Thursday, October 01, 2009

Officer Robert Colombo Charged with Stealing Drugs from Evidence Room

A former Lyndhurst police office was indicted Thursday on charges of drug possession, tampering with evidence, and theft in office.

The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office said Robert Colombo, 40, stole drugs from an evidence room and replaced them with rock salt.

The evidence was confiscated from a vehicle involved in a crash on May, 19. Lyndhurst officers responded to the scene, found heroin and arrested two people.

They officers returned to the station to book the suspects. At the station, Colombo took the evidence to log it into the evidence room but instead replaced the evidence, investigators said.

Colombo was found the following day at his Summit County home with heroin. BCI conducted the investigation.

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