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MPD Notable Calls 04/08/2021 to 04/09/2021

April 9, 2021 9:22 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 04/08/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 04/09/2021, MPD received 367 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 (64), East (66), Midtown (69), North (50), South (27), West (61), 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. 

Priority calls only from 3:30pm to 5:40pm due to calls for service.

04/08

CENTRAL: Check Person – 11:01 am.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject (38-year-old male).  Officers consulted with multiple mental health resources who were familiar with the subject.  Journey Mental Health workers contacted the subject and it was determined no police contact with the subject was necessary at this time.

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 11:04 am.  Officers responded to the Radisson Hotel on Grand Canyon Dr where the suspect (28-year-old male) threatened one of the victims, kicked in a door, and started a fire.  The suspect also stole property belonging to a second victim.  The suspect was arrested for arson, damage to property, disorderly conduct and theft.

NORTH: Check Person – 11:37 am.  A caller to dispatch reported his wife was being held against her will in a vehicle.  Officers eventually located the female subject and made contact with the suspect (62-year-old male).  Officers determined there was a warrant for the suspect's arrest, but no new charges were substantiated for this incident.  The suspect was booked into jail.

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 11:54 am.  Officers placed a subject (32-year-old male) who was under a chapter 51 commitment into protective custody and conveyed him to WMHI.

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 12:46 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where a subject (53-year-old male) was found deceased.  Cause of death was determined to likely be a drug overdose.  Nothing suspicious on scene.

MIDTOWN: OMVWI – 1:10 pm.   A caller to dispatch reported a driver slumped at the wheel, then the vehicle was reported to be driving erratically with fresh damage.  Officers made contact with the suspect/driver (33-year-old female) who performed poorly on SFSTs.  Officers arrested the driver for possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, and OWI 2nd offense.  A second suspect (50-year-old male passenger) was arrested for possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.

EAST: OMVWI – 1:41 pm.  Officers responded to a vehicle where the suspect/driver (29-year-old male) was passed out in the middle of the road.  The suspect admitted to using heroin.  The suspect was arrested for OWI 3rd offense and possession of heroin.

NORTH: Information/Assist Citizen – 2:19 pm.  A subject reported a friend took his vehicle without his consent.  An ATL was aired and the vehicle is currently listed as missing/overdue.

MIDTOWN: Disturbance/Theft – 3:06 pm.  The victim reported an unidentified suspect stole cash from his vehicle while parked at the U-Haul on Verona Rd.  The victim followed the suspect to a residence where the suspect pushed a previously uninvolved victim into a wall before fleeing.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for theft, battery, and disorderly conduct.  The suspect is at large.

EAST: Theft – 5:46 pm.  Officers responded to a business where an employee/suspect (16-year-old male) was in custody for theft.  Officers determined the suspect was listed as missing out of Illinois.  The suspect was cited for theft and released to the care of a family member.

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 6:03 pm.  A neighbor found the subject (64-year-old male) deceased in his residence.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

04/09

SOUTH: Check Property – 12:52 am.  A caller to dispatch reported hearing gunshots in the area of Fish Hatchery Rd and W Badger Rd.  Officers checked the area and did not find evidence of shots fired, damaged property or injured persons.

SOUTH: Check Property – 1:05 am.  Officers made contact with a caller who reported hearing gunshots in the 1100 block of Ann St.  This call was likely related to the previously listed call.  Officers checked the area.  There were no reports of damage to property or injured persons.

MIDTOWN: OMVWI – 2:23 am.  Officers responded to Monroe St at Knickerbocker St where the suspect vehicle crashed into a parked car.  The parked car was pushed into a pillar and knocked down signs and a pole which exposed live wires.  MG&E and Traffic and Engineering were notified.  The suspect/driver (28-year-old male) performed poorly on SFSTs and was arrested for OWI 1st offense.

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 2:23 am.  The suspect (31-year-old male) initially reported that several suspects robbed a friend of his.  Officers were unable to determine the identity or location of the friend.  Officers did not develop probable cause for any crime.  The suspect was booked into jail on an outstanding warrant.

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