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MPD Notable Calls 08/04/2021 to 08/05/2021

August 5, 2021 9:19 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 08/04/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/05/2021, MPD received 419 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 (65), East (73), Midtown (62), North (73), South (41), West (85), 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.  

08/04

Priority calls only from 7:32 p.m. to 8:14 p.m. due to calls for service.

NORTH: Assist EMS/Fire – 7:26 a.m.  Officers responded, along with MFD, to a fire at a residence.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 7:43 a.m.  An unknown suspect entered the victim's residence through an open patio door and took a purse and money.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 10:31 a.m.  A 48-year-old male suspect was reported as violating a court order.  Suspect not located.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect once he is located. 

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 10:53 a.m.  Officers responded to the 600 block of State St for a subject causing a disturbance. The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  The subject was subsequently transported to Winnebago.  Charges also substantiated for the subject once released from Winnebago.   

CENTRAL: Theft – 11:37 a.m.  Officers responded to the 400 block of State St for a report of a retail theft involving a 33-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with retail theft, disorderly conduct while armed and obstructing.

CITY-WIDE: Adult Arrested Person – 12:52 p.m.  A wanted suspect (18-year-old male) was arrested on outstanding charges (receiving stolen property, bail jumping, probation/parole hold).

CENTRAL: Mental Health Conveyance – 4:43 p.m.  Officers received a request to locate a subject in need of a Chapter 51 return.  The subject was uncooperative and resisted officers.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for a medical clearance and then transported to Winnebago.  Charges substantiated for the subject include battery to a police officer (2 counts), attempt to disarm a police officer, discharge of bodily fluids (2 counts), threats to law enforcement (2 counts), resisting (2 counts) and disorderly conduct. 

NORTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 7:04 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject.  The subject was placed into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  Final outcome/destination pending.

WEST: Disturbance – 9:19 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a report of a disturbance.  Areas checked.  Contact made with two subjects.  No charges substantiated at this time. 

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 10:08 p.m.  A 43-year-old male driver/suspect was determined to be impaired.  The suspect resisted officers.  The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense), misdemeanor bail jumping, battery to law enforcement, resisting and possession of marijuana. 

08/05

NORTH: Battery – 1:31 a.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported being jumped by unknown suspects at Reindahl Park.  The victim said that his cell phone, cigarettes and cash were stolen from him.  The victim sustained visible injuries. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 1:35 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 44-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct, misdemeanor bail jumping (2 counts) and a probation hold.    

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