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Youths recognized for helping solve burglary

Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Manchester Police Chief Mark Yother presents fifth-grader Morgan Jones a Good Citizen Award Monday at College Street Elementary School, for providing information that led to an arrest and the recovery of stolen property. Also at the presentation are, from left, Assistant Chief Adam Floied, Patrolman Kenny Sullivan, Sgt. Chris Patterson and Chief Investigator Billy Butler. Below, seventh grader Madison Jones and Yother at a small ceremony at Westwood Elementary School attended by Principal Dana Morris Assistant Principal Jeff Johnson. (Staff photo by John Coffelt)

By John Coffelt, Staff Writer

Representatives of the Manchester Police Department recognized two Manchester City Schools students for their help in solving a recent burglary.

College Street Elementary School fifth grader Morgan Jones and her sister Madison, a seventh grader at Westwood were presented with Good Citizen Awards Monday at their respective schools.

Chief Mark Yother told Madison, “It takes a brave young lady … to step up to call and give us the information we need to make the arrest.”

The officers were able to recognize the younger Jones before her class.

“Morgan is a good citizen and a brave young lady. She helped us solve a burglary where we recovered some property and put a bad guy in time out,” he told the class.

Chief Investigator Billy Butler, who worked the case, said that the girls provided license plate number and description of a suspicious individual in their neighborhood.

He said that about $500 worth of stolen property was recovered.