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MPD Daily Significant Calls 09/14/2019 to 09/15/2019

September 15, 2019 10:30 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 09/14/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/15/2019, MPD received 521 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 521 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (122), East (117), Midtown (70), North (65), South (39), West (59), and Other (49).  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 for North, Central, and East districts beginning at 8:42 p.m.  Central district returned to routine calls at 8:54 p.m.  North and East districts returned to routine calls at 9:20 p.m.**

1) CENTRAL: OMVWI Arrest/Adult Arrested Person – 2:55 a.m.  MPD observed a vehicle weaving in and out of traffic in the downtown area.  Officers conducted a traffic stop at N Shore Dr and John Nolen Dr and arrested a 25-year-old HM suspect for OMVWI (2nd offense).  The suspect was also arrested for possession of cocaine and possession of methamphetamine, as well as misdemeanor 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.* 

2) SOUTH: Check Person – 4:27 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to a South side group home due to a large disturbance taking place.  A 19-year-old WM subject had broken a toilet and had been throwing broken pieces of the toilet throughout the house.  The subject was transported by staff to a local hospital for evaluation.  *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) EAST: Death Investigation – 6:58 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to an East side residential address reference a death investigation.  A 42-year-old HF subject failed to show up for work and was subsequently found deceased at home.  Death is suspected to be from an overdose due to drug evidence located near the subject.  Medical Examiner on scene.  Investigation continuing.

4) SOUTH: Sexual Assault of a Child/Information – 10:29 a.m.  MPD was contacted by CPS reference a sexual assault to a child complaint.  It was reported that the child and parent could be contacted at home for interview.  CPS and MPD arrived at a South side residential address and could not locate anyone at home at the time.  Investigation continuing.
5) WEST: Recovered/Stolen Auto – 11:34 a.m.  MPD was contacted by Columbia County Sheriff's Department with a request to assist in locating a stolen vehicle.  The stolen auto had a GPS system attached and showed the vehicle located near a West side residential address.  Officers arrived on scene and located the vehicle unoccupied.  Columbia County Sheriff's Department was notified of vehicle recovery. 

6) EAST: Drug Incident-Overdose – 11:53 a.m.  MPD and MFD/EMS were dispatched to Motel 6 (4202 East Towne Blvd) reference a 31-year-old WM suspect who was found in his room, with agonal breathing.  MFD/EMS administered naloxone which revived the subject.  The suspect was transported to a local hospital for a medical evaluation and was subsequently cited for possession of schedule I or II narcotic, as well as misdemeanor bail jumping. 

7) EAST: Drug Incident-Overdose – 1:47 p.m.  MFD/EMS and MPD were dispatched to an East side street reference a 36-year-old WF suspect and a 39-year-old WM suspect who were passed out in a vehicle.  MFD/EMS revived both suspects without naloxone, however, heroin and drug paraphernalia were located on scene.  Both suspects were conveyed to jail for possession of heroin and probation holds.  The male suspect was also charged with misdemeanor bail jumping. 

8) MIDTOWN: Retail Theft – 3:40 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to Home Depot (4550 Verona Rd) for a report of a retail theft and that Loss Prevention had a cooperative suspect (50-year-old WM) in custody.  The suspect left the store without attempting to pay for his items, which included a ladder and snowblower.  The suspect was subsequently arrested for felony retail theft and a parole violation. 

9) CENTRAL: Fight Call – 7:30 p.m.  MPD was sent to Ian's Pizza (100 State St) reference a disturbance occurring near the outside dining area which involved numerous individuals.  Chairs and plates were being thrown around, as well as foul language exchanged.  Ultimately, a 61-year-old AAM suspect was taken to jail on charges of battery, disorderly conduct, and criminal damage to property.  A 40-year-old WF suspect was also arrested on a warrant.   

10) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 7:37 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to Fisher St for what was initially reported as a violation of court order.  The victim (57-year-old WM) reported that his son/suspect (25-year-old AAM) violated a court-ordered No Contact by showing up at the victim's residence and creating a disturbance.  The suspect had fled the residence prior to police arrival.  Officers were called back to the residence at 12:46 a.m. due to the suspect breaking a window and gaining entry into the victim's residence.  The suspect stole a previously provided 72-hour No Contact provision before leaving the scene.  There is probable cause to arrest the suspect for multiple domestic-related violations.  Investigation continuing.

11) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 1:37 a.m.  Officers working the Downtown Safety Initiative (DSI) in the area of 600 University Ave were monitoring crowds when a 20-year-old UF suspect decided to cross University Ave in traffic.  The intoxicated suspect fell in the street and officers ran to check her welfare.  The suspect was combative with officers as they attempted to assist her.  The suspect ended up striking two officers and was subsequently decentralized.  The suspect was arrested for resisting, disorderly conduct, two counts of battery to a police officer, and possession of a false ID card.  She was conveyed to jail. 

12) EAST: Check Person – 1:43 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to an East side residential address to check the welfare of a 35-year-old WM subject.  The subject reportedly called a friend and expressed suicidal intention and means.  Officers were able to locate the subject unarmed, in his vehicle in the parking lot of his residence.  The subject was taken into protective custody and was conveyed to a local hospital on a voluntary admission. 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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