September 26, 2016
PITTSBURGH - A retired Pittsburgh police officer was charged via summons Friday with receiving stolen property, police said. Authorities said their investigation determined that David Wareham was at some point in possession of property that had been in the evidence room at the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 2 station, where he had been assigned. Police believe the stolen items, five LED motion-sensing lights, were removed from the property room between July 19 and July 22. The lights are valued at $200. According to the criminal complaint, an email was sent out to the station saying that property was missing and for anyone to provide information on the location of the lights. Warham then told another detective that he was in possession of the missing lights and said "that it was a stupid thing to do," according to the criminal complaint. Warham retired on July 28, according to bureau officials. No additional details were available.