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 03/16/2022 through 6:00 a.m. on 03/17/2022, MPD received 378 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 (82), Midtown (59), North (77), South (28), West (53), and Other (21). "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 6:09 p.m. to 9:17 p.m. due to calls for service.
EAST: Check Person – 4:16 a.m. Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject. The subject was contacted and conveyed to a local hospital. The subject was voluntarily admitted at this time. Officers disengaged.
SOUTH: Non-Residential Burglary – 8:54 a.m. Officers responded to a burglary at Transmission Latino on Park St. The suspect was not on scene. Damage was done to the business and money was stolen. Investigation continuing.
EAST: Check Person – 9:02 a.m. Officers received a request to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject who also had outstanding probable cause for his arrest. The subject/suspect (31-year-old male) was contacted and subsequently transported to jail on the outstanding charges (domestic strangulation and disorderly conduct).
SOUTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 10:46 a.m. Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject. Subject conveyed to a local hospital. Journey Mental Health consulted. An emergency detention was sought and the subject was subsequently transported to Winnebago.
NORTH: Attempt to Locate – 1:09 p.m. Officers received a request to check the welfare/attempt to locate a possible suicidal subject. Phone ping unsuccessful. Attempt to locate aired.
SOUTH: Battery – 5:35 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a physical fight in the roadway on W. Broadway. A 30-year-old male suspect was arrested for physical abuse to a child (2 counts) after he assaulted two teenagers.
MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 7:32 p.m. A 28-year-old male was arrested for violating a harassment injunction and disorderly conduct.
EAST: Check Person – 7:43 p.m. Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject. The subject was contacted, placed into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital. The subject was voluntarily admitted and officers disengaged.
EAST: Weapons Violation – 10:30 p.m. Officers responded to the 5000 block of Eagle's Perch Drive for reports of shots fired. Areas checked and evidence of shots fired was located. No reported injuries or property damage at this time. Incident Report on MPD's website completed.
CENTRAL: Theft – 10:56 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a suspect (27-year-old male) stealing mail. The suspect was contacted and probable cause was developed. The suspect's backpack was searched which yielded lots of mail from various addresses, stolen credit cards, checks not for the suspect, etc. The suspect was arrested for theft of mail, possession of drug paraphernalia and a probation violation.
WEST: Stolen Auto – 11:09 p.m. A vehicle was reported stolen from a gym parking lot. Attempt to locate aired. The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.
MIDTOWN: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 12:19 a.m. A 12-year-old female was reported as missing/runaway. The juvenile has a history of running away. Attempt to locate aired. The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.
WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 1:30 a.m. Officers located an unresponsive subject/suspect (35-year-old male) in a vehicle. The suspect was ultimately alerted and woke up. The suspect was uncooperative with officers. The suspect was detained and a frisk of his person yielded a loaded handgun. The suspect was arrested for felon in possession of a firearm, possession of schedule I narcotic, possession of schedule II narcotic, carrying a concealed weapon, armed while intoxicated and bail jumping. Additional charges may be forthcoming as the suspect was also found in possession of credit cards that did not have his name on them.
SOUTH: Drug Incident – 2:49 a.m. Officers observed short term trafficking activity and contacted two subject/suspects (50-year-old male and 38-year-old female). Both suspects provided false identifying information. The male suspect was arrested for possession of cocaine, obstructing and a probation hold. The female suspect was arrested for obstructing and an outstanding warrant.