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MPD Daily Significant Calls 06/22/2019 to 06/23/2019

June 23, 2019 10:42 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 06/22/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 06/23/2019, MPD received 486 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 486 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (114), East (91), Midtown (56), North (50), South (37), West (67), and Other (71).  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 only from 4:20 a.m. to 7:37 a.m. due to resource-intensive calls.

NORTH:  Theft from Auto –4:34 p.m.  A caller reported that their handgun had been stolen from their unlocked vehicle in the parking lot of Anytime Fitness, 1193 N. Sherman Ave. Officers listed the gun as stolen, and video of the incident may exist. Investigation continuing. (06/21) *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.

1) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 3:26 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to the 400 block of W. Main St. for reports of a disturbance. The suspect/boyfriend (31 year-old WM) had been arguing loudly with the victim/girlfriend (32 year-old WF) and throwing/breaking the victim's belongings. The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail on domestic-related charges of disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property. The victim waived the 72-Hour No Contact provision. The suspect subsequently posted bail and returned to the residence on W. Main St. where another argument ensued. MPD was called again to the residence. Upon contact, the victim revealed to officers that the suspect had strangled her during the first incident, but hadn't revealed this previously in an attempt to keep him from being arrested and out of jail. The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail again on domestic-related charges of felony disorderly conduct and strangulation. *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: Disturbance/Unwanted Person – 10:15 a.m. Officers responded to the Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT), 600 Williamson St., for a suspect (50 year-old WM) who had entered the building without consent. The suspect began throwing chairs around inside, however, didn't cause any damage. The suspect was conveyed to jail and provided an opportunity to post bail on a citation for disorderly conduct. 

3) EAST: 911 Disconnect – 3:47 p.m.  A suspect (64 year-old WF) has made dozens of unfounded calls to 911 this year despite repeated warnings. Officers responded to her residence on Littlemore Dr. after the suspect called 911 again without cause. The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail on a charge of misuse of 911.

4) EAST: Trespass – 5:24 p.m.  Officers responded to El Poblano, 3737 Milwaukee St., for a suspect (58 year-old WM) demanding free food. After being asked by staff to leave, the suspect threatened and insulted staff. Officers made contact, and the suspect threatened officers and kicked MPD vehicles. The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail on charges of disorderly conduct, trespassing, and threats to law enforcement.

5) EAST: Disturbance/Adult Arrested Person – 6:24 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to the east side for a reported disturbance occurring in the 100 block of W. Corporate Dr. Upon arrival, the caller/suspect (33 year-old AAM) was found to be intoxicated, and no disturbance had occurred. The suspect was recognized as having probable cause for his arrest stemming from previous incidents. The suspect was subsequently arrested and conveyed to jail.

6) NORTH: Death Investigation/Overdose – 8:27 p.m.  MPD responded to the 2200 block of E. Johnson St. for a caller requesting that officers check a subject's (40 year-old WM) welfare. On 06/21, this subject had been revived from an overdose and transported to the hospital. On 06/22, officers arrived at the residence and found the subject deceased from another overdose and beyond lifesaving measures. The scene was deemed non-suspicious. Investigation continuing.

7) NORTH: Death Investigation/Overdose – 10:53 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Northport Dr. for a pulseless non-breathing subject (29 year-old WF). The subject had a history of past overdoses, and the scene was deemed non-suspicious. Investigation continuing.

8) CENTRAL: OMVWI Arrest/Intoxicated Driver – 12:05 a.m.  As officers were on scene of an unrelated disturbance at the Lux Apartments, 433 W. Johnson St., a vehicle crashed into a nearby planter. The driver/suspect (22 year-old AAM) was found to be intoxicated, and upon exiting the vehicle, the suspect dropped several bindles of cocaine. The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail on charges of OMVWI (1st) and possession of cocaine. Investigation continuing.

9) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 1:22 a.m.  Officers working as part of the downtown safety initiative (DSI) recognized a suspect (20 year-old AAM) on W. Gorham St. who had probable cause for his arrest from previous incidents. Upon attempts to arrest the suspect, the suspect fled on foot. A K9 track was implemented, and the suspect was found hiding in a dumpster. The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail on his previous warrant charges of theft, burglary, resisting/obstructing, and bail jumping, as well as a new charge of resisting/obstructing an officer.

10) CENTRAL: Robbery Strong Armed – 1:33 a.m.  An adult male was walking in the 500 block of W. Mifflin St. when two AAM male suspects ran up and struck him in the back of the head, knocking him to the ground. The suspects demanded money and fled with cash from the victim's wallet. The victim was not injured and declined offers to seek additional medical care. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.

11) WEST: Disturbance/Adult Arrested Person – 2:48 a.m. MPD officers were sent to the 7000 block of Flower Ln. for loud noise stemming from a party. Owing to sounds of a disturbance from inside one of the apartments, officers forced entry in order to check the welfare of those inside. Subsequent information was developed in which a suspect (30 year-old AAM) was identified as having been involved in a fight and acting belligerently toward others. As officers attempted to make contact with this suspect, he was uncooperative and resistive, and an electronic control device (ECD) was deployed. Although the ECD was not responsible for any injuries, officers did convey the suspect to a local hospital for injuries that had been sustained from the fight. By the time this investigation was completed, officers also recovered a stolen firearm, linked to the suspect. The suspect also lied to the officers about his identity. The suspect, once medically cleared, was charged with possession of a stolen firearm, disorderly conduct, resisting an officer, and obstructing an officer. Once his true identity was known at the jail, it was revealed that the suspect also had a warrant for his arrest for failure to pay child support. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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