POSTED: Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 8:30pm
UPDATED: Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 8:34pm
BOSSIER CITY, LA (KMSS) — A Bossier City police officer has been fired after he was arrested for allegedly coming into possession of two stolen saxophones and then pawning them.
Joseph Michael Caples, 38, of Bossier City was arrested today on a criminal warrant charging him with illegal possession of stolen things, theft and malfeasance in office.
Caples is accused of coming into possession of two stolen saxophones that had been taken in a vehicle burglary and then pawning the instruments at a pawn shop for $750, leaving the pawn shop at a financial loss.
Caples was booked in the Bossier City Jail this morning after Chief of Police Shane McWilliams terminated his employment with the department. His bond is set at $15,000. Caples had been working with the Bossier City Police Department for nearly 11 years and had been assigned to the patrol division.