EDISON, NJ - An Edison police officer has been arrested and charged with computer theft and stalking.
Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Thomas Bryan of the Edison Police Department on Tuesday announced the arrest of Paul Pappas. The 43-year-old officer, an Edison resident, has been charged with computer theft/criminal activity in the second degree and stalking in the fourth degree.
Last month, Pappas was charged with criminal mischief for slashing a tire on his ex-girlfriend’s car in New Brunswick while he was on duty.
According to the release from the prosecutor, the Edison Police Department's investigation uncovered evidence of Pappasmaking unauthorized full disclosure inquiries into the New Jersey Criminal Justice Information System since last August and using that information to stalk his ex-girlfriend.
Pappas turned himself into authorities at the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday. He was charged on a summons and released pending his initial court appearance on May 4.
Pappas has been suspended from the Edison Police Department without pay.
The investigation, which is ongoing, has been conducted by the Edison Police Department’s Internal Affairs Unit in conjunction with the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.