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MPD Notable Calls 07/07/2021 to 07/08/2021

July 8, 2021 8:35 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 07/07/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/08/2021, MPD received 433 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 (60), East (96), Midtown (55), North (69), South (40), West (74), and Other (39).  "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.  

07/07

Priority calls only from 11:16 a.m. to 3:02 p.m. due to calls for service.

MIDTOWN: Theft from Vehicle – 10:19 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of theft of tools from a vehicle.  The suspect (57-year-old male) was arrested/charged with theft and possession of drug paraphernalia.

CENTRAL: Weapons Violation – 11:08 a.m.  Officers responded to the area of E. Gorham St and N. Blount St for a report of a subject that was shot.  A male victim was located with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his arm.   The victim was conveyed to a local hospital.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.   

EAST: Check Person – 11:56 a.m.  A subject entered the East district police station and pulled out what appeared to be a handgun (determined to be an air soft pistol).  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Final outcome pending. **The subject was subsequently conveyed to Winnebago.   

MIDTOWN: Crash – 12:39 p.m.  Officers responded to Spring St/N. Mills St for a motor vehicle vs. bicyclist crash.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Damage to Property – 2:55 p.m.  A 33-year-old suspect (same suspect in the 3 p.m. incident) was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct (2 counts), resisting, criminal damage to property (broke property at a restaurant), bail jumping (3 misdemeanor counts) and bail jumping (4 felony counts). 

NORTH: Sexual Assault – 3:00 p.m.  A 33-year-old male suspect was arrested/charged with 4th degree sexual assault and several outstanding additional charges (incident at 2:55 p.m. above).   

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 3:29 p.m.  Officers responded to what was originally requested as a preserve the peace situation.  Officers on scene when a 20-year-old female suspect caused a disturbance.  The suspect was arrested/charged with resisting and disorderly conduct. 

EAST: Check Property – 3:35 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of two vehicles heading outbound on E. Washington Ave with shooting occurring between the vehicles.  The involved vehicles were not located. No reported injuries or property damage.  Initial investigation indicates paintball guns may be been involved.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Disturbance – 4:11 p.m.  Officers responded to a convenience store on E. Washington Ave where the caller reported having a gun pulled on them.  The caller was not cooperative when police arrived.  Suspect not on scene.  Investigation continuing.   

WEST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 6:19 p.m.  A 13-year-old male juvenile was reported as missing/runaway.  The juvenile has a history of running away.  No safety concerns identified.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. 

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 9:52 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 29-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

07/08

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 12:05 a.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation. Journey Mental Health consulted.  Final outcome pending.

MIDTOWN: Trespass – 1:55 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a subject/suspect (37-year-old male) refusing to leave the premises.  The suspect was transported to jail to post on a municipal citation for trespassing. 

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