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MPD Daily Significant Calls 07/22/2019 to 07/23/2019

July 23, 2019 9:42 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 07/22/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/23/2019, MPD received 570 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 570 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (106), East (104), Midtown (90), North (76), South (59), West (77), and Other (58).  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 only calls from 3:20pm-3:43pm due to calls for service.

**Priority calls only from 5:47pm-6:45pm due to calls for service.

1) NORTH: Theft – 5:37 a.m.  Officers responded to the Red Roof Inn on Hayes Road after a suspect (28-year-old WF) stole an employee's/victim's (22-year-old AAM) personal belongings from behind the front counter desk (cash and IDs).  The suspect was cited for theft and released.  On 7/22/2019 around 3:09 a.m., the same victim called to report being assaulted by two suspects (not identified at this time) and that his wallet/keys were also taken.  Investigation continuing.    *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) EAST: Assist MFD – 7:24 a.m.  Officers responded, along with MFD, to Acewood Blvd for a fire in an unattached garage.  MPD assisted with scene perimeter and traffic.  MFD has the lead on this investigation.  Investigation continuing. 

3) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 9:22 a.m. Officers responded to the Extended Stay on High Crossing Blvd for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (34-year-old HF victim and 36-year-old AAM suspect).  The couple had been engaged in a verbal argument since around 4:30 a.m.  The argument turned physical and the children of the couple went to the front desk staff to ask for help.  The suspect was contacted and was not cooperative with officers.  The suspect was intoxicated.  The victim sustained visible injuries.  The suspect was arrested on domestic-related charges. 

4) NORTH: Child Neglect – 1:33 p.m.  Officers responded to the 1800 block of Aberg Ave regarding a child (4-month-old AAM) left in a vehicle alone (the vehicle was not running and the windows were cracked).  The child and his mother/suspect (21-year-old AAF) were no longer on scene when officers arrived.  Attempts were made to make contact with the suspect but they were unsuccessful.  Probable cause was developed to charge the suspect, once located.  Child Protective Services notified.  Investigation continuing. 

5) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 2:40 p.m.  Officers responded to N. Butler St for a report of a domestic disturbance between two subjects (23-year-old WF victim and 24-year-old WM suspect).  Dispatch was advised that the suspect was hurting the victim and threatening her with a knife.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  The suspect has two separate probable cause affidavits for bail jumping.  Additional charges may be forthcoming.  Investigation continuing. 

6) EAST: Recovered/Stolen Auto – 3:10 p.m. Officers responded to E. Buckeye Rd/Homberg Ln for a report of a stolen auto that was in the area.  Officers observed the driver/vehicle driving at a high rate of speed and blowing through stop signs.  The driver/vehicle crashed into a stop sign at Cottontail Trail/E. Buckeye Rd.  The driver/suspect (16-year-old WM) and passenger/suspect (18-year-old AAM) fled on foot.  A third subject/suspect (15-year-old AAF) remained with the vehicle.  The driver/suspect was apprehended, arrested, conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center and charged with operating a motor vehicle without consent and multiple traffic citations.  The AAM passenger remains at-large (charges pending for his arrest).  No charges/citations were filed against the AAF subject.  Investigation continuing. 

7) NORTH: Residential Burglary – 6:02 p.m.  Officers responded to N. Sherman Ave for a report of a residential burglary where the home was forced into and several guns and ammunition were stolen.  Investigation continuing.        

8) WEST: Weapons Offense – 7:29 p.m.  Officers responded to the 6700 block of Schroeder Rd for a report of a subject with a gun.  Officers identified that a disturbance took place between two subjects (47-year-old AAF victim and 52-year-old AAM suspect).  The victim reported that the suspect physically assaulted her and pulled a gun on her. Officers observed a suspect matching the victim's description and attempted contact.  The suspect fled on foot but was ultimately taken into custody without incident.  A search revealed a handgun and drugs.  The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with felon in possession of a firearm, possession of heroin with intent to deliver, disorderly conduct and battery.   

9) EAST: Damage to Property – 8:28 p.m.  Officers responded to Stein Ave for a report of a bullet located in the siding of the residence.  A canvass of the area turned up no witnesses and no other damage.  Investigation continuing. 

10) WEST: Death Investigation – 8:48 p.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence for a pulseless non-breathing subject (89-year-old WF).  The subject was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The decedent had multiple health issues.  Medical Examiner's office notified.  Investigation continuing.   

11) WEST: Check Property – 10:09 p.m.  Officers responded to the 200 block of S. High Point Rd for a report of shots fired.  Officers checked the area and did not locate any evidence of shots fired.  Additional canvassing may be necessary during daylight hours.  Investigation continuing. 

12) WEST: Check Person/Weapons Offense – 10:42 p.m.  Officers responded to Watts Rd for a report of a subject with a gun.  The caller (48-year-old WF) reported that her ex-husband (47-year-old WM) was in the residence and that he was intoxicated and had a gun.  Attempts were made to make contact with the subject to check on his well-being.  The subject would only communicate via text.  Ultimately, officers had no probable cause for any charges and left the area.  No further action at this point required by officers. 

13) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:58 a.m.  Officers responded to the 3700 block of Lien Rd for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (36-year-old HF victim and 24-year-old HM suspect).  The victim reported that the suspect came home from work intoxicated and physically assaulted her.  The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with disorderly conduct, battery and strangulation (all domestic-related charges).     

Posted by: Chief Koval

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