Northeast patrol officers, family violence detectives and robbery detectives collaborated to make some great arrest during a Project Safe Neighborhood operation.
This past Sunday, July 26, 2020, family violence detectives sent out a wanted person bulletin regarding an aggravated assault suspect. The offense occurred in the 8900 block of Park Lane and was documented on case number 108807-2020. On Monday, July 27, 2020, at 8:10 a.m., undercover officers working the Project Safe Neighborhood initiative located the suspect driving his vehicle on Melody Lane. He was followed by undercover officers until uniformed officers stopped and detained the suspect without incident. Officers arrested 57-year-old Jerry Ford for aggravated assault, family violence. The arrest was documented on case number 131435-2020.
On July 22, 2020, an aggravated robbery was committed in the 9500 block of Forest Lane which was documented on case number 1285312-2020. Project Safe Neighborhood officers coordinated with a robbery detective to obtained video footage of the suspect and the suspect’s vehicle. On July 27, 2020, the officers located the suspect driving near Forest Lane at Skillman Street. Undercover officers followed the suspect vehicle until he pulled into a parking lot in the 9700 block of Forest Lane, where the driver and two passengers were detained by uniformed officers. Officer seized a handgun, cocaine, marijuana and ecstasy tablets. All three suspects were questioned by detectives. As a result, they were arrested and charged with the following:
- Mario Powell B/M/21 Aggravated Robbery (Case Number 131513-2020)
- Tamisha Smith B/F/31 Possession of Controlled Substance, Unauthorized Carrying of a Weapon
- Breamber Duncan B/F/24 Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance
Project Safe Neighborhood is a nationwide crime fighting initiative. It is a joint partnership between different agencies to include federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officials, prosecutors, and community leaders to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in a community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. To learn more about Project Safe Neighborhood, visit their website: https://www.justice.gov/psn.