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 09/28/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/29/2018, MPD received 478 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 478 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (104), East (75), Midtown (91), North (55), South (50), West (69), and Other (34). 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 only from 7am-9:20am due to staffing levels.
1) MIDTOWN: Assist MFD – 7:36 a.m. Officers responded to assist MFD on Nakoma Rd with a residential fire. Officers assisted with scene perimeter/security and traffic. No reported injuries. MFD has the lead on this investigation.
2) MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 11:22 a.m. Officers responded to a pulseless non-breathing subject (94-year-old WF). Lifesaving measures were not successful. Nothing suspicious on scene. Medical Examiner's office notified.
3) WEST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 12:48 p.m. Officers responded to the Elver Park area for a report of two young children (ages 2 and 4) missing. The children were located quickly – all safe and sound. No further action by the police deemed necessary.
4) CENTRAL: Check Person -- 2:01 pm. Officers contacted a subject (27 year old AAM) who was suicidal and had jumped in front of a car earlier in the day. The subject was voluntarily transported to a hospital for further evaluation.
5) EAST: Assist Fire – 2:10 pm. MPD and MFD were dispatched to Walmart reference a male passed out in a vehicle. The unknown caller provided a description of the vehicle and a license plate but the registration did not match. Officers checked the area but were unable to locate the vehicle.
6) MIDTOWN: Arrested Person -- 3:20 pm. Officers located a suspect (23 year old AAM) who was wanted for felony retail theft. After a foot pursuit, the suspect was taken into custody and charged additionally with resisting arrest.
7) WEST: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 8:42 pm. Officers responded to Woodman's on S Gammon Rd for a report of a 17 year old WF who alleged she had been sexually assaulted. The victim described the suspects as a group of AAM males she recently met who attend the same school. The victim stated she asked the suspects for a ride to her residence. The suspects allegedly drove her to a parking lot in the area and one of the males had inappropriate sexual contact with her in the vehicle. The victim then walked to Woodman's where staff contacted police. The suspects are at large. Investigation continuing.
8) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:15 am. Officers responded to a report of a physical disturbance which occurred earlier in the day on Dutch Mill Rd. The suspect (21 year old WM) punched the victim (17 year old WF) in the face and strangled her until she lost consciousness. Probable cause was developed for the suspect for physical abuse of a child and strangulation. Officers attempted to contact the suspect at the residence but were unsuccessful. Attempts will be made to locate the suspect. Investigation continuing.
9) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 12:50 am. Downtown officers came across a large disturbance that originated in front of the James on W Gorham St. It appears that there were two fights between a group of males versus females. One of the suspects (19 year old AAF) was detained but resisted arrest. She was later cited for misdemeanor DC, Resisting, and Bail Jumping. Others in the crowd were cited and released as well. Investigation continuing.