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MPD Notable Calls 11/15/2021 to 11/16/2021

November 16, 2021 8:48 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 11/15/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 11/16/2021, MPD received 376 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 (58),East (63), Midtown (59), North (75), South (37), West (50), 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.

11/15

Priority calls only from 7:00 p.m. to 8:09 p.m. due to calls for service.

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 8:36 a.m.  A 39-year-old male suspect entered Festival Foods on E. Washington Ave with a crossbow.  Officers contacted the suspect who was found to be a felon and wanted on outstanding charges.  The crossbow was collected.  The suspect was arrested/charged with felon in possession of a weapon and the outstanding warrants.  

CENTRAL: Non-Residential Burglary – 8:44 a.m.  A suspect was observed on surveillance going through boxes and stealing laptops from a business in the 500 block of W. Washington Ave. Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Armed Robbery – 10:12 a.m.  Two suspects entered the Cash Store on N. Sherman Ave and demanded money.  A handgun was observed.  The suspects obtained cash and fled from the store.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 12:51 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  Entry made to the residence and the subject (22-year-old male) was located deceased.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Death appears to be a suicide.  Nothing suspicious observed. 

WEST: Death Investigation – 1:26 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject.  Entry made to the residence and the subject (55-year-old female) was located deceased.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious observed. 

WEST: Stolen Auto – 2:21 p.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen from a residence.  The vehicle was left unlocked with the key in it.  A loaded gun was in the vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

CENTRAL: Sexual Assault – 2:43 p.m.  A victim reported being sexually assaulted by a known subject/suspect (30-year-old male).  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Sexual Assault – 2:54 p.m.  A victim reported being sexually assaulted by a subject/suspect met through an online app.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Drug Incident – 3:28 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject/suspect (32-year-old male) slumped over in a vehicle.  MFD also responded.  The suspect was alert and admitted to using heroin.  The suspect was transported to a local hospital and cited for possession of heroin.

EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 3:30 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  The subject was contacted and placed into protective custody.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where Journey Mental Health was consulted.   Journey advised they would assist the subject and that officers could disengage.   

EAST: Death Investigation – 6:31 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (52-year-old male).  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Decedent had a history of health/medical concerns.  Nothing suspicious observed. 

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 8:49 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 37-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic battery, domestic disorderly conduct and domestic intimidation of a victim.

11/16

NORTH: Drug Incident – 12:56 a.m.  Contact was made with a subject/suspect (37-year-old male) in a parked vehicle at Reindahl Park.  The suspect attempted to conceal drug paraphernalia during his contact with officers.  The suspect was arrested/charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.

EAST: Recovered/Stolen Auto – 1:23 a.m.  A stolen vehicle was located/recovered in the Stein Ave/Sinykin Circle area.  Owner notified. 

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