I am writing this letter to thank a concerned citizen of the city of El Centro. I am a police officer with El Centro Police Department (team 2).
In the morning hours of March 13 the ECPD received a call of a burglary in progress in the 600 block of Sandalwood. The citizen made the call after hearing a window smash on his neighbor's vehicle. The citizen stayed on the phone with the dispatcher in order to update what was happening.
Officers from the night shift (team 2) responded immediately to the call. After a short foot chase, the suspect in question was caught and eventually booked at the jail for burglary and other charges. The call was very significant because it allowed us set up a perimeter to contain the suspect in order to apprehend him.
I just think is important to thank our citizens when they assist the police in performing our duties. It is very important for citizens to call when crimes in progress are occurring. If the community works with the police we can keep our streets free of crime. We cannot allow criminals to roam the streets, intruding into our hard-earned properties that we work hard for.