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MPD Notable Calls 09/17/2021 to 09/20/2021

September 20, 2021 6:52 AM

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The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to (Friday morning to Monday morning) 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 09/17/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/20/2021, MPD received 1,139 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 (268),East (224), Midtown (138), North (212), South (104), West (138), and Other (55). "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.

09/17

Priority calls only from 8:55 p.m. to 11:07 p.m. due to calls for service. 

CENTRAL:  Disturbance – 6:36 a.m.  Officers responded to the 500 block of State St where one suspect (32-year-old male) was harassing people in the area and refused to comply when officers directed him to leave the area.  Officers learned a second suspect (45-year-old male) punched a victim who attempted to intervene during an argument.  This victim was also taken into custody when officers learned there was a warrant for his arrest.

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 10:18 a.m.  Officers made contact with the suspect (17-year-old male) near East High School where he was reportedly observed to be in possession of a knife and throwing knives at a nearby building.  The suspect resisted officers' attempts to detain him but was ultimately taken into custody and charged with resisting.  A charge of disorderly conduct while armed may be forthcoming upon further investigation.

NORTH: Drug Incident/Investigation – 3:54 p.m.  Officers made contact with two suspects (58-year-old males) after observing suspicious activity in the parking lot of the Taco Bell, 3002 E Washington Ave.  Officers determined one of these suspects had purchased crack cocaine from a third suspect (32-year-old male).  One of the 58-year-old male suspects was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine, possession of paraphernalia and trespass.  The second 58-year-old male suspect was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and trespass.  The third suspect was arrested and charged with manufacture/deliver cocaine, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession of schedule II narcotic, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 4:44 p.m.  An officer on routine patrol observed a wanted suspect (50-year-old male) in the area of S Pinckney St and E Doty St.  The suspect was taken into custody and conveyed to jail.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 6:38 p.m.  During an argument, the suspect (20-year-old female) slapped and scratched the victim.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic battery and disorderly conduct.

NORTH: OMVWI – 7:46 p.m.  Officers responded to a multi-vehicle crash in the 4700 block of E Washington Ave.  The suspect/driver (46-year-old male) struck two vehicles and then struck another vehicle while fleeing the scene.  The suspect performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was charged with OWI 1st offense.

EAST: Disturbance – 8:50 p.m.  Officers responded to the Capitol Petro, 4905 Commercial Ave, for a suspect (31-year-old male) who became upset over not being able to purchase alcohol and had armed himself with a fire extinguisher.  When officers made contact with the suspect, he was naked and pushing a chair down the street in the 200 block of N Thompson Dr.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct while armed and damage to property.

SOUTH: Missing Person – 10:03 p.m.  A subject was reported as missing.  Attempt to locate aired.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Sexual Assault – 11:49 p.m.  The victim reported several incidents of unwanted sexual contact perpetrated by different subjects. Officers made contact with one of the subjects but were unable to substantiate any charges related to the sexual assault.

09/18

Priority calls only from 12:17 p.m. to 4:02 p.m. due to calls for service. 

SOUTH: Sexual Assault – 5:52 a.m.  The victim reported that the suspect (20-year-old male) sexually assaulted her while the victim was hanging out with friends at the Baymont Inn and Suites.  The suspect was detained and officers developed probable cause to charge him with 2nd degree sexual assault.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Stolen/Recovered Vehicle – 9:28 a.m.  The victim reported he awoke to discover his unlocked vehicle was stolen from the street in front of his residence.  The victim tracked his vehicle to a nearby location and recovered the vehicle before contacting police.  The victim's wallet was missing from the vehicle.

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 9:49 a.m.  Officers responded to the area of W Doty St and S Fairchild St for reports of a suspect (54-year-old male) who was yelling profanities and had knocked the glasses off a passerby.  When confronted by a witness, the suspect displayed a knife.  The suspect is at large and has not been positively identified.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for disorderly conduct while armed.

EAST: Missing Adult – 3:06 p.m.  A 28-year-old male was reported as missing.  Attempt to locate aired.  Areas checked.  The subject was listed as missing in the appropriate databases. 

