MOAB — A veteran police officer is accused of breaking into an office of his own police department and stealing nearly $1,000.
Edward Arvel Guerrero, 43, was a Moab police officer when he entered a locked police department office sometime between Aug. 15 and Oct. 6 and stole about $900, according to deputy Emery County attorney Brent Langston, who is prosecuting the case for the Grand County Attorney's Office to avoid any conflict of interest.
"We know that the money was there on the earlier date. We know it was gone on the later date," Langston said. "Sometime in between there is when he would have taken it."
Guerrero has been charged in 7th District Court with one count of burglary, a third-degree felony, and one count of theft, a class A misdemeanor.
Defense attorney Greg Skordas declined to discuss most details of the case, but said his client disputes the allegation that he broke into a locked office. He said Guerrero, who has worked as an officer for more than 10 years, has resigned from the Moab Police Department.
"He's embarrassed about what happened and has accepted responsibility," Skordas said.
Efforts to reach Moab Police Chief Mike Navarre on Wednesday for comment on the case were unsuccessful.
Guerrero is set to return to court on Feb. 9 for a preliminary hearing.
— Geoff Liesik
- Husband and wife of 74 years die hours apart...
- Former wrestlers charged, assistant coach...
- Hundreds search for missing Provo woman who...
- Former Romney finance chairman courting a...
- Ed and Elizabeth Smart make plea for help in...
- Utah construction companies fined, ordered to...
- 22 songs Utahns love singing in the car
- Utah man accused of rape is no stranger to...
- Utah GOP leaders going forward with new... 60
- Josh Romney: I won't run against Sen.... 57
- Former Romney finance chairman courting... 53
- Doctor: Vaccines result in healthy... 43
- Why is BYU honoring Robby George, and... 21
- Former wrestlers charged, assistant... 20
- Former Davis High teacher admits to... 19
- Utah high school students unprepared... 15