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MPD Daily Significant Calls 12/13/2018 to 12/14/2018

December 14, 2018 8:41 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 12/13/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 12/14/2018, MPD received 423 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 423 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (84), East (84), Midtown (66), North (65), South (48), West (46), and Other (30).  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 10:20pm until 12:00am due to calls for service.

**Priority calls only from 1:03am until 7:10am due to calls for service.  

1) CENTRAL: Unwanted Person – 6:00 a.m.  Officers responded to N. Butler St for an unwanted subject/suspect (49-year-old AAM).  The suspect was not cooperative with officers.  The suspect was arrested for bail jumping (from an earlier case) and resisting. 

2) NORTH: Death Investigation – 11:34 a.m.  Officers responded to a north side residence for a deceased subject (53-year-old WM).  Nothing suspicious observed on scene.  Medical Examiner's office notified.  Investigation continuing.

3) CENTRAL: Mental Health Conveyance – 11:50 a.m.  Officers responded to N. Bedford St to make contact with a subject (25-year-old WM) who cut himself intentionally.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Emergency detention may be sought.  Investigation continuing.

4) CENTRAL: Mental Health Conveyance – 12:48 p.m. MPD Mental Health Officer responded to Fordem Ave to make contact with a subject (34-year-old WM) who was suicidal.  The subject was transported to a local hospital where he was voluntarily admitted. 

5) CITY-WIDE: Fraud – 12:55 p.m.  The MPD received a couple of calls regarding bomb threats, being sent via email to businesses and schools nationwide.  The emails contain a narrative where people are being told there is an explosive device in their building and that to stop any possible detonation they would need to transfer Bitcoin funds to a designated address.  These "threats" have not been found to be legitimate and should be considered a scam.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.

6) SOUTH: Information/Child Abuse – 4:46 p.m.  Officers were notified late of a possible child abuse situation.  A juvenile (15-year-old HF) reported to school officials that her father was abusing her.  Child Protective Services was contacted and the juvenile was transported to Briarpatch.  Subsequently, a phone call was made to dispatch to notify officers of the situation.  Officers made contact with the juvenile over the phone and also talked with her brother (14-year-old HM).  The father/suspect (41-year-old HM) was contacted and he denied all allegations.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

7) WEST: Residential Burglary/Stolen Auto – 8:06 p.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence regarding a stolen auto.  The victim (44-year-old WF) was at home when she realized her vehicle was stolen from her garage.  The victim thought the garage door had been shut.  The vehicle was left unlocked with the keys inside.  The vehicle was located unoccupied on Friar Lane and returned to the registered owner/victim.  Investigation continuing. 

8) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 9:40 p.m.  Officers responded to N. Hancock St reference a disturbance.  Investigation revealed that three subjects/suspects were involved (39-year-old WM, 23-year-old AAM and 32-year-old AAM) and weapons were involved (box cutter and scissors).  Two of the suspects received injuries and were transported to a local hospital for treatment.  The 32-year-old AAM was charged with 1st degree reckless endangering safety.  The 23-year-old AAM was charged with 1st degree reckless endangering safety (party to a crime).  The 39-year-old WM was charged with 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

9) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 12:54 p.m.  Officers responded to Whiskey Jack's in the 500 block of State St for what was originally reported as a subject with a gun (not found to be the case).  A disturbance was found to have taken place between two subjects (28-year-old AAM victim and an AAM suspect).  The suspect was no longer on scene but probable cause was developed to charge him with disorderly conduct.  Investigation continuing. 

10) CENTRAL: Aggravated/Substantial Battery – 1:28 a.m. While still on scene with #9 above, officers were notified of a battery.  The suspect (29-year-old WM) knocked the victim (28-year-old WM) unconscious.  The suspect was arrested for substantial battery, battery and disorderly conduct. 

11) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 1:52 a.m.  Officers responded to the 300 block of North Henry St for a report of a subject with a gun.  A suspect (27-year-old HM) was identified and subsequently arrested for endangering safety by dangerous use of a weapon and disorderly conduct.  The suspect had displayed a gun during an argument.  No shots were fired.  A gun was located under a vehicle with a round in the chamber and a loaded magazine.  No injuries reported.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.   

12) MIDTOWN: Armed Robbery – 2:18 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery that took place on Westshore Drive.  A cab driver/victim (30-year-old WM) was flagged down by two males.  The victim stopped the vehicle and the two males entered his vehicle.  The victim reported that his door was opened by a third person and he felt something hard on his temple (believed to be a gun).  Cash and a cell phone were taken from the victim.  All three suspects were described as AAMs.  Suspects fled.  Investigation continuing.   

A call from 12/12 that was not able to be released until today – MIDTOWN: Suspicious Person – 4:00 p.m.  An 11-year-old child was walking home from school on Tocora Lane (near S. Segoe Rd) Wednesday afternoon when he was contacted by a stranger/suspicious person (UM).  The male subject rolled down a passenger side window to speak to the child.  The man was in a red SUV, possible a Subaru Outback, and wanted to know where the child lived.  The man continued to drive slowly behind the student as the child ran home to contact his parents.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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