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Posted: 6/4/2010 10:44:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/4/2010 10:47:06 PM EDT by DienBienPhu54]
http://cbs13.com/breakingnews/cop.shoplifting.arrest.2.1733340.html


A Sacramento police sergeant was busted, accused of shoplifting from a grocery store. The high ranking official is accused of taking things of little value.

"We don't care if you're Barack Obama, don't steal from Winco because you already get things at a steal," said Jeffrey Bartling, a Winco employee.

That Winco employee came up to us angry that the Sacramento Police sgt., who makes over $100,000 a year, allegedly shoplifted from the discount store.

Roseville Police say loss prevention officers detained John Castiglia after he walked out of Winco, last Friday with toiletries he didn't pay for.

Without knowing about the incident, neighbors were quick to defend the police sergeant who lives in Rocklin with his wife, also a police officer. Today, nobody answered at the door at their home.


For now, police have sent the sergeant home on paid administrative leave.

His position within the department is both supervisory and sometimes high profile. In 2008, CBS13 interviewed Castiglia regarding squatters stealing space in foreclosed homes. It's ironic now that a misdemeanor crime could spell serious trouble for his career.

"We understand that it affects not only our organization, but the community as well," said Sgt. Norm Leong of Sacramento Police Department.

Castiglia was not taken into custody. He was cited for misdemeanor petty theft and released. Sacramento Police put Castiglia on leave last Friday when they were notified of the arrest. Castiglia lives in Rocklin.


Link Posted: 6/4/2010 10:46:06 PM EDT
If convicted he should be promptly fired.
Link Posted: 6/4/2010 10:48:44 PM EDT




Originally Posted By AR15fan:

If convicted he should be promptly fired.




Absolutely.
Link Posted: 6/4/2010 10:50:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AR15fan:
If convicted he should be promptly fired.


I'm sure the hell certain he's not gonna get a medal for this.
Link Posted: 6/4/2010 10:51:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Jinxsters:
Originally Posted By AR15fan:
If convicted he should be promptly fired.


I'm sure the hell certain he's not gonna get a medal for this.


A lot of workplaces would neither know or care about a shoplifting charge.
Link Posted: 6/4/2010 10:56:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Originally Posted By Jinxsters:
Originally Posted By AR15fan:
If convicted he should be promptly fired.


I'm sure the hell certain he's not gonna get a medal for this.


A lot of workplaces would neither know or care about a shoplifting charge.


This is California. He will probably sue loss prevention for embarassing him.
Link Posted: 6/4/2010 10:58:25 PM EDT
how the hell does a sgt make 100k a year?  the cost of living there must be huge.

Also, what kind of rank structure do they have that considers a SGT to be really high up brass? Around here most places go, officer, sgt, lt, captain, chief, major, ect sheriff.
Link Posted: 6/4/2010 11:02:58 PM EDT
Stay classy Sacramento!
Link Posted: 6/4/2010 11:04:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/4/2010 11:05:59 PM EDT by AR15fan]
Originally Posted By hkusp9:
how the hell does a sgt make 100k a year?  the cost of living there must be huge.

Also, what kind of rank structure do they have that considers a SGT to be really high up brass? Around here most places go, officer, sgt, lt, captain, chief, major, ect sheriff.


Large agency like Sacramento a Sgt is a supervisor with at least a BA, if not masters, and about 15 years of experiance.

Its not like Mayberry where a guy with 5 years on and an AA can promote.
Link Posted: 6/4/2010 11:05:31 PM EDT
His wife works as an officer also.  They're probably pulling in over 150-160K a year.  Pretty stupid.

I had a platoon sgt in the army get busted for breaking into a car on the side of the road.  Got busted from E-7 down to E-6 and received a bar to reenlist.  He had 16 years in at that point and would be forced out at 18 without his retirement.   All over a car stereo he was going to pawn.
Link Posted: 6/4/2010 11:06:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/4/2010 11:11:00 PM EDT by Star_Scream]




Originally Posted By Jinxsters:





Originally Posted By AR15fan:


If convicted he should be promptly fired.






