On October 4, 2018 Officer Wesley Massey was conducting a foot patrol in the 1100 block of Jackson Ave. Officer Massey had information that a wanted subject was staying at this address and had active warrants.
On October 22, 2018 Officer Massey was on patrol when he observed a silver/gray Ford Taurus at 2623 West 7th Street.. Officer Massey recalled there being a gray/silver 2003 Ford Taurus listed on the stolen vehicle list.
Officer Massey contacted deputies at the location along with K9 Officer R. Black. After a successful track a female suspect was located. As she was taken into custody she advised officers the identity of the driver of the vehicle. Officer Massey was able to obtain information as to where the driver fled. Officer Massey relayed this information to other officers. Once the officers had this information they were able to pinpoint where he was and take him into custody as well.
The female was arrested for resisting arrest by fleeing. The male was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, felony fleeing, receiving stolen property and felon in possession of a firearm. Officer Massey searched the vehicle and located a stolen Ruger .380 LCP. Due to Officer Massey’s proactive approach a stolen handgun was taken off the streets.
Chief of Police