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MPD Notable Calls 02/11/2021 to 02/12/2021

February 12, 2021 8:51 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 02/11/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 02/12/2021, MPD received 437 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 (61), East (92), Midtown (80), North (68), South (48), West (52), and Other (36).  "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. 

02/11

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 7:00 am.  Officers transported a patient from a local hospital to WMHI.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 7:43 am.  Witnesses at the Stop-N-Go at 2002 Winnebago St observed the suspect (20-year-old female) jump on the victim's back, punch him in the head and kick at him outside the store.  Officers arrested the suspect and charged her with domestic disorderly conduct, possession of methamphetamine and possession of heroin.

WEST: Assist EMS/Fire – 8:40 am.  Officers responded to an assisted living facility where a subject (95-year-old female) was in medical distress, possibly as a result of a prescription medication overdose.  The subject was stabilized and left in the care of family and medical staff.

SOUTH: Fraud/Stolen Auto – 9:30 am.  The victim reported that an unknown suspect used his identity and credit history without his authorization to purchase a vehicle.  The vehicle was located in IL and law enforcement in the appropriate jurisdiction was notified.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 11:38 am.  Officers discovered a subject (63-year-old female) deceased in her residence.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

MIDTOWN: Sexual Assault – 12:02 pm.  Officers responded to a residence to investigate a report of a sexual assault.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Stolen Auto – 2:01 pm.  A victim reported her car was stolen out of her open garage while it was warming up.  The vehicle was listed as stolen and an ATL was aired.

CENTRAL: Drug Incident/Investigation – 3:01 pm.  A witness reported observing what he believed to be a drug deal.  Officers made contact with one of the subjects involved.  Officers did not develop probable cause for anyone's arrest.

EAST: Road Rage/Weapons Offense – 3:54 pm.  Officers investigated a report of a road rage incident in which a suspect displayed a handgun.  Officers were unable to identify or locate the suspect vehicle.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 4:16 pm.  Officers conveyed a subject (32-year-old female) to the hospital who had overdosed on prescription medication.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health.  The subject was admitted to the hospital for treatment.

CITY-WIDE: Stolen Auto – 5:59 pm.  Throughout the day officers tracked a stolen auto involved in numerous thefts from auto.  Officers identified one suspect (16-year-old male) who was a passenger in the vehicle.  The vehicle was eventually located unoccupied and was impounded.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Disturbance – 7:19 pm.  A clerk at Kelley's Market reported a customer/suspect was threatening another subject at the store.  The suspect left the store before officers arrived and was not located.

EAST: Runaway Juvenile – 11:27 pm.  The father of a subject (17-year-old female) reported that she and her 2-year-old son were missing.  An ATL was aired and the children were listed as missing.

02/12

WEST: Traffic Crash – 2:11 am.  Officers responded to the eastbound beltline at Gammon Rd for a vehicle that lost control and hit a guard rail.  The driver (36-year-old male) was cited for driving too fast for conditions.

 

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