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MPD Daily Significant Calls 11/21/2018 to 11/22/2018

November 22, 2018 9:21 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 11/21/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 11/22/2018, MPD received 421 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 421 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (60), East (82), Midtown (77), North (48), South (46), West (79), and Other (29).  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 for service for West, Midtown, and South districts from 6:16 p.m. to 7:27 p.m., due to call volume and armed robbery.

1) SOUTH: Disorderly Conduct – 8:23 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital for a subject/suspect (35-year-old WM) who left against medical advice.  The suspect had been originally brought to the hospital by an outside law enforcement agency for a mental health evaluation.  Officers located the suspect and conveyed him to detox due to his intoxication level.  While at detox, the suspect caused a disturbance and police were called back.  MPD responded and subsequently arrested the suspect for disorderly conduct.  
 
2) SOUTH: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 12:10 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to S Park St reference a missing juvenile/runaway report.  A 15-year-old UF was reported as a runaway by her mother.  ATL aired and the juvenile was entered into NCIC.

3) NORTH: Death Investigation – 12:33 p.m.  Officers responded to the 4800 block of E. Washington Ave for an apparent overdose death of a subject (37-year-old WF).  Indication of drug use observed on scene.  Medical Examiner's office notified.  Investigation continuing.   

4) EAST: Child Abuse – 1:02 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Sycamore Ave, reference a child abuse investigation.  A 7-year-old WM victim called police to report that he was struck in the face by a 29-year-old WF family acquaintance.  The victim had visible injuries to his face.  Officers contacted the suspect who reported that the child made some colorful statements to her before she grabbed his collar, but denied striking the child.  Officers had probable cause to arrest the suspect for physical abuse to a child and she was conveyed to jail.     

5) NORTH: Death Investigation – 2:48 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a North side residential address reference a death investigation.  An 83-year-old WM was found deceased from what appeared to be a medical event.  Medical Examiner's office notified.  Nothing suspicious was found.   

6) SOUTH: Drug Incident/OMVWI Arrest – 3:05 p.m.  A witness observed a 45-year-old AAF passed out in a vehicle parked in the 2100 block of S Park St.  The brake lights were on but the witness could not rouse the subject so police were called.  When police arrived, the subject came to and almost struck an officer as her foot came off of the brake.  Officers were able to secure the vehicle.  Evidence of drug use was found.  After being medically cleared at the hospital, the suspect was transported to jail for a 12-hour hold for 1st offense OMVWI and was cited for possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia (MARI eligible).

7) EAST: Drug Incident/Overdose – 3:37 p.m.  Officers responded to Collins Ct for a report of a vehicle that hopped the curb at the Park and Ride.  Prior to police arrival, a bystander smashed in the 29-year-old WM driver's window, due to the driver being unresponsive.  The bystander left prior to police arrival.  EMS arrived and treated the driver/suspect who was transported to the hospital.  Drug paraphernalia was found in his vehicle.  The suspect was charged with OMVWI and possession of drug paraphernalia (MARI eligible), and was released at the hospital.

8) WEST: Armed Robbery – 6:13 p.m.  MPD officers were dispatched to the BP Gas Station (6202 Schroeder Rd) reference an armed robbery.  Two suspects entered the store, demanded money, and threatened to shoot the clerk.  Suspect 1 jumped over the counter and took the money while Suspect 2 was armed with a black handgun.  Both suspects ran to an unknown vehicle and fled the area with an undisclosed amount of money.  There were no injuries reported.  Suspect 1 was described as an AAM, with a skinny build, 5'9", and wearing all black clothing and gloves.  Suspect 2 was described as an AAM, with a skinny build, 5'9", wearing dark clothing, a white mask, and armed with a handgun.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

9) WEST: Death Investigation – 7:34 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a West side residential address reference a death investigation.  The deceased (65-year-old WM) was found by his sister and a friend.  The victim had a significant medical history and nothing suspicious was noted.  Medical Examiner on scene. 

10) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 8:17 p.m.  A 26-year-old AAF called 911 to turn herself in for a warrant (for felony theft).  Officers made contact with the suspect on Jana Ln.  When the suspect was arrested, she went limp and kept telling officers, "They gave me drugs."  Due to her not providing additional information as to what she was referring to, she was taken for a lengthy medical clearance, which also included a psych consult due to some mental health concerns.  After being medically cleared, she was taken to jail on the warrant. 

11) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 11:57 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to the intersection of S Paterson St and Williamson St reference an irate male who had been calling 911, insisting that the 911 center send him a cab.  Upon arrival, officers located an intoxicated 24-year-old WM.  The suspect was not cooperative with officers and when placed under arrest, the suspect resisted and stomped on the foot of one of the officers (no injury).  Officers followed up with the 911 center and learned that the suspect had called five times, each time cursing and shouting at the dispatchers.  The suspect was conveyed to jail on charges of unlawful use of 911, bail jumping, and municipal resisting/obstructing. 

12) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:54 a.m.  Officers were sent to Milwaukee St reference an open line 911 call in which a woman was heard saying, "He hit me."  Upon arrival, the suspect (21-year-old HM) and the victim (24-year-old HF) were contacted.  After breaking up today, a physical confrontation began which soon escalated.  As officers were able to conduct further investigation, probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect for domestic battery, 2nd degree reckless endangering safety, and felony intimidation of a victim.  The suspect was subsequently conveyed to jail. 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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