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MPD Notable Calls 08/26/2021 to 08/27/2021

August 27, 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 08/26/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/27/2021, MPD received 431 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 (104), East (81), Midtown (52), North (58), South (42), West (72), 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.  

Priority calls only from 11:10pm to 12:45am due to calls for service.

08/26

WEST: Residential Burglary – 7:40 am.  The victims reported the suspects used a garage door opener to enter a garage and then entered the home through an unlocked door.  The suspects stole a purse and vehicle keys from inside and then stole a vehicle.  An ATL was aired and the vehicle was listed as stolen.

CENTRAL: Check Property – 8:15 am.  Officers were dispatched to Hillel Foundation on Langdon St where a backpack was discovered unattended in front of the entrance.  Traffic was shut down in the area, the building was evacuated and a K9 responded.  Officers determined the backpack contained only clothing.

SOUTH: Neighbor Trouble – 8:28 am.  Officers responded to the 1800 block of Baird St for an ongoing neighbor dispute.  No charges were substantiated.

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 9:00 am.  Officers executed a search warrant at a residence and arrested the suspect (26-year-old male) who was charged with possession of child pornography.

SOUTH: Nonresidential Burglary – 11:45 am.  McKee Associates at 925 Watson Ave reported sometime overnight suspects defeated a locked fence and broke into multiple trailers containing construction equipment and tools.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 12:45 pm.  Officers assisted social workers with a suspect (29-year-old male) experiencing a mental health crisis.  While at the hospital, the suspect became combative and struck a social worker and an officer.  The suspect was placed into protective custody under an emergency detention and transported to WMHI.

NORTH: Sexual Assault – 2:33 pm.  A victim reported a known suspect (30-year-old male) sexually assaulted her.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Information – 3:40 pm.  Officers assisted DCHS with an investigation into an alleged sexual assault of a child.

CENTRAL: Mental Health Conveyance – 4:36 pm.  Officers transported a subject (42-year-old male) who was under a Chapter 51 commitment to WMHI.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 7:46 pm.  The victim recently ended a relationship with the suspect (18-year-old male).  The victim reported that the suspect threatened to shoot her when she arrived at his residence to pick up her belongings.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

EAST: Sexual Assault – 10:42 pm.  The victim reported that a known suspect (35-year-old male) made inappropriate sexual contact with her.  The suspect was arrested and charged with 4th degree sexual assault.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 11:02 pm.  During an argument, the suspect (17-year-old female) approached the victim holding a pair of scissors.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

08/27

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:12 am.  During an argument, the suspect (38-year-old female) punched and scratched the victim.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic battery.

CENTRAL: Information – 1:48 am.  The victim reported that about a month ago a suspect who offered her a ride sexually assaulted her.  Investigation continuing.

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