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MPD Notable Calls 03/12/2020 to 03/13/2020

March 13, 2020 8:42 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 03/12/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 03/13/2020, MPD received 427 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 (76), East (78), Midtown (68), North (63), South (38), West (70), and Other (34).  "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 5:08 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. due to calls for service.

**Priority calls only from 7:58 p.m. to 11:21 p.m. due to calls for service.

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Persons – 6:50 a.m.  Officers responded to the 1000 block of Williamson Street for four subjects/suspects refusing to leave the premises.  Two of the suspects (39-year-old male and 52-year-old male) were arrested on outstanding warrants.  A third suspect (37-year-old male) was cited for trespassing.  The fourth suspect (34-year-old male) was issued a ban from the property. 

MIDTOWN: Intoxicated Driver – 8:22 a.m.  Officers conducted a traffic stop in the 400 block of S. Midvale Blvd.  The driver/suspect (18-year-old male) was found to be impaired.  A search of the vehicle yielded marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  The suspect was cited for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense), possession of drug paraphernalia and other traffic/equipment violations. The suspect was released to a responsible party. 

EAST: Retail Theft – 2:41 p.m.  Officers responded to the mall for a retail theft in progress.  The suspect (34-year-old female) was verbally and physically aggressive with loss prevention.  The suspect was contacted, arrested and conveyed to jail on charges of retail theft and bail jumping (three counts).  The loss prevention employee did not want to pursue the physical contact complaint. 

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 2:43 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (40-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

EAST: Hit-and-Run Crash – 4:13 p.m.  A driver/suspect vehicle struck another vehicle and fled from the area of Harding St/Milwaukee St.  Areas checked for the suspect vehicle.  Suspect vehicle/occupants at-large.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Suspicious Vehicle – 5:02 p.m.  An officer attempted to make contact with two subjects in a parked vehicle but the occupants/vehicle fled.  The vehicle almost hit the officer and did hit a squad.  The vehicle was observed on E. Washington Avenue driving at a high rate of speed.  The suspect vehicle lost control and the driver fled on foot.  The passenger/suspect (32-year-old female) remained in the vehicle and was detained. The driver/suspect (33-year-old male) was located in a dumpster and taken into custody.  Charges forthcoming.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Disturbance – 7:46 p.m.  Officers responded to Morraine View Drive for a report of a fight in progress involving multiple subjects.  As officers arrived in the area a vehicle attempted to flee.  A traffic stop was conducted and five subjects were detained.  A search of the vehicle yielded marijuana and a firearm.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Armed Robbery – 9:06 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a physical altercation/robbery.  The victim (male) was physically assaulted by a 54-year-old male and had money stolen.  The suspect stabbed the victim (the victim sustained non-life threatening injuries).  A knife was recovered.  The victim required stitches for his injuries.  A second suspect (49-year-old male) was determined to be involved.  The 54-year-old suspect was arrested/charged with 1st degree recklessly endangering safety and armed robbery.  The second suspect was arrested for 1st degree recklessly endangering safety – party to a crime. 

EAST: Disturbance – 10:12 p.m.  Officers responded to what was originally reported as a disturbance.  Contact was made with the caller/suspect (36-year-old male) who was found to have an outstanding warrant.  The suspect was conveyed to jail. 

NORTH: Check Area – 11:37 p.m.  Officers responded to Trailsway/Wyldwood Dr/Brentwood Parkway for multiple reports of shots fired.  Areas canvassed.  No reported injuries, property damage or evidence of shots fired located.  Investigation continuing. 



CENTRAL: Aggravated/Substantial Battery – 1:03 a.m.  Officers met with a victim (male) who reported being physically assaulted by a male suspect.  The victim sustained a chipped tooth, lacerations and a possible broken nose.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived and is still being identified.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Residential Burglary – 1:18 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence after the homeowners reported that they heard their garage door open and could hear people. The suspect(s) were not able to gain entrance to the home.  Unknown at this time if anything was stolen.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Stolen Vehicle – 3:33 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a stolen vehicle.  Unknown how the vehicle was accessed/stolen as the owner had the keys to the vehicle and believed the doors were locked.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.      

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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