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MPD Notable Calls 07/22/2021 to 07/23/2021

July 23, 2021 9:07 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 07/22/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/23/2021, MPD received 535 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 (99), East (122), Midtown (79), North (87), South (43), West (68), and Other (37).  "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.  

07/22

MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 7:30 am. The victim reported that the suspect(s) entered his home through an unlocked back door and stole a purse and vehicle keys and then stole the vehicle.  An ATL was aired and the vehicle was listed as stolen.  Multiple other victims in the area reported attempted and completed burglaries which occurred during the overnight hours.

CENTRAL: Sexual Assault – 9:03 am.  The victim reported the suspect (25-year-old male), who is her ex-boyfriend, strangled her and attempted to sexually assault her.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Stolen Auto – 9:35 am.  The victim reported his vehicle was stolen from a family member's residence.  An ATL was aired and the vehicle was listed as stolen.

EAST: Missing Adult – 12:50 pm.  A subject (41-year-old female) was reported missing from her home.  An ATL was aired and the subject was listed as missing/endangered due to a need for medication.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 1:53 pm.  During an argument, the suspect (24-year-old male) pulled the victim's hair and hit her in the face and back of the head.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct, battery, resisting and threats to law enforcement.

CENTRAL: Recovered Stolen Auto – 6:11 pm.  Officers located an unoccupied vehicle reported stolen out of IL.

EAST: Runaway Juvenile – 8:15 pm.  A mother reported her 16-year-old daughter ran away after an argument.  An ATL was aired and the juvenile was listed as missing.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 8:36 pm.  During an argument the suspect (23-year-old female) punched the victim in the face.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic battery and disorderly conduct.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 8:43 pm.  The victim reported that during an argument, the suspect (25-year-old male) punched and tackled the victim.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct and battery.

07/23

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 12:07 am.  Officers responded to a residence for a report of damage to property.  Officers observed damage to a patio door and a possible bullet hole in a closet door.  No bullets or fired shell casings were located.  Neighbors reported hearing a loud bang and seeing a vehicle leave the parking lot.

CENTRAL: Battery – 1:16 am.  A victim reported the suspect hit him in the face with a baseball bat.  The victim sustained severe facial injuries but was unwilling to provide suspect information for fear of reprisal.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 3:16 am.  The victim reported that during an argument, the suspect (26-year-old male) pushed the victim, causing her to fall and twist her ankle.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic battery and disorderly conduct.

EAST: Stolen Auto – 3:34 am.  The victim reported that a known suspect (38-year-old male) took her vehicle without her permission as well as her purse and wallet.  Investigation continuing.

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