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City-Wide Notable Calls

MPD Notable Calls 03/17/2022 to 03/18/2022

March 18, 2022 8:54 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 03/17/2022 through 6:00 a.m. on 03/18/2022, 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 (67), East (83), Midtown (70), North (47), South (37), West (51), and Other (21).  "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 5:50pm to 8:05pm and from 1:25am to 2:05am due to calls for service.


WEST: Check Person – 9:27 am.  Officers responded to the hospital where a patient was threatening to overdose on prescription medication.  Staff determined the patient's BAC was elevated so he was transported to detox.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 11:03 am.  Officers responded for a report of a suspect (26-year-old female) damaging a vehicle.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

CENTRAL: Runaway Juvenile – 11:43 am.  A mother reported her 11-year-old son was missing.  Officers checked the area and located the juvenile who was returned home.

NORTH: Check Property – 12:40 pm.  School staff reported that a vehicle was speeding in the area while occupants shot pellets from a BB gun.  No injuries or damage was reported and officers were unable to locate the suspects.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 12:45 pm.  Officers responded to a school where several juveniles in a vehicle were shooting plastic BBs at people in the parking lot.  One victim was struck in the face.  Officers obtained the license plate of the vehicle and contacted the registered owner who was not with the vehicle at the time of the incident.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 5:06 pm.  The victim reported that during an argument, the suspect (24-year-old male) pushed her to the ground, battered her and strangled her.  The suspect took the victim's phone and prevented her from leaving the residence.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic battery, false imprisonment, intimidation of a victim, damage to property and strangulation.

CENTRAL: Traffic Crash – 5:59 pm.  The suspect (58-year-old female) accidentally drove her car into the victim, who was helping her load items.  The suspect also knocked over a sign and upended a trash can.  The suspect was cited for unsafe backing.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 10:57 pm.  Officers responded to the 1400 block of Ellen Ave where the victim reported she was walking her dog when a suspect vehicle pulled up to her and an occupant fired what appeared to be a pellet or BB gun at her.  The victim did not report any injuries to her or her dog.  Incident report completed on MPD website.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Assist Fire/EMS – 11:23 pm.  Officers responded to a nursing home where staff was attempting to revive a patient who appeared to have overdosed.  The patient was transported to the hospital where officers made contact with the patient, who was now conscious, and a family member.  Investigation continuing.


SOUTH: Battery – 12:07 am.  During an argument the suspect (16-year-old female) battered and strangled the victim.  The suspect was taken to JRC.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:20 am.  Officers responded to a residence where the juvenile caller to dispatch reported that the suspect (48-year-old male) had a knife and was threatening the juvenile's mother.  The suspect and adult victim were uncooperative and did not provide statements.  The suspect was arrested and charged with obstructing and domestic disorderly conduct while armed.

SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 1:34 am.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (33-year-old male) was attempting to enter the home.  The suspect told officers he thought he was at a family member's residence.  The suspect left the premises briefly but returned shortly thereafter and was arrested and charged with trespass and resisting.

CENTRAL: Battery – 1:56 am.  Officers responded to a downtown bar where the suspect (24-year-old female) battered two victims and stole a phone from one of them.  The incident appears to stem from an ongoing dispute between the parties.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect who fled the scene.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Barnes

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