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MPD Daily Significant Calls 12/29/2018 to 12/30/2018

December 30, 2018 9:38 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 12/29/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 12/30/2018, MPD received 374 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 374 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (67), East (84), Midtown (53), North (62), South (43), West (51), and Other (14).  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) NORTH: Assist Fire/EMS – 5:09 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to Orin Rd reference a 44-year-old WF who was found unconscious and not breathing.  MFD paramedics revived the subject with naloxone and she was transported to a local hospital.  A used needle was located near her; however, no other evidence of drug use.  Investigation continuing.    

2) SOUTH: Traffic Complaint/Investigation – 6:00 a.m.  A 22-year-old HF was driving her vehicle westbound on Hwy 12 at a high rate of speed as she went over the bridge at John Nolen Dr.  She lost control of her vehicle and spun across lanes of traffic before striking the median.  The suspect's vehicle went back into the roadway and came to a final stop facing east.  Another vehicle was approaching westbound and hit the suspect's vehicle head-on.  The driver of that vehicle was not injured and the suspect was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  The suspect received a citation for driving too fast for conditions.  

3) NORTH: Death Investigation – 7:21 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to a death investigation at a North side residential address.  The deceased (56-year-old WM) was in the bathroom and appeared to have suffered a medical event that caused him to collapse.  CCR was performed by a family member until MFD arrived.  The subject was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced.  The deceased had a minor medical history and no suspicious circumstances were observed.  Medical Examiner on scene. 

4) NORTH: Missing Adult – 9:04 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to a North side residential address, reference a report of a missing adult.  A 47-year-old AAF called to report her 19-year-old AAF daughter as missing.  Investigation continuing.

5) MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance/Mental Health Conveyance – 2:50 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Marsha Dr for a 21-year-old WM running around with a knife.  After a disturbance inside his residence with family, the suspect left with a knife.  Officers arrived and contacted the suspect, who refused to drop the knife and began advancing towards officers.  An ECD (electronic control device) was deployed which caused the suspect to stop and drop the knife.  The suspect was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.  An emergency detention was supported by Journey Crisis Mental Health.  Once the ED process has run its course, there is probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct while armed. 

6) EAST: Sex Offense-Miscellaneous – 3:19 p.m.  Two teenage female residents of S Thompson Dr were outside of their home when they observed a 56-year-old WM suspect exposing himself in the window across the street.  The suspect motioned for the girls to come over to him, but they ran inside.  The suspect continued his actions at the window.  Officers attempted contact but the suspect did not answer.  There is probable cause to arrest the suspect for lewd and lascivious, and for disorderly conduct.  Investigation continuing.

7) SOUTH: Death Investigation – 3:26 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Fisher St, reference a death investigation.  The subject (76-year-old WM) appeared to have been deceased for a while and was found in hoarding conditions.  Nothing suspicious at this time.  Medical Examiner on scene.

8) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 3:56 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance at a West side residential address.  The suspect (20-year-old WF) has recently developed an opiate problem and the suspect's grandmother and mother (44-year-old WF) tried to speak with her about getting treatment.  The suspect did not want to participate and proceeded to threaten her grandmother and hit a phone out of her mother's/victim's hand.  The suspect was arrested for the domestic-related charge of disorderly conduct and was transported to jail without incident.   

9) EAST: Information/Child Abuse – 4:07 p.m.  A nurse contacted MPD regarding a 28-year-old WF who brought in her 8-week old WF child that had unexplained bruises and had not been eating.  Investigation continuing.

10) NORTH: Weapons Offense-Shots Fired – 6:24 p.m.  Several callers reported shots fired in the Sherman/Northport Dr area.  The area was checked and nothing of evidentiary value was located at this time. 

11) WEST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 12:59 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to the 5700 block of Russett Rd for a runaway juvenile complaint.  A 35-year-old AAF wished to report her 13-year-old son as a runaway.  There are no immediate medical or mental health concerns.  ATL aired and runaway juvenile was entered into NCIC.  

12) CENTRAL: Battery – 2:25 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to the Red Rock Saloon for a battery complaint.  Officers contacted the victim (26-year-old WM) who stated that he had been battered in the men's room.  The victim reported that while in the bathroom, a group of four men were directing racial slurs at an individual.  The victim spoke up in defense of the one being bullied and was subsequently punched in the face, which landed him on the ground.  Three of the four in the group proceeded to kick the victim in his face.  Investigation continuing.   

13) SOUTH: Disturbance-Unwanted Person – 3:31 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to Greenway View, reference a 36-year-old HM who was underdressed and banging on the caller's door, trying to get in.  When officers arrived, they found the suspect with his shirt off and his property scattered along the sidewalk.  Officers detained the suspect who was cooperative and readily admitted to having outstanding warrants.  The suspect denied the need for EMS and was subsequently transported to jail for a probation violation and several warrants.    

Posted by: Chief Koval

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