Significant Arrest Made by Members of the Fifth Police District
On Thursday, October 10, 2013, the Fifth District received a call for a man armed with a gun in the at 1800 block of E Street, Northeast. Officers Helen Andrews and Michael Smith were the first officers to arrive on the scene and quickly advised that the armed individual was a known subject by the name of Kevin Day. Officers Smith and Andrews collected a detailed physical description and broadcast that vital information to canvassing police units.
Officers Bryan Wymbs, Shannon Sweeney and Melvin Washington were familiar with Kevin Day and knew that he was known to frequent the 1900 block of Bennett Place, Northeast. Sergeant Duncan Bedlion monitored this priority call for service and responded as the Incident Commander, coordinating communications and investigative actions.
Officers Wymbs, Sweeney and Washington responded to that block and located Day who was stopped and positively identified as the same subject that pointed a silver handgun in the Complainant’s face and threatened his life.
While simultaneously ensuring that they maintained a safe scene, Officers Wymbs, Sweeney and Washington initiated contact with a homeowner who consented to a search of a dwelling. A short time later, Officer Washington located a fully loaded silver revolver in the upstairs bathroom.
Sergeant Bedlion and these Officers assigned to the Fifth Police District's Patrol Service Area 507 worked as team, deftly coordinating with each other to bring Kevin Day to justice. Due to their extensive beat knowledge and investigative skills they were able to quickly apprehend a dangerous felon that had been armed with a fully loaded handgun.
It is with great pride that we recognize Sergeant Duncan Bedlion, Officers Helen Andrews, Michael Smith, Bryan Wymbs, Shannon Sweeney and Melvin Washington for their excellent team work and relentless follow up in investigating criminal offenses in our Community.
Assistant Patrol District Commander