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MPD Notable Calls 01/21/2020 to 01/22/2021

January 22, 2021 8:41 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 01/21/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/22/2021, MPD received 346 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 (54), East (73), Midtown (49), North (65), South (28), West (62), 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. 


WEST: Death Investigation – 8:08 am.  Officers responded to a senior living facility where staff reported a resident (95-year-old female) was found deceased.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

NORTH: Recovered Stolen Auto – 8:32 am.  A parking enforcement officer located a stolen vehicle abandoned in the 3800 block of Petterle Pl.  The registered owner was contacted.

EAST: Traffic Incident – 1:20 pm.  Officers observed the suspect vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed inbound on E Washington Ave.  A traffic stop was attempted during which the vehicle pulled over briefly and a passenger (18-year-old male) fled on foot as the vehicle took off again.  The suspect vehicle was later located and the driver (24-year-old male) was arrested and charged with eluding.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the passenger, who remains at large, for obstructing.

WEST: Stolen Auto – 2:20 pm.  The victim reported her car was stolen sometime overnight from the 7900 block of Tree Ln.  The victim provided possible suspect information.  The vehicle was listed as stolen and an ATL was aired.

WEST: Threats Complaint – 2:52 pm.  Staff at Target, 201 Junction Rd, contacted police about a suspicious voice mail the store received. There were no active safety concerns. Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 5:58 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where a subject (40-year-old female) was threatening to harm family members.  Officers placed the subject into protective custody.  The subject was transported to a local hospital and preparations were made to eventually transport to WMHI.

SOUTH: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 6:50 pm.  Officers were dispatched to Moorland Rd and Badger Ln for reports of shots fired and a vehicle leaving the area at a high rate of speed.  Officers checked the area and did not locate evidence of shots fired, damage to property or injured persons.

NORTH: Weapons Offense Person w/ Gun – 11:10 pm.  The victim reported she heard a disturbance outside her residence and observed an unknown male subject pacing on the sidewalk, yelling about shooting someone.  The victim then heard what sounded like the male subject kicking at her door.  She observed the subject with what appeared to be a gun in his hand.  The victim called 911 but the subject fled before police arrived on scene.


MIDTOWN: Check Person – 2:25 am.  Officers responded to a residence for a subject who was feeling suicidal and engaging in self harm.  The subject was transported to a hospital and voluntarily admitted.

CENTRAL: Nonresidential Burglary – 3:17 am.  Officers responded to a downtown business for an alarm.  The suspect (46-year-old male) was located inside and was arrested for burglary.

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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