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 04/17/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 04/18/2018, MPD received 452 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) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 6:41 a.m. Officers responded to a disturbance on Fisher St which involved three subjects. The victim (38-year-old AAM) reported being physically assaulted by his girlfriend and his girlfriend's mother (42-year-old WF and 24-year-old WF, respectively). The suspect reported the argument/assault occurred over drugs. The suspects fled and are at-large. Investigation continuing.
2) WEST: Check Person – 12:36 p.m. Officers responded to the 1100 block of Morraine View Dr reference a check welfare request of a child. This call is a continuation of a previous call/incident from the evening of 4/16 where a disturbance was said to have occurred between a juvenile and her parents. Contact had been attempted with the child with negative results on 4/16. The investigation continued on this date and contact was made with multiple individuals, including the child. There were no concerns identified for the child. No charges were substantiated. The child (11-year-old WF) was conveyed to a respite center for the evening.
3) CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 1:48 p.m. Officers responded to a residence in our central district to check the welfare of a subject whose family had not been able to reach him for several days. Entry was made to the home and the subject (71-year-old WF) was found deceased. Nothing suspicious on scene. Medical Examiner's Office. Investigation continuing.
4) WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 1:48 p.m. Officers responded to a business at West Towne Mall for a report of theft by an employee/suspect (20-year-old WM). The suspect was arrested for theft and conveyed to jail.
5) WEST: Check Person – 3:03 p.m. Officers responded to a west side residence to check the welfare of a child (7-month-old female). Hospital social workers and Child Protective Services were plugged in. No concerns for the child were identified. No action by the police was deemed necessary.
6) MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 3:11 p.m. Officers responded to a delayed report of a reckless driver incident (Beltline/S. Midvale Blvd) where the suspect-driver (22-year-old AAM) threatened the victim-driver (34-year-old WM) with what was described as a handgun. The victim-driver's vehicle was equipped with a dash cam video system that captured some of the incident, including the suspect-driver brandishing some sort of weapon. The suspect was identified and contacted. The suspect denied any involvement in the driving incident. Once the suspect was advised of the video footage, the suspect admitted that he was armed with a large knife and not a handgun. The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct while armed and conveyed to jail.
7) NORTH: Intoxicated Driver – 3:52 p.m. Officers responded to the Tennyson Lane/Kipling Dr intersection for a report of a possibly impaired driver. The driver (27-year-old AAF) was contacted. A dose of Naloxone was administered to the driver. The driver/suspect had her two-year-old child with her in the vehicle. The driver/suspect was ultimately processed/arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (under the influence of heroin) with a passenger under the age of 16, failure to maintain control and possession of heroin. The child was released to the care of a family member. Child Protective Services notified.
8) WEST: Juvenile Arrest – 4:38 p.m. Officers responded to the 5900 block of Hammersley Rd for a juvenile (15-year-old AAM) out of control. The juvenile got upset after his father took away his cell phone and caused several thousand dollars worth of damage to their home. The juvenile was conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center for criminal damage to property.
9) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 5:23 p.m. Officers responded to an east side residence regarding a subject/suspect (18 year-old AAF) out of control and causing damage. It was reported that the suspect got upset over her mother disconnecting her cell phone service due to her skipping school. The suspect reacted by causing damage to her own property with a knife. The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct.
10) CENTRAL: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 5:52 p.m. Officers responded to a report that a 10-year-old (WM) ran away from his caretaker. The juvenile was located and returned to his residence/caregiver.
11) NORTH: Check Person – 6:56 p.m. Officers responded to Westport Rd for a report of a missing subject (52-year-old WM). Officers spent a considerable amount of time looking for the subject. Areas checked. The subject was found to have gone to a friend's home and had not communicated this to his family. The subject was found to be safe and not in need of police services.
12) WEST: Battery – 7:25 p.m. Officers responded to a business on S. Gammon Rd for a report that a victim (19-year-old AAF) was battered/pepper sprayed by a suspect (18-year-old AAF). The suspect is at large. There is probable cause to arrest the suspect for battery. Investigation continuing.
13) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 8:12 p.m. Officers responded to the 100 block of W. Washington Ave for a subject/suspect (48-year-old WM) causing a disturbance. The suspect resisted contact/arrest by the officers. The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct, battery and resisting.
14) MIDTOWN: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 9:10 p.m. Officers responded to W. Washington Ave for a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (13-year-old HF). Attempt to locate aired. The juvenile was listed as missing in the appropriate databases.
15) NORTH: Sexual Assault of a Child – 10:31 p.m. Officers received a report from the Sheriff's Department regarding a sexual assault investigation initially routed to them. The victim is a 16-year-old WF. The suspect was tentatively identified as a 26-year-old WM who had inappropriate contact with the victim. The incidents were reported to be in the City which is why the Sheriff's Department contacted MPD to take over the investigation. MPD made contact with the juvenile's mother. Investigation continuing.
16) EAST: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 11:55 p.m. Officers responded to MacArthur Rd for a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (16-year-old AAF). Attempt to locate aired. The juvenile was listed as missing in the appropriate databases.
17) MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 1:25 a.m. Officers responded to a local hospital where a subject/suspect (35-year-old HM) threatened medical staff. The suspect was contacted and arrested for disorderly conduct.
18) EAST: Weapons Offense/Shots Fired – 1:52 a.m. Officers responded to Nelson Rd/High Crossing Blvd for a report of shots fired. Area checked. No evidence of shots fired located. Additional canvassing may be necessary during daylight hours. Investigation continuing.