Confirmed: Fullerton Cop Arrested for Stealing iPad at TSA Checkpoint


Here’s the story we reported at the end of June, a truly embarrassing tale of theft and utter stupidity perpetrated by one of Fullerton’s Finest. And a harbinger of things to come. Forget the final sentence. We now know very well about the moral turpitude that pervades pat McKinley’s police force.

- Joe Sipowicz

The following report confirms that an off-duty Fullerton police officer was arrested for stealing an Apple iPad at a Miami International Airport TSA checkpoint last month. According to court documents, FPD Officer Kelly Mejia was caught on surveillance video taking an $800 iPad from another passenger just after it had passed through the x-ray machine in the presence of TSA security agents.

View the arrest report

After the security footage was reviewed, Miami police canvassed the airport and discovered Mejia holding the iPad at the boarding gate. Mejia initially stated that she found the iPad and that she intended to keep it. Upon further questioning, the arresting officer says that Mejia confessed to taking the iPad and was placed under arrest for 3rd degree grand theft (a felony in Florida.)

The arrest report refers to Mejia’s occupation as a police officer and lists the address for FPD Headquarters as her place of employment. Kelly Mejia has been working with the Fullerton Police Department for at least six years and earns about $86,000 per year as a patrol officer.

You want it, don't you.

It’s hard to imagine that this type of brazen theft in a high security zone would be anyone’s inaugural venture into pickpocketing. The authority granted to the occupation of police officer certainly presents many opportunities to bring home a little something extra on the side. I wonder if anything else is missing around here?

And how many pending criminal cases in Fullerton will be called into question if this officer loses her credibility in court? Will this officer be fired or just slapped on the wrist? Is this another indicator of ethical problems within Fullerton cop culture?

We’ll never know.

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  1. #1 by Anonymous on June 25, 2011

    One lucky witch at age of 25 to be earning $86K. How in the world did she get into the Fullerton PD so young and started at age of 19?

    Begs so many questions for an idiot who steals an iPad that SHE could afford it herself, but plan to keep it with hope of no consequences 3000 miles with hope her employer would not find out.

    She MUST BE FIRED!

    • #2 by Kamrom on June 25, 2011

      Likely a clerical position, which is not hard to get, and a deal of exemplary performance within that area.

      It could also be through the use of manipulation, sex, blackmail or agreement to not tell anyone that other cops are doing the same thing all the time.

      Since I prefer to give benefit of the doubt, I’m going with the first option; that she got the job through promotions and was simply a bad apple.

      Once we see how the police react we’ll know. If the blue shield that protects terrorist police officers rallys, its almost sure most knew it was a problem.

      • #3 by Luci on June 27, 2011

        It does say ‘patrol officer,’ so doubtful it’s a clerical position. Clerics aren’t patrol officers.

        More likely it has to do with the cost of living in the area.

        • #4 by Joe Sipowicz on June 27, 2011

          “Clerics aren’t patrol officers. More likely it has to do with the cost of living in the area.”

          Right, clerics are priests.

          More likely it has to do with the fact that the union has gotten some idiot RINOs elected who can’t give away the store fast enough.

    • #5 by Anonymous on June 26, 2011

      and was simply a bad apple…

      Nice!

    • #6 by sh0ck on June 26, 2011

      Um… people dont steal cause they cant afford it. They steal cause they want it. Right now. And you have it.

      • #7 by Stanley on June 26, 2011

        Yeah, and sometimes you want it right now cause you’re hungry and broke… and the produce dept. is right there looking so delicious. At least that’s why I did it in college.

      • #8 by b on August 8, 2011

        well at least she didnt need help from 8 other officers and kill a homeless man….

        • #9 by Ana on October 9, 2011

          I am sure they didn’t start out as killers; it’s a process. Step by step they lost their moral compass. They start out first with harassing citizens, stopping them for bogus reasons. Then they plant evidence, arrest people on bogus charges, murder…..

