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MPD Notable Calls 10/02/2020 to 10/05/2020

October 5, 2020 9:23 AM


The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to (Friday morning to Monday morning) 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 10/02/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 10/05/2020, MPD received 921 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 (197), East (218), Midtown (120), North (154), South (79), West (113), and Other (40).  "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.



EAST: Weapons Offense – 5:41 a.m.  Officers responded to the McDonald's at 2733 E Washington Ave where the victim reported he met with an unidentified individual/suspect.  The victim approached the suspect who was seated in the driver seat of a vehicle.  The suspect displayed a handgun, at which point the victim jumped on the hood of the car.  The victim reported the suspect fired a single shot at him and then fled in the vehicle.  The victim was uninjured.  Officers were unable to locate any evidence of shots fired.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 6:56 a.m.  The victim reported that her boyfriend, the suspect (19-year-old male), was making suicidal statements.  Upon arrival at the residence, officers learned that the suspect had battered the victim, prevented her from leaving, and strangled her.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic strangulation, false imprisonment, battery and disorderly conduct.

SOUTH: Stolen Auto – 10:31 a.m.  The victim reported his vehicle was stolen from the parking lot outside his residence.  An ATL was aired and the vehicle was listed as stolen.

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 11:36 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence where the victim reported the suspect (28-year-old male) was yelling outside the building.  Bail conditions and a stalking letter prohibit the suspect from being in this area.  Dispatch received complaints of reckless driving involving the suspect vehicle.  Officers were unable to make contact at that time with the suspect.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Conveyance Alcohol – 12:01 p.m.  Dispatch received a call from a subject (63-year-old male) threatening to shoot himself.  Upon arriving on scene, officers found the subject to be incapacitated by alcohol and placed him in protective custody.  The subject was conveyed to the hospital.

EAST: Check Person – 4:05 p.m.  A subject reported her juvenile daughter was possibly suicidal.  Officers made contact with the juvenile and transported her to a mental health facility.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 4:57 p.m.  The victim reported that during an argument, the suspect (40-year-old male) pushed her to the ground, punched her and pulled her hair.  The victim locked herself in a bathroom and the suspect punched his way in and took the victim's phone when she said she was calling the police.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct, battery, intimidation of a victim, criminal damage to property and bail jumping.

MIDTOWN: Assist EMS/Fire – 6:33 p.m.  A witness reported observing a vehicle that was smoking while traveling west on the beltline.  The vehicle pulled over near the BP gas station at 4501 Verona Rd.  There were no reported injuries.  Officers assisted with traffic control.  Nothing suspicious was found on scene.

EAST: Disturbance – 7:22 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 3800 block of E Washington Ave where the suspect (25-year-old female) was reportedly screaming.  Officers made contact with the suspect who became combative and made multiple threats towards officers.  The suspect was arrested and charged with battery to law enforcement, threats to law enforcement, resisting/obstructing and possession of drug paraphernalia.

SOUTH: OMVWI – 11:56 p.m.  Officers were dispatched for a suspect (34-year-old female) passed out in a vehicle at the McDonald's at 2402 S Park St.  Officers administered naloxone and revived the suspect.  The suspect was arrested and charged with OWI 2nd offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, and bail jumping.


Priority calls from 1:29 p.m. to 4:48 p.m. due to calls for service.

EAST: Information – 8:43 a.m.  Officers responded to the Mobil gas station at 3019 E Washington Ave for a report of an armed robbery.  Upon arrival employees said there were no problems.  The false 911 call from an anonymous caller appeared to be intentional.

NORTH: Traffic Crash – 12:08 p.m.  Officers responded to Troy Dr at Gina Ct for a report of a car vs motorcycle crash.  Officers made contact with the motorcycle driver.  The other vehicle left the scene before officers arrived.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 12:36 p.m.  Multiple callers reported a male subject was wandering in traffic on S Park St near Regent St.  Officers made contact with the subject who agreed to move along.  No further police action was deemed necessary.

EAST: Death Investigation – 2:27 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (37-year-old male).  Nothing suspicious observed.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Initial indicator of death is a medical event.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Weapons Offense – 6:40 p.m.  Officers responded to multiple reports of shots fired in the Prairie Rd/Loreen Dr/Redwood area.  Areas canvassed.  No evidence of shots fired located.  Officer in the area also heard the shots.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

EAST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 6:40 p.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (11-year-old male).  The juvenile's mother has been in daily contact with him but he refuses to come home.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. 

MIDTOWN: Crash – 10:40 p.m.  Officers responded to the 6300 block of Odana Rd for a vehicle vs. pole crash.  The driver/suspect (36-year-old male) was found to be impaired.  The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (2nd offense). 

EAST: Check Property – 11:13 p.m.  Officers responded to S. Walbridge Ave for a report of shots fired.  Area canvassed.  No evidence of shots fired located.  No reported injuries or property damage. 


Priority calls only from 3:06 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. due to calls for service.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 12:50 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital for a subject who showed up with a gunshot wound to his foot.  The victim's story changed throughout his interview with officers.  A potential scene was identified but no evidence was located.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Crash – 2:47 a.m.  Officers responded to John Nolen Dr/North Shore Dr for a two-vehicle crash.  The suspect driver (24-year-old male) was found to be impaired and was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence.  The driver/victim of the second vehicle was conveyed to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 12:35 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital for a subject who became disruptive and was armed with a knife.  The suspect (38-year-old male) was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct while armed.

WEST: Check Person – 12:46 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject.  Entry was made to the residence and the subject was located unconscious near an empty bottle of alcohol.  There were two young children present who were supposed to be cared for by the subject.  The children's mother responded to take custody of the children.  Child Protective Services notified.  The subject/suspect (38-year-old male) was conveyed to a local hospital.  Child neglect charges pending.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 5:47 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 18-year-old female suspect).  The suspect told officers she was leaving when they were at the residence.  The suspect was told she was not free to leave.  The suspect got into her vehicle and threatened to run over officers.  The suspect was taken into custody.  The suspect spit at officers.  The suspect was charged with domestic disorderly conduct, disorderly conduct, threats to law enforcement and threats to release a chemical/biological substance.       

CENTRAL: Check Person – 7:23 p.m.  A subject was conveyed voluntarily to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation/treatment.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  The subject was left in the care of medical staff.  An emergency detention may be sough if the subject is no longer willing to be voluntary.

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 8:46 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance involving a 47-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was intoxicated.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct and bail jumping (5 counts).  The suspect was also wanted for violation of a court order.

EAST: Drug Incident – 8:56 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject/suspect (25-year-old female) using heroin and meth.  The suspect was arrested on an outstanding warrant and two new charges – obstructing and a probation violation.


SOUTH: Check Person – 12:51 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital for a subject in need of an emergency detention. Journey Mental Health plugged in.  Emergency detention sought and approved.  Transport to Winnebago pending.

NORTH: Armed Robbery – 2:40 a.m.  A victim reported being attacked and robbed of money.  The victim sustained broken bones to his face.  Investigation continuing. 

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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