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MPD Daily Significant Calls 01/28/2019 to 01/29/2019

January 29, 2019 9:06 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 01/28/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/29/2019, MPD received 407 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 407 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (77), East (66), Midtown (83), North (53), South (40), West (54), and Other (34).  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 5:35 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. due to calls for service

**Limited crash-response throughout the day due to calls for service.

1) WEST: Stolen Auto – 8:43 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence on Dorchester Way for a report of a stolen auto.  The vehicle was parked in an open garage.  A witness/neighbor observed an AAM enter the vehicle, remove a purse and get into a waiting vehicle (that was later confirmed to also be stolen).  The AAM then went back to the vehicle in the garage and stole it.  It is likely that the suspect located keys to the vehicle in the purse.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.     

2) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 9:24 a.m.  Officers responded to the 5900 block of Schroeder Road for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (25-year-old WM victim and 22-year-old WF suspect).  The victim reported being kicked in the face as he was sleeping by the suspect.  A mutual physical altercation then took place between the two subjects, and they both sustained visible injuries.  It was reported that the suspect had a gun and threatened to use it on herself.  The suspect denied this.  The female was determined to be the primary aggressor.  The suspect was arrested for domestic battery and domestic disorderly conduct.  Investigation continuing.        

3) NORTH: Drug Incident/Overdose – 2:04 p.m.  Officers responded to a north side residence for a subject (37-year-old WF) experiencing an overdose (from alcohol/pills).  The subject recently overdosed as well. The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  Investigation continuing.   

4) NORTH: Death Investigation – 2:51 p.m.  Officers responded to a north side residence to check the welfare of a subject (62-year-old WM) due to her not showing up for work and having health issues.  Officers made entry to the residence and located the subject deceased.  Nothing suspicious noted at this time.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing. 

5) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 2:59 p.m.  Officers responded to W. Main St for a report of a disturbance.  Officers arrived and could hear arguing/crying.  Contact was made with two subjects (25-year-old AAF victim and 21-year-old WM suspect).  Investigation revealed that the suspect threatened the victim and prevented her from calling 911.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and intimidation of a victim (both domestic-related charges).  Investigation continuing.      

6) SOUTH: Check Person – 5:16 p.m.  Officers responded to a south side residence to check the welfare of a suicidal subject (54-year-old WM).  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Investigation continuing. 

7) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 8:57 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a residence regarding a suicidal intoxicated subject (30-year-old WM).  The subject ran out of the home with a knife and back into the home when officers were on scene.  The subject was able to be taken into protective custody without incident and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The subject sustained self-inflicted superficial cuts.  While at the residence, multiple marijuana plants were observed.  A separate subject/suspect (30-year-old WF) was arrested for possession of marijuana plants.  Investigation continuing. 

8) EAST: Suspicious Person – 9:04 p.m.  Officers responded to the 5300 block of Congress Ave for a report of a suspicious person. It was reported that the subject/suspect (23-year-old AAM) was let into an underground parking area after he claimed to have forgotten his key.  Another caller contacted dispatch reporting that the suspect was rifling through vehicles.  Officers located the suspect and he took off running.  The suspect was apprehended and arrested for trespassing, theft, resisting arrest, a probation violation and an outstanding warrant.  Investigation continuing.    

9) EAST: Non-Residential Burglary – 10:54 p.m.  Officers responded to the BP Gas Station at 4102 Commercial Avenue for what was originally reported as a business alarm.  Officers arrived on scene and found that entry had been forced to the business and it appeared items were missing from the store.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

10) NORTH: Disturbance/Child Abuse – 11:28 p.m.  Officers responded to Kennedy Heights for a disturbance.  Investigation revealed that the suspect (27-year-old HM) started a verbal argument with the victim (30-year-old AAF) which then escalated.  The suspect held the victim down.  The victim yelled for help and asked her daughter/victim (11-year-old AAF) to bring her a knife.  The suspect pushed the juvenile in the face.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect for physical abuse to a child, false imprisonment and disorderly conduct.  No domestic-related relationship was established.  The suspect is also on probation so additional charges may be added.  Investigation continuing.             

Posted by: Chief Koval

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