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MPD Daily Significant Calls 08/30/2019 to 08/31/2019

August 31, 2019 10:03 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 08/30/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/31/2019, MPD received 574 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 574 calls for service for the past 24 hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (129), East (107), Midtown (80), North (90), South (66), West (67), and Other (35).  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 5:50pm to 8:20pm and from 1:45am to 6:10am due to calls for service.

1) WEST: Assist EMS/Death Investigation – 8:43 a.m.  Officers responded to a west side assisted living facility for a subject (67-year-old WM) who went into cardiac arrest.  Lifesaving measures were attempted but not successful.  Medical Examiner's office notified.

2) WEST: Domestic Disturbance/Adult Arrested Person – 9:43 a.m.  Officers responded to Russett Rd for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (53-year-old AAM victim and 20-year-old AAM suspect).  The victim is the suspect's father.  The subjects got into a verbal argument, which then turned physical.  The suspect placed the victim in a choke hold and slammed him to the ground.  The suspect fled the residence but was contacted by an officer.  The suspect was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The suspect was subsequently conveyed to jail on charges of disorderly conduct, battery and strangulation.   

3) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance/Adult Arrested Person – 10:43 a.m.  Officers responded to a north side residence for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (56-year-old WM suspect and 92-year-old WM victim).  The victim is the suspect's father.  The suspect was visiting his father when an argument broke out.  The suspect struck the victim in the head with a lamp.  The victim was conveyed to a local hospital to receive stitches.  The suspect was arrested for aggravated battery to an elderly person (domestic-related).  Investigation continuing.

4) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 3:11 pm.  Officers arrested a suspect (53-year-old AAM) in the 2900 block of E Washington Ave who was wanted for fraud.  Officers located a stolen credit card and drugs on the suspect.  Additional charges may be forthcoming.  Investigation continuing.

5) NORTH: Death Investigation – 3:45 pm.  An acquaintance found the subject (41-year-old FW) deceased in her residence.  The decedent had a history of drug use and medical issues.  Investigation continuing.
6) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 5:41 pm.  Witnesses called 911 to report observing a disturbance in a vehicle in the 2200 block of Fish Hatchery Rd between the suspect (18-year-old AAM) and the victim (17-year-old AAF).  Officers arrived on scene and the suspect fled on foot but was apprehended with the help of a K9.  There was probable cause to arrest the suspect from two previous incidents, and numerous charges were added for this incident including resisting/obstructing an officer, battery to law enforcement, and bail jumping.  Investigation continuing.

7) EAST: Intoxicated Person – 6:04 pm.  The parents of a subject (43-year-old WM) contacted police because the subject had been drinking, threatened his neighbor and threatened to hurt himself.  The subject was transported to the hospital for evaluation.  No further police action deemed necessary at this time.

8) EAST: Threats Complaint – 7:23 pm.  The principal of a private school learned from a student that another student/suspect (15-year-old WM) had sent him a Snapchat video showing a firearm and threatening to shoot up the school.  Police made contact with the suspect who admitted to making the video because he thought it was "cool" but denied having any intent to commit an act of mass violence.  Investigation continuing.

9) MIDTOWN: Missing Adult – 7:57 pm.  A mother contacted police because she was concerned for the welfare of her son (31-year-old AAM), who she last heard from a month ago.  The mother reported the subject did not make a withdrawal from his bank account on the most recent payday which was unusual.  The subject has mental health issues and has been listed as missing for several months.  Investigation continuing.

10) MIDTOWN: Check Property – 8:10 pm.  Dispatch received several reports of shots fired in the area of Lumley Rd.  Officers responded to the area and contacted several people who said they did not hear gunfire.  At this time there are no reports of damage to property or injuries.  Investigation continuing.

11) NORTH: Sexual Assault – 10:39 pm.  A victim (34-year-old WF) reported a known suspect sexually assaulted her a few days ago.  The victim was able to provide minimal detailed information about the location or suspect.  Investigation continuing.

12) CENTRAL: Motor Vehicle vs Pedestrian Crash – 11:04 pm.  A pedestrian/victim (34-year-old WM) crossing E Washington Ave at N Hancock St was apparently distracted and walked into traffic.  The victim was struck by a motorist/suspect (27-year-old AAM) who drove away from the scene.  Witnesses updated dispatch with the location of the suspect vehicle which eventually crashed into parked cars on Union St.  Officers located the suspect at his residence where he was arrested and charged with OWI 1st offense causing injury, operating a motor vehicle while suspended and felony bail jumping.  The victim was transported to the hospital.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

13) CENTRAL: Traffic Crash – 11:12 pm.  The suspect (18-year-old WM) lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree at E Gorham St and Wisconsin Ave.  The suspect was charged with recklessly endangering safety as there were many pedestrians in the area, as well as numerous traffic violations.  Investigation continuing.

14) SOUTH: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 12:20 am.  Callers to dispatch reported hearing gunshots in the 2800 block of Traceway Dr.  Officers checked the area and located casings but no evidence of damage to property or injured persons.  Investigation continuing.


Posted by: Chief Koval

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