Thursday, December 5 2013 10:16 PM EST2013-12-06 03:16:30 GMT
In less than 24 hours, police arrested Columbus residents in two separate parts of town for not taking care of their dogs and both men spent the Thanksgiving holiday in jail. A rescued Great Dane appearsFull Story >
In less than 24 hours, police arrested Columbus residents in two separate parts of town for not taking care of their dogs. Both men spent the Thanksgiving holiday in jail. A rescued Great Dane appearsFull Story >
Mexican troops and federal police kept a nighttime watch on a rural field where thieves abandoned a stolen shipment of highly radioactive cobalt-60, while officials began planning the delicate task of recovering...Full Story >
Officials were engaged Thursday in the delicate task of recovering a stolen shipment of highly radioactive cobalt-60 abandoned in a rural field in central Mexico state.Full Story >
Libyan officials say an American teacher has been shot to death while jogging in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi.Full Story >
An American chemistry teacher was shot to death as he was jogging in Benghazi on Thursday, highlighting persistently tenuous security in the eastern Libyan city where the U.S. ambassador was killed last year.Full Story >
Thursday, December 5 2013 9:51 PM EST2013-12-06 02:51:49 GMT
With a winter storm warning in effect for Friday, how do school districts decide whether or not to stay open? There's several factors that go into the decision to cancel school or not, and it's certainlyFull Story >
With a winter storm warning in effect for Friday, how do school districts decide whether or not to stay open?Full Story >
TEMPE, AZ (CBS5) -
A 7 1/2-year employee of the Tempe Police Department has pleaded guilty to stealing items on police property, officers said.
Aaron Smith made his plea in Maricopa County Superior Court on Friday morning and is scheduled to be sentenced on June 7.
Smith resigned from the force last year after he was booked on multiple charges, including theft, burglary and tampering with physical evidence.
Police employees in early July of 2012 began reporting to supervisors that various items of police property were missing, such as two Tempe police bicycles, a police equipment case containing a GPS and money from two separate locations.
On July 20, 2012, detectives discovered that forced entry was made into a small lock box that contained petty cash and about $750 was missing.
As the investigation progressed, detectives discovered Smith had access to the areas where the missing property was secured and his shifts coincided with the times of the thefts and burglaries, police said. While Smith had access to the general areas, in most cases, forced entry was made to get to and remove the items, said Lt. Mike Horn.
On July 26, 2012, investigators had an undercover detective turn over a purse containing $142 to Smith while he was on duty and told him it was found property, Horn said. At the conclusion of Smith's workweek Saturday morning, he had not taken any steps to impound or process the money or purse as found property, Horn said.
Smith was taken into custody without incident near Dobson and Southern. Tempe detectives served search warrants at Smith's residence, on his vehicles and at his work place locker.
The stolen police bicycles were recovered at Smith's residence, as was the purse which was now missing the money, Horn said. One of the dollar bills was recovered in Smith's personal wallet, Horn said.
In a post-arrest interview, Smith admitted his actions stemmed from extreme financial hardship. He gave the bicycles to his children as gifts and told detectives he threw away the GPS after opening the case it was in, Horn said.
The total amount of money taken during the incidents was $1,006.
Smith had worked as a patrol officer throughout his 7 1/2 years of employment and was assigned to a swing shift, Horn said.
Investigators believe Smith acted alone, Horn said.
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Thursday, February 3 2011 5:19 PM EST2011-02-03 22:19:13 GMT
New details have been released on a large drug sweep in Pierce Township, Clermont County. On Wednesday, a total of 17 people were indicted by a grand jury on 46 charges related to trafficking in drugs.Full Story >
Thursday, December 5 2013 9:10 AM EST2013-12-05 14:10:04 GMT
A Union Township woman dies after being hit by a car. It happened late Wednesday night. Julie Piliaris, 55, was trying to cross Ohio Pike, just past Britton Blvd. when she was struck by a Jeep travelingFull Story >
It happened late Wednesday night. Julie Piliaris, 55, was trying to cross Ohio Pike, just past Britton Blvd. when she was struck by a Jeep traveling westbound.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 12:42 AM EST2013-12-04 05:42:35 GMT
MADISON COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – A mother is facing charges after she allegedly left her children in a bedroom with drugs and a corpse. According to Richmond police, around 8:30 a.m. on November 30 officersFull Story >
According to Richmond police, around 8:30 a.m. on November 30 officers responded to a home in Dixie Plaza on a report a 24-year-old man had overdosed.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 4:43 PM EST2013-12-04 21:43:02 GMT
Sending celebrities fan mail is not a rare occurrence. However, sending one a wedding invitation might be a little rarer than expected. But what's truly rare is one that will respond back to you! That'sFull Story >
Sending celebrities fan mail is not a rare occurrence. However, sending one a wedding invitation might be a little rarer than expected.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 9:35 PM EST2013-12-05 02:35:28 GMT
Fire crews are on the scene after a fire breaks out in Springfield Township. The fire broke out around 6:30 p.m. at a home on Jadwin Street. Police say a man has also been doused with meth lab chemicalsFull Story >
Eight people have been hospitalized as a cautionary measure following a meth lab explosion in Springfield Township.Full Story >