Communications officers have information coming at them all the time. It’s up to them to prioritize and decipher this information, and, sometimes, connect the dots. Communications Officer Chantae Layne did just that on Aug. 5.
Chantae was working Police Channel 2 and dispatched a call for service regarding two suspicious males at 4719 Walmsley Blvd. While officers were responding to that call, another call was received reporting a commercial robbery at 4721 Walmsley Blvd. Chantae quickly determined the two incidents were related and advised responding officers of the additional high-impact call, also providing them with descriptions of the suspects.
Officers arrived on scene within minutes and observed two men running into the woods behind the business that was robbed. A perimeter immediately was established and the two were arrested without incident. The driver of the suspects’ getaway car was arrested nearby. These armed robbery suspects were responsible for – at last count – 14 commercial robberies in the city since April.
Thanks in part to Chantae’s quick thinking and proper handling of both calls, these dangerous offenders are off the streets. Second Precinct Commander Harvey Powers commended Chantae for her attention to detail during this situation, providing important information to the officers that assisted in the apprehensions.
Chantae, great work and congratulations as our Communications Officer of the Month for August!
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