Wheaton cop accused of shoplifting in...

Wheaton cop accused of shoplifting in Costco

There are 49 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Oct 4, 2007, titled Wheaton cop accused of shoplifting in Costco. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

A Wheaton police officer who was named Officer of the Year in 2006 will appear in court next week with his career in jeopardy after being charged with stealing DVDs costing $85 from a Naperville Costco.

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concerned citizen

United States

#8 Oct 4, 2007
he will probably hire a good lawyer and get a slap on the wrist keep his job and act like nothing ever happened i really doubt he will be treated like your average citizen
Nate

United States

#9 Oct 4, 2007
Thought he was above the law. I don't buy the mental illness angle. He is a cop so like everyone else he should be held accountable for his actions.
Forrest

Wheaton, IL

#10 Oct 4, 2007
This is one cop who deserves no compassion. "Outstanding service" in any other job counts for nothing. But in this case, it should count for more...punishment. He's supposed to set an example. Part of his job has been in our schools 'helping' our kids! What a holier-than-thou phony.
gwineth

United States

#11 Oct 4, 2007
was he mentally ill while still a cop?
shame on wheaton for turning this crazy cop loose on the public!
Scott

Stamford, CT

#12 Oct 4, 2007
Sadly, the four pack DVD collection was of Pauly Shore's 4 hit movies, Jury Duty, Son-In-Law, Encino Man, and Honk If You're Horny.
Marshfield

Wausau, WI

#13 Oct 4, 2007
Being a cop, you would think he would steal a dvd collection of Police Academy. At least he will have plenty of time to watch them.
George

Cleveland, OH

#14 Oct 4, 2007
what would he do with 10,000 cash in small bills...
Say from a drug dealer
Boomer

Homer Glen, IL

#15 Oct 4, 2007
I used to be of the opinion that the overwhelming majority of police officers were good people doing a tough thankless job and that among them were a few bad apples. Itís getting harder and harder to believe that anymore.
Vagabond

Chicago, IL

#18 Oct 4, 2007
Flush.... Your career is now down the drain. I'm sure the guy knows the system and what angle to play. He should be tossed in jail, but he'll figure out a way to get out. I don't think he'll still be on the streets.
Blossom

United States

#19 Oct 4, 2007
I said this in a post before.... I knew this officer and he was the kindest, gentlest person that would give the shirt off his back to anyone. I also have a friend that is good friends with him and his family. We are dumbfounded that he would do this and honestly, we don't think he did. Something doesn't seem right.

Being a police officer is a very tough job. The things that they have to go through is hard. I have four family members that are police officers(Father, Brother, Brother in law and Father in law) and I give them alot of credit for what they do and what they deal with. I hope the outcome of this story is the best for him and his family. He truely is a good person. It is sad to see these posts..........
Black Panther

Chicago, IL

#20 Oct 4, 2007
Pigs are use to stealing and taking drugs and money form the local drug pins and gang leaders. So it's not surprising that a Pig wants to steal DVD's instead of paying like everybody else. The store manager who pressed charges can expect to have a rough time with the Pigs, for arresting a Pig.
Luci

United States

#22 Oct 4, 2007
This is a very sad situation for the officer as well as his family. His fine job record now is blemished. I pray that the justice system is fair in this situation and that the officer does not loose his job. Temper justice with mercy!
Wait

Milwaukee, WI

#23 Oct 4, 2007
What a moron. Another, "good cop," is on the, "Turkey," list for CDs. He might as well be as bad as former Chicago Officer, Anthony Doyle.
Wait

Milwaukee, WI

#24 Oct 4, 2007
Mat wrote:
"Last month after his arrest, Wilson applied to enter a court program that allows non-violent offenders with mental illness to receive mental health treatment in lieu of detention, according to court records."
Hmm, an Officer of the Year in 05', now conveniently has a mental illness to avoid detention? How interesting.
Sorry, the story read that he was, "Officer of the Year," in '06.
Wait

Milwaukee, WI

#25 Oct 4, 2007
Oooops! I guess I meant the cop stole DVD's, not CDs.
Luci

United States

#26 Oct 4, 2007
Well, my deceased husband was a police officer, I find umbrance in the hateful responses posted by many of you.
OJ got away with a double murder, how does that compare with some stupid dvd's?
Any time that you should be an unfortunate victim of a crime, call "ghost busters", don't call the guys in blue for any help. I truely see where you all are coming from !
Wait

Milwaukee, WI

#27 Oct 4, 2007
Luci wrote:
Well, my deceased husband was a police officer, I find umbrance in the hateful responses posted by many of you.
OJ got away with a double murder, how does that compare with some stupid dvd's?
Any time that you should be an unfortunate victim of a crime, call "ghost busters", don't call the guys in blue for any help. I truely see where you all are coming from !
With, "all due respect," to your deceased husband if he was a good officer, some of us posting here are j*ck*sses. Yet, all innocent citizens have a perfect right to wonder what is becoming of those who have a right to wear badges, and to arrest people, and who are in unparalleled positions of trust and authority in city government. The cop in this story was, "Officer of the Year," in '06. But, yet, he turns around one year later and gets busted and will lose his career for stealing $85 worth of DVD's. This guy isn't even bright. How did he get, "officer of the Year"? Needless to say, this probably isn't the first time this cop has done something like this or worse, on or off duty. But, he was only caught now. Plain and simple, he needs, "the book," thrown at him for violating the public trust.
Mayor Daley

Lafayette, IN

#28 Oct 4, 2007
Not in my city!! here they are honest cops!!
Mayor Daley

Lafayette, IN

#29 Oct 4, 2007
Luci wrote:
This is a very sad situation for the officer as well as his family. His fine job record now is blemished. I pray that the justice system is fair in this situation and that the officer does not loose his job. Temper justice with mercy!
The good part is that he got caught now, in the future he will steal from the honest citizen, once a thief always a thief!!! he stole before and got away, imagen from how many people he stole before, this pig was making lots of money , on the job, all the people he arrested should come and tell the truth, the ones he let go for a few bucks on the side, hes crooked for ever and ever, let this go on his criminal record, let him go look for a job now...
concerned citizen

United States

#30 Oct 4, 2007
Luci wrote:
This is a very sad situation for the officer as well as his family. His fine job record now is blemished. I pray that the justice system is fair in this situation and that the officer does not loose his job. Temper justice with mercy!
are smoking crack get real moron

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