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City Council Honors 8-Year-Old Crime Stopper

Christopher Mattus helped officers find a car break-in suspect.

Chief Gary Yandura presents Christopher Mattus with a letter of commendation, a challenge coin, a city pin, a Brookhaven Police Department shirt, and a gift certificate for ice cream. Credit: City of Brookhaven
Chief Gary Yandura presents Christopher Mattus with a letter of commendation, a challenge coin, a city pin, a Brookhaven Police Department shirt, and a gift certificate for ice cream. Credit: City of Brookhaven

The city council this week recognized a Brookhaven police officer and an 8-year-old resident with letters of commendation for helping to prevent crime in Brookhaven.

Christopher Mattus was recognized for helping officers apprehend a car break-in suspect, according to a press release from the city, which explains that the child was looking out the window of his Dresden Drive home on Dec.15 when he saw a man breaking into his parents’ car. He told his mom, who called police. Christopher gave a description of the suspect to police and directed them to a nearby construction site where he saw him flee. Police then caught and arrested the suspect.

Officer Patrick Di Cicco was honored for capturing a man wanted on more than seven felony counts, including murder, assault and armed robbery.  

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