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MPD Daily Significant Calls 12/19/2018 to 12/20/2018

December 20, 2018 1:26 PM

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 12/19/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 12/20/2018, MPD received 459 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 459 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (75), East (86), Midtown (82), North (69), South (55), West (63), 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) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 7:27 a.m.  Officers responded to Mendota Court for a disturbance between two subjects (20-year-old WF victim and 24-year-old WM suspect).  Officers arrived and could hear sounds of a disturbance occurring inside the residence.  The front door opened and the suspect emerged, but upon seeing police he shut the door.  Due to the nature of the call, a decision was made to make entry to the home to check the welfare of any occupants.  Investigation revealed that a verbal argument had taken place between the suspect and the victim.  The suspect caused damage to the residence.  There were drugs observed in plain view.  The suspect was arrested for possession of heroin, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.     

2) EAST: Check Person – 9:29 a.m.  Officers responded to Ohmeda Drive for a subject (57-year-old WM) passed out in a vehicle near a business.  MFD responded and conveyed the subject to a local hospital.  Unknown at this time what occurred.  No indication of drug use.  Nothing suspicious observed.  Investigation continuing.     

3) EAST: Disturbance – 12:04 p.m.  Officers responded to Advance Rd for a disturbance at a business.  The caller indicated that an employee (25-year-old AAM) at the business was upset over a task given to him and was causing a disturbance.  Officers made contact with the caller who was not interested in pressing charges at this time.  The subject/employee was not contacted.  No further action deemed necessary by the police.   

4) EAST: Assist Police – 1:15 p.m.  Officers responded to a residential address on South Thompson Dr to check on the welfare of a subject.  MPD received information from an out-of-state law enforcement agency regarding threats made in the context of a video game.  Apparently someone made a threat to harm an opposing gamer in Syracuse.  Contact was made with an 11-year-old WM subject who apparently originated the threat.  Plans were made to have a counseling session with the juvenile and his mom later in the shift.  No further action at this time.  

5) SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 2:57 p.m.  Officers responded to Waunona Woods Ct where the caller reported a subject (23-year-old UM) was attempting to cause self -inflicted harm with a knife.  The subject left the residence just as officers arrived.  The subject was detained and assessed and placed under protective custody for being intoxicated.  Subject was subsequently conveyed to Detox and Journey Mental Health was plugged in.   

6) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 5:34 p.m.  Officers responded Atwood/Dunning for a disturbance between two subjects (40-year-old WM/victim and 43-year-old WM/suspect).  The victim was upset after the suspect failed to yield to the victim and the victim's child while they were on their bikes. When the victim subsequently contacted the suspect who was in a parked vehicle an argument ensued.  At some point during the interaction the suspect placed a handgun on the dashboard of his vehicle. The suspect then left the area but returned shortly thereafter while officers were still investigating the incident. Ultimately, a determination was made to issue the suspect a misdemeanor citation for disorderly conduct.  The suspect was also charged with operating while suspended and the weapon was confiscated for evidentiary purposes.   Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.

7) NORTH: Assist MFD/Check Person – 7:01 p.m.  Officers responded to a motel on Hayes Rd with MFD to check on the welfare of a subject (31-year-old WF) who had visible injuries on her face.  It was subsequently learned that the subject had been extremely intoxicated and sustained injuries while falling.  Photos were taken of the subjects injuries and fire conveyed the subject to a local hospital.    Investigation continuing.

8) WEST: Weapons Offense – 8:53 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of shots fired in the Gammon/Midtown Rd area.  Nothing initially was found.  Investigation continuing.

9) SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 9:34 p.m.  Officers responded to 1100 block of Moorland Rd for a disturbance between two individuals.  The victim (34-year-old AAF) called to request the removal of the suspect (38-year-old AAM) from her home.  The victim also reported she had been strangled by the suspect.  The suspect fled prior to MPD arrival but subsequently returned to the scene.   The suspect was then taken into custody and became combative.  The suspect was charged with a probation hold, resisting, and domestic- related charges of battery and disorderly conduct.  Investigation continuing.

10) NORTH: Weapons Offense/Shots Fired – 10:31 p.m.  A candlelight vigil was taking place at Wheeler/School Rd, which was the scene of a fatal car crash.  An unknown individual apparently fired off a half-dozen shots from a handgun, causing the crowd to disperse.  By the time MPD arrived there were no bystanders left and six casings were recovered.  There is no indication that anyone or any structure was hit.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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