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MPD Notable Calls 03/25/2021 to 03/26/2021

March 26, 2021 11:21 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 03/25/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 03/26/2021, MPD received 369 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 (81), East (76), Midtown (49), North (62), South (30), West (45), and Other (26).  "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 5:25pm to 8:30pm due to calls for service.

03/25

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 10:52 am.  Officers responded to a residence to serve a warrant in an attempt to arrest a wanted suspect (23-year-old male).  The suspect was taken into custody and booked into jail.

CENTRAL: Traffic Complaint/Investigation – 12:51 pm.  Officers observed three vehicles traveling outbound on John Nolen Dr at high rates of speed, driving recklessly and disobeying traffic signals.  Officers initiated a traffic stop on one of the vehicles and cited the driver/suspect (17-year-old male) with numerous traffic violations including reckless driving, driving with a child under 4 unrestrained, and operating without a valid DL.

EAST: Check Person – 1:20 pm.  Officers made contact with a subject (72-year-old male) who is wanted for multiple counts of bail jumping.  The subject had contacted dispatch threatening self-harm if officers attempted to take him into custody.  Officers attempted to dialogue and negotiate with the subject, who was armed with a knife, but the subject refused to cooperate.  Officers disengaged.

NORTH: Stolen Auto – 2:46 pm.  The victim reported he left his vehicle running while he went into the Kwik Trip.  A witness observed four male teenagers get in the vehicle and drive away.  The vehicle was later involved in two robberies.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 2:53 pm.  A victim reported multiple previous incidents in which the suspect (20-year-old male), her boyfriend, battered her, causing injuries which required stitches.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect and charge him with domestic substantial battery, battery, intimidation of a victim, and disorderly conduct.  The suspect remains at large.

 EAST: Death Investigation – 3:00 pm.  Medical staff requested that officers check the welfare of a subject (70-year-old male) who had missed an appointment.  The subject was found deceased in his residence.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

WEST: Robbery – 4:02 pm.  The victim was walking into Walmart when an unidentified suspect grabbed her purse and fled in a vehicle which was involved in another robbery approximately 50 minutes later.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Theft – 4:55 pm.  The victim reported that she was in the Target parking lot (750 Hilldale Way) when the suspect grabbed her backpack from her vehicle and fled the scene in a vehicle which was later determined to be stolen.  Officers located the suspect vehicle and tracked its progress while spike strips were set up which eventually successfully stopped the vehicle.  The suspects (4 male teenagers) fled on foot but were located in a nearby residence and taken into custody.  Charges include battery to law enforcement, OMVWOC, and purse snatching, as well as traffic violations.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Sex Offense Misc – 5:56 pm.  Officers investigated a report of a suspect (63-year-old male) posting nude photos of a juvenile on social media.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Check Person/Mental Health Conveyance – 6:09 pm.  Dispatch received several reports of a subject (30-year-old male) in a parking lot acting oddly and running into cars.  Officers arrived on scene to discover the subject displaying signs of having overdosed.  Officers administered naloxone and revived the subject who was transported to the hospital.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health and discovered the subject was under a Chapter 51 commitment.  The subject was transported to WMHI.

NORTH: Disturbance – 10:58 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (36-year-old female) was pounding on the doors and windows.  Officers determined the suspect was the resident's ex-girlfriend and the resident did not want contact with the suspect.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

03/26

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 12:16 am.  Officers responded to a residence where neighbors reported the suspect (42-year-old male) was yelling outside.  Officers arrested the suspect and charged him with disorderly conduct and bail jumping.

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 2:21 am.  Officers responded to a residence and made contact with a subject (69-year-old female) with ongoing behavioral and mental health issues.  No probable cause was developed and officers disengaged.

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