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MPD Notable Calls 08/20/2020 to 08/21/2020

August 21, 2020 11:17 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 08/20/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/21/2020, MPD received 448 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 (62), East (99), Midtown (66), North (76), South (52), West (73), and Other (20).  "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. 

08/20

NORTH: Check Person – 1:45 pm.  Officers responded to a mental health facility for a patient (30-year-old male) who was refusing to take his medication and was under a Chapter 51 commitment.  The patient was placed into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital.

CENTRAL: Battery – 2:21 pm.  A staff member at the JRC reported a juvenile detainee (17-year-old male) had punched him in the face. The suspect was arrested and charged with battery by a prisoner and bail jumping.

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 6:31 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where a subject reported that his roommate fired a bullet through the floor in his room after an argument between the two roommates.  The incident appeared to be a continuation of a previous disturbance at the residence.  The suspect (40-year-old male) was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct while armed and endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon.

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 6:40 pm.  Staff at a local hospital advised police that a patient (33-year-old female) who was possibly suicidal had left the hospital while waiting to be admitted.  Officers located the patient in the area and conveyed her to another hospital.  Journey Mental Health was consulted.

WEST: Armed Robbery – 10:45 pm.  The victim reported she was standing outside her residence when an SUV stopped abruptly on the street in front of her and three unknown males exited the vehicle.  The suspects approached her and one of them held a gun to her head and demanded her phone.  The victim gave him her phone and the suspects fled the scene.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

8/21

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:52 am.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (21-year-old male) struck the victim and spit in her face during an argument.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 2:07 am.  Witnesses at the Come Back In tavern at 508 E Wilson St observed the suspect (40-year-old male) force his wife into a car and slam her head into the dashboard several times.  The victim was unwilling to provide a statement to police but witnesses were disturbed by the suspect's actions.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

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