Trooper Accused of Theft at Crash Scene
Monday, December 3, 2012
Aaron Huntsman has been suspended from his position as a State Trooper for the Connecticut State Police and charged with two counts of third-degree larceny, interfering with police and tampering with evidence for allegedly removing a gold chain and $3,000 dollars from John Scalesse. On September 22, 2012 Scalesse crashed his motorcycle into a truck at a construction site on the Merritt Parkway and Huntsman was one of the emergency workers on site following the accident. Scalesse lost his life during the ambulance ride to St. Vincent’s Medical Center.
Members of his family later complained to police that items they knew Scalesse was carrying prior to the accident were missing. During the investigation police were able to find the chain, which Huntsman had not been logged into evidence, and they also found a significant amount of money in Huntsman’s patrol car.
Currently Huntsman is out on $5,000 bail but is scheduled to be arraigned on December 10, 2012. It has been reported that the father of two is an 18-year veteran of the state police and that in 2011 he made over $111,000 dollars. If convicted, his position on the force as well as his pension could be in jeopardy since a law in the state allows the Attorney General to file a civil suit against state or municipal employees convicted of crimes relating to their jobs.
The video below is from NBC Connecticut's recent coverage of the incident and investigation.
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