Tuesday, May 7, 2013

May 6 – May 7, 2013

Today’s Good News

Kudos to Officer Ashley Wood who was named Fourth Precinct’s Officer of the Month for April! Sometimes catching the criminals is easy. It certainly was for Officer Wood when she responded to a burglary in early April where the offenders had stolen prescription medication from an elderly woman. As Officer Wood examined the kicked-in door, she noticed several shoes prints on the door and stairs in the heavy pollen. She then followed the footprints down a set of outdoor stairs to the apartment below.

After smelling marijuana, she placed both occupants in custody and, with their permission, searched the residence where she found the matching shoes to the upstairs burglary. After further investigation, both occupants were arrested and charged with burglary.

Later in the month, a detective wrote a letter to commend Officer Wood’s good work during a shooting investigation that helped identify the underlying motive in the case as well as the existence of a previously unknown witness. Good job and thank you Officer Wood!

DISCLAIMER: The following incidents are preliminary in nature and are subject to change after investigation. Please note that the entries listed below do not cover every incident from overnight. The listings are subject to the judgment of staff officers’ sense of what is noteworthy.


2nd Precinct


5/6/13 9:15 p.m.

5600 block of Orcutt Lane

A male and female reported two unknown males assaulted and robbed them at gunpoint.

2nd Precinct


5/6/13 10:55 p.m.

3400 block of Jefferson Davis Highway

A male reported a known male robbed and stabbed him. Warrants have been obtained.


1st Precinct


5/6/13 5:30 p.m. – 6:48 p.m.

1800 block of Joplin Street

An unknown person(s) damaged a door to the residence.

2nd Precinct


5/6/13 9:25 p.m. – 9:28 p.m.

3700 block of Baronet Drive

An unknown person(s) broke into the residence.

2nd Precinct


5/5/13 – 5/6/13 9:00 p.m. – 10:11 a.m.

2700 block of Walmsley Boulevard

An unknown person(s) broke into the residence and stole money.

4th Precinct


5/6/13 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

1600 block of Chamberlayne Parkway

An unknown person(s) entered the unlocked vehicle and stole a cell phone, identification card and firearm.

4th Precinct


5/5/13 – 5/6/13 3:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

3300 block of Jeter Avenue

An unknown person(s) broke into the shed and stole a lawnmower, weed eater and extension cord.

4th Precinct


5/6/13 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

500 block of Pollock Street

An unknown person(s) broke into the detached garage and stole two chain saws, hedge trimmers and a bike.