Saturday, December 20, 2014

Cops: Darby officer stole and sold department's guns

A Darby Township police officer was arrested today for allegedly stealing two guns from the department where he worked and selling them.

Cops: Darby officer stole and sold department's guns

Ofc. Johnathan Fiscaro
Ofc. Johnathan Fiscaro

A Darby Township police officer was arrested today for allegedly stealing and selling two guns from the department where he worked.

Ofc. Johnathan Fiscaro, 23, of Folcroft, was charged with theft and related offenses and is being held in the Delaware County Prison on $100,000 bail tonight.

According to the Delaware County District Attorney's Office, on March 3 a Darby Township officer noticed that his DPMS model A-15 rifle was missing from his storage locker at the barracks. Shortly thereafter, it was discovered another police gun, a Bushmaster rifle model XM-15-EZS, was also missing.

Today, in interviews with detectives from the county's Criminal Investigation Division, Fiscaro admitted to taking one rifle in January and selling it to another, unidentified person for $500 on Feb. 24, according to prosecutors.

Fiscaro also admitted to taking the second rifle, sometime in the fall of 2011 and selling that one to another, unidentified person for $600, prosecutors said.

The guns are valued at about $2,000 each.

Fiscaro also tried to implicate a second person in the theft of the guns, but prosecutors didn't buy it and instead charged him with false reports, a news release said.

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