Homicide in the 9300 Block of Crimnson Court

August 20, 2012 at 4:06pm

On August 19, 2012 Deanna Patrick (b/f/32) was found deceased in the bathtub of her residence located in the 9300 block of Crimnson Court.  Delvecchio Patrick (b/m/11-17-76) has been arrested in connection with this incident and has been charged with murder.  The circumstances surrounding the victim’s death are still under investigation.  The office is documented on Service number 206134Z. 


The Department is currently conducting a comprehensive review of an August 17, 2012 911 call from the victim.  This review will include the process followed by Communications’ personnel and patrol officers in response to the call.  The comments contained in this call contains evidence directly related to the homicide and could interfere with the investigation and prosecution if released.


The Department’s preliminary review has determined that the 911 call originated from a cell phone.  As a result, the 911 call-taker did not know the exact address of the caller.  The 911 call taker attempted to obtain the address from the caller, while simultaneously conducting a search of previous calls from the same cell phone number to determine an associated address.   The call taker also notified the 911 on-duty supervisor of the ongoing issue.  The call was forwarded to the dispatcher but could not be dispatched to field officers until an address was determined.  Once the address was confirmed, the 911 call taker updated the call information so the call could be dispatched. The process of obtaining the address and updating the call information took approximately 9 minutes.   


Once obtaining an address, the dispatcher gave the call to the first available police field element.  The officers that received the call arrived at the location and knocked at the door.  When no one answered, they requested a call-back of the caller which went to voicemail.  They also checked the perimeter windows of the home and spoke with neighbors who reported that they had not heard any disturbance.


The Department is seeking to determine if the nature of the call was sufficiently communicated through each step of the process to the responding officers and the appropriateness of their response based on the information provided.