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 08/31/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/01/2019, MPD received 525 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 525 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (128), East (87), Midtown (92), North (70), South (44), West (67), and Other (37). 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 4:05 p.m. – 5:25 p.m., 6:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m., and 2:19 a.m. – 6:04 a.m. due to high volume of calls.
1) WEST: Information/Theft – 11:04 p.m. (08/30) Officers responded to Vintage Brewing Co., 674 S. Whitney Way, for a victim (53 year-old WF) reporting that her purse had been stolen from her table by an acquaintance. Witnesses and the victim have conflicting reports of the incident. Video of the incident may be available. *This was a late call that did not make the previous 24-hour cycle call notes due to officers being involved at the scene and reports from the field were not yet typed. Investigation continuing.
2) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 1:55 a.m. (08/31) Officers were dispatched to Ian's Pizza, 319 N. Frances St., for a suspect (34 year-old WM) who had barricaded himself in the bathroom with a knife, threatening to stab people. Officers forced entry into the bathroom, and the suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail on charges of disorderly conduct while armed and resisting. *This was a late call that did not make the previous 24-hour cycle call notes due to officers being involved at the scene and reports from the field were not yet typed.
3) CENTRAL: Robbery Strong Armed – 5:52 a.m. (08/31) Officers responded to Jenifer St. for a victim (49 year-old WM) who had been robbed. The victim had been walking in the area when his ex-coworker/suspect (36 year-old WM) walked up and asked to borrow some money. When the victim refused, the suspect started punching the victim and knocked him to the ground. The victim fell unconscious briefly. The victim was conveyed to a local hospital, and probable cause was established to arrest the suspect on charges of strong armed robbery, substantial battery, and felony bail jumping. *This was a late call that did not make the previous 24-hour cycle call notes due to officers being involved at the scene and reports from the field were not yet typed.
4) NORTH: Adult Arrested Person/Domestic Disturbance – 7:48 a.m. Officers responded to the 500 block of Northport Dr. for a victim (21 year-old AAM) who had been battered by his girlfriend/suspect (22 year-old AAF). The two had gotten into an argument over allegations of infidelity, and the suspect admitted to knocking over the victim, jumping on his back a few times, and punching him in the mouth. The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail on a domestic-related charge of battery.
5) CENTRAL: Stolen Auto – 9:39 a.m. Officers responded to the 400 block of N. Broom St. for a victim (21 year-old WF) reporting that her vehicle had been stolen. The vehicle was entered into all the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.
6) WEST: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 9:52 a.m. Officers attempted to locate a child (10 year-old WM) who had run away from his residence. The child was located at Noodles & Company, but upon seeing officers, he promptly ran away toward West Towne Mall. The child was subsequently found and was returned safely home.
7) NORTH: Adult Arrested Person/Domestic Disturbance - 12:38 p.m. Officers responded to Dryden Dr. for a suspect (26 year-old AAM) who had struck the mother of his child/victim (20 year-old AAF). The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail on domestic-related charges of battery and disorderly conduct.
8) NORTH: Missing Juvenile/Runaway - 1:27 p.m. Officers responded to the 1900 block of Northport Dr. for a caller (21 year-old AAF) who could not locate her son (1 year-old AAM). Witnesses in the area reported the child leaving with a neighbor (35 year-old WM). After utilizing a K9 track and a phone ping, the son returned home unharmed with the neighbor.
9) EAST: Adult Arrested Person/Domestic Disturbance - 3:18 p.m. Officers responded to Wayridge Dr. for a suspect (23 year-old AAM) who had caused a disturbance in his mother/victim's (40 year-old AAF) residence. The suspect had damaged the exterior door with a wrench and fled from the scene. A K9 track was implemented, and the suspect was found hiding in a dumpster. The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail on domestic-related charges of disorderly conduct while armed, criminal damage to property, and resisting, as well as charges from previous incidents.
10) EAST: Disturbance - 6:01 p.m. Officers were dispatched to a large physical disturbance at the shelter of Olbrich Park Beach. Approximately 50 people from two separate parties were physically fighting. Witnesses said a male subject produced a firearm during the disturbance. Several subjects on scene were cited for battery. No weapons were located. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.
