Officer accused of stealing phone from DWI suspect

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Posted: Jul 12, 2012 10:23 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Jul 12, 2012 10:23 AM
Source: Baton Rouge Police Department

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Topics: jake, chutsz, baton rouge, phone, arrest, police, DWI, stolen

BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge arrested one of their own after investigators said he stole an arrested man's cell phone.

A Baton Rouge Police spokesperson said Officer Jake Chutsz, 27, was arrested last night for felony theft and malfeasance in office.

Investigators said Chutsz took the cell phone while assisting in a crash where the driver was arrested for DWI. When the suspect was released from jail he couldn't find his phone, and used the tracking feature on his account to find out its name had been changed to "JAKE CHUTSZ's iPhone".

The man recognized the name as one of the officers who arrested him, and filed a complaint with Police Internal Affairs.

Chutsz resigned from his position after his arrest. He was hired in July 2007 and assigned to the patrol division.

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