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MPD Notable Calls 09/16/2020 to 09/17/2020

September 17, 2020 9:02 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 09/16/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/17/2020, MPD received 381 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 (92), East (88), Midtown (55), North (64), South (33), West (34), and Other (15).  "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 5:04 p.m. to 11:36 p.m. due to calls for service.

EAST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 7:30 a.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (14-year-old female).  No immediate safety concerns identified.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. 

MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 7:40 a.m.  A suspect (28-year-old male) showed up at his ex's place of employment and caused a disturbance.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct, domestic disorderly conduct and bail jumping.  ** This call turned into an emergency detention.  The suspect was conveyed to Winnebago. 

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 7:40 a.m.  A search warrant was executed in the 400 block of N. Walbridge Ave.  A suspect (34-year-old male) was arrested for possession of child pornography (8 counts).  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 8:49 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance at N. Bassett St/W. Dayton St involving a 38-year-old male.  The suspect was contacted.  The other involved subject was no longer on scene.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct while armed, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of THC, possession of drug paraphernalia and an outstanding warrant. 

MIDTOWN: Assist EMS – 11:08 a.m.  Officers responded to a subject down.  Lifesaving measures performed.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital. 

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 2:41 p.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a subject on train tracks.  Contact was made with the 49-year-old subject/suspect.  The suspect had an outstanding warrant.  The suspect was found to be in possession of a heroin kit.  The suspect was arrested/charged for possession of drug paraphernalia and the outstanding warrant.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 3:02 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 42-year-old male suspect).  The suspect dragged the victim into an elevator, threw her to the ground, punched her in the face and strangled her.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic battery (2 counts), disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and strangulation. 

EAST: Aggravated/Substantial Battery – 3:58 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a possible knife.  A suspect (47-year-old male) was contacted and detained.  The suspect and his girlfriend were intoxicated and refused to leave the premises when asked.  An argument started and the suspect punched a female victim in the face.  The victim fell to the ground and lost consciousness.  It was reported that the suspect attempted to stab the victim but officers were unable to collaborate this.  The suspect was arrested/charged with substantial battery, disorderly conduct, misdemeanor bail jumping and bail jumping. 

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 4:41 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 42-year-old male suspect).  The suspect called the victim at work and made threats toward her.  Officers were able to contact the suspect on the phone initially.  A phone ping was conducted in an attempt to locate the whereabouts of the suspect.  The suspect was not located.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Theft – 5:27 p.m.  A 14-year-old female juvenile was observed removing signs from a lawn (not belonging to her), along with a friend.  Contact was made with the female juvenile who attempted to walk away from the officers.  The juvenile was ultimately detained, cited for resisting and theft and released to a responsible party.  The second juvenile was not located.

WEST: Missing Adult – 7:17 p.m.  Officers received a report of a missing adult (41-year-old male).  Attempt to locate aired.  The subject was listed as missing in the appropriate databases.

CENTRAL: Crash with Injuries – 7:35 p.m.  Officers responded to a crash on John Nolen Drive. A motorcycle struck a vehicle and the motorcyclist was thrown.  The motorcycle caught on fire.  The motorcyclist was conveyed to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Check Person – 8:37 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a suicidal subject armed with a gun.  The subject was not located. 

CENTRAL: Strong Armed Robbery – 9:09 p.m.   A male victim reported being pushed to the ground and struck in the head by two male suspects as he was walking on E. Main Street.  The victim's backpack and cell phone were stolen.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Weapons Offense – 9:22 p.m.  Multiple callers reported hearing shots fired in the 1300 block of Loreen Drive.  Area canvassed.  No evidence of shots fired located. 

EAST: Crash – 11:53 p.m.  Officers came upon a two-vehicle crash at E. Washington and Milwaukee St.  No injuries reported.  The involved parties had exchanged information and officers encouraged the vehicles to move out of traffic.  Officers left the area and a few minutes later a report of an argument was made with shots fired and vehicles speeding away from the location. Officers returned back to the area and did not locate any evidence, suspects or victims. Two hours later a witness did come forward with some details of what they saw (verbal argument between several female subjects, a handgun as displayed and one round was fired at a fleeing vehicle).  Investigation continuing. 


NORTH: Weapons Offense – 1:23 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 33-year-old male suspect.  The suspect threatened a female victim (known to him). The suspect displayed a gun, pointed it at the victim and threatened to kill her.  The suspect fled in a vehicle.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect.  Suspect remains at-large. 

CENTRAL: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 6:20 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a vehicle in a resident's driveway that does not belong to them with a subject sleeping in the vehicle.  The vehicle was found to be stolen.  The occupant of the vehicle/suspect (21-year-old female) was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle without consent.      

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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