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MPD Notable Calls 07/13/2020 to 07/14/2020

July 14, 2020 8:49 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 07/13/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/14/2020, MPD received 341 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 (56), East (69), Midtown (66), North (61), South (34), West (41), and Other (14).  "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 12:53 p.m. to 5:21 p.m. due to calls for service.
  • Priority calls only from 6:44 p.m. to 8:58 p.m. due to calls for service.

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 5:24 a.m.  Officers responded to Peace Park for a report of shots fired.  No evidence of shots fired located.  No reported injuries or property damage.  Video evidence shows a possible shot fired from a vehicle that was no longer on scene.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 8:45 a.m.  Officers made entry to a residence to check the welfare of a subject who had not been heard from in a few days and who has a history of medical/health concerns. The subject (54-year-old female) was located deceased.  Nothing suspicious identified.  Medical Examiner's office responded.   

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 9:40 a.m.   Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 28-year-old male suspect).  The suspect pushed and strangled the victim.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct, domestic battery and domestic strangulation.

EAST: Sexual Assault of a Child – 9:52 a.m.  A female victim reported being sexually assaulted by a known suspect (male juvenile).  Child Protective Services plugged in.  Victim does not have current contact with the suspect; safety plan developed.  Investigation continuing.    

SOUTH: Child Abuse – 12:00 p.m.  Officers responded to a convenience store where a young child showed up unattended.  The child had a mark on his body which he stated was caused by being struck by a charging cord.  The child's mother/suspect (39-year-old female) was contacted and interviewed.  The suspect was arrested for child abuse. 

CENTRAL: Intoxicated Driver – 12:22 p.m.  Dispatch received multiple calls regarding a reckless driver on E. Washington Ave.  The vehicle/driver travelled over the center median and struck a street sign.  The vehicle/driver continued driving and nearly struck several pedestrians.  The vehicle/driver was located stopped in traffic in the 1700 block of Fordem Ave.  The driver/suspect (33-year-old male) was found to be impaired.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (2nd offense). 

MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 12:40 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital for a detox conveyance of a 57-year-old male subject/suspect.  The suspect was uncooperative with officers.  The suspect refused to leave the hospital.  The suspect was arrested for trespass to a medical facility and resisting.  The suspect continued to be uncooperative and threatened officers.  The suspect received an additional charge of felony threats to law enforcement. 

MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 2:32 p.m.  Officers responded to the W. Beltline Hwy (frontage road)/Seminole Hwy for shots fired between vehicles.  Multiple casings recovered.  No known property damage or injuries.  Involved vehicles not located.  Investigation continuing.   

SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 6:32 p.m.  A suspect (24-year-old male) pointed a gun at a victim in a vehicle.  The victim was able to exit the vehicle and yell for help.  Suspect not located by officers.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Weapons Offense – 6:38 p.m.  Officers responded to the area of Leland/Balsam for a weapons violation.  Incident appears to be targeted.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 9:38 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a suspect (22-year-old male) causing a disturbance.  The suspect had bail conditions to not be in the area.  The suspect resisted arrest.  The suspect was arrested for bail jumping and resisting.


MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 1:50 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a suspect (23-year-old male) causing a disturbance.  The suspect was intoxicated and caused damage to the residence.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct. 

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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