In April of 2018, our department took 25 stolen auto reports. Of these 25 vehicles, 21 have been recovered and 3 suspects have been identified. In April of 2017, there were 20 stolen auto reports; thus this April we saw a 25% increase.
What districts are we seeing these stolen autos occur from?
Of the 25 autos stolen in April of 2018, 23 of them had keys left inside of them; 8 also were unlocked and running at the time of the theft.
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 05/13/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 05/14/2018, MPD received 307 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) WEST: Non-Residential Burglary – 4:34 a.m. Officers responded to an active alarm at a convenience store on Schroeder Rd. Forced entry/damage to the building was discovered. Missing from the building were dozens of cartons of cigarettes. Investigation continuing. *This was a late call that did not make the previous 24-hour cycle call notes due to officers being involved at the scene and reports from the field were not yet typed.
2) CENTRAL: Missing Adult – 4:35 a.m. Officers responded to W. Johnson St for a report of an intoxicated subject (36-year-old HM). Attempt to locate aired. The subject was listed as missing in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing. *This was a late call that did not make the previous 24-hour cycle call notes due to officers being involved at the scene and reports from the field were not yet typed.
3) MIDTOWN: Battery – 6:39 a.m. Officers responded to a local hospital where a subject (77-year-old WM) assaulted a staff member. Investigation revealed that the subject had physically assaulted several staff members over the course of a week. An emergency detention was sought. Investigation continuing.
4) MIDTOWN: Crash – 12:19 p.m. Officers responded, along with EMS/Fire, to a roll-over crash near Campus Dr/University Ave. Minor injuries reported. Investigation continuing.
5) MIDTOWN: Drug Incident/Overdose – 2:37 p.m. Several subjects were driving in a vehicle when one of the subjects (33-year-old WM) went PNB (pulseless non-breathing). The driver drove the subject to a local hospital where an MPD officer was exiting. The officer administered Naloxone to the subject. The subject was ultimately arrested, after obtaining a medical clearance, for possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and a probation hold.
6) NORTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 3:19 p.m. Officers responded to Comanche Way for a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (14-year-old AAM). Attempt to locate aired. The juvenile was listed as missing in the appropriate databases. The juvenile returned home around 8pm, caused a disturbance and fled again. The juvenile returned home again around 10pm and was left in the care of his caregivers/guardians.
7) MIDTOWN: Information – 4:39 p.m. Officers responded to a local hospital to meet with a subject (22-year-old WF) who reported being on State Street the night prior, visiting several bars and waking up to find an unknown subject (AAM) leaving her apartment. The subject does not recall details about the evening. Investigation continuing.
8) NORTH: Drug Incident/Overdose – 7:21 p.m. Officers responded to Karstens Dr for a subject (38-year-old AAM) having an overdose (prescription medications). The subject was conveyed to a local hospital and left in the care of medical staff.
9) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 10:02 p.m. Officers responded to E. Mifflin St for a report of a fight between two female subjects (50-year-old WF victim and 27-year-old AAF suspect). The suspect was charged with domestic substantial battery. The victim sustained a concussion after being hit with a frying pan.
10) NORTH: Residential Burglary – 11:34 p.m. Officers responded to Mallard Lane for a report of a home being burglarized. A suspect (WM) was observed fleeing from the residence. The suspect entered another residence and held the door shut. Witnesses were interviewed. There may be a connection between the home where the suspect was observed fleeing from and from the residence where the suspect subsequently entered. Homeowners from the original address of the call were not home and could not be contacted. Additional follow-up necessary. No arrests at this time. Investigation continuing.
11) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 2:13 a.m. Officers responded to the 200 block of State St for a large disturbance. Multiple subjects left the area as officers were converging on the area. One subject (52-year-old AAM) was detained and he reported being a victim. Witnesses reported that the subject was involved in the disturbance and put his hand around another subject's throat (who was no longer on scene). The 52-year-old AAM was cited for disorderly conduct.
12) SOUTH: Crash with Injuries – 3:09 a.m. Officers responded to the intersection of S. Badger Rd/S. Park St for a two-vehicle crash. The victim driver (21-year-old WM) struck the suspect driver/vehicle (33-year-old AAM) who failed to stop for the red light. The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (2nd offense).
13) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 3:44 a.m. Officers responded to Wisconsin Ave for a disturbance. The suspect (25-year-old WM) was located and detained. The suspect attempted to assault two victims (39-year-old WM and 23-year-old WF). No injuries were sustained. The suspect was intoxicated. The suspect was arrested for recklessly endangering safety.