    • #10 by Jim on June 26, 2011

      Probably got the job due to affirmative action, quotes, and set-asides…not job performance. Typical.

      • #11 by paradox963 on June 26, 2011

        I don’t think is was affirmative action after all she is white and you would know what had you bothered to read the report above. Don’t you have some shit to go kick.

        • #12 by Lulz on June 27, 2011

          So paradox, you don’t think that there are affirmative action initiatives for women? in a male dominated profession like law-enforcement? Looks like you should kick the shit… right out from between your ears.

          • #13 by lol on October 8, 2011

            lol! PWND

        • #14 by Spectre on June 28, 2011

          Since when is “Mejia” a caucasian surname?, The article doesn’t say anything about her being white and YOU would know that if YOU could READ.

          Wouldn’t it be great if she had to do her time (and I hope she does it in GenPop) in FL! No weekend visits from the family for you, scumbag cop!

          • #15 by Fedupwithmorons on August 21, 2011

            There are four races of people that populate planet earth. Hispanics are not a race, they are an ethnic group , like Irish, Germans, Italians and so on. Hispanics/mexicans are Caucasian!

          • #16 by Annonymous on September 28, 2011

            Why are you bringing rac3 into this matter? Mr. Judge

    • #17 by steve b on September 23, 2011

      politics got her the job. It’s in everything esp. in the south

    • #18 by fullerton citizen on October 9, 2011

    • #19 by ExPat ExLawyer on October 9, 2011

      You have got to be freaking kidding me with this GED slut or at best high school grad with Cs and Ds making $86k – and still “needing” to be a felonious thief.

      But frankly more fundamentally troubling is the fact that cops are making this kind of money. This is beyond absurd. My native state is broke, and yet they are paying out money like this for some scum bag young cop – and of course with the benefit package it’s well in excess of $100k. Get real; get rid of the unions.

  2. #20 by nipsey on June 25, 2011

    FPD sure hires the best and brightest, only a mastermind would choose one of the most high-surveillance areas possible to snatch someone’s stuff. Hope she gets a free Florida vacation courtesy of the FL department of corrections.

    • #21 by Jake on July 1, 2011

      It don’t matter what color or race this cop is. Like so many donut gangsters she is a criminal with a badge. The worst part is that the people of Fullerton pay her salary. The donut gang is running a-muck in SoCal. From Dago north to the Oregon border.

  3. #22 by Curious on June 25, 2011

    Why is it not hard to believe this crime obviously committed by a Fullerton police officer will never make it to print in the OC Register?

    • #23 by Leaked by the FPD on June 25, 2011

      Curious, not by the same Register that published false allegations accusing Chris Norby of spousal abuse.

    • #24 by Peter on June 25, 2011

      It will certainly be in the OC Register. Page 17. Right next to the obituaries.

    • #25 by Joe on June 26, 2011

      Unbelievable, but the OC Register actually links to this story from their website…
      They didn’t write their own story yet, though. And I wonder how long the link is going to stay up…

  4. #26 by Anonymous on June 25, 2011

    McPension was the Police Chief when she was hired 6 years ago. Lets see how Councilman McPension handles this from the other side of the fence.

  5. #27 by Victor Perrin on June 25, 2011

    Will the OC Register not publish it? How could they not? Does anyone know how to get ahold of an editor over there. This should definitely be widely covered!

    • #28 by Johnny Donut on June 25, 2011

      They’re waiting for Officer Goodrich to put it in a press release.

  6. #29 by Johnny Donut on June 25, 2011

    Damn, the thin blue line doesn’t quite reach all the way to Florida. Busted.

  7. #30 by Chris Thompson on June 25, 2011

    Too bad for Officer Mejia that she’s not a California teacher. I seriously doubt whether we could pull of firing her for this. How do I always make it about teachers unions?