I'm sure the hell certain he's not gonna get a medal for this.



If you can't roll into an innocent man's home blasting away at a guy for defending his home from invaders and lose and get a medal shoplifting should be worth a ribbon or a citation or something





 
Link Posted: 6/4/2010 11:21:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By hkusp9:
how the hell does a sgt make 100k a year?  the cost of living there must be huge.

Also, what kind of rank structure do they have that considers a SGT to be really high up brass? Around here most places go, officer, sgt, lt, captain, chief, major, ect sheriff.


In our little suburbs in the SF Bay Area, an officer on a force of maybe 12 cops can make $100k easy. The chief can make $180k base. Add overtime and they're making way more than the average Joe in the private sector.
Link Posted: 6/5/2010 12:11:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By mattja:
Originally Posted By hkusp9:
how the hell does a sgt make 100k a year?  the cost of living there must be huge.

Also, what kind of rank structure do they have that considers a SGT to be really high up brass? Around here most places go, officer, sgt, lt, captain, chief, major, ect sheriff.


In our little suburbs in the SF Bay Area, an officer on a force of maybe 12 cops can make $100k easy. The chief can make $180k base. Add overtime and they're making way more than the average Joe in the private sector.




wow i make 1326,29 every two weeks. I wonder if cost of living is much higher there or if cops just get paid alot better. Also, i have a BS in CJ and apparently all its good for is being a regular patrol guy.

Must be nice to be a cop in Ca.......
Link Posted: 6/5/2010 1:15:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By sherrick13:

Originally Posted By AR15fan:
If convicted he should be promptly fired.


Absolutely.


Link Posted: 6/5/2010 1:27:56 AM EDT
Originally Posted By sherrick13:

Originally Posted By AR15fan:
If convicted he should be promptly fired.


Absolutely.


/thread  fuck him. it's assholes like that that make the rest of us look bad.
Link Posted: 6/5/2010 1:33:07 AM EDT
Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Originally Posted By Jinxsters:
Originally Posted By AR15fan:
If convicted he should be promptly fired.


I'm sure the hell certain he's not gonna get a medal for this.


A lot of workplaces would neither know or care about a shoplifting charge.


A lot of places aren't in business to put shoplifters in jail...
Link Posted: 6/5/2010 1:45:56 AM EDT
The way I heard it actually went down was he paid for quite a few items but forgot a few small items in his cart.  When he walked out they detained him for shoplifting.
Link Posted: 6/5/2010 2:22:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By hkusp9:
Originally Posted By mattja:
Originally Posted By hkusp9:
how the hell does a sgt make 100k a year?  the cost of living there must be huge.

Also, what kind of rank structure do they have that considers a SGT to be really high up brass? Around here most places go, officer, sgt, lt, captain, chief, major, ect sheriff.


In our little suburbs in the SF Bay Area, an officer on a force of maybe 12 cops can make $100k easy. The chief can make $180k base. Add overtime and they're making way more than the average Joe in the private sector.




wow i make 1326,29 every two weeks. I wonder if cost of living is much higher there or if cops just get paid alot better. Also, i have a BS in CJ and apparently all its good for is being a regular patrol guy.

Must be nice to be a cop in Ca.......



Cost of living is very high.

Link Posted: 6/5/2010 2:44:31 AM EDT
FWIW, anyone on my department and numerous surrounding departments, that has over 5 years on, easily make over 100k.
Link Posted: 6/5/2010 2:49:33 AM EDT



Originally Posted By rangehunter:


The way I heard it actually went down was he paid for quite a few items but forgot a few small items in his cart.  When he walked out they detained him for shoplifting.


I forget small things in my cart all the time!  Especially toilet paper which comes in large packages!



