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MPD Notable Calls 07/16/2021 to 07/19/2021

July 19, 2021 10:08 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 07/16/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/19/2021, MPD received 1,326 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 (288),East (262), Midtown (200), North (202), South (88), West (213), and Other (73).  "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.


07/16

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 10:41 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital where a subject (42-year-old male) was causing a disturbance.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health whose staff was working on finding placement for the subject.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 10:49 a.m.  Officers assisted Child Protective Services with taking a child into the custody of CPS.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 10:51 a.m.  During an argument, the suspect (29-year-old male) threatened to shoot the victim and broke her phone.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct, intimidation of victim, and damage to property.

NORTH: Child Abuse – 12:46 p.m.  Officers assisted CPS with an investigation into a report of child abuse.  No charges were substantiated at this time.

WEST: Recovered Stolen Auto – 1:25 p.m.  An officer observed a stolen auto unoccupied in the 8000 block of Watts Rd.  The owner responded and retrieved the vehicle.

SOUTH: Runaway Juvenile – 7:02 p.m.  A mother reported that her 10-year-old son had run away.  The juvenile was listed as missing and an ATL was aired.  The juvenile later returned home and officers confirmed he was safe.

EAST: Battery – 7:04 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect kicked the victim in the face, causing multiple facial fractures.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect on charges of substantial battery.  The suspect has yet to be positively identified and remains at large.

WEST: Information – 7:34 p.m.  Officers investigated a report of a possible sexual assault of a child that occurred several months ago.  CPS was notified.  Investigation continuing.

?CENTRAL: Disturbance – 8:47 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (27-year-old female) appeared to be experiencing a mental health crisis.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct, resisting, and battery to law enforcement.

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 10:01 p.m.  Officers responded to the men's shelter at 200 N First St where the suspect (44-year-old male) displayed a knife when he was denied entry to the shelter.  The suspect threatened staff and threatened to harm himself with the knife.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct while armed.

NORTH: Recovered Stolen Auto – 10:20 p.m.  Officers responded to a vehicle that was disabled in traffic.  Officers determined the vehicle was stolen.  The driver/suspect (25-year-old male) was arrested and charged with OMVWOC.

SOUTH: Check Person – 10:52 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject (77-year-old female) who was not responding to a family member's attempts to reach her.  Officers located the subject down, possibly due to a fall, but conscious.  The subject was transported to the hospital.

07/17

Priority calls only from 12:13 p.m. to 2:52 p.m. due to calls for service.

CENTRAL: Recovered Stolen Auto – 3:20 a.m.  Officers observed a stolen vehicle in a downtown parking ramp.  They observed the suspect (20-year-old male) return to the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop.  The suspect was arrested and charged with OMVWOC, obstructing, possession with intent THC and receiving stolen property.

WEST: Recovered Stolen Auto – 7:25 a.m.  Officers located a vehicle reported stolen out of McFarland.  McFarland PD was notified.

EAST: Residential Burglary – 8:00 a.m.  The victim reported an unknown suspect entered his home and stole a key to his vehicle which was parked on the street and then stole the vehicle.  An ATL was aired and the vehicle was listed as stolen.

EAST: Death Investigation – 8:15 a.m.  A roommate arrived home to discover the subject (65-year-old male) deceased in the residence.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

EAST: Death Investigation – 8:49 a.m.  A caregiver discovered the subject (58-year-old male) deceased in his residence.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

EAST: Drug Overdose – 9:04 a.m.  Officers responded to the Mobil gas station at 3859 E Washington Ave for a suspect (20-year-old male) who overdosed.  MFD paramedics administered naloxone and revived the suspect who was transported to the hospital.

NORTH: Check Person – 10:18 a.m.  Officers made contact with a subject (23-year-old female) in the area of N First St and E Johnson St who was experiencing a mental health crisis.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health and conveyed the subject to a local hospital.

EAST: Drug Incident – 11:11 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of two subjects overdosing in a vehicle.  MFD also responded and provided medical aid.  Drug paraphernalia observed in the vehicle. Both subjects conveyed to a local hospital.  A 33-year-old male suspect was cited for possession of heroin. 

WEST: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 11:39 a.m.  Officers responded to the 7200 block of Tree Ln for a report of shots being fired from a vehicle into another vehicle.  Both vehicles involved located.  No injuries or property damage reported at this time.  Investigation continuing.   

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 12:29 p.m.  A 35-year-old female suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant.  The suspect lied to officers about her identity.  Drugs were located on the suspect.  The suspect was also charged with obstructing.  Additional charges for the drugs forthcoming.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Residential Burglary – 12:29 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a report of missing/stolen items from the home and a vehicle stolen from an open garage.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 1:14 p.m.  A 41-year-old male suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence causing injury, hit-and-run, reckless endangering safety (4 counts), possession of cocaine and felony bail jumping.  The suspect (driver) was observed striking an occupied vehicle and leaving the parking lot at a high rate of speed.  The suspect (driver) continued driving at a high rate of speed striking road signs and medians.  Numerous pedestrians were almost struck by the suspect/vehicle.  A stroller with a child was struck.  The child was transported to a local hospital with what turned out to be minor injuries.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 2:45 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (54-year-old male).  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Evidence of drug use observed.  Nothing suspicious identified.  Autopsy pending. 

