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MPD Notable Calls 08/02/2021 to 08/03/2021

August 3, 2021 10:55 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 08/02/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/03/2021, MPD received 465 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 (63), East (90), Midtown (84), North (78), South (58), West (75), and Other (17).  "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.  

08/02

Priority calls only from 5:18 p.m. to 8:19 p.m. due to calls for service.

NORTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 6:20 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The subject was subsequently transported to Winnebago. 

SOUTH: Missing Adult – 6:43 a.m.  A 42-year-old male adult was reported as missing.  Attempt to locate aired.  The subject was listed as missing in the appropriate databases. **The subject returned home. 

SOUTH: Stolen/Recovered Vehicle – 7:14 a.m.  A stolen vehicle was located/recovered from Indiana.  Vehicle towed. 

WEST: Assist EMS/Fire – 7:35 a.m.  Officers dispatched to a residence after MFD responded for carbon monoxide alarms and located two subjects in a running vehicle in a garage.  The two subjects were conveyed to a local hospital in stable condition.  Situation appears to be accidental at this time.  

MIDTOWN:  Death Investigation – 10:18 a.m. Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (59-year-old male).  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious identified at this time. 

NORTH: Armed Robbery – 1:23 p.m.  Officers responded to the 2900 block of Commercial Ave for an armed robbery.  The victims were on a bike path when a male suspect approached them, displayed a weapon and took the victim's necklace, cash and air pods.  The suspect fled on foot.  Incident Report completed on MPD's website. 

WEST: Check Person – 2:21 p.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a subject armed with a knife.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject voluntarily admitted to the hospital at this time and officers disengaged.

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 2:52 p.m.  Officers dispatched to a report of a single vehicle crash.  Witnesses reported observing the driver and passenger physically fighting before the crash. A young child was in the vehicle so Child Protective Services notified.  A subject reported to officers a recent domestic incident.  Probable cause not developed at this time for any charges.    

WEST: Disturbance – 3:44 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 29-year-old female suspect. The suspect was arrested/charged with damage to property and disorderly conduct.   

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 8:05 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a subject in need of an emergency detention.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject was subsequently transported to Winnebago.

WEST: Non-Residential Burglary – 11:54 p.m.  Officers responded to a non-residential burglary in the 7400 block of Mineral Point Rd (Looking Good Salon).  Front door broken into.  Suspect (41-year-old) arrested/charged with felony bail jumping.  The suspect was cited for trespassing and arrested on an outstanding warrant.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.

EAST: Crash – 11:56 p.m.  Officers responded to a crash involving a stolen vehicle.  The driver and passenger in the stolen vehicle fled on foot and were picked up in another vehicle that fled at a high rate of speed.  Stolen vehicle recovered. 

08/03

EAST: Check Person – 4:10 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject.  The caller/suspect (39-year-old female) has a history of calling 911 with the same reports.  The suspect was issued a city ordinance citation for misuse of the 911 system. 

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