Friday, March 14, 2014

March 13 – March 14, 2014

Today’s Good News
Kudos to Second Precinct Detective Derrick Longoria who was named the Department’s Problem Solver of the Month for February! Last month, Detective Longoria investigated 24 incidents, ranging from robberies to burglaries to larcenies. He cleared, exceptionally cleared or un-founded nearly 20 of those. As a result, his clearance rate for the month was more than 79 percent!

That’s more than TRIPLE the national average for property crime clearance rates.

Here are a couple of examples: To investigate a series of armed robberies that originated due to an advertisement offering to sell iPhones, Detective Longoria decided to pose as a potential buyer. On the day of the transaction, instead of meeting the detective, the seller was arrested by two uniformed officers who recovered a firearm in his pants pocket. Detective Longoria got a confession from the seller, a juvenile, who admitted to three armed robberies and his intent to commit a fourth – but he didn’t get the chance.

Detective Longoria also cracked the case of several stolen vehicles, one of them a city fire truck. When he learned that a person had been arrested in another jurisdiction driving a decommissioned fire truck, he interviewed the suspect and got a confession to the theft of the city fire truck along with a few other burglaries.

Talk about some great investigative work! Thank you and congratulations to Detective Derrick Longoria!

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.


3rd Precinct
3/13/14             10:12 p.m.
5200 block of King William Road
A female reported an unknown female robbed her.

PROPERTY CRIMES                                                                                     

3rd Precinct
3/13/14             8:51 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.
3100 block of West Cary Street
An unknown person(s) entered the unlocked vehicle and stole a cell phone.

4th Precinct
3/13/14             9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
400 block of Milton Street

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