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MPD Daily Significant Calls 08/19/2018 to 08/20/2018

August 20, 2018 9:20 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 08/19/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 08/20/2018, MPD received 415 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 415 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (95), East (68), Midtown (51), North (76), South (31), West (60), and Other (34).  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 only from 6pm-8:30pm due to calls for service. 

1) MIDTOWN: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 4:28 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (16-year-old WM).  The juvenile left a note for his father that he would be back later in the day.  The juvenile was entered 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.  

2) NORTH: Civil Dispute – 4:48 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (10-year-old AAF).  The juvenile was discovered missing, as were her clothing, in the middle of the night.  Information was obtained that the juvenile had been in communication with her biological mother, whom she has not lived with in several years.  Attempts were made to contact the juvenile and her biological mother.  Child Protective Services was notified.  The juvenile's biological mother (32-year-old AAF) was eventually contacted via phone and confirmed she had the child in her care.  No immediate safety concerns were identified for the juvenile.  No charges have been substantiated.  No further action deemed necessary by the police.   * 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: Domestic Disturbance – 4:50 a.m.  Officers responded to a crash at Nakoma Rd/Whenona Dr.  Investigation revealed that an argument had taken place in the vehicle that led to the crash.  The driver/suspect (39-year-old WM) and his passenger/partner/suspect (27-year-old AAM) got into a verbal argument and in the midst of said argument, the passenger grabbed the steering wheel causing the crash.  The driver/suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (1st offense).  The passenger/suspect was arrested for domestic 2nd degree recklessly endangerment and bail jumping. * 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.       

4) SOUTH: Sexual Assault – 7:38 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a sexual assault by a victim (20-year-old AAF).  The suspect (25-year-old HM) was identified, contacted and subsequently arrested for 4th degree sexual assault (in addition to pending charges for disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property). 

5) WEST: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 11:09 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (16-year-old AAM).  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was entered as missing in the appropriate databases.  The juvenile was later located, contacted and a mental health evaluation was set into motion.  Investigation continuing. 

6) WEST: Check Person – 1:26 p.m.  Officers responded to a request to check the welfare of a subject (31-year-old WF).  The subject was located and conveyed to a local hospital where she was voluntarily admitted.  The subject decided she no longer wanted to cooperate.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health for an emergency detention.  The subject was ultimately left in the care of medical staff at this time, pending an evaluation.  Investigation continuing.

7) CENTRAL: Crash – 1:54 p.m.  Officers responded to a motorcycle v. motor vehicle crash at E. Washington Ave/North Paterson Ave.  Witnesses observed the motorcycle driver/suspect (22-year-old AAF) driving at an excessive speed when it accelerated and collided with a vehicle.  The suspect was thrown from the motorcycle.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for treatment (not believed to be life threatening).  The suspect was cited for imprudent speed.  The other involved driver (34-year-old WF) was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation (no known injuries).  Investigation continuing. 

8) EAST: Assist MFD – 4:25 p.m.  Officers responded to the 1900 block of Christine Lane, regarding a homemade device/bomb that had been thrown into the backyard of a residence (a resident discovered a 2-liter bottle filled with an unknown white substance and sealed with electrical tape).  MFD and MPD responded.  After a consultation with HAZMAT, the item was determined to be benign. Press release completed. 

9) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 5:10 p.m.  Officers responded to an east side residence for a report of a suspect (19-year-old AAM) throwing around a subject/victim (18-year-old AAF).  The suspect was contacted by officers and was not cooperative.  Investigation revealed that the suspect was not allowed to have contact with the victim as part of a condition of his bail (from a previous incident).  The suspect was arrested for felony bail jumping and domestic disorderly conduct.  While en route to the jail, the suspect smashed his head open by banging it against the glass partition.  He also spat at several officers, kicked an officer and spat on a paramedic.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital and once discharged, will be taken to jail with additional charges (battery to a police officer and discharging bodily fluids (5 counts).  Investigation continuing. 

10) WEST: Stolen Auto – 5:19 p.m.  Officers responded to a parking lot of a business for a report of a stolen auto (the keys were left on a table inside the business/restaurant).  The stolen auto, occupied by two suspects, attempted to steal another vehicle from a residence shortly thereafter but were unsuccessful.  Investigation continuing.    

11) NORTH: Weapons Offense – 7:55 p.m.  Officers responded to Calypso Rd for a report of a group of males with guns.  No individuals were located in the immediate area.  Investigation continuing. 

12) EAST: Weapons Offense – 9:47 p.m.  Officers responded to the 5100 block of Great Gray Dr for a report of shots fired.  Officers did not locate any evidence of shots fired.  No injuries were reported.  Additional canvassing may be necessary during daylight hours.  Press release completed.  Investigation continuing.

13) SOUTH: Strong Arm Robbery – 11:18 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a strong armed robbery of a victim (30-year-old WM).  The victim reported being attacked and robbed when he delivered pizzas to the 2000 block of Third Ave.  The victim sustained visible injuries and required treatment (stitches and a chipped tooth) at a local hospital.  The suspect (AAM) has not been identified at this time.  K9 officer responded.  Press release completed.  Investigation continuing.        

14) CENTRAL: Suspicious Person – 1:01 a.m.  A caller reported observing a subject cutting a screen window on W. Main St.  The caller was able to assist with a show-up where she identified the suspect (50-year-old AAM).  The suspect was arrested for criminal damage to property and bail jumping.  Investigation continuing.   

15) NORTH: Information/Armed Robbery – 1:26 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery.  Two victims (both AAMs, ages 16 and 14) report being at the Kwik Trip on E. Washington Ave when they got into a vehicle which then drove off.  Two suspects pointed guns at the victims and took money from them.  The victims were released from the vehicle and fled to call police.  Investigation continuing.       

Posted by: Chief Koval

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