Cop Watch

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Veteran Police Officer Arrested

SAN DIEGO -- A 15-year employee of the San Diego Police Department was arrested on embezzlement charges, the City Attorney's Office announced late Tuesday.

Gabriel Gutierrez, a property room supervisor, faces three counts each of embezzlement and using a computer to wrongfully obtain money, said Assistant City Attorney Chris Morris.

Gutierrez, 42, allegedly took knives from the property room and sold them on the Internet, Morris said.

The charges stem from a three-month police investigation, but it was not immediately clear when they were filed or when Gutierrez was arrested.