Friday, August 21, 2015

Former RCMP officer sentenced for stealing cocaine



The Burnaby Now is reporting that "a former peace officer with the Burnaby RCMP is serving a 14-month jail sentence for stealing a kilogram of cocaine from a police exhibit locker in the spring of 2011. Gary Read, a longtime special constable once in charge of exhibits in Burnaby, was charged with theft in November 2011 after an exhibit audit at the local RCMP detachment in the spring of 2011 revealed some drugs were unaccounted for. Read was found guilty in February 2015." He was recently sentenced this summer. CBC refers to him as a City worker but Vancitybuzz refers to him as a former Burnaby RCMP officer.

6 comments:

  1. "Peace officer" my ass. They don't make that model anymore.

    Not the first time they've been caught with their nose in the till either. Years ago there was an RCMP "member" on Vancouver Island who was in charge of the D.A.R.E. program found dead of an overdose with the spike still in his arm. He'd been stealing his supply of dope from the evidence locker as well. Oh the utter irony.....

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    1. So was this a cop or something else? At first I read cop but the Burnaby Now said Peace Officer. Sometimes those terms are used synonymously.

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  2. I think when they said"peace" officer they were being sarcastic ;)

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  3. What I like is that we are only hearing about this now, when it's all over and done with, when it in fact happened months ago. Either the media is complicit in keeping this quiet at the RCMP's request or the RCMP is once again keeping things secret that should be public knowledge for accountability reasons. And we all know how they feel about accountability.......

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    1. It actually happened in 2011. He was found guilty months ago but was only recently sentenced. As you say, I don't remember hearing about it before. I remember hearing about a similar case in Merritt but didn't realize about this one in Burnaby as well:
      http://gangstersout.blogspot.ca/2012/01/mountie-charged-with-drug-theft.html

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  4. here in elliot lake cop mclean was siphoning gas out of the cruiser on own driveway at 3 a.m. TWO YEARS sitting home and getting FULL PAYCHECK wayting for the trial

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