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MPD Daily Significant Calls 04/15/2019 to 04/16/2019

April 16, 2019 10:28 AM

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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 04/15/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 04/16/2019, MPD received 464 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 464 calls for service for the past 24 hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (64), East (104), Midtown (73), North (82), South (52), West (61), and Other (28).  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 11:35pm to 1:25am due to calls for service.

1) EAST: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 9:03 am.  Officers responded to the 5200 block of Femrite Dr for reports of windows being shot out.  Officers located damage to the windows and siding of the building and recovered a casing.  Investigation continuing.

2) CENTRAL: Mental Health Conveyance – 9:54 am.  Journey Mental Health requested MPD's assistance with a subject (29-year-old WM) who was under a Chapter 51 commitment.  Officers placed the subject in protective custody and transported him to a local hospital.

3) SOUTH: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 10:20 am.  Staff at a local hospital requested MPD's assistance with a patient (7-year-old AAF) who may have injuries related to a sexual assault.  CPS also responded and a safety plan was put in place.  Investigation continuing.

4) SOUTH: Death Investigation – 1:49 pm.  The deceased (77-year-old WM), who had a long history of heart problems, was found down on the stoop of his residence.  Circumstances did not appear suspicious.

5) SOUTH: Check Person – 6:01 pm.  Officers responded to a south side residence for a disturbance between parents and a child (14-year-old AAF) who began cutting herself.  The child was transported to the hospital for superficial wounds.  Investigation continuing.

6) SOUTH: Runaway Juvenile – 6:58 pm.  A subject (14-year-old AAF) was reported missing from her Pike Dr residence.  Appropriate data base entries were made.  Investigation continuing.

7) NORTH: Weapons Offense – 8:42 pm.  Officers responded to the 3800 block of E Washington Ave where a caller reported someone trying to break into the residence.  Upon arrival on scene, officers found everyone safe at the residence.  Additional callers then reported a possible shooting in the area and officers located casings a short distance away.  No injuries or property damage reported at this time.  Investigation continuing.

8) MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 10:46 pm.  A victim (54-year-old AAM) reported he received a laceration to his chest when he attempted to intervene in a disturbance in the 200 block of N Frances St.  The victim was treated at a local hospital and required sutures to close the wound.  Investigation continuing.

9) NORTH: Disturbance – 11:20 pm.  A victim (27-year-old WF) reported her ex-boyfriend/suspect (31-year-old WM) attempted to prevent her from leaving his residence and then damaged her vehicle.  The suspect threatened to arm himself and confront officers, thus phone contact was attempted with the suspect and it was determined through text messages that the suspect had left the scene prior to our arrival.  Probable cause was developed to charge the suspect with criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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