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MPD Daily Significant Calls 01/30/2019 to 01/31/2019

January 31, 2019 8:22 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 01/30/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/31/2019, MPD received 345 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 345 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (45) , East (71), Midtown (65), North (46), South (38), West (49), and Other (31).  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 started at 9:41pm on Tuesday night and continued throughout the day on Wednesday and into Thursday due to calls for service/weather (we remain on priority calls only as of Thursday morning). 

**Limited crash response due to calls for service/weather. 

1) NORTH: Disorderly Conduct – 6:17 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital for a subject/suspect (17-year-old WF) causing a disturbance.  The suspect had been recently arrested by another law enforcement agency for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and conveyed to a local hospital where she was left in the care of medical staff for an evaluation/treatment, as well as being released to a responsible guardian.  Officers made contact with the suspect regarding the disturbance and arrested her for disorderly conduct.  Due to her continuing threats/posturing and unwillingness to cooperate, the suspect was conveyed to jail.    

2) EAST: Stolen Auto – 11:20 a.m.  Officers responded to an east side residence for a report of a stolen auto. The vehicle was left unoccupied and running.  A witness observed a suspect take the vehicle (no description was able to be provided however).  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was entered as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.    

3) NORTH: Road Rage/Property Damage – 2:22 p.m.  Officers responded to E. Washington Ave/Hwy 51 after it was reported that a suspect (27-year-old WM) hit a victim's (30-year-old WF) vehicle with a crowbar after a road rage incident. The vehicle was damaged.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct while armed and criminal damage to property. 

4) WEST: Assist EMS/Fire – 2:28 p.m.  Officers responded, along with MFD, to the 6700 block of Mader Drive for a structure fire.  MPD assisted with perimeter security/traffic.  MFD has the lead on this investigation. 

5) WEST: Theft – 3:30 p.m.  Officers responded to Woodman's on S. Gammon Rd for a report of a theft.  The victim (72-year-old WF) had her purse stolen from her cart inside the store by an AAM suspect.  The suspect fled on foot and it was reported that he had a gun on him.  Officers recovered a facsimile firearm in the area.  Investigation revealed that a second suspect (AAM) was also involved.   Investigation continuing. 

6) MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 4:44 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a subject/suspect (36-year-old AAM) causing a disturbance.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The suspect's behavior was determined to be behavioral.   The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct. 

7) EAST: Recovered/Stolen Auto – 4:56 p.m.  Officers observed a vehicle (confirmed to be stolen) in the area of the East Towne Mall.  Contact was made with the driver/suspect (48-year-old AAM) and he admitted to not returning the vehicle on time to its registered owner.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without consent (OMVWOC).  The suspect was also wanted for previous charges of felony retail theft, misdemeanor retail theft and bail jumping (2 counts).  Vehicle was returned to the registered owner.   

8) CENTRAL: Fraud – 6:00 p.m.  A subject/suspect (21-year-old WM) was contacted about recent theft of mail/checks and forgery incidents.  The suspect admitted to the allegations.  The suspect was already in jail at the time of contact with officers; therefore he remained in jail and additional charges were added for theft of mail and cashing of stolen checks.  Additional charges may be forthcoming.  Investigation continuing.

9) MIDTOWN: Stolen Auto – 6:29 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence regarding a report of a stolen auto, which was left running and unoccupied.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was entered as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.             

10) NORTH: Battery – 7:01 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital for a subject/suspect (15-year-old WM) causing a disturbance.  Another law enforcement agency had made contact with the suspect about an open case and when the officers left the room they heard a disturbance break out.  The suspect assaulted two medical staff members, causing visible injuries.  The suspect was charged with battery (2 counts), discharging bodily fluids (2 counts – for spitting on two police officers) and conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center.       

11) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 8:47 p.m.  Officers responded to Whiskey Jack's in the 500 block of State St for a suspect (39-year-old AAM) causing a disturbance and refusing to leave the premises.   The suspect pushed/punched an employee (40-year-old WM) and fled on foot.  The suspect was located and arrested for battery, disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon. 

12) EAST: Stolen Auto – 10:00 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a stolen auto.  The vehicle was left running, keys inside and unoccupied.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was entered as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.   

13) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 2:47 a.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject (19-year-old AAF) who was reportedly out with friends and parents were concerned about her welfare due to the cold temperatures (no other safety concerns identified).  The subject was located safe on Monroe Street.  No further action deemed necessary by the police.   

Posted by: Chief Koval

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