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MPD Notable Calls 08/06/2020 to 08/07/2020

August 7, 2020 12:02 PM

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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 08/06/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/07/2020, MPD received 425 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 (76), East (76), Midtown (84), North (84), South (39), West (48), and Other (18).  "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 7:20pm to 12:30am due to calls for service.


NORTH: Recovered Stolen Auto – 10:34 am.  A parking enforcement officer located a stolen vehicle in the 1900 block of Browning Rd.

MIDTOWN: Stolen Moped – 11:03 am.  The victim reported his moped was stolen sometime overnight.  An ATL was aired and the vehicle was listed as stolen.

EAST: Retail Theft – 11:51 am.  Employees at the Dollar Tree reported a suspect (25-year-old male) entered the store, concealed merchandise in a backpack, and then fled the store.  Officers located the suspect in the area and took him into custody.  The suspect was charged with retail theft, battery, resisting and bail jumping.

EAST: Disturbance – 2:14 pm.  Employees at Summit Credit Union reported a customer/suspect (31-year-old male) was banging on the windows and blocking the drive thru, and tried to force his way into the lobby.  The suspect was taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct, trespass, resisting and bail jumping.

CENTRAL: Trespass/Adult Arrested Person – 3:34 pm.  Officers initially made contact with the suspect (32-year-old male) at Willy St Co-op where he was panhandling aggressively and trespassing.  Despite being warned not to return to the premises, the suspect was later seen on the store property and then in the area of Yahara Place.  The suspect was arrested for trespass after notification, resisting, possession of drug paraphernalia and bail jumping.

WEST: Check Person – 4:05 pm.  A victim reported she was shopping at the At Home store on Watts Rd when she noticed an unknown suspect staring at her and patting his groin area.  When the suspect approached the victim, the victim took a picture of him, at which point the suspect left the store.  The suspect remains at large.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 5:12 pm.  The suspect (31-year-old male) was causing a disturbance at a downtown residence where he was yelling, banging on doors and windows and appeared to be under the influence of an illegal substance.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health.  The suspect was arrested and charged with criminal trespass to dwelling and disorderly conduct.

NORTH: Traffic Crash – 7:09 pm.  Callers to dispatch reported a two vehicle crash at the intersection of E Washington Ave and Oak St.  Witnesses reported an SUV struck a van broadside.  The driver of the SUV fled the scene prior to officers' arrival and remains at large.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

WEST: Death Investigation – 7:36 pm.  A subject (51-year-old female) was found unconscious and unresponsive at her residence.  Life-saving efforts were unsuccessful.  Medical examiner responded.  Nothing suspicious on scene.

SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 7:41 pm.  Multiple callers to dispatch reported hearing shots fired in the area of Center St and Third Ave.  Officers checked the area but did not locate any evidence of shots fired, damage to property or injured persons.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

WEST: Missing Adult – 8:46 pm.  Family members reported a subject (34-year-old male) missing and possibly suicidal.  An ATL was aired and the subject was listed as missing.

SOUTH: Disturbance – 8:48 pm.  Officers were dispatched to a residence where the suspect (14-year-old female) was arguing and fighting with family members and damaging things in the home.  The suspect was taken to JRC and charged with resisting, battery, and disorderly conduct.  CPS was notified.

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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