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MPD Notable Calls 10/14/2020 to 10/15/2020

October 15, 2020 9:10 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 10/14/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 10/15/2020, MPD received 350 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 (69), East (88), Midtown (45), North (58), South (24), West (44), and Other (22).  "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.  

 

10/14

Priority calls only from 10:55 a.m. to 12:56 p.m. due to calls for service.

WEST: Strong Armed Robbery – 8:38 a.m.  A victim had her purse stolen from her vehicle as she was loading groceries.  The suspects fled in a vehicle. 

EAST: Strong Armed Robbery – 9:24 a.m.  A victim had her purse stolen from her vehicle as she was loading groceries.  The suspects fled in a vehicle.  Same suspect description as call above.

CENTRAL: Intoxicated Driver – 9:43 a.m.  Officers responded to a crash on Broom/John Nolen Drive.  The suspect driver (38-year-old male) was driving at a high rate of speed and struck a vehicle which caused a 7-vehicle crash.  The suspect fled on foot but was apprehended.  The suspect was found to be impaired.  The suspect had a revoked license and has three previous arrests for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence.  One subject in the crash was injured and conveyed to a local hospital for treatment.  The suspect was conveyed to a hospital for a blood draw.  Charges forthcoming.

NORTH: Disturbance – 12:48 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance involving a 31-year-old female.  The subject was taken into protective custody due to her having delusions.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Probable cause developed to charge the subject with domestic disorderly conduct.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  An emergency detention being explored.  Final outcome pending.

MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 1:16 p.m.  A wanted suspect (46-year-old male) was taken into custody without incident for outstanding charges (2nd degree sexual assault). 

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 2:30 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 22-year-old male suspect).  The suspect threatened to kill the victim.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

MIDTOWN: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 4:33 p.m.  A 15-year-old female was reported as missing/runaway after 11 days of not returning home.  No immediate safety concerns identified.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 5:03 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 42-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct and threats toward law enforcement. 

NORTH: Sexual Assault of a Child – 6:42 p.m.  MPD was notified of possible inappropriate contact/sexual contact between a minor and an adult.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Disturbance – 10:46 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (female suspect and male victim).  The victim reported being dragged a short distance by the suspect/vehicle.  The victim was conveyed to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Suspect not on scene.  Investigation continuing.

10/15

SOUTH: Suspicious Person – 12:40 a.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a subject/suspect (24-year-old male) sitting in a stairwell most of the day.  The suspect was contacted by officers and he refused to identify himself.  The suspect was conveyed to jail to ID him.  The suspect was identified and found to have a probation hold.  The suspect was also charged with obstructing.

EAST: Check Person – 2:43 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital on a Chapter 51 return.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject was voluntarily admitted and officers disengaged.

EAST: Non-Residential Burglary – 4:06 a.m.  A convenience store on Commercial Avenue was broken into and merchandise was stolen.  Investigation continuing. 

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