Members of the 8th Police District Advisory Council honored Officer Dimitrios Loizos as Officer of the Month for December during the council’s monthly meeting last Thursday.
Loizos recovered a loaded handgun from an unlicensed man following a car accident on Dec. 1.
The crash occurred at about 10:30 p.m. at Grant Avenue and Blue Grass Road. When Loizos arrived at the scene, he found that one of the motorists, Warrant Rouse, was allegedly in possession of a silver .22-caliber revolver with a partially obliterated serial number. It was loaded with six live rounds. Rouse, 50, was allegedly in possession of six additional live rounds.
When Loizos investigated the serial number through a firearms database, he found no registered owner of the weapon. Rouse did not have a permit to carry a firearm. He was arrested and charged with felony firearms violations including possession by a former convict, possessing a firearm with an altered serial number and carrying a firearm without a license. He was further charged with the misdemeanor carrying a firearm on a public street in Philadelphia. ••