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MPD Notable Calls 02/17/2021 to 02/18/2021

February 18, 2021 9:32 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 02/17/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 02/18/2021, MPD received 349 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 (42), East (81), Midtown (47), North (50), South (34), West (41), and Other (54).  "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.  

 

02/17

EAST: Death Investigation – 8:41 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject (25-year-old male) experiencing an overdose.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital and was pronounced deceased.  History of drug use confirmed.  Autopsy pending.

CENTRAL: Intoxicated Driver – 10:02 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a driver/suspect (28-year-old male) slumped over behind the wheel of a running vehicle.  The suspect was found to be impaired and was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense). 

SOUTH: Child Neglect – 10:32 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a young child (not dressed for the weather) alone outside.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Disturbance – 11:23 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 29-year-old female suspect.  The suspect assaulted the victim.  A knife was involved and a juvenile, who attempted to intervene, was scratched by the knife.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic strangulation, criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct, domestic battery and bail jumping.  A firearm located in the home, but not involved in the incident, was found to be stolen and was recovered.  Child Protective Services notified. 

SOUTH: Sexual Assault – 4:17 p.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported being sexually assaulted by a known acquaintance/suspect (66-year-old male).  The suspect was arrested/charged with 4th degree sexual assault and lewd/lascivious behavior.

CITY-WIDE: Sexual Assault of a Child – 4:17 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a sexual assault of a child allegation.  The victim and suspects are known to each other.  The victim is safe and does not have any current contact with the suspects. 

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 4:49 p.m.   A traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle/driver being reckless.  A 19-year-old male suspect was arrested/charged with possession with intent THC.  A 20-year-old male suspect was arrested/charged with possession with intent THC party to a crime, operating a motor vehicle without consent and felony bail jumping. 

SOUTH: Check Property – 4:53 p.m.  Officers responded to Baird St for a report of shots fired.  Area checked.  No evidence of shots fired located. 

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 6:10 p.m. Officers responded to a local hospital for a subject in need of an emergency detention.  Transport to Winnebago pending. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 8:09 p.m.  Officer responded to a report of a disturbance that took place a few days prior between two subjects (female victim and 34-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic battery, disorderly conduct and strangulation.

NORTH: Drug Incident – 8:23 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject/suspect (54-year-old female) experiencing a drug overdose. MFD also responded and administered Naloxone.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for a medical clearance.  The suspect was subsequently transported to jail on drug-related charges and a probation/parole warrant. 

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 10:07 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 44-year-old female suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with battery and intimidation of a victim.

EAST: Disturbance – 11:20 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a disturbance.  Contact was made with a subject who had a visible injury.  The subject refused medical treatment.  Officers located/contacted a second subject who was cooperative with officers.  No charges were substantiated.

02/18

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:35 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 48-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with violation of an injunction order, bail jumping and threats to law enforcement. 

MIDTOWN: Assist EMS/Fire – 1:50 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject lying face down in the snow and being unresponsive.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 4:58 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a report of a female subject screaming.  A disturbance was found to have occurred between a female victim and a 30-year-old male suspect who was not on scene.  Contact was made with the suspect who turned himself in.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic battery,  domestic criminal damage to property, domestic disorderly conduct and false imprisonment.

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