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MPD Notable Calls 09/28/2021 to 09/29/2021

September 29, 2021 9:58 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 09/28/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/29/2021, MPD received 410 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 (62),East (90), Midtown (54), North (68), South (51), West (55), and Other (30). "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.

09/28

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 4:09 a.m.  A traffic stop was conducted on E. Washington Ave/S. Blair St.  The driver/suspect (25-year-old male) was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense), eluding, possession of cocaine, resisting and a probation/parole hold.

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 9:31 a.m.  Officers received a request to check on the welfare of a subject (72-year-old male).  Entry made and the subject was located deceased.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious identified. 

NORTH: Disturbance – 10:49 a.m.  Officers responded to a hospital for a victim who requested medical assistance and mentioned a stabbing.  The victim was not present when officers arrived.  Attempts made to locate/contact the victim were unsuccessful.  Victim mentioned to medical staff that they did not want to report the incident to police. 

SOUTH: Intoxicated Driver – 1:41 p.m.  A driver/suspect (38-year-old female) struck a mailbox and passed out in the vehicle with a child in the vehicle.  EMS administered Naloxone and conveyed the suspect to a local hospital.  Child Protective Services notified.  Suspect admitted to the hospital and cited for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense with child) and possession of fentanyl.

SOUTH: Intoxicated Driver – 1:57 p.m.  A driver/suspect (39-year-old male) experienced a drug overdose while in traffic.  EMS administered Naloxone and conveyed the suspect to a local hospital.  Suspect admitted to the hospital and cited for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense).

EAST: Crash – 4:56 p.m.  Officers responded to a crash on N. Stoughton Rd at Hwy 30.  The driver/suspect (36-year-old male) walked away from the scene.  The suspect was located and detained.  The suspect was ultimately arrested/charged with obstructing and a probation/parole warrant.  The suspect was also cited for inattentive driving and hit-and-run causing injury. 

EAST: Threats Complaint – 7:15 p.m. Officers received a report of a vague threats complaint made over social media.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Check Person – 8:19 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject.  Subject contacted and confirmed to be reported missing from Illinois.  Agency in Illinois contacted and they had no legal grounds for an emergency detention.  Journey Mental Health also consulted.  No legal action deemed necessary by officers.  Officers disengaged. 

EAST: Check Area – 9:11 p.m.  Officers responded to Driscoll Dr for reports of shots fired.  Video evidence obtained.  No reported injuries or property damage at this time.

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 9:31 p.m.  A 26-year-old male wanted suspect was observed and taken into custody, after a foot pursuit, on outstanding warrants/charges.  The suspect was also charged with resisting and possession of drug paraphernalia.    

09/29

NORTH: Death Investigation – 2:23 a.m.  Officers responded to a pulseless non-breathing subject (32-year-old male).  Lifesaving measures attempted but not successful.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Decedent believed to have used drugs.  Nothing suspicious identified. 

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 3:49 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (88-year-old female).  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious identified. 

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