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MPD Daily Significant Calls 03/27/2018 to 03/28/2018

March 28, 2018 10:26 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 03/27/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 03/28/2018, MPD received 382 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.


1) EAST:  Domestic Disturbance - 12:48am. Officers responded to a downtown hotel to check the welfare of a subject (34yo WF) after her husband (34yo WM) called 911 to report that she was suicidal. Officers learned that there had been a disturbance at the couple's eastside residence earlier in the evening, which caused the wife to leave the residence after she felt unsafe. The husband continued to harass her via phone and ultimately ended up calling 911 with a false report about his wife needing a welfare check. The husband was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and resist/obstruct an officer for the unwarranted call to 911 and was taken to jail.

2) WEST: Domestic Disturbance - 7:28am. Officers were sent to a residence in the 5800 block of Russett Rd for a report of a domestic disturbance which occurred the previous week. The victim (22yo AAF) reported that her boyfriend (27yo AAM) battered her, strangled her, and threatened her with a knife after she had been out at a restaurant with a co-worker. The suspect was arrested on domestic charges of disorderly conduct, false imprisonment, battery, and strangulation, and he was taken to jail.

3) CENTRAL: Traffic Crash - 3:53pm. Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of E Gorham St for a vehicle that had crashed into a tree and rolled over. The vehicle blocked both lanes of E Gorham St for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. The driver (23yo WM) indicated he had fallen asleep at the wheel. No signs of impairment were observed by investigating officers. The driver suffered minor injuries. Investigation continuing.

4) MIDTOWN: Shots Fired - 4:13pm. Officers were in the area of Lumley Rd/Seminole Hwy on an unrelated call when they heard gunshots. Several citizens also called 911 to report hearing gunshots in the area. Witnesses indicated two groups, each comprised of approximately three to four AAM, had been shooting back and forth at each other. Numerous shell casings wer recovered in the 4300 block of Lumley Rd. Investigation continuing; see press release for further information.

5) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance - 7:38pm. Officers were dispatched to the 3500 block of Packers Ave for a report of a suspect (30yo AAM) physically attacking a victim (24yo AAF). The victim reported that the suspect, her ex-boyfriend, had been holding her against her will in his vehicle, battered her, strangled her, and attempted to sexually assault her. The victim was taken to a local hospital as a result of her injuries. The suspect was located nearby and was arrested on domestic charges of false imprisonment, strangulation, substantial battery, disorderly conduct, and a probation hold. Investigation continuing.

6) MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 10:53pm. Officers responded to the 2200 block of Allied Dr for a domestic disturbance. Officers learned that the victim (44yo HM) was battered by his girlfriend (35yo WF) after he attempted to leave the residence during an argument. The suspect was arrested for domestic battery and taken to jail.

7) SOUTH: Death Investigation – 11:05pm. Officers responded to Sunfish Ct for a report of a subject having a medical emergency. The caller reported that the subject (53yo AAM) told her he had used drugs, and he then began experiencing medical issues several minutes later, prompting the call to 911. MFD was also on scene and were unable to revive the subject. The medical examiner was summoned; investigation continuing.

8) CENTRAL: Battery – 12:32am. Officers responded to 626 University Ave, the Church Key Bar and Grill, for a report of a fight. One suspect (35yo WM) was trying to instigate a fight in the bar, and another patron (34yo HM) attempted to break it up. A second suspect (27yo WM), who was affiliated with the first suspect, then began attacking the patron who had been trying to stop the fight. The first suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and the second suspect was arrested for battery and disorderly conduct. Both were taken to jail.

9) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 1:26am. Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of S Henry St for a report of a residential burglary in progress. Upon arrival, they observed a subject (31yo AAM) walking away from the area, holding an open bottle of alcohol. Upon contacting this subject, they learned that there was probable cause to arrest him for several previous incidents. During a search of the suspect, two knives were located. As the suspect is a felony offender, he was arrested for carrying a concealed knife, and taken to jail to post on the other outstanding citations. No indications of a completed burglary were found at this time.

10) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 1:39am. Officers responded to the 2500 block of Monterey Dr for a report of a physical disturbance between roommates. Officers learned that the suspect (33yo WM) took exception to comments made by the victim (31yo HM) and started a physical fight with him. The suspect, who fled prior to police arrival, also reportedly used a small electric weapon during the fight. Probable cause was developed for charges of domestic battery, domestic disorderly conduct, and endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon. Investigation continuing.

11) CENTRAL: Battery – 2:42am. Officers responded to the 100 block of State St for a report of a battery. The victim (32yo WM) reported that he was in a dispute over some property with the suspect (20 to 30yo AAM). The victim reported that the suspect then used a cane that belonged to an uninvolved third party nearby to batter the victim. The victim was taken to a local hospital for medical treatment. Probable cause for a charge of substantial battery was developed. Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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