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MPD Notable Calls 09/18/2020 to 09/21/2020

September 21, 2020 9:59 AM


The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to (Friday morning to Monday morning) 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 09/18/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/21/2020, MPD received 1,267 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 (251), East (227), Midtown (192), North (202), South (133), West (180), and Other (82).  "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 5:58 p.m. to 7:06 p.m. due to calls for service.

Priority calls only from 7:35 p.m. to 8:16 p.m. due to calls for service.

SOUTH: Sexual Assault – 7:06 a.m.  A victim reported that a known suspect (21-year-old male) sexually assaulted her.  Officers developed probable cause to charge the suspect, who remains at large, with 4th degree sexual assault and battery.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Recovered Stolen Auto – 8:30 a.m.  A caller reported there was a vehicle parked in her lot that didn't belong there.  Officers responded and determined the vehicle was stolen.  The owner was notified.

WEST: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 8:37 a.m.  Officers responded to the 1100 block of Saybrook Rd and recovered multiple shell casings in the road.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 8:38 a.m.  A caller reported late the previous night, he heard arguing and then the sound of shots fired.  In the morning he discovered bullet holes in items on his patio and a hole through the exterior wall of his home.  No one in the residence was injured.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Arson – 12:55 p.m.  The suspect (49-year-old male) set fire to a tent in James Madison Park.  The fire also damaged the park shelter.  The suspect was arrested and charged with arson of building and arson of property other than building. Incident report completed on MPD website.

MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 4:56 p.m.  Officers responded to the 4400 block of Britta Pkwy for reports of shots fired, vehicles speeding off and people running.  Officers located multiple shell casings as well as damage to one building in the 4800 block of Britta Dr.  Officers made contact with a victim who showed up at a local hospital with a minor gunshot wound to the shoulder.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Damage to Property/Arrested Juvenile – 5:04 p.m.  A resident returned to his home after an extended absence and discovered damage.  The suspect (13-year-old male), who is a family member, emerged from the home and fled.  Officers located the suspect nearby, arrested him and charged him with damage to property.  The juvenile was also wanted on other outstanding charges and was conveyed to JRC.

NORTH: Stolen Auto – 6:44 p.m.  The victim reported his vehicle was stolen from the 1300 block of Northport Dr.  The vehicle was unlocked with the keys in it.  The vehicle was listed as stolen and an ATL was aired.

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 10:46 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (28-year-old female) and victim were arguing.  The suspect strangled the victim, threatened him with a knife, and struck him in the head with a glass jar.  The victim required staples in his head to close the wound.  Officers located marijuana and drug paraphernalia on scene.  Officers developed probable cause to charge the suspect, who fled the scene before officers arrived, with domestic disorderly conduct while armed, substantial battery and strangulation.  Additional drug related charges may be forthcoming.


Priority calls only from 8:05 p.m. to 11:28 p.m. due to calls for service. 

WEST: Death Investigation – 8:51 a.m.  The subject (84-year-old male) was found deceased in his residence.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

NORTH: Runaway Juvenile – 9:07 a.m.  The parent of a 16-year-old female reported she had run away.  An ATL was aired and the juvenile was listed as missing.

MIDTOWN: Recovered Stolen Auto – 9:13 a.m.  Officers located a stolen vehicle unoccupied in the 6400 block of Offshore Dr.  Owner notified.

CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 11:14 a.m.  The subject (30-year-old male) was found deceased in the 200 block of Langdon St.  The subject appeared to be homeless and nothing suspicious was found on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 2:43 p.m.  Officers responded to several reports of a vehicle firing at another vehicle on E. Dayton Street.  Several casings were located and a parked vehicle had a bullet hole in it.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 2:53 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital for an intoxicated subject/suspect (56-year-old male).  The suspect was found to be in violation of his bail conditions which did not allow him to drink alcohol.  The suspect was arrested for two counts of bail jumping.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 4:25 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 46-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect, once he is located.  Investigation continuing. 


Priority calls only from 8:39 p.m. to 9:35 p.m. due to calls for service.

WEST: Crash – 3:55 a.m.  Officers responded to a crash on McKenna Blvd/Hammersley Rd.  The suspect vehicle struck the back of a parked semi trailer.  The driver and passenger were conveyed to a local hospital for injuries.  The driver/suspect (22-year-old female) was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence.

EAST: Death Investigation – 5:27 a.m.  Officers responded to a deceased subject (85-year-old male) at a residence.  Nothing suspicious observed.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 6:22 a.m.  A vehicle was stolen from a residential garage.  Entry was made to the residence where two computers were also stolen.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 6:30 a.m.  Officers observed a wanted suspect (32-year-old male) in a running vehicle and officers developed a plan to set up on the vehicle.  The driver placed the vehicle in reverse and struck the squad.  The vehicle attempted to drive forward and flee, but struck a tree.  The driver attempted to flee two more times before officers were able to detain the driver/suspect.  The suspect resisted arrest.  A loaded handgun (confirmed to be stolen) was recovered from the vehicle.  The suspect was arrested/charged with felon in possession of a firearm, resisting causing injury, 2nd degree reckless endangering safety, manufacturing/delivery of heroin, manufacturing/delivery of meth, receiving stolen property and charges from previous incidents (battery and domestic disorderly conduct).

EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 8:18 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a male subject with a large knife.  The subject was observed with multiple cuts to their face.  The subject refused to put the knife down.  The subject eventually complied with orders to put the knife down.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  Emergency detention sought and approved. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 12:16 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 40-year-old male suspect).  The suspect punched the victim.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic battery.

WEST: Drug Incident – 5:24 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a reckless driver.  The vehicle was located and stopped.  The two occupants/suspects (31-year-old male and 31-year-old female) are known heroin users.  K9 responded and alerted on the vehicle.  A search of the vehicle yielded pills, drug paraphernalia and a loaded gun.  The suspects were arrested/charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell while armed. 

NORTH: Sexual Assault of a Child – 6:03 p.m.  Officers received a report of sexual assault of a child.  The suspect is known to the victim.  The victim does not have access to the suspect any longer and is safe.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Traffic Incident – 6:36 p.m.  A traffic stop was attempted on the Beltline (w/b) at Verona Road.  The vehicle pulled to the far right lane but did not stop.  The vehicle exited S. Whitney Way and pulled into a parking lot.  The driver (29-year-old male) was cited for operating after suspension, reckless driving and fleeing. 

MIDTOWN: Armed Robbery – 8:34 p.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported being robbed on the Southwest Commuter Path off S. Midvale Blvd.  The victim reported that two male suspects pointed guns at him and robbed him of cash, his wallet and phone.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Stolen Vehicle – 10:00 p.m.  A delivery vehicle was stolen on S. Gammon Rd.  The vehicle was running and unoccupied.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.


MIDTOWN: Armed Robbery – 1:46 a.m.  Two victims reported being approached by a vehicle that was occupied 5x and that the occupants demanded money.  The victims attempted to flee on foot but the vehicle pursued them and a handgun was produced.  A victim gave up his wallet and cell phone.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Disturbance – 5:01 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject smashing windows with a crow bar.  No involved subjects were located.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 6:35 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (68-year-old male).  The decedent had health issues.  Nothing suspicious observed.  Medical Examiner's office responded.     

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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