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Braintree Officer Honored for Coordinating Break-in Suspect Search

The commendation comes from Chief Jenkins based on a bust earlier this month.

The following is a commendation notice from Police Chief Russell Jenkins:

Lieutenant Paul Dowd has brought to my attention the commendable actions of
Sergeant Phillip Yee that occurred during the early morning hours of Thursday,
lanuary 17, 2013.

On that date, Sergeant Yee observed suspicious activity on Matthew Court and stopped to investigate. In actuality he had just interrupted a series of in-progress breaks into motor vehicles involving two adult suspects.

A foot pursuit ensued and one of the suspects ran into an area of heavy brush.
Directing and positioning other responding police units, Sergeant Yee established a rapid perimeter in an effort to contain this individual.

With the assistance of Sergeant Brian Bersani of the Norfolk County Sheriff's Office and his patrol canine, this individual was tracked, located and apprehended. Although the second suspect left the area in a motor vehicle, he was located and arrested by Weymouth police for  narcotics charges a short time later. Sergeant Yee is seeking an arrest warrant for this party.

The entire night shift, assisted by NCSO Bersani and Weymouth Police did an
excellent job bringing this crime spree to a successful conclusion. At this time three victims have been identified and some stolen property recovered. Additionally, these suspects appear to be connected to car breaks on Albee Drive that occurred  last October.

This is a sterling example of coordinated, heads-up street police work initiated and coordinated by Sergeant Yee. I commend him for his aggressive  criminal patrol in an area known for nighttime crime, his attention to duty and sound police tactics and hereby award Sergeant Yee eight (8) hours time owed.

Chet January 30, 2013 at 03:05 PM
Excellent work by Sgt. Yee. He deserves recognition. What does awarding him eight (8) hours time owed mean, though? Does he get an extra day's pay or a day off because he did what he was supposed to do?
Brian F Hickman January 31, 2013 at 12:54 AM
NICE JOB GENTLEMEN!!!!!

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