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MPD Notable Calls 08/17/2021 to 08/18/2021

August 18, 2021 8:23 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 08/17/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/18/2021, MPD received 476 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 (71),East (108), Midtown (66), North (80), South (37), West (78), and Other (36). "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.


08/17

Priority calls only from 11:52 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. due to calls for service.

WEST: Theft from Auto – 8:45 a.m.  Two firearms were reported stolen from a vehicle. Firearms listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.   

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 8:56 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 28-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic strangulation, battery and disorderly conduct. 

WEST: Stolen Vehicle – 9:07 a.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen from a surface lot.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.

CENTRAL: Retail Theft – 9:50 a.m.   A 26-year-old female suspect was observed by staff at Festival Foods concealing merchandise.  The suspect was arrested/charged with retail theft (and an outstanding warrant on another retail theft charge from another county).

CENTRAL: Theft from Auto – 12:43 p.m.  Two firearms were reported stolen from a vehicle.  Firearms listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

CENTRAL: Recovered/Stolen Vehicle – 1:57 p.m.  A stolen vehicle from Chicago was located/recovered.  A handgun and drugs were in the vehicle and seized as evidence. 

MIDTOWN: Check Property – 6:33 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of shots fired.  Area checked.  No evidence of shots fired located. 

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 8:56 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 26-year-old female suspect.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect once located.

WEST: Check Person – 10:38 p.m.  A caller reported that a female subject pulled a gun on him at Elver Park.  Call disconnected.  Dispatch reconnected with the caller who claimed to not have called 911.  Areas checked.  Nothing located.

08/18

EAST: Recovered/Stolen Vehicle – 1:39 a.m.  A stolen vehicle was located/recovered.  Registered owner notified. 

EAST: Check Person – 3:16 a.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject who appeared to be experiencing a mental health crisis.  Contact made with the subject who charged at officers.  EMS had to sedate the subject due to her continued aggressive behavior.  Subject conveyed to a local hospital.  Journey Mental Health consulted. Probable cause developed to charge the subject with domestic disorderly conduct, battery and criminal damage to property.  Mental health evaluation pending. 

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