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 10:37 p.m. Two wanted subjects/suspects (45-year-old female and 18-year-old male) were located and taken into custody on outstanding charges (felony retail theft).    

NORTH: Check Person – 11:52 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject whose whereabouts were unknown.  The subject returned home and was contacted by officers.  No concerns identified at this time. 

07/18

CENTRAL: Check Person – 12:57 a.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  Contact attempted with the subject but he refuses to talk with officers.  Decision made to walk away at this time.  Probable cause developed to charge the subject/suspect with disorderly conduct and intimidation of a victim.  Investigation continuing. **The suspect (32-year-old male) was taken into custody later in the morning.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 2:02 a.m.  Officers responded to State St for a disturbance involving a 18-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested on a state disorderly conduct charge.

EAST: Check Person – 2:45 a.m.  Officers responded to sounds of a disturbance and entry was made to the residence to check the welfare of any occupant(s).  Blood was located in the residence but no one was home.  A female subject showed up at a local hospital with a self-inflicted cut.  The subject was taken into protective custody.  Final destination pending. 

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 5:46 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 40-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct and domestic criminal trespass to dwelling.

NORTH: Stolen Vehicle – 7:17 a.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen from a residence.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 10:25 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a suspect (53-year-old male) exposing himself.  The suspect was arrested for lewd/lascivious behavior.

WEST: Check Property – 10:59 a.m.  Officers responded to the 6400 block of Schroeder Rd for a suspicious item.  Area checked.  Item determined not to be concerning.

CENTRAL: Stolen Vehicle – 12:04 p.m.  A vehicle was reported as stolen.  The vehicle was left unlocked and had the keys in it.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 2:00 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a suspect (48-year-old male) exposing himself.  The suspect was arrested for lewd/lascivious behavior and disorderly conduct (2 counts).

CITY-WIDE: Sexual Assault of a Child – 2:46 p.m.  A child was brought to a local hospital by their parent with concerns for the child.  Child Protective Services notified.  Safety plan developed.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 3:15 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. 

EAST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 3:58 p.m.  A 16-year-old female was reported as missing/runaway.  No safety concerns identified.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. 

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 3:47 p.m.  Officers responded, along with MFD, to a subject/suspect (58-year-old male) experiencing a drug overdose.  The suspect was arrested/charged with possession of cocaine and possession of schedule I narcotics.

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 5:25 p.m.  A 33-year-old female suspect was located slumped over in a vehicle.  Drugs and paraphernalia located.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for a medical clearance and subsequently to jail.  Charges include possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of schedule I/II narcotics. 

CENTRAL: Stolen Vehicle – 8:06 p.m.  A delivery vehicle was reported as stolen.  The vehicle was left unattended, unlocked and running.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

EAST: Missing Adult – 9:18 p.m.  A 41-year-old male was reported as missing.  Areas checked.  Attempt to locate aired. 

CENTRAL: Road Rage – 9:18 p.m.  A caller reported that a subject in another vehicle fired paintball rounds at his vehicle.  Contact made with the caller/vehicle.  No damage to the vehicle observed.  Other involved vehicle not located.  Investigation continuing.    

NORTH: Disturbance – 10:12 p.m.  Officers responded to what was initially called out as a possible armed robbery at a store on E. Washington Ave.  It was reported that a customer in the store had a gun and that another subject told the store employee to call 911.  A gun was not observed by the employee.  Subjects not on scene when officers arrived.  Investigation continuing. 

07/19

Priority calls only from 12:10 a.m. to 2:24 a.m. due to calls for service.

CENTRAL: Residential Burglary – 12:02 a.m.  Officers responded to a burglary in progress.  Building cleared.  No suspect(s) located.  Investigation continuing.    

NORTH: Disturbance – 12:03 a.m.  Officers responded to a hotel on Hayes Rd for a report of a subject/suspect (29-year-old male) causing a disturbance and that the suspect was armed.  The suspect fled in a vehicle before officers arrived.  The vehicle/suspect was located and a traffic stop was conducted.  The suspect was arrested/charged with 2nd degree reckless endangering safety (2 counts), disorderly conduct while armed, felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon and multiple counts of felony/misdemeanor bail jumping. 

CENTRAL: Check Property – 12:18 a.m.  Officers responded to N. Frances St for possible shots fired.  Areas checked.  No evidence of shots fired located.

NORTH: Check Person – 12:21 a.m.  Officers responded to what was originally dispatched as an armed robbery.  Contact made with a subject/caller and no crime was found to have occurred.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  Final outcome pending. 

NORTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 2:07 a.m.  A 14-year-old female was reported as missing/runaway.  Attempt to locate aired.  The subject was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. 

NORTH: Check Person – 2:34 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject who had been stabbed.  The subject was contacted and not found to have been stabbed.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  Final outcome pending. 

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