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MPD Notable Calls 10/06/2021 to 10/07/2021

October 7, 2021 10:30 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 10/06/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 10/07/2021, MPD received 342 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 (58),East (79), Midtown (57), North (38), South (27), West (60), and Other (23). "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.

10/06

Priority calls only from 7:04 p.m. to 11:10 p.m. due to calls for service.

CENTRAL: Sexual Assault – 6:39 a.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported being sexually assaulted by her boyfriend/suspect (53-year-old male).  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct and an outstanding warrant.  Additional charges may be forthcoming.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Stolen Auto – 9:22 a.m.  Officers were in the 1100 block of Gammon Lane when a stolen vehicle exited an underground parking garage and repeatedly rammed a squad.  The suspect vehicle fled.  A short pursuit ensued but was terminated.  Stolen vehicle located unoccupied on Belmar Circle.  K9 track conducted.  A 17-year-old male was arrested/charged with burglary and operating a motor vehicle without consent.  A 17-year-old male was arrested/charged with theft of firearm (2 counts) and receiving stolen property. 

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 9:29 a.m.  Officers responded to a motel on E. Washington Ave for an unwanted subject/suspect (25-year-old male).  The suspect fled on foot after he observed officers responding.  Areas checked and the suspect was located.  The suspect was arrested/charged with outstanding warrants.  Additional charges may be forthcoming.    

MIDTOWN: Armed Robbery – 11:14 a.m.  A victim reported that a known acquaintance/suspect (16-year-old male) approached him and pressed a weapon into his side demanding his "stuff."  The suspect stole a pair of headphones from the victim's backpack.  The suspect took the victim's wallet and phone but gave them back when he found no money and when he was unable to unlock the phone.  Delay in reporting of this incident.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Disturbance – 2:35 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 39-year-old female suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct, misdemeanor bail jumping (2 counts) and felony bail jumping.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 3:19 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a disturbance involving a 52-year-old male suspect.  Suspect not on scene.  Victim had visible injuries.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect once he is located. **The suspect was located/arrested. 

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 3:33 p.m.  Officers received a request to check on the welfare of a subject.  The subject was contacted, taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Emergency detention sought/approved.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  The subject was subsequently transported to Winnebago. 

EAST: Stolen Auto – 3:36 p.m.  A vehicle that was broken down and left on the side of road was reported as stolen.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

WEST: Weapons Violation – 6:20 p.m.  Officers responded to the Kwik Trip in the 7700 block of Mineral Point Rd for multiple reports of shots fired.  Initial investigation revealed that a SUV pulled into the lot and its occupant(s) opened fire at a subject.  No known injuries or property damage at this time.  Casings located/recovered.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Crash – 6:54 p.m.  Officers responded to EB Beltline at Park St for a rollover crash.  A 45-year-old male driver/suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence causing injury (1st offense).  A 51-year-old male driver/suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence causing injury (1st offense), open intoxicants and failure to maintain control.  Minor injuries sustained. 

NORTH: Disturbance – 10:57 p.m.  A victim was physically assaulted by a known suspect (37-year-old male).  The victim sustained injuries that required medical attention (stitches).  The suspect was not located by officers.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect. 

10/07

WEST: Residential Burglary – 1:51 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for two subject/suspects seen entering an open garage.  The subjects left the area in a vehicle.  An unlocked vehicle in the driveway was found to have been entered and a garage door opener removed.  Nothing reported missing/stolen at this time.  Areas checked for suspect vehicle. 

WEST: Residential Burglary – 3:23 a.m.  Officers responded to a residential burglary/crash.  Residents woke to sounds of a crash and discovered their vehicle had been attempted to be stolen.  A second vehicle was found to have been rummaged through.  Suspect(s) not on scene. 

WEST: Theft from Auto – 3:39 a.m.  A homeowner heard their garage door open.  A male subject/suspect was observed outside the home.  The homeowner yelled at the suspect and he fled in a vehicle.  A garage door opener was found missing from a vehicle in the driveway. 

WEST: Residential Burglary – 4:21 a.m.  A homeowner woke up to find a male subject/suspect inside their home.  Suspect fled in a vehicle.  A garage door opener was missing/stolen as well as keys to vehicles/home. 

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