Ashland Police Officer Accused of Auto Theft, Retired From Force

The Investigation is Ongoing

ASHLAND, Wis. – An 18-year veteran of the Ashland Police Department has retired from the force after being accused of stealing a vehicle in Ashland on April 28.

According to the Ashland Police Department, officers responded to a report of a stolen vehicle in the 100 Block of 7th Avenue East. That same morning the victim called police after locating their car parked in front of a local convenience store.

Officers that responded to the convenience store asked the store for surveillance footage to possibly help identify the suspect.

Authorities say they received the video surveillance on May 1 from the convenience store and after reviewing the footage it was determined the suspect was a long time Ashland Police Officer.

According to the press release, the officer was immediately placed on administrative suspension and an internal investigation was started.

The case was then handed over to the Iron County Sheriff’s Office.

The officer has since retired from the Ashland Police Department.

When Fox 21 reached Ashland Police Chief Jim Gregoire he would not release the officer’s name and said at this time charges have not been filed against the officer.

The investigation is ongoing.

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