West District Blotter

Tag: Weapons Offenses

September 25, 2017 8:07 AM

Midtown Update- I am sure most of you know we are constructing a new Midtown Police Station on Mineral Point at Westmorland on the site of the old Mount Olive Church. It has been sitting vacant for some time so for those of you who live nearby will happy to hear demolition is occurring! We … [read more]

September 20, 2017 12:14 PM

I just wanted to give all of you an update regarding the recent homicide/home explosion on Stratton Way. Steven Pirus, who is the suspect case had a bail hearing yesterday and now has a 1 million dollar bail. This was a huge case considering the time, personnel, and resources that were … [read more]

May 4, 2017 10:31 AM

Recently there was a shooting call in the Russett Rd area in which a bullet went through the window of an occupied apartment. There was a 6 year old girl sitting in a chair who was narrowly missed. Shortly after this incident her little brother wrote a note to Officer Mike Love, see … [read more]

June 17, 2013 11:27 AM

The West District had been receiving complaints about activity at an apartement complex in the district.  Complaints included reports of disturbances, loud noise, weapons offenses and drug activity.  In response, West District Community Policing Team officers set up an enforcement initiative … [read more]

May 3, 2013 11:11 AM

Yesterday, MPD officers assisted the FBI and other local law enforcement agencies in a search for Paris Poe, a wanted person from Illinois.  Poe was a federal fugitive,and was considered armed and extremely dangerous.  A number of locations were checked for Poe, and he was subsequently spotted … [read more]

April 16, 2013 3:09 PM

In May of 2011 MPD officers responded to a shooting on Gammon Lane. The victim - Derwin Hakins - died shortly after officers arrived. A significant number of MPD personnel responded to investigate, and detectives identified Victor McKeavin as the suspect. McKeavin was arrested about five … [read more]

September 1, 2012 8:21 AM

As the hot summer winds down, the West District has been active. The last few weeks have seen a number of weapons offenses in the district, particularly in the Theresa/Bettys and Balsam/Russett neighborhoods. West District personnel continue to investigate these individual incidents, and … [read more]

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