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MPD Notable Calls 04/28/2021 to 04/29/2021

April 29, 2021 9:31 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 04/28/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 04/29/2021, MPD received 414 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 (67), East (75), Midtown (55), North (82), South (39), West (44), and Other (52).  "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.  

04/28

Priority calls only from 9:32 p.m. to 11:07 p.m. due to calls for service.

MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 7:00 a.m.  A subject/suspect (41-year-old male) was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant after being called in as displaying behaviors of being "high".  The suspect admitted to using heroin. No drug charges substantiated at this time.   

NORTH: Residential Burglary – 8:59 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a residential burglary with the suspect (39-year-old female) on scene.  The suspect was arrested/charged with party to a crime burglary, attempted escape and an outstanding warrant.    

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 11:28 a.m.  A wanted subject/suspect (40-year-old female) was taken into custody on outstanding charges (eluding, felony bail jumping, misdemeanor bail jumping). 

EAST: Battery – 1:46 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 18-year-old female suspect.  While being taken into custody, the suspect became resistive and kicked an officer.  The suspect was charged with battery (2 counts), disorderly conduct and battery to law enforcement. 

WEST: Sexual Assault of a Child – 3:29 p.m.  MPD and Child Protective Services investigating a sexual assault of a child report.  Suspect and victim are known to each other.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 4:14 p.m. Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 35-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect once he is located. 

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 8:22 p.m. Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a victim who had been dropped off after a domestic incident and a report of the suspect being in the parking lot and possibly being suicidal. Contact made with the suspect (25-year-old male) who was not cooperative with officers.  The suspect was taken into custody and charged with resisting.  Original incident determined to have occurred in another jurisdiction who was contacted and responded to explore a mental health evaluation/additional charges. 

EAST: Check Property – 9:22 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of shots fired on Femrite Drive.  Areas checked.  No evidence of shots fired located.   

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 9:24 p.m.  A driver/victim was turning onto Paterson from E. Washington Ave when a pedestrian/suspect (31-year-old male) jumped in front of the vehicle and struck the hood of the vehicle with a chain.  The victim continued to drive due to concerns for his safety.  The suspect was contacted and was not cooperative with officers.  An ECD was deployed to take the suspect into custody.  The suspect was charged with criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct and resisting.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

MIDTOWN: Hit-and-Run – 10:12 p.m. A pedestrian/victim was utilizing the crosswalk when she was struck by a vehicle who fled the scene.  The victim sustained a minor injury.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 10:30 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject.  Entry made to the residence and the subject (42-year-old female) was located deceased.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  No signs of trauma/foul play.  Autopsy pending.

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 11:24 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a subject in need of an emergency detention evaluation.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  Emergency detention sought/approved.  The subject was subsequently transported to Winnebago.

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 11:54 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a disturbance involving 20-30 people.  No involved subjects were on scene when officers arrived.  A staff member/victim reported being physically assaulted.  Investigation continuing.

04/29

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 12:34 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of an active disturbance involving 15 people.  Most of the involved subjects were not on scene when officers arrived.  A 33-year-old male suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct (2 counts).  A 36-year-year-old male suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct.    

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