January 2019 Crime Summary – Shots Fired:
In January there were 10 reported shots fired calls for service. This represents a 41.2% decrease from January of 2018 (17).
Where these incidents occurred per district:
Other details that we know from the 10 reported shots fired calls:
- There were 7 reports of property damage from shots fired
- A subject was shot on MacArthur Road (investigation continues)
- 22 casings were recovered
* The provided stats are based upon the best data available at the time of publication.
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 02/06/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 02/07/2019, MPD received 379 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 379 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (62), East (81), Midtown (63), North (48), South (31), West (52), and Other (42). 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: Armed Robbery – 8:54 a.m
Officers responded to Bottle Stop Liquors at 2734 E. Washington Ave. reference an armed robbery. Officers took a report from the subject/victim (store clerk) indicating the same suspects(s) (40-year old WF) and (61-year old WM) had committed four other robberies/attempted robberies on E. Washington the previous night. Officers were able to gather contact information about the possible suspect(s) and connected the owner of the vehicle to the reported robberies. Officers made a traffic stop shortly after seeing the vehicle. Subsequently, officers made a traffic stop after seeing the vehicle. Both suspects were taken into custody without incident. Investigation continuing. Incident report on MPD's website completed.
2) MIDTOWN: Recovered/Stolen Outside Agency – 9:14 a.m.
An alert Parking Enforcement Officer recovered two stolen vehicles in the Midtown district. Investigation continuing.
3) CENTRAL: Fraud – 12:05 p.m.
Officers responded to Summit Credit Union at 670 W. Washington Ave. for a report of a suspect (43 year-old AAM) attempting to open a fraudulent checking account. Apparently, the suspect was also working with an accomplice. Investigation continuing.
4) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:08 p.m.
Officers responded to a west side residence for a domestic disturbance that involved two subjects (42-year old WF suspect and 40-year old WF victim). The suspect was arrested for domestic strangulation, domestic disorderly conduct, and a probation violation. Investigation continuing.
5) CENTRAL: Robbery Strong Armed - 1:37 pm
Officers responded to a local hospital to take a report of an armed robbery that had occurred the night before. The victim (22-year-old WM) advised that he went out for a smoke on Bedford St at 10:30 p.m. on 2/5/19 when he was approached from behind and punched and kicked repeatedly. One of the suspects was described as an AAM approximately 6'3", wearing a black face mask, dark red sweatshirt, blue jeans and white shoes. The victim was treated for bruised ribs, a black eye and a concussion. Investigation continuing.
6) MIDTOWN: Stolen Auto – 3:00 pm
MPD recovered 6 stolen vehicles in the Hill Farms neighborhood. One of the stolen vehicles was from our City; the other 5 were from other jurisdictions.
7) SOUTH: Crash with Injuries – 4:28 pm
Officers were sent to a crash at Fish Hatchery Rd/Emil St. The caller reported all four passengers in one of the involved vehicles immediately fled on foot. Officers converged on the area and took all four into custody nearby. The vehicle from which the suspects fled was stolen. Occupants from the other vehicle involved in the crash received minor injuries. The four suspects taken into custody are as follows; (17-year-old AAM) was charged with felony bail jumping. Another suspect (19-year-old AAM) was arrested for a probation warrant. Both of these suspects went to the PSB. Two juvenile suspects (16-year-old AAM and a 14-year-old AAM) each had an outstanding capiases "warrant" and were transported to the Juvenile Reception Center.
8) CENTRAL: Missing Adult – 4:52 p.m.
Officers responded to a report of a missing adult (31 year-old WM) from North Carroll St. The landlord contacted the police after becoming concerned over suicidal statements made by the subject. The subject has no phone and no vehicle. The subject was listed missing in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing
9) EAST: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 6:24 pm
Officers took a walk-in report at the East PD from a complainant who wished to remain anonymous. This individual expressed concerns about a two-year old who may have been sexually assaulted. Officers conducted follow-up and child protective services is engaged. Investigation continuing.
10) CENTRAL: OMVWI Arrest/Intoxicated Driver – 12:08 am
Officers responded to E Johnson and N Paterson St for motor vehicle crash where a vehicle struck a parked car. The driver/suspect (25-year-old male UM) had been drinking and was subsequently arrested for OMVWI.