Northeast Times

7th PDAC names Officer of the Month at recent meeting

The 7th Po­lice Dis­trict Ad­vis­ory Coun­cil honored Timothy Taylor as the dis­trict’s Of­ficer of the Month last Thursday dur­ing the PDAC’s monthly meet­ing at Klein JCC.

Dur­ing Oc­to­ber, Taylor ar­res­ted a Cen­ter City shoot­ing sus­pect and as­sisted in the cap­ture and in­vest­ig­a­tion of two auto break-in sus­pects.

On Wed­nes­day, Oct. 2, Taylor con­duc­ted sur­veil­lance of the home of the al­leged gun­man on the 2300 block of Solly Ave. At about 9 a.m., the sus­pect emerged from the house and drove away in his car. Taylor fol­lowed him to the area of Bustleton Av­en­ue and Fuller Street, where the of­ficer at­temp­ted to stop the car.

The sus­pect fled, prompt­ing Taylor to be­gin pur­suit. After about one mile, the al­leged gun­man drove onto a curb, caus­ing his car to sus­tain a flat tire. He sur­rendered without fur­ther in­cid­ent. Po­lice ob­tained a search war­rant for his house and car and re­covered a .22-caliber re­volver that the sus­pect al­legedly used in the shoot­ing.

In a sep­ar­ate Oct. 7 case, Taylor was on duty when po­lice re­ceived com­plaints about car break-ins at Con­well Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, 9900 Pres­id­ent St., dur­ing a youth foot­ball game. Taylor went to the play­ground and met a wo­man who re­por­ted that she had seen two men at­tempt­ing to break in­to cars in the park­ing lot. The crooks were rid­ing in a sil­ver Chrysler 300.

Taylor re­layed the de­scrip­tion to po­lice ra­dio. With­in minutes, po­lice loc­ated and stopped the Chrysler at Welsh Road and Roosevelt Boulevard. Taylor spot­ted a hand­bag in the rear seat of the car and summoned the wit­ness, who iden­ti­fied the sus­pects as the thieves from Con­well. 

In the mean­time, an­oth­er wo­man dis­covered that her car had been broken in­to and her hand­bag stolen. She iden­ti­fied the re­covered hand­bag as hers. ••

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