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MPD Notable Calls 03/03/2021 to 03/04/2021

March 4, 2021 8:00 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 03/03/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 03/04/2021, MPD received 350 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 (43), East (82), Midtown (45), North (58), South (29), West (63), and Other (30).  "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.  

 

03/03

Priority calls only from 4:29 p.m. to 7:02 p.m. due to calls for service.

Priority calls only from 10:53 p.m. to 11:04 p.m. due to calls for service. 

NORTH: Assist MFD – 10:34 a.m.  Officers responded, along with MFD, to a report of a garage on fire.  MPD assisted with traffic control.  No injuries sustained.  Nothing suspicious identified. 

SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 10:53 a.m.  Officers responded to reports of shots fired.  Area canvassed and numerous shell casings were located/recovered on Lake Point Drive.  K9 track conducted.  No reports of injuries or property damage at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Armed Robbery – 11:14 a.m.  Officers responded to the Associated Bank on Cottage Grove Rd for a report of an armed robbery.  The suspect indicated he had a weapon, but one was not observed.  The suspect fled and remains at-large.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Sexual Assault of a Child – 11:36 a.m.  Officers received a report of a suspect exposing himself to a minor and making inappropriate statements.  The victim and suspect are known to each other.  The suspect (33-year-old male) was arrested/charged on numerous charges. 

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 4:19 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 34-year-old male suspect.  The suspect pulled the victim's hair and slapped her in the face.  Contact made with the suspect over the phone as he was not on scene when officers arrived.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect.  The suspect made statements of turning himself in the next day.

NORTH: Traffic Incident – 4:35 p.m.  A vehicle, operated by a wanted subject/suspect, was observed by officers and a traffic stop was attempted.  The vehicle/driver fled, striking a MPD squad.  No injuries sustained to MPD personnel and minor damage reported to the squad.  Vehicle/driver remain at-large. 

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 5:15 p.m.  A traffic stop was conducted and a subject/suspect (20-year-old male) fled on foot.  The suspect was apprehended.  A backpack containing a loaded handgun was located and connected to the suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with carrying a concealed weapon, felony possession of firearm by adjudicated delinquent and resisting. 

WEST: Check Property – 6:58 p.m.  Officers responded to Pilgrim Rd for a report that a gun shot was heard followed by a vehicle driving off.  Area checked.  No evidence of shots fired located.   

CENTRAL: Traffic Arrest – 10:23 p.m.  A traffic stop was conducted and the driver/suspect (23-year-old male) was found to be wanted.  The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail.

SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 11:06 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a suspect (37-year-old male) stealing merchandise and threatening staff before fleeing.  The suspect was located and detained.  The suspect was subsequently arrested/charged with disorderly conduct, retail theft, threats to injure, bail jumping and an outstanding warrant. 

EAST: Check Person – 11:31 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence regarding behavior/mental health concerns of a juvenile.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  A safety plan was developed and officers disengaged. 

03/04

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:08 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for concerns of an active disturbance.  Officers arrived and were initially denied access to the home to check the welfare of any occupants.  Contact was eventually made with two subjects who denied any physical disturbance.  The subjects were not cooperative with officers.  Probable cause was not developed.  The subjects agreed to separate for the rest of the night.  Officers disengaged. 

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