Crime Watch, May 19-25

Milan Police Department Incident and Activity Summary for May 19 thru 25th, 2013

This is a summary of incidents that the police department responded to over the last week. It is meant to provide a review of the type and variety of issues occurring in the community that the PD handled. It does not reflect every incident responded to, as some may be too sensitive to list on a document of this nature, while others are still under investigation. All names of complainants, suspects, and witnesses, as well as residential addresses have been omitted to insure privacy. In some cases the street name has also been left off.

General Notes and Definitions:

• CFS is the Call for Service or police incident number of the given case.

• The next number in line is the military time an incident occurred or was reported.

• Property checks include activities such as checking buildings; they also include checking residences when citizens ask for additional attention due to being out of town.

• Foot Patrols include activities where officers get out of their cars and walk downtown, in and around businesses, through neighborhoods, as well as at the schools.

• Community/public Relations include community or special events that officers work or participate in; they also include instances where an officer stops in at a business and checks in with the owner/employees, or touches base with citizens while conducting patrols in and around neighborhoods to talk, share information, or provide crime prevention tips.

• Medical/Fire Tally is the total of all EMS and Fire runs dispatched out of the Milan PD Dispatch Center each day. Since this is a Fire Authority and serves areas outside the city limits, the tally serves to reinforce the totality of Fire and EMS runs dispatched both inside and outside the city.

• Family Troubles/Domestics are incidents where the PD is called involving any number of disputes between spouses, ex-spouses, boyfriend/girlfriends, ex-boyfriends/girlfriends, custody disputes, as well as property disputes. In these cases, police investigation may not result in formal enforcement action, nonetheless the police are called upon to intervene, insure safety, keep the peace, and attempt to assist in providing solutions.

• Peace Keeping/Civil Matters/Miscellaneous Disputes are incidents that involve some sort of conflict that does not rise to the level of a crime, however the police are called to try and mitigate and/or resolve the issues, assist the disputants solve the underlying problems, stand by while property is removed, resolve neighbor problems, stand by during custody exchanges, or simply keep the peace between individuals that are arguing with one another.

• Threats/Harassment Complaints include verbal threats, harassing/threatening text messages, and threatening/harassing telephone calls.

• Noise Complaints include any number or ordinance violations such as loud music, loud parties, construction noises, loud engines/exhausts, disturbing the peace, etc.

• Liquor Inspections are required by the State Liquor Control Commission. They involve inspecting establishments that sell alcohol to insure minors are not being served; individuals are not being over-served; licensing guidelines are being followed; and there are no disturbances, disorderly conduct or other illegal activities taking place.

• Traffic Arrests are arrests for drunk driving and license violations, such as Driving on a Suspended License, Driving Without a License in Possession; Operators License never Acquired.

• Emotional/Psychological Incidents are incidents where a subject is in emotional/psychological distress and as a result are a threat to harm themselves or someone else, and therefore require hospitalization for medical/psychological treatment/evaluation.

General Policing Activities for the Week:
Traffic Stops: 22
Park Checks: 18
Property Checks: 21
Community/Public Relations: 7
Foot Patrols:
Vehicle Lock-Outs: 1
Defective Equipment Citation Inspection Sign Offs: 2
Court Ordered Preliminary Breath Tests: 4
Gun Permits Processed: 1
Background Checks Processed:
Freedom of Information Requests Processed:
Milan Area Fire and EMS Dispatch Tally: 10
Extra Patrols at Schools: 13
Licensing Inspections at State Controlled Liquor Establishments:
Medical Runs Responded To: 5
Emotional/Psychological Incidents:

Extra Traffic Enforcements – Railroad and First re Complaints of Speed/Careless Drivers: 11

Upcoming Activities in Milan:

Milan Fair and Fireworks starting Thursday, May 30

This Thursday marks the kick-off of the Milan Fair and Fireworks. A parade is scheduled for Thursday at 6:00 pm. There will be road closures in the Downtown area during the parade. There is a fireworks display scheduled for Friday night at 10:05 pm. There will be road closures around the Wilson Park area along Wabash Street. Please see the Milan Community Fair website for all the event information. Milan Police and Reserve Officers will be working throughout the three day event, and will be assisting with traffic control and direction during the parade and fireworks.

