YPD officer of the year arrested for theft

The Sun (Yuma, Arizona) McClatchy-Tribune Business News
BYLINE: James Gilbert, The Sun, Yuma, Ariz.

Yuma, AZ

Jun. 9--The Yuma Police Department's officer of the year has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $11,000 in cash from evidence storage to support an addiction to prescription drugs. Officer Geoffrey Michael Presco has been placed on administrative leave following his arrest Monday night on suspicion of one count of theft. He was arrested by YPD detectives at the police station following an investigation into the missing evidence.

In his rookie year on the force, Presco had worked the overnight shift from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m., and was selected as YPD's 2008 Patrol Officer of the Year. Presco made his initial appearance in Yuma Justice Court on Tuesday, where a bond of $55,265 was set. Check back for more information on this story shortly.

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