Citizens For A Better Norwood

Monday, April 20, 2009

12-year-old Norwood resident thwarts 6 home burglars

We really like this story, which is recounted in the following letter from the NPD’s Capt. Keith Bellman to Norwood City Council and was read aloud at their meeting last week. Below it is City Council’s letter to our young hero, thanking him for his bravery. We’d like to thank him, too, for being the reason 6 criminals were caught red handed. This must be the scenario our police officers live for.

Capt. Bellman’s letter to City Council:
On February 28, 2009, six subjects broke into an apartment. An alert occupant of another unit observed these subjects break in. This alert occupant, (name redacted) age 12, notified his mother who immediately called 911. Several cars were dispatched and officers arrested all six subjects who were still inside the apartment when officers arrived.

A lot of witnesses never come forward to report crime out of fear of reprisal from the suspect. So I would like to commend the actions of this young citizen for his bravery, his observations, and his quick actions.

On behalf of the Norwood Police Department we would like to thank you.

City Council’s letter to our young hero:
Norwood City Council would like to express their thanks and praise for your initiative and action in protecting your neighborhood. You are a fine example of good citizenship. The quick thinking and concern you displayed help to make Norwood a safer and better place to live.

With genuine thanks and appreciation,

Norwood City Council