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 01/01/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/02/2019, MPD received 278 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 278 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (57), East (42), Midtown (43), North (44), South (29), West (38), and Other (25). 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 4:21am-7:02am due to calls for service.
1) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 4:41 a.m. Officers responded to a west side residence for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (24-year-old WM victim and 23-year-old AAF suspect). The suspect was intoxicated and physically assaulted the victim. The suspect pulled the fire alarm and fled on foot. Once located, the suspect will be charged with domestic disorderly conduct, domestic battery and a false alarm violation. Investigation continuing. *This was a late call that did not make the previous 24-hour cycle call notes due to officers being involved at the scene and reports from the field were not yet typed.
2) CENTRAL: Stolen Auto/Intoxicated Driver – 7:38 a.m. Officers responded to W. Gilman St for what was originally reported as a stolen auto (left running, unlocked and unattended). As officers were on scene with the registered owner/victim (21-year-old WM), the vehicle was observed driving by. A traffic stop was initiated and the driver/suspect (27-year-old WM) was subsequently arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (2nd offense). The victim did not wish to pursue charges for his vehicle being stolen. Incident Report on MPD's website completed.
3) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:16 a.m. Officers responded to the 2400 block of S. Stoughton Rd for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (40-year-old WF victim and 38-year-old AAM suspect). The victim and suspect were engaged in a verbal argument in their vehicle, which then escalated. The suspect pulled the victim's hair, punched her and took her phone away. The suspect was charged with battery, disorderly conduct and intimidation of a victim (all domestic-related charges).
4) CENTRAL: Battery – 1:08 p.m. Officers responded to E. Mifflin St for a disturbance between two subjects (22-year-old AAF victim and 27-year-old AAM suspect). The suspect physically assaulted the victim. The incident occurred in the middle of the night but was not reported until hours later. Suspect-at large. Once located, the suspect will be charged with battery. Investigation continuing.
5) CENTRAL: Battery – 2:14 p.m. Officers responded to E. Mifflin St for a disturbance between two subjects (22-year-old AAF victim and 21-year-old AAF suspect). The victim was hired by the suspect to watch the suspect's child for New Year's Eve. When the suspect did not return home at the expected time, the victim made contact with a community agency who subsequently called Child Protective Services. Child Protective Services picked up the child. When the suspect found out about this, she assaulted the victim. The suspect is at-large. Once located, she will be charged with battery. Investigation continuing.
6) SOUTH: Check Person – 2:22 p.m. Officers responded to a local hospital regarding two suicidal subjects (10-year-old HM and his 33-year-old HF mother). The juvenile was voluntarily admitted. The mother was not found to be suicidal and was set up with services prior to being released. Child Protective Services notified. No further action deemed necessary by the police.
7) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 5:48 p.m. Officers responded to the 500 block of E. Johnson St for a disturbance between two subjects (62-year-old WM victim and 48-year-old AAF suspect). The suspect swung a wine bottle at the victim (but missed) during an argument. The suspect was intoxicated. The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct.
8) MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 6:02 p.m. Officers responded to a check welfare request of a 23-year-old AAF. Entry was made to the residence and the subject was located deceased (of an apparent suicide). Nothing suspicious observed on scene. Medical Examiner's office notified. Investigation continuing.
9) MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 8:39 p.m. Officers responded to the 4500 block of Hammersley Rd for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (30-year-old AAM victim and 18-year-old AAF suspect). The victim and suspect were engaged in a verbal argument. During the argument, personal property of both subjects were thrown/damaged/destroyed. The primary aggressor was identified and the suspect was arrested for domestic criminal damage to property.
10) NORTH: Check Person – 10:32 p.m. Officers responded to the 2000 block of Londonderry Drive for a report of a subject with a gun. Officers made contact with the caller/suspect (51-year-old AAM) who was not cooperative. The suspect's probation/parole officer was contacted and a decision was made to place a hold on the suspect. The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail for a probation/parole hold and he was also issued a driving citation.
11) EAST: Crash with Injuries/Intoxicated Driver – 11:00 p.m. Officers responded to E. Washington Ave/Zeier Rd for a report of a crash with injuries. A driver/suspect (47-year-old WM) was driving inbound in the outbound lanes of E. Washington Ave without his headlights on when he crashed head-on into a vehicle occupied by an elderly couple. The suspect fled on foot but was apprehended by officers. A passenger in the victim's vehicle (81-year-old AF) was transported to a local hospital for serious, but non-life threatening injuries. The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated – causing injury, hit and run, reckless driving causing bodily harm, two traffic citations and an outstanding parole warrant. Incident Report on MPD's website completed.
12) MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 12:41 a.m. Officers responded to an odor complaint. A subject (49-year-old WM) was located deceased. Nothing suspicious observed on scene. Medical Examiner's office responded. Investigation continuing.
13) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 3:30 a.m. Officers responded to the 400 block of W. Mifflin St for a report of a female screaming. Officers forced entry to the residence to check the welfare of the subject(s). At the time of this writing, no other details known. Investigation continuing.