  8. #31 by just a guy on June 25, 2011

    Imagine this from the victim’s point of view…

    First she gets scanned and groped by a TSA goon and then her computer gets stolen by a local cop. Brutal flight.

  9. #32 by Anonymous on June 25, 2011

    lOVE THE WAY EVERYONE HAS TO MAKE THEIR COMMENTS BUT DO NOT WANT TO LEAVE THEIR NAMES!!!!!!!!!

    • #33 by Chris Thompson on June 25, 2011

      What’s your name?

      • #34 by nipsey on June 25, 2011

        Anonymous, silly

      • #35 by Rusty Shackleford on June 27, 2011

        The cousin I bet.

    • #36 by LOL on June 27, 2011

      And why on Earth would we ever put our names here? I don’t think you understand the nature of these comment boards.

    • #37 by Anna on October 8, 2011

      Hi I’m Anna

  10. #38 by Fred Alcazar on June 25, 2011

    Good observations.

    Andy Goodwrench headline:

    Police Officer Suffers From Kleptomania; Paid Leave of Absence Addresses All Questions!

  11. #39 by Fullerton Rudy on June 25, 2011

    Maybe now we know what happened to that kid’s dough.

  12. #40 by oaxcamole on June 25, 2011

    Maybe it is the mindset of the whole department and people who generally work for the government.
    That everybody owes them, and they can do anything without any repercussions.
    A bully mentality “you have to think liberal and what is yours is mine” or you are not a human “bean”
    Imagine when the department orders new computers, do ya think that maybe a few would somehow make it to their own houses?

    • #41 by Anna on October 8, 2011

      Are you saying this is the exclusive domain of liberals? Because um….

  13. #42 by Back The Badge on June 25, 2011

    This story is just ridiculous. NOT GUILTY.

    Obviously this was simply a mistake and the DA will never prosecute. Why? Police are not thieves!

    You will not be laughing when the Fullerton Attorney sues you all for definition of character.

    And so what if she makes $86,000 a year. Our fine officers put their lives on the line for us every time they roll.

    Get a life!

    • #43 by Anonymous on June 25, 2011

      What an interesting typo -

      “…definition of character”.

      You certainly got that right.

    • #44 by LOL on June 27, 2011

      Yea, if arresting non-violent innocents counts as putting your life on the line, I’d have to agree.

      LEGALIZE MARIJUANA 2012

    • #45 by Anna on October 8, 2011

      lol life on the line. $86k a year base salary (not including bribes and kickbacks) for eating donuts, harassing minorities, and falsifying crime statistics sounds boss. Sign me up :X

  14. #46 by Anonymous on June 25, 2011

    Anonymous :
    lOVE THE WAY EVERYONE HAS TO MAKE THEIR COMMENTS BUT DO NOT WANT TO LEAVE THEIR NAMES!!!!!!!!!

    Reason: We don’t trust the cops who may be snooping our names when they go off duty, then they may harass us through their union goons, because they are protected and not us the public.

    Besides the question is not about us not leaving our names, it is about the cop in question who stole an iPad she could get one her self you fool!

    • #47 by Bob on June 25, 2011

      86K I should be so lucky !!!! BTW you can sue a officer for infringing on your rights under the color of law, in which, he will not be afforded the representation from the union or the police force.

      • #48 by Anna on October 8, 2011

        You can sue anyone for anything, but do you think you could successfully win a case against a cop when their buddies are running the court?

    • #49 by Anonymous on June 26, 2011

      Give me a break please. The cops treat people the way they treat the cops. Why dont you try coming and working at the PD for 30 years and see what it is like?

      • #50 by Lenin Said It Would Be Like This on June 26, 2011

        When did a citizen ever pistol whip a cop?

      • #51 by nipsey on June 26, 2011

        Yeah that lady with two kids in the back seat sure was meant o that cop.

      • #52 by LOL on June 27, 2011

        Did I ever try and steal someone’s freedom for consuming a harmless, natural plant? NOPE!

