Clearwater Police Chief Tony Holloway talks with Thornell Strawn. - Chief Holloway joined with the Postal Service in honoring letter carrier Thornell Strawn at his Post Office at 1851 N. Hercules Ave. in Clearwater. Strawn was on his route on Feb. 26 on Corona Avenue when he noticed a suspicious subject entering a back yard. He called police and stayed on the phone, relaying what he was seeing and hearing until the police got there. He heard the sounds of the man breaking into the house. A Clearwater Police K9 helped apprehend the suspect.JIM DAMASKE | Times

Clearwater letter carrier honored for stopping burglary

CLEARWATER — Thornell Strawn was on his usual delivery route as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service when he noticed something suspicious on Corona Avenue. "I came around the corner and saw a guy put on a hoodie and go around the back of the house," Strawn said. Strawn knew the neighborhood and knew the hou …