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MPD Notable Calls 06/30/2021 to 07/01/2021

July 1, 2021 9:47 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 06/30/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/01/2021, MPD received 509 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 (111), Midtown (87), North (93), South (59), West (77), and Other (20).  "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 12:15am to 12:35am due to calls for service.

06/30

NORTH: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 5:13 am.  A victim reported she was traveling northbound on Kennedy Rd from Northport Dr when she was shot at by an unknown suspect.  Officers checked the area and did not locate evidence of shots fired.  No reports of injured persons or damaged property.  (This was a late call that did not make the previous 24-hour cycle.)

EAST: Check Person – 8:36 am.  A passerby discovered a subject (28-year-old male) in a park who had attempted to hang himself and was calling for help.  The subject was transported to the hospital.

NORTH: Disturbance – 11:09 am.  Officers responded to the 500 block of Kedzie St for a report of someone who was hit with a board.  The victim did not wish to provide a statement.  Officers disengaged.

WEST: Child Abuse – 11:25 am.  Officers assisted Child Protective Services with an investigation into alleged child abuse.  A safety plan was put in place.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Strong Arm Robbery – 4:10 pm.  The victim reported she was waiting for a bus in the 100 block of N Butler St when an unidentified suspect hit her in the face and stole her backpack.  The suspect is at large.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

MIDTOWN: Stolen Auto – 3:10 pm.  The victim reported he left his car running at a gas station when it was stolen.  The vehicle was listed as stolen and an ATL was aired.

EAST: Stolen Auto – 4:40 pm.  The victim reported her vehicle was stolen while a family member was in possession of it.  The vehicle was listed as stolen and an ATL was aired.

EAST: Stolen Auto - 5:35 pm.  The victim reported she was making a delivery when her car was stolen from the driveway while she was at the door of the residence.  The vehicle was listed as stolen and an ATL was aired.

WEST: Armed Robbery – 11:22 pm.  The victim reported an unidentified suspect flagged him down and asked for a ride.  Once in the vehicle, the suspect threatened the victim with a knife and grabbed the steering wheel, causing the car to collide with a tree.  The suspect fled the scene and remains at large.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 11:35 pm.  The victim reported the suspect (28-year-old male), who is the father of her children, was acting strangely while they were at the top of State St.  Witnesses reported seeing the suspect threatening to punch the victim.  The suspect also stole cash from the victim.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for theft and domestic disorderly conduct.  Suspect at large.

CENTRAL: Hit and Run Crash – 11:47pm.  Callers to dispatch reported a suspect vehicle was driving recklessly and crashed into a building on Marion St before continuing eastbound.  No notable damage to building.  No charges were substantiated.

07/01

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 3:45 am.  A victim reported the suspect (43-year-old male) was armed with a knife and was following him on State St.  The suspect was arrested and charged with resisting, obstructing and disorderly conduct while armed.

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