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MPD Daily Significant Calls 06/30/2019 to 07/01/2019

July 1, 2019 9:36 AM


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 06/30/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/01/2019, MPD received 452 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 452 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (81), East (90), Midtown (76), North (63), South (57), West (48), and Other (37).  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 11:29am-3:39pm due to calls for service.

1) EAST: Missing Adult – 1:30 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a missing subject (17-year-old WF).  The subject has a history of depression and anxiety.  Attempt to locate aired.  The subject was listed as missing in the appropriate databases.  *Later in the morning, a call came in regarding a subject sitting on a bench disoriented at the South Transfer Point.  The subject was contacted and determined to be the missing subject.  The subject's welfare was checked and she was given a ride home.  **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) NORTH: Non-Residential Burglary – 9:18 a.m.  Officers responded to the United Methodist Church on N. Sherman Ave regarding a broken window.  A small cabinet inside the church was also broken into but there was nothing of value in it.  Some random change was taken.  Investigation continuing. 

3) WEST: Recovered/Stolen Auto – 11:22 a.m.  Officers responded to Hammersley Road for a report of a stolen vehicle.  The vehicle was located unoccupied.  The vehicle was recovered/towed.  Investigation continuing.     

4) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 11:54 a.m.  An officer conducted a traffic stop on S. Blair St/E. Main St on a vehicle that was involved in a shots fired incident from Saturday.  Inside the vehicle, marijuana and cash was recovered.  Two suspects (two 17-year-old AAMs) were detained, interviewed and arrested.  A third subject was interviewed and released.  Charges to be determined.  Investigation continuing.   

5) EAST: Intoxicated Subject/Adult Arrested Person – 12:19 p.m.  Officers responded to Academy Drive for a report of a subject/suspect (35-year-old WM) threatening to shoot the next person that knocked on his door.  The suspect came outside when officers arrived but refused to comply with their orders.  The suspect made comments about taking steps and shooting.  The suspect was able to be taken into custody without incident.  No gun was observed/recovered.  The suspect was found to be intoxicated.  The suspect was placed under protective custody and conveyed to detox.  The suspect will also be charged with disorderly conduct.  Investigation continuing.  *Shortly after clearing from the residence, MFD responded to a structure fire at this address.  A cigarette the suspect had been smoking may not have fully extinguished and started the fire.  MFD has the lead on this investigation.

6) MIDTOWN: Fight Call – 3:40 p.m.  Officers responded to a fight in progress on S. Randall Avenue.  The involved subjects were not on scene when officers arrived.  It was reported that two female subjects engaged in a verbal argument which then turned physical.  The fight was broken up and the subjects went their separate ways.  Investigation continuing. 

7) NORTH: Stolen Auto – 6:59 p.m.  Officers observed two vehicles on Browning Road that had been reported stolen.  One of the vehicle's quickly left the area as officers approached.  The second vehicle drove up on the grass and drove away at a high rate of speed.  Officers did not pursue the vehicles.  Investigation continuing.

8) EAST: Weapons Offense – 7:16 p.m.  Officers responded to the 3800 block of E. Washington Avenue for a theft in progress with a knife involved.  The subjects fled on foot.  The subject/suspect (30-year-old AAM) with the knife was apprehended, arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with disorderly conduct while armed and a probation hold.  Investigation continuing. 

9) NORTH: Residential Burglary – 1:14 a.m.  Officers responded to a residential burglary on Coolidge Street.  The homeowners came home to find their front door kicked in.  Investigation continuing.        

10) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 2:10 a.m.  Officers responded to State Street for a report of a disturbance that may have involved a knife.  Several subjects were detained and interviewed.  No charges were substantiated from the original incident; however four subjects/suspects (23-year-old WM, 20-year-old WM, 21-year-old WM and 25-year-old AAM) decided to loudly let everyone know of their displeasure of the incident and started another fight.  The suspects were arrested/cited.  Charges included disorderly conduct, obstructing and possession of cocaine.    

Posted by: Chief Koval

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