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MPD Daily Significant Calls 05/05/2018 to 05/06/2018

May 6, 2018 10:13 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 05/05/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 05/06/2018, MPD received 469 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) NORTH: Information/Juvenile Runaway/Disturbance – 6:06 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to a disturbance that occurred on the North side on Calypso Rd.  Subsequent information reflected that the disturbance had ended but a runaway juvenile was located and taken to JRC.  Investigation continuing.

2) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 6:16 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to Carling Dr to check the welfare of a 29-year-old AAF caller.  The caller is bipolar and on psych medication, but had not taken her medication for several days.  When officers arrived, the subject was punching the wall and throwing items.  Officers were eventually able to de-escalate the subject.  Officers then contacted the subject's care worker, who responded to provide ongoing assistance and medication. 

3) WEST: Drug Incident-Overdose – 7:08 a.m.  MPD officers and MFD/EMS were dispatched to Hammersley Rd for a pulseless, non-breathing (PNB) subject in the bathroom.  MFD arrived and delivered naloxone to the subject.  At the hospital, the subject/suspect admitted to taking heroin.  After obtaining a medical clearance, the suspect was arrested for possession of heroin and a probation hold. 

4) CENTRAL: Check Person – 10:09 a.m.  MPD officers were dispatched to W Gilman St to check the welfare of a 24-year-old WM subject.  The caller was the subject's father, who had said that he had spoken with his son a week ago and his son was becoming increasingly reclusive.  Officers and the father responded to the subject's apartment and based on the totality of the information known to them, made an exigent circumstances entry.  Once inside, the officers found the 24-year-old WM subject, barely alive and living in squalid conditions.  The subject was transported to a local hospital and was immediately admitted into the ICU.  Investigation continuing.

5) EAST: Check Person - 3:20 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to the BP gas station located at 4102 Commercial Ave, reference a 38-year-old AAM subject who was calling in, saying he was suicidal.  The subject has a history of resisting/fighting with law enforcement, but was cooperative with officers during this contact.  The subject stated that he wanted to end his life and listed means which were accessible to him.  The subject wanted assistance and volunteered to go to a local hospital.  The subject was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation.

6) WEST: Check Person – 5:11 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to the West District Police Station lobby (1710 McKenna Blvd) for a walk-up requesting assistance.  An 18-year-old AAF subject had walked to the district, stating she was suicidal.  Social workers and Journey Mental Health were plugged in, and an emergency detention process was initiated.  The subject also indicated she had taken numerous over-the-counter pills prior to walking to the station.  Once that information was revealed, the subject was conveyed to a hospital for treatment on the medical concerns.  Once medically cleared, officers will follow-up with an evaluation process for an emergency detention.  Investigation continuing.

7) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 5:11 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to a residential address on the North side for a physical domestic between a suspect (56-year-old WM) and his daughter (22-year-old WF).  Based on subsequent investigation, the suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct, and domestic battery and transported to jail. 

8) WEST: Recovered/Stolen Auto - 5:44 p.m.  The West Community Policing Team observed a vehicle with stolen tags and made a traffic stop in the Walmart parking lot on Watts Rd.  The passenger was contacted inside the vehicle.  The driver (45-year-old AAM) was already in Walmart, but came outside while officers were on scene.  The driver was arrested and also gave a false name to officers.  Once the driver's correct identity was established, it was learned that there was also an extraditable warrant for his arrest.  The suspect was ultimately charged for obstructing and for operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent (OMVWOC).

9) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 7:09 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Flower Ln, reference a domestic dispute between the suspect (23-year-old AAM) and the victim (23-year-old AAF).  After establishing probable cause, the suspect was arrested on charges of criminal damage to property and domestic disorderly conduct.

10) EAST: Crash w/Injuries – 8:20 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the intersection of E Washington Ave and Schmedeman Ave reference a single motorcycle crash.  Investigation led to the driver (26-year-old AAM) operating his motorcycle at approximately 100 mph when he lost control.  The suspect was thrown off the bike and the cycle continued for almost a block.  A Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) was on scene and the suspect was subsequently arrested for OMVWI.

11) WEST: Death Investigation – 8:48 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to a residential address on the West side, reference a death investigation.  Upon arrival, MPD located a 20-year-old AAM, who had taken his life.  Medical Examiner was summoned and investigation continuing. 

12) NORTH: OMVWI Arrest – 9:30 p.m.  As a North District officer was driving back to the station, she was almost hit by another vehicle.  The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and found the driver (33-year-old WM) to be under the influence.  The subject was arrested for OMVWI, 3rd offense.  After processing the suspect, he began to complain of medical concerns and was taken to a hospital and left in their care.  Citations were left with the suspect. 

13) NORTH: Disturbance – 10:51 p.m.  MPD officers were dispatched to an unruly patron at the Lazy Oaf Lounge (1617 N Stoughton Rd).  Officers learned that a 30-year-old AAM caused a disturbance, was yelling and screaming at staff, and was intoxicated.  The subject was arrested and taken to jail.  The subject was charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing.

14) CENTRAL: Check Person – 11:58 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to Spaight St reference neighbors calling in a check welfare on a subject that was screaming, banging on the walls, and laughing.  Journey Mental Health was contacted and they had no history of contact with him.  The subject refused EMS and would only dialogue with officers through a closed door.  As there was no imminent reason to believe that this subject was a harm to himself or others, officers disengaged.  Investigation continuing.

15) CENTRAL: Battery – 2:20 a.m.  Officers were sent to Plan B (924 Williamson St), in reference to a battery complaint.  Officers contacted the victim (22-year-old WM).  The victim indicated that he had been battered by a 21-year-old WM suspect.  EMS was called due to the victim's injury to his lip, as he received nine stitches.  The suspect is at large and there is probable cause to arrest him for substantial battery.

16) EAST: Battery – 2:27 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to a battery complaint.  A 63-year-old WM victim reported that he was assaulted at the CC Riders Clubhouse (1325 Parkside Dr).  He admitted to climbing into an unoccupied, unlocked vehicle and was awakened by unknown individuals who began punching him.  The victim was able to go to a nearby store to call for help.  The victim was transported to a local hospital with a broken nose, a broken jaw, and was admitted for treatment of his injuries.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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