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MPD Daily Significant Calls 05/28/2019 to 05/29/2019

May 29, 2019 10:09 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 05/28/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 05/29/2019, MPD received 496 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 496 calls for service for the past 24 hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (95), East (81), Midtown (108), North (65), South (52), West (62), and Other (33).  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 4:40pm to 8:30pm due to calls for service.

1) CENTRAL: Substantial Battery – 4:35 am.  A victim (24-year-old AAM) reported he was battered and his belongings were stolen sometime overnight possibly in the area of the Beacon on the near east side.  The victim had two cracked teeth and was taken to the hospital to be medically cleared before being taken to detox.  Investigation continuing.  * 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) CENTRAL: Damage to Property – 7:57 am.  Staff at the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center at 953 Jenifer St reported a suspect forced entry into multiple doors inside the facility, causing thousands of dollars' worth of damage, and stole two televisions.  The suspect has yet to be positively identified.  Investigation continuing.

3) EAST: Disturbance Unwanted Person – 2:45 pm.  Officers were dispatched to the 3900 block of Commercial Ave for a suspect (33-year-old WM) who was banned from the property. Investigation continuing.

4) NORTH: Disturbance/Weapons Offense – 3:30 pm.  The victim (46-year-old AAF) confronted the suspects (15- and 18-year-old WMs) at their residence on Hanover St about stealing her car.  The 18-year-old suspect approached the victim with a baseball bat and was subsequently conveyed to jail on a charge of disorderly conduct while armed.  There was probable cause from a previous incident to arrest the 15-year-old suspect for disorderly conduct, armed robbery, and strong arm robbery.  Officers added a charge of OMVWOC for this incident and conveyed the suspect to JRC.  Investigation continuing.

5) WEST: Death Investigation – 2:53 pm.  Officers responded to the 900 block of N High Point Rd for a pulseless subject (67-year-old WF) who was not breathing.  The subject had a DNR bracelet.  Nothing suspicious observed on scene.

6) CENTRAL: Drug Overdose – 5:30 pm.  While watching city cameras, officers noticed a subject (46-year-old WF) nodding off in the 100 block of State St.  Officers responded to check on the subject and discovered she had overdosed.  Officers administered naloxone and MFD paramedics transported the subject to the hospital.  Investigation continuing.

7) MIDTOWN: Drug Overdose – 5:40 pm.  Officers responded to the 1500 block of Monroe St for a report of a subject (26-year-old NAF) who had overdosed.  MFD paramedics administered naloxone and transported the subject to the hospital.  Investigation continuing.

8) CENTRAL: Check Person – 10:08 pm.  An officer was driving his squad when the suspect (24-year-old NAF) suddenly stepped in front of the squad.  The officer checked on the suspect who was uninjured but intoxicated and making suicidal statements.  While attempting to place the suspect in protective custody, the suspect struck the officer in the face.  The suspect was charged with resisting arrest and battery to an officer.  Investigation continuing.

9) WEST: Check Person – 10:26 pm.  The wife of a subject (28-year-old AAM) called 911 to report her husband was in need of mental health resources and acting aggressively.  Officers responded to the Balsam Rd residence and placed the subject in protective custody.  Arrangements were made to transport the subject to a hospital.

10) NORTH: Check Person – 11:46 pm.  A good Samaritan found a 3-year-old child wandering alone in the 3500 block of E Washington Ave and took the child to a nearby gas station.  A short time later officers located the father who was looking for the child.  The child was returned home safe and unharmed. 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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