Today......a day we will never forget. Nearly 3,000 people were killed after terrorists attacked the World Trade Center in New York City, at the Pentagon building in Washington D.C., and in a plane crash in Pennsylvania.
September 11, 2001 - the day we watched unspeakable acts of evil unfold. We also witnessed incredible courage, outpourings of human kindness, fierce solidarity; and that is what will be remembered, along with thousands of innocent lives that were lost that day. September 11, 2001......"Never Forget."
What did August look like in terms of shots fired in our community? There were 19 reported shots fired calls during the month. In August of 2017, there were 18 reported shots fired calls (a slight increase).
We saw a 7.1% decrease in shots fired calls for the year compared to the same timeframe last year (January-August). This year, we have 131 recorded shots fired calls; compared to 141 last year.
Where are the incidents occurring along district lines? –
- North: 5
- East: 5
- Midtown: 5
- Central: 3
- West: 1
- South: 0
Our community experienced one homicide in August (Cameron Drive). This investigation is active and on-going. There were also incidents that involved three subjects being struck by gunfire. An arrest was made for one shooting. The other investigations are active and on-going.
In August, 6 incidents were reported where property was damaged by gunfire (45 incidents year-to-date); 4 subjects were struck by gunfire (see above) and over 400 casings have been recovered so far this year.
**The above provided stats are based upon the best data available at the time of publication.
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 6:00 a.m. on 09/10/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/11/2018, MPD received 530 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 530 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (86), East (90), Midtown (82), North (87), South (82), West (73), and Other (30). 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 – 8:30 a.m. Officers responded to a business in the 2600 block of E. Washington Ave for a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers made contact with two Hispanic females, who reported being harassed by the suspect (37-year-old WF). The suspect was issued a city ordinance citation for disorderly conduct.
2) CENTRAL: Crash – 8:53 a.m. Officers responded to a motor vehicle vs. bicycle crash near W. Washington/N. Bedford St. The bicyclist (59-year-old WM) failed to stop for a red signal/do not walk signal and rode into the pathway of a vehicle. Minor injuries were reported. Charges may be forthcoming. Investigation continuing.
3) CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 11:29 a.m. Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (70-year-old WM). The decedent had health concerns. Nothing suspicious observed on scene. Medical Examiner's office responded. Investigation continuing.
4) SOUTH: Disturbance – 11:58 a.m. Officers responded to a disturbance where a juvenile (12-year-old AAM) was attempting to assault staff. The juvenile was conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center and charged with disorderly conduct.
5) WEST: Trespass – 2:22 p.m. Officers responded to the Kwik Trip on Maple Grove Dr for a loitering complaint. Officers made contact with the suspect (23-year-old HM) who had been previously advised that he could not be on the property. The suspect was arrested for trespassing after notification and obstructing.
6) EAST: Missing Adult – 3:25 p.m. Officers received a report of a missing adult (38-year-old WM). Attempt to locate aired. A phone ping for the subject was attempted but unsuccessful. The subject was entered as missing in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.
7) CENTRAL: Check Person – 6:06 p.m. Officers responded to Williamson St to check the welfare of a subject (27-year-old WF). The subject was located with visible injuries and highly intoxicated. The subject had no recollection of what occurred. A witness reported observing a suspect (34-year-old WM) push the victim. The female subject was placed under protective custody and conveyed to Detox. No charges have been substantiated at this time. Investigation continuing.
8) NORTH: Check Person – 6:08 p.m. Officers responded to E. Johnson St for a report of a suicidal subject with a gun. Investigation revealed that the subject was not suicidal or armed. The caller/subject are going through a divorce. The caller/complainant received a citation for misuse of 911.
9) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 10:40 p.m. Officers received a request to check the welfare of a suicidal subject (35-year-old WM) who was possibly armed. Areas checked. Attempt to locate aired. A phone ping was conducted. The subject's vehicle was located unoccupied. The subject was listed as missing/endangered in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.
10) NORTH: Armed Robbery – 12:19 a.m. Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery in the 400 block of East Bluff. The victim (44-year-old WM) is a pizza delivery driver who was attempting to make a delivery when the suspect (AAM), armed with a gun, demanded money from the victim. The suspect fled with cash. The victim did not sustain any injuries. Press release completed. Investigation continuing.
11) MIDTOWN: Armed Robbery – 1:09 a.m. Officers responded to the Shell convenience store in the 3400 block of University Ave for a report of an armed robbery. A suspect (HM) entered the store, displayed a knife and demanded money. The suspect fled with cash. No injuries to staff were reported. MPD believes the same suspect robbed this location as well on September 2nd. Press release completed. Investigation continuing.
12) CENTRAL: Intoxicated Driver – 1:59 a.m. Officers responded to a single-vehicle crash outbound on E. Washington Ave near Second St. The driver/suspect (28-year-old WF) struck a light pole causing severe damage to her vehicle. All lanes on E. Washington had to be re-routed for close to an hour. The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (1st offense).