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MPD Daily Significant Calls 08/10/2019 to 08/11/2019

August 11, 2019 10:07 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 08/10/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/11/2019, MPD received 510 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 510 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (122), East (114), Midtown (52), North (68), South (54), West (64), and Other (36).  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".

*** Priorities only from 5:43 p.m. – 8:05 p.m., 8:42 p.m. – 11:16 p.m., and 11:22 p.m. – 3:04 a.m. due to multiple resource-intensive calls.

1) SOUTH: Check Person – 7:51 a.m.  Officers responded to a south side multiple occupancy home for a subject (58 year-old AAM) who was attempting suicide. MPD and MFD made contact with the subject and subsequently conveyed him to a local hospital.

2) NORTH: Stolen Auto – 9:36 a.m.  Officers responded to Pawling St. for a reported stolen auto. The victim (69 year-old WM) had invited over an unknown suspect (WM in his 30s) to stay the night. In the morning, the victim found his keys, vehicle, laptop, and cash missing.  Investigation continuing.

3) WEST: Check Person – 11:36 a.m.  Officers responded to a west side residence for a caller stating that his wife was unconscious and not breathing. Upon contact, the female was conveyed by MFD to a local hospital for medical-related issues.

4) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance/Arrested Person – 2:48 p.m.  Officers responded to Lakepoint Dr. for a domestic disturbance between the victim/daughter (20 year-old WF) and her father/suspect (49 year-old WM). The suspect was intoxicated and arguing with the victim as she was holding her small child (10 month-old WF). The suspect threw a half-filled plastic soda bottle at the victim and her child. Upon police contact, the victim also reported a previous incident where the suspect had kicked her. The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail on domestic-related charges of battery, disorderly conduct, and 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety (of the child).

5) SOUTH: Disturbance/Arrested Person – 4:26 p.m.  Officers responded to Goodman Pool, 306 W. Olin Ave., for reports of a physical fight. The victim (38 year-old WF) had saved three pool chairs with her belongings while she went to the concession stand. The suspect (18 year-old AAF) and her family (20 year-old AAF and 29 year-old AAF) sat in these chairs. Upon the victim's return, the victim and the suspect's group argued. As the victim attempted to take her items and leave, the suspect punched the victim from behind. Once police arrived on scene, the suspect attempted to punch the victim again and ended up punching a police officer. One of the suspect's relatives (29 year-old AAF) is pregnant and was kicked in the stomach by the victim during the struggle. The 29 year-old was conveyed to a local hospital for evaluation and was cited for disorderly conduct. The 18 year-old was arrested and conveyed to jail on charges of battery to law enforcement, simple battery, and disorderly conduct. The 20 year-old was cited for disorderly conduct.

6) EAST: Drug Incident Overdose – 6:20 p.m.  Officers responded to the Microtel Inn, 2139 East Springs Dr., for a suspect (24 year-old WF) who had overdosed on heroin. The suspect was cited and conveyed to a local hospital. Upon medical clearance, the suspect will be conveyed to jail on an arrest warrant.

7) NORTH: Stolen Auto – 6:38 p.m.  A victim (77 year-old WF) called police, reporting that her vehicle had been stolen from Wiggies Bar, 1901 Aberg Ave. OnStar tracked the vehicle to the intersection of S. Baldwin St. and E. Washington Ave. OnStar placed an ignition lock on the vehicle to prevent it from moving, and officers were dispatched to the area. Upon contact with the vehicle, three juveniles were seen fleeing from the scene, and a foot pursuit ensued. Two female suspects (16 year-old AAFs) were apprehended, but the third suspect (17 year-old AAM) escaped. A K9 track was initiated. Both female suspects were arrested and conveyed to JRC on charges of resisting/obstructing an officer and operating a vehicle without consent - passenger (OMVWOC). Probable cause was established for the arrest of the male suspect on charges of resisting/obstructing an officer and OMVWOC – intentionally take & drive. Investigation continuing.

8) EAST: Check Area – 8:13 p.m.  Officers responded to the 900 block of Acewood Blvd. for a caller who reported hearing three shots fired. Officers checked the area, and no evidence was located.

9) CENTRAL: Check Area – 8:56 p.m.  Possible shots fired were reported in the area of Webb Ave./Darbo Dr. However, shortly after, fireworks were seen in the area. No further action was taken at this time.

10) EAST: Robbery Armed – 9:01 p.m.  Officers responded to the Dutch Mill Park and Ride, 13 Collins Ct., for a victim (22 year-old WM) reporting that his car keys were stolen. A suspect (HM in his early 20s) had originally approached the victim in his car and demanded money. When the victim responded that he had none, the suspect pointed a silver handgun at him and demanded his car keys. The suspect fled on foot. No video evidence was available. Investigation continuing.

11) EAST: Weapons Offense/Arrested Juvenile – 9:03 p.m.  Officers responded to an east side residence for a suspect (13 year-old WF) who had been threatening her mother/victim (48 year-old WF) with a screwdriver. The suspect had then gone into the bathroom with a knife and made suicidal statements. Officers made contact and were able to detain the suspect. The suspect later revealed that she hadn't been suicidal, she had just been upset with her mother. Journey Mental Health was consulted, and the suspect was cited for disorderly conduct while armed.

12) NORTH: Crash w/Injuries – 11:16 p.m.  Officers responded to the intersection of E. Washington Ave. and Marquette St. for a motorcyclist (19 year-old AAM) who had collided with a pedestrian (18 year-old HM). The pedestrian was conveyed to a local hospital for significant head injuries and multiple fractures. The motorcyclist was conveyed to a local hospital for road rash. The motorcyclist had no signs of impairment. The pedestrian was listed as stable at the hospital, and there are no citations or charges at this time. Investigation continuing.

13) CENTRAL: Robbery Strong Armed – 1:05 a.m.  Officers responded to E. Main St. and S. Butler St. for a victim (26 year-old HM) who reported being pushed to the ground by three unknown AAM suspects. The suspects kicked him and stole his wallet while he was on the ground. The suspect sustained minor injuries. Investigation continuing.

14) CENTRAL: Robbery Strong Armed – 1:40 a.m.  Officers responded to Hoard St. for a reported strong armed robbery that had happened several hours earlier in the area of Reynolds Park, 810 E. Mifflin St. The victim (41 year-old WM) had been drinking at the park with several other subjects. The victim is a member of a different gang than the suspect. When the topic of their gangs came up, the suspect slammed the victim to the ground and began kicking him in the stomach and rib area. The victim had cash and a phone stolen from him. Investigation continuing.

15) CENTRAL: Substantial Battery – 1:54 a.m.  Officers responded to Madison's Bar, 119 King St., for a victim (23 year-old WM) who had been battered. The victim had been in an altercation with three AAM suspects, but had no memory of the battery. One witness reported that the victim was grappling with the suspects, ended up on the ground, and was kicked in the head, causing him to lose consciousness. Video evidence may be exist of this incident. Investigation continuing.

16) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance/Arrested Person – 2:08 a.m.  Officers responded to Ian's Pizza, 319 N. Francis St., for a fight in progress. The suspect (27 year-old WM) had asserted that he could knock out his roommate/victim (27 year-old WM) with one punch. The victim disregarded this statement. Five minutes later, the suspect punched the victim directly in the nose, breaking it. The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail on a domestic-related charge of substantial battery.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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