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MPD Daily Significant Calls 04/20/2019 to 04/21/2019

April 21, 2019 11:38 AM

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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 04/20/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 04/21/2019, MPD received 506 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 506 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (110), East (86), Midtown (69), North (89), South (57), West (61), 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 2:15 a.m. – 7 a.m. (4/20) City-wide, from 7 a.m. – 10:42 a.m. (4/20) in the Central District, from 1:11 p.m. – 3:18 p.m. (4/20) in the South and West Districts, and from 8:32 p.m. – 11:28 p.m. (4/20) in the Central District due to many resource-intensive calls.


1) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 7:37 a.m.  The victim (29 year-old AAF) was wakened in her apartment on Monterey Dr. by the father of her children/suspect (33 year-old AAM). The suspect pressed a gun against the victim's temple, accusing her of infidelity. The suspect left and came back a few minutes later. A physical altercation ensued, and a witness on the scene intervened. The suspect left, and the victim noticed that her vehicle was missing. Officers ended up finding the vehicle with the gun inside, but not the suspect. Probable cause exists for the suspect on domestic-related charges of battery and disorderly conduct, as well as charges of unlawful trespass and felon in possession of a firearm. Investigation continuing.

2) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 10:07 a.m.  Officers responded to Schmedeman Ave. for a suspect (39 year-old WM) who had physically assaulted his wife/victim (37 year-old WF). Previous cases of the same nature have happened in the past. The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail on two counts of domestic-related battery. Investigation continuing.

3) SOUTH: Disorderly Conduct – 11:56 a.m.  Witnesses reported a fight between a 29 year-old AAM suspect and his girlfriend's son/victim (20 year-old AAM) in the 1800 block of Baird St. The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and conveyed to jail. Due to the suspect's six open cases, he was also charged with felony bail jumping.

4) CENTRAL: Battery – 2:05 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of W. Gorham St., the victim's (19 year-old WF) residence, after she reported having been battered by an ex-coworker/suspect (21 year-old AAF) outside of Plato's Closet, 1601 Thierer Rd. The victim also reported being sent threatening Facebook messages by the suspect. The suspect is at large, but probable cause exists for her arrest under charges of battery, disorderly conduct, and threats to do injury or harm by means of computer messaging. Investigation continuing.

5) SOUTH: Drug Incident Overdose – 3:34 p.m.  MPD was dispatched along with MFD to Gilson St. reference a pulseless, non-breathing subject (44 year-old WM). As drug use was suspected, MFD administered CCR and naloxone, and the subject was subsequently transported to a local hospital. An active probation and parole warrant exists for the subject once he is medically cleared. Investigation continuing.

6) MIDTOWN: Stolen Auto – 7:05 p.m.  Officers responded to McDonald's, 1102 Regent St., for a victim (26 year-old UM) reporting that his vehicle had been stolen. No suspect information is known at this time. The vehicle information was entered into the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.

7) CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 8:22 p.m.  A 61 year-old WF victim was reported sitting on top of a ramp ledge on Henry St. Officers attempted contact, but before they could, the victim jumped in an act of suicide. CCR was attempted; however, the victim was pronounced dead soon thereafter. Investigation continuing.

8) CENTRAL: Check Person – 11:25 p.m.  Officers were called for a 28 year-old WM subject who was reportedly running naked in a Central parking ramp. The subject had allegedly pulled the fire alarm, and officers were able to locate and contact him inside the ramp. The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation. Investigation continuing.

9) NORTH: Assist MFD – 11:34 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Packers Ave. for a truck and building on fire. The fire was eventually brought under control. MPD provided perimeter and traffic control.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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