The information contained in my blog 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 5:30 a.m. on 04/16/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 04/17/2018, MPD received 381 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. MPD shifts are staggered as follows: 1st detail=7 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2nd detail=12 p.m. to 8 p.m., 3rd detail=3 p.m. to 11 p.m., 4th detail=8 p.m. to 4 a.m., 5th detail=11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
1) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 7:07 a.m. Officers responded to a domestic disturbance on Straubel Court between two subjects (25-year-old AAF victim and 26-year-old AAM suspect). The victim and suspect were engaged in a verbal argument when the suspect started to break personal items in the home. The victim fled the residence, called 911 and returned to the home to find that the suspect had armed himself with a butcher knife. The suspect waved the knife around as the argument continued. The victim reported being punched by the suspect. The suspect fled prior to the arrival of officers. The victim sustained visible injuries. The suspect's vehicle was located and attempt to contact him was made but unsuccessful. The suspect called 911 himself at one point, claiming he was stabbed, but he refused to meet with officers. Probable cause was developed for domestic disorderly conduct while armed, domestic battery and criminal damage to property for the suspect. Suspect at large. Investigation continuing.
2) NORTH: Death Investigation – 10:29 a.m. Officers responded to a north side residence regarding a deceased subject (59-year-old WM). The subject had a history of medical issues. Nothing suspicious on scene. Medical Examiner's Office responded. Investigation continuing.
3) WEST: Non-Residential Burglary – 11:02 a.m. Officers responded to S. Gammon Rd for a non-residential burglary. Probable cause was developed for an employee/suspect (33-year-old AM) of a restaurant who stole money from the store's safe. Suspect at large. Investigation continuing.
4) MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 11:15 a.m. Officers responded to a business regarding a subject who refused to leave when asked to. The subject/suspect (55-year-old WM) was contacted and conveyed to a local hospital after he complained of chest pains. While at the hospital, the suspect swung his cane at a nurse. The nurse was not struck or injured. The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct while armed and conveyed to jail.
5) CENTRAL: Robbery – 11:45 a.m. A victim (22-year-old WF) reported that a suspect (41-year-old AAM) got into her vehicle and ordered her to drive him to an ATM machine and withdraw cash from her account. The victim reported that the suspect stated he had a gun. After money was given to the suspect, the suspect took off in the victim's car leaving her behind. The suspect has been identified and there is probable cause to arrest him on tentative charges of kidnapping and armed robbery. The suspect is at large. Press release completed. Investigation continuing.
6) NORTH: Armed Robbery – 12:00 p.m. Officers responded to a bank on N. Sherman Ave for a report of a robbery. The suspect (AAM) implied that he had a weapon, although one was not seen. The suspect fled on foot. K9 track conducted. Press release completed. Investigation continuing.
7) EAST: Stolen Auto – 4:15 p.m. Officers responded to Swanton Rd for a report of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was left unoccupied, unlocked and with the keys left in the vehicle. Attempt to locate aired. The vehicle was entered as stolen in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.
8) EAST: Drug Incident – 4:30 p.m. Officers responded to a parking lot of a restaurant at the Dutch Mill Park-and-Ride for suspicious behaviors observed in a vehicle with four occupants. Officers arrived and contacted three subjects. Drug activity was seen in plain view and also found during a K9 search. One of the subjects/suspects (28-year-old WF) provided a false name to officers. She was ultimately identified and arrested for possession for drug paraphernalia and an outstanding warrant. A second suspect (31-year-old WF) was arrested for an outstanding warrant. The third suspect (24-year-old HM) was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and felony bail jumping. The fourth occupant is at large. Investigation continuing.
9) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 8:29 p.m. Officers responded to the parking lot at Madison College on the north side to take a report of a domestic disturbance between two subjects (24-year-old AF victim and 24-year-old AM suspect). The victim reported that a verbal argument occurred between herself and her husband. She reported that at one point the argument turned physical and her husband/suspect held her against her will. The suspect was arrested for domestic false imprisonment.
10) SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 10:00 p.m. Officers responded to Lake Point Dr for a disturbance between a father/daughter. The victim (17-year-old HF) reported that her father/suspect (49-year-old HM) pushed and kicked her. The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct.