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MPD Notable Calls 06/16/2020 to 06/17/2020

June 17, 2020 6:16 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 06/16/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 06/17/2020, MPD received 402 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 (77), East (79), Midtown (51), North (44), South (41), West (60), and Other (50).  "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 3:13 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. due to calls for service.

MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person –  9:36 a.m.  Officers responded to S. Park St for a report of a wanted suspect (34-year-old male) on scene.  The suspect was located and taken into custody without incident on an outstanding felony warrant. 

NORTH: Check Person – 10:34 a.m.  Check Person – 10:34 a.m.  Officers responded to the 2900 block of E. Washington Ave for a report of an intoxicated subject walking in the street.  The subject/suspect (23-year-old male) was contacted and he fled on foot.  The suspect subsequently attempted to flee on a bicycle.  The suspect attempted to jump a fence and injured himself.  The suspect was apprehended and conveyed to a local hospital for treatment to his injuries.  Once medically cleared the suspect will be conveyed to jail on an outstanding probation warrant.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Theft – 4:47 p.m.  Officers responded to what was initially reported as an armed robbery.  There was a delay in reporting of the incident and information was difficult to gather from the victim.  The victim reported that two male subjects approached him, asked to borrow his phone and walked away with his phone.  The victim described seeing one of the male subjects pull a gun on the other subject.  The gun was not pointed at the victim at any point.  The victim's recollection of events changed a few times.  Areas checked for suspects.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Check Area – 7:02 p.m.  Officers responded to S. Bassett Street for a report of shots fired.  The complainant observed a male subject stop in his vehicle, stand in the middle of the street and fire two rounds into the air.  No evidence of shots fired located.  No injuries reported. No property damage reported.  There was a delay in reporting of this incident.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 7:22 p.m.  Officers arrested a suspect (30-year-old male) after he pulled a knife on three separate occasions.  The suspect attempted to flee from officers but was apprehended.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct while armed and resisting.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 7:33 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 50-year-old male suspect.  The suspect approached a female victim and her grandson as they walked to their vehicle.  The suspect started to yell obscenities at the victims and threatened the female.  The suspect fled the area after the victim pepper sprayed him.  The suspect was located nearby by officers and taken into custody.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct and felony bail jumping.   


EAST: Assist EMS/MFD – 1:05 a.m.  An off-duty officer observed smoke/flames coming from a business on Parkside Drive.  MPD and MFD responded and located an active fire.  No reported injuries.  Investigation continuing.  

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 3:16 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 38-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was identified as the primary aggressor.  Both subjects however sustained injuries.  The suspect was arrested for battery. 

CENTRAL: Check Person – 3:16 a.m.  Officers originally responded to the BP convenience store on E. Washington Ave for a reported armed robbery.  The complainant (60-year-old male) alleged that he was robbed by four subjects at gunpoint.  The complainant's explanation of events changed.  The complainant threatened officers at one point and he subsequently received two municipal theft citations.  He was also charged with threats to law enforcement and a probation hold was placed on him. 


Posted by: Chief Wahl

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