Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Feb. 25 – Feb. 26, 2014

Today’s Good News
Sometimes the hardest part of the job is just having patience. That was the case earlier this month when Second Precinct officers received a tip from an observant citizen who spotted three men park a car and then break into a salvage yard. Officers Brian Rogers, Ken Smith and Justin Sumpter were the first officers on scene and they set up a perimeter while K-9 Officer Rob Gregory and K-9 Sumo responded and searched the building. The Aviation Unit also responded and searched the yard, but none of them found anyone.

That’s when Detectives Pedro Riddle and Mark Hatchett decided to wait. They cleared the area, but kept an eye on the offenders’ car. Their patience paid off. A short time later, they spotted three men hop back over the fence from the salvage yard and load several spools of stolen copper into their car. Officers moved in and safely arrested all three offenders and recovered several pounds of stolen copper. Good work officers and detectives!

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
2/25/14             1:37 p.m.
3900 block of Patsy Ann Drive
A female reported a known male held her against her will. An arrest was made.

1st Precinct
2/24/14             2:00 p.m.
1900 block of Creighton Road
A female reported a known male assaulted her.

PROPERTY CRIMES                                                                                     

1st Precinct
2/24/14 – 2/25/14           8:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.
100 block of East 15th Street
An unknown person(s) broke a window to the vehicle.

2nd Precinct
2/25/14                         11:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
5300 block of Snead Road
An unknown person(s) broke into the residence and stole several items.

3rd Precinct
2/23/14 – 2/24/14           11:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
1600 block of Monument Avenue

An unknown person(s) entered the unlocked vehicle and stole a laptop and book.