suspicious observed.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Check Area – 10:41 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a male subject holding a gun to the head of another male subject in a vehicle.  The vehicle was reported as driving recklessly down Packers Ave.  Areas checked.  Involved subjects not located. 

WEST: Juvenile Arrest – 11:46 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a juvenile leaving a group home without permission.  The juvenile/suspect (12-year-old female) was observed getting into a vehicle and the vehicle driving away.  The vehicle crashed and officers discovered the suspect had been driving the vehicle (which was stolen).  The suspect was not cooperative with officers.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without consent, resisting and 2nd degree reckless endangering safety. 

EAST: Disturbance – 12:59 p.m.  Officers responded to Oak St/E. Washington Ave for a disturbance between two subjects involving a shovel.  At least one subject sustained injuries.  Investigation continuing.   

EAST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 4:23 p.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (16-year-old female).  The juvenile had her cell phone taken away by her mother.  The juvenile physically assaulted her mother and left the home.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile has been listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.  The juvenile has a history of running away. 

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 5:19 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 26-year-old male suspect).  The suspect attempted to strike the victim with a knife and threatened to kill him.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and battery (domestic-related charges). 

EAST: Disturbance – 9:53 p.m.  Officers responded to Darbo Drive for a report of a vehicle attempting to run over several bystanders.  A disturbance between a male and female was observed by officers as they arrived on scene.  The female subject/suspect (23-year-old) drove her vehicle into the male subject's vehicle (believed to be occupied at the time).  The male subject left the scene with two kids.  The suspect subsequently drove her vehicle at two other subjects who were standing on the curb.  The suspect was arrested for 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety (2 counts).

EAST: Death Investigation – 11:06 p.m.  Officers received a request to check on the welfare of a subject (55-year-old male).  Entry was made to the home and the subject was located deceased (of an apparent suicide).  Nothing suspicious observed.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 


EAST: Disturbance – 1:28 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance.  Officers arrived and heard a disturbance.  The subjects were ordered to come out of the residence.  A suspect (26-year-old male) exited the residence but attempted to go back in the residence multiple times.  The suspect was detained which prompted his mother/suspect (50-year-old female) to come outside and attempt to free her son.  The female suspect swung at an officer.  The female suspect went back into the residence, retrieved a knife and slashed the screen door.  Officers focused on arresting the male suspect and kept distance from the female suspect.  The male suspect was arrested for bail jumping and resisting.  Officers disengaged from the residence.  Probable cause was established to arrest the female suspect at a later date for obstructing and disorderly conduct while armed. 

NORTH: Attempted Stolen Vehicle – 6:19 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence where a suspect(s) attempted to steal a vehicle.  A vehicle was entered and started.  The vehicle was blocked in by three other vehicles.  The suspect(s) attempted to drive away, crashing into the three other vehicles.  The suspect(s) left the area without any vehicles.  Investigation continuing.    

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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