Thursday, June 12, 2008
A Paris police officer has been arrested on drug possession charges. Officer James Guest is being charged with possession of less than two ounces of marijuana, a Class-B Misdemeanor.
Authorities received a call Wednesday around 12:15 a.m. about a domestic disturbance. Before police arrived at the scene, they were told Guest has taken some drug paraphernalia from previous police calls. When they searched the home, they found the merchandise.
Guest has since resigned his position with the Paris Police Department. He has been employed with the department since July of 2006.
The former Syracuse Police officer accused of inappropriately touching a minor and giving him alcohol has been sentenced to three years probation.
Fred Baunee was accused last May of endangering the welfare of a 14-year-old boy. Included in Wednesday's sentence was an order of protection against Baunee.
Baunee said he was innocent of charges, but a jury believed differently.
A Spanish Fork police officer has resigned after being arrested for drunken driving Sunday morning.
Officers from the Spanish Fork Police Department were dispatched around 1:30 a.m. after a car slammed into a powerbox near 3420 West Riverbottoms Road in Spanish Fork, said Utah Highway Patrol spokesman Cameron Roden.
When they spotted the car, they called troopers with the Utah Highway Patrol to avoid a conflict of interest since the driver, Tony Lunceford, was a Spanish Fork officer, said Roden.
Troopers arrested Lunceford and his wife, Janalee, on suspicion of driving under the influence, having an open container in a vehicle and having tinted windows. Janalee was also in the vehicle and admitted to driving the car after the accident, Roden said.
Lunceford was placed on paid administrative leave after his arrest, and later submitted a letter of resignation, according to assistant city manager Seth Perrins. He had been working for the Spanish Fork Police Department since July 2004.