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MPD Notable Calls 12/09/2021 to 12/10/2021

December 10, 2021 9:13 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 12/09/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 12/10/2021, MPD received 357 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 (59), East (84), Midtown (53), North (52), South (32), West (60), and Other (17).  "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.  

Priority calls only from 12:57pm to 2:10pm, 4:40pm to 5:55pm, and 7:34pm to 10:55pm due to calls for service.

12/09

CENTRAL: Mental Health Conveyance – 7:15 am.  Officers made contact with a subject who was suicidal.  The subject was transported to a local hospital and left in the care of hospital staff.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health.

CENTRAL: Recovered Stolen Auto – 9:00 am.  A parking enforcement officer discovered a stolen vehicle.  Two suspects (35- and 28-year-old males) returned to the vehicle and drove away.  Officers stopped the vehicle and took the suspects into custody.  Suspects were charged with OMVWOC and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Officers located stolen property in the vehicle.

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 9:37 am.  Officers transported a subject under an emergency detention to WMHI.

EAST: Death Investigation – 10:07 am.  Property management requested that officers check the welfare of a subject.  The subject was discovered to be deceased in his residence.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 11:59 am.  The victim reported that the suspect (30-year-old male) slapped, bit, and struck her.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect on charges of domestic disorderly conduct and substantial battery.  Suspect is at large.

CENTRAL: Nonresidential Burglary – 2:16 pm.  Employees of a business on State St reported a suspect entered an employee locker room the previous evening and stole property.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 4:13 pm.  Officers placed a subject into protective custody and escorted him to the psychiatric ward of a local hospital where he was admitted.

EAST: Check Person – 4:20 pm.  Officers responded to Woodman's after a caller reported his wife stabbed him.  Officers were unable to locate anyone at Woodman's or any crime scene and later made contact with the subject by phone who told officers he did not need police assistance.

CENTRAL: Child Abuse – 7:34 pm.  Officers responded to a bar where employees reported the suspect (36-year-old female) was hitting, yelling at and threatening her children.  Officers arrested the suspect who was charged with disorderly conduct, neglect and physical abuse of a child.  CPS was contacted and the children were placed with foster parents.

SOUTH: Sexual Assault – 9:00 pm.  The victim reported that a known suspect (22-year-old male) sexually assaulted her and strangled her.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 9:39 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where during an argument, the suspects (58- and 49-year-old females) pushed, struck and kicked the victim.  The suspects were arrested and charged with domestic battery.

EAST: Check Person – 10:25 pm.  Officers responded to the hospital for a 7-month-old child with a skull fracture.  Officers made contact with the family and did not develop probable cause for a crime.

CENTRAL: Juvenile Arrest – 11:00 pm.  Officers responded to the JRC where a suspect wanted to turn himself in for a sexual assault charge.  The suspect was booked into the JRC without incident.

EAST: Disturbance – 11:01 pm.  Officers responded to the 500 block of Cottage Grove Rd where two victims were lying injured in a parking lot.  Officers learned that during an argument, the suspect (40-year-old male) pushed one of the victims to the ground, causing him to hit his head and lose consciousness.  The suspect then struck a second victim multiple times.  The suspect was arrested and charged with battery and substantial battery.

12/10 

CENTRAL: Carjacking – 12:12 am.  The victim reported he was at the intersection of N Carroll St and W Gilman St when the suspect approached his car, pulled him out and drove off.  The suspect then crashed the car and fled on foot.  Investigation continuing.

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