For the month of August (2018), there were 116 reported burglaries. When compared to August (2017), where we experienced 83 reported burglaries, we saw a 40% increase this past month.
Through the end of August, year-to-date, we have documented 697 reported burglaries in our community. Last year, during the same timeframe, we had 609 burglaries; thus we have seen a 14% increase this year.
What do we know about these burglaries? –
- At least 25 burglaries occurred when a resident was home.
- At least 36 burglaries occurred due to an unlocked door or open garage.
- At least 3 vehicles were stolen in the course of a burglary.
Where did these incidents occur per district lines in August? –
- North: 15
- East: 21
- West: 30
- Central: 24
- South: 6
- Midtown: 20
**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 09/13/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/14/2018, MPD received 580 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 580 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (127), East (104), Midtown (76), North (88), South (65), West (75), and Other (45). 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: Check Person – 8:31 a.m. Officers responded to a local hospital for a subject (65-year-old WF) who was causing a disturbance. Officers assisted with getting the subject transported to another hospital for care. Hospital social worker consulted. The subject was left in the care of medical staff.
2) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 9:33 a.m. Officers responded to a request to check the welfare of a subject (37-year-old WF) who made some suicidal statements. The subject was transported to Journey Mental Health for assistance. Investigation continuing.
3) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 11:50 a.m. Officers responded to Swanton Rd for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (19-year-old AAM victim and 18-year-old AAF suspect). The subjects were formerly in a relationship with one another; today's disturbance involved in a verbal argument that then escalated. The suspect hit the victim which did not cause any injuries (or pain). The suspect proceeded to cause a disturbance by throwing a rock which broke a window to the victim's residence. The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct.
4) MIDTOWN: Missing Adult – 1:08 p.m. Officers received a request to check the welfare of a suicidal subject (35-year-old WM). Areas checked. Attempt to locate aired. Phone ping conducted. The subject was entered as missing in the appropriate databases. The subject was located by deputies in Illinois.
5) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 2:33 p.m. Officers responded to E. Washington Ave for a report of a man with a hammer causing a disturbance. Officers arrived and arrested the suspect (27-year-old AAM) for disorderly conduct while armed.
6) SOUTH: Missing Adult – 2:50 p.m. Officers responded to a request to check the welfare/locate a suicidal subject (38-year-old HM). Attempt to locate aired. Phone ping conducted. The subject was entered as missing in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.
7) NORTH: Drug Incident/Overdose – 3:31 p.m. Officers responded to a north side residence for a subject (45-year-old WF) experiencing an overdose (pills). Journey Mental Health consulted. Child Protective Services also plugged in as the subject made comments about no longer being able/willing to care for her child (14-year-old WM). Investigation continuing.
8) CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 3:50 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a deceased subject (63-year-old WM) at his residence. Nothing suspicious observed on scene. The decedent had a history of health concerns. Medical Examiner's office responded. Investigation continuing.
9) SOUTH: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 6:08 p.m. Officers took a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (13-year-old HM). Attempt to locate aired. The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. The juvenile was located and returned home. No further action by the police deemed necessary.
10) EAST: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 8:22 p.m. Officers met with a victim (16-year-old WF) who reported being sexually assaulted this past weekend by an unknown male subject. Investigation continuing.
11) MIDTOWN: Information – 9:37 p.m. MPD worked with school authorities regarding a vague report of threats at Memorial High School. Further investigation reflected that the school authorities had already dealt with the matter with a letter being sent home to parents/guardians. No further action deemed necessary by the police.
12) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 1:09 a.m. Officers responded to W. Main St for a report of an intoxicated suspect (61-year-old WM) making suicidal statements. The suspect was contacted and detained. The suspect was subsequently arrested for disorderly conduct and bail jumping. While at the jail, the suspect also threatened an officer, so he received an additional charge of threats to law enforcement.
13) EAST: Check Person – 1:35 a.m. Officers received a request to check the welfare of a suicidal subject (36-year-old AAM). Areas checked. The subject was contacted and cooperative with officers. There was no legal ground to take the subject into protective custody. The subject was provided with a variety of community resources/mental health resources. No other action deemed necessary by the police.
14) EAST: Intoxicated Driver – 2:00 a.m. Officers conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle with no headlights near Atlas Ave/Argosy Ct. The driver/suspect (26-year-old AAM) was found to be under the influence. The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (4th offense).