      • #53 by Rusty Shackleford on June 27, 2011

        I’ve never executed a deaf cop who was walking away from me.

      • #54 by LeRoy Murray on October 8, 2011

        For 86k+ and perks, benefits, pension, I’ll be happy to. Where do I sign up?

  15. #55 by Travis Logic on June 25, 2011

    Yes McKinley was at LAPD when Mejia was conceived for that reason McPension is responsible for the theft.

    • #56 by Fred Alcazar on June 25, 2011

      McKinley was in charge, right? Or wasn’t he?

      Of course he was spending so much time on his idiotic vest that maybe he wasn’t making sure any sorts of standards were applied to recruitment. Ya know, things like GEDs and background checks!

      • #57 by Anonymous on June 26, 2011

        Mc Kinley is retired, get your facts straight!

        • #58 by Fred Alcazar on June 26, 2011

          He wasn’t retired when this woman was hired. he was still working on his second pension. The one that put him up over $215,000 a year.

  16. #59 by The Fix is in on June 25, 2011

    If Mejia is the key witness in the Jorge Bushala hit and run… I think you are right Travis, the DA with have to drop that case Jorge Bushala with be free. Money is power I smell at set up!

  17. #60 by Anonymous on June 25, 2011

    I doubt if this incident will cause any issues for her in court – it’s not relevant to her duty performance (it happened off duty), and it’s not a “crime of dishonesty,” so it will probably be inadmissible in court.

    • #61 by Um, Say What? on June 25, 2011

      You presuppose that she will not be fired for violation of her oath to serve and protect or whatever it is.

      You might be right. And if it weren’t for the lads at FFFF you can bet Fullerton officialdom would have done its level best to cover up the whole thing.

      My guess is that now that the dike is cracked even FPOA will have to support opening the floodgates.

      • #62 by Neanderthal Blog Reader on June 25, 2011

        If it weren’t for FFFF? So she wasn’t placed on leave before Travis exposed her? You’re kidding, right? Talk about delusions of grandeur!!!

        • #63 by Fred Alcazar on June 25, 2011

          Travis is a hero. You are a GED pud.

          • #64 by Neanderthal Blog Reader on June 25, 2011

            I’m sorry Fred, you must be dyslexic. We’ve already established that Travis is a GED pud. He’s admitted it here on the site.

            Well, he’s admitted the GED part, the pud part is demonstrated by his actions. And Travis as a hero? Wow, you live in a sad, sad world.

    • #65 by Honest Injun on June 25, 2011

      What the……? You don’t think theft is a crime of dishonesty? Guess you skipped class the day they taught morals. Theft is a crime of dishonesty. Drug sales, for example, is not. Nice try though.

      • #66 by Anonymous on June 26, 2011

        Thank you! I would like each and everyone that posts their comments to look at their own lives????? I’m sure their has been theft, lies and deciet.

        • #67 by Lenin Said It Would Be Like This on June 26, 2011

          Yeah but we’re not carrying guns, badges, ask for the public trust and retire at 50 with our whole paycheck for life.

          That’s not even a good try.

          • #68 by Anonymous on June 26, 2011

            Like I said you do the job for 30 years, work days, nights, holidays and dont spend time with your family because you have to testify in court. People in the public sector make alot more mone and have more benefits. If you got your facts straight you would be aware of the money they have taken away from the employees and now they want their pensions.

  18. #69 by Leslie on June 25, 2011

    For those balking at 86k, that isn’t that much there.

    The average home in that area is $600k.

    Homes in Compton still fetch $300k. Yes, you too can own a wonderful home with the befits of weekly drive-by’s for the low, low price of only $300k.

    • #70 by TheFullertonWatcher on June 27, 2011

      I’m not sure where you have been but in the real world Osama is dead and public employees make almost double that of their private sector counterparts.

