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MPD Notable Calls 09/08/2020 to 09/09/2020

September 9, 2020 8:39 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 09/08/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/09/2020, MPD received 254 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 (57), East (51), Midtown (52), North (43), South (18), West (23), and Other (10).  "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 Person – 8:21 a.m.  Officers met with a subject with mental health concerns.  The subject reported that his vehicle was stolen (no evidence to substantiate these claims).  The subject became uncooperative with officers and fled on foot across a busy street, almost getting struck by a vehicle.  The subject was located and taken into protective custody.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where he was admitted under an emergency detention order.   

CENTRAL: Check Person – 3:48 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a wanted subject/suspect (28-year-old female) being present.  Officers arrived and the suspect had locked herself in a room and fled out a window.  Suspect remains at-large. 

CENTRAL: Mental Health Conveyance – 5:39 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject throwing chairs at staff.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital.  The subject has a history of mental health concerns.  An emergency detention was sought and approved.  The subject was conveyed to Winnebago.

WEST: Battery – 5:44 p.m.  Officers responded to a business where a male subject/suspect entered the store and assaulted the store clerk.  The suspect attempted to steal merchandise.  The suspect fled in a vehicle.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Stolen Vehicle – 7:14 p.m.  A stolen vehicle was located by officers in a parking lot on Northport Drive.  The vehicle was occupied by three subjects in the vehicle and a fourth subject was standing outside the vehicle.  As officers approached the vehicle the subject out of the car started to walk away from the area.  The subject/suspect (18-year-old male) was apprehended and detained.  The three occupants/suspects in the vehicle (19-year-old female, 17-year-old female and 17-year-old female) all resisted officers.  The driver/suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle without consent, resisting and an outstanding warrant.  The two passengers/suspects were arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle without consent (passenger) and resisting.  The male suspect was arrested on a probation/parole hold. 

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 10:18 p.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 criminal damage to property, domestic disorderly conduct, threats toward law enforcement and a probation violation.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 11:19 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  Phone ping conducted.  Entry was made to the residence to check the welfare of the subject, who was found not to be home.  Subject returned home as officers were on scene.  No legal grounds were present to take the subject into protective custody at this time.  Subject remained at home and officers disengaged.


MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 2:05 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for an active burglary.  The homeowner heard voices by his vehicle and saw two subjects run off.  Multiple items were taken from the home.  The vehicle was attempted to be stolen.  K9 track conducted.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

EAST: Sexual Assault – 3:48 a.m.  Officers responded to a convenience store where a female subject caused a disturbance and was armed with a bat.  The female reported being punched by the store clerk.  No evidence of such located.  The female subject subsequently reported she was sexually assaulted after she was picked up by two subjects and taken to an apartment.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Investigation continuing. 

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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