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MPD Daily Significant Calls 06/06/2018 to 06/07/2018

June 7, 2018 8:56 AM

The crime stats from May, 2018 have come in.  Today we will look at where we were at during the month of May for "Shots Fired". 

There were 23 reported "shots fired" calls for service in the month of May (2018).   In May of 2017, we experienced 21 "shots fired" calls for service; thus we have seen a slight increase this past month. 

Through the month of May (year-to-date) there were 88 "shots fired" calls for service.  During the same timeframe in 2017, there were 78 recorded "shots fired" calls.  We have seen a 12.8% increase in "shots fired" calls this year.   Of the 88 calls, we are aware of 32 incidents which involved property damage and 9 subjects were struck by gunfire. 

What we know from May:

  • Our North District reported the most "shots fired" calls with 8; followed by Midtown and West which both had 5 reported incidents.  Both the South and East Districts had 2, respectively, and Central had 1 report of "shots fired".
  • The highest volume of "shots fired" incidents occurred between 4pm-12am. 
  • Officers responded to gun-related violence which culminated in a homicide on Waunona Woods Court (South District), as well as an attempted homicide in an apartment on lower State Street (Central District) in May.  


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 5:00 a.m. on 06/06/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 06/07/2018, MPD received 549 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. 

To further break down the 549 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (102), East (90), Midtown (77), North (83), South (69), West (76), and Other (52).  Other=these are calls for service that either do not have a sector listed or the sector is not in the City.  For example, if one of our officers assists another law enforcement agency, their sector is not listed in our districts so therefore it is listed under "other". 

1) SOUTH: Disturbance – 5:57 a.m.  Officers responded to Spruce St/Gilson St for a disturbance where a subject/suspect (39-year-old AAF) attempted to jump into an unknown person's vehicle and was asking people for money.  The suspect was contacted and found to be in possession of a crack pipe.  The suspect was under the influence of cocaine.  The suspect was transported to jail for disorderly conduct.  While at the jail, the suspect had a medical emergency so she was conveyed to a local hospital.  The suspect was ultimately conveyed back to jail after she was medically cleared. 

2) WEST: Stolen Auto – 6:37 a.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence for a report of a stolen vehicle.  The vehicle was left running, unoccupied and unlocked.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

3) NORTH: Check Person – 11:16 a.m.  Officers responded to the 4700 block of E. Washington Ave to check the welfare of a subject (59-year-old WM) who made some suicidal statements.  The subject was contacted and conveyed to a local hospital where he was voluntarily admitted.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject was left in the care of medical staff.       

4) NORTH: Drug Incident Overdose – 2:57 p.m.  Officers responded to N. Sherman Ave for a subject (31-year-old WM) having an overdose.  Friends of the subject administered naloxone to revive him.  During the overdose, the subject injured his ankle.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/treatment.  Once medically cleared, the subject will be conveyed to the jail for possession of heroin.  Investigation continuing. 

5) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 3:21 p.m.  Officers responded to Thierer Rd for a report of a male subject/suspect attempting to run over a female subject with a vehicle.  After getting her two young children out of the vehicle, the victim (33-year-old AAF) was partially in/partially out of the vehicle when the driver/suspect took off.  The victim was dragged for several feet before falling to the ground.  The suspect returned and attempted to strike her with his vehicle.  A bystander positioned her vehicle to block the children and the victim.  The suspect then fled.  The suspect has not been located.  Once located, the suspect will be charged with two counts of 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety (one count is domestic).  Investigation continuing. 

6) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 3:47 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject (82-year-old AF).  No answer at the residence.  Entry was made to the residence and the subject was found unresponsive but breathing.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  The subject was left in the care of medical staff.

7) NORTH: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 9:26 p.m.  Officers responded to a north side residence for a missing/runaway juvenile (14-year-old AAF).  The juvenile was contacted and she made some allegations against her mother regarding child abuse.  The mother of the juvenile (39-year-old WF) was interviewed.  Child Protective Services notified.  The abuse allegations have not been substantiated at this time.  The juvenile was returned to her home.  Investigation continuing. 

8) WEST: Intoxicated Driver – 12:09 a.m.  Officers responded to a single-vehicle crash in the area of westbound Beltline near Greenway Blvd.  The vehicle/driver was located.  The driver (35-year-old AAF) was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (1st offense). 

9) SOUTH: Intoxicated Driver – 12:48 a.m.  Officers responded to the westbound Beltline near Rimrock Rd for what was originally reported as a crash with an unresponsive driver.  The driver (20-year-old WF) was awake when officers arrived and they detected the odor of intoxicants.  The driver was ultimately arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (1st offense).    

Posted by: Chief Koval

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