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MPD Notable Calls 09/14/2020 to 09/15/2020

September 15, 2020 9:09 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 09/14/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/15/2020, MPD received 359 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 (71), East (67), Midtown (48), North (65), South (42), West (43), and Other (23).  "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 6:24 p.m. to 7:29 p.m. due to calls for service.

Priority calls only from 9:05 p.m. to 2:19 a.m. due to calls for service.

NORTH: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 9:58 a.m.  An unoccupied stolen vehicle was located/recovered in a parking lot of a motel.  The registered owner was notified and is making arrangements to have the vehicle towed due to 4 flat tires.

SOUTH: Hit-and-Run: 10:57 a.m.  Two vehicles were involved in a crash on private property and the suspect vehicle fled the scene.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Check Person – 11:13 a.m. Officers responded to a report of a subject unresponsive in a vehicle.  Naloxone was administered which improved the subject's breathing but was not overly effective.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/treatment.  Investigation continuing.   

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 2:20 p.m.  Officers responded to N. Bassett/University Ave for a disturbance involving a 31-year-old male.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct (2 counts).

SOUTH: Strong Armed Robbery – 3:48 p.m.  A victim reported being robbed by a male suspect in an alleyway near Barriques Coffee on S. Park St.  The suspect fled on a bike with cash from the victim.  The victim reported that the suspect acted as if he had a weapon (although one was not seen).  K9 track conducted.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 5:25 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 56-year-old male suspect).  The suspect punched the victim and used a metal pole to batter the victim. The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct while armed and battery.

MIDTOWN: Crash with Injuries – 6:10 p.m.  Officers responded to a two-vehicle crash on S. Mills Street.  A vehicle driven by a 28-year-old female went through a red light and struck the victim's vehicle.  The at-fault vehicle flipped.  The driver sustained minor injuries and was conveyed to a local hospital where she was cited for a red signal violation.  No other injuries sustained. 

WEST: Missing Adult – 7:48 p.m.  A 24-year-old male who is autistic and suffers from a brain injury was reported as missing from his group home.  Attempt to locate aired.  Areas canvassed.  K9 and Unmanned Aircraft System utilized in search.    The subject was listed as missing in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Crash with Injuries – 8:51 p.m.  Officers responded to a vehicle vs. bicycle crash at N. Mills St/Regent St.  The bicyclist was struck in the crosswalk and sustained injuries.  The bicyclist was conveyed to a local hospital.  The driver (28-year-old male) was determined to be at fault and was cited for failure to yield. 

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 9:00 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  The subject was contacted and conveyed to a local hospital.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject was voluntarily admitted.  Officers disengaged. 

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 10:05 p.m.  Officers responded to the 4700 block of Hayes Rd for multiple reports of a subject being shot.  A male subject was located with gunshot wounds and conveyed to a local hospital where it is expected he will recover.  A female suspect, known to the victim, was detained.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Battery – 11:39 p.m.  Officers met with a female victim who reported an incident two days prior which involved her being physically assaulted. Investigation continuing.    

NORTH: Disturbance – 11:55 p.m.  Officers responded to what was originally reported as a large disturbance that involved hair pulling, punches and body slamming.   Pepper spray was reported as also being used.  Multiple subjects were contacted.  Two suspects (17-year-old female and 17-year-old male) were arrested for physical abuse of a child, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property. 


Priority calls only started at 4:16 a.m. and remain at the time of this writing.

MIDTOWN: Check Area – 12:23 a.m.  Officers responded to the area of Cherokee Drive/S. Midvale Blvd for two reports of shots fired.  Area canvassed.  No evidence of shots fired located. 

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 3:15 a.m.  While investigating a separate incident, two wanted suspects (28-year-old female and 55-year-old female) were located and arrested.  A third subject/suspect (39-year-old male) who was present was found to have an outstanding warrant.  Investigation continuing. 

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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