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MPD Notable Calls 07/19/2021 to 07/20/2021

July 20, 2021 7:23 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 07/19/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/20/2021, MPD received 470 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 (75), East (103), Midtown (62), North (73), South (47), West (86), and Other (24).  "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.  

07/19

Priority calls only from 11:22 a.m. to 3:02 p.m. due to calls for service.

NORTH: Residential Burglary – 6:09 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a reported burglary and stolen vehicle.  A 50-year-old female suspect was later contacted after committing a non-residential burglary and was found to be in possession of the stolen vehicle from the residential burglary.  The suspect was arrested/charged with burglary (2 counts), theft, criminal damage to property and operating a motor vehicle without consent. 

NORTH: Non-Residential Burglary – 6:46 a.m.  A 50-year-old female suspect was observed with an armful of products walking away from a convenience store and loading them into a vehicle.  Contact made with the suspect who reported that the business was broken into overnight and she was assisting an employee.  The suspect's story did not add up and she was subsequently arrested/charged with burglary (2 counts), theft, criminal damage to property and operating a motor vehicle without consent (same suspect as call at 6:09 a.m. above).

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 7:09 a.m.  Officers responded to Walgreens on E. Washington Ave for a suspect (28-year-old female) who stole merchandise.  The suspect was observed by officers and she ran into an apartment.  The suspect was located, arrested and charged with resisting (2 counts), possession of drug paraphernalia, retail theft, felony bail jumping and misdemeanor bail jumping.   

NORTH: Crash – 10:57 a.m.  Officers responded to a single vehicle crash at Northport Dr/School Rd.  A driver/vehicle struck an electrical pole and tree.  The driver/suspect (37-year-old female) was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia.  The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (2nd offense). 

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 11:31 a.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a subject.  Entry made to the residence and the subject (54-year-old female) was located deceased.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Sex Offense Miscellaneous – 12:28 p.m.  Officers met with a complainant who reported concerning photos/video of her minor daughter on social media.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Aggravated/Substantial Battery – 4:43 p.m.  Officers were alerted to a battery that had occurred.  A victim was punched from behind and lost a tooth.  The suspect (42-year-old male) was arrested/charged with substantial battery.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 6:26 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance at State St and N. Frances St.  A victim was pepper sprayed during a disturbance.  A 20-year-old male suspect was arrested/charged with discharging OC, disorderly conduct and resisting.  A 20-year-old male suspect was arrested/charged with discharging OC, disorderly conduct and misdemeanor bail jumping. 

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 6:57 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 26-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was not located/contacted by officers at this time.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect. 

SOUTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 7:08 p.m.  A 16-year-old female was reported as missing/runaway.  No safety concerns identified.  The juvenile has a history of running away.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.

MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 8:27 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 43-year-old female suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with battery, disorderly conduct while armed, bail jumping (3 counts) and carrying a concealed weapon. 

EAST: Disturbance – 11:24 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 43-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct and resisting. 

07/20

EAST: Death Investigation – 1:27 a.m.  Officers responded to a subject experiencing a drug overdose.  Naloxone administered but it was not successful.  The subject (28-year-old male) was pronounced deceased.  Nothing suspicious identified at this time. 

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