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MPD Daily Significant Calls 08/29/2019 to 08/30/2019

August 30, 2019 9:51 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 08/29/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/30/2019, MPD received 529 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 529 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (116), East (87), Midtown (88), North (76), South (47), West (67), and Other (48).  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". 


?1) WEST: Retail Theft/Adult Arrested Person – 7:43 a.m.  Officers received a report of a theft from the Kwik Trip on Maple Grove Drive.  The suspect (27-year-old AAM) fled on foot but was located/apprehended by officers.  The suspect was not cooperative and lied about his identity.  The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with retail theft and two outstanding warrants.     

2) NORTH: Death Investigation – 8:15 a.m.  Officers responded to a north side residence for a deceased subject (68-year-old AAF).  The decedent had a do-not-resuscitate (DNR) bracelet.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing.     

3) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance/Adult Arrested Person – 8:56 a.m.  Officers responded to W. Broadway for a disturbance between two subjects (24-year-old HF victim and 25-year-old AAM suspect).  The victim was physically assaulted and held against her will by the suspect.  The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with domestic battery (2 counts), false imprisonment, disorderly conduct (2 counts) and outstanding warrants (4 counts).

4) EAST: Death Investigation – 12:31 p.m.  Officers responded to an east side assisted living facility for a deceased subject (74-year-old WM).  The decedent had a DNR order in place.  Nothing suspicious observed at this time.  Medical Examiner's office notified.  Investigation continuing. 

5) SOUTH: Stolen Auto/Residential Burglary – 12:53 p.m.  Officers received a report of a stolen auto/residential burglary. The victim (34-year-old AAF) reported that a known acquaintance/suspect (39-year-old AAM) refused to give back her vehicle and burglarized her home on S. Park St.  The suspect is at-large.  Once located, the suspect will be arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle without consent and a probation warrant.  Additional charges may be forthcoming.  Investigation continuing. 

6) EAST: Domestic Disturbance/Residential Burglary/Adult Arrested Person – 2:52 p.m.  Officers responded to an east side residence and met with a victim (53-year-old WF) who reported that her ex-boyfriend/suspect (36-year-old WM) broke into her apartment.  The victim also reported a recent domestic disturbance with the suspect.  The suspect was contacted and probable cause was developed to arrest him.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for medical attention for a previous medical issue.  The suspect was admitted to the hospital and will be conveyed to jail once released on charges of domestic battery, disorderly conduct, intimidation of a victim, trespassing, violation of a harassment injunction and outstanding warrants.  Investigation continuing. 

7) NORTH: Traffic Incident – 5:25 p.m.  Officers responded to Bunker Hill for a crash.  The driver (19-year-old AAF) pulled into a driveway and instead of pressing the brake she accidently hit the gas and drove through a closed garage door, through the garage wall and into the living room of the residence where she struck the resident/family member (68-year-old AAF).  The resident was transported to a local hospital with a broken leg.  Investigation continuing. 

8) CENTRAL: Check Person/Death Investigation – 5:38 p.m.  Officers responded to a central district residence to check the welfare of a resident (61-year-old WM) who had not been seen/heard from in a few days.  Entry was made to the residence and the resident was located deceased.  The decedent had numerous medical and mental health issues.  Nothing suspicious observed at this time.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing.            

9) EAST: Check Person – 6:20 p.m.  Officers responded to the 2700 block of E. Washington Ave for a pulseless non-breathing subject (50-year-old WM).  Officers administered Naloxone to the subject, which revived him.  No charges substantiated at this time.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital. Investigation continuing. 

10) WEST: Information/Check Person – 12:25 a.m.  Officers responded to the 1100 block of Gammon Lane and met with the caller (32-year-old WF) who reported getting into a vehicle and described behavior by the driver, which if proven, would be a disorderly conduct crime.  The caller did not wish to provide additional details to officers.  Investigation continuing. 

11) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance/Adult Arrested Person – 12:44 a.m.  Officers responded to the 2100 block of Atwood Ave for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (41-year-old WF victim and 33-year-old WF suspect).  The subjects are roommates and were involved in a physical altercation.  Probable cause was developed to arrest and charge the suspect.  The suspect was transported to jail and charged with false imprisonment, intimidation of a victim and disorderly conduct (all domestic-related charges). 

12) MIDTOWN: Information/Armed Robbery – 12:53 a.m.  Officers met with a victim (57-year-old AAM) who reported being robbed in the 4700 block of Verona Rd.  There was a delay in the incident being reported.  The victim reported that two suspects (AAMs) stole money from him and that there was indication that one of the suspects had a gun (although one was not observed).  The victim reported knowing at least one of the suspects from previous contacts.  The suspects fled in a vehicle.  Investigation continuing. 

13) CENTRAL: Assist MFD/Arson – 3:09 a.m.  Officers, along with MFD, responded to the 500 block of W. Mifflin St regarding a sofa in the middle of the road being on fire.  Investigation continuing. 

14) EAST: Non-Residential Burglary – 3:29 a.m.  Officers responded to an alarm at the Fast Track Gas Station in the 3500 block of E. Washington Ave.   Investigation revealed that a suspect entered the business, stole cash/cigarettes/other products and fled.  Investigation continuing.              

Posted by: Chief Koval

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