Editor’s note: Two Roy’s Rants thumbs up!!!
The dedicated burglary unit is in line with Chief William M. Heim’s crime reduction strategy, which relies on focused policing to do more with less manpower.
Serial burglars in Reading are feeling the heat due to the formation of a city police squad that specializes in investigating burglaries.
The squad was started in early March with the temporary transfer of two patrolmen to the criminal investigations division, said Sgt. John M. Solecki, who supervises the unit.
Solecki credited the burglary squad – consisting of officers James Kennedy and Christopher Bucklin – with two recent arrests of suspected serial burglars.
About two-dozen burglaries have been cleared as a result of those and other arrests, he said.