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MPD Daily Significant Calls 10/01/2018 to 10/02/2018

October 2, 2018 9:23 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 10/01/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 10/02/2018, MPD received 409 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 409 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (78), East (91), Midtown (60), North (62), South (38), West (47), and Other (33).  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 10:20am-11:30am due to calls for service.  South District remained on priority calls only until 1pm.  Midtown District remained on priority calls only until 2:05pm.

1) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense/Shots Fired – 6:32 a.m.   Officers responded to the 900 block of Spaight St after the caller reported hearing "loud banging and someone yelling for help."  An MPD officer entered the building and came upon an armed subject/suspect (31-year-old WM).  The officer ordered the suspect to drop his weapon, which he did.  The suspect was detained.  Investigation revealed several spent casings.  No injuries were found or reported.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/medical clearance.     Once medically cleared, the suspect will be charged/conveyed to jail for reckless endangering safety.  Other charges may be forthcoming.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

2) MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 9:10 a.m.  Officers responded to West High School for a report of multiple juveniles fighting.  Principal combatants were identified as a 16-year-old AAF, 17-year-old AAF and a 15-year-old AAF.  A school employee was battered during the altercation.  A MPD officer sustained a broken hand as well during his attempt to break up the fight.  The 16-year-old and 17-year-old juveniles were charged with disorderly conduct.  The 15-year-old juvenile was charged with battery to a school official.  Additional charges may be forthcoming.  Investigation continuing.         

3) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 2:41 p.m.  Officers responded to O'Keefe Middle School after that a student/victim (12-year-old WM) notified school officials that another student/suspect (12-year-old WM) pulled a knife on him and threatened him.  A knife was not located.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing.     

4) WEST: Weapons Offense – 3:19 p.m.  Officers responded to Balsam Rd for a report of a male making "threats with a gun."  Officers arrived in the area and observed two subjects (later identified to be suspects) fleeing from the area on foot.  The two suspects (16-year-old AAM and 18-year-old AAM) were apprehended.  Investigation revealed that an on-going dispute occurred between the two suspects identified and a third suspect (24-year-old AAM).  The 16-year-old was cited for resisting and released from the scene.  The two other suspects were arrested for multiple charges, including battery, bail jumping, disorderly conduct and resisting.      

5) WEST: Check Welfare/Overdose/Attempted Suicide – 3:57 p.m.  Officers responded to a request to check the welfare of a subject (29-year-old WM).  Several addresses/locations checked.  A phone ping was conducted.  The subject was located unconscious inside of his vehicle at a park-and-ride.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where he was left in the care of medical staff.    

6) EAST: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 4:06 p.m.  Officers met with a victim (14-year-old HF) who reported being physically and sexually assaulted by a classmate/suspect (14-year-old UM).  Child Protective Services notified.  Investigation continuing.      

7) CENTRAL: Stolen Auto – 9:33 p.m.  Officers responded to N. Livingston St for a report of a stolen auto.  The keys were left in the vehicle and the vehicle was unlocked.  The vehicle was located unoccupied.  No damage to the vehicle or items missing were reported.  Investigation continuing. 

8) NORTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 11:11 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (17-year-old UF).  The juvenile has a history of running away.  No safety concerns identified for the juvenile's welfare.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was entered as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

9) EAST: Theft from Auto – 1:01 a.m.  Officers responded to Zeier Rd for a damage to a vehicle complaint.  The victim (25-year-old WM) found the back window of his vehicle broken out and a backpack (which contained electronics, cash and other personal property) stolen from inside his vehicle.  Investigation continuing.        

Posted by: Chief Koval

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