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MPD Notable Calls 07/22/2020 to 07/23/2020

July 23, 2020 8:45 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 07/22/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/23/2020, MPD received 421 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 (43), East (96), Midtown (70), North (66), South (34), West (64), and Other (48).  "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 7:41 p.m. to 11:13 p.m. due to calls for service.

EAST:  Missing Adult – 9:14 a.m.  Officers received a report of a missing adult (with suspected mental health concerns).  Attempt to locate aired.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 9:21 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 35-year-old male suspect).  The suspect caused damage to the residence.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic criminal damage to property.   

EAST: Disturbance – 12:54 p.m.  Officers were initially dispatched to a preserve the peace request at a convenience store on Buckeye Rd.  Officers were on their way to the store when alert tones sounded and information was provided that the caller reported having a gun pulled on him and that his belongings were taken by a suspect.  Officers arrived on scene.  Explanation of events were conflicting.  Contact was made with a second subject who reported he met with the caller in order to purchase drugs and that an unknown suspect got into the vehicle and displayed a firearm and demanded money.  A single shot was reportedly fired and a vehicle was damaged but the vehicle's owner would not allow officers to see the vehicle.  No arrests/charges at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Check Person – 3:24 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  Attempts made to locate/contact the subject.  Phone ping conducted.  The subject was not located.  Limited information known/obtained.  No other legal grounds for officers to be involved at this time.  Officers disengaged. 

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 6:05 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  The subject was contacted and voluntarily went to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject was later conveyed to detox due to the amount of alcohol in his system. 

WEST: Sexual Assault – 7:00 p.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported being sexually assaulted a week prior.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Crash with Injuries – 7:43 p.m.  Officers responded to E. Dayton St/N. Pinckney St for a motorcycle vs. parked vehicle crash.  The motorcycle driver was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Witnesses described observing the driver have difficulty negotiating a curve and striking the parked vehicle.  The driver was left with a citation for failure to have control of his vehicle. 

EAST: Check Person – 8:14 p.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  The subject was voluntarily conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The subject was admitted to the hospital and officers disengaged.

SOUTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 8:40 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  The subject was contacted and Journey Mental Health consulted.  An emergency detention was supported.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital where he was admitted. 

EAST: Theft – 8:45 p.m.  Officers responded to a theft report where two suspects stole the victim's wallet and phone.  The male suspect (23-year-old) was contacted and he resisted officers.  The female suspect (23-year-old) interfered with officers taking the male suspect into custody.  The suspects were arrested and charged with theft of service, theft of moveable property and resisting.  The male suspect also had an outstanding probation warrant.  The victim's property was recovered and returned.

WEST: Sexual Assault – 11:52 p.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported being sexually assaulted a few months prior.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Armed Robbery – 11:58 p.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported that a suspect (50-year-old male) started an argument with her.  The suspect proceeded to pepper-spray the victim and stole her cell phone.  The suspect is at-large.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect.  Investigation continuing. 


MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 12:31 a.m.  Officers responded to multiple reports of shots fired in the 5300 block of Tolman Terrace.  No evidence of shots fired located.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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