One morning in October 2017, Mr. Matthew Manz was in his truck at a west-end Shell Station when he observed a man leave his car running at the gas pumps.
Another man walked up to the unattended car and drove away with it. Having witnessed a car theft in progress, Mr. Manz decided to follow the car, and watched as it failed to stop at an intersection and collided with another vehicle.
The driver of the stolen car then ran from the collision scene without checking on the occupants of the other vehicle.
Mr. Raymond Pick who lived in a residence nearby heard the collision, and when he looked outside, saw a man fleeing the scene on foot. Believing this to be a hit and run collision, Mr. Pick immediately chased the man through his yard and into the alley.
It was at this point that another resident, Mr. Terry Herchek, heard shouts for help outside his house and went to investigate. After witnessing the fleeing man jump over his neighbour’s fence, Mr. Herchek also joined the pursuit.
Mr. Manz who witnessed the car theft and collision, called police on his cell phone, and joined Mr. Pick and Mr. Herchek as they apprehended the man and held him for police.
For their teamwork and courage apprehending a dangerous and prolific criminal, these citizens were nominated by West Division Staff Sergeant Barry Maron.
Congratulations Matthew Manz, Raymond Pick, and Terry Herchek.