Our community has experienced 326 reported burglaries through the end of May (2018). In 2017, for the same time-frame, we had 365 burglaries. This year, we saw an 11% decrease in burglaries.
In May (2018), we had 74 reported burglaries. Comparing these numbers to those in May of 2017, where we had 61 reported burglaries, we had a 21% increase for the month.
Burglaries are overall trending down, with the exception of May. The warm weather has had its impact. In May, 43 out of the 74 burglaries occurred when victims were at home. We also saw that 42 out of the 74 burglaries occurred due to an unlocked door, car or open garage.
During May (2018), one vehicle (left unlocked) was stolen from a residence, as well as one handgun.
Where the burglaries occurred per district in May (2018):
- West: 12
- South: 9
- Central: 12
- North: 6
- East: 16
- Midtown: 19
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 06/11/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 06/12/2018, MPD received 512 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 512 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (91), East (94), Midtown (55), North (79), South (72), West (73), and Other (48). 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".
**Priority only calls from 3:15pm-4:15pm due to a protest march on State St.
1) WEST: Death Investigation – 7:53 a.m. Officers responded to a west side residence to check the welfare of a subject (37-year-old WF). Officers made entry to the residence and found the subject down, without a pulse and not breathing. Lifesaving measures were not successful. Drug paraphernalia was located at the scene. Medical Examiner's office responded. Investigation continuing.
2) WEST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 9:18 a.m. Officers responded to McKenna Blvd for a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (14-year-old AAF). Attempt to locate aired. Investigation continuing.
3) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 10:41 a.m. Officers responded to the public library on W. Mifflin St for a subject (56-year-old WM) trespassing. The subject was identified as a suspect in a recent theft complaint. The suspect was arrested for theft and trespassing. The suspect was conveyed to jail.
4) CENTRAL: Special Event – 2:25 p.m. A planned march took place on State St. The coordinators of the march were in contact with officers and the original plan involved no arrests/citations. Just prior to the march starting, the coordinators informed officers that approximately 17 individuals from their group planned to be civilly disobedient (so they could receive citations). Multiple resources pulled together at the last moment to address this updated plan. Approximately 15-17 citations for obstructing the roadway (no arrests) were written.
5) CITY-WIDE: Weapons Offense – 3:07 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a subject in a moving vehicle near Sherman Ave/Few St who displayed a handgun (not reported to be pointed at anyone). The suspect (AAM) was reported to be in a vehicle occupied by 3-4 other AAMs. Attempt to locate the vehicle. Areas checked. Vehicle/suspects not located. Investigation continuing.
6) WEST: Weapons Offense – 3:29 p.m. Officers responded to Walnut Grove Dr where the caller reported hearing several gun shots. Incident discovered to be children playing with a cap gun. No further action by the police was deemed necessary.
7) EAST: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 4:27 p.m. Officers observed a stolen vehicle near Hwy 30/N. Thompson Dr. The driver fled in the vehicle. The vehicle was later located by officers and the driver/suspect was identified (19-year-old AAM). The suspect, once located, will be charged with operating a motor vehicle without consent (OMVWOC). The vehicle was returned to its registered owner. Investigation continuing.
8) WEST: Death Investigation – 8:12 p.m. Officers responded to a pulseless non-breathing (PNB) subject (47-year-old AAM) at a west residence. Lifesaving measures were not successful. The decedent had extensive health problems, as well as drug/alcohol history. Nothing suspicious on scene. Medical Examiner's office notified. Investigation continuing.
9) WEST: Weapons Offense – 9:40 p.m. Officers responded to Excelsior Dr for a report of shots fired. The complainant reported that she heard a shot fired and then observed a vehicle (she gave the description). The vehicle was located and a handgun was observed in plain view. The registered owner of the vehicle was contacted, and he is a CCW permit holder. A search was conducted and although there was a gun, there was no evidence that the gun had been discharged. Areas checked for casings, and none were located. No reports of damage or injuries. No further action by the police was deemed necessary.
10) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 11:20 p.m. Officers responded to the 2000 block of W. Broadway reference a disturbance between two subjects (44-year-old HF victim and 29-year-old WM suspect). The victim and suspect are married. The victim and suspect got into a verbal argument. The suspect grabbed a knife and made a stabbing motion. The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct while armed. Investigation continuing.
11) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 11:38 p.m. Officers responded to the 4800 block of Hayes Rd for what was originally reported as a female subject with injuries after being stabbed. The female subject was contacted by officers. She was uncooperative and walked away from officers. The female subject was contacted by EMS and there was no signs of her being stabbed. The female subject was bleeding from the mouth and her injures were consistent with her being punched/struck by something. The female subject refused any assistance from officers and would not identify her. Investigation continuing.
12) NORTH: Weapons Offense – 3:18 a.m. Officers responded to the 1600 block of Troy Dr for a report of shots fired. Multiple casings were located in the area, as well as exterior bullet holes to an apartment residence. Officers discovered a shattered patio door that appeared to have been shot at. No report of injuries at this time. No suspects or victims identified. Press release completed. Investigation continuing.