Meadville Tribune

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February 11, 2014

Vernon officers honored for pursuit, capture of drug suspects

VERNON TOWNSHIP — Three Vernon police officers were honored in a letter of commendation from the Office of Attorney General, Bureau of Narcotics Investigation that was read at the township supervisors’ most recent regular monthly meeting.

Officers William Hoy, Eli Provost and Ryan Presnar participated in the Nov. 9 pursuit and capture of three individuals suspected by the attorney general’s office of involvement with counterfeit prescriptions and obtaining and selling drugs.

“I was very happy of course to hear they were able to assist,” Vernon Police Chief Randy Detzel said. “It’s all about teamwork and the fact we were able to get a couple of bad guys off the streets.”

“It’s nice to hear when you do something right,” Hoy said. “In our job, a lot of times, you don’t get to hear the good things or see the difference it made somewhere.”

Officer Brandon Magee was also commended at Thursday’s township meeting for assisting a Canadian couple involved in a car crash in Vernon Township on their way to Florida.

Vernon Township police reportedly located and stopped a white late-model van with multiple occupants on Interstate 79 the evening of Nov. 9, after which the suspects fled the scene, pursued by Vernon officers and state police for about seven miles before the van left the roadway.

One suspect surrendered at the scene of the crash while another was captured after a foot pursuit, police said.

State police and an agent of the attorney general’s office later located a third suspect allegedly attempting to solicit a ride from a passing motorist.

Two of the suspects reportedly sustained minor injuries from the crash and foot pursuit and were treated at Meadville Medical Center.

Police declined to release the identities of the suspects, who were held in Crawford County jail in lieu of bond after their November arrests.

The suspects were eventually arraigned on drug-related charges, according to Vernon police.

“I’m very happy about the officers and our department in general,” Detzel said. “They did a great job.”

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