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MPD Notable Calls 10/05/2020 to 10/06/2020

October 6, 2020 8:39 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 10/05/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 10/06/2020, MPD received 284 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 (47), East (62), Midtown (56), North (43), South (32), West (32), and Other (12).  "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.  



NORTH: Death Investigation – 9:41 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (71-year-old male).  The decedent had health concerns.  Nothing suspicious identified.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

EAST: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 11:14 a.m.  A moped, confirmed to be stolen, was located and recovered.  A male subject was observed taking items from the moped.  The subject was asked to wait until police arrived but he left the area on foot.  Moped returned to its registered owner. 

CENTRAL: Sexual Assault – 1:54 p.m.   Officers met with a victim who reported being sexually assaulted by a known suspect.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Road Rage – 4:07 p.m.  A victim reported that a male suspect pointed a gun at him as they were driving on the Beltline.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Check Person – 4:50 p.m.  Officers responded to the parking lot at the mall to check the welfare of two subjects slumped over in a vehicle.  The suspect (29-year-old male) was able to be woken up.  The suspect admitted to inhaling synthetic marijuana.  The suspect was in possession of a pipe and Xanax.  The suspect was arrested/charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of synthetic cannabinoids. The second subject was released. 

NORTH: Stolen Vehicle – 4:55 p.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen from a parking lot of an apartment complex.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

EAST: Armed Robbery – 10:37 p.m.  Officers responded to TGI Fridays on East Springs Drive for an attempted armed robbery.  A male suspect, armed with a knife, demanded money from staff.  The suspect fled on foot, without any money.  K9 track attempted.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Disturbance – 11:58 p.m. Officers responded to a residence where a suspect (30-year-old male) was causing a disturbance and throwing rocks at the home.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct and bail jumping.


CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 12:29 a.m.  A suspect (48-year-old male) attempted to enter a hotel on W. Johnson St but the doors were locked.  The suspect returned with a knife.  The suspect was located in the hotel by officers.  The suspect was taken into custody without incident.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct while armed. 

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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