NORTH: Strong Armed Robbery – 3:31 p.m.  A victim reported having cash and prescription medication stolen from her bag as she was visiting friends at Reindahl Park.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 4:28 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance at a residence.  A 21-year-old male suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct, resisting, felon in possession of a firearm and a probation/parole hold.  A 18-year-old female suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct and resisting.

MIDTOWN: Recovered/Stolen Auto – 5:02 p.m.  An unoccupied stolen vehicle was located/recovered in a parking lot.  Registered owner notified. 

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 5:25 p.m.  A 27-year-old male suspect was arrested/charged with lewd/lascivious behavior and disorderly conduct. 

NORTH: Disturbance – 8:14 p.m.  Officers responded to a physical disturbance involving an unidentified male suspect.  The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 8:30 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving two subjects/suspects.  A 37-year-old male suspect was arrested/charged with bail jumping (5 felony counts and 5 misdemeanor counts).  A 34-year-old male suspect was arrested/charged with criminal damage to property, threats to law enforcement, resisting and bail jumping (3 felony counts and 5 misdemeanor counts). 

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 9:06 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 37-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense).

CENTRAL: Intoxicated Driver – 11:22 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a rollover crash at Johnson/Brearly.  A driver/suspect (26-year-old male) struck two parked vehicles which caused his vehicle to roll.  The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (3rd offense).

09/19

Priority calls only from 7:21 p.m. to 8:03 p.m. due to calls for service.

SOUTH: Assist MFD – 12:23 a.m.  Officers responded, along with MFD, to a report of a fully engulfed vehicle in a parking lot.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Sexual Assault – 3:08 a.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported being sexually assaulted.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Check Property – 3:50 a.m.  Officers responded to N. Oak St for a report of shots fired.  Evidence of shots fired located.  No injuries or property damage reported at this time. 

CENTRAL: Stolen Auto – 6:01 a.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen from the street in front of a residence.  Attempt to locate aired.  Vehicle listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.

CENTRAL: Theft from Auto – 8:48 a.m.  Officers responded to multiple catalytic converter thefts discovered from overnight.  Investigations continuing. 

NORTH: Death Investigation – 12:37 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (58-year-old male).  Medical Examiner's office responded.  The decedent had health/medical concerns.  Nothing suspicious identified.

SOUTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 1:40 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject who was in need of a Chapter 51 return.  The subject was conveyed to a local facility for placement. 

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:52 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 49-year-old female suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct. 

NORTH: Missing Adult – 3:38 p.m.  A 36-year-old male subject was reported as missing.  Attempt to locate aired.  The subject was listed as missing in the appropriate databases.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 3:52 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 51-year-old male suspect.  The suspect attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended. The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Charges pending.  Investigation continuing.   

MIDTOWN: Intoxicated Driver – 5:20 p.m.  A driver/suspect (31-year-old male) was traveling west on Hwy 12 when he passed out, crashed into the median and then struck another vehicle.  Two lanes of the Beltline were closed down due to the crash.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital where he was admitted.  Charges pending for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (2nd offense). 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 5:50 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 48-year-old female suspect.  Suspect not on scene when officers arrived.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect once she is located. 

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 6:36 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a stabbing on E. Mifflin St.  A 41-year-old female suspect was arrested/charged with 2nd degree reckless endangering safety, substantial battery, disorderly conduct while armed and possession of cocaine base.  The victim sustained minor injuries. 

NORTH: Death Investigation – 7:08 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (48-year-old male).  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Autopsy scheduled.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 9:04 p.m.   Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 31-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived. Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect. 

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 10:02 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (60-year-old male).  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Decedent had a history of excessive alcohol use.  Nothing suspicious identified. 

WEST: Non-Residential Burglary – 10:18 p.m.  Officers responded to an alarm at Tech Heroes in the 7400 block of Mineral Point Rd.  The front door glass was found shattered when officers arrived.  A shell casing was located. Incident Report on MPD's website completed.

09/20

SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 1:08 a.m.   A 34-year-old suspect was arrested/charged with felony damage to property, possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor bail jumping after a witness observed the suspect with a rock damaging an ATM on S. Park St.   

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