Reece, 41, was hired as a corrections officer in 2007 and promoted to police officer in 2013. She was named Employee of the Year in 2017 for saving a boy’s life at a pool party.
Middletown officers were dispatched to the area of the 700 block of Wilson Street on Thursday night when a resident called police and said he believed two subjects were looking in windows.
Police found the man who called police with a machete in his hand and he was trying to detain the subjects. Police told him to drop the knife. The report said one man, with his hands in the air, was crying and yelling, “Don’t kill me! Don’t kill me!”
Two suspects were found in the area. Seth King, 21, of Middletown, was “screaming, rolling around and acting paranoid,” according to the police report.
Another subject, Christopher Maloney, 19, of Mason, resisted being handcuffed by officers, and he told them he had a BB gun in his jacket pocket.
Police found two bags in the area and Maloney, and King were transported to the police station.
Several baggies were found in the gym bags and on the suspects, the report said. Police believe one bag contained methamphetamine and the other contents were sent to the crime lab, the report said.
Maloney was charged with felony drug conveyance and drug possession. King was charged with criminal trespass.