 
Link Posted: 6/5/2010 10:35:04 AM EDT
Where does it say toilet paper?
Link Posted: 6/5/2010 10:37:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By rangehunter:
The way I heard it actually went down was he paid for quite a few items but forgot a few small items in his cart.  When he walked out they detained him for shoplifting.


That happened to someones wife here.
Link Posted: 6/5/2010 10:49:33 AM EDT



Originally Posted By hkusp9:



Originally Posted By mattja:


Originally Posted By hkusp9:

how the hell does a sgt make 100k a year?  the cost of living there must be huge.



Also, what kind of rank structure do they have that considers a SGT to be really high up brass? Around here most places go, officer, sgt, lt, captain, chief, major, ect sheriff.




In our little suburbs in the SF Bay Area, an officer on a force of maybe 12 cops can make $100k easy. The chief can make $180k base. Add overtime and they're making way more than the average Joe in the private sector.









wow i make 1326,29 every two weeks. I wonder if cost of living is much higher there or if cops just get paid alot better. Also, i have a BS in CJ and apparently all its good for is being a regular patrol guy.



Must be nice to be a cop in Ca.......
I make less than you.  






 
Link Posted: 6/5/2010 10:59:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Originally Posted By Jinxsters:
Originally Posted By AR15fan:
If convicted he should be promptly fired.


I'm sure the hell certain he's not gonna get a medal for this.


A lot of workplaces would neither know or care about a shoplifting charge.





LOL.   Wonder if somebody is going to try to argue for a 460(b) charge on him.    For those not familiar with California law and a pretty much standard questioning/interrogation tactic of anyone caught thieving from a store.   If he went in there without any money or form of payment the argument can be made that he went in their intending to steal something.   Burglary charge would then be easy to argue and you're looking at the felony charge.

Link Posted: 6/5/2010 12:44:08 PM EDT
If he did it, he may need medication. I have read of long-time repeat shoplifters cured with Prozac or some such.
Link Posted: 6/5/2010 12:53:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Originally Posted By rangehunter:
The way I heard it actually went down was he paid for quite a few items but forgot a few small items in his cart.  When he walked out they detained him for shoplifting.


That happened to someones wife here.


But she wasn't a cop, so there is no hatred towards her
Link Posted: 6/5/2010 12:57:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Originally Posted By Jinxsters:
Originally Posted By AR15fan:
If convicted he should be promptly fired.


I'm sure the hell certain he's not gonna get a medal for this.


A lot of workplaces would neither know or care about a shoplifting charge.


A lot of workplaces don't issue firearms, handcuffs and arrest authority.

Link Posted: 6/5/2010 12:59:54 PM EDT
So, he was cited, not arrested. A lot of places will demand a citation, even when the case is questionable. The companies view the detainment as being a big liability risk, so they want LE to get involved and demand everyone be prosecuted. Not sure how this place is, but just a thought.

And from another news agency-

Castiglia told security that the incident was a mistake.

"From what I'm understanding, store security demanded that the subject be prosecuted," Lt. Ned Rosenbrook from the Roseville Police Department said. "We went ahead and took the arrest and then cited and released the subject."

Castiglia told police that he didn't realize that the items hadn't been scanned and offered to pay, but the WinCo store refused.

According to Roseville police, Castiglia told them that the incident was unfair and that he will fight the citation in court.

Link Posted: 6/5/2010 1:00:33 PM EDT
maybe he felt it was a risk to officer safety to pay like us normal citizens?  
Link Posted: 6/5/2010 1:37:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RDP:

Castiglia told police that he didn't realize that the items hadn't been scanned and offered to pay, but the WinCo store refused.



Same thing happened to someones wife here.
Link Posted: 6/5/2010 1:39:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Originally Posted By RDP:

Castiglia told police that he didn't realize that the items hadn't been scanned and offered to pay, but the WinCo store refused.



Same thing happened to someones wife here.


Makes a lot more sense than a shoplifting cop.
Link Posted: 6/5/2010 1:46:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sherrick13:

Originally Posted By AR15fan:
If convicted he should be promptly fired.


