Today marks the induction of 50 police recruits to MPD, the largest in our Department's history. After taking the oath of office, these individuals will embark upon a nine-month journey (approximately five months of pre-service academy followed by four months of field training) before they are assigned to Patrol Services in one of our six area district stations. We welcome these individuals to the toughest job that one can imagine---being a guardian and providing services, 24/7!
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 05/27/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 05/28/2019, MPD received 347 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 347 calls for service for the past 24 hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (57), East (72), Midtown (59), North (48), South (52), West (39), and Other (20). 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 2:30pm to 8:45pm and from 1:00am to 2:30am due to calls for service.
1) NORTH: Stolen Auto – 6:02 am. A victim (32-year-old WF) reported her vehicle was stolen from her garage overnight after the garage door was left open. Keys were in the vehicle. The vehicle was later located on Randy Ln. Investigation continuing.
2) WEST: Check Person – 8:07 am. A mother contacted police for assistance in locating her son (33-year-old WM) who has mental health concerns. Her son returned home several hours later.
3) EAST: Retail Theft – 9:11 am. A loss prevention officer at Walmart, 4198 Nakoosa Trl, observed two suspects (29-year-old WF and 51-year-old AAM) leave the store with merchandise they did not pay for. Officers detained the suspects in the area and cited them for retail theft. Investigation continuing.
4) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:37 pm. A suspect (46-year-old WM) armed himself with an ax and damaged the door to his parents' home. The parents/victims fled to the east district police station and made contact with officers who developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property. Officers responded to the residence where the intoxicated suspect refused to come out. After several hours of negotiating, officers decided to disengage for the time being. Investigation continuing.
5) WEST: PNB Response/Drug Overdose – 1:32 pm. Officers responded for a subject (32-year-old AAM) who possibly overdosed at his residence. MPD and MFD administered naloxone. The subject was transported to the hospital. Investigation continuing.
6) SOUTH: Traffic Crash – 2:25 pm. A sleep-deprived driver/suspect (30-year-old WF) ran a red light at John Nolen and Rimrock and veered off the roadway and into the side of a building at 645 John Nolen Dr. The suspect was cited for inattentive driving. Investigation continuing.
7) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 3:04 pm. A subject (37-year-old WM) at Meriter Hospital became combative with officers while waiting for contact with Journey Mental Health staff. The subject was placed in protective custody and transported to WMHI.
8) SOUTH: Disturbance – 4:44 pm. Officers responded to a physical altercation between two suspects (43- and 53-year-old AAFs) in the 1100 block of Moorland Rd. After officers arrived on scene, a third suspect (35-year-old AAF) began battering the 43-year-old suspect. All three suspects were arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to jail. Investigation continuing.
9) WEST: OMVWI – 6:11 pm. A Kwik Trip employee at 6702 Raymond Rd called 911 to report a disturbance in the parking lot. Officers responded and discovered an argument had broken out between the suspect (30-year-old AAM), who was intoxicated, and a female whose car he had crashed. The suspect was arrested for OWI 4th offense and taken to jail. Investigation continuing.
10) MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 8:58 pm. Officers responded to the 2400 block of Allied Dr where a victim (23-year-old WF) reported her boyfriend/suspect (25-year-old AAM) poured beer on her, strangled her and punched her in the face. The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct, strangulation, and battery. Investigation continuing.
11) EAST: Death Investigation – 9:48 pm. A father went to his son's (21-year-old WM) residence to check his welfare. The father found his son, who had a history of heroin use, deceased. Medical examiner on scene.
12) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 9:48 pm. Officers responded to the 4400 block of E Broadway and arrested a suspect (44-year-old WM) who was wanted for a felony sex offense warrant. Investigation continuing.
13) WEST: Assist EMS/Fire – 12:28 am. Officers responded to the 4700 block of Crescent Rd for a subject (49-year-old AAM) in his residence who was not breathing. While officers were investigating, another resident/suspect (44-year-old AAM) created a disturbance and was taken into custody. The suspect was charged with resisting arrest and bail jumping. Investigation continuing.