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MPD Notable Calls 02/27/2020 to 02/28/2020

February 28, 2020 9:15 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 02/27/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 02/28/2020, MPD received 426 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 (66), East (86), Midtown (76), North (51), South (38), West (69), and Other (40).  "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 4:15pm to 5:10pm due to calls for service.

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 6:27 am.  The suspect (30-year-old male) was found sleeping on a construction site outside Meriter Hospital.  When asked to leave, the suspect refused and became belligerent.  Officers arrived and took the suspect into custody and charged him with disorderly conduct and bail jumping.

WEST: Strong Armed Robbery – 8:39 am.  An unidentified male suspect armed with a knife robbed a T Mobile employee at West Towne Mall of several phones.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 10:38 am.  A mother reported she dropped her son off at school the previous day but he did not attend classes.  The juvenile was listed as missing and an ATL was aired.

CENTRAL: Check Person/Mental Health Conveyance – 11:06 am.  A subject (30-year-old male) with mental health concerns began threatening other patients at a treatment facility.  Officers arrived and placed the subject into protective custody.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital before being conveyed to WMHI under an emergency detention order.

WEST: Death Investigation – 11:25 am.  Family members found the subject (70-year-old male) deceased in his residence.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

SOUTH: Check Person – 1:14 pm.  A counselor at a clinic reported that a patient, who had agreed to go to the ER because she was feeling suicidal, never arrived at the hospital.  Officers made contact with the subject at her residence and the subject accepted a ride to the hospital where she was voluntarily admitted.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 1:52 pm.  A witness observed the suspect (26-year-old female) and victim engaged in a physical altercation in the 4600 block of E Washington Ave.  The suspect pulled the victim's hair several times.  Officers responded and charged the suspect with domestic battery and conveyed her to jail.

SOUTH: Check Person – 2:42 pm.  Social work staff observed that the subject (45-year-old male) appeared to be under the influence of drugs while in a meeting.  MFD transported the subject to the hospital as his condition continued to deteriorate.  Probation and Parole issued a warrant for the subject's arrest once he was medically cleared and released from the hospital.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 3:56 pm.  During a verbal altercation at their residence, the suspect (26-year-old female) spit on the victim and threw a clothes basket at him.  The suspect was arrested on a charge of domestic disorderly conduct and conveyed to jail.

NORTH: Disturbance – 4:15 pm.  East High School staff asked the suspect (16-year-old male) to leave the premises as he was not a student at the school.  The suspect became confrontational with a security officer and hit him several times on the top of the head and once in the face.  Police arrived on scene and issued the suspect citations for trespass and battery.

NORTH: Runaway Juvenile – 6:04 pm.  Family members reported a female juvenile ran away from the residence.  The juvenile was listed as missing and an ATL was aired.

WEST: Death Investigation – 7:41 pm.  A family member requested that police check the welfare of a subject (76-year-old male).  Officers responded to the subject's residence and found him deceased.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

WEST: Nonresidential Burglary – 10:09 pm.  Police were dispatched to West Towne Mall for alarms going off at the Sprint kiosk.  Upon seeing police, two teenage male suspects dropped a safe they had stolen from the kiosk and fled the scene.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

WEST: Runaway Juvenile – 1:35 am.  A mother reported she last saw her son the previous evening.  The juvenile was listed as missing and an ATL was aired.

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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