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MPD Notable Calls 08/06/2021 to 08/09/2021

August 9, 2021 11:36 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 08/06/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/09/2021, MPD received 1,387 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 (294),East (270), Midtown (211), North (217), South (115), West (217), and Other (63). "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.


08/06

Priority calls only from 1:00 p.m. to 3:57 p.m. due to calls for service.

CENTRAL: Battery – 1:23 a.m.  A victim reported she got into a vehicle with three unknown men who drove her to a residence and assaulted her.  Officers canvassed the area where the victim said the incident happened and found nothing to corroborate her story.  Photographs were taken of the victim's injuries. (This call did not make the previous 24-hour cycle.)

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 7:26 a.m.  The boyfriend of a subject (52-year-old female) found her deceased in the residence.  Cause of death appeared to be a drug overdose.  Medical examiner responded.

SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 9:14 a.m.  Employees at a business reported two subjects were sleeping in a car on the property.  One of the suspects (56-year-old male) attempted to flee as officers arrived on scene but was later apprehended and arrested on a warrant.

EAST: Assist Citizen – 11:31 a.m.  A subject reported her vehicle was stolen.  Officers learned the vehicle was towed and informed the owner.

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 1:07 p.m.  Officers located a suspect (39-year-old male) in the 4700 block of East Towne Blvd who is banned from the premises.  The suspect was arrested and charged with trespassing, resisting, possession of drug paraphernalia and bail jumping.

EAST: Theft from Auto – 1:59 p.m.  The victim reported a firearm was stolen from his vehicle overnight.  The firearm was listed as stolen.

SOUTH: Stolen Auto  - 2:21 p.m.  The victim reported her vehicle was stolen sometime in the past several days.  An ATL was aired and the vehicle was listed as stolen.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 2:30 p.m.  After an argument with the victim, the suspect (38-year-old male) slashed the tires on a car, scratched the sides of the car and stole the license plates.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct, damage to property and theft.  Suspect is at large.

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 3:25 p.m.  A subject (52-year-old male) was found deceased due to an apparent drug overdose at Express Laundry at 1817 S Park St.  Drug paraphernalia was located in the bathroom. 

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 5:59 p.m.  The victim reported that the suspect (43-year-old male) refused to leave the victim's apartment despite the fact that he was banned from the apartment building.  The victim reported that the suspect punched a hole in the wall of the residence.  Officers arrested the suspect and charged him with domestic disorderly conduct, damage to property and resisting.

CENTRAL: Drug Overdose – 6:02 p.m.  Officers made contact with a subject (58-year-old male) who became unresponsive due to an apparent drug overdose while riding as a passenger in a vehicle.  Officers administered naloxone and revived the subject who was transported to the hospital.

MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 6:06 p.m.  The victim reported that her boyfriend had an argument with a known suspect during which the suspect brandished a gun.  Later while driving on the beltline, the victim reported that 7 to 8 shots were fired at her vehicle.  No injuries were reported.  Officers located bullet holes in the victim's vehicle.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Threats Complaint – 9:02 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (52-year-old female) was reported to be harassing people.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 10:01 p.m.  Officers made contact with the suspect (29-year-old male) after he was asked to leave two bars on State St.  The suspect was cited for disorderly conduct and trespass.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 10:05 p.m.  After an argument, the suspect (26-year-old male) took the victim's purse and left in a vehicle.  Officers learned that the suspect is banned from having contact with the victim.  Officers developed probable cause to charge the suspect with theft and bail jumping.  Suspect is at large.

SOUTH: Traffic Crash – 10:51 p.m.  The suspect vehicle collided with traffic that had stopped on the westbound beltline between John Nolen and Rimrock.  Four cars, including an MPD squad, were involved in the crash.  No injuries were reported.  Officers were unable to prove which of the two occupants of the suspect vehicle was driving; both received citations.  The registered owner/suspect (19-year-old female) was cited for underage drinking, failure to wear seatbelt, failure to have insurance and resisting.  The second suspect (19-year-old female) was cited for underage drinking and resisting.

08/07

Priority calls only from 2:07 p.m. to 3:54 p.m. due to calls for service.

WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 12:50 a.m.  Officers located a suspect (29-year-old male) sleeping in a vehicle in the parking lot of the BP gas station at 699 S Gammon Rd.  Officers observed what appeared to be a handgun in the center console and ordered the suspect out of the vehicle.  The weapon was determined to be a BB gun.  The suspect was arrested on two counts of bail jumping, resisting and possession of drug paraphernalia.

WEST: Death Investigation – 2:04 a.m.  A family member discovered the subject (66-year-old male) deceased in the residence.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 12:33 p.m.  Officers responded to a convenience store on S. Park St for a disturbance involving a gun.  A 28-year-old male suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct.  A 29-year-old male suspect was arrested/charged with felon in possession of a firearm and bail jumping (2 counts).   Two guns were located/recovered. 

MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 1:55 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a disturbance involving two known subjects.  A knife and a gun were reported to have been pulled during the argument.  A female subject was taken to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  An emergency detention was explored but not approved.  Officers disengaged from the hospital.  The subject left the hospital as soon as officers were no longer on scene.  Probable cause developed.  The subject/suspect (32-year-old female) remains at-large.  Charges pending. 

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 8:56 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a pulseless non-breathing subject (19-year-old male).  Lifesaving measures attempted but not successful.  Evidence of drug use on scene.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious identified.  Autopsy pending. 

