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MPD Notable Calls 08/12/2020 to 08/13/2020

August 13, 2020 9:00 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 08/12/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/13/2020, MPD received 402 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 (67), East (87), Midtown (65), North (62), South (33), West (51), and Other (37).  "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.  



MIDTOWN: Assist EMS – 8:28 a.m.  Officers responded to Regent Street for a report of a subject choking.  The blockage was cleared and the subject regained normal breathing.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 10:35 a.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a subject who appeared disoriented.  Plans were in the works to get the subject back to Minnesota where he resides. 

EAST: Check Person – 10:58 a.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where she received a voluntary evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  Emergency detention not supported.  The subject was left in the care of medical staff and officers disengaged.

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 11:38 a.m.  Officers responded to Williamson St and took a wanted subject/suspect (55-year-old male) into custody on a probation/parole pick-up request.  The suspect was transported to jail.   

CENTRAL: Sexual Assault – 12:56 p.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported being sexually assaulted.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Mental Health Conveyance – 1:04 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject attempting to kill themselves.  The subject stabbed herself in the abdomen and sustained a laceration to her hand.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  Emergency detention being sought.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Child Abuse – 1:21 p.m.  Officers responded to injuries to an 11-year-old child.  The suspect (40-year-old male) is the child's father.  The child had visible injuries.  The suspect was arrested for physical abuse to a child.

WEST: Weapons Offense – 3:06 p.m.  Officers responded to a juvenile struck in the back by pellets from a BB gun. The juvenile had visible welts.  The suspect(s) are believed to be juveniles.  Possible suspect address checked but there was no answer.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Retail Theft – 6:22 p.m.  Officers took a suspect (27-year-old female) into custody for felony retail theft on East Towne Blvd.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 8:25 p.m.  Officers responded to the  500 block of University Ave to check the welfare of a subject walking around in circles and talking to himself.  Officers attempted to contact the subject who fled on foot.  The subject was apprehended and a Chapter 51 return was found active for him.  The subject was resistive with officers.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital and subsequently to Winnebago.

EAST: Disturbance – 9:17 p.m.  Officers responded to the Motel 6 on East Towne Blvd for a suspect (22-year-old male) threatening staff.  Contact was made with the suspect and he resisted officers.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct and resisting. 

EAST: Check Person – 10:45 p.m.  Officers responded to the East Transfer Point for a subject threatening to harm himself.  The subject was contacted and found to be under the influence.  The subject was conveyed to Detox.

WEST: Non-Residential Burglary – 11:56 p.m.  Officers responded to an alarm at Walmart on Watts Rd.  A male suspect and female suspect were observed by the security company break into the store, steal a TV and flee in a vehicle.  Suspects at-large.  Investigation continuing. 


NORTH: Check Area – 2:03 a.m.  Officers responded to Brentwood Parkway for multiple reports of shots fired.  A residence was identified as a possible scene.  Contact was made with the residents and a protective sweep of the home was completed to check for any injured subjects.  Varying accounts of what occurred provided by the residents.  No evidence of shots fired located.  No injuries or property damage reported/observed. 

EAST: Residential Burglary – 2:59 a.m.  Officers responded to a burglary in progress at a residence.  A suspect vehicle was observed and took off through the grass.  The victim reported a missing wallet.  Suspect(s) at-large.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Check Property – 3:28 a.m.  A shell casing was located by the caller at the intersection of Luann Ln/Coho St.  Casing recovered by officers.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 3:34 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 21-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic battery and disorderly conduct. 

NORTH: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 3:53 a.m.  A stolen vehicle was located unoccupied on Aberg Ave/Shopko Dr.  The vehicle had been involved in a crash.  Vehicle towed.

NORTH: Disturbance – 4:38 a.m.  Officers responded to Kipling Drive for a report of a large disturbance.  Officers checked the area and did not locate a disturbance.  A male victim later arrived at a local hospital with a stab wound.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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