Congratulations to one of our newest officers - Tyler Johnson - for earning a special Merit Award!
Several times a year fellow officers make nominations to recognize department members for going above and beyond the call of duty. Back on January 7th, Officer Johnson was on patrol - several inches of snow had fallen and temps were below freezing. Johnson took the initiative to check on a “homeless” man that he remembered living in the woods behind Wal-Mart. At 2:30 am, he found that man - his eyes nearly frozen shut. Fearful that hypothermia was setting in, Johnson got him up and took him to the hospital. His initiative and compassion for someone else’s safety and well-being, earned him this special award. Here is Johnson (on the left) receiving his recognition for Meritorious Action from his supervisor, Sgt. Jason Bloodworth.
Copper Crimes Don't Pay in Clayton
Two men are behind bars for stealing copper from a home under construction in the Town of Clayton. On May 19, 2014 at around 2 in the morning, residents in the area of 205 Trevor Ridge called 911 after hearing suspicious noises coming from the unfinished home. Officer Baily Pope responded and as she approached the home, heard something fall inside the house and she called for a another officer. As the two officers began to search the home, they continued to hear noises and followed them up the stairs. Officer Pope then checked the roof where she witnessed the two suspects stealing copper out of the house. 24-year-old Anthony Worth Tudor (left) and 33-year-old Joseph Marshall Boyette (right) were charged with Possession of Burglary Tools and Larceny from a Construction Site. They were both given a $30,000 secure bond.
Walgreens Armed Robbery Solved
Three Garner men are now behind bars charged in the January 14th armed robbery at the Walgreens on US70 in Clayton, where two cashiers were held a gunpoint by two masked men. Over the past few months, Town of Clayton Police detectives have been working with Raleigh, Garner, and Fuquay Varina Police Departments to develop leads and locate the suspects. Together, they were able to connect the dots between several other robberies that happened around the same time in all of these towns. Detectives believe 21-year-old Richard McKay (right), 23-year-old Demetrich Anderton (top left), and 24-year-old Timothy Cooper (left) robbed convenience stores, sweepstakes/digital gambling locations, and pharmacies throughout Wake and Johnston Counties. A Walgreens in Fuquay Varina was robbed just hours before Clayton’s with similar circumstances. All suspects are currently being held in the Wake County Detention Center on a host of charges including Robbery With a Dangerous Weapon, Second Degree Kidnapping, and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. These suspects are being held under a bond in excess of $1,500,000 each.