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MPD Daily Significant Calls 05/02/2018 to 05/03/2018

May 3, 2018 9:24 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 5:30 a.m. on 05/02/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 05/03/2018, MPD received 500 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. 

**Priority only calls from 1:42am-3:25am due to calls for service. 

As two of the incidents listed may have involved subjects experiencing excited delirium, I thought I would provide a brief explanation.  According to Wikipedia, excited delirium occurs most commonly in males with a history of serious mental illness or acute/chronic drug abuse, particularly stimulant drugs such as cocaine.  Alcohol withdrawal or head trauma may also contribute to the condition.  Excited delirium is described as a condition that presents with psychomotor agitation, delirium and sweating.  It may include attempts at violence, unexpected strength and very high body temperature.     

1) WEST: Intoxicated Driver – 7:05 a.m.  Officers responded to Mineral Point Rd/Gammon Pl for a driver (22-year-old HF) who drove her vehicle up onto a curb.  The driver was found to be intoxicated.  The driver was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (1st offense) and released to a responsible party. 

2) NORTH: Disturbance – 7:35 a.m.  Officers responded to Londonderry Dr for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (33-year-old AAF victim and 24-year-old AAM suspect).  The suspect damaged items in the residence and pushed the victim.  The suspect was arrested for domestic battery, domestic disorderly conduct, domestic criminal damage to property and intimidation of a victim.   

3) CENTRAL: Check Person – 11:10 a.m.  Officers responded to East Campus Mall to check the welfare of a subject (41-year-old AF) who left a local hospital against medical advice (subject was having hallucinations).  The subject was located.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where she was voluntarily admitted.  The subject was left in the care of medical staff.

4) NORTH: Check Person – 12:33 p.m.  Officers responded to Anhalt Dr to check the welfare of a suicidal subject (22-year-old WM) who flagged down a passer-by asking for help.  The subject was contacted and placed into protective custody.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where he was voluntarily admitted.  The subject was left in the care of medical staff.   

5) WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 1:10 p.m.  Officers responded to Loreen Dr for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (36-year-old WF victim and 39-year-old HM suspect).  The suspect was causing a disturbance and battered the victim.  The suspect was arrested for domestic battery (3 counts), domestic disorderly conduct (2 counts), criminal damage to property, casual possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.  The suspect had probable cause for his arrest for a previous incident as well.  The suspect was conveyed to jail.

6) EAST: Death Investigation – 1:16 p.m.  Officers responded to an east side residence to check the welfare of a subject.  The subject (69-year-old WF) was found deceased.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Investigation continuing. 

7) CENTRAL: Sexual Assault – 3:54 p.m.  Officers responded to talk with a victim (22-year-old WF) who reported a sexual assault that occurred last week.  Two suspects were identified (25-year-old WF and 26-year-old UM).  Investigation continuing. 

8) NORTH: Fight Call – 4:16 p.m.  Officers responded to a fight in progress at the intersection of Trailsway/N. Sherman Ave.  Multiple subjects involved.  Probable cause was developed for one suspect (23-year-old AAM) for battery, disorderly conduct and recklessly endangering safety.  The victim is a 27-year-old AAM.  Suspect is at-large.  Investigation continuing.    

9) CENTRAL: Suspicious Person – 4:23 p.m.  Officers responded to a residential neighborhood where a juvenile (10-year-old WF) reported a suspicious person watching her and asking her questions.  Area checked.  Investigation continuing.   

10) MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 4:29 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital to take a subject (61-year-old AAF) into protective custody.  The subject was conveyed to the psychiatric unit under an emergency detention order.  The subject was left in the care of medical staff. 

11) SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 6:23 p.m.  Officers responded to W. Walbridge Ave reference an intoxicated, unwanted subject (38-year-old WM).  The subject was not on scene when officers first arrived but returned to the residence where he caused a disturbance.  The subject was contacted and failed to comply with the officer's instructions.  The subject/suspect was taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct (2 counts) and resisting. 

12) SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 7:30 p.m.  Officers responded to the 900 block of Lake Court for what was originally called in as a check person of a suicidal subject.  Area checked and no one was located.  As officers were working this call, a driver/vehicle came into the driveway very fast and almost hit them.  The driver/suspect (38-year-old AAM) exited the vehicle wearing limited clothing, was screaming and appeared to be suffering from excited delirium.  The suspect postured to fight officers and was resistive as officers attempted to detain him to find out what was going on.  The suspect was arrested and taken to a local hospital for a medical clearance.  The suspect will be charged with felony bail jumping (2 counts) and resisting.  The original individual, from the check welfare request, was located in the vehicle (35-year-old WF).  There were no concerns about her welfare.  Investigation continuing.    

13) MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 7:43 p.m.  Officers responded to Meyer Ave for a juvenile (13-year-old WM) out of control and threatening his mother (53-year-old WF) with a knife.  The juvenile was detained and transported to the Juvenile Reception Center.  The juvenile was charged with disorderly conduct while armed and false imprisonment.  No injuries to the mother were sustained.   

14) NORTH: Weapons Offense – 8:16 p.m.  Officers responded to the 2300 block of Commercial Ave for multiple reports of shots fired.  Witnesses provide descriptions of vehicles and suspects involved.  A report of 6-7 shots were heard by witnesses.  Five casings were recovered.  Investigation continuing.     

15) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 9:31 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance near N. Broom St/W. Washington Ave.  It was reported that a subject (24-year-old AAM) was getting aggressive, screaming and trying to hit people.  Behavior was consistent with excited delirium.  The suspect was taken into custody.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The subject was voluntarily admitted to the hospital.  The subject was left in the care of medical staff.

16) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 12:00 a.m.  Officers responded to Lake Point Dr to meet with a victim (27-year-old WF) who reported that the father of her children (22-year-old WM) was violating a restraining order in place by contacting and threatening her.  Attempts to contact the suspect were unsuccessful.  Once the suspect is located he will be arrested for domestic charges of disorderly conduct, unlawful use of a telephone, harassment and violation of an injunction.  Investigation continuing. 

17) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:20 a.m.  Officers responded to the 1600 block of N. Thompson Dr for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (23-year-old WF victim and 25-year-old WF suspect).  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct. 

18) SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 12:35 a.m.  Officers responded to the intersection of Todd Dr/Pelham Rd regarding a disturbance/weapons offense.  The caller/victim (34-year-old AAM) reported that he believed he was being followed by another driver/vehicle.  The victim and suspect driver confronted each other.  The suspect reportedly displayed a handgun and pointed it at the victim.  The suspect fled.  Investigation continuing. 

19) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 12:52 a.m.  Officers responded to Northport Dr regarding a domestic disturbance.  The caller described seeing a male battering a female in the hallway.  Officers made contact with the victim (30-year-old AAF) who had visible injuries but she did not want to cooperate with officers.  The suspect (31-year-old AAM) admitted an argument took place but denied any physical altercation.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct. 

20) WEST: Intoxicated Driver – 1:35 a.m.   Officers responded to Carnwood Rd where a driver/vehicle crashed into a house.  No injuries were sustained by anyone in the home, which was a miracle as the driver crashed through a concrete wall, drove through the garage and into the kitchen.  There were small children present at the time of the crash.  Fortunately, the bedrooms were on the opposite side of the home.  MG&E and MFD responded to assist.  The suspect (45-year-old WM) fled on foot but was located at his home.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (1st offense), reckless driving and hit and run.  Press release completed.

21) CENTRAL: Residential Burglary – 3:50 a.m.  Officers responded to the 400 block of W. Washington Ave where a resident/victim (23-year-old AF) awoke to find an unknown subject/suspect present.  The suspect (WM) fled with the victim's wallet.  Investigation continuing.   

Posted by: Chief Koval

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