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MPD Notable Calls 03/26/2021 to 03/29/2021

March 29, 2021 9:25 AM

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The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to (Friday morning to Monday morning) 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 03/26/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 03/29/2021, MPD received 1,057 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 (186),East (238), Midtown (139), North (192), South (103), West (136), and Other (63).  "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.


03/26

Priority calls only from 1:02 p.m. to 2:41 p.m. due to calls for service.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 7:06 a.m.  The suspect (25-year-old male) entered his ex-girlfriend's residence through a window while armed with a handgun.  The suspect pointed the gun at a victim and chased him out of the residence, then returned and stole the victim's phone and shoes.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect and charge him with disorderly conduct while armed, 2nd degree reckless endangering safety and burglary.  The suspect is at large.

WEST: Check Person Weapon – 11:06 a.m.  A subject (34-year-old female) was observed in West Towne Mall carrying a gun in her back pocket.  Officers contacted the subject and determined she had a CCW permit.  Officers educated the subject about signage posted at the mall which prohibits weapons on the premises.  The subject was cooperative.  No further police action deemed necessary.

EAST: Runaway Juvenile – 12:54 p.m.  A parent reported her 15-year-old son ran away about two months ago.  An ATL was aired and the juvenile was listed as missing.?

EAST: Information – 1:01 p.m.  A transformer blew in the 4400 block of E Washington Ave, causing traffic signal outages from Mendota St to the interstate.

NORTH: Disturbance – 3:19 p.m.  Officers responded to the Kwik Trip at 1434 Northport Dr where the suspect jumped on the hood and stood in front of a vehicle his girlfriend was driving.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

EAST: Check Property – 5:09 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a report of several male subjects outside with guns who appeared to be filming a video.  Officers made contact with a subject who confirmed he was filming a video.  Officers located another subject in the residence with a handgun who was a CCW permit holder.  Officers educated the subjects about filming a video with weapons outside the home.  No further police action was deemed necessary.

NORTH: Disturbance – 6:27 p.m.  The victim was shopping at Walgreens when she observed two suspects concealing merchandise.  The victim confronted the suspects outside, where the suspects took her to the ground and kicked her in the head.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest one of the suspects (22-year-old female) for substantial battery and disorderly conduct.  The other suspect has yet to be identified.  Both suspects are at large.

EAST: Disturbance – 8:02 p.m.  During an argument, the suspect (25-year-old male) grabbed the victim by the shirt collar, ripping her shirt and causing her pain.  The suspect then strangled the victim.  The suspect also threw bricks at the victim's car, causing significant damage.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect and charge him with strangulation, battery, disorderly conduct and damage to property.  The suspect remains at large.

EAST: Stolen Vehicle – 8:41 p.m.  A victim reported her vehicle was stolen while parked on Unity Way.  An ATL was aired and the vehicle listed as stolen.

EAST: Armed Robbery – 8:58 pm. Two juvenile victims reported they were approached by an unknown man who asked what time it was, and while one of the juvenile's pulled out their phone, the suspect pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the victim.  The victim was robbed of his phone and some cash.  Officers canvassed the area.  Investigation continuing. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

CENTRAL: 10:00 p.m.  Officers contacted the suspect (40-year-old male) who was lying on the ground intoxicated in the 600 block of State St.  Officers learned the suspect had bail conditions not to consume alcohol.  While on scene the suspect began threatening witnesses and officers.  The suspect was arrested and charged with bail jumping, disorderly conduct and threats to law enforcement.

NORTH: Intoxicated Driver – 10:48 p.m.  Officers responded to a single car crash where the suspect vehicle collided with a light pole.  Officers arrested the suspect (43-year-old female) who was uninjured and charged her with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (3rd offense).

EAST: Disturbance – 10:51 p.m.  Staff at the Salvation Army requested that the suspect (26-year-old female) leave the shelter as she would not comply with a request not to smoke in the shelter.  The suspect threatened to punch the staff member/victim and then pushed the victim.  The suspect was arrested and charged with battery and disorderly conduct.

MIDTOWN: Sexual Assault – 11:58 p.m.  The victim reported that the previous evening while at a friend's house, an acquaintance sexually assaulted her.  The victim told officers she did not wish to pursue a criminal complaint at this time so evidence was collected and a report was done to document the incident.

