7th PDAC honors Officers of the Month

Po­lice Of­ficers Mi­chael Murphy and Mary Luce-Ca­terino were re­cog­nized as Of­ficers of the Month for the 7th dis­trict dur­ing an award present­a­tion ce­re­mony at the 7th Po­lice Dis­trict Ad­vis­ory Coun­cil meet­ing on April 18.

Murphy and Luce-Ca­terino cap­tured an as­sault sus­pect who al­legedly had broken in­to a house and used a pock­etknife to threaten a wo­man and para­med­ic.

The ar­rest oc­curred on March 11. The of­ficers were called to a res­id­ence on the 14200 block of Bustleton Ave. at about 7 p.m. in re­sponse to a re­port of an as­sault in pro­gress. When they ar­rived, they saw a para­med­ic chas­ing and then strug­gling with a man. The of­ficers hand­cuffed the man after the para­med­ic re­por­ted that the sus­pect had at­tacked a wo­man in­side the res­id­ence.

The of­ficers al­legedly found a three-inch fold­ing knife in the sus­pect’s pock­et. The wo­man claimed that the sus­pect had entered her home without per­mis­sion and threatened to “slice her throat.” The of­ficers ar­res­ted the man on charges of burg­lary, tres­passing, as­sault and re­lated of­fenses. ••  

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