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La. cop fired for stealing suspect’s phone

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 27-year-old police officer in Louisiana has resigned after authorities say he stole an iPhone from the scene of a drunken-driving crash.

Cpl. Tommy Stubbs, a police spokesman in Baton Rouge, says the phone wasn't in the car when the driver got out of jail. Stubbs says a tracking feature showed that its name had been changed to “Jake Chustz's iPhone,” and the driver recognized the name as that of an officer who had worked at the wreck June 2. He filed a complaint.

Stubbs says Chustz (SHOOTS) was booked late Wednesday with felony theft and malfeasance in office, and resigned early Thursday. He had worked for the department for five years.

An online jail listing shows he's free on $10,000 bond. A message left at a listing for Jake Chustz wasn't immediately returned.

Pizza delivery driver robbed, carjacked

A pizza delivery driver was robbed and carjacked Friday in Grant County after being lured with a fake order placed through an iPhone application, officials say.

Deputies responded to the robbery in the 1200 block of Pershing Road, north of Moses Lake about 9 p.m., where a 22-year-old Pizza Hut driver said he'd been attacked at knife point by three men.

One man told him he was being robbed and demanded his money and cell phone before fleeing in his car with two others. The car was abandoned a few blocks away minutes later, according to the Grant County Sheriff's Office.

The victim was not injured but was too frightened to provide a description of the robbers other than that they were Hispanic and about 5-foot-10, the Sheriff's Office said. One wore a dark stocking cap and another man may have had a bandanna covering part of his face.

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at (509) 754-2011, ext. 468, or e-mail crimetips@co.grant.wa.us.

11 felonies for burglary, credit card theft

A Spokane Valley man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft after a police officer recognized him from surveillance photos.

Ryan P. Haddigan, 36, (right, allegedly) is accused of burglarizing a home in the 3600 block of South Vercler Lane and stealing credit cards and two Apple iPhones.

The woman discovered the burglary May 6 and said Haddigan was listed as a possible suspect. She said he'd given an iPhone to an acquaintance at the apartment that day and said the phone would only work for a day or two.

Surveillance video from Washington Trust Bank captured images of a man using one of the stolen credit cards. The victim said Haddigan sometimes babysat chidlren at his ex-wife's home at the Keystone Apartments on East Third Avenue.

Officer Ken Dodge was at the apartment complex Saturday when he spotted a man “who looked and dressed like the suspect in the security photo” and asked him to come talk to him, which prompted the man to throw stolen credit cards on the ground.

Police also found a syringe loaded with meth in Haddigan's clothing. Haddigan was booked into jail for residential burglary, possession of meth and nine counts of second-degree theft.

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