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MPD Notable Calls 02/18/2021 to 02/19/2021

February 19, 2021 8:53 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 02/18/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 02/19/2021, MPD received 368 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 (58), East (74), Midtown (60), North (52), South (35), West (49), and Other (40).  "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. 

02/18

EAST: OMVWI – 4:16 am.  Officers responded to the Econo Lodge at 4726 E Washington Ave for a suspect (46-year-old male) who was stumbling around in the parking lot.  As officers arrived on scene, the suspect attempted to drive away.  The suspect was arrested for OWI 3rd offense, resisting and disorderly conduct.  (This was a late call that did not make the previous 24-hour cycle.)

MIDTOWN: Runaway Juvenile – 8:19 am.  A father reported his 16-year-old daughter had run away from home.  The juvenile was located and returned to her family.

CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 11:06 am.  Maintenance personnel discovered a subject (69-year-old male) deceased in his residence.  Nothing suspicious on scene.

WEST: Check Person – 11:07 am.  Officers responded to a residence for a subject who was suicidal and had jumped off a third story balcony.  The subject was transported to the hospital.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health.

EAST: Death Investigation – 2:29 pm.  Staff at the Sleep Inn and Suites at 4802 Tradewinds Pkwy discovered a subject (62-year-old male) deceased in his room.  Nothing suspicious on scene.

EAST: Disturbance – 3:55 pm.  Officers responded to the Walmart parking lot where two subjects (35- and 53-year-old males) were arguing over money.  The subjects provided conflicting stories about the interaction.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: OMVWI – 7:25 pm.  Officers were dispatched to a vehicle in a snowbank with two unresponsive subjects inside.  Officers and MFD paramedics administered naloxone and revived the subjects.  The driver/suspect (62-year-old male) was arrested and charged with OWI and possession of heroin.  The passenger/suspect (29-year-old male) was arrested and charged with possession of heroin and bail jumping.

EAST: Check Property – 8:20 pm.  Officers responded to the Walgreens at 2909 E Washington Ave where a subject reported hearing someone say they had a gun.  Officers checked the area and did not locate anyone or anything suspicious.

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 9:47 pm.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a suspect (36-year-old female).  Upon arrival officers determined the suspect was intoxicated which was a violation of a court order.  The suspect was arrested and charged with bail jumping.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 9:53 pm.  Officers responded to a downtown restaurant for a subject (25-year-old male) who was suffering from a mental health crisis.  Officers placed the subject into protective custody and transported him to WMHI.

02/19

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 3:21 am.  Officers were dispatched to a restaurant where a suspect (27-year-old male) made suicidal statements and threw a chair at a staff member.  The suspect was arrested and charged with trespass, disorderly conduct and resisting.

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