Absolutely.


hell yes
Link Posted: 6/5/2010 1:52:53 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:



Originally Posted By AR15fan:


Originally Posted By RDP:



Castiglia told police that he didn't realize that the items hadn't been scanned and offered to pay, but the WinCo store refused.







Same thing happened to someones wife here.




Makes a lot more sense than a shoplifting cop.


That won't stop a lot of the cop-haters from ranting in this thread though.



If the guy really was stealing, then he should be prosecuted and fired, though.




 
Link Posted: 6/5/2010 1:59:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AR15fan:
If convicted he should be promptly fired.


Nope,
The Union will put him on admin leave
Link Posted: 6/5/2010 2:09:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MTUSA:
Originally Posted By AR15fan:
If convicted he should be promptly fired.


Nope,
The Union will put him on admin leave


Unions can't place people on leave.

The agency does. The only job of the union is to make sure the laws and contract are followed.
Link Posted: 6/5/2010 2:51:21 PM EDT
Play stupid games....
Link Posted: 6/5/2010 2:57:58 PM EDT
Subconscious cry for help? Or something....
Link Posted: 6/5/2010 3:21:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AR15fan:
If convicted he should be promptly fired.

Even if not convicted, he is sick in the head.
Link Posted: 6/5/2010 3:22:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By webtaz99:
Originally Posted By AR15fan:
If convicted he should be promptly fired.

Even if not convicted, he is sick in the head.


RIF

possible check out scanner malfunction.
Link Posted: 6/5/2010 3:23:48 PM EDT
I'll wait for the court's decision to pass judgment. I've done the self-check out and had all of the following happen at one time or another:



1) the scanner not register an item, and I didn't realize it until the subtotal seemed lower than I anticipated,



2) forgot to scan an item in the bottom rack - it was hidden by a damn ad the store places in the bottom of every cart. When I got to the car and realized it, I went back and paid for it.



3) had an arm full of drip-system parts and placed a few of them in my pocket so I could reach my wallet. After the transaction, I realized what I'd done and went back before I walked out of the store.



Lots of possibilities to this story, and given the socialist class-warfare the media has been supporting here in California, I'll wait to decide.
Link Posted: 6/5/2010 3:40:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/5/2010 3:40:50 PM EDT by callmestick]
Originally Posted By fortunesfool223:
I'll wait for the court's decision to pass judgment. I've done the self-check out and had all of the following happen at one time or another:

1) the scanner not register an item, and I didn't realize it until the subtotal seemed lower than I anticipated,

2) forgot to scan an item in the bottom rack - it was hidden by a damn ad the store places in the bottom of every cart. When I got to the car and realized it, I went back and paid for it.

3) had an arm full of drip-system parts and placed a few of them in my pocket so I could reach my wallet. After the transaction, I realized what I'd done and went back before I walked out of the store.

Lots of possibilities to this story, and given the socialist class-warfare the media has been supporting here in California, I'll wait to decide.


There are many reasons this could have happend,  I seriously doubt it was intentional.  I have had my hands full of crap  and  held something in my hand with my wallet and not even realized it before.  If he intended to do it fuck him but if it was a brain fart it happens to all of us at one point or another.

Link Posted: 6/5/2010 3:41:41 PM EDT



Originally Posted By AR15fan:



Originally Posted By RDP:



Castiglia told police that he didn't realize that the items hadn't been scanned and offered to pay, but the WinCo store refused.







Same thing happened to someones wife here.
See that's a common thing. I don't know why WinCo would get all stupid about it.



It's not like winco is even a nice place, when they opened one up in my hometown we used to show up drunk (save the DD) at 1am to buy more booze and snack foods.



Sounds like a manager needs to get off his high horse.



 
Link Posted: 6/5/2010 6:47:40 PM EDT
He found out he couldn't spend his IOU from the Governator.  
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