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MPD Daily Significant Calls 05/13/2019 to 05/14/2019

May 14, 2019 10:01 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 05/13/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 05/14/2019, MPD received 548 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 548 calls for service for the past 24 hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (108), East (91), Midtown (90), North (82), South (53), West (72), and Other (52).  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 9:58pm to 12:12am due to calls for service.

1) WEST: Check Person – 5:17 am.  Illinois PD requested MPD check the welfare of a subject (27-year-old AAF) who was involved in a domestic disturbance.  Officers made contact with the subject and confirmed she was fine and did not require police assistance. *This was a late call that did not make the previous 24-hour cycle call notes due to officers being involved at the scene and reports from the field were not yet typed. 

2) WEST: Information/Weapons Offense Person w/ Gun – 7:07 am.  An unidentified caller to 911 reported someone was in the hallway of an apartment building in the 1100 block of Morraine View Dr with a gun.  Upon officers' arrival on scene no one with a gun was located.  Investigation continuing.

3) SOUTH: Injured Person – 7:27 am.  Officers and MFD responded for a subject (46-year-old AAM) who was unresponsive and bleeding from the mouth in the 1300 block of W Badger Rd.  The subject had been loading a semi truck and appeared to have suffered a major medical event although the exact cause has not determined at this time.  The subject was transported to the hospital.  Investigation continuing.

4) SOUTH: Road Rage – 1:11 pm.  Two suspects (28-year-old WM and 24-year-old UM) traveling eastbound on the beltline near E Olin Ave and John Nolen Dr engaged in aggressive driving behavior.  The 24-year-old suspect threw a soda at the other vehicle and the 28-year-old suspect brandished a rifle magazine out the window.  Both suspects were cited for disorderly conduct.  Investigation continuing.

5) NORTH: Sexual Assault – 3:29 pm.  The victim (55-year-old WF) was riding a Metro bus when the suspect (53-year-old AAM) made inappropriate sexual contact with the victim.  The victim reported the incident to the bus driver and police were contacted.  The suspect fled prior to police arrival.  Investigation continuing.

6) EAST: Threats Complaint – 5:15 pm.  Officers assisted with the investigation into a disturbance that occurred at a middle school earlier in the day.  Officers made contact with the mother of the suspect (13-year-old HM) who was overheard making threatening statements and was reportedly posting things on social media about guns.  Investigation continuing.

7) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 6:10 pm.  An argument erupted between the suspect (23-year-old AAF) and victim (32-year-old AAM) during a child custody exchange in the 2400 block of S Park St.  The suspect took the victim's phone from him without permission and threatened to break it.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct.  Investigation continuing.

8) MIDTOWN: Drug Overdose – 6:43 pm.  The suspect (40-year-old WM) overdosed on heroin at his residence on Russett Rd.  Officers responded and administered naloxone to revive the suspect who was transported to the hospital.  The suspect was cited for possession of heroin.  Investigation continuing.

9) WEST: Check Person/Trespass – 9:28 pm.  Officers made contact with the suspect (31-year-old AAF) earlier in the day when the suspect caused a disturbance at the Kwik Trip at 7502 Mineral Point Rd.  At that time the suspect was told not to return to the business but later that evening employees reported the suspect had returned.  The suspect was charged with trespassing and was taken to jail.  Investigation continuing.

10) SOUTH: Disturbance/Juvenile Arrest – 9:44 pm.  Officers responded for a disturbance at a bus stop in the area of Turbot Dr and Post Rd.  Upon arrival officers observed three suspects (two 15-year-old AAFs and one 13-year-old AAF) instigating a fight with two male subjects.  One of the suspects attempted to spray a male subject with OC spray.  Officers intervened and the suspects then began to fight with officers.  All three suspects were detained and conveyed to JRC with charges of resisting arrest, threats/battery to a law enforcement officer and illegal use/possession of OC spray.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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