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MPD Notable Calls 04/07/2020 to 04/08/2020

April 8, 2020 9:04 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 04/07/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 04/08/2020, MPD received 405 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 (67), East (80), Midtown (67), North (50), South (32), West (73), and Other (36).  "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.  

 

04/07

**Priority calls only from 2:24 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. due to calls for service.

CENTRAL: Battery – 7:56 a.m.  Officers responded to a convenience store on State St for a subject/suspect (30-year-old male) who battered an employee and fled on foot.  Areas canvassed and the suspect was located/detained.  The suspect resisted officers.  The suspect bit an officer.  The suspect was arrested/charged with battery to a police officer, disorderly conduct, resisting and battery.  **Journey Mental Health was consulted and an emergency detention was approved.  The suspect was placed under a Chapter 51 order. 

CITY-WIDE: Stolen Vehicle – 9:30 a.m.  A stolen vehicle was observed driving at a high-rate of speed on the Beltline.  The vehicle/occupant(s) remain at-large.  Multiple callers regarding observing this vehicle driving recklessly.    

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 11:40 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject (57-year-old male).  Entry was made to the residence and the subject was located deceased.  Nothing suspicious observed.  The decedent was a hoarder and suffered from alcohol addiction.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

WEST: Death Investigation – 12:02 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (54-year-old male).  The decedent had a history of mental health concerns and alcohol problems.  Nothing suspicious observed on scene.  Medical Examiner's office responded.   

MIDTOWN: Battery – 1:50 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital for a battery complaint.  The suspect (56-year-old male) assaulted a hospital staff member.  The suspect was admitted to the hospital due to pre-existing medical conditions.  Probable cause was developed to arrest/charge the suspect once he is released.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 2:17 p.m.  Officers responded to S. Park Street/W. Olin area for multiple reports of shots fired.  Witnesses observed a subject firing a gun from a moving vehicle.  Areas canvassed.  Multiple shell casings were recovered.  Several vehicles were struck by gunfire.  No reported injuries at this time.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 4:29 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence and arrested a 29-year-old male for domestic disorderly conduct and violation of a non-contact order.  The suspect, who was arrested the previous day on domestic charges, returned to the residence and climbed through the window to enter the residence.    

EAST: Disturbance – 5:46 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 32-year-old female suspect).  The suspect entered the victim's home and physically assaulted him.  The suspect threw a rock at a window, shattering it.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Probable cause was developed to arrest/charge the suspect, once she is located (battery, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property).  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Disturbance – 6:11 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 28-year-old male suspect).  The suspect hit the victim in the face.  The victim pushed the suspect to the ground and struck him.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for treatment to injuries.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  An emergency detention is being sought.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Death Investigation – 6:59 p.m.  Officers responded to a pulseless non-breathing subject (52-year-old female).  Lifesaving measures were attempted but not successful.  Nothing suspicious observed. Medical Examiner's office responded.  The decedent had a history of medical concerns. 

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 9:37 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 36-year-old male suspect).  The victim was conveyed to a local hospital for treatment.  Probable cause was developed to arrest/charge the suspect with intimidation of a victim, strangulation, battery and disorderly conduct (all domestic-related charges). 

NORTH: Information/Sexual Assault – 11:13 p.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported being sexually assaulted.  Limited information obtained at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Assist EMS/MFD – 11:20 p.m.  Officers responded to a pulseless non-breathing subject (53-year-old male).  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  Officers disengaged from the call.

 

04/08

WEST: Check Area – 12:26 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of juveniles stealing vehicles.  A juvenile was observed and he fled from officers.  The juvenile was apprehended and identified. The juvenile was cited for resisting and curfew.  No reports of stolen vehicles. 

EAST: Weapons Offense – 1:33 a.m.  Officers responded to Webb Avenue for reports of shots fired.  No evidence of shots fired located – no reported injuries or property damage.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 4:11 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 21-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and battery (domestic-related charges).    

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