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MPD Notable Calls 05/14/2020 to 05/15/2020

May 15, 2020 10:28 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 412 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 (61), East (83), Midtown (69), North (68), South (47), West (51), and Other (33).  "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 8:20pm to 10:00pm due to calls for service.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 9:22 am.  Officers were asked to check the welfare of a subject (51-year-old female) who did not show up for work.  Officers found the subject deceased in her residence.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner on scene.

NORTH: Disturbance – 9:43 am.  A subject (23-year-old female) reported that two known male subjects approached her in a parking lot and one of them threatened her with a gun.  Officers arrived on scene and made contact with multiple subjects reportedly involved in the disturbance.  A review of video surveillance footage did not show a disturbance.  No firearm was located.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.

WEST: Theft from Auto – 9:54 am.  A victim reported a firearm was stolen from his unlocked vehicle while it was parked in his driveway.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 12:06 pm.  Meals on Wheels requested that officers check the welfare of a subject (73-year-old male).  Officers entered the residence and located the subject deceased.  Nothing suspicious on scene.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:57 pm.  A victim reported multiple past incidents of domestic violence in which the suspect (25-year-old male) punched her, bit her, broke her glasses, prevented her from leaving the residence and stole her property.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect, who remains at large, for domestic battery, theft, damage to property, intimidation of a victim, and false imprisonment.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 1:00 pm.  An MPD mental health officer made contact with a subject (38-year-old male) who was possibly suicidal.  The MHO consulted with Journey Mental Health and created a safety plan with the subject.

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 1:22 pm.  Officers were dispatched to a local hospital for a suicidal subject (14-year-old female).  The subject was placed into protective custody and conveyed to a psychiatric care facility.

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 4:47 pm.  The suspect (31-year-old male) was manipulating a firearm he recently purchased when he accidentally fired a round through the wall of his apartment.  No one was injured.  The suspect was arrested for endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 7:50 pm.  A caller reported the suspect (16-year-old male) broke her apartment windows with a bat and threatened to fight subjects on scene.  The suspect was arrested for criminal damage to property and conveyed to JRC.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 7:58 pm. Officers responded to a residence where an argument between the suspect (32-year-old female) and male victim became physical.  At one point the suspect armed herself with a knife after taking the victim's phone.  The suspect was arrested for domestic battery and disorderly conduct while armed.

NORTH: Drug Overdose – 10:33 pm.  Officers responded to a residence for a suspect (26-year-old male) who overdosed on heroin.  The suspect, who admitted to using heroin, was cited for possession and referred to the MARI program.

EAST: Check Person – 12:43 am.  Officers responded to the Dutch Mill Park & Ride at 13 Collins Ct for a subject (28-year-old female) who had intentionally cut herself.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health.  The subject was conveyed to the hospital to treat the laceration.

WEST: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 12:46 am.  A caller reported hearing gunshots in the area of Westbrook Ln and Westbrook Cir.  Officers arrived in the area and heard additional gunshots.  A methodical search of the area did not turn up any evidence of shots fired and there were no reports of damage to property or injured persons.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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