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MPD Notable Calls 09/21/2020 to 09/22/2020

September 22, 2020 11:15 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 09/21/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/22/2020, MPD received 447 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 (67), East (82), Midtown (76), North (62), South (49), West (75), and Other (36).  "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.  

 

09/21

Priority calls only from 1:15 p.m. to 3:19 p.m. due to calls for service.

MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 6:30 a.m.  A suspect entered an unlocked vehicle in the driveway and used the garage door opener to gain access to the garage/home.  Items such as a laptop, keys and backpacks were stolen from the home.  A vehicle was stolen.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle has been listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

MIDTOWN: Strong Armed Robbery – 8:18 a.m.  A victim was asked by two male suspects to use her phone.  When the victim said no the suspects tried to take the victim's purse.   A struggle ensued and the victim fell to the ground. The suspects fled in a stolen vehicle.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 9:21 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (62-year-old male).  The decedent had health issues.  Nothing suspicious observed.  Medical Examiner's office responded.        

NORTH: Death Investigation – 12:01 p.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a subject at their residence.  The subject (64-year-old male) was located deceased.  Nothing suspicious observed.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 12:41 p.m.  Officers responded to a live social media video showing a female in a vehicle, armed and making threatening statements.  The two involved subjects were identified. Areas checked for the subjects.  The female half was located/interviewed.  A domestic disturbance was found to have occurred between the female and the male subject/suspect (24-year-old male) earlier that day.  The male suspect was determined to be the primary aggressor.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect once he is located. 

EAST: Weapons Offense – 12:45 p.m. Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 47-year-old male suspect). The suspect struck the victim on the head multiple times with his pistol.  The victim fled the residence.  The victim sustained visible injuries.  The suspect was not cooperative with officers.  A loaded gun was recovered.  The suspect was arrested. 

EAST: Miscellaneous Sex Offense – 12:58 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a suspect (26-year-old male) exposing himself to two female victims.  The suspect was arrested/charged with lewd/lascivious behavior (two counts), obstructing (lied about his identity) and an outstanding warrant. 

NORTH: Child Abuse – 2:34 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (juvenile victim and 33-year-old male suspect).  The suspect placed the victim in a choke hold.  Child Protective Services notified.  The suspect was not on scene when officers were present.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect. 

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 3:29 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence after the resident heard a pop and his window was shattered.  A juvenile was planning to shoot a tree with a BB-gun but missed and struck the home.  The juvenile was cited.

SOUTH: Nuisance Calls – 3:30 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject/suspect (42-year-old female) calling 911 at least 10 times in a short span of time with no emergency.  After multiple attempts to convince the suspect to stop calling, she was arrested/charged with misuse of telephone/911 system.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 5:19 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 42-year-old male suspect).  The suspect threw a box-fan at the victim's head causing a large goose-egg and a cut on her arm.  The suspect was armed with a knife and threatened to kill the victim.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct while armed and battery.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 9:06 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 60-year-old male suspect).  The suspect grabbed the victim by the throat, punched and pulled him.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic battery and domestic disorderly conduct.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 9:18 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a suspect (43-year-old male) punching vehicles and stopping traffic at the intersection of W. Johnson St/N. Henry St.  The suspect was arrested/charged with criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct (2 counts), bail jumping and a probation/parole violation. 

MIDTOWN: Arson – 9:22 p.m.  Officers responded, along with MFD, to a bicycle bridge on fire along the Southwest Path behind the 2400 block of Allied Drive.  Wooden planks were found burning and a can of lighter fluid was recovered.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 10:23 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a male subject pointing a rifle at an ATM at a gas station on University Ave.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Investigation continuing. 

09/22

EAST: Residential Burglary – 6:43 a.m.  A suspect (41-year-old male) entered an unlocked home and stole several items.  The suspect was identified and located by officers.  The suspect was arrested/charged with burglary and operating a motor vehicle without consent. 

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