Man gets probation for stealing police weapons

Man gets probation for stealing police weapons

 A Beaumont teen is free after pleading guilty to stealing high-powered weaponry from the trunk of a Beaumont police cruiser.

Patrick B. Galbert, 18, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Nov. 7, 2013 for felony theft of a firearm, a state jail felony.

According to a probable cause affidavit obtained by The Examiner, police first reported the missing firearms — a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle and a Remington 870 shotgun — from the back of a police cruiser Oct. 18, 2013.

The actors behind the theft might never have been caught had police not received a tip from a man officers arrested for unlawfully driving a stolen car.

The affidavit said once they arrested the man, he told officers it was Galbert, the passenger in the stolen vehicle — who police had just allowed to leave — who had stolen the firearms from the back of a state trooper’s vehicle.

He later led police to an apartment at Calder West where the stolen guns were kept.

While police were on scene, Galbert arrived and — after he was mirandized — he admitted to stealing the two firearms from the back of the state trooper’s cruiser.

Galbert pleaded guilty Jan. 13 and received five years probation and a $500 fine.

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