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MPD Daily Significant Calls 09/11/2019 to 09/12/2019

September 12, 2019 9:20 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 09/11/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/12/2019, MPD received 439 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 439 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (89), East (93), Midtown (72), North (69), South (37), West (57), and Other (22).  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: Check Person – 7:30 a.m.  Officers responded to the jail on W. Doty St to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject (49-year-old WM).  The subject was voluntarily admitted to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health is plugged in.  No further action deemed necessary by officers at this time. 

2) EAST: Check Person – 9:47 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital after a patient/subject (WM) walked away against medical advice.  The subject was located and officers assisted with transporting the subject home to the care/supervision of his wife.  No further action deemed necessary by officers at this time.   

3) CENTRAL: Crash with Injuries – 12:06 p.m.  Officers responded to E. Dayton St/N. Blair St for a motor vehicle vs. bicyclist crash.  The driver of the vehicle (30-year-old WM) was on Blair, turned onto Dayton St and struck a bicyclist (25-year-old UM) who was in the crosswalk.  The bicyclist sustained a broken leg and other non-life threatening injuries.  The driver was cited for failure to yield.     

4) EAST: Check Property – 12:18 p.m.  Officers responded to a hotel on Cross Roads Dr for a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot.  As officers made their way to the vehicle the driver/suspect (21-year-old AAM) fled in the vehicle.  MPD did not pursue the vehicle.  Officers attempted to contact the suspect at a residence on the east side.  The suspect fled on foot.  Areas canvassed.  K9 track conducted.  The suspect was not apprehended.  Once located, the suspect will be charged with reckless driving, trespassing and resisting/obstructing.  Investigation continuing. 

5) EAST: Assist Animal – 3:48 p.m.  An officer was flagged down on Sycamore reference a young raccoon that was in a tree and had a jar stuck on its head.  Animal Control responded and used a pole to "encourage" the raccoon to come down and an officer tried to catch it with a net.  The raccoon didn't land in the net, but it did grab a branch and tumbled to the ground.  The jar popped off its head and the raccoon had a second opportunity on life. :)     

6) SOUTH: Residential Burglary – 5:48 p.m.  Officers responded to Waunona Way for a residential burglary.  The resident/victim (39-year-old WM) arrived home to find a glass sliding door shattered.  Officers cleared the residence and located numerous laptops that were reported stolen in an earlier case.  Investigation continuing.           

7) CENTRAL: Check Person – 6:30 p.m.  Officers responded to the 500 block of W. Dayton St to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject (20-year-old WF).  The subject was contacted and convinced the subject go to a local hospital for help.  The subject was voluntarily admitted and left in the care of medical staff.  No further action deemed necessary by officers at this time.   

8) EAST: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 8:04 p.m.  Officers met with a victim/employee (16-year-old HF) who reported being inappropriately touched by an unknown suspect/customer (HM).  Investigation continuing. 

9) MIDTOWN: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 12:36 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital where a potential sexual assault of a child incident was reported.  A child (4-year-old UF) was brought into the hospital by her mother for an evaluation due to some concerning pain.  The child and mother were no longer at the hospital when officers were notified.  It was reported that the child's mother was cooperative and appropriate.  Child Protective Services notified.  Investigation continuing.    

Posted by: Chief Koval

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