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 09/02/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/03/2019, MPD received 430 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 430 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (85), East (91), Midtown (76), North (69), South (33), West (45), and Other (31). 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) CENTRAL: Residential Burglary – 6:14 a.m. Officers responded to the 300 block of S. Hamilton Street for a residential burglary. The homeowner/victim (22-year-old WM) was sleeping when he was woken up by an unknown suspect (WM) in the home. The suspect walked through the home naked, asked the victim where his wallet was, took money from the victim and then fled on foot. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.
2) NORTH: Drug Incident/Overdose – 8:13 a.m. Officers responded to the 3500 block of E. Washington Rd for a subject/suspect (35-year-old WF) unconscious in a vehicle. MFD administered Naloxone which revived the suspect. Drug paraphernalia/drugs were observed on scene. The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital and cited for possession of heroin. Additional charges may be forthcoming. Investigation continuing.
3) CENTRAL: Weapons Offense/Adult Arrested Person – 10:21 a.m. Officers responded to the 800 block of E. Main Street for a disturbance involving a knife. The suspect (31-year-old WM) was walking with two adults/victims (43-year-old WM and 41-year-old WF) when a verbal argument broke out. The suspect pulled out a knife and threatened to stab the victims. A juvenile (11-year-old AAF) was in the area and observed the altercation. The suspect did not immediately comply with officers orders to put the knife down. The suspect was ultimately taken into custody without incident (no injuries sustained). The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety, disorderly conduct while armed, carrying a concealed weapon and felony bail jumping (2 counts). Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.
4) SOUTH: Stolen Auto – 11:50 a.m. Officers responded to Moorland Rd for a report of a stolen vehicle. The registered owner believes a key may have been left in the vehicle. Attempt to locate aired. The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.
5) NORTH: Information/Battery – 11:53 a.m. Officers responded to the 4600 block of Hayes Rd for a disturbance involving a 24-year-old AAF victim. Witnesses describe observing a suspect (AAM) physically assaulting the victim in a vehicle. The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived and the victim did not wish to provide a statement. Officers were later called to the hospital to meet with the victim who provided some details through hospital staff. Investigation continuing.
6) EAST: Stolen Auto – 12:04 p.m. Officers responded to Golden Leaf Trail for a report of a stolen vehicle. The registered owner (R/O) was in possession of the vehicle a week ago, when he ran out of gas. The R/O went back to the vehicle several days later and the vehicle was gone. The R/O then waited two days to contact police to report it stolen. Attempt to locate aired. The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.
7) EAST: Check Welfare/Mental Health Conveyance – 4:30 p.m. Officers responded to an east side residence to check the welfare of a suicidal subject (50-year-old AAM). Journey Mental Health plugged in. The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital where he was voluntarily admitted. No further action deemed necessary by officers at this time.
8) WEST: Check Area – 6:17 p.m. Officers responded to Park Edge Drive and made contact with two subjects (17 and 19 years of age) who were observed by neighbors carrying a "shotgun." The weapon was confirmed to be a BB-gun. The family was educated about the city ordinance on using BB guns in the city-limits. No further action deemed necessary by officers.
9) EAST: Retail Theft/Adult Arrested Person – 6:25 p.m. Officers responded to Lien Rd (Bed, Bath and Beyond) for a retail theft. The suspect (20-year-old AAM) was one of four suspects. The suspect refused to identify the other suspects who were with him. The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with felony retail theft. Investigation continuing.
10) CENTRAL: Check Person/Adult Arrested Person – 7:32 p.m. An officer was driving on W. Johnson St when he observed a subject/suspect (37-year-old AAM) walking down the middle of the road. The officer made contact with the suspect who provided a false name. The suspect was subsequently identified and found to have an outstanding warrant. The suspect was arrested for obstructing and the warrant. The suspect was also cited for trespassing at an apartment complex.
11) NORTH: Assist Police/Adult Arrested Person – 11:13 p.m. Officers responded to the area of Packers/Scott to deploy spike strips on a vehicle that Deforest PD was pursuing into the city. The spike deployment was successful and the driver/suspect (44-year-old WF) was taken into custody. Deforest PD has the lead on this investigation. Investigation continuing.
12) WEST: Sexual Assault/Adult Arrested Person – 12:09 a.m. Officers responded to Schroeder Rd for a 911 disconnect call and heard sounds of a disturbance. Officers made contact with two subjects (31-year-old UF victim and 29-year-old UM suspect). The subjects are married. The suspect started a verbal argument with the victim, which then escalated. The suspect slapped and strangled the victim. The suspect also attempted to sexually assault the victim, however was interrupted as police arrived. The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with battery, strangulation, false imprisonment, domestic disorderly conduct and 2nd degree sexual assault. Investigation continuing.
13) CENTRAL: Residential Burglary – 3:27 a.m. Officers responded to N. Bassett Rd for a residential burglary. The homeowner/victim (20-year-old WF) woke up to discover an unknown suspect walking naked in her home. The description of the suspect matches that given in incident #1 above. Investigation continuing.
?14) NORTH: Information/Check Area – 8/31 (Saturday) around 9:15am. MPD responded to take a report of a rope, configured in the shape of a noose, that was seen dangling from a tree in the 1400 block of Wyoming Way. Initial report was awaiting transcription. Investigation continuing.