Last week Officer Bill Downey took a report from a 60-year-old female. She works two jobs to support herself, one of which is at an elementary school. Late last week she went to her bank and withdrew some money that included $160 for her electric bill and a phone payment. Afterwards she went to Walgreens and purchased a couple of items and inadvertently left the Desert Schools envelope with $160 on the counter as she talked with a friend. She left the store and then later realized she had left her money, which was then stolen.
The video surveillance shows a suspect purchase some beer and left with the victims money. The female was upset as she explained this to Officer Downey and was going to have to work extra shifts to recoup the money.
After taking the report Bill was talking about this unfortunate incident with Officer Wes Zygmont and they wanted to help the victim. Officer Zygmont put out a message to all dayshift officers and communications in an attempt to get officers to donate to help the victim recoup her $160. The officers as well as folks in Communications stepped up and were able to raise $1000 dollars!