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Patrolmen ‘add it up’ to solve burglary

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GEORGIA FITZHUGH
The Ellis County Press

OVILLA - Ovilla patrolmen, Michael McKenna and Nick Downs were recognized by Police Chief Michael Moon for their work in solving a burglary at the regular meeting of the City Council on Dec. 9. Chief Moon praised the actions of the officers, and presented a letters of recognition to them.In October, an Ovilla resident reported the burglary of a cache of guns from her home to the Ovilla police.In the early hours of that same morning, Officer McKenna had followed and stopped a suspicious vehicle for failure to use a turn signal in the Ashburne Glenn housing division.
Officer McKenna had conducted a field interview of the man and woman in the car, and a license plate check on the car.
To Officer McKenna and Officer Nick Downs, the two incidents were not just a coincidence.
'We just added it up,' said McKenna.The man and woman were arrested on burglary charges, and are being held in the Ellis County jail. Some of the guns were recovered.Chief Moon said he had tried to surprise McKenna and Downs with his presentation to the city council concerning their successful sleuthing.
Moon had asked the two patrolmen to attend the Council meeting, but did not tell them a reason for being there.
McKenna said he and Downs had figured it out though. 'We put our heads together, and we figured out it was probably something about solving the burglary,' said McKenna.

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