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MPD Daily Significant Calls 11/01/2018 to 11/02/2018

November 2, 2018 9:41 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 11/01/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 11/02/2018, MPD received 445 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 445 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (85), East (75), Midtown (68), North (59), South (51), West (75), and Other (32).  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 at 6:45pm until 8:10pm due to calls for service. 

1) MIDTOWN: Assist MFD/Check Person – 6:07 a.m.  MPD assisted MFD with an initial structure fire response on Brittany Place.  Upon arrival, contact was made with a subject (34-year-old AAF) inside her smoke-filled residence.  The subject did not know how the fire occurred.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  No legal grounds for a protective custody/emergency detention action.  The subject was left in the care of a friend.     

2) EAST: Fraud – 7:49 a.m.  A victim (31-year-old UM) reported to the East Police District that a female acquaintance had sent him a check asking him to cash it for her, send her the cash and for him to keep some of the remaining funds for his "troubles."  The victim found this suspicious and reported it to officers.  Investigation continuing. 

3) MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 8:50 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject (60-year-old WM).  The subject was located deceased.  The decedent had health/mental health concerns.  Nothing suspicious observed on scene.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing. 

4) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 1:12 p.m.  Officers responded to a south side residence for a domestic disturbance that involved three subjects (22-year-old WF victim and two 24-year-old WM suspects).  The victim and one of the suspects are in a relationship and have a child-in-common; all three subjects reside together.  The victim and her boyfriend/suspect got into an argument and the second suspect intervened.  The two male suspects began to fight and the female victim got struck in the head.  The boyfriend/suspect was arrested for domestic charges.  The second suspect was arrested on a probation hold. 

5) WEST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 2:18 p.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (16-year-old AAF).  The juvenile has not been home in a week but has been confirmed to be attending school and going to work.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

6) NORTH: Child Abuse – 3:19 p.m.  Officers were requested by Child Protective Services (CPS) to assist with a child abuse investigation that involved a juvenile/victim (15-year-old WF) who sustained a bruise to her face.  The child's mother/suspect (36-year-old WF) was contacted and she denied causing the injury to her daughter.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

7) EAST: Strong Armed Robbery – 3:39 p.m.  Officers responded to an east side residential neighborhood reference a strong armed robbery.  The victim (77-year-old WF) reported that when she drove her vehicle into her garage and opened her car door a suspect (AAM) reached into her vehicle and grabbed her wallet from her purse.  The victim struggled over the wallet and sustained a cut to her lip during the struggle.   The suspect fled with the victim's wallet.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.   

8) EAST: Drug Incident/Overdose – 4:20 p.m.  Officers responded to Piccadilly Dr when a child (9-year-old WF) could not get into her home and there were concerns for her mother's welfare since no one answered the door.  Officers observed the homeowner on the floor in the home and forced entry.  The homeowner (47-year-old WF) regained consciousness and was conveyed to a local hospital where it was suspected that she had some sort of drug overdose (prescription medication).  Child Protective Services plugged in.  The 9-year-old was left in the care of an older sibling.  Investigation continuing. 

9) CENTRAL: Threats Complaint – 5:59 p.m.  Officers were contacted about a suspect (25-year-old AAM) who was terminated from his employer and made a threatening statement to another employee.  Investigation continuing. 

10) NORTH: Injured Person – 6:38 p.m.  Officers responded to 1325 Northport Drive (Culver's) reference a person (28-year-old AAM) who had been "shot".  Officers arrived and were advised the subject had walked away from the area toward Warner Park.  Areas checked.  K9 track conducted.  It was determined that a shooting did not occur at Culver's.  The investigation led officers to the 800 block of Vera Court where witnesses were contacted.   It was reported that the subject punched a car window with his fist which injured him and caused bleeding.  No evidence of a weapons violation located.  The subject was not located.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.       

11) WEST: Armed Robbery – 8:58 p.m.  Officers responded to Milio's at 462 Commerce Drive reference an armed robbery.  The victim (only employee in the store) was ordered to hand over money by a suspect (AAM) who was armed with a handgun.  The victim (24-year-old WM) was not injured.  The suspect fled. Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

12) EAST: Strong Armed Robbery – 9:00 p.m.  Officers responded to Walgreens at 2909 E. Washington Ave reference a robbery.  A suspect (WM) demanded cash and merchandise.  The suspect fled on foot.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.                     

13) SOUTH: Check Property – 10:28 p.m.  Three callers reported hearing a single gunshot in the area (600 block of W. Lakeside St) followed by someone yelling.  Areas checked.  No evidence of shots fired or a disturbance located.  Investigation continuing.   

14) WEST: Residential Burglary – 1:29 a.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence after the homeowners reported hearing someone walking in their home, located their garage was open and items were missing from their home.  K9 track conducted.  Some of the items stolen from the residence were located and investigation revealed another home in the area was also burglarized.  Investigation continuing. 

15) MIDTOWN: Child Neglect – 2:23 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a 3-month-old child who had been brought in for breathing issues.  It was discovered that the child was left by her mother in the care of an acquaintance.  The acquaintance attempted to contact the mother of the child when the child became fussy and had difficulty breathing, but the mother could not be contacted/located.  Child Protective Services notified.  The child was released to the care of her grandmother.  Contact was eventually made with the mother/suspect (37-year-old UF) and probable cause was developed for her arrest for child neglect.  Investigation continuing. 

16) WEST: Residential Burglary – 3:19 a.m.  A residential burglary was discovered to have occurred on the west side while investigating #14 above.  Items were missing from the home and the back patio door was discovered open.  Investigation continuing.     

Posted by: Chief Koval

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