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Four honored in 2nd Police District

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Mem­bers of the 2nd Po­lice Dis­trict Ad­vis­ory Coun­cil honored four of­ficers dur­ing their Dec. 11 meet­ing.

Rob Caroselli, North­east High School’s as­sist­ant prin­cip­al, had re­com­men­ded Jerry Furey and Megan Al­ley, whose patrol in­cludes the Cottman Av­en­ue school, to be named June 2012 of­ficers of the month.

Caroselli said the of­ficers’ pa­tience and poise add calm to the school’s daily dis­missal, which puts more than 3,000 youths on the street at one time.

“The busi­nesses, res­id­ents and schools along Cottman Av­en­ue all agree on one thing. Of­ficer Al­ley and Of­ficer Furey make the Cottman Av­en­ue cor­ridor a safer place at dis­missal,” Caroselli wrote in re­com­mend­ing the of­ficers.

Of­ficers Kev­in Doerr and Steven Be­rardi were honored as Ju­ly’s of­ficers of the month.

Gun­point rob­ber­ies had been a prob­lem that month, said Mark Mroz, the dis­trict’s com­munity re­la­tions of­ficer. The of­ficers looked at de­scrip­tions of two rob­bers and no­ticed one had worn unique cloth­ing. Doerr and Be­rardi re­cog­nized the man’s de­scrip­tion and had seen him wear­ing that cloth­ing a week earli­er, Mroz said.

The of­ficers turned up in­form­a­tion on that man and oth­er sus­pects, then turned the in­form­a­tion over to a de­tect­ive in­vest­ig­at­ing the rob­ber­ies. Two men were later ar­res­ted.

While on patrol, Be­rardi and Doerr were ap­proached by a wo­man who told them she had been robbed and that she had traced her stolen cell phone’s GPS to the 800 block of Brill St. 

The of­ficers searched the area and found a man who matched the de­scrip­tion they had been giv­en. The vic­tim later iden­ti­fied the man as one of the rob­bers.

Mroz asked dis­trict res­id­ents to at­tend Po­lice Ser­vice Area meet­ings in Janu­ary. PSA 1 of­ficers will meet with res­id­ents at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 at Max My­ers Play­ground, 1601 Heller­man St. PSA 2’s meet­ing is at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at St. Wil­li­am School Hall, Rob­bins Av­en­ue and Argyle Street. PSA 3’s    ses­sion is at 7 p.m. Jan. 10 at the United Meth­od­ist Church of the Re­deem­er, Cottman Av­en­ue and Lawndale Street. ••

You can reach at jloftus@bsmphilly.com.

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