Officers Jeff Pittman and Matt Schneider, of the Glendale Police Department make contact with a male who was walking down the middle of the street. Officer Schneider notices the suspect stuff something down his pants and asks him what he has. As soon as the question is asked, the suspect makes a run for it. The suspect is tackled into a gravel driveway and taken into custody. A small, black plastic bag is discovered in his pants with a few rocks of crack cocaine. The suspect is taken to the hospital to have the injuries sustained when he tried to flee cleaned up.The suspect is arrested for possession and sales of cocaine.
|Agency||Glendale AZ Police Department|
|Station/Area Command||Gateway NRS|
|From||East County San Diego|
|Why Law Enforcement||This is something I’ve wanted to do since my freshman year in highschool. I did multiple ride-alongs with El Cajon Police department growing up. In 2000 I moved to Arizona and was hired by the Arizona Department of Corrections. Then in 2004 Glendale Police Department hired me after I tested with them and several other departments in the valley.|
|First Arrest||My first arrest was a domestic violance case. When I look back on it, it was a simple husband and wife argruement over a phone call that the male half got while they had been drinking. The male stated his wife got mad at him and she attempted to hit him so he pushed her away and she knocked over a potted plant. The wife stated that when she confronted her husband over the phone call he became upset and pushed her. With the information that was provided to me I arrested the male.
Now because this was my first arrest I was still in training so my biggest fear was screwing things up with my training officer watching.
|Best part of the job||The best part of the job is that I know we are making a difference in peoples lives each day.|
|Hobbies||Camping with the family, playing softball, and watching baseball and football.|
|Favorite Quote||“There’s no crying in baseball!”|