City officer accused of stealing tire rims

April 09, 2006|By NICK SHIELDS

A Baltimore police officer has been arrested and accused of stealing tire rims from a car that was seized for an investigation, the state's attorney's office said yesterday.

Officer Che Jackson, 34, a nine-year veteran of the Police Department, was charged Friday with theft greater than $500, obstructing and hindering an investigation, and misconduct, said Joseph Sviatko, a spokesman for the Baltimore state's attorney's office. Jackson was assigned to the Northeastern District's flex squad, police said.

Sviatko said that, according to charging documents, police officers responded to a shooting in the 3600 block of Brehms Lane on Jan. 4. During the investigation, police seized as evidence a 2000 Cadillac DeVille.

The car was returned to the owner, who told police that the car's rims, valued at about $1,800, had been replaced with other rims, Sviatko said.

During the investigation of the complaint, police found in the Northeast District parking lot a 1999 Cadillac DeVille owned by Jackson with rims similar to the missing ones, Sviatko said.

"He'll have a suspension hearing shortly, at which time we'll move to suspend him without pay," police spokesman Matt Jablow said yesterday.

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