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MPD Notable Calls 10/18/2021 to 10/19/2021

October 19, 2021 7:57 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 10/18/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 10/19/2021, MPD received 399 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 (54),East (87), Midtown (77), North (62), South (53), West (38), and Other (28). "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.


10/18

Priority calls only from 11:44 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. due to calls for service.

Priority calls only from 10:18 p.m. 11:10 p.m. due to calls for service.

SOUTH: Theft – 8:09 a.m.  A flatbed trailer was reported as stolen.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Stolen Auto – 8:29 a.m.  A vehicle was stolen from a residential driveway.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 9:23 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital for a subject in need of a Chapter 51 return.  Transport to Winnebago pending. 

MIDTOWN: Recovered/Stolen Auto – 9:43 a.m.  A stolen vehicle was recovered unoccupied.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Check Person – 1:30 p.m.  A 22-year-old male subject was contacted after a traffic incident where a vehicle fled from officers.  The subject was found to be in possession of a concealed loaded handgun.  The subject was cited/released for carrying a concealed weapon. 

EAST: Armed Robbery – 1:34 p.m.  Officers responded to the 3500 block of Johns St for an armed robbery.  The victims reported being robbed at gunpoint and that the suspects fled the area in a vehicle.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.

EAST: Intoxicated Driver – 2:43 p.m.  A 56-year-old male driver/suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (5th offense). 

CENTRAL: Check Person – 3:40 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a child.  No concerns noted about the care/wellbeing of the child.  A 33-year-old male was arrested on an outstanding warrant from another county. 

CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 4:16 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject.  Entry made to the residence and the subject (51-year-old male) was located deceased.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious identified at this time. 

NORTH: Check Person – 8:05 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  Emergency detention sought/approved.  Transport to Winnebago pending. 

NORTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 8:42 p.m.  A 16-year-old male juvenile was reported as missing/runaway.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. 

NORTH: Check Area – 9:31 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject pointing a rifle at another subject.  Caller refused contact by officers.  Contact made with the identified suspect but no concerns/charges developed.  Officers disengaged.

NORTH: Sexual Assault – 11:11 p.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported being sexually assaulted by a known suspect.  Investigation continuing. 

10/19

MIDTOWN: Threats Complaint – 12:18 a.m.  Officers received information regarding a vague threats complaint.  Contact made with the subject who made the statements.  Threats not substantiated at this time. 

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