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MPD Daily Significant Calls 07/07/2019 to 07/08/2019

July 8, 2019 10:27 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 7/7/2019 through 6:00 a. m. on 7/8/2019, MPD received 426 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 426 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (79), East (75), Midtown (52), North (74), South (45), West (46), and Other (55).  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 7:16 pm – 8:00 pm due to labor intensive calls for service. ***

1) MIDOTWN: Information/Sexual Assault – 8:29 a.m.     A victim (28-year-old WM) came to the West Police District to report being sexually assaulted by a known suspect (Unknown age WM) a few days prior. Contact with the suspect has not been successful at this time. Investigation continuing.

2) NORTH: Check Person – 9:00 a.m.        Officers responded to a local hospital after a suicidal subject (18-year-old WF) was transported there by her mother. The subject agreed to sign herself into the hospital and she was transported by officers to another local hospital for further evaluation and treatment. Investigation continuing.

3) NORTH: Disturbance – 12:24 p.m.        Officers responded to an apartment complex on the north side after an UF called to report that her boyfriend was screaming in her apartment. Investigation revealed this was a non-domestic dispute between the female and friend of her boyfriend. The friend agreed to leave the apartment.

4) EAST: Residential Burglary – 2:47 p.m.               Officers responded to a residence on the east side for a report of a residential burglary. The residents/victims reported that they saw someone in their bedroom with a flashlight but initially believed it was their son. Upon waking, they discovered a wallet, two pellet guns, and an iPad were stolen from the residence. The garage door was open as well. Video surveillance from multiple locations showed the suspects (2 AAMs and 2 AAFs, all in their teens) using the victims' credit card. Investigation continuing.

5) NORTH: Weapons Offense – 3:11 p.m.               Officers responded to Troy Drive for a report of a gun being displayed in a threatening manner. The victim (64-year-old WM) reported that he observed an AM in his early 20's operating a Chevy S10 in the parking lot of his apartment complex. The AM honked the car horn repeatedly and after the victim verbally confronted him about this behavior, the AM flashed a black semi-automatic gun at him before driving away. Investigation continuing. 

6) CENTRAL: Strong Armed Robbery – 5:28 p.m.          Officers responded to a report of a strong armed robbery that occurred in the 600 block on E Main St. The victim (22-year-old WF) stated she was walking to her car when the suspect (51-year-old AAM) approached her, pushed her down, and attempted to take her purse. The victim was able to kick the suspect and run away. The suspect was located and placed under arrest for a separate incident that occurred earlier in the day (Disorderly Conduct and Threats to a Law Enforcement Officer). Investigation continuing.

7) MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 6:51 p.m.        On 7/7/19 at approximately 6:51 PM, MPD officers were dispatched to the 2300 block of Allied Drive for multiple callers reporting shots fired in the area and multiple vehicles leaving the area at a high rate of speed. Officers arrived in the area and located a number of shell casings. At the time of the initial investigation, there was no indication of anyone injured or property damaged. Investigation continuing. Incident report completed on MPD's website.

8) NORTH: Weapons Offense – 8:08 p.m.               Officers were dispatched with an alert tone for a report of a person with a gun. Several officers arrived in the area of School Rd and made contact with a 14-year-old AAM and 13-year-old AAM. They reported other juveniles in area wanted to fight them but denied that a gun was displayed. There were many conflicting narratives provided to officers on scene. Video surveillance will be reviewed. Investigation continuing.

9) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 9:16 p.m.         Officers were dispatched to the 7900 block of Tree Ln for a domestic disturbance. The victim (35-year-old AAF) reported that the suspect (27-year-old AAM) was at her apartment, refusing to leave. After subjecting the apartment to upheaval, the suspect fled from the scene. Officers established probable cause for a domestic-related charge of Disorderly Conduct and two counts of Felony Bail Jumping. Investigation continuing.

10) MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 10:31 p.m.              Officers were dispatched to a residence on Colony Drive for a report of a residential burglary. The three victims (62-year-old WM, 24-year-old WM, and 16-year-old WM) were out of town until 7/7. The unknown suspects stole various credit cards and some personal belongings. Investigation continuing.

11) CENTRAL: Battery – 11:32 p.m.           Officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the area of E Johnson St where the reporting party reported shouting, screaming, and slamming doors from an intoxicated and under aged crowd. Officers arrived on scene and were approached by a victim (18-year-old WF) who reported she was battered at a party in the area. Officers observed approximately 20 underage teens associated with the suspect's (20-year-old AAM) apartment. Investigation continuing.

12) CENTRAL: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 12:46 a.m.               A juvenile (17-year-old AAF) fled the area after being brought to a local hospital by her mother. Ultimately, the juvenile was located by officers near her boyfriend's house on Packers Ave. and was returned by MPD officers to her residence. Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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