MPD's Records Unit is staffed by civilian personnel – one supervisor, two Administrative Clerks and thirteen Clerk Typists. Their responsibilities include: indexing all police reports so they may be later relocated/retrieved; entering all data elements of a case for federal reporting; entering articles, stolen license plates, violent persons and guns into the appropriate databases; prepping public record requests for review by the Public Records Unit; processing landlord-tenant requests; photographing/fingerprinting all sex offender registrations; conduct background checks on taxi driver applicants and issuing permits to taxi drivers; conduct background checks for other customers for a variety of reasons; provide fingerprints and police records for persons seeking Visas and Immigration and Naturalization status.
All-in-all, they have a lot on their plate!! They are a hard working group with a lot of pieces of the puzzle. Next week, we will continue to explore other areas of our Department. Have a fun, safe weekend everyone!
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 07/19/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 07/20/2018, MPD received 517 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 517 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (107), East (113), Midtown (56), North (69), South (45), West (76), and Other (51). 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) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 8:30am. Officers responded to Brentwood Parkway for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (21-year-old AAF victim and 28-year-old AAM suspect). The victim reported being strangled, slapped, slammed to the ground, and punched by her boyfriend. The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived. Once located, the suspect will be charged with domestic battery and domestic strangulation. Investigation continuing.
2) MIDTOWN: Crash – 10:06am. Officers responded to S. Park St/Vilas Ave for a crash. A pedestrian/victim (25-year-old AF) was hit as she was crossing the street. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver/suspect (24-year-old WF) was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian. Investigation continuing.
3) WEST: Information/Battery – 10:34am. Officers responded to a report of disturbance/fight between two juveniles (13-year-old AM and 13-year-old WM). The AM required transport to the hospital for his injuries. Investigation continuing.
4) MIDTOWN: Overdose – 1:59pm. Officers were dispatched to the West Transfer Point for an unresponsive subject (29-year-old WM) on a Metro bus. An MPD officer administered naloxone and the subject was eventually revived. He was then conveyed to the hospital by paramedics. Investigation continuing.
5) EAST: Weapons Offense – 2:53pm. Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Rethke Ave for a report of a person who had been stabbed. Four subjects (60-year-old AAM; 68-year-old AAM; 54-year-old WM; 49-year-old WF) were in a dispute over living arrangements when the argument turned physical and the 60-year-old AAM subject was injured with a sharp object. The injured subject was conveyed to the hospital and the other subjects were transported to the East Police District for further interviews. Investigation continuing; see completed press release for further information and updates.
6) CENTRAL: Crash – 5:03pm. Officers responded to the area of E Johnson St and N Pinckney St for a report of a vehicle that had struck a bicyclist. The vehicle driver (42-year-old WF) did not yield to the cyclist (49-year-old WM) at the intersection. The cyclist was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver was cited for failure to yield.
7) CENTRAL: Information/Shots Fired – 5:45pm. Officers responded to the 200 block of N Blount St after a caller reported hearing a single gunshot. Officers checked the area and no evidence to corroborate the report was located.
8) EAST: Traffic Crash/OMVWI – 6:18pm. Officers responded to Grandwood Ct for a report of a vehicle that had crashed into an apartment building. The driver (59-year-old AAM) was found to be intoxicated and was arrested for 1st offense OMVWI.
9) EAST: Robbery – 7:47pm. Officers responded to the Subway at 4692 Cottage Grove Rd in reference to an attempted robbery. Witnesses reported that the suspect (WM in his 20s) entered the store and demanded money, then fled when the clerk did not comply. Investigation continuing; see completed press release for further information and updates.
10) NORTH: Robbery – 1:12am. Officers responded to the Mobil gas station at 2601 Shopko Dr for an attempted robbery. The male suspect entered the business and demanded money from the register, and when the store employee began to call for police, the suspect fled. Investigation continuing.