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MPD Notable Calls 07/29/2020 to 07/30/2020

July 30, 2020 10:13 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 07/29/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/30/2020, MPD received 444 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 (58), East (83), Midtown (68), North (64), South (28), West (59), and Other (84).  "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 6:51 p.m. to 10:06 p.m. due to calls for service.  

MIDTOWN: Trespass – 8:01 a.m.  Officers responded to a convenience store on Monroe St regarding a subject/suspect (25-year-old male) causing a disturbance. The suspect has generated multiple calls for service recently.  The suspect was arrested/charged with trespassing. 

EAST: Check Person – 9:20 a.m.  Officers responded to a Chapter 51 return request.  Contact was made with the subject and Journey Mental Health.  The subject was taken into custody on the return order and conveyed to a local hospital where he was admitted. 

WEST: Suspicious Person – 11:31 a.m.  A juvenile reported being approached by a vehicle/male subject who made her feel uncomfortable.  The vehicle/subject left the area.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 2:21 p.m.  Officers responded to a business regarding a subject/suspect (38-year-old male) concealing dust cleaner and inhaling the cleaner in the store.  Officers attempted to make contact with the suspect, who was in the restroom.  The suspect refused to cooperate with officers and resisted arrest.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for a medical clearance.  The suspect attempted to flee from the hospital but was apprehended.  The suspect was arrested/charged with resisting, obstructing an officer causing injury and abuse of a hazardous substance. 

NORTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 3:15 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject.  The subject was found to be suicidal.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The subject was voluntarily admitted and officers disengaged.

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 3:24 p.m.  A wanted suspect (20-year-old male) was taken into custody and charged with 1st degree recklessly endangering safety (party to a crime), harboring/aiding a felon, felony bail jumping and misdemeanor bail jumping. 

EAST: Disturbance – 5:05 p.m.  Officers responded to the Days Inn on E. Broadway for a suspect (45-year-old male) causing a disturbance and refusing to leave the premises.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct (with a hate crime enhancer due to racial slurs being said), felony bail jumping and misdemeanor bail jumping.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 5:32 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 32-year-old male suspect).  The suspect pushed the victim and damaged her property.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct and domestic criminal damage to property.

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 7:02 p.m.  Officers responded to Hwy 30/E. Washington Ave for a victim who sustained non-life threatening injuries from a firearm.  It is believed that the victim was targeted by subjects traveling in a vehicle.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Weapons Offense – 10:38 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance, involving a gun, between two subjects (female victim and 27-year-old female suspect).  The suspect threatened to shoot the victim's boyfriend.  The victim left the area and the suspect followed her.  The suspect was contacted by officers and a frisk turned up a loaded handgun.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct while armed. 


  • Priority calls only from 12:05 a.m. to 1:27 a.m. due to calls for service. 

CENTRAL: Assist EMS/Fire – 12:02 a.m.  Officers responded, along with EMS/Fire, to a report of a subject injured.  Investigation revealed that the subject jumped from a 4th floor balcony.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where the prognosis is not good.  Nothing suspicious identified at the scene.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Check Area – 12:04 a.m.  Officers responded to the 200 block of Langdon St for a report of a large party and shots fired.  Area checked.  No signs of a disturbance or evidence of shots fired located.

CENTRAL: Check Area – 1:42 a.m.  Officers responded to Langdon St for a report of a subject with a gun.  The caller indicated he got into an argument with the suspect and that he observed the suspect in the hallway of his apartment building with a gun.  Attempts were made to contact/identify the suspect without success at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 3:18 a.m.  Officers responded, along with EMS/Fire, to a report of a subject bleeding.  The subject was not cooperative with officers.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  Video evidence was obtained that showed the subject was physically assaulted on State Street.  Investigation continuing. 

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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