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MPD Daily Significant Calls 05/19/2018 to 05/20/2018

May 20, 2018 9:57 AM

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 5:00 a.m. on 05/19/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 05/20/2018, MPD received 402 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.

To further break down the 402 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (82), East (75), Midtown (49), North (69), South (41), West (55), and Other (31).  Other=these are calls for service that either do not have a sector listed or the sector is not in the City.  For example, if one of our officers assists another law enforcement agency, their sector is not listed in our districts so therefore it is listed under "other". 

**Priority calls South from 5:45 p.m. to 8:07 p.m., due to the volume of calls for service.**

1) EAST: Disturbance-Unwanted Person – 6:59 a.m.  Officers were sent to the 4700 block of Cottage Grove Rd for an unwanted person sleeping in the basement storage area.  Upon making contact with the subject (25-year-old AAM), it was learned that he had an active Department of Corrections (DOC) warrant.  The subject was placed under arrest and booked into jail. 

2) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:52 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to the lobby of the West District Station reference a 76-year-old WF victim wishing to report a domestic disturbance that had occurred at her West side residence.  The victim's son (37-year-old WM) has mental health needs and has not been taking his medication.  Apparently, on the previous night, the suspect told the victim that he should "kill her."  The suspect's actions escalated to the point where he started punching the victim on her thigh.  This behavior continued the next day, at which point the victim wished to report the incident.  The suspect was subsequently arrested for domestic battery to the elderly and domestic disorderly conduct.  Mental health officers were made aware of this and investigation is continuing.   

3) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 11:04 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to McKenna Blvd, reference a domestic disturbance.  The victim (39-year-old WF) and the suspect (35-year-old WM) had an argument earlier in the week and the victim had left the residence.  On this day, the victim had returned to speak with the suspect, who subsequently became very upset, breaking a coffee mug and hand mirror.  The victim was fearful since the suspect is bipolar and has been off of medication for a year.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and taken to jail.  Investigation continuing.

4) NORTH: Weapons Offense – 11:44 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to a North side residential area, reference a weapons offense.   The victim, a 20-year-old AAM, had been dating a 21-year-old AAF.  Apparently, there is a third individual, an AAM suspect, who has been involved with the same woman.  This unknown suspect and the AAF/girlfriend showed up at the victim's address and exchanged words with the victim.  In the course of this heated exchange, the victim observed a black semi-auto handgun in the suspect's waistband area.  The victim then called out to his mother to call the cops, at which point the suspect fled.  According to the victim, the AAF/girlfriend appeared to have two black eyes.  There is a lot of social media chatter taking place between the victim and the suspect in this matter.  Investigation continuing. 

5) MIDTOWN: Threats Complaint – 11:54 a.m.  MPD officers responded to a report of apartment residents who felt threatened by a female sublet roommate.  A civil sublet matter between a 22-year-old AF and a 52-year-old WF became at least an ordinance-level violation (disorderly conduct and possible trespass) when the WF/suspect threatened the AF/victim with physical violence over the sublet situation.  Investigation continuing.

6) NORTH: Juvenile Arrest – 2:42 p.m.  MPD officers responded to Vera Ct reference a report of the caller's son having had his head stomped by another person.  Officers learned from the victim (14-year-old AAM) that the suspect (15-year-old AAM) and he had engaged in a verbal argument at the basketball courts that turned physical.  The suspect punched the victim, causing the victim to fall to the ground.  While the victim was on the ground, the suspect kicked the victim in the head.  EMS treated the victim at the scene.  The suspect was successfully contacted and arrested.  He was taken to the Juvenile Reception Center on charges of battery as well as battery and strangulation for a previously reported incident.  Investigation continuing.

7) NORTH: Drug Incident-Overdose – 2:47 p.m.  MPD officers responded to a North side residential address, reference a report of a male overdosing after taking heroin.  MFD personnel responded and administered naloxone to a 35-year-old WM suspect.  Officers located drug paraphernalia in the suspect's vehicle (location of overdose) and the suspect had pinpoint pupils and needle marks.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for medical treatment. Officers issued the suspect citations for possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.  The suspect is not eligible for MARI.   

8) SOUTH: Conveyance-Mental Health – 4:04 p.m.  MPD officers responded to Moorland Rd reference the report of an 11-year-old who has some mental health issues.  The juvenile was placed under protective custody and taken to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment.  There were a number of challenges with this incident and admission to a treatment facility did not occur until 11 p.m. 

9) WEST: Missing Juvenile – 9:19 p.m.  MPD officers responded to Tuscon Trl, reference a report of a missing juvenile.  The juvenile was later located and returned. 

10) CENTRAL: Crash w/ Injuries – 9:44 p.m.  Officers were called to a crash scene in the 1500 block of Williamson Street.  A vehicle that had (2) earlier reported driving complaints caused a crash and a person was injured at the scene.  The suspect driver (29-year-old AAM) was contacted and was not cooperative with officers.  After subsequent investigation, it was determined that the suspect would be charged with OMVWI-4th offense.  The suspect driver was taken to jail after he was processed for a blood draw/warrant.  The victim driver (25-year-old HF) was transported to a local hospital where she was treated and released for minor injuries.  

11) WEST: Weapons Offense – 10:53 p.m.  Officers responded to the 6400 block of Bettys Ln for a weapons offense.  The caller reported that she was outside when a vehicle drove by with people pointing guns out of the windows toward the caller and toward a specific house in the block.  This vehicle then drove by again and the caller reported that the driver of the vehicle was a known female but others in the car were wearing masks.  Officers did not locate the suspect vehicle at this time and there were no actual shots fired in this incident.  Investigation is continuing.

12) NORTH: Disturbance – 2:55 a.m.  Officers were called to the 500 block of Northport Dr for a disturbance where a female was overheard yelling she was not going to get killed.  Contact was made with a 37-year-old AAF who indicated she was threatened and battered by a 40-year-old AAM.  A gun was insinuated but not seen during the disturbance.  The suspect was not located and the female is safe at this time.  Investigation continuing.

13) EAST: Death Investigation – 3:31 a.m.  Officers were called with EMS to the 700 block of Rethke reference an unresponsive male.  The decedent (68-year-old AAM) had a history of drug use.  There is nothing suspicious at this time and the Medical Examiner's office was notified. 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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