Thursday, April 24, 2014

April 23 – April 24, 2014

Today’s Good News
Kudos to Communications Officer Stacy McKinley-Roehm who was named the Department’s Communications Officer of the Month for March! One of the only good things to come from tragedy is what it teaches us about how to better respond to such situations. At the Division of Emergency Communications, CO McKinley-Roehm took this to heart when she attended the APCO-NENA fall conference in Roanoke this past fall.

After hearing from the 911 Center director in Newtown, Connecticut, which handled the Sandy Hook shootings, CO McKinley-Roehm realized that our DEC did not have an Active Shooter policy. She felt it was important for her coworkers to be as prepared as possible should the unthinkable occur. So she attended the FEMA/Emergency Management Institute Active Shooter Course and began working with CO Supervisor James Gwynne and Training Officer Jerome Andrzejzak to draft a policy.

She reviewed similar policies from other jurisdictions and played an instrumental role in outlining the Telecommunicator’s Role into a Standard Operating Procedure. She then submitted a draft of the policy to the DEC Command Staff for approval. CO McKinley-Roehm has gone above and beyond the expectations of a communications officer, taking advantage of every opportunity for training and making sure to share her knowledge with her coworkers. This makes DEC better for communications officers AND the community.

Thank you and congratulations to Communications Officer Stacy McKinley-Roehm, our Communications Officer of the Month!

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.


4th Precinct
4/23/14             2:45 p.m.
100 block of North 7th Street
A female reported an unknown male robbed her.

2nd Precinct
4/23/14             8:14 p.m.
2100 block of Mimosa Street
A male and female were found shot inside a vehicle. The male died at the scene while the female later died at the hospital.

4th Precinct
4/23/14             11:32 p.m.
3200 block of Woodrow Avenue
A female reported a known female assaulted her. An arrest was made.

PROPERTY CRIMES                                                                                     

1st Precinct
4/22/14                         2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
1800 block of North 29th Street
An unknown person(s) stole a package off the front porch.

2nd Precinct
4/23/14                         10:30 a.m. – 1:35 p.m.
3700 block of Decatur Street
An unknown person(s) broke into the residence and stole electronic devices.

2nd Precinct
4/24/14                         3:10 a.m. – 3:15 a.m.
5790 Hull Street Road
An unknown person(s) broke into the business.

3rd Precinct
4/22/14 – 4/23/14           8:00 p.m. – 8:30 a.m.
5910 Midlothian Turnpike
An unknown person(s) broke into the business and stole tools.

4th Precinct
4/22/14                         6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
300 block of Brook Road
An unknown person(s) broke into the vehicle and stole two laptops and two hotspots.

4th Precinct
4/23/14                         2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
1700 block of West Laburnum Avenue

An unknown person(s) entered the residence and stole two computers.