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MPD Notable Calls 05/07/2020 to 05/08/2020

May 8, 2020 9:41 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 05/07/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 05/08/2020, MPD received 370 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 (78), Midtown (51), North (59), South (36), West (61), and Other (28).  "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 for service from 4:00pm to 4:45pm and from 5:40pm to 7:00pm due to calls for service.

NORTH: Check Person –  7:37 a.m.  Officers responded, along with EMS/Fire, to a report of an unconscious subject in a vehicle.  Naloxone was administered which was effective in waking the subject.  The subject refused to identify himself.  No evidence of drug use observed.  No charges substantiated at this time. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 7:42 a.m. Officers responded to a disturbance with a hammer involved.  The suspect strangled the victim.  The victim sustained visible injuries.  The suspect was arrested for domestic battery and strangulation.

NORTH: Disturbance – 8:23 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence due to sounds of a disturbance.  Contact was made with a female subject who confirmed she had an argument with her husband but denied it was physical.  The male subject was contacted via phone and he provided a consistent explanation.  No injuries observed.  No signs of a physical altercation observed.  No charges substantiated at this time.

EAST: Retail Theft – 1:30 pm.  Officers responded to Walmart for a retail theft.  Investigation revealed the suspect (35-year-old male) was a repeat offender.  The suspect was arrested and charged with multiple counts of bail jumping and trespassing.

SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 2:43 pm.  Officers located a wanted suspect (20-year-old male) who was taken into custody and charged with multiple counts of bail jumping and multiple domestic charges including false imprisonment, intimidation of a victim, battery, disorderly conduct and strangulation.

EAST: Disturbance – 3:03 pm.  Officers initially responded to the area of E Washington Ave and Lien Rd for a suspect (36-year-old male) who was yelling obscenities at passersby.  The suspect then traveled to the 1700 block of Parkside Dr where he began yelling at landscapers in the area and drove a landscaper's vehicle until a worker was able to remove him from the vehicle.  Officers arrested the suspect for operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent, criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct, reckless driving, discharging bodily fluids at a public safety worker, and resisting.

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 4:44 pm.  The victim and suspect (30-year-old male) were girlfriend and boyfriend.  The victim reported while in their residence, the suspect walked up behind her and hit her in the head with an object.  The suspect then dragged the victim into a bedroom and attempted to remove her clothing.  The victim was able to get away and call police. The suspect was arrested for domestic battery and disorderly conduct.

CENTRAL: Road Rage – 5:15 pm.  The victim reported that while driving in the downtown area, the suspect (23-year-old male) was following her closely and driving aggressively.  The suspect then pulled in front of the victim, got out of his car and gestured at the victim.  Officers located the suspect vehicle and arrested the suspect for a parole violation and issued him multiple traffic citations.  A passenger (19-year-old female) in the suspect vehicle was cited for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 7:54 pm.  The DOC requested that MPD take into custody a suspect (28-year-old male) for whom there was an active warrant for a parole violation.  Officers responded to the suspect's residence and arrested him without incident.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance/Weapons Offense – 9:56 pm.  The victim reported that her mother/suspect (36 years old) had damaged property in the residence with a knife and then chased the victim while holding the knife.  Officers' attempts at making contact with the suspect, who remained in the residence, were unsuccessful.  Probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect for disorderly conduct while armed.  The victim went to stay at another family member's residence and CPS was notified.

NORTH: Noise Complaint/Theft – 10:15 pm.  Dispatch received a noise complaint regarding a vehicle in the 2400 block of Calypso Rd playing loud music.  Officers made contact with the driver of the vehicle (42-year-old male) who reported a firearm had been stolen from his vehicle.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 11:49 pm.  Dispatch received reports of the sound of gunshots and a car leaving at a high rate of speed in the area of Britta Pkwy and Axel Ave.  Officers responded and canvassed the area but did not locate evidence of shots fired.  There were no reports of property damage or injuries.

CENTRAL: Check Property – 1:00 am.  Officers responded to a residence for a noise complaint.  Officers made contact with a resident (21-year-old male) of the apartment who said he was celebrating his graduation with friends.  Officers educated the subjects on the Safer at Home order and the guests left the residence.

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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