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MPD Notable Calls 05/21/2021 to 05/24/2021

May 24, 2021 8:17 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 05/21/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 05/24/2021, MPD received 1,233 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 (223),East (270), Midtown (190), North (195), South (145), West (135), and Other (75).  "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.


05/21

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 7:47 a.m.  The victim reported the suspect (24-year-old male), who is her husband, punched her in the face.  The suspect was also wanted for a previously reported domestic incident.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic battery, disorderly conduct, intimidation of a victim and resisting/eluding.

WEST: Residential Burglary – 10:28 a.m. A property manager reported multiple packages were stolen from the lobby of an apartment building in the 3100 block of Muir Field Rd.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Traffic Crash – 11:57 a.m.  Officers investigated a crash at N Sherman Ave and Northport Dr.  The suspect vehicle fled the scene and was later determined to be stolen.  The suspect(s) remain at-large.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 12:04 p.m.  A store owner reported a wanted suspect (38-year-old female) was trying to resell items at the store.  The suspect was arrested on the warrant.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:15 p.m.  A DCSO detective witnessed the suspect (41-year-old female) exit her vehicle with a knife in her hand and make slashing motions with the knife while threatening to slash the victim's tires.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct while armed.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 1:40 p.m.  The suspect (18-year-old female) lit a laundry basket full of clothing and shoes on fire in front of a residence.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct and damage to property.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 3:10 p.m.  The victim reported that the suspect (61-year-old male) pushed her, grabbed her, and threatened her with a knife during an argument.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct and battery.

CENTRAL: Information – 4:40 p.m.  Officers investigated a report of possible sexual assault of a child.

EAST: Disturbance – 5:44 p.m.  Officers responded to the Mobil gas station at 3859 E Washington Ave where an intoxicated suspect (29-year-old male) was causing a disturbance.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

SOUTH: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 6:54 p.m.  Multiple callers reported hearing arguing and shots fired in the 1800 block of Beld St.  Officers located spent shell casings in the road and damage to two residences.  There were no reports of injuries.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Check Person – 8:09 p.m.  Officers attempted to locate a male who contacted crisis and threatened to harm himself.  Officers were unable to identify or locate the male.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 8:59 p.m.  Officers responded to the Harmony Bar, 2201 Atwood Ave, where the suspect (29-year-old male), who was in possession of a knife, was behaving belligerently.  At one point the suspect kicked over chairs, striking a patron. Officers arrested the suspect and charged him with several counts of disorderly conduct while armed.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 11:06 p.m.  Officers responded to Peace Park in the 400 block of State St where the suspect (25-year-old male) was arguing with people and then punched a victim who attempted to separate the suspect from involved parties.  Officers arrested the suspect and charged him with disorderly conduct and battery.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 11:22 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (48-year-old male) and victim were arguing. The victim reported she was disturbed and frightened by the suspect's aggressive and threatening behavior and that he caused her pain when he poked her.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

SOUTH: Disturbance – 11:55 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence where multiple subjects were arguing.  Officers were unable to substantiate any charges due to lack of cooperation from the involved subjects.

05/22

Priority calls only from 11:18 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. due to calls for service.

SOUTH: Disturbance – 12:11 a.m.  Officers responded to the Baymont Inn and Suites, 2810 Coho St, where the suspect (28-year-old male) was arguing with a female subject.  The suspect struck the subject and pulled her into a hotel room.  The female subject declined to provide a statement.  Hotel staff reported the suspect caused a disturbance in the hotel.  Officers arrested the suspect and charged him with disorderly conduct.

MIDTOWN: Intoxicated Driver – 2:43 a.m.  The suspect vehicle was traveling northbound on Verona Rd when it crossed a median and struck a tree.  The suspect was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (2nd offense).

EAST: Intoxicated Driver – 3:31 a.m.  Officers responded to Hwy 30 at N Thompson Dr for a vehicle that left the roadway and struck a digging machine.  Officers made contact with the suspect/driver (40-year-old male) who was transported to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (5th offense).

SOUTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 7:41 a.m.  A 15-year-old female was reported as missing/runaway.  No immediate safety concerns identified.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.  **Juvenile located and returned home. 

WEST: Stolen Vehicle – 10:37 a.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen.  The keys were left in the vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 11:24 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject who caused themselves self-harm.  The subject was contacted and taken into protective custody.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where Journey Mental Health was consulted.  The subject was cooperative and officers were able to disengage with no further action at this time. 

WEST: Assist EMS/MFD – 11:47 a.m.  Officers responded, along with EMS, to a report of a pulseless non-breathing subject who fell.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital and left in the care of medical staff. 