Street Light Survey Completed – repair requests forwarded.

Incident Summaries:

Saturday May 25

CFS#3399 2318 89 Wabash Suspicious Vehicle
While on patrol, Ofc McLaughlin observed an unoccupied van parked in Wilson Park. The license plate returned EXPIRED. Ofc checked the park area, but was unable to locate anyone.

CFS#3397 2120 Welfare Check
Ofc McLaughlin responded to a report of what sounded like a disturbance. Complainant was concerned for welfare of children possibly involved. Officer made contact w/a parent at the location in question. The officer checked on the children’s welfare; they were not in any apparent distress.

CFS#3393 1800 Neighbor Trouble
Sgt Butler responded to a complaint about complainant’s neighbors moving complainant’s flower pots to cut the grass and not putting them back.

CFS#3392 1455 Argyle Cres/St Louis Suspicious Person
Ofc Burgos responded to a report of a male subject wearing a black hoodie and jeans that appeared to be smoking marijuana while walking down the street. Ofc checked area and was not able to locate the subject.

CFS#3391 1453 Neighbor Trouble
Ofc Burgos responded to a report that the neighbor damaged complainant’s grass.

CFS#3390 1452 Suspicious Incident
Ofc Burgos responded to meet with complainant over purchases made at the business that owner thought were suspicious.

CFS#3389 1419 Wabash/Division Possession of Marijuana
Ofc Walters conducted a traffic stop and found one of the subjects to be in possession of Marijuana; subject was booked and released pending charges.

CFS#3388 1415 Dexter Raccoon Problem
Ofc Burgos responded to a complaint about 2 raccoons in the yard. Ofc captured the raccoons, took them to a wooded area outside of town, and let them go.

CFS#3387 1404 Second Illegal Burning
Ofc Walters responded to a report of a small wood pile burning. Ofc made contact with homeowner, advised him of the City Ordinance, and the fire was put out.

CFS#3385 1130 MIPD CIVIL-Custody issues
Ofc Burgos handled a complaint involving custody issues.

CFS#3383 0745 Trouble w/Utility
Ofc Burgos responded to a complaint involving DTE changing the lock on the electrical panel at the business; appears to be an on-going issue between the company rep and DTE.

CFS#3381 0152 Redman/Platt Traffic Arrest
Ofc McLaughlin stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation and discovered the driver’s license was suspended. He was arrested, booked, and released pending charges.

CFS#3379 0030 Redman/Wabash Possible Drunk Driver
Ofc McLaughlin and Sgt Butler responded to the area on a report of a car that hit the curb and was driving erratically/possible drunk driver. The area was checked with negative results.

Friday May 24

CFS#3367 1408 Follow Up
Ofc Terrill responded to meet with a subject reference a question he had regarding one of the conditions on a PPO filed against him.

CFS#3366 1406 Platt/Redman Traffic Hazard
Sgt Couture reported the amber light out on the WB traffic signal. DPW contacted by Dispatch for repairs.

CFS#3364 1145 Wabash Traffic Complaint
We received a complaint that the driver of a red Chevy Truck almost struck a pedestrian in the parking lot. Ofc Terrill handling follow-up.

Thursday May 23

CFS#3349 2318 W Main Animal Complaint
Ofc Chatell was dispatched to the area of W Main and Iva for a found dog. Upon arrival, the dog pulled out of its collar and ran away. While checking the area the Ofc was approached by the dog’s owner, who advised that he was not sure how the dog got out. The owner was able to locate the dog and return it home.

CFS#3346 2040 Follow Up
Ofc House met with complainant reference a possible PPO violation.

