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MPD Daily Significant Calls 01/02/2019 to 01/03/2019

January 3, 2019 8:38 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 01/02/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/03/2019, MPD received 381 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 381 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (70), East (71), Midtown (66), North (51), South (41), West (57), and Other (25).  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-7:40pm due to calls for service.

1) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 3:50 a.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (28-year-old HF victim and 29-year-old WM suspect).  The victim and suspect were engaged in a verbal argument, which then escalated.  The suspect threw the victim to the ground and struck her in the face.  The victim sustained visible injuries.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct (2 counts) and battery (all domestic-related charges).  *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) CENTRAL: Disorderly Conduct – 8:30 a.m.  Officers took a report involving some unwanted contact/inappropriate comments made between a suspect (AAM) and a victim (17-year-old WF).  Probable cause was developed to charge the suspect.  Once located, the suspect will be charged with disorderly conduct.  Investigation continuing.   

3) WEST: Death Investigation – 9:55 a.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence reference a deceased subject (81-year-old WM).  Nothing suspicious observed on scene. 

4) EAST: Death Investigation – 10:26 a.m.  Officers responded to an east side residence reference a deceased subject (25-year-old WM).  The death was caused by an apparent suicide.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing.    

5) MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 1:03 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence reference a deceased subject (89-year-old WF).  Nothing suspicious observed on scene.  Medical Examiner's office notified. 

6) SOUTH: Information/Armed Robbery – 1:30 p.m.  A victim (29-year-old AAM) met with officers at the South District to report an armed robbery that had taken place earlier that morning (around 6am) on Baird St.  The victim stated that a suspect (WM) brandished a firearm and took a significant amount of money from him.  Investigation continuing. 

7) MIDTOWN: Check Person/Mental Health Conveyance – 3:29 p.m.  Officers responded to S. Brooks to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject (26-year-old WM).  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital.  Investigation continuing. 

8) NORTH: Intoxicated Driver – 4:41 p.m.  Officers responded to the 1700 block of Manley St for a report of a vehicle driving on the lawn of the caller.  Officers arrived and located the driver/suspect (26-year-old WM) unconscious and slumped over the wheel.  Officers broke a window to gain access to the suspect, who woke on his own.  The suspect admitted to using heroin, but also lied about his identity.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (2nd offense), possession of heroin, obstructing and a probation violation.  After a medical clearance, the suspect was conveyed to jail.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.    

9) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 5:54 p.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (39-year-old AAF victim and 57-year-old AAM suspect).  The victim and suspect were engaged in a verbal argument, which then escalated.  The suspect kicked the victim.  The suspect was arrested for domestic battery.   

10) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 8:48 p.m.  Officers responded to the 700 block of E. Johnson St for a disturbance.  Officers met with the victim (28-year-old AAF) who reported that a physical disturbance had taken place between two subjects/suspects (AAFs, both 20-years-old).  The suspects did not cooperate with officers.  Both suspects were arrested for domestic disorderly conduct.  Investigation continuing. 

11) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 9:21 p.m. Officers responded to N. Butler for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (23-year-old WF victim and 23-year-old WM suspect).  The suspect physically assaulted the victim, leaving visible injuries.  The suspect also damaged property inside the residence.  The suspect was arrested for battery, disorderly conduct and strangulation (all domestic-related charges). 

12) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 10:22 p.m.  Officers responded to W. Olin Ave for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (24-year-old HM victim and 44-year-old HM suspect).  The victim is the suspect's son.  The suspect approached the victim and started a verbal argument, which then escalated.  The suspect grabbed the victim by the neck and pushed him.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct. 

13) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 3:48 a.m.  Officers responded to Calypso Rd for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (43-year-old AAF victim and 45-year-old AAM suspect).  It was reported that the suspect was yelling, calling the victim names and forced his way into her bedroom where a struggle took place.  The victim sustained visible injuries.  The altercation was broken up by occupants of the residence and the suspect left, but then returned where he threatened the victim.  The suspect was arrested for 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety and domestic disorderly conduct.           

Posted by: Chief Koval

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