8th PDAC lauds cops for nabbing thieves

The 8th Po­lice Dis­trict Ad­vis­ory Coun­cil re­cog­nized Daniel Richard­son and Mark Mazzoni as Of­ficers of the Month for Oc­to­ber dur­ing the coun­cil’s monthly meet­ing on Dec. 7.

Richard­son and Mazzoni cap­tured three al­leged auto thieves out­side Frank­lin Mills mall.

The of­ficers were work­ing on the 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. shift on Oct. 8 when they re­spon­ded to a po­lice ra­dio call at 11:25 p.m. re­gard­ing sus­pi­cious people at the mall. They ar­rived in the Frank­lin Mills park­ing lot and saw three men in­side a red Honda Civic with the en­gine run­ning. Through in­vest­ig­a­tion and in­form­a­tion from wit­nesses, the of­ficers de­term­ined that the Honda had been re­por­ted stolen from the 24th Po­lice Dis­trict.

Richard­son and Mazzoni fur­ther de­term­ined that one of the sus­pi­cious men had broken in­to an­oth­er Honda, black and gray in col­or, that also was parked out­side the mall. The men al­legedly dam­aged the vehicle’s ig­ni­tion and steer­ing column and drove it to an­oth­er area of the mall park­ing lot.

Richard­son and Mazzoni ar­res­ted all three men, who were charged with theft, un­au­thor­ized use of an auto, con­spir­acy and re­lated crim­in­al of­fenses. ••

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