The Solebury Township Police Department swore in a new patrol officer and recognized several others at the Solebury Township Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday evening.
Police Officer Joshua Brooks, 30, hailing from Warwick Township, has been officially welcomed by the department after undergoing an extensive hiring process and background investigation. He took the oath of office at the meeting.
Brooks, originally from Roslyn, Montgomery County, is a graduate of Abington High School. He later attended the Philadelphia Police Academy, where he served as a police officer in Philadelphia for the past five years.
“We are thrilled to welcome Officer Brooks to our department and community,” said a statement from the Solebury Township Police Department.
Information on the commendations from the department is below:
Unit Citation Commendation
Detective/Corporal Jonathan Koretzky, Police Officer’s Sean Murrin, Brendan Murphy, Patrick Dorsey, Matthew Rice, and K9 Blitz received information on June 9, 2022, from Mercer County, NJ Sheriff’s Office that a male wanted for attempted homicide and aggravated assault was staying at a hotel along Route 202 in Solebury Township.
An operations plan was formulated for the execution of a high-risk arrest warrant. Once arrest and surveillance teams were in place, notification was made to the hotel staff and guests who were evacuated and relocated to a safe area.
At 2:53AM, police contacted the wanted subject and took him into custody without incident.
The outstanding action of the listed officers display the finest qualities of teamwork and excellence and are in keeping with the highest tradition of the Solebury Township Police Department.
On March 18, 2021, Detective/Corporal Jonathan Koretzky began an investigation into the theft of $650,000.00 from an elderly Solebury Township resident by his caretaker/landscaper. While investigating this case, the defendant filed false and misleading documents with the Social Security Administration to receive disability benefits.
The defendant was charged with theft by unlawful taking, financial exploitation of an older adult and related charges.
As a result of the efforts of the Detective Corporal the defendant was sentenced to three to six years in a state correctional institution and ordered to pay a half million dollars in restitution to the victim, along with $45,759 in restitution to Social Security.
Action such as this, on Detective/Corporal Koretzky’ s part, reflects credit on the entire Police Department.