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MPD Notable Calls 10/22/2021 to 10/25/2021

October 25, 2021 9:57 AM

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The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to (Friday morning to Monday morning) 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 10/22/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 10/25/2021, MPD received 1,053 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 (244),East (215), Midtown (144), North (164), South (90), West (136), and Other (60). "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.


10/22

SOUTH: Threats Complaint – 9:09 a.m.  Staff at Dean Clinic reported that a suspect (64-year-old male) threatened them over the phone.  Officers contacted the suspect but did not substantiate any charges at this time.

MIDTOWN: Conveyance – 9:48 a.m.  Officers transported a suspect from the hospital to detox.

NORTH: Check Person – 4:18 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence where a subject was intoxicated and experiencing mental health issues.  Officers placed the subject into protective custody and conveyed him to detox.

EAST: Recovered Stolen Vehicle -  4:31 p.m.  Officers responded to the 3300 block of Chicago Ave where a caller to dispatch reported observing a suspicious vehicle.  Officers learned the vehicle was stolen and the owner was contacted.

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 4:34 p.m.  The victim reported that the suspect (57-year-old male), who was an acquaintance, threatened to kill her while holding a knife.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct while armed and false imprisonment.

CENTRAL: Stolen Motorcycle – 4:57 p.m.  The victim reported that her motorcycle was stolen from her residence.  The vehicle was listed as stolen and an ATL was aired.

NORTH: Sexual Assault of a Child – 6:55 p.m.  Officers investigated a report of a suspect (12-year-old male) who sexually assaulted another child.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Disturbance – 7:14 p.m.  Officers responded to the Motel 6 where the suspect (59-year-old male) yelled and swore at an employee, pushed the employee and kicked some furniture.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

SOUTH: Check Property – 10:50 p.m.  A caller reported hearing gunshots followed by the sound of squealing tires near S Park St and W Olin Ave.  Officers checked the area and found no shell casings, damage or injured persons.

WEST: Drug Overdose – 11:00 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a suspect (45-year-old male) who was unconscious and not breathing.  The suspect was revived with naloxone and transported to the hospital.  The suspect was cited for possession of heroin.

10/23

Priority calls only from 3:19 a.m. to 4:21 a.m. due to calls for service.

CENTRAL: Fight Call – 2:11 a.m.  Officers responded to the 800 block of Williamson St for a report of two suspects (25- and 27-year-old males) fighting.  Both suspects were arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct and resisting causing injury to officer.

EAST: Disturbance – 2:39 a.m.  As the suspect (26-year-old male) prepared to leave his residence, he noticed a vehicle blocking the entrance to the driveway.  The suspect approached the driver in the vehicle, yelled at her and then threatened her with a knife.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct while armed.

EAST: Information – 4:06 a.m.  Officers investigated a report of child neglect.  The child was taken to the hospital for a medical evaluation and CPS was notified.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 8:14 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence where the victim reported the suspect (44-year-old male) was harassing her and had frightened her during an argument.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 11:53 a.m.  Officers discovered a subject (60-year-old male) deceased in his residence.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 2:44 p.m.  A 64-year-old male suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct (3 counts) and felony bail jumping (4 counts) after causing a disturbance and threatening several victims. 

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 3:48 p.m.  A 52-year-old male suspect was arrested/charged with open intoxicants after being observed riding a bike and drinking a bottle of wine. 

EAST: Crash – 4:03 p.m.  Officers responded to a single-vehicle crash on E. Washington Ave/Lexington Ave.  A driver was cited for operating while suspended and deviating from traffic lane. 

EAST: Death Investigation – 4:36 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (63-year-old female).  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Decedent had health/medical concerns.  Nothing suspicious identified on scene. 

CENTRAL: Missing Adult – 6:23 p.m.  A 62-year-old female was reported as missing.  Attempt to locate aired.  Areas checked.  Phone ping conducted.  The subject was listed as missing in the appropriate databases.  ** Subject located safe. 

WEST: Disturbance – 6:35 p.m.  Officers responded to a group home for a report of a disturbance.  Contact made with two subjects.  No charges substantiated at this time.   

SOUTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 6:38 p.m.  A 16-year-old female juvenile was reported as missing/runaway. Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.     

EAST: Sexual Assault of a Child – 7:35 p.m.  Officers received a report of inappropriate contact between an adult suspect and several minor children, known to the suspect.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Disturbance – 9:54 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 33-year-old male suspect.  A victim sustained injuries which required staples.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct while armed, disorderly conduct, battery and outstanding warrants. 

10/24

Priority calls only from 4:16 p.m. to 4:35 p.m. due to calls for service.

SOUTH: Residential Burglary – 12:23 a.m.  A 21-year-old male suspect was observed in a storage unit that did not belong to him (via video footage).  Storage unit confirmed to be rummaged through.  Nothing reported stolen/missing at this time.  Suspect remains at-large.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 1:08 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a driver/suspect (25-year-old male) striking several parked vehicles.  Suspect found to be impaired.  The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (2nd offense), possession with intent to distribute marijuana and a probation hold.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 2:13 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance with a gun displayed.  Involved parties not on scene when officers arrived.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 4:05 a.m.  A 22-year-old male subject was located deceased in an alley.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Suicide suspected.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Residential Burglary – 7:26 a.m.  Officers responded to check a residence where a door appeared to be kicked in.  Officers cleared the residence.  No one home.  Homeowner contacted.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Traffic Incident – 11:30 a.m.  A traffic stop was attempted on a stolen vehicle.  The vehicle/occupants fled (& struck a squad).  MPD did not pursue the vehicle. 

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 2:02 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 33-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct and battery.

NORTH: Check Person – 4:03 p.m.  Officers responded to sounds of a disturbance.  A 42-year-old male suspect was found in possession of heroin.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Criminal charges forthcoming.

MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 4:03 p.m.  A 18-year-old male suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle without consent (passenger), resisting and several outstanding charges. 

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 5:44 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 41-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct and resisting. 

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 5:55 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a suicidal subject leaving a local hospital without an evaluation/treatment plan.  Contact made with the subject.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  Safety plan developed and officers disengaged. 

NORTH: Recovered/Stolen Auto – 7:04 p.m.  A stolen vehicle was recovered on Columbus Lane.  Registered owner notified. 

SOUTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 8:24 p.m.  A subject was conveyed to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  Emergency detention sought/approved.  Transport to Winnebago pending. 

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 8:38 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 28-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct. 

NORTH: Disturbance – 9:44 p.m.  A victim reported that three male subjects entered his home demanding everything he had.  A gun was observed. The victim's cell phone was taken.  The cell phone was recovered.  Investigation continuing.    

10/25 

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:29 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 40-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Charges substantiated for the suspect. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 3:44 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 31-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct while armed. 

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