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MPD Daily Significant Calls 05/15/2019 to 05/16/2019

May 16, 2019 10:21 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 05/15/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 05/16/2019, MPD received 520 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 520 calls for service for the past 24 hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (102), East (106), Midtown (78), North (92), South (63), West (73), and Other (44).  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 11:10pm to 1:50am due to calls for service.

1) CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 8:16 am.  A family member found the decedent (60-year-old WM) passed away at his residence on Spaight St.  Nothing suspicious observed on scene.

2) EAST: Drug Incident/Investigation – 9:02 am.  A student/suspect (18-year-old AAM) was seen selling marijuana at school.  The suspect was arrested for possession with intent to deliver.  Investigation continuing.

3) NORTH: Neighbor Trouble – 9:45 am.  A kerfuffle broke out between two neighbors on Melvin Ct when one of their dogs jumped at the other's dog.  Officers attempted mediation to resolve the issue.  There were no injuries to either dog or to any of the involved subjects.

4) SOUTH: Traffic Incident – 10:42 am.  A car traveling westbound on the beltline just east of Fish Hatchery Rd was cut off by another car and had to brake.  This car was struck from behind by another car which continued on after the collision.  The collision caused a series of rear-end crashes involving four other vehicles.  There were no reported injuries and no information about the suspect hit and run vehicle.  Investigation continuing.

5) CENTRAL: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 11:32 am.  A juvenile (14-year-old AAM) jumped from a vehicle transporting him from JRC to his residence and took off running.  His father found him at a friend's house and held him there until police arrived.  Officers transported the juvenile back to JRC.

6) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 11:58 am.  Officers responded to a business in the 2400 block of Regent St where a subject (31-year-old AAF) smashed a front window.  Officers contacted the subject across the street.  The subject was taken to the hospital to treat a minor injury to her hand and to be evaluated for an emergency detention.  The subject was taken into protective custody and transported to WMHI.

7) EAST: Crash w/ Property Damage – 5:44 pm.  A subject (59-year-old HF) accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake and drove into a playground in the 4100 block of East Towne Blvd.  There was no one on the playground at the time and no reported injuries.

8) CENTRAL: Disturbance/Adult Arrested Person – 6:02 pm.  Officers responded to the Salvation Army at 630 E Washington Ave for a suspect (47-year-old WF) who was creating a disturbance with staff members.  The subject was arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to jail.  Investigation continuing.

9) NORTH: Fight Call – 8:00 pm.  Multiple disturbances erupted throughout the evening at a north side residence involving multiple subjects.  The issue stemmed from a landlord deciding not to renew a tenant's lease.  Officers cited six suspects including one (19-year-old WM) for battery to a victim (61-year-old WM) who tried to break up a fight.  Investigation continuing.

10) EAST: Missing Adult – 9:09 pm.  Officers responded to an assisted living facility where a subject (78-year-old WM) was reported missing.  The subject was eventually located at a local hospital.  The subject had walked to a laundromat where he began experiencing chest pain and difficulty breathing.  EMS had responded and transported the subject to the hospital.

11) SOUTH: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 9:14 pm.  Several callers to 911 reported hearing shots fired in the 3000 block of Churchill Dr.  Officers canvassed the area and did not find evidence of shots fired or property damage.  There are no reported injuries at this time.  Investigation continuing.

12) EAST: OMVWI – 10:08 pm.  Officers responded to E Washington Ave at Hwy 30 for a two vehicle crash.  The suspect (66-year-old AAM) was traveling outbound in the inbound lanes when he crashed into another vehicle.  There were no reported injuries.  The suspect was arrested for OWI 1st offense.  Investigation continuing.

13) EAST: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 10:37 pm.  Officers responded to the 4200 block of Claire St for reports of shots fired.  Officers canvassed the area and did not find evidence of shots fired or damage to property.  There are no reported injuries at this time.  Investigation continuing.

14) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 11:17 pm.  Officers responded to a residence in the 300 block of S Henry St where the suspect (59-year-old WM) threatened the victim (33-year-old WM) with a knife.  The suspect retreated to his room and refused to make contact with officers.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health and after an hour-long standoff with the suspect, the decision was made to disengage for the time being.  Probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct while armed.  Investigation continuing.

15) NORTH: Check Person – 1:01 am.  A caller to 911 reported a subject (AAM of unknown age) had made suicidal statements on Facebook Live.  The subject was determined to live in Ohio.  Officers passed on information to the appropriate agency who was already working the case.

16) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 1:11 am.  Officers responded to a residence on Thackeray Rd where a suspect (19-year-old WM) was throwing things, damaging property, and pushing and biting family members.  The suspect was arrested for domestic battery and domestic disorderly conduct.  Investigation continuing.


Posted by: Chief Koval

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