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MPD Daily Significant Calls 08/10/2018 to 08/11/2018

August 11, 2018 9:22 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 08/10/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 08/11/2018, MPD received 559 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 559 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (106), East (86), Midtown (83), North (74), South (53), West (92), and Other (65).  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) MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 10:20 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital for an emergency detention request for a 43-year-old AAF.  The subject had been conveyed to a local hospital the previous night for an overdose.  As the subject was being released, she then attacked a staff member outside the hospital who was attempting to take her back to her care facility.  Emergency detention process is in progress.  Investigation continuing.     

2) MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 11:30 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital, at the request of Journey Mental Health, regarding an emergency detention request for a 26-year-old WF.  Investigation continuing. 

3) MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 12:45 p.m.  Dispatch received a call that a subject (69-year-old WF) was not feeling well and was possibly having a heart attack.  The subject's husband conveyed her to a local hospital as officers were en route.  The subject arrived at the hospital and subsequently passed away.  Investigation continuing.        

4) NORTH: Robbery Strong Armed – 2:06 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the Home Savings Bank located at 3762 East Washington Avenue for a bank robbery.  The robber demanded cash and fled with some money.  Press release completed.  Investigation continuing. 

5) NORTH: Crash w/Injuries – 4:32 p.m.  Officers responded to the 1500 block of Wright Street for a crash with injuries.  The victim (16-year-old AAM) reportedly was injured as a result of falling off the hood of a car and being dragged.  Apparently, the driver and the victim know one another and were engaged in some horseplay.  The victim sustained substantial road rash and a deep laceration to his left leg.  The driver/suspect (40-year-old AAF) was issued citations for reckless driving causing bodily injury as well as operating without a license. 

6) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 12:37 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to a residence on Mifflin Street for a disturbance.  The parties involved have a past domestic relationship.  The suspect (37-year-old AAM) had arrived at the location to retrieve some property.  The victim (30-year-old AAF) went outside and an argument between the two resulted.  The suspect has outstanding warrants for his arrest and fled the area prior to police arrival.  After subsequent investigation, the suspect was later found and arrested for a domestic charge as well as a probation warrant. 

7) CENTRAL: Substantial Battery – 1:26 a.m.  Downtown Safety Initiative (DSI) officers were contacted outside of the Red Shed on Frances Street by a bartender who stated a fight had occurred inside and a person had been knocked out.  Officers located the 33-year-old AAM victim unconscious.  A description was given of the suspect (33-year-old AAM), who was located and detained.  The suspect admitted he struck the victim.  The suspect was arrested and transported to jail.  The victim was taken to the hospital for evaluation.  Investigation continuing. 

8) MIDTOWN: Check Property – 3:36 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to check property on Toepfer Avenue.  A female resident reported she observed a white male wearing a hooded sweatshirt in her back yard shining a flashlight into her garage.  Officers checked the area but no one was located.  It did not appear anything was taken from the garage. 


Posted by: Chief Koval

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