      You get paid overtime to go to court, and double time on holidays. The reason you don’t spend time with your family is your own, don’t put that on me.

  19. #71 by Chicken Fingers on June 25, 2011

    The report says that she stole the iPad by “placing her bag of chicken over it and walking away.”

  20. #73 by Bubba on June 25, 2011

    Damn mexicans.

  21. #74 by Bill in SF on June 25, 2011

    The reason she got so fast is that the TSA knew that _they_ hadn’t been the ones to steal it this time.

    But $86K/year salary isn’t surprising for a police officer with a few years of experience in an expensive area of California, where the police unions usually have sweetheart deals. My town has 50,000 people and the chief makes $300K, and most of our crime is drunk driving, selling tobacco to minors, or white collar crime.

    • #75 by Anonymous on June 26, 2011

      $86k is not alot when you work 24/7 365 days a year, weekends and holiday. Try working those shifts and never seeing your family. A theft is wrong but not compared to drunk driving and killing a family of 5!

      • #76 by Lenin Said It Would Be Like This on June 26, 2011

        Um, that’s really stupid. You obviously hope we know nothing about cop’s shifts and how many days they get off between gigs.

        Are you saying if a cop drives drunk and kills a family of five then maybe we should get serious?

        • #77 by Anonymous on June 26, 2011

          No that is not what I’m saying. Have you never made a mistake or said something wrong? She will reap the consequences of what she did. It was wrong but to think that every cop does that is not right.

      • #78 by nipsey on June 26, 2011

        They should have been teachers and only work 90 days for 190 thousand dollars,because it’s the magic job!

        • #79 by jigman on June 27, 2011

          Please provide a pointer to one of those high paying teacher gigs. I wouldn’t want to become a teacher in the school district where my daughter is in high school, but I’d happily relocate to where I can work 90 days for $190k. You weren’t just spouting BS, were you?

          • #80 by nipsey on June 30, 2011

            I was indeed spouting BS.

  22. #81 by Yuri in Yurp on June 26, 2011

    Apparently the TSAttitude rubbing off on fellow LEOfficers.

  23. #83 by Steve on June 26, 2011

    Typical. Ask any pothead about cops stealing shit. A friend of mine got arrested with $1000 in 20s, police report said it was $850 (which means they were not only crooks, they were bad at math too)

    Cops are just thugs who found they could work for the biggest game in town and actually get respect from people duped into thinking this government works for us.

    Their entire paycheck is stolen money….this is about what we should expect from them.

    • #84 by admin on June 26, 2011

      Steve, would society be better off without police? http://www.lewrockwell.com/gregory/gregory213.html

      • #85 by Lenin Said It Would Be Like This on June 26, 2011

        Then cops are the militarized wing of socialist government.

      • #86 by LOL on June 27, 2011

        It’s not police that are the source of the problem – they only carry out the government’s evil deeds. The real solution, rather than a world without police, is a world without this horrible, unfair Drug War. All it does is turn innocent people into criminals who would normally live a long, happy life if the government could MIND THEIR OWN BUSINESS.

  24. #87 by Fred Alcazar on June 26, 2011

    Neanderthal Blog Reader :
    I’m sorry Fred, you must be dyslexic. We’ve already established that Travis is a GED pud. He’s admitted it here on the site.
    Well, he’s admitted the GED part, the pud part is demonstrated by his actions. And Travis as a hero? Wow, you live in a sad, sad world.

    Dyslexic? That’s an awful big word for a little GED pud.

    • #88 by Joe Sipowcz on June 26, 2011

      Neanderthal, you are a coward who hides behind The Law, a tarnished badge, and a loaded gun. Travis hides behind nothing.

      So who’s the hero?

      Strictly no contest.

  25. #89 by Back The Badge on June 26, 2011

    I have not yet read any logical or reasoned debate on this site – only emotional attacks on our fine policemen and women – the very same people who put their lives on the line for us everyday and night. The same people who shorten their own lives to protect and serve YOU.

