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MPD Daily Significant Calls 07/04/2019 to 07/05/2019

July 5, 2019 9:30 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 07/04/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/05/2019, MPD received 514 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 514 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (78), East (94), Midtown (70), North (80), South (56), West (84), and Other (52).  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 4:18am-5:34am due to calls for service. 

1) MIDTOWN: Stolen Auto – 7:56 a.m.  Officers responded to Van Hise Avenue for a report of a stolen vehicle.  The key fob had been left in the vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.     

2) MIDTOWN: Stolen Auto – 8:08 a.m.  Officers responded to W. Brittingham Place for a report of a stolen vehicle.  The vehicle was left unlocked and had the keys in it.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

3) MIDTOWN: Recovered Property – 9:11 a.m.  Officers responded to a found bicycle (locked up) on Spring Street that the caller located and advised was hers. The caller had not previously called the police to report the bike stolen.  The registration database was checked and the caller was verified to be the owner of the bike.  The lock was cut and the bicycle was returned to its owner.  Incident report on MPD's website completed.

4) MIDTOWN: Traffic Incident – 10:02 a.m.  Officers responded to Fish Hatchery Road for an injured subject.  A subject (44-year-old WM) was riding his bicycle inbound on Fish Hatchery Road when he hit a pole.  The subject was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.  It is not believed that any vehicles/other subjects were involved.  Incident report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.    

5) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 10:32 a.m.  Officers responded to Waunona Woods Court for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (45-year-old HF victim and 21-year-old HM suspect).  The suspect is the victim's son.  The victim and suspect were engaged in a verbal argument which then turned physical.  The suspect pushed the victim which resulted in her falling backwards into a wall.  The victim sustained visible injuries.  The suspect was arrested for domestic battery and conveyed to jail.      

6) CENTRAL: Hit-and-Run – 4:01 p.m.  Officers responded to a hit-and-run on E. Main St/S. Second St.  Witnesses observed a UPS driver (51-year-old WM) side-swipe two vehicles, get out of his truck to assess any damage and leave the area.  The driver was located and cited for hit-and-run. 

7) EAST: Check Property – 4:32 p.m.  Officers responded to the Goodman Community Center after it was reported that the center was supposed to be closed but several doors were unlocked.  Building checked.  No signs of entry/building secure.  No further action deemed necessary by officers. 

8) EAST: Battery/Arrested Persons – 6:12 p.m.  Officers responded to East Towne Mall for a report of a disturbance.  Mall security asked the subjects to leave the premises but the suspects refused.  Investigation determined that three suspects (17-year-old AAF, 20-year-old AAF and 13-year-old AAF) and two victims (50-year-old WF and 60-year-old WF) were involved.  The victims included a mall security officer and a community member who attempted to intervene to help.  The 17-year-old suspect pushed the security officer and physically assaulted the community member.  The security officer got hit again by the same suspect.  The 17-year-old suspect was arrested for 2 counts of battery, trespassing and disorderly conduct (conveyed to jail).  The two other suspects were charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing (cited and released).  No significant injuries were reported.      

9) MIDTOWN: Sexual Assault – 6:16 p.m.  Officers met with a victim (HF) for what was originally reported as a domestic battery.  During the investigation, the victim disclosed information about previous sexual assaults that occurred with her boyfriend/suspect (24-year-old HM).  The victim was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The suspect is at-large.  Probable cause was developed to arrest/charge the suspect for 3rd degree sexual assault, domestic strangulation, battery and disorderly conduct.  Investigation continuing.   

10) MIDTOWN: Damage to Property – 9:38 p.m.  Officers responded to the area of Milton/Orchard after several callers reported that an intoxicated male subject was damaging property at multiple businesses and residences.  The suspect (21-year-old WM) was observed with injuries from putting his fist through a glass picture window.  The suspect resisted contact/detention by officers.  The suspect was ultimately taken into custody and was conveyed to a local hospital for medical attention for his pre-existing injuries (which required stitches).  The suspect was subsequently transported to jail and charged with criminal damage to property (3 counts) and resisting. 

11) EAST: Aggravated/Substantial Battery – 10:55 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a battery on Topaz Lane/Goldfinch Dr.  The victim (24-year-old WM) was driving when something was thrown and struck his vehicle. The victim stopped his vehicle and confronted the suspect (WM).  The victim reported being physically assaulted by the suspect.  The victim was conveyed to a local hospital for medical attention (sutures to eyebrow and fractured orbital).  Suspect at-large.  Investigation continuing.     

12) WEST: Check Area – 11:03 p.m.  Officers responded to Flower Lane for what was reported as a disturbance where a "male had a knife and was trying to kill his son."  Officers arrived in the area and no disturbances were located.  Areas canvassed.  Attempts were made to contact the caller but they were unsuccessful. 

13) NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 11:25 p.m.  Officers responded to the Citgo Gas Station in the 1400 block of Northport Drive for a female subject/suspect (38-year-old AAF) causing a disturbance.  Officers arrived on scene as the suspect was holding a lighter that was lit and making threatening statements as she walked towards a subject pumping gas.  Officers took the suspect into custody, arrested her and transported her to jail on charges of 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety, disorderly conduct and resisting. 

14) CENTRAL: Stalking Complaint – 12:11 a.m.  Officers met with a victim (20-year-old WF) who reported being stalked/threatened by her previous boyfriend/suspect (23-year-old AAM).  Suspect at-large.  Investigation continuing. 

15) CENTRAL: Fight Call – 1:43 a.m.  Officers responded to the 500 block of State Street for a fight in progress.  Officers arrived in the area quickly which caused the subjects to scatter.  Upon review of City cameras, 15-20 subjects were actively fighting with approximately 60-100 other subjects watching.  No subjects involved were located/arrested/charged at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

16) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 2:08 a.m.  Officers responded to two separate incidents of domestic violence that involved the same suspect (26-year-old AAM) on Trailsway and Monterey Drive.  The suspect showed up uninvited to his girlfriend's residence on Trailsway and caused a disturbance.  The girlfriend/victim (26-year-old AAF) and her child fled their residence.  The suspect threw a television at the victim's car while she and her child were in it.  The suspect then went to his mother's (AAF) residence on Monterey Drive and physically assaulted her.  The suspect fled.  K9 assisted with the apprehension of the suspect who resisted officers.  The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with domestic battery, domestic disorderly conduct, disorderly conduct (3 counts), criminal damage to property (2 counts), threats towards law enforcement, resisting and 6 outstanding warrants.

17) WEST: Check Area/Stolen Auto – 2:32 a.m.  Officers responded to Briar Haven Drive for a report of several subjects (3 AAMs) possibly breaking into vehicles.  Officers arrived in the area and observed two vehicles flee at a high rate of speed.   Officers did not pursue the vehicles/subjects.  A vehicle in the area was later reported stolen.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.                        

Posted by: Chief Koval

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