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MPD Notable Calls 04/16/2020 to 04/17/2020

April 17, 2020 9:48 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 04/16/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 04/17/2020, MPD received 347 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 (51), East (87), Midtown (53), North (58), South (25), West (62), and Other (11).  "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. 
SOUTH: Disturbance – 12:04 pm.  A subject reported the mother of his child sent two unidentified suspects to his residence who threatened him in relation to a custody dispute. Officers consulted with Child Protective Services and documented the incident.

EAST: Disturbance – 12:33 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and male suspect).  The victim reported that the suspect grabbed her by the hair, threw her to the ground and struck her in the face.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  The suspect was located, contacted and ultimately arrested.   
EAST: Drug Overdose – 12:40 pm.  MPD and MFD responded for a suspect (38-year-old male) who overdosed on heroin.  The suspect was charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.

EAST: Drug Overdose – 2:05 pm.  MPD and MFD responded to Woodman's for a suspect (26-year-old male) who overdosed.  The suspect was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 3:30 pm.  A victim reported two suspects (the father of her child and his mother) took the child from her residence without her permission.  The two suspects attempted to flee in a vehicle with the child.  The victim reported that as she attempted to get the child back, she was thrown to the ground.  She got up and again attempted to get in the vehicle when her fingers were slammed in the car door and she was dragged a short distance by the vehicle.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the male suspect for domestic battery and disorderly conduct.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the female suspect for 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety, domestic related.

CENTRAL: Assist EMS/Fire – 3:54 pm.  Officers responded to Festival Foods for a subject (27-year-old male) who had reportedly overdosed in the bathroom.  Officers made contact with the subject who was conscious and alert.  No charges were substantiated.

EAST: Drug Overdose – 5:46 pm.  MPD and MFD responded to the Quality Inn for a suspect (23-year-old male) who overdosed on heroin.  The suspect was cited for possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia, and was offered participation in the MARI program.

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 7:28 pm.  During an argument, two suspects (41- and 53-year-old males) engaged in a physical altercation with a rake, each striking the other.  Both suspects were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct while armed and battery.

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 7:49 pm.  The suspect (42-year-old female) contacted dispatch stating she wanted her roommate (female victim) out of her house.  Upon investigating, officers learned the suspect had threatened the victim.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

CENTRAL: Noise Complaint/Check Property – 8:39 pm.  Neighbors reported a subject (19-year-old male) appeared to be hosting a party in violation of the Safer at Home order.  Officers responded and contacted the resident.  All non-residents left the apartment.

EAST: Missing Adult – 9:18 pm.  A caretaker reported a subject (61-year-old female) had walked away from her group home.  An ATL was aired and the subject was listed as missing.

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 10:12 pm.  Numerous callers and an MPD officer reported hearing shots fired in the 2000 block of Browning Rd.  Officers checked the area but did not locate any evidence of shots fired.  There were no reports of damage to property or injuries.

CENTRAL: Noise Complaint/Check Property – 10:57 pm.  Neighbors reported a noise disturbance and possible violation of the Safer at Home order.  Officers responded and contacted the residents (22- and 25-year-old males).  All non-residents left the home.

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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