Toledo Mayor Ralph Grutzmacher and his city council congratulated Toledo Police Officers Michael Pace and Aaron Pitcher for the way they quickly solved a burglary to the Willamette and Pacific Railroad Office last week.
Reading the Proclamation of Appreciation, Mayor Grutzmacher recounted the events of the evening of Tuesday, November 12th after the break-in at 170 No. Main, that Officer Pace found the offices ransacked with numerous office equipment and other items missing. The list of missing property included the keys to a truck which was also stolen.
Mayor Grutzmacher continued reading, revealing that Officer Aaron Pitcher the next day stopped a vehicle on Highway 20 just west of Toledo and recognized the driver as Rochelle Rose and passengers Joshua Brown, Robbie Williams and Chris White. Officer Pitcher knew that Brown had a warrant out for his arrest and believed that Brown and Williams were suspects in the recent burglary of the Cobblestone Pizza restaurant in Newport.
Mayor Grutzmacher went on to state that Officer Pitcher requested and was given permission by the driver to search the vehicle. Inside were found a number of reported stolen items. Soon it was learned where the stolen truck from the railroad office was being hidden. A quick trip to a Yasek Loop residence led to the recovery of the truck.
Mayor Gruztmacher praised the professional performance of Officers Pace and Pitcher and congratulated Chief Enyeart for having Officers who exercise excellent communication skills and teamwork leading to the swift solving of the railroad office break in and the return of property, including the truck.
“A job well done,” said Mayor Grutzmacher.
It was noted that Officer Pitcher was not able to attend the council meeting but would be receiving a copy of the Proclamation of Appreciation.