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MPD Daily Significant Calls 12/11/2018 to 12/12/2018

December 12, 2018 9:14 AM

November stats continued – Stolen Autos

Our community experienced 41 stolen auto incidents in November (2018).  Of these incidents, 32 of the autos had keys left in them, 11 were left unlocked/running and 28 have been recovered.  In November (2017), we had 43 stolen auto reports; thus we had a slight decrease (5%) last month. 

When looking at the year, through the end of November, we saw a small decrease (.5%) of stolen autos for the year (385) compared to the same timeframe in 2017 (383).  Now that we are into the season of colder temperatures, consider this our plea that when warming up vehicles please keep them locked up and monitored (and for no more than 5 minutes, given the ordinance which prohibits excessive idling).   

Where these incidents occurred in November per district –

  • North: 11
  • East: 11
  • West: 7
  • Central: 4
  • South: 3
  • Midtown: 5

The 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 12/11/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 12/12/2018, MPD received 426 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 426 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (96), East (94), Midtown (50), North (61), South (39), West (51), and Other (35).  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) EAST: Stolen Auto – 8:18 a.m.  Officers responded to an east side residence for a report of a stolen auto (left running and unlocked). Witnesses observed several AAMs enter the vehicle and drive away with it.  The vehicle was located on Camden Road.  Several subjects were contacted but no charges were substantiated.  The registered owner had the vehicle towed (keys missing).  Investigation continuing.     

2) SOUTH: Drug Incident/Investigation – 8:29 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject/suspect (36-year-old WM) possibly using drugs in a vehicle on Industrial Drive.  Officers made contact with the suspect and developed probable cause to arrest him for possession with intent to deliver heroin and bail jumping.  Investigation continuing.      

3) NORTH: Juvenile Arrest – 10:17 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence on Trailsway for a disturbance involving a juvenile (14-year-old AAF) threatening a subject (33-year-old WF).  The juvenile was arrested for disorderly conduct while armed and conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center due to a guardian/parent not being able to be located/contacted.

4) WEST: Missing Adult – 10:25 a.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence for a report of a missing adult (65-year-old WF).  Areas checked.  The subject was listed as missing/endangered in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

5) NORTH: Death Investigation – 2:34 p.m.  Officers responded to a north side residence for a deceased subject (62-year-old WM).  The decedent had recent health issues.  Nothing suspicious observed on scene.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing. 

6) CENTRAL: Check Person – 4:02 p.m.  A 33-year-old NAM contacted dispatch and asked for assistance getting to detox as he was too intoxicated.  Officers checked the areas and located the subject on John Nolen Dr.  The subject was evaluated and arrested on an outstanding city ordinance.  The subject was conveyed to jail.

7) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 4:15 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence on Lake Point Drive regarding a domestic disturbance between two subjects (26-year-old AAF victim and 26-year-old AAM suspect).  The suspect and victim have a child in common.  The suspect showed up unannounced to the victim's residence and started a verbal argument with her/victim.  The suspect subsequently chest bumped the victim and trashed her residence.  The suspect was not cooperative with officers.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and resisting.  The suspect was also arrested for an outstanding warrant.   

8) WEST: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 4:34 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence on S. Whitney Way regarding a missing/runaway juvenile (12-year-old AAM).  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

9) NORTH: Traffic Incident – 4:50 p.m.  Officers responded to a traffic incident/crash at Packers Ave/Bunting Ln.  A pedestrian (56-year-old WF) crossed Packers Ave and was struck by a vehicle operated by a 55-year-old WF.  The pedestrian was injured.  The pedestrian was found to be at fault for the incident and was cited for sudden pedestrian movement.    

10) WEST: Check Property – 7:32 p.m.  Officers responded to the Muirfield/Raymond Rd area for a report of shots fired.  Areas checked.  No evidence of shots fired located. 

11) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 10:00 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence on Coho St for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (34-year-old AAM victim and 34-year-old AAF suspect).  The suspect and victim got into a verbal argument which escalated.  The suspect struck the victim several times and at one point picked up a knife.  The suspect was charged with domestic disorderly conduct.                   

12) SOUTH: Check Person – 1:20 a.m.  Officers responded to a south side residence to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject (35-year-old WM).  The subject was contacted and a safety plan was developed.  No further action deemed necessary by the police.   

13) CENTRAL: Residential Burglary – 2:21 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence on Jenifer St regarding a residential burglary.  A suspect (38-year-old AAF) was identified and contacted.  The suspect was not cooperative with officers.  The suspect was arrested for burglary, resisting and bail jumping.   

Posted by: Chief Koval

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