The appointment of Brian Frieda as Sweetwater Police Chief was approved by the City Commission on Tuesday morning, April 17, 2012 at a special-called meeting at City Hall.
Prior to the vote, City Manager Eddie Brown recapped the hiring process and how the Texas Police Chief Association was utilized in the process. A regional committee of law enforcement leaders was formed for the local panel, which included Abilene Police Department chief Stan Standridge who was the chairman.
Wade Howard, a Senior Agriculture Leadership major at Texas Tech University recently served as a Collegiate Ambassador for the National 4-H Conference in Washington, DC. Wade was one of 13 collegiate 4-H members selected nationwide to serve as an ambassador and the only ambassador chosen from Texas. The event was March 22-29, 2012.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 74 calls for service, issued 11 citations and made five arrests on April 16, 2012.
The SPD received 15, 911 calls.
â€˘ 600 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Assault â€” 700 block of Neff.
â€˘ Theft â€” 1100 block of Elm.
â€˘ Forgery â€” 1700 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Runaway â€” 1000 block of Bowie.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Brian McQueen, 20 â€” Warrants.
â€˘ Matthew McQueen, 38 â€” Disorderly conduct.
â€˘ Williams Pritchard, 24 â€” Hindering apprehension.
â€˘ Justin Ramirez, 23 â€” Public intoxication/disorderly conduct.