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MPD Notable Calls 04/01/2021 to 04/02/2021

April 2, 2021 9:58 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 04/01/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 04/02/2021, MPD received 390 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 (62), East (87), Midtown (43), North (72), South (35), West (70), and Other (21).  "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. 

Priority calls only from 9:35pm to 10:40pm due to calls for service.

04/01

NORTH: Sexual Assault – 4:30 am.  The victim reported a known suspect (27-year-old male) sexually assaulted her at the Econo Lodge on E Washington Ave.  Officers developed probable cause to charge the suspect with disorderly conduct, theft and 4th degree sexual assault.  The suspect is at large.  Investigation continuing. (This was a late call that did not make the previous 24-hour cycle.)

CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 7:49 am.  Officers responded to a residence for a report of a missing subject (27-year-old male).  The subject was found deceased at James Madison Park.  The subject had made suicidal statements to family members the previous evening.  Medical examiner responded.

EAST: Death Investigation – 9:27 am.  Officers responded to a residence where a family member found the subject (20-year-old female) deceased from an apparent drug overdose.  Medical examiner responded.

CENTRAL: Motor Vehicle vs Bicyclist Crash – 9:31 am.  The suspect vehicle went through a red traffic light at the intersection of John Nolen Dr and Broom St and struck a cyclist.  The cyclist sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital.  The suspect driver (67-year-old male) was cited for a red signal violation.

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 11:11 am.  Officers responded to a local hospital where Journey Mental Health requested assistance with a patient (34-year-old female) who was causing a disturbance.  Officers placed the subject into protective custody and she was transported to WMHI.

NORTH: Weapons Offense Person w/ Gun – 12:57 pm.  Officers responded to Warner Park for a report of a disturbance involving an individual armed with a handgun.  Officers conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle believed to be involved.  No firearm was located.  One suspect was cited and released; specific information was unavailable at the time of this writing.

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 2:06 pm.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject (51-year-old male) whose family had not heard from him in a couple days.  The subject was discovered deceased.  The subject had a history of alcohol abuse and mental health concerns.  Medical examiner responded.

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 3:06 pm.  Officers received information about the location of a wanted suspect (34-year-old male).  A court order prohibited the suspect from being on the property and a warrant for his arrest had been issued.  The suspect was arrested and booked into jail on an additional charge of resisting.

WEST: PNB/AED Response – 4:33 pm.  Officers and MFD paramedics responded to a residence for a subject (45-year-old male) who was found pulseless and not breathing.  The subject was revived and transported to the hospital.  Medical staff reported the subject likely suffered a heart attack.

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 7:09 pm.  The girlfriend of a subject (50-year-old male) contacted police upon discovering a suicide note he had written.  The decedent was later found with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Nothing suspicious on scene.

CENTRAL: OMVWI – 8:35 pm.  Officers responded to E Gorham St at N Blount St where a suspect vehicle traveling the wrong way on E Gorham St collided with an oncoming vehicle.  The suspect driver (21-year-old male) was cited with OWI 1st offense.

EAST: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 10:15 pm.  Officers were dispatched to the area of Worthington Park for a report of shots being fired.  Officers checked the area and located no casings, damage, or injured parties.

04/02

CENTRAL: Substantial Battery – 2:10 am.  During a fight at Players Sports Bar at 2013 Winnebago St, the suspect (39-year-old male) pushed the victim who fell and struck his head.  Witnesses reported the victim tried to intervene in the ongoing disturbance.  The suspect remains at large.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

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