Friday, February 28, 2014
Officer Simon Elizondo Arrestred for Theft
A Big Spring Police officer has been arrested on a state jail felony of theft by a public servant.
According to a report from BSPD, the department officials were told about allegations involving misconduct by an officer identified as Simon Elizondo.
The report states that BSPD began an internal investigation and that the preliminary findings led officers to believe criminal activity had taken place and the investigation was turned over to the Texas Rangers. The report also states that BSPD assisted with both investigations and Elizondo was placed on administrative leave.
On Friday, an arrest warrant was issued for Elizondo on a charge of theft by a public servant, the report stated.
According to the report, Elizondo was arrested and charged with theft by a public servant and placed in the Howard County Law Enforcement Center. What Elizondo had taken was not specified.
BSPD also stated in the report that because of Elizondo’s “liberty interest” and that the investigation was currently ongoing, no further information would be provided.