My Criminal Intelligence Section has been busy yet again compiling our monthly stats (July, 2018). Shots Fired is always a hot topic so let's start with reviewing the stat line for the month.
There were 11 reported shots fired calls for service in July (2018). In July (2017) we had 25 reported shots fired calls for service. So the positive news, if any when discussing this topic, is that we saw a major decrease from year-to-year (July) – 56% decrease, in fact.
Through the month of July (2018), our community experienced a total of 112 shots fired calls for service this year. When looking at the same time-frame last year (January-July 2017), our city has 120 shots fired calls documented; thus making this year a 6.7% decrease year-to-date.
In July (2018), three properties were reported damaged by being struck by gunfire. No subjects were struck by gunfire during the month. We recovered over 30 casings from various scenes.
Where did the shots fired incidents occur in July per district?
- North: 4
- South: 0
- East: 1
- West: 3
- Central: 1
- Midtown: 2
Over the next few days/week, I will provide the data from July on other areas of interest – robberies, burglaries, heroin overdoses, stolen autos and theft from autos.
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 08/07/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 08/08/2018, MPD received 553 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 553 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (88), East (123), Midtown (76), North (53), South (47), West (120), and Other (46). 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) EAST: Information/Check Person – 5:42 a.m. A subject showed up at a local hospital seeking medical attention and reporting that she had been jumped. The subject gave multiple versions of what happened. The subject's injuries were not consistent with her explanation. Investigation continuing.
2) MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 7:13 a.m. Officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance. The suspect (27-year-old HF) is separated from her husband/victim (27-year-old HM) and got into an argument on this date. Another family member/victim (16-year-old HF) was also on scene and got involved in the argument which escalated into a physical altercation. The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and physical abuse to a child. Child Protective Services responded and placed the juvenile outside the home. Investigation continuing.
3) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 12:06 p.m. Officers observe a subject/suspect (28-year-old AAM) on State St who they believe is court-ordered/banned from the area. When the suspect observes the officers, he attempted to leave. The suspect was located and apprehended. The suspect is arrested on outstanding warrants.
4) CENTRAL: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 2:24 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (15-year-old UF). Attempt to locate aired. The juvenile was listed as missing in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.
5) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 2:34 p.m. Officers responded to a domestic disturbance on Junction Court between two subjects (20-year-old WF victim and 25-year-old WM suspect). The victim and suspect got into an argument about the status of their relationship. The argument turned physical and the victim reported being strangled and hit by the suspect. The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived. Once located, the suspect will be charged with battery, disorderly conduct and strangulation (all domestic-related charges). Investigation continuing.
6) SOUTH: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 3:21 p.m. Officers met with a victim (18-year-old AAF) who reported two sexual assaults that occurred in 2017 (when victim was a child) with two different suspects. Investigation continuing.
7) WEST: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 3:24 p.m. Officers assisted Child Protective Services with a sexual assault of a child investigation. The victim (16-year-old WF) reported inappropriate contact by her brother (18-year-old WM) several years ago. A safety plan was established. No charges have been substantiated at this time. Investigation continuing.
8) CENTRAL: Crash – 9:48 p.m. Officers responded to a crash near University Dr/East Campus Drive. A vehicle/driver stopped suddenly due to a rabbit crossing the road. A motorcycle/driver behind the vehicle did not see the vehicle stop/did not have time to stop and rear-ended the vehicle. Neither driver sought medical attention. Both drivers were given verbal warnings for citable offenses (following too closely, not driving attentively, etc.). No further action by the police was deemed necessary. (The bunny rabbit lived)
9) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 10:13 p.m. Officers responded to a local hospital regarding an elderly subject who had been brought in by an ambulance. There were concerns noted by hospital staff that the subject was possibly being abused. No evidence of this was found. Adult Protective Services was plugged in. No further action by the police was deemed necessary.
10) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 11:32 p.m. Officers responded to a disturbance on E. Mifflin St between two subjects (46-year-old AAF victim and 45-year-old AAM suspect). The victim and suspect engaged in a verbal argument which escalated into a physical altercation. Witnesses reported seeing the suspect choke the victim and slam her to the ground. The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct (2 counts), bail jumping, strangulation and battery.
11) NORTH: Information/Child Neglect – 1:24 a.m. A juvenile (11-year-old AAM) walked to the North Police District alone saying he was dropped off at his father's home by his mother, that his mother left him there and that his father was not answering the door. The father of the juvenile was able to be contacted and he was not aware/expecting his son to be dropped off. The father said he would take his son for the evening. The mother was contacted and she admitted to dropping him off unannounced because she was fed up with her son's behavior. Child Protective Services notified. No charges have been substantiated at this time. Investigation continuing.