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MPD Daily Significant Calls 09/20/2018 to 09/21/2018

September 21, 2018 9:19 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 6:00 a.m. on 09/20/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/21/2018, MPD received 511 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 511 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (110), East (86), Midtown (90), North (70), South (56), West (51), and Other (48).  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 7am-8am due to calls for service/staffing. 

1) CENTRAL: Trespass – 9:08 a.m.  Officers responded to the 400 block of W. Johnson St for a suspect (32-year-old WM) causing a disturbance (being "loud and obnoxious") and refusing to leave when asked by staff.  The suspect left the premises but returned and continued to engage in the same behavior which prompted a call to dispatch.  Officers made contact with the suspect who would not leave the area, when asked repeatedly.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and trespassing.   

2) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 9:36 a.m. Officers responded to Hoard St for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (52-year-old AAF victim and 26-year-old AAF suspect).  The victim is the suspect's mother.  The suspect went to the victim's home and demanded money in reparations for a vehicle.  The suspect became upset and pushed her mother onto a sofa (while the suspect was holding onto her 5-month-old child).  The victim sustained some visible injuries.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct.  Child Protective Services plugged in.  The child was left in the care of the grandmother/victim.    

3) EAST: Information/Sexual Assault – 9:55 a.m.  Officers met with a victim (37-year-old WF) at a local hospital who reported a sexual assault which occurred several weeks ago with a known suspect (50-year-old WM).  The victim provided limited information to the officers and was not interested in pursuing criminal charges at this time.  Limited evidence collection due to the time lapse.  Investigation continuing. 

4) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 12:09 p.m.  Officers responded to Sawyer Terrace to check the welfare of a subject (32-year-old UM).  A MPD Mental Health Officer had been talking with the subject on the phone when the subject became "abusive."  The subject stated he was on the street and witnesses confirmed the subject was displaying concerning behaviors.  The subject was contacted and taken into protective custody.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health plugged in. Investigation continuing.     

5) NORTH: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 3:06 p.m.  Officers met with a victim (15-year-old UF) who reported a sexual assault occurred in July with a known suspect (16-year-old WM).  Child Protective Services notified.  Investigation continuing. 

6) SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 3:47 p.m.  Officers responded to a school after it was reported that a juvenile (10-year-old HM) may be in possession of a gun.  A BB gun was located in the juvenile's possession.  The BB gun was turned over to officers by the juvenile's mother for destruction.  No charges were deemed necessary as no threats were made.   

7) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 5:13 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital to check the welfare of a subject (26-year-old WF) who was acting "oddly." Journey Mental Health consulted.  There were no legal grounds for an emergency detention.  The subject was voluntarily admitted to the hospital for an evaluation. The subject was left in the care of medical staff. 

8) SOUTH: Disturbance – 5:46 p.m.  Officers responded to the 1100 block of Moorland Rd for a report of a group of subjects fighting.  It was also reported that "knives and guns" were possibly involved.  Officers contacted two subjects who were involved in an argument about the status of their relationship.  The female subject invited her family and friends over to help her move out, which then escalated the situation.  Multiple versions of what occurred was provided to officers.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

9) EAST: Disturbance – 6:07 p.m.  Officers were conducting foot patrol in the 2800 block of E. Washington Ave when they observed a male subject with a bat.  Investigation revealed that an ongoing disturbance/argument occurred between the male subject/victim (50-year-old AAM) and a suspect (31-year-old AAM).  The suspect threatened the victim and made comments about arming himself.  The victim grabbed a bat to protect himself.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct.    

10) SOUTH: Crash/Intoxicated Driver – 7:03 p.m.  Officers responded to a crash at Fish Hatchery Rd/W. Badger Rd.  The driver/suspect (40-year-old AAF) was located in an unresponsive state.  MFD administered Naloxone to the suspect which revived her.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (4th offense). 

11) CENTRAL: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 10:41 p.m.  Officers responded to Fordem Ave for a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (12-year-old AAF).  Areas checked.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.  Around 3:20 a.m., the juvenile contacted police stating she ran away and was stranded.  The juvenile was returned home.  No further action deemed necessary by the police.

12) SOUTH: Disturbance – 10:48 p.m.  Officers responded to the South Transfer Point on W. Badger Rd for a report of a man with a knife.  Officers made contact with a victim (41-year-old AAM) and a suspect (43-year-old AAM).  The victim and suspect are related.  The victim confronted the suspect about some disrespectful statements he (the suspect) made towards their uncle.  The suspect got upset, punched a side of the bus shelter (breaking the glass) and kicked the victim.  A knife was not located or confirmed to have been involved.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct, battery and criminal damage to property.

13) NORTH: Information/Weapons Offense – 11:10 p.m.  Officers responded to the 3700 block of Packers Ave for a disturbance involving a gun.  There was a delay in the reporting of this incident.  Investigation revealed that there was a confrontation between a 15-year-old WM and two adult WMs.   One of the adult males believed that the juvenile victim may have been casing his home for a burglary when a second adult male (unidentified) approached and displayed a handgun.  The issue about casing for a potential burglary was resolved and the parties went their separate ways.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

14) SOUTH: Armed Robbery – 12:54 a.m.  Officers responded to Silver Mine Subs, in the 2600 block of W. Beltline Hwy, for a report of an armed robbery.  A suspect (AAM) entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded cash.  The suspect fled with cash.  No injuries reported.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

15) NORTH: Armed Robbery – 2:19 a.m.  Officers responded to the 1700 block of Windom Way for an armed robbery of a pizza delivery driver/victim (22-year-old WM).    The suspect (AAM) ordered the victim at gunpoint to give him money.  The suspect fled.  No injuries reported.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

16) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 3:09 a.m.  Officers responded to N. Henry St for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (21-year-old WM victim and 24-year-old WF suspect).  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct.  While en route to jail, the suspect self-inflicted injuries to herself by slamming her head against the cage/window/seat which required a conveyance to a local hospital.  Investigation continuing.      

17) NORTH: Crash/Intoxicated Driver – 3:12 a.m.  Officers responded to a single-vehicle crash near E. Johnson St/North St.  The driver/suspect (33-year-old WM) was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (1st offense).        

Posted by: Chief Koval

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