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Officer earns recognition for putting burglar behind bars
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Officer earns recognition for putting burglar behind bars

Bradenton, Florida  -- A neighborhood in Bradenton is at ease thanks to an officer's hard work. Officer David Durrance helped put a burglar behind bars after he admitted to burglarizing several homes and cars. His work on the case earned Officer Durrance "Officer of the Month."

Around 5:00 p.m. on January 7, Officer Durrance and Officer Matthew Johnson were responding to a call about a man looking into vehicles. When officers arrived to the 400 block of 8th St. East, they found Johnell T. Johnson. During the investigation, Johnson took an orange screwdriver out of his pants pocket.

Johnson was arrested and admitted to breaking into several cars and businesses in the area and said he was on his way to break into more by using the orange screwdriver. He was charged with Possession of Burglary Tools.

Since his arrest, Bradenton police say there has been a "remarkable decrease" of burglaries in the area. For these actions, the City of Brandenton Police Department named Officer Durrance, Officer of the Month for March. 

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