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 01/31/2022 through 6:00 a.m. on 02/01/2022, MPD received 333 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 (48), East (70), Midtown (43), North (67), South (32), West (46), and Other (27). "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 7:46pm to 12:28am due to calls for service.
EAST: Disturbance Unwanted Person – 4:29 am. The victim reported that he asked a guest/suspect (46-year-old female) to leave his residence. The suspect refused and threw a phone at the victim, striking him in the head. The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic battery. (This was a late call that did not make the previous 24-hour cycle.)
EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 7:03 am. During an argument, the suspect (15-year-old female) punched the victim. While being taken into custody, the suspect kicked and spit at officers. The suspect was charged with domestic battery, resisting and expelling bodily fluid. Suspect was conveyed to JRC.
CENTRAL: Found Person – 7:23 am. Officers made contact with an elderly subject who was found wandering in the 300 block of S Paterson St not dressed for the weather. Officers transported her to her residence.
WEST: Death Investigation – 7:42 am. Officers responded to a residence where a 5 month old was injured. MFD paramedics transported the infant to the hospital where the infant succumbed to the injuries. Investigation continuing.
WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 8:48 am. The victim reported that during an argument, the suspect (29-year-old male) threatened the victim and her family. Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct. Suspect is at large.
EAST: Death Investigation – 9:07 am. A family member discovered the subject (82-year-old female) deceased in their residence. Nothing suspicious on scene. Medical examiner responded.
WEST: Assist EMS/Fire – 10:01 am. Officers responded to a residence for a subject who was possibly suicidal. MFD paramedics transported the subject to the hospital.
CENTRAL: Sexual Assault – 10:42 am. Officers investigated a report of a sexual assault. Investigation continuing.
EAST: Death Investigation – 1:24 pm. Property management requested that officers check the welfare of a subject (58-year-old male). Officers discovered the subject deceased in his residence. Nothing suspicious on scene.
MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 1:35 pm. Officers made contact with a subject with dementia who was causing a disturbance. The subject was placed into protective custody and preparations were made for transport to a hospital.
NORTH: Death Investigation – 3:53 pm. Officers were requested to check the welfare of a subject (59-year-old male). Officers discovered the subject deceased in his residence. Death appears to be related to medical issues. Nothing suspicious on scene.
MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 3:58 pm. Officers responded to the hospital to assist with a suicidal patient. The subject was placed into protective custody and transported to a mental health facility.
NORTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 4:12 pm. Officers responded to a residence for a subject who was suicidal. The subject was transported to the hospital and voluntarily admitted.
NORTH: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 4:19 pm. Multiple callers to dispatch reported shots fired in the area of Portage Rd and Hayes Rd. Officers made contact with the victim who reported the suspect (16-year-old male) fired several shots at him from a passing vehicle. The victim was not injured. Investigation continuing. Incident report completed on MPD website.
EAST: Drug Incident/Investigation – 6:06 pm. Officers made contact with vehicles apparently involved in a drug transaction. One suspect (27-year-old male) fled on foot and officers located marijuana and drug paraphernalia in his abandoned vehicle. Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for possession with intent THC. Investigation continuing.
EAST: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 8:10 pm. Dispatch received multiple reports of shots fired in the 2800 block of E Washington Ave. Officers located spent shell casings but no signs of property damage. There were no signs or reports of injured persons. Incident report completed on MPD website.
MIDTOWN: Information – 8:41 pm. Officers responded to a hospital to assist with the investigation of a report of possible sexual assault of a child.
EAST: Threats Complaint – 9:49 pm. Officers investigated a report of a suspect (13-year-old male) posting a photo of a gun on social media with a threatening message. Investigation continuing.
NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 10:02 pm. Officers responded to the Warner Park dog park for the sound of either fireworks or gunshots. As officers approached a vehicle parked in the area, the driver/suspect exited the driver seat and got into the trunk and refused to cooperate with officers. Officers eventually were able to open the trunk whereupon the suspect was arrested and charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.
WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:10 am. Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (35-year-old male) was yelling and acting aggressively towards family members. Officers developed probable cause to charge the suspect with domestic disorderly conduct. The suspect was conveyed to the hospital due to mental health concerns.
WEST: Death Investigation – 3:09 am. A family member discovered the subject (69-year-old male) deceased in their residence. Nothing suspicious on scene. Medical examiner responded.