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MPD Notable Calls 10/21/2020 to 10/22/2020

October 22, 2020 8:14 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 10/21/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 10/22/2020, MPD received 340 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 (53), East (74), Midtown (55), North (68), South (31), West (45), and Other (14).  "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 4:33 p.m. to 5:10 p.m. due to calls for service.

NORTH: Crash – 7:25 a.m.  Officers responded to Troy Dr/School Rd for a truck that became lodged under an overpass.  Traffic blocked in both directions.  No injuries sustained.   

SOUTH: Child Abuse – 2:02 p.m.  Officers responded to a child abuse complaint where a child was observed with injuries.  Child Protective Services plugged in.  The child's aunt/suspect (18-year-old female) was arrested. 

NORTH: Death Investigation – 2:44 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (68-year-old male).  The decedent had health concerns.  Nothing suspicious observed.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

NORTH: Intoxicated Driver – 3:18 p.m.   Officers responded to Packers Avenue for a crash.  The driver/suspect (26-year-old male) was found to be impaired.  The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (2nd offense). 

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 3:51 p.m.  Officers responded to a request to check the welfare of a subject.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  An emergency detention was not supported.  A safety plan was created.  The subject was left in the care of family.

NORTH: Disturbance – 9:00 p.m.   Officers met with the caller who reported that a suspect confronted her in a parking lot and was armed with a gun.  The incident appears to be related to a traffic incident/road rage.  Investigation continuing. 


SOUTH: Check Person – 2:15 a.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a potential suicidal subject.  Areas checked.  Attempt to locate aired.  The subject was not located.

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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