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MPD Notable Calls 01/13/2021 to 01/14/2021

January 14, 2021 8:31 AM

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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 01/13/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/14/2021, MPD received 354 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 (55), East (75), Midtown (60), North (56), South (25), West (63), and Other (20).  "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.  

 

01/13

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 6:38 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 35 year-old male suspect).  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Contact made with the suspect via phone.  The suspect refused to meet with officers in-person.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect once he is located.

WEST: Intoxicated Driver – 7:42 a.m.  Officers responded to a crash at Heartland Trail/Old Sauk Rd.  The driver/suspect (64-year-old  male) was determined to be impaired.  The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (4th offense). 

CENTRAL: Check Area – 9:07 a.m.  Officers responded to E. Washington Ave/Livingston Ave for a report of a suspicious vehicle.  Investigation led to nothing of concern identified. 

EAST: Child Abuse – 12:38 p.m.  Officers received a report of possible child abuse.  Child Protective Services notified.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Stolen Vehicle – 1:41 p.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

EAST: Disturbance – 3:18 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance where a handgun was involved.  The suspect (31-year-old male) was not on scene when officers arrived.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect once he is located. 

NORTH: Death Investigation – 3:36 p.m.  Officers responded to a hotel for a pulseless non-breathing subject.   Lifesaving measures attempted but not successful.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Autopsy pending.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: PNB/AED Response – 3:40 p.m.  Officers responded to a pulseless non-breathing subject in the Town of Blooming Grove.  Officers administered Naloxone which had no effect.  Paramedics arrived and continued lifesaving efforts.  The call and scene was turned over to DCSO Deputies who have the lead on this call. 

MIDTOWN: Intoxicated Driver – 4:09 p.m.  Officers responded to a hit-and-run on John Nolen Dr/Hwy 12.  The suspect vehicle subsequently struck another vehicle, got stuck on a snowbank and was "smoking".  The driver/suspect (43-year-old male) was taken into custody and found to be impaired.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for a medical clearance.  Additional vehicles were determined to have been hit by the suspect.  The suspect was provided order-in citations/charges for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (3rd offense), hit-and-run unoccupied vehicle (4 counts) and hit-and-run occupied vehicle. 

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 6:35 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 21-year-old female suspect).  The victim sustained visible injuries.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct and outstanding warrants. 

WEST: Sexual Assault of a Child – 8:55 p.m.  Officers investigated a sexual assault of a child report.  A suspect has been identified and attempts to locate him are underway.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 11:25 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 31-year-old female suspect. The suspect damaged the victim's vehicle, mailbox and an outdoor camera.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and felony bail jumping. 

01/14

SOUTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 12:28 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital for a subject in need of an emergency detention.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  An emergency detention was sought/approved.  Transport to Winnebago pending. 

CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 3:12 a.m.  Officers responded to a pulseless non-breathing subject.  Lifesaving measures attempted but not successful.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Initial indicator of death is that it is drug related.  A subject/suspect (21-year-old female) on scene provided vague information and was arrested for trespassing and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Assist MFD – 4:09 a.m.  Officers responded, along with MFD, to a vehicle fire in a parking lot on Grand Canyon Drive.  No occupants.  No injuries.  Investigation continuing. 

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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