Abington Deputy Police Chief John Livingood thanked the Upper Dublin Police Department for its role in a taskforce, which helped nab an alleged burglar.
The Abington Board of Commissioners on Thursday night honored Detective Sgt. Steve Fink and Deputy Chief John Livingood with Class III Commendations for their respective roles in arresting a northeast Philadelphia man allegedly involved in 30 burglaries. Abington was part of a multi-agency taskforce that helped arrest Derrick Carter, of the 4600 block of Sheffield Avenue. Livingood thanked the Upper Dublin Police Department as well as the Pennsylvania State Police. See the initial story from November here. According to Livingood, Carter burglarized residential properties in the daytime, prying in the front or rear door usually. He took jewelry and electronics, including TVs and likely acted with at least one accomplice.
So far, three people have been arrested by a taskforce that includes the Upper Dublin and Abington Police Departments, as well as the Pennsylvania State Police.
Abington Police announced the arrest of another suspect who they say is involved in a rash of daytime, residential burglaries throughout Montgomery and Delaware counties dating back to December 2011 and continuing through November 2012. According to police, the “ring leader” of the burglaries, Derrick Carter, of the 4600 block of Sheffield Street, Philadelphia, was arrested in November after he was seen committing burglaries in Delaware County and New Castle County, Del. He also tried to strike a Philadelphia Police officer with his vehicle while on a high-speed pursuit. See that story here. The investigation lead police to other suspects and additional arrests, including Akim Harris, of the 1800 block of Widener Place, Philadelphia, …