Police Det. John Turner is the Sully District Station’s Officer of the Month for February. He was honored at the station’s Feb. 13 Citizens Advisory Committee meeting for his accomplishments in January.
Lt. Rich Morvillo, the station’s assistant commander, presented Turner with a framed certificate while describing his deeds. Turner came to this station in 2004, starting on patrol. He became a detective with the Criminal Investigations Section in 2008.
“In 2012, he investigated 66 cases and closed more than half of them,” said Morvillo. “Then early on Jan. 10, we had a rash of larcenies from vehicles in the Bent Tree area of Centreville. About 47 cars were broken into that morning.”
Vandals smashed passenger-side windows of parked vehicles, then rummaged through their glove compartments and stole everything from GPS units to iPods, sunglasses and cash.
“But Det. Turner and other patrol units followed a tip on a lead and discovered incriminating evidence,” said Morvillo. “He executed search warrants and three suspects were arrested with 19 felony charges. This also closed 58 vehicle tamperings.”