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MPD Notable Calls 08/19/2020 to 08/20/2020

August 20, 2020 8:01 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 08/19/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/20/2020, MPD received 450 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 (78), East (95), Midtown (71), North (75), South (50), West (58), and Other (23).  "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 10:45 a.m. to 11:24 a.m. due to calls for service.

Priority calls only from 5:59 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. due to calls for service.

CENTRAL: Non-Residential Burglary – 6:20 a.m.  A suspect(s) broke into a laundromat on Winnebago Street and stole the change machine.   Investigation continuing.

EAST: Non-Residential Burglary – 6:28 a.m.  A suspect(s) broke into a business on Dempsey Road and stole a computer.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Check Area – 6:41 a.m.  Officers responded to the 2900 block of E. Washington Ave for two subjects possibly attempting to enter multiple vehicles.  Area checked.  Subjects no longer on scene.

NORTH: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 7:41 a.m.  A stolen vehicle was recovered unoccupied.  Registered owner notified.

CENTRAL: Residential Burglary – 8:25 a.m.  A suspect entered a residence sometime overnight and stole personal items.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Residential Burglary – 10:01 a.m.  A vehicle was stolen from an open garage at a residence.  The front door to the residence was found open.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

NORTH: Disturbance – 10:12 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance where a suspect (44-year-old male) reportedly damaged a vehicle's window.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Disturbance – 10:29 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital where a subject reportedly punched a medical staff member.  Investigation continuing.  **The subject was later conveyed to Winnebago.

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 10:30 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (72-year-old male).  Nothing suspicious identified.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Disturbance – 10:39 a.m.  Officers responded to Frisch Rd for a report of an active disturbance. Multiple subjects contacted and no charges were substantiated.  The subjects were separated and officers disengaged.

MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 11:07 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence that had been broken into and ransacked.  Investigation continuing.    

NORTH: Disturbance – 12:53 p.m.  Officers responded to a convenience store on Packers Ave for a disturbance.  A victim (employee) was punched by a suspect (customer).  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 2:00 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 57-year-old male suspect).  The suspect threw the victim to the ground and struck her in the face.  The victim sustained visible injuries.  The suspect was arrested/charged with battery and disorderly conduct.

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 4:06 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a subject/suspect (54-year-old male) who cut himself while cooking.  The suspect was found to be incapacitated and was taken into protective custody.  The suspect received stitches at a local hospital and then was conveyed to detox.  While at detox, the suspect hit a staff member.  The suspect subsequently punched an officer and attempted to spit on an officer.  The suspect was arrested/charged with battery to law enforcement, discharging bodily fluids at a public safety worker and disorderly conduct.  The suspect was transported to jail. 

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 4:16 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of two subjects slumped over in a vehicle.  Contact was made with both subjects who were conscious and alert when officers arrived.  One of the subject's was found to have an outstanding warrant.  The subject/suspect (39-year-old female) was arrested and conveyed to jail. 

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 5:53 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a report of a subject pointing a gun at his roommate.  Both subjects were contacted.  No gun was found to have been observed/threatened.  No charges substantiated.  The subjects were separated for the evening.  Officers disengaged.

NORTH: Strong Armed Robbery – 6:11 p.m.  A victim was approached by a suspect (27-year-old male) who demanded money and threatened him.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  The suspect was identified by officers and later arrested on multiple charges.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Hit-and-Run – 11:15 p.m.  A pedestrian/victim was crossing W. Washington Ave/S. Bassett St when she was struck by a vehicle.  The victim was unconscious and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/treatment.  The victim regained consciousness.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Residential Burglary – 11:42 p.m.  A male suspect entered a fraternity through an unlocked basement door.  The suspect forced entry into several bedrooms.  Unknown if anything was taken at this time.  Investigation continuing. 


SOUTH: Damage to Property – 2:10 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 56-year-old male suspect).  The suspect left the residence and when he returned attempted to break-in by climbing gutters.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct (2 counts), criminal damage to property and outstanding warrants. 

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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