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MPD Notable Calls 11/04/2019 to 11/05/2019

November 5, 2019 8:43 AM

The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to 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 11/04/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 11/05/2019, MPD received 399 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 

**Priority calls only from 7:18 p.m. to 12:19 a.m. due to calls for service. 

**Priority calls only from 2:58 a.m. to 3:26 a.m. due to calls for service.  

SOUTH: Traffic Incident – 7:44 a.m.  Officers attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of Park St/Olin Ave to check on the driver as he sat at the light for an extended period of time after it turned green.  The driver eventually drove away and would not stop.  The pursuit was terminated.  Officers will attempt to identify the driver and follow-up. 

NORTH: Stolen Auto – 9:41 a.m.  Officers responded to a North district residence for a report of a stolen vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.   The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.     

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:23 a.m.  Officers responded to the 5800 block of Raymond Rd for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 36-year-old female suspect).  Probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect for battery and disorderly conduct (domestic-related charges). 

MIDTOWN: Juvenile Arrest – 11:19 a.m.  Officers responded to S. Yellowstone Drive for a report of three juveniles "casing" vehicles in parking lots.  As officers arrived in the area the three juveniles were observed running in various directions.  The three juveniles were all apprehended.  Two of the juveniles were cited for resisting.  An officer received a minor injury during the foot pursuit.   

CENTRAL: Check Person – 12:10 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a subject (63-year-old male) who may be in need of an emergency detention.  Journey Mental Health plugged in. 

NORTH: Residential Burglary – 3:49 p.m.  Officers responded to a North district residence for a report of a burglary.  Electronics were stolen from the home. 

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 4:00 p.m.  Officers responded to W. Mifflin St for a suspect (32-year-old male) who damaged a city bus.  The suspect was contacted and he resisted arrest.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting, criminal damage to property and bail jumping (four counts). 

EAST: Missing Adult – 4:10 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a 38-year-old male. Caller was concerned for the subject as he had called her intoxicated.  Phone pinged.  Attempt to locate aired. 

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 4:11 p.m.  Officers responded to the area of Regent/Proudfit for a report of a subject waving a gun in a vehicle.  Areas checked with no results. 

EAST: Drug Investigation – 5:10 p.m.  Officers responded to an East district nursing home after staff called to report a resident smelled like marijuana.  No evidence of drug use observed/located.  No further action deemed necessary by officers. 

MIDTOWN: Violation of Court Order – 5:50 p.m.  Officers responded to a Midtown district residence for a report of a suspect (34-year-old male) present, which is in violation of a current court order.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Probable cause was developed to charge the suspect, once he is located, for violation of the court order. 

EAST: Traffic Incident – 7:05 p.m.  Officers responded to Hwy 12 near Millpond Road for a traffic crash with injuries.  The crash involved a motor vehicle and a pedestrian.  The pedestrian died at the scene.  The driver/suspect (37-year-old male) was arrested for knowingly operating while revoked causing death, ignition interlock device tampering/failure to install and resisting/obstructing. 

WEST: Fight Call – 7:12 p.m.  Officers responded to a West district residence for a report of a large disturbance.  A subject/suspect (40-year-old male) was reportedly acting strange, running around the apartment complex causing disturbances and holding neighbors against a door.  The suspect was contacted by officers and he resisted arrest.  Two officers sustained minor injuries.  The suspect was transported to a local hospital for an evaluation. The suspect was admitted to the hospital and when he is released he will be transported to jail on charges of disorderly conduct (2 counts), battery and resisting.   

EAST: Intoxicated Driver – 7:24 p.m.  Officers responded to an East district residence for what was initially called out as a domestic disturbance.  The suspect (52-year-old male) showed at the residence where his daughter resides and caused a disturbance.  The suspect was intoxicated and left the area in his vehicle.  Officers conducted a traffic stop and probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (5th offense) and disorderly conduct (domestic).

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 7:54 p.m.  Officers responded to the 200 block of State Street for what was originally reported as an armed robbery.  Investigation revealed that an armed robbery had not taken place.  Probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect (42-year-old male) for disorderly conduct. 

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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