The information provided below is about some of the calls officers responded to over the last twenty-four (24) hours. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered from those in the field who were actively working the cases. In many instances, facts and circumstances, even the type of crime listed, can change as the investigation unfolds.
From 6:00 a.m. on 06/16/2022 through 6:00 a.m. on 06/17/2022, MPD received 461 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 (86), East (93), Midtown (80), North (84), South (30), West (63), and Other (25). "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 3:55pm to 5:30pm and 7:45pm to 11:15pm due to calls for service.
NORTH: Stolen Auto – 10:14 am. A victim reported their car was stolen while parked at the Comfort Inn and Suites. An ATL was aired and the vehicle was listed as stolen.
WEST: Death Investigation – 10:27 am. A family member discovered the subject (86-year-old female) deceased in her residence. Nothing suspicious on scene.
EAST: Stolen Auto – 10:30 am. A victim reported that his car was stolen from his residence overnight. An ATL was aired and the vehicle was listed as stolen.
EAST: Disturbance – 11:30 am. Officers responded to a business where the suspect (27-year-old male) knocked over some plexiglass. Employees asked the suspect to leave but the suspect refused. The suspect was combative with officers and was arrested and charged with resisting.
SOUTH: Check Person – 12:27 pm. Officers responded to the beltline at Rimrock Rd for a report of a subject who got out of a vehicle with a knife and tried to jump in front of a semi truck. The subject left the scene before officers arrived but was later located, placed into protective custody and conveyed to a hospital.
CENTRAL: Sexual Assault – 1:35 pm. A victim reported that a week ago, the suspect (18-year-old male) made inappropriate sexual contact with her as she was on her way home from a downtown establishment. Investigation continuing.
NORTH: Sex Offense Misc – 2:43 pm. Officers made contact with a subject who reported that her juvenile niece was exchanging nude photos with someone via a messaging app on her phone. Investigation continuing.
EAST: ATL Person – 2:54 pm. Officers responded to the 2500 block of Winnebago St to apprehend two suspects (13- and 18-year-old males) who were reported to be in the area. The juvenile suspect was transported to JRC and the adult suspect was transported to the PSB for bail jumping.
NORTH: Weapons Offense – 3:50 pm. Officers responded to a residence where a juvenile had armed himself with a knife and chased his mother with it. Officers used verbal de-escalation tactics to stabilize the situation. Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health. A safety plan was put in place before officers disengaged.
CENTRAL: Damage to Property Graffiti – 3:55 pm. An officer parked his squad car in the 400 block of N Frances St. When he returned to the squad, he observed that someone had dumped coffee on the hood and used a permanent marker to write on the windshield and driver side window. Investigation continuing.
NORTH: Weapons Offense – 7:30 pm. Officers responded to a residence where a neighbor reported observing a juvenile holding what appeared to be a long gun. The neighbor then heard a pop and observed that his glass patio door was shattered. Officers contacted the juvenile and his mother and seized two BB guns from the home. The juvenile was referred to the restorative justice program. Incident report completed on MPD website.
CENTRAL: Disturbance – 10:39 pm. The victim reported he was outside talking with a friend when an unidentified suspect who appeared intoxicated interjected himself into the conversation. The victim began walking away and the suspect grabbed him and ripped the grocery bags he was carrying out of his hands. Bystanders intervened and the suspect fled the scene and remains at large. Investigation continuing.
EAST: Weapons Offense – 11:58pm. The victim reported she was traveling in the 4700 block of Cottage Grove Rd when the suspect vehicle approached her traveling the wrong way down the divided roadway. The two vehicles pulled into a parking lot and the suspect (34-year-old male) pointed a handgun at the victim. The suspect was uncooperative with police and was arrested and charged with resisting, obstructing and disorderly conduct.
CENTRAL: Check Person – 12:25 am. Officers responded to the 1500 block of Williamson St for a report of a subject who was first observed lying in the roadway, and then seen on the Yahara River bridge appearing to intend to jump into the river. Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health. Officers placed the subject into protective custody and transported him to a hospital.
CENTRAL: Retail Theft – 12:27 am. An employee of the 7 Eleven on State St reported that the suspect (67-year-old male) had stolen merchandise from the store. The suspect was arrested and charged with retail theft, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a hazardous substance and bail jumping.
CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 1:51 am. Officers responded to the 400 block of N Frances St where the suspect and victim were arguing. The suspect (38-year-old female) punched the victim in the face and head while holding her keys between her fingers. The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic battery and disorderly conduct.
NORTH: Disturbance – 3:12 am. Officers responded to the Red Roof Inn where a subject reported that a second subject had damaged the TV in his room and threatened him with a knife. Officers were unable to corroborate the reporting party's story or develop probable cause for an arrest. The two parties were separated for the night before officers disengaged.
MIDTOWN: Traffic Crash - 4:24 am. Officers responded to the 1800 block of Rowley Ave where a vehicle crashed into a home. The occupants of the vehicle fled the scene and remain at large. No injuries were reported. Investigation continuing.