11) MIDTOWN: Information/Sexual Assault - 6:33 p.m. Officers responded to a midtown residence for a juvenile victim (under 10 years old/9 year-old HF) who had been inappropriately touched by another juvenile (cousin). The victim was conveyed to a local hospital for examination. Safety plans were made, and CPS was notified. Investigation continuing.
12) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 8:34 p.m. Officers responded to the 100 block of State St. for a victim (23 year-old WF) who had been battered. The victim had been walking to work when she walked past the suspect (26 year-old AAF), who was panhandling. When asked for money, the victim politely refused. As the victim walked away, the suspect yelled after her, ran after her, and punched the victim. Upon contact, the suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail on charges of disorderly conduct, battery, misdemeanor bail jumping, and felony bail jumping, as well as three warrants from previous incidents.
13) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person/Domestic Disturbance – 10:57 p.m. Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of King St. for reports of a domestic disturbance. The victim (37 year-old WF) and her husband/suspect (36 year-old WM) had been out drinking. During an argument over where to head next, the suspect grabbed the victim, shook her, and pulled her to the ground. Upon contact, the suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail on a domestic-related charge of disorderly conduct.
14) WEST: Theft from Auto – 11:44 p.m. MPD was dispatched to Chick-Fil-A, 430 S. Gammon Rd., for a victim (29 year-old HM) reporting a theft from his vehicle. A pack holding a knife, glass breaker, and a handgun had been taken. Investigation continuing.
15) MIDTOWN: Trespass – 1:18 a.m. Officers responded to Schwoegler Park Towne Lanes, 444 Grand Canyon Dr., for a banned suspect (30 year-old WM) who was acting strangely, making threats, and being argumentative with staff. Upon contact, the suspect fought with officers, and two Taser deployments were utilized, the first being ineffective. The suspect was arrested and conveyed to a local hospital for medical clearance before subsequently being conveyed to jail on charges of resisting and trespass after notification.
16) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person/Sexual Assault – 1:41 a.m. Officers were on routine patrol in the 600 block of State St. when they witnessed an intoxicated suspect (24 year-old WM) inappropriately touch a victim (24 year-old WF) as he walked past her. The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail on a charge of 4th degree sexual assault.
17) EAST: Drug Incident Overdose – 2:10 a.m. Officers were dispatched to the 4200 block of E. Towne Blvd. for a pulseless non-breathing suspect (40 year-old AAM). The suspect was given at least one dose of naloxone by MFD. Through investigation, a bindle of heroin was found on the suspect's person. The suspect was issued a citation for possession of a controlled substance and conveyed to a local hospital for a medical clearance.
18) CENTRAL: Fight Call – 2:14 a.m. Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of W. Gilman St. for a large fight with approximately 30 people involved. Upon contact, the crowd began to separate and move toward the Cheba Hut. A call then came in from the Cheba Hut of a man with a gun. A suspect (21 year-old AAM) matching the given description of the person with the gun was detained. While detaining this suspect, another suspect (21 year-old AAM) tried to intervene, grabbing the officer's shoulder, and a Taser was deployed on this suspect. It was found through investigation that the first suspect had been jumping up and down on cars earlier and had threatened to shoot the vehicle's owner. He was arrested and conveyed to jail on two charges of disorderly conduct, resisting/obstructing an officer, and a probation hold. The second suspect was arrested for resisting/obstructing an officer. Investigation continuing.
19) CENTRAL: OMVWI Arrest/Intoxicated Driver – 3:38 a.m. Officers responded to the 500 block of W. Dayton St. for a vehicle that had struck a tree. A witness had seen the suspect (31 year-old HM) taking the keys from the vehicle and walking away. Upon contact, the suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for a minor injury sustained from the crash. The suspect was cited for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated (OMVWI) (1st) and was left in the care of a responsible party at the hospital.
20) SOUTH: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 5:10 a.m. Officers were dispatched to the 3000 block of Todd Dr. for witnesses hearing multiple shots in the area. A possible suspect vehicle was observed. Investigation continuing.