While on Patrol June 21st, Officer Carvalho was flagged down by a crying juvenile female. She informed Officer Carvalho that a subject known to her as “Steve” had stolen her I-Phone and run away. She was also able to provide a description as well as a direction of travel for the suspect. Based on Officer Carvalho’s thorough knowledge of his sector, the female’s description of the suspect and her identifying him as “Steve”, he immediately had a good idea of exactly who the perpetrator could be. Officer Carvalho quickly put out a BOLO and a known address for the suspect. Shortly thereafter a K9 Officer responded to the area and located a suspect matching the description shared by Officer Carvalho. The victim identified the suspect as the person who stole her I-Phone and the suspect was subsequently found to have the female’s phone on his person. The suspect, known to have an extensive criminal record was arrested and charged with Grand Theft as well as violation of probation. Officer Carvalho’s thorough knowledge of his patrol area was the major contributing factor in quickly and efficiently solving this crime. It is for this reason he is being awarded the Exceptional Police Initiative Commendation.