Joshua Coleman Honored as Officer of the Month for December
Published: Jan 12, 2016
Joshua Coleman is the Officer of the Month for December 2015. Officer Coleman works in the Second Precinct of the Mobile Police Department and has served four years. He is recognized for apprehending a violent felon charged with five robberies, a burglar, and a wanted and escaped felon.
Known for his attention to detail in locating suspects, Coleman found the 'Knife Bandit', Victor Warren George-Hodges, when he was dispatched to a call for suspicious circumstances at Dunkin Donuts on Airport Blvd. Hodges was responsible for robberies at four different other businesses while armed with a knife. He was arrested and charged with five counts of robbery first degree.
Coleman also located a man wanted for burglary and the stolen items hidden in the bushes. With a description of the suspect, an arrest was made on Jeremy Jason Pechar who was charged with third-degree burglary, possession of brass knuckles, and public intoxication.
Another one of his investigations led to the arrest of Kyle Bryant Smith who had active warrants that included escape third degree, two counts of theft by deception first degree, and writing fraudulent checks in Texas. Smith was also charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and attempt to elude police.
Throughout the month of December, Coleman serviced 86 calls and 26 backings, made 17 felony arrests and 30 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 73 traffic citations.
The Midtown Optimist Club will host the Officer of the Month Luncheon on January 12, 2016 at noon. It will be held at the Azalea City Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive.
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