Police on Wednesday February 12, 2014 commended the efforts of two patrolmen whose investigative instincts led to separate drug and gang arrests.
The first one happened just after noon Tuesday when Cpl. Robert Kirk stopped a suspicious-looking car in the 1400 block of North Harbor Boulevard. Inside, Kirk found methamphetamine and both occupants were arrested.
Just after 1 a.m. this morning, Officer Kevin Kirkreit stopped a man who was hanging out at State College Boulevard and Via Burton Street for a “pedestrian check.”
A records check revealed the man, Sergio Villarino, was a known gang member and a parolee at large. He was arrested.
“Both of these are examples of the outstanding investigative instincts that our officers bring to the community to keep our streets safe,” said Sgt. Jeff Stuart.