Police officer arrested for stealing from crash victim

Aaron Huntsman 
By: Aarav Sen 

(Scroll down for video) A police officer who was supposed to help a victim, was instead preoccupied with stealing his belongings, according to police reports.

The Connecticut State Police officer has been arrested after allegedly taking jewelry and $3,000 in cash from the motorcycle accident victim.

Police officer Aaron Huntsman, 43, an 18 year veteran of the police force, has been charged with two counts of third-degree burglary, interfering with police and tampering with evidence.

John Scalesse, 49, was driving his motorcycle in Fairfield, when he drove into the back of a truck. He was taken to St. Vincent Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Following the accident, Scalesse’s relatives told police they could not account for some jewelry, clothing and cash.

State police later found the missing jewelry that had not been introduced as evidence for the police.

They also found a large amount of cash in the patrol car belonging to Huntsman.

Huntsman, who has been suspended, was a vice president of the state police union for more than two years, Andrew Matthews, president of the union, said. Huntsman resigned as soon as the allegations were reported, Matthews said.

"If the allegations of misconduct were proven true, we don't want this to reflect the perception of the police or of the union," Matthews said.

Huntsman, who has been released after posting a $5,000 bond, is scheduled to be arraigned in Bridgeport.



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