TeaThat different day, when Deputy Police Chief Scott McPhee was giving me particulars concerning the arrest of the topic of an April 12 theft on the Schuyler Financial savings Financial institution, he famous that Kearney spent $1 million on closed-circuit tv. Safety cameras which can be strategically positioned across the metropolis.
A kind of cameras was situated on Davis Avenue close to the scene of the theft and it took a crystal-clear take a look at suspect Aaron Arslan when he took off the masks he was carrying to cover his face contained in the financial institution, then exited. Greater than $4,000 in money earnings.
“It is cash properly spent,” McPhee mentioned of the cameras.
And he’s completely proper.
Inside simply two days, because of footage from cameras, detectives had been in a position to hint the suspect’s footsteps from the financial institution to Dukes Avenue and finally West Hudson Park.
Contained in the park, regardless of being owned and operated by the county, one other digital camera captured footage of him boarding a automobile, with license-plate readers monitoring the deal with of the automobile’s registered proprietor – and that particular person dwelling in the identical house. was the place Arslan lived.
Contained in the financial institution, because the coward lined his face with a masks, the CCTV cameras there have been unable to correctly seize his likeness, so it’s seemingly that if there have been no cameras exterior, the police would have a tougher time figuring out Was suspicious.
However the cameras had been there. And whereas some seek advice from him as “Huge Brother”—they actually aren’t—he led the swift arrest of a suspect who turned out to have a severe felony file, together with involvement in a 2016 financial institution theft at Garfield.
Sure, $1 million is a number of money, however as McAfee mentioned, it is cash properly spent on this case alone. And we will solely assist by having cameras function a deterrent for anybody considering committing against the law. — Canessa
Kevin A. Canessa Jr. is the editor and broadcaster of The Observer, a spot he has labored since 2006. He’s accountable for newspaper and web site editorial content material, e-newspaper manufacturing, writing a number of tales per week (together with weekly editorials), organizing reside broadcasts on Fb Dwell, together with weekly recaps of the information – and rather more behind the scenes. Between 2006 and 2008, he launched the newspaper to his first weblog – consisting of podcasts, audio and video. Initially from Jersey Metropolis, Kevin lived in Kearney till 2004, residing in Port St. Lucie. He moved again to West Hudson, Florida, for 4 years till February 2016 and in March of the identical 12 months, he returned to The Observer full time. Click on Right here To ship an e mail to Kevin.