The North Miami Police Department’s “Officers of the Month” for June 2012 are Officer Danielle Quiros and Officer Pinky Joachim who are currently assigned to the Uniform Patrol. Officer Quiros is on the Afternoon shift while Officer Joachim is on the Day shift. Sergeant Ralph Estrugo nominated them for their initiative, alert action and professionalism in the following:
On June 16, 2012, at approximately 4:55 P.M., a Residential Burglary occurred at 135 N.E. 128 Street. A witness saw two (2) suspects gain access to the victim's backyard. Once inside the backyard, the suspects picked the lock to the back door of the residence, gaining access to the residence. When the suspects saw the witness, they both fled on foot. The witness called the North Miami Police Department and provided the aforementioned information, along with the suspects' descriptions. Officers quickly responded and immediately established a perimeter around the residence.
Officer Quiros, who was responding to a perimeter point, observed both of the suspects fleeing on foot. She quickly took one of the suspects into custody at gunpoint. The second suspect continued to run northbound through the yards.
Officer Joachim, who was also responding to a perimeter point, observed the second suspect on NE 131 Street and immediately took him into custody.
The witness positively identified both suspects during a show-up. Both suspects were arrested and charged with “Burglary to an Unoccupied Dwelling.” They both have criminal pasts.
The victim, who has been a resident of North Miami for 47 years, was extremely appreciative of the work done by the North Miami Police Department, especially Officer Quiros and Officer Joachim, in quickly responding and taking both suspects into custody.
Due to the officers’ alertness, quick thinking, and coordinated plan of action, two criminals were located, apprehended and subsequently arrested and taken off the streets of North Miami.
Officers Quiros and Joachim were chosen as Officers of the Month for June 2012 and will be honored at the Greater North Miami Chamber of Commerce luncheon, held monthly at the Miami Shores Country Club on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Noon.