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MPD Daily Significant Calls 07/21/2019 to 07/22/2019

July 22, 2019 8:42 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 07/21/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/22/2019, 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 (73), East (81), Midtown (62), North (74), South (44), West (78), and Other (40).  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". 

**Staffing shortages: two 1st detail officers were ordered over to cover 3rd detail vacancies; two 4th detail officers and one 5th detail officer were ordered in early to cover 3rd detail shortages.   

1) NORTH: Theft from Auto – 8:53 a.m.  Officers responded to a north side residence where a victim (27-year-old AAM) reported that his gun was stolen from his locked vehicle.  The victim has a valid concealed-carry weapon permit.  The gun was entered as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.   

2) EAST: Disturbance – 10:29 a.m.  Officers responded to the 4500 block of East Towne Blvd for a disturbance.  The suspect (26-year-old AAM) refused to cooperate with officers and attempted to walk away.  The suspect was successfully detained and subsequently arrested and conveyed to jail on charges of obstructing and bail jumping.  The second involved subject/suspect in the disturbance was not on scene when officers arrived.  Investigation continuing. 

3) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 1:54 p.m.  Officers responded to the 200 block of N. Paterson St for a wanted suspect (49-year-old UF).  The suspect was taken into custody without incident and conveyed to jail on outstanding warrants (probation/parole warrants). 

4) SOUTH: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 2:18 p.m.  Officers met with a victim (14-year-old AAF) who reported inappropriate contact by a suspect (UM) whom she met through the parent of children she was babysitting for.  Investigation continuing. 

5) CENTRAL: Aggravated/Substantial Battery – 3:37 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital and met with a victim (21-year-old AAF) who reported being physically assaulted earlier that morning on W. Gilman St.  The victim explained that the father of her child/suspect (30-year-old AAM) had a verbal dispute with one another and the situation escalated into a physical encounter.  The victim was struck in the chin by the suspect's closed fist.  Officers made contact with the suspect.  Probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect.  The suspect was conveyed to jail on charges of disorderly conduct and substantial/aggravated battery (domestic-related charges).  Investigation continuing.      

6) MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 5:46 p.m.  Officers responded to the 5300 block of Hammersley Rd for a residential burglary.  The homeowner/victim (76-year-old WM) reported being gone for two days and returning home to his firearm and jewelry stolen from his home.  Investigation continuing.   

7) NORTH: Non-Residential Burglary – 9:00 p.m.  Officers responded to the Capitol Petro Mart in the 1100 block of N. Sherman Ave for a burglary.  The owner of the business reported observing a suspect (AAM) in the store on a surveillance camera from off-site.  Officers located the front door of the store open.  No suspects were located in the store.  The suspect stole cigarettes.  Investigation continuing.

8) NORTH: Preserve the Peace – 9:47 p.m.  Officers responded to Columbus Lane for a report of a subject causing some sort of disturbance.  The officers made contact with two subjects (26-year-old AAF and 33-year-old AAM).  The subjects were in the middle of breaking up and the male subject was attempting to get his belongings.  Officers assisted in a preserve the peace request.  No charges were substantiated.  No further action required by officers. 

9) WEST: Check Property – 11:14 p.m.  Officers responded to the 6400 block of Raymond Rd for multiple reports of shots fired.  No evidence of shots fired located by officers, at this time.  Additional canvassing may be necessary during daylight hours. No reports of injuries/damage.  Investigation continuing. 

10) NORTH: Crash/Intoxicated Driver/Adult Arrested Person – 1:24 a.m.  Officers responded to a two-vehicle crash on Portage Rd.  The driver/suspect (36-year-old WM) admitted to hitting a mailbox and then striking a parked vehicle.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/treatment of his injuries (sprained foot).  Field sobriety tests were administered which the suspect performed poorly.  The suspect was uncooperative with officers.  The suspect was initially arrested, charged and released to a responsible party for driving while under the influence (1st offense) but then the suspect started a disturbance with the sober/responsible party entrusted to taking him home.  As a result, officers felt there could be an escalation in violence and compelled the suspect to go to jail rather than being released back to the friend.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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