Happy Mother's Day! Also, this week marks Police Week, in which we remember those officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in selfless service to others.
We conclude our synopsis of April's crime numbers with a spotlight on "Thefts from Auto's." (TFA's)
CITYWIDE: Year-to-date, the City has experienced 224 reported TFA's. When we look at historical context (i.e., for the last 5 years, we averaged 325 TFA's for the first four months of the year/citywide), there is a 31% decrease in the trend line. However, if we focus exclusively on side-by-side comparisons of April/2019 (86 reports) to April/2018 (58 reports), there was a 48% increase using these parameters. One firearm was stolen from an auto during the month of April (2019). The majority of the reports taken for this offense (64%) involved autos which were not secured/locked.
WHEN: (Distribution of TFA's by day of the week)
WHERE: (Distribution of TFA's by District)
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 05/11/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 05/12/2019, MPD received 482 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 482 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (107), East (90), Midtown (69), North (76), South (37), West (64), and Other (39). 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".
**Priorities for West, Midtown, and South districts from 8:28 p.m. to 9:28 p.m.
1) MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 6:14 a.m. MPD was dispatched to the 3900 block of Odana Rd reference a caller/victim (67-year-old WF) reporting that her son/suspect (18-year-old WM) was breaking things and out of control. The suspect was arrested for domestic-related disorderly conduct and was subsequently transported to jail.
2) SOUTH: Disorderly Conduct – 8:08 a.m. MPD was dispatched to Tellurian Detox (2914 Industrial Dr) reference a 45-year-old WM suspect causing a disturbance with staff. The suspect was arrested and transported to jail on a charge of disorderly conduct. Investigation continuing.
3) NORTH: Battery – 2:22 p.m. MPD was dispatched to the intersection of E Washington Ave and E Johnson St, reference a battery complaint. The suspect (42-year-old WM) was on a Metro bus and began using racial slurs towards other passengers. A fight ensued between the suspect and an unidentified AAM passenger/victim during which a 46-year-old WF victim was bumped and claimed some pain as a result. The bus stopped at which point the unidentified AAM passenger/victim left the bus. The suspect then punched a second passenger/victim (22-year-old WM). Officers subsequently took the suspect into custody and arrested him for felony battery to a transit passenger, disorderly conduct, and bail jumping. The suspect was conveyed to jail.
4) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 4:05 p.m. MPD was called to Independence Ln to remove a 57-year-old WF suspect. The suspect was ultimately arrested and booked into jail on a charge of bail jumping.
5) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 5:20 p.m. MPD was dispatched to the 1100 block of Moorland Rd reference a domestic disturbance between the victim (19-year-old AAF) and her boyfriend/suspect (20-year-old AAM). The victim and the suspect had been arguing over a cell phone when the suspect grabbed the victim's mouth and squeezed, causing a cut to her lip. When officers made contact with the victim, she reported a previous battery that had occurred on 5/6/2019. Injuries from both incidents were documented. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail on domestic-related battery (two counts) and domestic-related disorderly conduct.
6) MIDTOWN: Crash w/Injuries – 7:30 p.m. MPD was dispatched to Winston Dr at Bradley Pl, reference a vehicle crash. The driver (16-year-old WM) was engaging in driving practice with his father (56-year-old WM) when he became distracted by his father reaching for something. While distracted, the driver continued his turn and upon looking up, realized he was about to strike the curb. The driver panicked, stepped on the gas, and drove up over the curb, striking a tree and rolling the vehicle. Both occupants were pinned and MFD/EMS was able to extricate them with only minor injuries.
7) NORTH: Disturbance – 10:15 p.m. MPD was dispatched to the 1800 block of Northport Dr, reference a 47-year-old AAM suspect slapping a 60-year-old WF victim. Officers ultimately arrested the suspect for battery, resisting, and disorderly conduct. The suspect was subsequently transported to jail.
8) SOUTH: Death Investigation/Drug Incident-Overdose – 10:49 p.m. Officers were dispatched to the Sheraton Hotel (706 John Nolen Dr) reference a 34-year-old AAM victim who alerted front desk staff that he was having a heart attack. Shortly after, the victim had gone PNB (pulseless non-breathing). Staff attempted CCR efforts until MFD/EMS arrived and took over. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced. Medical Examiner was on-scene and later confirmed the presence of cocaine and opiates in the victim's bloodwork.
9) WEST: Adult Arrested Person-Resist/Obstruct – 12:29 a.m. Officers were dispatched to Excelsior Dr at Fourier Dr reference a 34-year-old WF suspect laying partially in the roadway. Officers made contact with the suspect who then began to create a disturbance and resisted officers' attempts to arrest. The suspect was ultimately conveyed to jail.
10) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense-Person with a Gun – 3:14 a.m. MPD was dispatched to N Hamilton St reference a weapons offense-person with a gun. The victim (51-year-old AAM) had been asleep in his apartment when he awoke to three AAM suspects knocking at his door. One of the suspects pushed a handgun into the victim's stomach and directed the victim to another apartment unit. The victim then knocked at that apartment and upon seeing the resident who answered the door, all suspects fled. Investigation continuing.