Officer Retires after Being Accused of Stealing Vehicle

Officer Retires after Being Accused of Stealing Vehicle

Updated: May 22, 2019 03:12 PM

The Ashland Police Department says a longtime officer has retired after an investigation into whether he stole a vehicle.

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According to a May 22 police news release, officers determined on May 1 after reviewing survellance video that an Ashland Police officer may have been a suspect in an April 28 vehicle theft.  The vehicle had been taken from the 100 block of 7th Avenue East and was later parked, undamaged, outside of a convenience store later that morning.

Once the officer was identified as a suspect, the Ashland Police Department stopped its investigation and handed the case over to the Iron County Sheriff's Office.  The news release says Iron County authorities informed Ashland authorities on May 21 that the investigation was "essentially complete."

The news release says the officer has since retired.  It does not name the officer other than to say he is an 18-year veteran of the department.

It's not clear whether criminal charges will be filed in the case.

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