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MPD Daily Significant Calls 09/14/2018 to 09/15/2018

September 15, 2018 9:50 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 6:00 a.m. on 09/14/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/15/2018, MPD received 565 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 565 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (151), East (92), Midtown (83), North (82), South (43), West (85), and Other (29).  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: Traffic Incident – 6:00 a.m.  Officers responded to Midvale Blvd/Regent St for a one-vehicle roll-over crash.  The driver (71-year-old AF) was attempting to roll down her window and turn left at the same time.  The driver did not make the turn properly and hit a traffic signal.  The vehicle rolled over and ended up on its roof.  The driver did not sustain any injuries.  The driver was cited.   
2) NORTH: Missing Child – 9:22 a.m.  Officers responded to Northridge Terrace for a report of a missing 3-year-old child.  The child was located at a nearby school.  No further action deemed necessary by the police. 

3) EAST: Weapons Offense – 12:15 p.m.  Officers responded to the 4700 block of Cottage Grove Rd for a disturbance involving a gun.  The victim (50-year-old AAM) reported that a known suspect (16-year-old AAM) displayed a handgun and "racked the slide."  This occurred after the victim's teenage son called him to say he was threatened by some friends (including the suspect).  The suspect is at large.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing.   
4) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 2:26 pm Officers were dispatched to contact a 46 year old WM subject who wanted to report his wife (32 year old HF) had battered him in the 200 block of MLK Jr Blvd earlier in the day.  The wife reports a long history of abuse by her husband.  Officers facilitate separation between the two and ensure the female subject has a safe place to spend the night.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing.

5) EAST: Stolen Auto – 2:38 pm Officers responded to a report of a stolen vehicle in the area of Academy Dr.  The vehicle was later located on Cottage Grove Rd.  Officers approached and four individuals fled from the vehicle.  One of the suspects (11 year old AAM) was recognized by an officer who made contact with his mother.  Marijuana was found in the vehicle.  Potential charges pending.  Investigation continuing.

6) MIDTOWN: Drug Incident/Overdose – 4:58 pm Officers respond to the intersection of N Midvale Blvd and Heather Crest for a report of traffic backing up behind a vehicle that was not moving and the occupants appeared to be asleep.  Contact was made with the driver (45 year old AAM) and the passenger (63 year old AAM), both of whom were administered naloxone by officers prior to the arrival of MFD/EMS.  The suspects were transported to the hospital.  The driver admitted to ingesting heroin and was charged for OWI and a P&P (probation/parole) warrant.  Investigation continuing.

7) EAST: Disturbance – 6:10 pm Officers responded to Subway at East Towne Mall where a disgruntled former employee (23 year old AAF) was creating a disturbance and damaging property.  The suspect was taken to jail and charged with criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.  Investigation continuing.

8) MIDTOWN: OMVWI – 10:17 pm A 26 year old WM suspect struck an officer's squad near the intersection of University Ave and Campus Dr.  No one was injured.  The suspect was arrested for OWI (1st offense) and cited for failure to yield.  Press release completed.

9) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 10:36 pm Officers respond to the 100 block of State St for a report of a 20 year old WF victim being punched in the face by a 23 year old WM suspect.  Officers developed probable cause for domestic battery and domestic disorderly conduct.  The suspect is at large.  Investigation continuing.

10) MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 11:10 pm  At the end of a Memorial High School football game, officers working the game reported a fight in progress.  One suspect (15 year old AAM) was apprehended and arrested for disorderly conduct and was taken to JRC.  Investigation continuing.

11) CENTRAL: Battery – 12:59 am Officers were dispatched to a fight call at Hawk's Bar and Grill in the 400 block of State St.  One of the suspects (21 year old WM) fled but was later apprehended and it was determined he battered the victim (30 year old AAM) with his skateboard.  The suspect is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine, battery, resisting arrest and a P&P hold.  A second victim in the incident (21 year old WM) reported being hit by a suspect described as a WF approximately 5'5, 200 lbs with short blonde hair and dark colored clothing.  This suspect remains at large.  Investigation continuing.

12) CENTRAL: Assist Fire/EMS – 3:08 am Officers were dispatched to Jimmy John's at 527 State St for a female down in the bathroom. The responding officer administered naloxone and paramedics transported the subject to the hospital.  The subject has not been identified.  Investigation continuing.

13) CENTRAL: Information/Weapons Offense – 3:20 am A complainant reported to dispatch that during an altercation with a male in a black Ford Focus, the male suspect displayed a handgun and hit the complainant with his fist.  Officers checked the area.  The complainant did not want police contact thus the call could not be substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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