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MPD Notable Calls 12/19/2019 to 12/20/2019

December 20, 2019 8:53 AM

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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 11/21/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 11/22/2019, MPD received 449 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials.  A breakdown of the calls for service per district is as follows: Central (72), East (82), Midtown (80), North (75), South (59), West (56), and Other (25).  "Other" is used for calls that either do not have a sector or the sector is not in the City.  This would be used in the case of one of our officers assisting another law enforcement agency. 

**Priority calls only from 12:15pm to 1:25pm and from 11:35pm to 12:45am due to calls for service.

MIDTOWN:  Check Person – 5:40 am.  Officers made contact with a subject at a local hospital who had been dropped off by a family member for a mental health evaluation.  The subject was not communicative and refused to stay inside the hospital.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health and found a safe place for the subject to stay for the day.  (This was a late call that did not make the previous 24-hour cycle.)

NORTH: Stolen Auto – 12:20 pm.  Enterprise Rent-A-Car reported a vehicle stolen.  Officers listed the vehicle as stolen in the appropriate data bases and aired an ATL.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:16 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where a victim reported her boyfriend/suspect (36-year-old male) broke her laptop and violated a no contact order.  The victim also reported previous incidents of battery and sexual assault involving the same suspect.  The suspect was arrested and charged with strangulation, false imprisonment, battery, 2nd degree sexual assault, disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and bail jumping.

NORTH: Recovered Stolen Auto – 2:09 pm.  A resident saw a vehicle pull up and several teenagers run from it.  Officers checked the area but did not locate the suspects.  The vehicle, which was reported stolen several days ago, was towed from the area.

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 4:19 pm.  During an argument the suspect (30-year-old male) punched the victim in the face and took her laptop when she said she was going to use it to contact the police.  The suspect was arrested and charged with battery and intimidation and taken to jail.

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 9:27 pm.  A subject contacted police to report his ex-wife/suspect (51-year-old female) was at his residence and was intoxicated.  The suspect has bail conditions not to be at the residence and not to consume alcohol.  Officers responded and arrested the suspect for bail jumping.

CENTRAL: Nonresidential Burglary – 9:49 pm.  A subject contacted police to report that he received a notification that there was a trespasser or burglar on a construction site he manages.  Officers arrived on scene and observed what appeared to be a person throwing copper wire from the second story to the ground, but were unable to locate the suspects.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 10:14 pm.  Dispatch received multiple calls reporting the suspect (28-year-old male) damaging windows and doors at a downtown business.  Officers arrived on scene and detained the suspect, who was charged with disorderly conduct and bail jumping and taken to jail.  Charges for criminal damage to property are forthcoming pending contact with the property owner.

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 10:35 pm.  Staff at Walgreens reported two suspects (48-year-old male and 36-year-old female) in the parking lot exchanging stolen goods for drugs.  Both suspects were arrested and charged with obstructing an officer.  Both suspects also had warrants for their arrest.  They were taken to jail.

EAST: Attempted Suicide – 10:39 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where a family member found a subject who was attempting to kill himself.  The subject was taken to a local hospital.

SOUTH: Check Property – 11:11 pm.  Officers responded to the 3200 block of Nottingham Way for reports of shots fired.  Officers did not locate any evidence of shots fired or damage to property.

MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 11:15 pm.  Officers were dispatched to a local hospital where a subject (20-year-old male) showed up with a gunshot wound to his hand.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

SOUTH: Check Property – 12:01 am.  Officers were dispatched to the area of Churchill Dr and Greenway View for reports of shots fired.  Officers checked the area but did not locate any evidence of shots fired.  There were no reports of injuries or damage to property in the area.


Posted by: Chief Wahl

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