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MPD Daily Significant Calls 02/18/2018 to 02/19/2018

February 19, 2018 10:58 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 02/18/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 02/19/2018, MPD received 324 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials.  For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, NA=Native American, H=Hispanic, ME=Middle Eastern, A=Asian, MR=Mixed Race, U=Unknown.


1) EAST: Check Person/Weapon – 8:54 a.m.  Officers responded to the 2700 block of E. Washington Ave for a report of a subject (WM) sitting in a vehicle shooting a BB gun at the library.  Officers contacted three occupants of a vehicle in the area that matched the description provided.  There was no damage to the library discovered.  A BB gun was not located.  No charges were substantiated.  No further action by the police was found necessary.

2) EAST: Intoxicated Driver – 2:23 p.m.  Officers responded to the 1400 block of Pflaum Rd for a motor vehicle vs. motor vehicle crash.  One of the drivers (62 year old WM) was found to be intoxicated. The driver/suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (1st offense). 

3) WEST: Missing Adult – 4:00 p.m.  Officers responded to Maple Grove Dr for a report of a missing adult (58 year old WF).  The family members of the missing subject called concerned for her welfare after they had been unable to contact her.  The missing adult has a history of mental health and substance abuse concerns.  Officers left the missing adult a voicemail asking her to call them.  Attempt to locate aired.  The missing adult was listed as missing in the appropriate databases.  During the investigation, the missing adult responded to her daughter's text messages but had not yet reached out to the officers who left her a voicemail.  Investigation continuing. 

4) MIDTOWN: Assist Fitchburg Police – 4:37 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital where a victim (32 year old WF) reported a sexual assault.  The location of where the assault occurred was determined to be in the City of Fitchburg.  Fitchburg PD responded to the hospital and took over the investigation. 

5) EAST: Juvenile Arrest – 6:16 p.m.  Officers responded to the 3000 block of E. Washington Ave reference a weapons offense.  The victim (12 year old WM) reported being shot with a BB gun by two suspects (14 year old AAM and 13 year old WM).  The suspects also took the victim's phone.  The victim fled on foot from the suspects and contacted his parents.  The victim's stepfather located the suspects, acquired the stolen cell phone and contacted police.  Both suspects were arrested in the 3000 block of Darbo and conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center for charges of armed robbery, 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety and party to a crime.  Investigation continuing.

6) NORTH: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 6:52 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a missing juvenile (16 year old WF).  The juvenile, after finding out that her boyfriend had been arrested, left work and sent suicidal text messages.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was entered as missing in the appropriate databases.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  Investigation continuing. 

7) EAST: Hit and Run – 7:00 p.m.  Officers responded to S. Stoughton Rd/E. Broadway for a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash.  The pedestrian/victim (48 year old WF) was located on the ground and the suspect vehicle had fled the area.  The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Press release completed.  Investigation continuing.

8) EAST: Disturbance – 11:33 p.m.  Officers responded to Mayfair Ave for a disturbance between two subjects (56 year old WF and her 28 year old WM son).  The male suspect fled prior to officers arriving on scene but was located hiding nearby.  Probable cause was developed for the arrest of the male suspect for disorderly conduct.  The male suspect was taken into custody and he was initially cooperative, but then he started to bang his head in the squad and shattered the window.  The male suspect also spit at the officers.  The male was transported to a local hospital for a medical clearance and subsequently taken to jail on charges of domestic disorderly conduct, resisting and criminal damage to property.  During the initial investigation on scene, the female subject ignored officers' requests to not interfere with the investigation.  The female subject was ultimately cited for obstructing.    

9) CENTRAL: Check Person – 11:57 p.m.  Officers responded to N. Pinckney St to check the welfare of a suicidal subject (18 year old WF).  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where she was voluntarily admitted. 

10) SOUTH: Weapons Offense/Shots Fired – 12:08 a.m.  Officers responded to multiple callers reporting shots fired.  The possible area of where the gunshots were heard was a wide area from Regent St. to the Bram area.  No victims, damage or shell casings were located.  Additional canvassing will have to occur during daylight hours.   

11) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:53 a.m.  Officers responded to N. Lincoln Ridge Dr for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (20 year old WF victim and 23 year old AAM).  The victim and the suspect got into an argument.  The victim reported being punched and strangled by the suspect.  The suspect was arrested for domestic strangulation, domestic battery and domestic disorderly conduct.   


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