On Tuesday, October 9, District 5 Officers hit the streets and continued to show the community that they are protected by hard-working officers.
Police Officers Blaine Grabowski and Erica Taubenheim, while saturating a hot spot where violent crime has been occurring, located a vehicle entering the hot spot area and attempted a traffic stop. The vehicle fled and did not exhibit any reckless driving and operated under the speed limit, falling within the perameters of a “failure to stop,” pursuit. This ended less than a mile away in the 3000 block of N. 24th Pl. The driver was immediately taken into custody. The passenger fled and discarded a .380 caliber firearm.
Officers Grabowski ran after the passenger until the suspect ran into a house in the 3000 block of N. 24th St. The officers demonstrated extreme restraint and sound tactics. The resident at the location was cooperative and officers were able to slowly take the subject into custody with the assistance of Tactical Enforcement Unit Officer John Ivy, K-9 Officer Shawn Burger, along with District 5 Officers Chad Boyack, Nathan Fager and Craig Thimm. District 5 Officers Dave Paszkiewicz, Vincenzo Paolo and Daniel Knitter located and secured the firearm.
The passenger had a suspect alert for an armed robbery/shooting in District 3 and we are investigating his involvement in that offense. MPD will refer charges to the DA’s office for Felon in Possession of a Firearm, fleeing, bail jumping, resisting, armed robbery and first degree recklessly endangering safety.
This is one of many good stories happening each night in District 5. We ask the community to continue to return here to this site where we highlight great officer work each day.