MPD was dispatched, along with MFD, at 7:41 a.m. to reports of an MG&E substation experiencing a significant fire incident in the 700 block of E. Main Street. The city began to experience power outages as a result. The outages became more pronounced and widespread once a second concern/fire occurred at another substation at 8:01 a.m. near Park/Dayton.
The City is on priority calls only and attempting to facilitate traffic wherever we can. Additional personnel have been summoned in early.
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 07/18/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/19/2019, MPD received 557 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 557 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (111), East (93), Midtown (84), North (88), South (68), West (75), and Other (38). 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 1:51am-4:14am due to calls for service.
1) MIDTOWN: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 8:39 a.m. Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (17-year-old AAM). The juvenile has a history of running away. No safety concerns identified. Attempt to locate aired. The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.
2) EAST: Crash with Injuries – 11:07 a.m. Officers responded to a crash on Hwy 30 at Hwy 51 that involved two drivers/vehicles). A driver/vehicle (37-year-old WM) was travelling E/B on Hwy 30 from the Interstate. The second driver/vehicle (56-year-old WM) came up from behind and could not slow down in time, therefore rear-ending the other vehicle and causing a crash. Both vehicles spun out and crashed into the center median. One of the drivers was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation. Traffic citations forthcoming. Investigation continuing.
3) EAST: Child Abuse – 11:32 a.m. Officers, along with CPS, responded to concerns about child abuse involving a 1-year-old child. The child had sustained visible injuries. Attempts were made to make contact with the child's father (42-year-old WM) with no success. A safety plan was put into place. Investigation continuing.
4) NORTH: Missing Adult – 12:37 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a missing adult (55-year-old WM). The caller advised that she dropped her son off at the hospital on Monday night concerned about his mental health. The subject's mother advised that she called the hospital on Thursday to check on her son and was advised he had checked out on Monday. Attempt to locate aired. The subject was listed as missing in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.
5) NORTH: Weapons Offense – 3:13 p.m. Officers responded to East Bluff after the caller/homeowner discovered a bullet hole in the wall in her bathroom and a bullet hole on the floor. The caller advised that on Monday she had heard a large bang. Officers canvassed the area and contacted neighbors. It was discovered that a neighbor accidentally discharged his weapon. The neighbor (49-year-old AAM) was cited for discharging a firearm in the city limits.
6) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 6:52 p.m. Officers responded to the 300 block of N. Brooks St for a disturbance between two subjects (40-year-old WM victim and 57-year-old AAM suspect). The suspect threatened the victim with a cane and with a box cutter. The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with disorderly conduct while armed.
7) NORTH: Information/Strong Arm Robbery – 7:16 p.m. Officers were advised that a witness observed a drug deal in front of his north side residence. It was further reported that the "drug deal" turned into a physical disturbance. All subjects involved were no longer on scene when officers arrived. Investigation continuing.
8) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 8:15 p.m. Officers responded to Park/North Ave for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (31-year-old AAF suspect and 52-year-old AAM victim). The suspect, who was upset with her boyfriend/victim, got into her vehicle (with 4 children) and attempted to hit the victim with her vehicle. The suspect subsequently chased the victim with a baseball bat. The suspect was contacted, arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with 2nd degree reckless endangering safety. Additional charges may be forthcoming. Investigation continuing.
9) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 10:31 p.m. Officers responded to the 100 block of E. Gilman St for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (34-year-old AAM victim and 26-year-old AAF suspect). The suspect attempted to run her husband/victim over with her vehicle. The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety. Additional charges may be forthcoming. Investigation continuing.
10) WEST: Weapons Offense/Shots Fired – 10:48 p.m. Officers responded to the 1000 block of Friar Lane for a report of shots fired. Areas checked. No evidence of shots fired located at this time. Additional canvassing may be necessary during daylight hours. Investigation continuing.
11) EAST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 12:27 a.m. Officers responded to a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (15-year-old AAF). The juvenile has a history of running away. No safety concerns identified. Areas checked. Attempt to locate aired. The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.
12) WEST: Residential Burglary – 1:26 a.m. Officers responded to Tucson Trail after a caller/victim (35-year-old AAF) reported three masked men dressed all in black in her kitchen. It appears that the suspects were able to access the homeowner's garage door opener from her unlocked vehicle in order to get into the residence. The suspects fled in a vehicle (likely stolen from a previous incident). Incident report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.
13) CENTRAL: Crash with Injuries – 1:46 a.m. Officers responded to John Nolen Drive/North Shore Dr for a motorcycle vs. SUV crash. The crash resulted in a single fatality (47-year-old WM – motorcycle driver). Medical Examiner's office responded. Incident report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.
14) NORTH: Assist EMS/Fire – 4:55 a.m. Officers responded, along with EMS/Fire, to Manley Street for a pulseless non-breathing subject (44-year-old WF). Indication of drug use observed. Subject has a significant/life threatening condition at the time of our response. Investigation continuing.