On September 27, 2017, Wes was dispatched to several vehicle burglaries that occurred in our city. As he was handling these incidents, a citizen called in a suspicious circumstance of two males at a residence that did not belong there and appeared to be removing property from the residence. Wes responded to the area and was able to apprehend one of the subjects. During this incident property was recovered and returned to some of the victims of the prior vehicle burglaries that he had responded to earlier that morning. Other property was also recovered that involved citizens outside of our city.
During his investigation Wes obtained information that led to the arrest and closure of approximately seven vehicle burglaries and one residential burglary. Wes also obtained information on the second subject who was not apprehended that day but was later arrested on a completely different matter a few days later. This subject would have never been identified or arrested if this information had not been obtained through his detailed investigation. Wes’s hard work and dedication to the citizens of the City is an example of the Police Department’s guiding principles of pride, accountability, cooperation, and excellence. Wes’s excellent work also earned him the September 2017 Employee of the Month award.