15th PDAC honors Wetzel for longtime support, officers for arrests

Mem­bers of the 15th Po­lice Dis­trict Ad­vis­ory Coun­cil on Monday night honored the Rev. Steve Wet­zel, pas­tor of St. Joachim’s Ro­man Cath­ol­ic Church, for his long­time sup­port of the or­gan­iz­a­tion. 

Last month, PDAC mem­bers honored four busi­nesses for their con­tin­ued sup­port: Frank­ford Av­en­ue con­veni­ence store Sug­ar N Spice, bar-res­taur­ant Chick­ie’s and Pete’s, Castor and Erie mod­el train busi­ness Bach­mann Trains and cold cuts gi­ant Di­etz & Wat­son.

Also dur­ing the April ses­sion, the PDAC honored James Pu­tro and Stan­ley Galiczyn­ski as March Of­ficers of the Month. The two made mul­tiple ar­rests dur­ing March, ac­cord­ing to Com­munity Re­la­tions Of­ficer Shar­on Krause.

Among those ar­rests were five for nar­cot­ics of­fenses and two for rapes. Galiczyn­ski and Pu­tro also ar­res­ted two vi­ol­ent crim­in­als in a home in­va­sion and con­fis­cated two guns.

Many com­munity or­gan­iz­a­tions, in­clud­ing po­lice dis­trict ad­vis­ory coun­cils, sus­pend meet­ings in Ju­ly and Au­gust, but that has not been the 15th PDAC’s prac­tice. However, mem­bers on Monday de­cided to scratch their Ju­ly meet­ing and re­sume ses­sions in Au­gust.

The PDAC’s next meet­ing will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 24, at the May­fair Com­munity Cen­ter on St. Vin­cent St. ••

You can reach at jloftus@bsmphilly.com.

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