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 12/20/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 12/21/2018, MPD received 470 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 470 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (97), East (69), Midtown (70), North (65), South (62), West (63), and Other (44). 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 8:25pm-9:10pm due to calls for service.
1) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 8:05 a.m. Officers responded to Sherman Terrace for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (67-year-old WM victim and 36-year-old WF suspect). The victim came home to find his girlfriend/suspect intoxicated. A verbal argument started and the suspect pulled out a pocket knife. The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct while armed and two outstanding warrants.
2) EAST: Disturbance – 8:18 a.m. Officers responded to Mendota/Sycamore Ave for a disturbance between two subjects (12-year-old UM victim and 13-year-old UM suspect). The victim and suspect are brothers. The suspect struck his brother/victim several times. The victim sustained visible injuries. The victim was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation. Child Protective Services plugged in. The suspect was taken into custody and released to a family member.
3) MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 8:41 a.m. Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a suicidal subject (32-year-old WM). Journey Mental Health plugged in. The subject ended up being voluntarily admitted. No further action deemed necessary by the police at this time.
4) CENTRAL: Check Person – 9:24 a.m. Officers responded to N. Webster to check the welfare of a subject (79-year-old WF). The subject was contacted and a language barrier was present between the subject/officers. Officers were able to locate the subject's daughter. The subject was transported to her daughter's residence where she was left. No further action deemed necessary by the police.
5) EAST: Disturbance – 2:22 p.m. Officers responded to a local school for a disturbance between two students (11-year-old WM victim and 11-year-old WM suspect). The suspect had armed himself with a scissors, made threats to the victim and used the scissors on the victim which left a minor injury. The suspect was taken into custody and conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center. MPD Mental Health Officer plugged in. Investigation continuing.
6) NORTH: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 2:44 p.m. Officers responded to a local hospital reference a sexual assault of a child report. A child/victim (6-year-old AAM) was evaluated by medical staff. Child Protective Services notified. No charges have been substantiated at this time. The child is safe with his parent(s). Investigation continuing.
7) SOUTH: Traffic Incident – 4:07 p.m. Officers responded to a 3-vehicle crash on the Beltline at S. Park St. Investigation revealed that a semi cut off another vehicle which then spun into a third vehicle (and the third vehicle then rolled onto its roof). Minor injuries reported. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.
8) MIDTOWN: Information/Sexual Assault – 6:10 p.m. Officers met with a victim (23-year-old WF) who reported a sexual assault incident in November. The victim provided the suspect's name, but did not wish to pursue any charges at this time. Investigation continuing.
9) SOUTH: Check Property – 6:36 p.m. An impromptu vigil took place at Aldo Leopold Park. Officers responded to monitor the area. Several fights broke out during the event. MPD ended up issuing some citations and subjects were released.
10) SOUTH: Information/Residential Burglary – 8:10 p.m. Officers responded to a south side residence for a potential burglary in progress. Officers cleared the residence and did not locate any suspects. A witness observed two subjects leaving in a vehicle just prior to officers' arrival. Investigation showed that entry was attempted to the home but not successful. Investigation continuing.
11) EAST: Check Person/Assist Outside Agency – 9:17 p.m. Officers responded to an east side residence to check the welfare of a subject (UM). The caller reported that the subject (her brother) was intoxicated and jumped out of their vehicle. Officers arrived in the area and the subject walked into the woods. McFarland PD made contact with the subject and subsequently took him into custody. No further action deemed necessary by MPD officers.
12) MIDTOWN: Information/Exposure – 10:31 p.m. Officers made contact with a parent who advised that her 12-year-old reported concerning behavior. Apparently a subject/suspect (29-year-old WM), known to the family, was inappropriately lewd with the 12-year-old victim. No charges have been substantiated at this time. Investigation continuing.
13) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 12:29 a.m. Officers responded to Langdon St and met with a victim (21-year-old WM) who reported feeling sudden pain as he was walking home. When the victim arrived home he discovered a pellet lodged in his body. No suspect information known at this time. Investigation continuing.
14) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Subject/Intoxicated Driver – 1:18 a.m. Officers observed a driver/suspect (23-year-old AAF) driving the wrong way on E. Gorham St. Officers had to take evasive action to avoid a head-on collision, however the vehicles did impact. No injuries reported. The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (1st offense).