Brookhaven, GA, March 15, 2016 – The Post Reports – Brookhaven Police responded to a Buford Highway apartment complex Tuesday, after they received a call of a potential burglary in progress. One suspect was run down on foot while another fled into the Drew Valley neighborhood.
Police eventually nabbed the second suspect after the City’s K-9 unit and the DeKalb County helicopter joined in the hunt.
Officer Van Alen was credited for his excellent radio traffic while chasing the suspect on foot. “His clarity and detailed knowledge of the streets in his beat allowed him to direct backup in the area and quickly establish a perimeter. His efforts resulted in the quick apprehension of this last remaining burglary suspect. Great work, Officer Van Alen!,” Police said.