Awards Presented on July 20, 2010

         

On Tuesday July 20, 2010 at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Northern York County Regional Police Commission, awards were presented to two officers for their part in a heroic rescue of a family of four from a burning building in North York Borough on June 8, 2010. 

Officer Cody Becker received the Award of Merit.  The Award of Merit is the second highest honor that can be bestowed upon a Northern York County Regional Police Officer.  The Award of Merit recognizes a specific act involving personal risk or exceptional judgment. Personal risk would not be of the extreme nature required for the Medal of Valor, but must clearly be above and beyond the normal requirements of one’s position. In cases involving exceptional judgment, or initiative, they must be clearly outstanding and such that had they not been exercised, undesirable consequences would have resulted. To view the narrative of Officer Becker’s Award of Merit, please click on the link below.  

Officer Cody Becker Award of Merit 

Officer Edward Pague received the Chief’s Commendation.  The Chief’s Commendation is the Department’s third highest award.  The  Chief’s Commendation recognizes performance which clearly surpasses the normal requirements of one’s position.  To view the narrative of Officer Pague’s Chief’s Commendation, please click on the link below. 

 Officer Edward Pague Chief’s Commendation 

The following news release issued June 9, 2010 details the heroic efforts of the Officers. 

On 06/08/2010 at 6:17pm the Northern York County Regional Police responded to the report of a structure fire with entrapment in the 900 block of North George Street in North York Borough.  

Upon arrival at the scene of the fire NYCRPD officers found several residences to be fully engulfed in flames, and the occupants in immediate danger.  NYCRPD officers and a York County Deputy Sheriff began to go door to door notifying residents of the fire.  The occupants of 954 North George Street, Diana Estremera and her children, signaled to officers that they needed help in escaping the approaching flames. 

Officer Cody Becker, a one year veteran of the NYCRPD went to the rear of 954 North George St. where it became evident that an entire family was trapped on the third floor of the structure. Officer Becker was able to enlist the aid of a citizen volunteer, Todd Horner of West Sixth Ave, to effect access onto a second story roof.  This action was critical since the fire apparatus and ladders had not yet arrived on the scene of the rapidly spreading fire. 

After Officer Becker was in position on the roof, the Estremera began to drop her children out of a third floor window to the officer.  An infant and two children between the ages of 4-10 dropped nearly 10 feet into Officer Becker’s arms.  Officer Becker then passed the children off the roof to Officer Edward Pague and Mr. Horner. 

After the children were safely rescued Estremera exited the window.  She lowered herself from the window and then dropped a few feet until Officer Becker could catch her. Estermera and her three children were taken to York Hospital.  The children appeared uninjured and the mother sustained a laceration to one of her arms. 

The fire was contained by the numerous fire departments from throughout York County.  A Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshall was on scene to determine the cause of the blaze. 

As a result of the actions of the responding officers and the community members who were able to assist as the fire department arrived there was no loss of life and injuries sustained by the residents were minimal. 

   

 Awards Presented on August 17, 2010

On Tuesday the Northern York County Regional Police Board of Commissioners recognized Officer Cody Becker by presenting him with a Chief’s Commendation for his actions following a shots fired incident that occurred on July 29, 2010 in Dover Township.  The presentation took place at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Commission.  Click on the link below to read the entire commendation.

Officer Cody Becker Chief’s Commendation

Officer Cody Becker received the Chief’s Commendation.  The Chief’s Commendation is the Department’s third highest award.  The  Chief’s Commendation recognizes performance which clearly surpasses the normal requirements of one’s position.

The original news release for the incident was issued on July 30, 2010 and is as follows;

On 07/29/2010 at 1934 hours the Northern York County Regional Police were dispatched to a large fight involving firearms in the area of Victorian Drive near Stonehouse Lane in Dover Twp.  It was reported that several shots were fired by subjects who were occupying a purple colored station wagon.  The station wagon was to have fled the scene.  A Northern York County Regional Police Officer who was responding to the scene from the area of SR30, observed the vehicle on Carlisle Road near Loucks Road.  The Officer stopped the vehicle on Loucks Road near the York Newspaper Company.  Officers removed the subjects from the vehicle at gunpoint and took all into custody.  Witnesses were brought to the scene.  The vehicle and its occupants were identified as being the ones who had fled the shooting.  One of the subjects, Michael A. Abrantes was identified by witnesses as the shooter.

The vehicle was towed and impounded at the Northern York County Regional Police Headquarters.  A search warrant was obtained and served on the vehicle.  Four handguns and assorted ammunition were recovered from the passenger compartment of the vehicle.  One of the handguns was reported stolen to the York City Police Department several days ago. 

As a result of the discovery of the handguns, charges against the four occupants were amended.  New charges as follows;

Reinaldo Serrano Jr, age 21 of the 600 block of Prospect Street

  • Firearms not to be carried without a license
  • Possessing a firearm with altered or obliterated marks of identification
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Receiving Stolen Property

Michael A. Abrantes, age 19 of no fixed address

  • Firearms not to be carried without a license
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Possessing a firearm with altered or obliterated marks of identification
  • Receiving Stolen Property

Martieezy B. Fountain, age 18 of the 400 block of West Princess Street

  • Firearms not to be carried without a license
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • False Identification to Law Enforcement Authorities
  • Possessing a firearm with altered or obliterated marks of identification
  • Receiving Stolen Property

Willie J. Fountain Jr, age 19 of the 400 block of West Princess Street

  • Firearms not to be carried without a license
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Possessing a firearm with altered or obliterated marks of identification
  • Receiving Stolen Property

 

Awards Presented on September 21, 2010

On Tuesday September 21, 2010 the Northern York County Regional Police Board of Commissioners recognized ten officers by presenting them with a Chief’s Commendation for their actions during a barricaded gunman incident that occurred on August 31, 2010 in Dover Township.  The presentation took place at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Commission.  Click on the link below to read the entire commendation.

09/21/2010 Chief’s Commendation 

The officers received the Chief’s Commendation.  The Chief’s Commendation is the Department’s third highest award.  The  Chief’s Commendation recognizes performance which clearly surpasses the normal requirements of one’s position and for woking together in a group effort to resolve a major incident.

The original news release for the incident was issued on August 31, 2010 and is as follows;

A barricaded gunman was arrested after he was subdued by NYCRPD officers following a ninety minute standoff in a Dover Township pre-manufactured housing community. 

DONALD “DONNIE” WALLACE, age 32, of the 4500 block of Bull Road, Dover, PA was wanted on felony charges related to assault by the UPPER ALLEN TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT in Cumberland County (PA). 

Information was provided to the NYCRPD by 911 of a caller reporting that the wanted subject was at a residence located in the trailer park, arriving NYCRPD officers conducted a field investigation and interviews and determined there was a subject in the trailer. It was determined with certainty the subject was DONNIE WALLACE and efforts were made to contact and negotiate a peaceful surrender. 

Officers secured an inner perimeter near the trailer and evacuated approximately a dozen residences in proximity to the suspect’s location. After verification the suspect was armed and brandishing a firearm was made a larger perimeter was established and secondary locations were evacuated by uniformed NYCRPD officers, as the attempt to negotiate a settlement and surrender was attempted. 

WALLACE refused to participate in the negotiation process, after entry to the trailer was forced by the NYCRPD officers, the subject was located in the rear bedroom of the trailer, and was behind a locked door. WALLACE repeated threats to the officers and indicated he was in possession of a firearm. 

NYCRPD officers pushed a window air conditioning unit into the trailer and introduced chemical agents into the dwelling to force compliance with demands to surrender. WALLACE refused and withstood repeated chemical restraint measures. 