03/27

Priority calls only from 12:20 a.m. to 1:31 a.m. due to calls for service.

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 12:39 a.m.  During an argument, the suspects (one a 28-year-old male) pulled the victim's hair, took his phone and dragged him across the pavement outside their residence.  The suspects then hit the victim in the head with rocks.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the positively identified suspect and charge him with domestic battery, intimidation of a victim and disorderly conduct.  Both suspects remain at large.  Investigation continuing.  **Both suspects were identified, located and arrested.    

EAST: Disturbance/Weapons Offense – 1:19 a.m.  Officers responded to the 4700 block of Cottage Grove Rd for multiple callers reported hearing gun shots being fired. Officers canvassed the area and located three 9mm shell casings.  No reported injuries or property damage. Incident Report on MPD's website completed.   

NORTH: Drug Overdose – 1:52 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a suspect (31-year-old male) who admitted to overdosing on heroin.  The suspect was arrested and charged with possession of heroin and resisting.

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 7:17 a.m.  The victim reported she stopped to offer the suspect (32-year-old male) a ride as he was walking in the rain.  The suspect threw a carton of spoiled milk into the victim's car.  Officers arrested the suspect and charged him with disorderly conduct.
 
EAST: Child Abuse – 8:47 a.m.  Officers assisted with an investigation into a report of a suspect (23-year-old male) striking his younger sister.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 2:40 p.m.  While at a residence on a separate call, officers observed a vehicle related to a wanted suspect (21-year-old female).  The suspect was not determined to be on scene but was located at her workplace where she was taken into custody.   The suspect was transported to jail. 

SOUTH: Found Person – 3:22 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a young child found outside unattended.  Neighborhood canvass completed.  Phone calls made.  Contact was made with the child's grandparents who thought the child was with the other grandparent.  Child unharmed.  Another family member responded to take custody of the child.  Child Protective Services notified.

EAST: Disturbance – 5:40 p.m.  Officers responded to the mall for two juveniles (14-year-old female and 15-year-old female) causing a disturbance.  Officers detained the juveniles, who resisted.  Both juveniles were arrested/charged with resisting and disorderly conduct.  They were transported to the Juvenile Reception Center.

EAST: Retail Theft – 7:43 p.m.  Officers responded to an attempted retail at a store and a retail theft at another store involving the same suspects (51-year-old female, 35-year-old female and 58-year-old male).  All three suspects arrested.  Charges included retail felony theft, obstructing, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of heroin, numerous bail jumping charges/warrants/holds. 

SOUTH: Check Property – 8:50 p.m.  Officers responded to Pike/Coho/Sunfish area for reports of shots fired.  Areas canvassed.  No evidence of shots fired located at this time.    

03/28

SOUTH: Check Person – 12:28 a.m.  Officers responded to a hotel after a young child was located unattended.  Parents located/contacted. No charges substantiated.  Child Protective Services notified.

WEST: Missing Adult – 3:50 a.m.  An adult (with mental health concerns) was reported as missing.  The subject was located safe and returned home. 

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 8:24 a.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject.  The subject was located and appeared to have suffered a medical event.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital and left in the care of medical staff. 

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 9:51 a.m.  While on a separate call officers were requested to assist with a suicidal subject who left the hospital.  Contact was made with the subject and he eventually agreed to go back into the hospital.  Final outcome pending. 

MIDTOWN: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 12:21 p.m.  A juvenile was reported as missing/runaway.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was located.

EAST: Juvenile Arrest – 5:23 p.m.  A 15-year-old female was conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center as she violated her release terms. 

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 6:11 p.m.  A 37-year-old female was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant.  The suspect was conveyed to jail. 

EAST: Stolen Vehicle – 9:48 p.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen.  The suspect is known to the victim.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  

CENTRAL: Hit-and-Run – 10:05 p.m.  A pedestrian was crossing a road when he was struck by a vehicle who did not stop.  The pedestrian declined EMS.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Armed Robbery – 11:25 p.m.  A cab driver/victim was threatened with a knife by a passenger/suspect.  The suspect fled on foot.  K9 track conducted.  Investigation continuing. 

03/29

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:35 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 21-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was not on scene.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect, once he is located.

CENTRAL: Damage to Property – 3:29 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a potential break-in.  Damage was observed to the residence.  Investigation continuing. 

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