CFS#3344 1738 Peace Keeping/Civil Standby
Ofc House responded to stand by while complainant retrieved personal property from the location.

CFS#3339 1107 North Storm Damage
Subject reported a tree branch in front of his house was down. It was moved from the road and DPW was contacted.

CFS#3338 0954 Lee Storm Damage
Ofc Terrill responded to meet with complainant reference a tree that had fallen onto a vehicle.

CFS#3337 0937 Greentree Storm Damage
Ofc Terrill responded to meet with complainant reference a tree that had fallen down in the parking lot onto his vehicle.

Wednesday May 22

CFS#3329 2129 Family Trouble
Ofc Chatell and Sgt Nieman responded to a family trouble; no arrests made.

CFS#3328 1816 Lee/Lewis Warrant Arrest
In conjunction with the solicitor complaint below, one of the subjects had outstanding warrants. Sgt Nieman arrested a female on an outstanding warrant out of Grand Traverse County for Aggravated Assault/Domestic Violence. She was transported to WCJ and will be held until morning for Grand Traverse to pick up.

CFS#3327 1816 Lee/Lewis Solicitation
Sgt Nieman responded to the area for subjects selling meat. A w/m 6’0” wearing a Tigers hoodie and Tigers hat was reportedly going door to door trying to sell meat. Ofc checked the area, located the subjects, and warned them re soliciting w/out a permit.

CFS#3326 1815 Lafayette Storm Damage
Ofc House responded to the area for a tree that fell on a house; owner contacted. DPW responded and arrangements were made for removal of the tree.

CFS#3325 1804 MIPD Special Detail
Sgt Nieman and Ofc House checked the city for downed limbs and other damage as a result of the storms.

CFS#3324 1751 MIPD DPW Call Out
DPW called out to remove several trees blocking roadways and sidewalks due to storms.

CFS#3323 1727 Dexter/Michigan Storm Damage
Ofc House responded to the area for a tree that was blown down by the storm and came down on a parked car.

CFS#3322 1722 Lafayette Downed Wires/Assist MAFD
Ofc Terrill responded to a tree down that took out the power lines. MAFD responded and DTE was notified.

CFS33321 1715 Dexter/Michigan Storm Damage
Ofc House checked the roadway for a tree down blocking the SB lane. DPW was called out to remove it.

CFS#3320 1715 North/Michigan Strom Damage
Ofc Terrill checked the roadway for a tree down; DPW was called out to remove it.

CSF#3318 1558 Assist CPS
Sgt Couture assisted w/follow-up on a complaint from Child Protective Services.

CFS#3317 1500 Juvenile Matter
Ofc Terrill met with complainant re juveniles using her yard as a cut-through.

CFS# 3316 1316 Allen Warrant Arrest
Sgt Nieman/Officer Terrill located and arrested a subject on an outstanding Milan PD traffic warrant.

CFS# 3315 1133 Citizen Assist
School Resource Officer Heams assisted school admin w/an individual seeking assistance.

CFS# 3314 1114 Wabash/Neckel Found Check Book
Officer Terrill took a report of a found checkbook. Owner was notified and picked it up.

CFS# 3313 1056 Juvenile Problem
School Resource Officer Heams assisted school admin w/a student behavioral issue.

CFS# 3308 721 Probation Violation
School Resource Officer Heams handled a juvenile probation violation.

Tuesday May 21

CFS#3301 2346 Jefferson/Kennedy Parking Complaint
Ofc Chatell handled a parking violation; left wheel to curb.

CFS#3295 2036 Bodley Crescent Lost Mountain Bike
Ofc House took a call reference a missing bike.

CFS#3290 1709 MHS Special Detail
Sgt Nieman conducted extra patrols during an area wide track meet.

CFS#3289 1610 Dexter Noise Complaint
Sgt Nieman responded to a complaint of a vehicle driving down the street with loud music/bass. Car described as a silver station wagon type vehicle, possibly a Volvo. Ofc checked the area for the vehicle but was not able to locate it.