After approximately 90 minutes of efforts to remove the suspect NYCRPD peacefully, officers breached the inner door to the bedroom where WALLACE was barricaded, when the door was smashed open, WALLACE was immediately observed facing officers and held a handgun.  Faced with an overwhelming force, Wallace dropped  his weapon and  was taken into custody, removed from the residence and transported to the York County Booking Center for booking on new charges being filed by the NYCRPD.  In addition to the warrant and parole violation filed previously against WALLACE he now faces new charges listed as follows: 

Aggravated Assault Upon Law Enforcement

Simple Assault

Resisting Arrest

Disorderly Conduct

Recklessly Endangering Another Person

Causing Or Risking A Catastrophe

Terroristic Threats

There were no injuries related to the arrest of the suspect and the incident. There were ambulance units on standby near the location of the incident as a precautionary measure and fire units from Dover Township were called to the incident afterwards to ventilate the residence.

 

Awards Presented November 16, 2010

WYATT CIRCLE SHOOTING INCIDENT

On Tuesday November 16, 2010 the Northern York County Regional Police Board of Commissioners recognized four officers by presenting them with a Chief’s Commendation for their actions following a shooting incident that occurred on September 18, 2010 on Wyatt Circle in Dover Township.  The presentation took place at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Commission.  Click on the link below to read the entire commendation.

Commendation for Wyatt Circle Shooting Incident

The officers received the Chief’s Commendation.  The Chief’s Commendation is the Department’s third highest award.  The  Chief’s Commendation recognizes performance which clearly surpasses the normal requirements of one’s position and for working together in a group effort to resolve a major incident.

For additional photos please visit the 2010 Awards Page.

The original news release for the incident was issued on September 20, 2010 and is as follows;

On 09/18/2010 at 2305 hours the Northern York County Regional Police responded to a reported fight with shots fired in the 1800 block of Wyatt Circle in Dover Township. 

Officers arriving in the area located a blue 2005 Ford SUV fleeing the scene.  Officers conducted a felony stop on the vehicle on Park Street near Somerset Road.  The occupants were ordered out of the vehicle at gunpoint and taken into custody without incident.  The driver of the vehicle Dwayne Lameak Taylor, age 26 of the 500 block of North Pershing Ave in York, was found to be in possession of a 9mm handgun.  Taylor admitted that he had fired the gun several times in the air near the fight. 

Dwayne Lameak Taylor was transported to Central Booking and arraigned on the following charges;

  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person
  • Propulsion of Missiles on roadway

 

2009 “DUI TOP GUN” AWARDS COMMENDATIONS

 

On Tuesday November 16, 2010 the Northern York County Regional Police Board of Commissioners recognized Officers Isaiah Emenheiser and Michael Hine by presenting them with a Chief’s Commendation for their being named as 2009 “DUI – Top Guns” by the PA DUI Association.  The presentation took place at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Commission.  Officer Michael Hine was unable to attend the presentation.  Click on the link below to read the entire commendation.

Officer Emenheiser Commendation

Officer Hine Commendation 

The officers received the Chief’s Commendation.  The Chief’s Commendation is the Department’s third highest award.  The  Chief’s Commendation recognizes performance which clearly surpasses the normal requirements of one’s position.

For additional photos please visit the 2010 Awards Page.

The original news release is as follows;

Two Northern York County Regional Police Officers were recently recognized by the PA DUI Association as 2009 “DUI – TOP GUN” award winners.

Officer Isaiah Emenheiser and Officer Michael Hine were recognized at the PA DUI Association training conference and awards banquet held on October 21, 2010 at Seven Springs Resort.

Officer Emenheiser had the fifth highest total of DUI arrests in the state with 104 arrests in 2009.

Officer Hine was one of the top 50 DUI enforcers with 49 arrests in 2009.

As part of the award, both officers received preliminary breath testing (PBTs) equipment from the DUI Association to further enhance the officer’s efforts at thwarting DUI offenders.

In 2009 the Northern York County Regional Police Department arrested 414 drunk drivers.

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