Below are a few recognitions that have recently come into our Department, via phone/email, that we are proud to share going into the weekend. Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend!
- A community member called us and left a voicemail giving thanks and appreciation for two officers. The voicemail stated she wished to thank the officers for the compassion they showed her and for calming her during a recent situation. The officers assisted the community member by completing an emergency detention in order to give her the help she was desperately seeking.
- Recently, two officers proactively reached out to Centro Hispano to create and host an art class for children at the center. The officers had an idea for children to design their own badges with various different art mediums, while hosting show-and-tell with their badge creations. This initiative helped to foster an open conversation about what a badge can represent for each individual. The class was a success! The officers demonstrated their commitment to the MPD's core values while embracing community engagement in new and exciting ways.
- An MPD parking enforcement officer (PEO) was performing his normal parking duties when he observed a subject running across the street carrying a purse. The PEO had a suspicion that the subject was fleeing from something. The PEO continued to watch the subject and soon heard the alert tones on the radio with a broadcast of a bank robbery that had just occurred. The PEO realized that the subject he saw matched the description provided. He continued to observe the subject's movements and relayed the information to dispatch. The subject was taken into custody, thanks to the PEO's efforts. His actions and efforts were instrumental in the swift apprehension of a subject that had just committed an armed robbery of a bank.
- Parents of a young woman sent us an email thanking the officers for their service and efforts when their daughter called them as she was very intoxicated and had gotten separated from her friends. They stated their daughter was crying and not being very clear with them on where she was. The officers helped locate her and stayed with her until they could get there. They wished to thank the officers for their help and for their kindness.
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 05/03/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 05/04/2018, MPD received 462 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 4:41pm-8:17pm due to on-going investigation (weapons offense) from the previous night on Commercial Ave.
1) NORTH: Found Property – 6:42 a.m. Officers responded to the 2400 block of Commercial Avenue for a report of found firearm casings. 2 casings were located and recovered, likely from an incident that occurred the previous night. Investigation continuing.
2) EAST: Death Investigation – 6:49 a.m. Officers responded, along with EMS, to a pulseless non-breathing subject (34-year-old WF). Lifesaving measures were not successful. Initial indicator of death is a drug overdose. Medical Examiner's office responded. Investigation continuing.
3) CENTRAL: Stolen Auto – 6:53 a.m. Officers responded to W. Wilson St for a report of a stolen auto. The keys were left in the vehicle. Attempt to locate aired. The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.
4) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 9:33 a.m. Officers responded to a business parking lot on Milwaukee St for a subject/suspect (20-year-old AAM) who exposed himself to a victim (35-year-old WF). The victim left the area and contacted police. The suspect was located and arrested for lewd and lascivious behavior.
5) SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 10:52 a.m. Officers observed a wanted suspect (26-year-old AAF) on S. Park St. The suspect was contacted and arrested on outstanding warrants (probation violation, domestic battery and domestic intimidation of a victim).
6) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 11:15 a.m. Officers responded to a north side residence for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (35-year-old WF victim and 35-year-old WM suspect). The victim and suspect are married. The victim reported that the suspect has mental health concerns and is off his medication. The victim reported that the suspect was threatening to harm himself and their child. Attempts to locate the suspect were unsuccessful. The child is safe and a safety plan is in place. Once the suspect is located, he will be evaluated and charged with domestic disorderly conduct. Investigation continuing.
7) SOUTH: Death Investigation – 3:07 p.m. Officers responded to a south side residence to check the welfare of a subject (71-year-old WM) who had not been heard from in several days. Mail was piling up at the residence and the garbage bins were still on the curb (past the pick-up day). Entry was made to the home and the subject was found deceased. Nothing suspicious observed on scene. Medical Examiner's office responded. Investigation continuing.
8) CENTRAL: Assist EMS/Fire – 3:33 p.m. Officers responded to W. Doty St for a subject (83-year-old WM) causing a disturbance. The subject was confrontational towards staff, attempted to hit staff and caused damage to property. When officers arrived, the subject attempted to harm himself. The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation. Investigation continuing.
9) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 5:37 p.m. Officers responded to a report of an intoxicated driver on E. Washington Ave. UWPD stopped the vehicle and MPD responded to take over the investigation. The driver/suspect (34-year-old HM) lied about his identity. There were open intoxicants in the vehicle. The suspect admitted to drinking. The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (7th offense) and a probation/parole hold.
10) WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 6:20 p.m. Officers responded to the 6200 block of Raymond Rd for a disturbance between neighbors (59-year-old WM victim, 38-year-old WM victim and 36-year-old AAF suspect). The suspect was issued misdemeanor citations for battery and disorderly conduct. The victims went for a walk after officers left and the suspect followed them in his vehicle, operating the vehicle in a threatening manner toward them. The suspect was contacted again and arrested for reckless endangering safety (2 counts). The suspect was conveyed to jail.
11) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 7:18 p.m. Officers responded to N. Brearly St for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (30-year-old AAF victim and 50-year-old AAF suspect). The victim and suspect are roommates. The victim reported that the suspect threatened to stab her/kill her and had possession of a knife. The suspect was found to be intoxicated. The suspect admitted to threatening the victim. The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct.
12) NORTH: Information/Robbery – 9:25 p.m. Officers responded to the 1400 block of Northport Drive for a report of a possible robbery. The victim (25-year-old AAM) reported loaning money to a known individual a few days ago and that on today's date he was supposed to meet up with this same person so he could be re-paid. The victim stated instead of being re-paid, the suspect (AAM) demanded more money from him and implied that he had a gun. Investigation continuing.
13) EAST: Armed Robbery – 1:21 a.m. Officers responded to an east side residence for a report of a home invasion/armed robbery. It was reported that a shot was also fired. The suspects (two AAMs) fled on foot prior to officers' arrival. K9 track conducted. The victims (23 and 27 years old, both HMs) reported that the suspects forced entry into their home and demanded cash/drugs. The victim stated one of the suspects fired a round. No injuries were reported. Press release completed. Investigation continuing.
14) CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 2:14 a.m. Officers responded to a report of a deceased subject (69-year-old WM). Nothing suspicious observed on scene. Medical Examiner's office responded. Investigation continuing.