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MPD Daily Significant Calls 05/12/2018 to 05/13/2018

May 13, 2018 12:45 PM

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 05/12/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 05/13/2018, MPD received 403 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.

**City-wide priority calls only from 2:37 a.m. to 4:50 p.m., due to missing 11-year-old, high call volume, numerous priority calls for service and limited resources available.  Fourth detail was held over until 5 a.m.**

1) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person - 8:44 a.m.  Officers recognized a wanted subject in the 100 block of State St.  A 20-year-old WM was contacted, arrested without incident, and taken to jail on a probation violation warrant. 

2) WEST: Theft from Auto – 10:40 a.m.  A 48-year-old AAM came to the West District Station to report a theft from his vehicle, which had occurred overnight.  A firearm was taken from the vehicle while it was parked in the 6700 block of Schroeder Rd.    

3) NORTH: Check Person – 12:34 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the N Sherman Ave, regarding an individual cutting his wrists.  Officers arrived on scene and contacted a 49-year-old WM subject.  The subject had minor injuries to one wrist and was treated by EMS on scene.  The subject has done this in the past.  No emergency detention was supported at this time.  Medical officials will follow up.

4) NORTH: Weapons Offense – 1:03 p.m.  Officers responded to a residential North side address, regarding the complainant locating bullet holes to the exterior of his house.  Investigation continuing. 
 
5) NORTH: Disorderly Conduct – 3:50 p.m.  Police were contacted by a 17-year-old WM who was playing soccer at Warner Park.  During a break in playing, he ran to the community center (1625 Northport Dr) to use the facilities.  The victim came into contact with a 49-year-old WM near the doors to the facility. The suspect started saying he had lost his housing and that he was "going to shoot them all."  The suspect then lifted his shirt, showing the handle of a weapon.  Police made contact with the suspect and located a knife in his waistband.  The suspect made no specific threats.  He was charged with disorderly conduct and taken to jail. 

6) CENTRAL: Check Person – 4:35 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to contact a caller who expressed concerns about the welfare of her sister (22-year-old WF).  According to the complainant, her sister wanted to commit suicide.  MPD found the subject with a deep laceration to her hand and having possibly consumed numerous medications.  The subject was transported to a local hospital for an evaluation and then was subsequently admitted.  

7) MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 6:43 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to check on the occupants of an apartment on Rosenberry Rd.  The neighbor was calling police because of what sounded like a disturbance in the next apartment.  Investigation reflects that a domestic disturbance occurred between a 47-year-old HF and a 29-year-old HM.  The female victim received scratches and other minor injuries.  The suspect was arrested for domestic battery and taken to jail.

8) WEST: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 8:29 p.m.  West officers were called to investigate a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (16-year-old AAM).  The juvenile is a regular runaway.  He was entered as missing and an ATL (Attempt to Locate) was aired.  The juvenile did not attend school on Friday. 

9) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person/Stalking – 8:32 p.m.  Central officers were called to The James apartment complex (432 W Gorham Street) to investigate a stalking complaint.  Officers contacted the victim (21-year-old AF), who reported that she broke up with her boyfriend, (30-year-old MEM) in December and that recently, he had been stalking her both at school and at her residence.  After subsequent investigation, the suspect was arrested and transported to jail on a stalking charge. 

10) SOUTH: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 11:05 p.m.  South officers were sent to Moorland Rd, reference a report of a runaway/missing 11-year-old.  The juvenile had argued with his mother and left wearing only shorts (no shirt, no shoes).  Extensive resources were utilized in an attempt to locate the juvenile.  At approximately 7 a.m., the juvenile was located in the area of Moorland Rd.  He was not injured and was returned to his family. 

11) CENTRAL: Information/Sexual Assault – 1:27 a.m.  Central officers were called to the Ivory Room (111 State St) for a report of unwanted and inappropriate sexual contact.  The suspect (30-year-old WM) was subsequently located and charged with misdemeanor 4th degree sexual assault.  Investigation continuing.

12) CENTRAL: Substantial Battery – 1:29 a.m.  Central officers located a male down in the area of N Broom St/Johnson St.  Officers contacted the victim (25-year-old AAM), who was transported to a local hospital due to a head injury and laceration to the face.  Apparently, the victim was walking and crossed paths with another group when words were exchanged and the victim was struck, causing several injuries.  Suspects had fled prior to officers' arrival.  The suspects were generally described as a WM and a HM, investigation continuing.

13) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 2:43 a.m.  The suspect (20-year-old AAM) called 911 several times because he could not find his car, which he reported had been parked near the intersection of W Doty St/Fairchild St.  Due to priority calls city-wide, officers were not originally able to respond.  Eventually, the suspect called 911 and reported that someone tried to stab him.  Upon officers' arrival, the suspect admitted that he had made up the stabbing story in order to get officers to come sooner.  The suspect then indicated that he did not want to cooperate any further.  The suspect was cited for misuse of 911 (ordinance violation) and because he had no identification, was transported to the jail to post on the ticket.  Once at the jail, officers located an ID card for an individual who is currently an inmate at the jail.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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