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 08/11/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/12/2019, MPD received 372 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 372 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (66), East (82), Midtown (57), North (46), South (42), West (49), and Other (30). 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 6pm-8:30pm due to calls for service.
**Priority calls only from 9:45pm-11:47pm due to calls for service.
1) EAST: Death Investigation – 8:16 a.m. Officers responded, along with EMS/Fire, to the 3300 block of City View Drive for an unresponsive subject (49-year-old WF). Lifesaving measures were not successful. The subject was pronounced deceased. The decedent had a history of medical issues and drug use. Medical Examiner's office responded. Investigation continuing.
2) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance/Adult Arrested Person – 9:17 a.m. Officers responded to the 2400 block of S. Park St for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (48-year-old AAM victim and 30-year-old AAF suspect). The subjects have a child-in-common. The suspect showed up at the victim's workplace demanding that the victim purchase formula for their child. The victim purchased formula, but the wrong kind, which upset the suspect. The suspect followed the victim and physically assaulted him. The suspect left prior to officers arriving on scene but a traffic stop was conducted to make contact with her. Probable cause was developed and the suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and trespassing.
3) NORTH: Drug Incident Overdose – 11:53 a.m. Officers responded to Sherman/Trailsway for a subject/suspect (56-year-old WM) passed out on the sidewalk. MFD administered Naloxone to the suspect, which revived him. The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/treatment. Prescription medications (not for the suspect) were found on the suspect's person. The suspect admitted to taking the pills. The suspect was cited for illegal possession of medications and left in the care of medical staff. Investigation continuing.
4) WEST: Juvenile Arrest(s) – 12:53 p.m. An officer observed three wanted suspects (17-year-old HM, 14-year-old WM and 17-year-old AAM) on McKenna Blvd/Raymond Rd. Two of the suspects took off on foot but were apprehended; one of the suspects stayed and was cooperative. The suspects, all wanted for numerous burglaries and stolen autos from multiple jurisdictions, were conveyed to jail/Juvenile Reception Center for multiple charges. Investigations continuing.
5) MIDTOWN: Check Person/Adult Arrested Person – 3:11 p.m. Officers responded to Brittingham Park Beach for a subject/suspect (25-year-old WM) walking around acting "strange" and reportedly had no clothes on. The suspect admitted to doing mushrooms. The suspect was taken into protective custody, conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation and cited/taken to jail to post on a city ordinance disorderly conduct charge. Investigation continuing.
6) EAST: Death Investigation – 4:49 p.m. Officers responded to an east side residence for a deceased subject (51-year-old WM). Initial cause of death is self-inflicted suicide. Medical Examiner's office responded. Investigation continuing.
7) SOUTH: Check Property – 5:01 p.m. Officers responded to a car dealership in the 2300 block of the W. Beltline Hwy for car alarms being heard. Officers arrived on scene and did not identify any concerns. No further action deemed necessary by officers.
8) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 5:49 p.m. Officers responded to a west side residence for a domestic disturbance where a suspect (22-year-old WM) pounded on the bedroom door of the victim (23-year-old AAM) and started a physical altercation. The suspect grabbed a knife and held it to his own throat, which scared a second subject/victim (22-year-old WF) who was also in the home. The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with domestic disorderly conduct while armed, domestic disorderly conduct and domestic battery.
9) WEST: Crash with Injuries – 5:51 p.m. Officers responded to a motor vehicle vs. bicycle crash on S. Whitney Way/Gilbert Rd. The driver (54-year-old WF) made a lane change on S. Whitney Way when the bicyclist (70-year-old WF) was struck. The bicyclist sustained a laceration to her head and was conveyed to a local hospital for treatment. Witness statements indicate that the bicyclist may be at fault as she went through the intersection fast. No charges have been substantiated at this time. Investigation continuing.
10) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 6:44 p.m. Officers responded to the 700 block of W. Main St where a subject (41-year-old WM) was hearing voices. Journey Mental Health consulted. The subject's parents arrived and ended up taking their son/the subject to a local hospital for a voluntary admittance. No further action deemed necessary by officers at this time.
11) MIDTOWN: Assist EMS/Fire – 6:47 p.m. Officers responded to a Midtown District residence for an unresponsive subject (71-year-old WM). MFD provided emergency medical aid. The subject was conveyed to a local hospital in serious condition. No further action deemed necessary by officers at this time.
12) NORTH: Battery – 8:07 p.m. Officers responded to the 1500 block of Troy Drive for a disturbance. The suspect (38-year-old AAF) had poured alcohol on some people and resisted/threatened an officer when she was told she had an outstanding warrant. The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting, battery to a police officer, threats to law enforcement and a probation violation.
13) MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense/Shots Fired – 9:10 p.m. A subject (19-year-old AAM) arrived at a local hospital with a gunshot wound to his hand. The subject indicated that he was playing with a gun when it went off accidentally. The incident was found to have occurred in Fitchburg PD's jurisdiction. Fitchburg PD responded to the hospital to take the lead on the investigation. Investigation continuing.
14) CENTRAL: Information/Check Person – 9:14 p.m. Officers responded to the 600 block of E. Washington Ave to make contact with a subject (19-year-old WF) who reported being forced to smoke cocaine. Investigation continuing.
15) NORTH: Weapons Offense – 9:39 p.m. Officers responded to reports of shots fired in the area of Troy Drive/Gina Court. A vehicle, with gunshot damage, was located in the area. Areas canvassed and 18 casings were recovered. The vehicle was occupied by a subject/victim (18-year-old AAM) at the time it was shot at. The victim did not sustain any injuries. The victim reported pulling into his residence on Bluff St when the suspect vehicle (with two shooters) began shooting at him/his vehicle. Two residences were found to have been struck by stray bullets; no injuries reported. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.
16) WEST: Check Property – 2:55 a.m. Officers responded to Arctic Fox Drive for what was originally reported as a burglary. The homeowner/caller (WF) reported hearing a subject(s) in the lower level of her residence. Residence checked and it was found to be secure. No indication of a burglary located. No further action deemed necessary by officers.