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MPD Notable Calls 10/19/2021 to 10/20/2021

October 20, 2021 8:00 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 10/19/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 10/20/2021, MPD received 411 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 (73),East (87), Midtown (48), North (79), South (35), West (63), and Other (26). "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.


10/19

CENTRAL: Mental Health Conveyance – 12:47 a.m.  Officers responded to a hospital for a subject in need of a conveyance to Winnebago.  The subject grabbed an officer's taser.  The subject attempted to wrap the seatbelt around her neck in the squad.  The subject was taken back into the hospital where she attempted to disarm officers unsuccessfully.  Conveyance to Winnebago via an ambulance pending.  Charges substantiated to charge the subject with disarming an officer and attempted to disarm an officer (2 counts). 

WEST: Sexual Assault – 2:31 a.m.  A victim reported being sexually assaulted in June.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Disturbance – 7:33 a.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a subject armed with an axe and screaming.  The subject was contacted and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Final outcome pending.

WEST: Arrested Juvenile – 9:28 a.m.   A 13-year-old male juvenile ran away from home yesterday and showed back up at home today.  The juvenile was contacted, detained and transported to the Juvenile Reception Center.   

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 10:27 a.m.  A 37-year-old male wanted suspect was taken into custody on a probation warrant.  The suspect was conveyed to jail. 

NORTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 10:33 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance.  A subject was conveyed to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  The subject was voluntarily admitted at this time. 

SOUTH: Sexual Assault – 11:05 a.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported being sexually assaulted. Suspect contacted/interviewed.  No charges substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing.   

WEST: Disturbance – 12:31 p.m.  Officers responded to the mall for a report of a fight.  Most involved parties no longer on scene when officers arrived.  No victims identified.  Officers monitored the area for some time and then disengaged. 

EAST: Death Investigation – 3:17 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a deceased subject.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious identified at this time.  Decedent not identified at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Check Area – 4:54 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a driver/suspect (73-year-old male) exposing himself.  The suspect was cited for public indecency.

SOUTH: Injured Person – 7:58 p.m.  A 3-year-old child fell out of a window at home at least 3 feet.  The child sustained a broken elbow.  Child Protective Services notified.  Nothing concerning/suspicious identified at this time. 

EAST: Disturbance – 8:02 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 31-year-old female suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with resisting and battery to law enforcement (2 counts). 

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 9:32 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 44-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with battery, disorderly conduct (2 counts), misdemeanor bail jumping and felony bail jumping (4 counts). 

CENTRAL: Strong Armed Robbery – 10:08 p.m.  A victim was struck in the eye and had her keys and purse forcibly taken from her by a male suspect.  The suspect stole the victim's vehicle.  Investigation continuing. 

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