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MPD Daily Significant Calls 08/11/2018 to 08/12/2018

August 12, 2018 10:03 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 08/11/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 08/12/2018, MPD received 454 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 454 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (103), East (101), Midtown (53), North (68), South (45), West (62), and Other (22).  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 calls for West, Midtown, and South Districts from 6 to 8 p.m. due to Morraine View Dr disturbance. 

1) CENTRAL: Check Person – 1:38 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to Spaight St reference a 34-year-old WF subject making statements of wanting to harm herself.  The subject and her 45-year-old boyfriend are currently breaking up and on this evening, the subject was upset and drinking.  When officers arrived, the subject was pounding her fist into the bricks and had told officers she wanted to be shot or tazed.  The subject has several mental health concerns.  She was placed into protective custody and taken to a local hospital for a medical clearance.  After that was complete, the subject was conveyed to Detox. 

2) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 5:44 a.m.  A neighbor called after hearing what sounded like dishes being broken in the apartment next door.  Officers arrived at an address on Ridgeway Ave and observed the remnants of a fight between the victim (37-year-old HM) and suspect (28-year-old HF).  The suspect was intoxicated and the victim did not speak English.  With the help of a translator, it was ascertained that the suspect struck the victim in the head twice, leaving visible injuries.  The suspect was arrested for domestic battery and taken to jail. 

3) EAST: Death Investigation – 10:24 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to a sober living facility on the East side, reference a death investigation.  The deceased (58-year-old WM) recently had to have some minor heart surgery.  A worker associated with this facility had knocked on the subject's door but did not receive a response.  The door was locked and upon forcing the door open, the subject was found obviously deceased on his bed.  Investigation indicated that the subject may have overdosed on some prescription medication that was located in his bedroom.  Medical Examiner was on scene. 

4) EAST: Robbery-Strong Armed – 10:39 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to Chase Bank (4225 East Towne Blvd) reference a bank robbery.  The suspect had entered the bank and handed a teller a note which demanded money with a threat of violence if compliance was not obtained.  The suspect procured the money and took back the note before fleeing on foot.  The suspect was described as a WM, mid-20s, 5'3" to 5'4", thin build, wearing a straw fedora hat with brown hat band, dark wig, sunglasses, thin mustache, black/blue plaid long-sleeve flannel shirt, dark t-shirt, tan pants, dark shoes, and no gloves.  Investigation continuing.  

5) NORTH: Assist EMS/Fire – 1:25 p.m.  MPD and MFD responded to Anderson St at Pearson St for a vehicle that was on fire.  It was learned that a silver Subaru Legacy caught on fire while being taken to an auto shop.  An employee of the auto shop was driving the vehicle when the fire occurred, but did not remain on scene.  MFD was entrusted with conducting an investigation.  The vehicle was a total loss.  Traffic was shut down for approximately 45 minutes. 

6) WEST: Drug Incident – 4:23 p.m.  MPD responded to Taco Bell (698 S Whitney Way) for a patron reportedly using cocaine in the bathroom.  Contact was made with a 43-year-old WM in the restroom, who had a fresh needle mark with blood on the wall, but no drugs were located and no admission of use.  A consent search of his property yielded a crack pipe.  The suspect was arrested and taken to jail on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia as well as a parole violation/hold. 

7) WEST: Disturbance – 4:31 p.m.  Officers responded to a parking lot on Morraine View Dr reference a large scale fight involving juveniles and adults.  Officers determined that a 16-year-old AAF came over to the address to fight with the daughter of a 38-year-old AAM.  The adult subject had previously been in an altercation with the juvenile suspect and on this day, the juvenile suspect chose to pepper spray the adult subject upon seeing him in the parking lot.  Several other individuals emerged from the surrounding buildings and the juvenile suspect continued to use pepper spray on them.  The adult subject retrieved a knife from his apartment and then rejoined the brawl.  The adult suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct while armed.  When the juvenile suspect was arrested, she attempted to spit on officers.  The juvenile suspect also tried to disarm an MPD sergeant.  The juvenile suspect was taken to JRC (Juvenile Reception Center) and did not cooperate with processing.  The juvenile suspect was charged with battery, disorderly conduct (x2), resisting, and the attempted disarming of an officer.  Investigation continuing.   

8) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance - 6:23 p.m.  Officers responded to a North side residential address for a reported domestic disturbance that had occurred.  The victim (18-year-old AAF) said that the suspect (19-year-old AAM father of her 5-month-old baby) was staying at her home the previous night.  When the victim came home on this day, the suspect was upset with her and a verbal argument turned physical in which the suspect battered the victim and fled the scene.  Officers checked several addresses for the suspect but he remains at large.  There is probable cause to arrest the suspect for charges of domestic battery and domestic disorderly conduct. 

9) EAST: Disturbance – 6:44 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to the 4700 block of Lien Rd for a disturbance where the complainant (23-year-old HF) was advising that two people were trying to fight her boyfriend in the parking lot at that address.  Upon arrival, officers stabilized the scene and subsequently conducted an investigation which resulted in citations for open intoxicants.  All parties were released.  Investigation continuing.

10) CENTRAL: Battery – 9:51 p.m.  Alert tones went off for a call of two females trying to stab a male after they had taken his phone and backpack.  Upon arrival to the 100 block of N Carroll St, officers met with the 41-year-old AAM victim who was contacted.  Subsequent investigation could not establish that knives had actually been used, but the victim did have a scratch, consistent with a fingernail mark.  No suspects were located at this time and video will have to be examined for further follow up.  Per his request, the victim was taken to a local hospital for a medical evaluation.  Investigation continuing.

11) WEST: Missing Juvenile – 10:14 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a report of a 15-year-old AAM runaway who had left his Tottenham Rd residence on this evening.  The juvenile's mother told him that he could not go over to a friend's house, after said friend (15-year-old AAM) had been at their house for a couple of days.  When the friend's mother arrived to pick up her son, the two boys ran off together.  At 11:42 p.m., the juvenile friend, who also resides on the West side, was reported as missing by his mother.  ATLs (Attempt to Locate) were aired for both juveniles.  Investigation continuing.

12) WEST: Juvenile Arrest – 10:31 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 7900 block of Tree Ln reference a report that a 14-year-old AAF was attacking her sister with a butcher knife.  Upon arrival, officers located the suspect juvenile's mother, older sister, and 4-year-old niece who fled the apartment once the disturbance began.  Apparently, the disturbance began over a broken phone.  The broken phone belonged to the 14-year-old juvenile suspect, who subsequently went off on family members.  It was established that the juvenile suspect had in fact threatened others with a knife and had also damaged some property inside the apartment.  The juvenile suspect was arrested for two counts of disorderly conduct while armed, battery, and criminal damage to property.  The juvenile suspect was taken to JRC.

13) CENTRAL: Fight Call – 12:02 a.m.  Multiple callers reported a large fight in the street in the 400 block of W Gorham St.  One caller estimated there were up to 100 people.  Upon arrival, there was an active fight occurring but as the units arrived, the crowd took off running.  Officers estimated 50 to 75 people ran from the area.  No victims were located.  Most of the crowd headed west towards the University/Frances corridor.  Investigation continuing.

14) CENTRAL: Stolen Auto – 2:54 a.m.  A 21-year-old WM called to report that his vehicle was missing from his residence located in the 200 block of S Bassett St.  The victim held a house party in which he knew about five people of the 50 that had attended.  The spare keys to his Chevy Impala were left out in the house.  After the party was over, he noticed his car was missing as well as his spare keys.  The vehicle was entered as missing into appropriate databases and an ATL was aired. 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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