CENTRAL: Crash – 1:56 p.m.  Officers responded to a motor vehicle vs. pedestrian crash at Atwood Ave/Ohio Ave.  The suspect vehicle struck two pedestrians in the crosswalk and fled.  The victims were conveyed to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Crash – 2:15 p.m.  Officers responded to a motor vehicle vs. pedestrian crash at E. Johnson St/N. Second St.  The driver (28-year-old male) failed to yield to a bicyclist.  The driver remained on scene and was cooperative.  The victim was conveyed to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  The driver was cited for failure to yield right of way and operating without insurance. 

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 3:05 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital for a disturbance involving a 31-year-old female suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct (2 counts), criminal damage to property and trespass to a medical facility. 

SOUTH: Disturbance – 4:35 p.m.  Officers met with a subject who reported being robbed at gunpoint.  The subject's statements could not be corroborated.  The subject/suspect (48-year-old male) was arrested/charged with bail jumping. 

EAST: Disturbance – 7:00 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 23-year-old male suspect who displayed a gun.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived but returned to the business later in the night in which officers were called again.  The suspect was contacted and ultimately arrested/charged with disorderly conduct while armed and possession of a firearm while intoxicated.  The gun was located/recovered. 

EAST: Assist MFD – 7:11 p.m.  Officers responded, along with MFD, to an active structure residential fire.  Residents evacuated.  No injuries reported.  MPD assisted with traffic control.

NORTH: Disturbance – 8:08 p.m.  Officers responded to a verbal argument.  A 28-year-old male was cited for disorderly conduct.  No other charges substantiated. 

EAST: Injured Person – 8:36 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital after a subject was brought in for falling off his bike and medical staff found what was believed to be a stab wound on the subject's back.  The subject was not cooperative with officers.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Stolen Vehicle – 11:12 p.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen from a residence.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

NORTH: Check Property – 11:20 p.m.  Officers responded to E. Washington Ave/Independence Lane for a report of shots fired.  Areas checked. No evidence of shots fired located. No injuries or property damage reported.

05/23

Priority calls only from 6:03 p.m. to 9:12 p.m. due to calls for service.

EAST: Check Person – 3:03 a.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a subject heard yelling.  Officers arrived on scene and observed the subject armed with a gun inside the residence.  Officers were able to safely make contact with the subject who was detained.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Intoxicated Driver – 5:17 a.m.  Officers responded to Chippewa Dr/Chippewa Ct for a report of a vehicle in the ditch with its hazard lights on.  The driver/suspect (39-year-old male) was on scene and was found to be impaired.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense). 

CENTRAL: Threats Complaint – 8:47 a.m.  Officers made contact with the caller who advised that a known suspect (27-year-old male) borrowed her vehicle with permission but refused to bring it back when supposed to.  The caller indicated that when she contacted the suspect about her vehicle that a verbal argument took place.  The victim then reported that the suspect sent her a photo of himself with a gun and a threatening message.  The vehicle was located/recovered. Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Mental Health Conveyance – 9:55 a.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject.  The subject was located and conveyed to a local hospital.  The subject was left in the care of medical staff and officers disengaged at this time.    **The subject was later in need of an emergency detention.  The subject was transported to Winnebago.

EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 12:02 p.m. Officers responded to check the welfare of a subject.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject was subsequently transported to Winnebago. 

EAST: Intoxicated Driver – 12:32 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a driver slumped over in a vehicle in a parking lot.  The driver/suspect (40-year-old male) was awakened by officers knocking on the window.  The suspect showed signs of impairment.  The suspect was not able to complete field sobriety tests.  The suspect was ultimately arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (4th offense). 

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 5:14 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a 37-year-old male suspect causing a disturbance.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct and a probation/parole hold. 

CENTRAL: Sexual Assault – 5:15 p.m.  A victim reported being inappropriately grabbed/touched by an unknown suspect.  The suspect (22-year-old male) was located and arrested for 4th degree sexual assault. 

WEST: Strong Armed Robbery – 5:50 p.m. A victim arranged to meet a subject/suspect to purchase a phone.  The suspect shows the victim the phone and asks to see the money.  The victim shows the money and the suspect grabbed it and fled.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Check Person – 6:18 p.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a subject knocking at a residence claiming to be Secret Service.  The subject was contacted and taken into protective custody.  The subject received a medical clearance at a local hospital and an emergency detention was approved.  The subject was subsequently conveyed to Winnebago. 

WEST: Assist Law Enforcement – 7:01 p.m.  Officers responded to Middleton when mutual aid was requested for a large fight in progress.

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 8:20 p.m.  Officers responded to James Madison Park reference subjects verbally harassing a passerby.  Contact was made with a 44-year-old male suspect who refused to leave the area.  The suspect threatened officers.  The suspect was arrested/charged with trespassing, disorderly conduct and threats to law enforcement. 

SOUTH: Non-Residential Burglary – 11:46 p.m.  Officers responded to an alarm at a business on S. Park Street.  An 18-year-old male suspect was observed jumping over a security fence.  The suspect was arrested/charged with burglary and a probation/parole hold.

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