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MPD Daily Significant Calls 06/15/2018 to 06/16/2018

June 16, 2018 9:23 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 5:00 a.m. on 06/15/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 06/16/2018, MPD received 731 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 731 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (119), East (116), Midtown (144), North (95), South (105), West (107), and Other (45).  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."

Priorities only in the West/Midtown/and South Districts from 4:07 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. due to multiple physical arrests and overdose calls. 

Priorities for Central/East/and North Districts began at 10:50 p.m.; and then expanded to city-wide priorities at 12:15 a.m. due to weather-related responses.  All 4th detail officers were held over until 5:00 a.m.  Resumed dispatching routine calls for service city-wide at 3:00 a.m. 

1) WEST: Child Neglect – 11:13 a.m.  MPD officers responded to Starr Grass Drive for a report of a child (7-year-old UM) alone in the parking lot, crying, and wearing only a tank top and underwear.  The child was non-communicative based on some cognitive issues.  Social services was notified and the investigation is continuing.  
2) SOUTH: Child Abuse – 12:32 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a local hospital for a delayed report of child abuse.  The victim (2-year-old AAM) had an injury to his hand that was not consistent with the explanation provided.  Child Protective Services was notified.  Investigation continuing. 

3) SOUTH: Drug Incident Overdose – 1:42 p.m.  MPD responded to Moorland Road for report of an unresponsive 30-year-old AAM.  Naloxone was administered by individuals on scene.  When officers arrived, the suspect was more alert and transported to a local hospital.  Officers located cocaine and paraphernalia on scene.  The suspect was charged with a probation hold and possession of cocaine.  Investigation continuing. 

4) MIDTOWN: Drug Incident Overdose – 2:58 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the Home Depot on Verona Road reference a 28-year-old WM in the bathroom who had overdosed on heroin.  The suspect admitted to using and was transported to a local hospital.  After a medical clearance was obtained, the suspect was transported to jail on an outstanding warrant and also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

5) WEST: Crash w/Injuries – 6:50 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the area of Muir Field Road and Cimarron Trail for a single vehicle crash; car vs. tree.  A witness reported prior to the crash the vehicle had been driving erratically on Cimarron Trail.  Officers arrived and made contact with a 20-year-old AAM, who had a significant laceration to his skull.  The driver was uncooperative, refusing to identify himself.  Traffic Specialists and a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) were plugged in.  Investigation continuing. 

6) CENTRAL: Drug Incident Overdose – 9:08 p.m.  Officers responded to a coffeehouse on State Street for a 21-year-old WM subject who had passed out in the bathroom.  It appeared the suspect had injected heroin and overdosed, as there was a needle lying next to him.  He was revived when MFD administered naloxone.  The suspect had no identification on him and provided a false name to officers once he became lucid.  After the suspect was medically cleared, he was taken to jail on several charges. 

7) SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 9:57 p.m.  Officers responded to the south transfer point on West Badger Road for a disturbance involving a 52-year-old HM suspect.  Officers learned the suspect attempted to steal a backpack and threatened to stab a male with a butcher knife.  The suspect was located and he was in possession of a large knife.  The suspect was arrested for DC while armed and taken to jail. 

8) NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 10:38 p.m.  An MPD officer identified a wanted suspect (23-year-old AAM) while traveling on Northport Drive and followed him to East Washington Avenue where the suspect pulled into a parking lot.  The suspect realized he was being followed and drove out of the parking lot where he eventually crashed into a parked car and then jumped out of his car and fled on foot.  For the next 30 minutes, officers and K-9s tracked his movement and, along with the assistance of several citizens, he was eventually taken into custody without incident and charged with eluding and recklessly endangering safety.  Investigation continuing. 

9) EAST: Death Investigation – 5:00 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to an east side residential address for a 94-year-old WM who was found by his daughter.  The subject had several medical issues, and a DNR request, so no CPR was attempted by family or MFD. 


Posted by: Chief Koval

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