Rookie Cop charged with several burglaries
By John Luciew | firstname.lastname@example.org
This is something they don't teach at the police academy: A rookie cop in Wayne County, Pa., allegedly claimed he was working undercover after being arrested, along with his brother, and accused of breaking into apartments in the Lehigh Valley.
When confronted by someone inside one of the apartments, Spink, who recently latched on with the police department in the Gouldsboro area, allegedly said he was an undercover police officer responding to a 911 call, WNEP writes.
Nazareth police tell the news station that was a lie.
Needless to say, this has been a big embarrassment for the Wayne County community force, where police Chief Kevin Froese told WNEP:
"It's been a nightmare. It's been embarrassing. It has hurt our department. It's impugned our integrity," he said.
As for the charged rookie cop, Froese said:
"He was punctual. He was a quick learner. He was very respectful and courteous to the people he dealt with. He had all the signs of a good officer. I was flabbergasted when I got the call."
Spink is currently suspended without pay, pending the outcome of the case.