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MPD Notable Calls 07/28/2020 to 07/29/2020

July 29, 2020 8:36 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 07/28/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/29/2020, MPD received 461 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 (58), East (94), Midtown (53), North (81), South (37), West (73), and Other (65).  "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.  

 

07/28

  • Priority calls only from 4:26 p.m. to 5:22 p.m. due to calls for service.
  • Priority calls only from 7:38 p.m. to 8:28 p.m. due to calls for service.

WEST: Stolen Vehicle – 6:51 a.m.  A vehicle was stolen from a residence overnight.  Attempt to locate aired.  Vehicle listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Check Area – 8:25 a.m.  Officers responded to Hampshire Rd/Schroeder Rd for multiple reports of shots fired.  The cause of the noise was determined to be fireworks. 

WEST: Residential Burglary – 8:45 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence that had been entered by unknown suspect(s) while the residents were away from the home.  A screen was removed from the back porch.  The home was rummaged through.  A vehicle was stolen (and located unoccupied crashed on the east side).  Investigation continuing.    

CENTRAL: Check Person – 10:11 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a suspect (37-year-old female) who was walking on the sidewalk, passed by a group of children walking and ended up grabbing a child by the arm and shaking the child.  The suspect made comments to the adults watching the children that she needed help.  The suspect was contacted and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation. Journey Mental Health plugged in.  At this time, the suspect is being voluntary with the mental health evaluation/admission process.  If this changes, MPD will seek an emergency detention.  The suspect was cited for disorderly conduct.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 10:50 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance.  Charges were not substantiated.  When officers were leaving the residence, an involved subject/suspect (29-year-old male) threw a rock at a vehicle which damaged the windshield.  The suspect was arrested/charged with criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct (domestic-related charges). 

SOUTH: Stolen Vehicle – 10:58 a.m.  A vehicle was stolen from a residence.  The keys were in the vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  Vehicle listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 11:31 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject. The subject (70-year-old male) was located deceased.  The decedent had health concerns.  Nothing suspicious observed.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

EAST: Death Investigation – 11:35 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a deceased subject (39-year-old male).  The decedent had a history of substance abuse.  Evidence of drug use observed.  Nothing suspicious identified.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:00 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 24-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was upset and broke items in the residence.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.

NORTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 3:17 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  It was reported that the subject was armed with a knife.  The subject was initially uncooperative, however officers were able to get her to agree to hand over the knife.  The subject was taken into protective custody.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The subject was later transported to Winnebago. 

EAST: Assist EMS/Fire – 3:34 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for an infant who stopped breathing.  An officer performed CCR and the child was revived.  The child was to be evaluated at a local hospital. 

EAST: Weapons Offense – 4:12 p.m.  Officers responded to a shots fired incident in the 5500 block of Burke Rd.  Two vehicles were involved in the incident.  No injuries or property damage reported.  Casings recovered from the scene.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Sexual Assault of a Child – 7:08 p.m.  A juvenile reported being sexually assaulted by a known suspect (40-year-old male).  The suspect was contacted and probable cause was developed.  The suspect was arrested/charged with 1st degree sexual assault of a child, physical abuse to a child and child enticement. 

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 11:35 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a suicidal subject.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  Emergency detention obtained and the subject was conveyed to Winnebago. 

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