    These are the people who will respond when your home is invaded or your vehicle carjacked or a terrorist attack is eminent. If you are held at knife point it is they who will intervene at no thought to their own safety. It is they who patrol your dark streets at night when you think you are safely asleep looking for criminal opportunities.

    Next time you see a policemen give them your thanks, NOT ABUSE!

    • #90 by Travis on June 26, 2011

      Back the Badge, why don’t you write a blog post for us? Send it in using the Contact link.

      • #91 by Back The Badge on June 26, 2011

        Yes I will. It’s time this site respected the Thin Blue Line that separates YOU and YOUR family from mayhem, larceny, rape and murder every single day and night.

        Without the police we would have anarchy and kaos.

    • #92 by Anonymous on June 26, 2011

      This is the best reply I have seen on this blog!!! Thank you for acknowledging the men and wome who do work day and night to make things safer for you and your family. The next time that they want to take more of wages or retirement, think about it????? Would anyone of you out there be willig to do the job, be shot at or killed?

    • #93 by nipsey on June 26, 2011

      But what if the home invasion is by the cops, or the criminal opportunity is for the cop to lift someone’s iPad? Thanks officer!

      Next time some ‘roid raging MC cop fights crime by hassling my neighbor for driving past a road closed sign to get to *his own house* because every other access is dug up with a huge trench due to sewer replacement, and then even after learning the facts threatens to haul said neighbor to jail if he does it again *even though there is no other way to get to his house* I will be sure to thank that cop. Fight crime.

    • #94 by fullerton citizen on August 21, 2011

      @#78 back the badge .> it is they who beat down an innocent mentally ill man till he could not breath any more it is they who are paid buy the tax payers to do there job with dignity yes when we the citizens call on police for a problem it is expected to do there job correctly and not brutalize people just because they can
      what we do not expect is the inhuman conduct that the 6 bottom feeders conducted.we don’t need police like Hampton smashing cell phones because he is afraid he will be caught doing an illegal beat down.lets face it Fullerton cops have a very easy gig i have 2 family members who police the Bronx they are real cops they deal with the dregs of society and the lows of the low Fullerton cops work in fantasy land more like Disney land.USA soldiers put there lives on the line for our freedom every second Fullerton PD you shamefully call your self peace officers Oxymoron comes to mind.

  26. #95 by nukky on June 26, 2011

    @Back The Badge; No, you’re thinking of Batman, and your view of the police is just as fictional as that character.
    Cops are just people, and they are just as prone to do stupid things – and occasionally noble things – as the rest of us, so please outgrow your hero worship.

  27. #96 by Anonymous on June 26, 2011

    Neanderthal Blog Reader :
    So she wasn’t placed on leave before Travis exposed her?

    Haha. Paid leave. Well done, FPOA.

  28. #97 by mbrew on June 26, 2011

    Guess again ! The Fullerton Police do not respond when ” “your home is invaded” . Last summer I called 911 because someone was breaking into my garage. I was told by the dispatcher that no one was available to answer my call. When I asked what I was supposed to do I was told it was not their problem. After going outside and screaming at the guy, he ran off. After a few more calls to the dispatcher on the business line, I finally got an officer to respond. I live in fairly close proximity to the disgusting drunken melee that downtown has become and was told by the responding officer that :
    a) It was my fault for choosing to live where I do and
    b) maybe it was time for me to buy a gun
    My home is not setback far from the street. Consequently I can hear and see almost every interaction the police have with people on the street. I think everyone on this site would be very surprised at both the behavior of people on the street and the police response. I no longer bother to call the police when I have a problem. Most, but not all, of my interactions with the Fullerton police have not been pleasant. I no longer bother to call when I have a problem. In my neighborhood, that can be quite often.I have taken their advice and apparently next time it will be my responsibility to shoot the next bastard breaking into my home. Now I just need to make enough money to be able to move out of this shit hole.