MIDTOWN: Check Property – 9:01 p.m.  Officers responded to Windflower Way area regarding possible shots fired.  Areas checked.  No reported injuries or property damage.  No evidence of shots fired located. 

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 9:21 p.m.  Officers responded to E. Main St for a disturbance between two subjects/suspects (29-year-old male and 28-year-old male).  Both suspects were arrested/charged with disorderly conduct.  The 29-year-old suspect was also charged with threats to law enforcement.

EAST: Sexual Assault of a Child – 10:00 p.m.  Officers met with a parent who reported his child was sexually assaulted by a known suspect.  Child Protective Services plugged in.  Safety plan developed.  Investigation continuing.         

08/08

Priority calls only from 2:15 a.m. to 3:06 a.m. due to calls for service.

MIDTOWN: Check Property – 12:19 a.m.  Officers responded to reports of shots fired and a vehicle speeding off on Tempe Drive.  Suspect/vehicle not located.  Casings located/recovered.  No reported injuries or property damage at this time.  Investigation continuing.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.   

WEST: Check Person – 1:09 a.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject.  Areas checked.  Subject located safe.

NORTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 3:21 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a Chapter 51 subject who walked out of a care facility against medical advice.  Areas checked.  Subject located and conveyed to a local hospital.  Transport to Winnebago pending.

MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 3:38 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence after the homeowners heard noises and discovered their front door open and their vehicle missing/stolen.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  No forced entry to the home as the door was determined to be unlocked.  Other items missing/stolen from the home. 

EAST: Non-Residential Burglary – 5:01 a.m.  Officers responded to Mahen's Liquor Store on East Towne Blvd for a commercial burglar alarm.  Damage was located to the business.  Items stolen from the store.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report on MPD's website completed.   

SOUTH: Intoxicated Driver – 7:47 a.m. Officers responded to Badger Rd for a report of an unoccupied vehicle on its side and a report of a subject walking away from the vehicle.  A subject/suspect (37-year-old male) was located and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/treatment.  The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense) and a probation hold.    

WEST: Residential Burglary – 7:50 a.m.  An unknown subject/suspect entered the victim's residence through an open garage.  Items missing/stolen from the home.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Check Person – 8:29 a.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/medical clearance.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  Emergency detention being explored.  The subject was subsequently transported to Winnebago.   

WEST: Residential Burglary – 9:47 a.m.  A victim reported finding her garage door open and her vehicle missing.  The vehicle was located/recovered unoccupied. 

NORTH: Stolen Vehicle – 9:52 a.m.  A vehicle was reported as stolen.  The keys were in the vehicle.  The vehicle was located/recovered by the State Patrol. 

WEST: Stolen Vehicle – 9:55 a.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen from a driveway.  The keys were in the vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

EAST: Disturbance – 10:31 a.m.  A subject/suspect (23-year-old male) reported that his girlfriend/suspect (21-year-old female) grabbed the steering wheel as he was driving which caused him to crash into a ditch.  The 23-yeaar-old male suspect was arrested/charged with a probation hold.  The 21-year-old female suspect was arrested/charged with 2nd degree reckless endangering.  Two additional suspects (19-year-old female and 23-year-old male) were cited for obstructing as they attempted to intervene in the investigation and did not listen to officers' commands. 

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 11:23 a.m.  A victim reported being assaulted by a 30-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with battery, disorderly conduct and bail jumping (5 counts). 

CENTRAL: Detox Conveyance – 11:47 a.m.  A subject, who made suicidal statements, was conveyed to Detox.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Battery – 1:23 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance that occurred the day before.  A 17-year-old female suspect was arrested/charged with physical abuse to a child. 

EAST: Intoxicated Driver – 1:57 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a vehicle stuck in a retention pond on Commercial Avenue.  The driver/suspect (33-year-old male) was found to be impaired.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/medical clearance.  The suspect was not cooperative with officers.  The vehicle was determined to be stolen.  The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail on the following charges: operating a motor vehicle without consent, threats to law enforcement (4 counts), resisting, criminal damage to property, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense), DOC warrant and a municipal operating after revocation citation. 

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 2:03 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 27-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct, domestic battery and restriction on use of facsimile firearm. 

CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 2:18 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a deceased subject (22-year-old female) due to an overdose.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Autopsy pending. 

MIDTOWN: Stolen Vehicle – 3:33 p.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

EAST: Stolen Vehicle – 3:34 p.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 7:01 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a deceased subject (42-year-old male).  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious identified.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Sexual Assault – 7:19 p.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported being sexually assaulted by a known subject/suspect.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 8:12 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 24-year-old female suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct and resisting.

EAST: Stolen Vehicle – 9:03 p.m.  A vehicle was stolen from a convenience store parking lot.  The vehicle was left running, unlocked and unattended.  The vehicle was located by officers and a traffic stop was attempted but the vehicle/driver did not stop.  The vehicle/suspect (38-year-old female) was located.  The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle without consent, misdemeanor eluding, felony bail jumping and municipal trespassing.    

CITY-WIDE: Sexual Assault – 9:30 p.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported being sexually assaulted the night before.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Damage to Property – 9:56 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence regarding a suspect (51-year-old male) causing damage.  The suspect was arrested/charged with felony criminal damage to property and misdemeanor criminal damage to property.  He was also charged with felony bail jumping.

WEST: Weapons Violation – 11:59 p.m.   Officers responded to reports of shots fired from a vehicle into an occupied vehicle (adult and two children).  No injuries reported.  Shell casing located.  Suspects/vehicle not located.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

08/09

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 12:31 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 37-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.   

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