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 12/26/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 12/27/2019, MPD received 339 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 (57), East (86), Midtown (41), North (48), South (33), West (55), and Other (19). "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.
WEST: Stolen Auto – 7:34 am. A victim reported his car stolen from his driveway where he had left it running while he went inside his residence. Investigation continuing.
WEST: Death Investigation – 10:11 am. Family members found the subject (51-year-old male) deceased in his residence. Medical examiner responded and nothing suspicious on scene.
MIDTOWN: Trespass – 11:47 am. A subject reported he discovered wide open the front door of a residence he owns and was in the process of renovating. Officers cleared the residence and it did not appear as if anything was stolen.
WEST: Disturbance – 1:18 pm. Officers responded to a residence where a subject (37-year-old female) was threatening to harm family members and making suicidal statements. The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where she was voluntarily admitted for evaluation and treatment.
EAST: Damage to Property – 2:10 pm. A suspect (38-year-old male) forced entry into a residence where he had been evicted, causing damage to the door. Officers responded and located the suspect hiding with a second suspect (15-year-old male) for whom JRC had issued an apprehension request. Officers cited the adult suspect for damage to property and obstructing. Officers conveyed the juvenile suspect to JRC.
EAST: OMVWI – 4:28 pm. A caller to dispatch advised that a suspect (56-year-old male) was parked in the driveway of the suspect's former residence. Upon arrival officers determined the suspect was intoxicated and had been driving the vehicle. The suspect was arrested and charged with OWI 3rd offense and was booked into jail.
EAST: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 5:15 pm. Numerous callers to dispatch reported hearing multiple shots fired in the 4300 block of Nakoosa Trl. Officers checked the area and located several casings in the street. There were no reports of damage to property or injuries.
CENTRAL: Disturbance – 11:17 pm. Officers responded to Whiskey Jacks at 522 State St for a report of a suspect (20-year-old male) causing a disturbance. After staff escorted the suspect outside, the suspect punched a bouncer and a bar manager. The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, underage consumption of alcohol and obstructing.
MIDTOWN: Check Person – 11:56 pm. The wife of a subject (37-year-old male) with a history of mental illness requested police assistance with locating her husband, who was sending her text messages saying he was suicidal. Officers located the subject's vehicle and made contact with him. The subject was voluntarily admitted to a local hospital.
CENTRAL: OMVWI – 1:58 am. Upon observing a traffic violation while on routine patrol, officers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle at W Dayton St and N Bassett St. The driver/suspect (44-year-old female) admitted to drinking alcohol and performed poorly on SFSTs. The suspect was arrested for OWI 1st offense.