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MPD Daily Significant Calls 09/12/2018 to 09/13/2018

September 13, 2018 9:12 AM

Stolen Auto data from August of 2018 -

Our community experienced 41 stolen auto incidents in August (28 have been recovered).  This represents a 8.9% decrease from August of 2017, where we had 45 stolen auto reports. 

This year, we have taken 246 stolen auto complaints (vs. 237 for the same timeframe in 2017); thus we have seen a slight increase this year (3.8%).   

Keys left in vehicles continue to be a BIG issue.  In August, 37 of the 41 stolen autos had keys left inside of them!  There was also one vehicle that was stolen that was left running and unlocked. 

Where did these incidents occur per district lines in August? –

  • North: 7
  • East: 4
  • West: 12
  • Central: 2
  • South: 7
  • Midtown: 9  

 **The above provided stats are based upon the best data available at the time of publication. 


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 6:00 a.m. on 09/12/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/13/2018, MPD received 508 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 508 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (111), East (80), Midtown (90), North (82), South (41), West (80), and Other (24).  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 only calls from 2:39am-3:52am due to calls for service. 

1) CENTRAL: Information/Sexual Assault – 9:23 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital to meet with a victim (23-year-old AAF) who believes she was sexually assaulted on the night.  Investigation continuing.    

2) MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 9:55 a.m.  Officers responded to N. Orchard St for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (19-year-old AAM victim and 20-year-old AAF suspect).  The subjects are dating and got into a verbal argument that escalated.  The suspect grabbed a knife and damaged the victim's couch.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct while armed and criminal damage to property.

3) NORTH: Safety Hazard/Assist MFD – 11:14 a.m.  Officers responded to Calypso Rd where MG&E was on scene due to a broken gas line.  MFD was the lead on the scene.  MPD assisted with traffic/scene security. 

4) MIDTOWN: Juvenile Arrest – 12:17 p.m.   A fight involving 5-7 students took place outside of West High School.  In attempting to break up the fight, a school staff member was punched and spit on.  There were five students (three 15-year-old AAFs and two 16-year-old AAFs who were arrested for their part in the altercation.  All five juveniles were conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center.  Investigation continuing.       

5) EAST: Weapons Offense – 12:37 p.m. Officers responded to the East Transfer Point (W. Corporate Dr) for a report of a disturbance involving a knife.  Officers made contact with several subjects (1 victim: 20-year-old AAF; two suspects: 51-year-old AAF and 49-year-old AAM).  The victim and female suspect got into an argument when both women displayed weapons (box cutter and pepper spray).  The weapons were displayed but not reported to have been used.  The female suspect passed the box cutter to the male suspect who concealed it and gave false statements to police.  No injuries reported.  The female suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct while armed.  The male suspect was arrested for obstructing and a probation hold.  Press release completed.    

6) EAST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 12:57 p.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (17-year-old WM).  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

7) WEST: Theft – 2:32 p.m.  Officers responded to the mall for a theft complaint.  The victim (31-year-old UF) reported that her purse was stolen by a female suspect (28-year-old WF) who fled in a vehicle driven by a 34-year-old WM.  Officers attempted a traffic stop but the driver refused to pull over.  The driver has an active probation/parole warrant.  Investigation continuing. 

8) MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 5:39 p.m.  Officers responded to an apartment complex in the 6200 block of Mineral Point Rd where a suspect (25-year-old AAM) was observed making entry into the building.  It was reported that the same suspect burglarized another apartment in the same building recently.  Officers located the suspect, arrested him and charged him with burglary (2 counts) and bail jumping (2 counts).   Investigation continuing. 

9) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 10:35 p.m.  Officers responded to North Second St/E. Washington Ave for an ongoing disturbance between two subjects (25-year-old AAM victim and 24-year-old AAF suspect).  Officers had contact with the subjects earlier in the day for what was determined to be a verbal/civil dispute only.  Officers disengaged but were called back in the evening when the suspect damaged the victim's vehicle.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Once located, the suspect will be charged with criminal damage to property (with a domestic enhancer).  Investigation continuing. 

10) MIDTOWN: Crash – 11:00 p.m.  Officers responded to the 1600 block of S. Whitney Way for a crash/property damage complaint.  The driver/suspect (23-year-old HF) lost control of her vehicle and crashed into a power pole.  No injuries were reported.  Various lanes of traffic needed to be closed/re-directed until the area was cleaned up.  MG&E responded.  The suspect was issued a citation for deviation from a designated lane.

11) NORTH: Disturbance – 11:05 p.m.  Officers responded to the 500 block of Northport Dr for a disturbance.  The caller reported that a male was present who was refusing to leave and "knives and guns are involved."  The caller refused to answer any additional questions and could not be contacted at the scene.  Officers checked the area and did not find any evidence of a disturbance.  No further action deemed necessary by the police.

12) EAST: Theft – 12:04 a.m.  Officers responded to the 3800 block of E. Washington Ave for a theft complaint.  The victim (36-year-old HM) reported that his cell phone, car keys and wallet were stolen by a known person/suspect (32-year-old WM).  The explanation of the evening's events given by the victim were inconsistent.  Suspect at-large.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

13) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:42 a.m.  Officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of Morraine View Dr.  The two subjects (28-year-old AAF victim and 20-year-old AAF) got into an argument which escalated.  The suspect damaged the victim's vehicle.  The suspect was arrested for domestic criminal damage to property. 

14) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 2:30 a.m.  Officers responded to several report of shots fired in the area of E. Mifflin St/N. Blount St.   One of the callers believed he was shot at/targeted (no injuries reported).  No property damage or injuries were reported/discovered.  A shell casing was located.  Press release completed.  Investigation continuing. 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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