We would like to congratulate Officer John Whaley for being selected as our “Officer of the Quarter” for his continued outstanding work. On August 19th at approximately 9:15 p.m. Officer John Whaley was on patrol in the area of Main Street and Nahant Street when he observed an older model Hyundai Elantra color red pass through the intersection at a high rate of speed. This vehicle continued east on Nahant Street at approximately 45 mph in a 20 mph zone. Officer Whaley was also aware of a roll call posting in regards to an older model red Hyundai that was wanted for questioning in regards to a string of armed robberies in our area, including one at the Elm Street Convenient Store on July 31st. He was able to conduct a stop in the area of Farm Street and approached the vehicle that was occupied by a male and female. At this time he was able to observe several items in the back seat including a black sweatshirt, black fleece jacket, and a black hat which were all inconsistent with the high summer temperatures. Upon further investigation with the assistance of Officers Tom Flynn, Shane Pelletier, and Matt Warren, a fully loaded 9MM pistol was located on the rear seat, an area that the male party had been observed reaching for and he was immediately removed from the vehicle. Several other incriminating pieces of evidence were located during this traffic stop. Subsequently the male and female were taken into custody on multiple felony weapons charges, and based on the keen observations by Officer Whaley the male party is being charged with the Armed Robbery of the Elm Street Convenience Store and is also a suspect in several of the other area robberies.