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MPD Daily Significant Calls 08/04/2019 to 08/05/2019

August 5, 2019 11:18 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 08/04/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/05/2019, MPD received 404 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 404 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (95), East (69), Midtown (53), North (44), South (37), West (49), and Other (57).  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 3:30pm-4:15pm due to calls for service. 

**Short staffed - down an officer from 12p-3pm and 7pm-8pm. 


1) WEST: Check Person – 8:24 a.m.  Officers were contacted by the jail after an inmate had advised that her 3-year-old son was home alone (due to her being arrested).  Officers headed towards Tree Lane to check the address as dictation reports were reviewed which revealed that officers had placed the child with a family member.  Information provided to the jail/inmate.  No further action deemed necessary.   

2) EAST: Check Person – 9:52 a.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject (22-year-old UM) who is homeless and has mental health issues.  Areas checked.  Attempt to locate aired.  Investigation continuing. 

3) SOUTH: Check Person – 11:11 a.m.  Officers responded to the 1100 block of Moorland Rd for a report of a female subject screaming "get off me."  Officers arrived quickly in the area but did not locate any subjects in need of assistance.  Areas checked.  No further action deemed necessary by police at this time. 

4) NORTH: Theft – 1:30 p.m.  Officers responded to a north side residence for a report of a theft.  The victims (22-year-old WF and 24-year-old AAM) advised that an acquaintance/suspect (18-year-old AAM), who had been staying at their home, stole electronics and a handgun from them.  Investigation continuing.  

5) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:58 p.m.  Officers responded to Vernon Ave for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (29-year-old AAF victim and 29-year-old AAM suspect).  The victim reported that the suspect shoved her, slammed her to the floor, kneeled on her chest and strangled her after she asked him to leave the residence because he refused to help pay rent.  The suspect continued to cause a disturbance and physically assaulted the victim.  The victim sustained visible injuries and was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/treatment.  The suspect was arrested for domestic battery, domestic disorderly conduct, domestic strangulation and two counts of bail jumping.     

6) NORTH: Information/Armed Robbery – 2:43 p.m.  Officers responded to the area of Huxley/Loftsgordon after the caller (38-year-old AAM) reported that he was robbed at gunpoint.  Investigation reveals a convoluted story – the caller and another subject (31-year-old AAM) were playing chess for money and they got into an argument about debts owed.  The 31-year-old subject left the residence, where they were playing chess, and had a friend pick him up.  The caller followed the vehicle occupied by two subjects and called 911.  A traffic stop was conducted.  No guns were located.  Inconsistent explanations provided by all involved.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

7) SOUTH: Stolen Auto – 3:18 p.m.  Officers received a report of two stolen vehicles from a south side residence.  The two suspects (AAMs) were observed driving the vehicles at a high rate of speed.  The vehicles were entered as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

8) MIDTOWN: Crash with Injuries – 3:59 p.m.  Officers responded to the 3500 block of Monroe Street for a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash.  The pedestrian (63-year-old WF) did not obey the crossing signal and was struck by the vehicle/driver (51-year-old WF) turning on a green light.  The pedestrian sustained minor injuries.  The pedestrian was cited for failure to yield to vehicle (pedestrian). 

9) MIDTOWN: Drug Incident/Overdose – 4:37 p.m.  Officers responded, along with MFD/EMS, to the 3100 block of N. Sherman Ave for a pulseless non-breathing subject (33-year-old WM) in a vehicle.  MFD administered Naloxone to the subject, which revived him.  The subject was transported to a local hospital.  No evidence of drug use observed.  No charges substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

10) MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 4:37 p.m.  Officers responded to a midtown district residence for a pulseless non-breathing subject (66-year-old AM).  Lifesaving measures not successful.  The death was self-inflicted.  Medical Examiner's office notified.  Investigation continuing.     

11) MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 5:46 p.m.  Officers responded to Rogan's Shoes on Odana Rd for two suspects (13-year-old AAM and 14-year-old AAM) causing a disturbance.  The suspects were contacted.  It was discovered that both suspects had been in other stores nearby also causing disturbances (they were banned from one of the stores).  One of the suspect's threatened an employee at Rogan's.  The suspects were taken into custody, conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center (JRC) and charged with disorderly conduct.     

12) CENTRAL: Battery – 9:56 p.m.  Officers responded to the 500 block of State St for a battery complaint.  The victim (48-year-old WM) reported that the suspect (40-year-old WM) hit him in the face with an open hand.  The suspect was contacted and he was not cooperative with officers.  The suspect was subsequently arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with disorderly conduct and battery. 

13) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 12:31 a.m.  Officers responded to the 1900 block of Atwood Ave for a report that a subject had been shot at.  Contact was made with the caller (21-year-old AAF) who stated her boyfriend/suspect (22-year-old AAM) had been shot at and was no longer answering calls or texts.  Officers located the boyfriend/suspect and several other subjects/suspects (25-year-old AAF, 30-year-old AAM, 33-year-old AAM).  It was discovered that the group was filming a rap video which showed a fake armed robbery being committed with an unloaded BB gun.  The boyfriend/suspect lied to his girlfriend about being shot at.  The boyfriend/suspect was cited for disorderly conduct.  The female suspect was cited for casual possession of marijuana.  The two other suspects were cited for obstructing a city street.   Incident Report completed on MPD's website. 

14) SOUTH: Battery – 2:37 a.m.  Officers responded to Moorland Rd for a disturbance between two subjects (27-year-old AAF victim and 29-year-old AAM suspect).  The victim was observed with visible injuries.  The suspect was located hiding in the bathroom.  Probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect for battery, disorderly conduct and a probation hold (non-domestic).  The suspect was conveyed to jail.   

Posted by: Chief Koval

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