June 10, 2014 – Senior Crime Analyst, Paula Cutrone, was commended for superior work by Onondaga Crime Analysis Center (OCAC) Director Ron Rockwood and Captain Rich Trudell of the Syracuse Police Department. They note that her proactivity and keen analytical skills, as well as her tenacity in searching databases and developing leads, developed intelligence that directly resulted in the identification and subsequent arrest of burglars operating in the City of Syracuse.
Crime Analyst Samantha Monge was awarded a Commendation for developing and analyzing an emerging pattern of stolen vehicles from commercial auto lots throughout the City of Syracuse. OCAC Director Ron Rockwood and Captain Rich Trudell of the Syracuse Police Department note that Ms. Monge was proactive and diligent in identifying the initial crime pattern. Ms. Monge identified several persons of interest and disseminated this information to law enforcement through countywide bulletins. During a routine traffic stop, law enforcement recognized the suspect as the individual identified in the bulletin and the series of stolen motor vehicles ceased after the suspect’s arrest.
Shelagh Dorn, the Institute’s Assistant Director for Technical Assistance said, “We are happy to see Paula and Samantha recognized for their efforts and are pleased with the work of all the Finn Institute’s analysts.”