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Precinct 3 - Franklin

Precinct 3 - Franklin

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The following officers have been awarded Officer of the Month by their Commanding Officer:

January: Officer Beckford #5912 for an outstanding month of enforcement, which is not unusual as this is his fourth award for Officer of the Month since beginning his career in law enforcement with BCoPD in December of 2015. Officer Beckford is a proactive officer who maintains an awareness of crime trends and other issues on the post he patrols. Being aware of a warrant for a resident in the Pleasant Ridge area, he maintained a presence in the area until he located the wanted subject and made the arrest, making a large narcotics and paraphernalia seizure and adding distribution of narcotics to the list of charges on this criminal.

February: Franklin Precinct Community Action Team (Sergeant Harvey #4059, Officer Stewart #4145, Officer Yowell #4221, Officer Daum #5533, and Officer Klein #4229) for their unwavering enthusiasm and commitment to the job and their teammates. Together they devised a plan to serve the precinct's outstanding warrants, and accomplished serving more than 60% of them, beginning with the most serious warrants and in serving warrants in high crime areas, thus also tackling efforts to reduce crime in those areas through saturation of police presence. 

March: Officer McElfish #5904: Officer McElfish responded to the area of a reported armed robbery at Rice Fish restaurant and located a vehicle he found to be suspicious. When he attempted to initiate contact with the driver, the vehicle fled, but the driver was ultimately caught and arrested, and confirmed to be the suspect of the armed robbery. 



June: Officer McGrath #6061 made three separate traffic stops during the month, each for a violation of traffic law, which all resulted felony arrests for CDS distribution when large quantities of marijuana were recovered. Officer McGrath is unrelenting in attempts to clear cases he is assigned. One example is a case of a counterfeit check passed at a local bank which took two months to solve, but after obtaining a subpoena for video evidence from an uncooperative bank, Officer McGrath was able to identify and charge the suspect. He is a newer officer, but consistently sets an excellent example for other officers with his positive demeanor, intelligent use of investigative measures and superb work ethic.

Around 5:30 p.m., suspect entered PNC Bank, handed a note to the teller and took cash. Suspect was later located and arrested.
Around 3 a.m., unknown suspect broke a glass door at Olive Garden.. It does not appear that entry was made.
Sometime between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., unknown suspect entered home through an unlocked door and took a laptop, VHS tapes and beer.
Around 9:30 p.m., unknown suspect confronted a group of people and used physical force to take a cell phone, bank card and phone charger from one person's pocket.
Sometime between 10:30 a.m. and noon, unknown suspect entered unlocked apartment and took cash and a vehicle key.
Sometime overnight, unknown suspect entered an attached garage to a model apartment and took an ATV belonging to the property management company.
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Revised January 30, 2017