Cop of the Month – Brian Vacchio

In recognition of his dedicated performance of duty that resulted in the arrest of two subjects for multiple crimes, Police Officer Brian Vacchio is hereby designated “Cop of the Month.” On June 24, 2017, at approximately 2248 hours, while on patrol in Municipal Parking Field #20, P.O. Vacchio observed a subject violently attacking another male, repeatedly punching and kicking the victim in the face. P.O. Vacchio called for assistance and immediately intervened, stopping the assault by single-handedly subduing the subject and placing him in handcuffs. At this time, P.O. Vacchio observed a female subject standing in close proximity and he noticed a grey piece of metal protruding from the female subject’s shirt. Upon interviewing the female subject, she removed a switchblade knife from her shirt and also admitted to possessing a bag of crystal methamphetamine.

During further investigation conducted by P.O. Vacchio, it was determined that the male subject illegally installed a GPS tracking phone application on the female subject’s phone to track her to the above location without her knowledge with the intention of physically attacking the female subject’s new male friend. The male subject’s vehicle was observed at the scene illegally parked and running. Prior to securing the vehicle, permission was gained from the subject for a consent search of the vehicle. A substantial amount of Anabolic Steroids, totaling approximately 13,257 milligrams of various illegal steroid types, in both liquid and pill form, including approximately 100 hypodermic needles was recovered.

The male subject was charged with Criminal Possession Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, Assault in the Third Degree, Computer Tampering and Unauthorized Use of Computer. The female subject was charged Criminal Possession Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree for the possession of crystal methamphetamine and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree for possession of the switchblade knife.For the diligence, dedication to duty, and highly professional conduct that P.O. Vacchio displayed in regard to this occurrence, it is my pleasure to congratulate him on a “job well done!”