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MPD Notable Calls 05/13/2021 to 05/14/2021

May 14, 2021 8:58 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 05/13/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 05/14/2021, MPD received 463 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 (63), East (109), Midtown (74), North (71), South (40), West (72), and Other (34).  "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 7:10p to 8:10p due to calls for service.

05/13

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 5:16 am.  Officers responded to a parking lot in the 6700 block of Schroeder Rd where a caller reported a female subject was threatening people with a knife.  Officers made contact with the female who did not have a knife and whose story conflicted with the story provided by the caller.  The two involved subjects have a history of domestic disturbances.  Officers were unable to make contact with the caller to obtain a full statement.  No charges were substantiated.  (This was a late call that did not make the previous 24-hour cycle.)

MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 6:11 am.  The victims reported numerous items were stolen from inside their home and a vehicle stolen from the street.  The vehicle was later located.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Death Investigation – 9:04 am.  Staff at a senior living facility discovered the subject (96-year-old male) deceased in his residence.  Nothing suspicious on scene.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 11:11 am.  During an argument, the suspect (23-year-old male) injured the victim's jaw.  Officers developed probable cause to charge the suspect with domestic disorderly conduct.  The suspect is at large.

NORTH: Recovered Stolen Auto – 1:13 pm.  The victim reported that she found her vehicle which she had reported stolen.  The suspect (33-year-old male) stole the vehicle a second time and officers later located it unoccupied.  Officers developed probable cause to charge the suspect with OMVWOC.  The suspect is at large.

WEST: Recovered Stolen Auto – 1:14 pm.  Officers recovered a stolen auto and contacted the registered owner.

SOUTH: Check Property – 3:50 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where a caller reported he had stabbed family members.  Officers determined the report to be false and the residence was found unoccupied.  Contact was made with the homeowner who verified the allegation was unfounded.

NORTH: Sex Offense Misc – 4:28 pm.  The unidentified suspect exposed himself to a girl outside her apartment building.  The girl ran inside and was physically unharmed.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Drug Overdose – 4:55 pm.  Officers responded with MFD for a suspect (28-year-old male) who had overdosed on heroin.  MFD paramedics revived the suspect with naloxone.  The suspect was cited with possession of heroin and was offered participation in the MAARI program.

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 6:07 pm.  Officers transported a patient at a local hospital to WMHI.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 6:32 pm.  A victim reported that during an argument, the suspect (40-year-old male) grabbed her by the neck and suffocated her.  Follow-up needed with victim before making contact with suspect.  Investigation continuing.

5/14 

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 12:35 am.  Officers responded to the Baldwin St Grille, 1304 E Washington Ave, where staff had asked the suspect (44-year-old male) to leave.  While walking away from the premises, the suspect damaged nearby fences.  The suspect was arrested and charged with damage to property, disorderly conduct, and resisting.

WEST: Residential Burglary – 3:49 am.  The victim reported that unidentified suspects entered his home and stole several items as well as a vehicle.  The suspects used a garage door opener to gain access to the garage and residence.  Investigation continuing.

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