7th PDAC recognizes Officers of the Month


The 7th Po­lice Dis­trict Ad­vis­ory Coun­cil re­cog­nized Of­ficers Gregory Segaline and Thomas Carpino on Oct. 18 as the dis­trict’s latest Of­ficers of the Month for cap­tur­ing a sus­pec­ted mo­bile phone store burg­lar.

On Sept. 29 at about 8:15 a.m., po­lice were called to the T-Mo­bile Wire­less store on the 10000 block of Roosevelt Blvd. after a boy was seen break­ing in­to the busi­ness. The burg­lar was gone when po­lice ar­rived at the scene, but the store’s front win­dows were broken and a brick was ly­ing on the show­room floor.

Wit­nesses de­scribed the burg­lar as a male wear­ing a white hood­ie sweat shirt and a black Bat­man back­pack.

While sur­vey­ing the area, Segaline spot­ted the sus­pect at the rear of the 9900 block of Roosevelt Blvd. He was re­mov­ing a pair of earphones from their pack­aging. See­ing the of­ficer, the sus­pect dropped the earphones, the back­pack and oth­er items, then ran through res­id­en­tial prop­er­ties along the 9900 block of Sandy Road, where Carpino cap­tured him.

Po­lice iden­ti­fied the sus­pect as a 14-year-old boy and re­covered stolen mer­chand­ise val­ued at about $4,000 as well as the sus­pect’s dis­carded cloth­ing. The youth was charged with burg­lary and re­lated of­fenses. ••End­Frag­ment 

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