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MPD Daily Significant Calls 07/28/2018 to 07/29/2018

July 29, 2018 9:46 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 07/28/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 07/29/2018, MPD received 483 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 483 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (93), East (99), Midtown (71), North (88), South (52), West (57), and Other (23).  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".


1) NORTH: Disturbance – 9:31 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the BP gas station at 4222 E Washington Ave reference a disturbance.  The suspect (25-year-old AAM) showed up at the BP gas station to retaliate against people that he perceived had beaten him up earlier.  While the people the suspect sought were not at the convenience store, he nevertheless created a disturbance and knocked over some display stands before leaving.  Officers contacted the suspect nearby and cited him for disorderly conduct.  When asked if he wished to explain how he got readily apparent injuries from a previous fight, the suspect had no interest in cooperating. 

2) EAST: Burglary-Residential – 11:51 a.m.  Officers had been dispatched to an East side residential neighborhood on the previous night, reference two expensive bikes that were stolen from a residence.  The victim (32-year-old WF) subsequently saw one of the bikes advertised on a website platform.  MPD set up a sting offering to purchase the bike, and subsequently apprehended the seller/suspect, a 27-year-old WM.  The suspect was taken to jail on charges of receiving stolen property and misdemeanor bail jumping.  Investigation continuing.  

3) EAST: Information/Child Abuse – 12:23 p.m.  Officers had responded to an East side residential address regarding follow-up on an alleged child abuse report.  A child was seen who had visible bruises and the child was photographed by an investigator.  CPS was contacted and collectively a safety plan was established.  The children were left in the care of adults identified by CPS.  Investigation continuing.

4) SOUTH: Missing Adult – 2:21 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Moorland Rd reference a missing adult.  A 23-year-old AAF was reported to have left the residence with her 1-year-old daughter the previous day and had not returned.  According to Child Protective Services (CPS), the adult subject was not to be left unsupervised with any of her children due to her inability to care for them.  With the assistance of CPS, the subject was located, along with her child.  CPS advised they will be taking custody of the subject's children for placement.  Investigation continuing.

5) EAST: Information – 6:56 p.m.  An officer followed up with a 17-year-old WM who reported that he was kicked out of the house by his parents and his parents had changed the locks.  After contacting the parents it was learned that the juvenile had run away from home and had been gone for several days.  As a precautionary measure, the parents had changed the locks with no intention of keeping their juvenile child out.  The parents found evidence in their home that the juvenile may have been involved with some abusive people.  The parents contacted CPS prior to police arrival.  Investigation is continuing to determine whether the juvenile has been the victim of abuse.  The juvenile subject is currently staying with a grandparent. 

6) EAST: Fight Call – 7:18 p.m.  An officer working special duty at East Towne Mall was apprised of a fight near the food court.  Security confirmed that there were 4 to 5 male subjects fighting in the area and all had fled on foot in different directions.  The victim in today's incident was a 17-year-old HM.  A 17-year-old AAM suspect was cited for disorderly conduct in this incident and many more subjects were banned from the mall.  Investigation continuing.

7) WEST: Weapons Offense-Shots Fired – 10:00 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Elver Park (1250 McKenna Blvd) reference a report of shots fired.  There was a large gathering in the small shelter to commemorate the 20th anniversary of a shooting death.  Witness statements indicated that an unknown subject fired approximately three shots into the air.  It should be noted that there were dozens of children in the area of the small shelter when this occurred.  Hundreds of people were observed fleeing the park as officers arrived.  A shell casing was found on scene.  Officers located broken glass scattered throughout the park area as well as dozens of half-full liquor bottles.  Investigation continuing.   

8) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 10:05 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Wright St, reference a 911 disconnect where a woman was heard over the phone mentioning a knife.  Upon arrival, officers located the victim (27-year-old AAF) in her apartment, bleeding from the face and with a substantial welt on her forehead.  The victim and suspect (28-year-old AAM) got into a physical altercation as the victim was trying to break up with the suspect and get him to move out.  The suspect had thrown a full can of malt liquor at the victim, causing the victim to arm herself with a knife for protection.  This incident occurred in the presence of the victim's children.  The suspect fled prior to officers' arrival but was brought back to the scene by his father.  The victim was conveyed to an area hospital for treatment.  The suspect was booked into jail for charges of domestic substantial battery, domestic disorderly conduct, and a parole violation. 

9) MIDTOWN: Drug Incident-Overdose – 10:12 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to S Midvale Blvd reference a drug overdose.  A 41-year-old WM and his girlfriend ingested some pills they thought were Vicodin.  The male subject began drinking and watching a movie when he passed out.  MFD administered naloxone, which revived the subject.  The subject would not cooperate with officers for a MARI referral and he was conveyed to an area hospital for observation.  Investigation continuing.

10) CENTRAL: Robbery-Strong Arm – 2:19 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the report of a strong arm robbery that had occurred on N Bedford St.  The suspect was described as a "skinny" AAM in his 20s, wearing a windbreaker and baggy jeans.  The suspect had approached the victim (22-year-old WF) from behind and grabbed her purse, tearing it from the straps.  The suspect fled to his bicycle nearby and proceeded to bike away from the area.  The victim reported no injuries.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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