For Immediate Release
|Date||May 4, 2004|
|Contact||Officer Felix Medina Jr.|
Riverside, Ca- Eighteen Riverside Police Officers will receive the “10851 Award” at tonight’s City Council Meeting. This award is presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California and the California Highway Patrol to recognize outstanding achievement in the detection, investigation and apprehension of automobile thieves.
To qualify for the “10851 Award”, officers must meet “one of the three” criteria within a twelve-month period: make six separate in-custody arrests related to auto theft; recover twelve or more stolen vehicles, at least three of which are occupied by a suspect(s); or develop information which results in identifying an auto theft ring, the subsequent arrest of two or more suspects and the recovery of at least ten stolen vehicles.
Officers receiving the “10851 Award” are:
|Vicente DeLaTorre||Michael Crawford||Robert Olsen||John Garcia|
|Genaro Escobedo||Vincent Morris||Michael Cupido||Jerry Post|
|Sancho Lopez||Chris Gaspard||Chris Wagner||Kevin Townsend|
|Mike O’Boyle||Matthew Lackey||Giovanni Ili||Matthew Lewis|
|Senon Saldana||William Zackowski|
These eighteen officers are responsible for the recovery of 292 vehicles, representing an approximate dollar value of $2,198,000.00 In addition, these officers arrested 126 suspects for Grand Theft Auto (10851 CVC). For more information, contact Sgt. Brian Baitx at the ceremony, or by telephone at (909) 320-8022.