CFS#3288 1606 S Platt Parking Complaint
Ofc Terrill handled a parking complaint while conducting extra patrols at the track meet.

CFS#3287 1551 S Platt Special Detail
Ofc Terrill conducted extra patrols at the area wide track meet at the school.

CFS#3286 1550 Wabash Stolen Bike
Sgt Couture met with complainant at the station regarding a stolen bike. A witness said they had observed a w/m in his 20’s riding the bike. Bike was later recovered.

CFS#3281 and 83 0840 and 1359 Tornado Drills
School Resource Officer Heams assisted the schools with a tornado drills.

CFS#3278 0122 MIPD Warrant Arrest
Ofc McLaughlin handled an arrest by MSP on a subject with an outstanding Milan PD warrant for failing to appear in court for Minor in Possession of Alcohol.

Monday May 20

CFS#3277 2319 Welch Building Check
Sgt Butler responded to a report that complainant was concerned someone may be outside the window of the residence. The residence was previously broken into. Residence and area checked and nothing appeared to be out of place.

CFS#3276 2306 Welfare Check
Ofc McLaughlin responded and met with subject that complainant felt was possibly in need of assistance; subject stated there were no problems.

CFS#3272 2237 S Platt Alarm
Ofc McLaughlin responded to a burglary alarm at a business. Dispatch made contact with a business rep. Building was secure.

CFS#3273 2058 89 Wabash Open Intoxicants in the Park
While on a park patrol Sgt Butler observed a W/M w/q white shirt, wearing brown cargo shorts with brown hair with open intoxicants in the park. As Sgt approached, the subject fled on foot. Officers checked the area with negative results, however were able to identify him from past contacts; charges pending.

CFS#3271 1823 S Platt Alarm
Sgt Butler and Sgt Nieman responded to a burglary alarm coming from the business. All was secure. Dispatch contacted a building rep who advised he’d make arrangements for the alarm to be re-set.

CFS#3267 1732 Civil/Peacekeeping
Sgt Butler responded to assist a party with the retrieval of some property related to child care.

CFS#3264 1252 Burning Complaint
Officer Walters responded to a report of embers from a neighbor burning leaves singeing complainant’s bushes.

CFS#3262 1027 W Main Found Wallet
Officer Burgos retrieved a wallet found by a contractor that was doing work in the area. Owner contacted and picked the wallet up.

CFS#3261 1005 Citizen Assist
Officer Burgos assisted an elderly person who thought someone was stealing items from her; report unfounded.

Sunday May 19

CFS#3247/3248 2200 Morning Glory/North Traffic Arrest
Ofc McLaughlin conducted a traffic stop and discovered the driver’s license was suspended. The driver also had three outstanding warrants for his arrest from Saline. He was arrested, booked, and released to Saline PD.

CFS#3246 2130 Subpoena Service
Sgt Butler delivered a subpoena on an upcoming court case.

CFS#3244 1920 MIPD PPO Violation
Ofc Walters took a report on an alleged PPO violation.

CFS#3243 1827 Civil/Custody Issue
Ofc Walters met with subject at the station regarding custody issues.

CFS#3242 1726 Wilson Park Larceny from Auto
Ofc Walters and Sgt Butler responded to the park for a larceny. Complainant reported that someone took tools, a brand new breaker box, and siphoned his gas out of his van while he was watching the soccer game.

CFS#3233 0211 Dexter/County Traffic Arrest
Ofc McLaughlin stopped a vehicle for driving w/out a plate. The driver’s license was suspended. He was arrested, booked, and released pending charges.

CFS#3231 0100 W Main Suspicious Circumstance
While on patrol Ofc McLaughlin observed an occupied vehicle parked in the lot. Upon approaching the vehicle, the odor of marijuana could be detected. The officer also observed an open container of Captain Morgan in the cup holder. No marijuana was located. A 23 year old male occupant was issued a citation for Open Intoxicants in a Motor Vehicle.

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