    • #98 by Kim on June 26, 2011

      Smith & Wesson generally solves that problem quite nicely…..

    • #99 by Back The Badge on June 26, 2011

      I do not believe most of what you say because the police are highly trained – including dealing with the public in a professional and curteous manner.

      It’s too bad you live in a crime ridden area, but you can’t blame the police for being under-staffed. Your story just goes to show that we NEED MORE HONORABLE MEN AND WOMEN IN AN FPD UNIFORM!

      I’ll say it again: these are the guys who put their lives on the line every time they saddle up to protect your lives and property and your families from murder, rape, and every other heinous crime the bad guys want to perpetrate on YOU!

      • #100 by Tony Serra on June 26, 2011

        BTB-

        “Put thier lives on the line” Thats a little dramatic.

        The same thing could be said about the 400 Albertsons truck drivers who leave the La Habra terminal every morning at Harbor and Imperial.

        I don’t even what to begin on the “saddling up” Thing

        • #101 by Sad for you on June 26, 2011

          … and no, “Put their lives on the line” is not dramatic, it is the very definition of the job. When someone is robbing a store, firing a weapon, etc., I seriously doubt they send in the “Albertsons truck drivers” to sort it all out.

          • #102 by Tony Serra on June 26, 2011

            Those calls are few and far between.

            Statistics support my comment. A police officers job is no more dangerous than a port workers.

            The very definition of the job is to enforce the law. In other words to keep order. Don’t romanticize the mundane nature of a law enforcement officers job. It simply CAN NOT be supported by fact.

            Your example demonstrates my point. The dangerous job is the shop keepers as well!

      • #103 by Anonymous on June 26, 2011

        Are you implying that because they have a dangerous job that makes it OK for them to steal?

        • #104 by Sad for you on June 26, 2011

          Where did he imply “that makes it OK for them to steal”? What kind of an idiot could draw that conclusion? You should go ask a grown up what he meant.

      • #105 by Gonzo, Esq. on June 27, 2011

        Cops don’t put their own lives on the line, they put yours and mine on the line.

        Stats show that the pesky porkers are MUCH more likely to kill an innocent person in the line of duty than they are to be killed themselves doing their jobs.

        I love how the bacon just comes out of the woodwork to defend one of their own.

      • #106 by Anonymous on June 27, 2011

        BTB,
        When I was in my young 20s, I used to get stopped all the time. I had a beat up old truck and long hair. I was sober and followed the rules of the road and the Vehicle Code. I counted 5 law enforcement contacts in one week! I was never cited or charged. They were professional jerks who were always pissed that I had no drugs, was sober, and had no vehicle equipment violations. Most of these were local cops, ie Fullerton, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, and Placentia.

        After a couple years of dealing with that BS I cut my hair and bought a 4-door sedan. Problem solved. I was pulled over once since then by CHP for righteously speeding.

        They profiled me for the stop. Ok, I get it. But then they would get mad because I was clean. I lost track of how many times I had to do the dance to prove I wasn’t DUI. One cop, Fullerton, had me do the dance and wasn’t convinced. He had me blow into the machine which registered ZERO. He checked my eyes and then, when all else failed, he called out a k9 to search my truck. The cop and dog found nothing but made 2 hours late for work. Thanks FPD!

        Now, in my grown up car with short hair and a button up shirt the cops are always very nice and “professional”. Too bad it is that way…

      • #107 by Business owner on October 9, 2011

        I am all about supporting good cops, but I am tired of hearing cops say they put there lives on the line everyday! We do appreciate it, but officers choose that profession, they were not drafted to do it.

        • #108 by Reality Is on October 9, 2011

          They choose it and they know it’s dangerous? They can’t say it if it’s not true? Or you just don’t want to hear them complain about it? They can say it as long as they don’t complain about it?

  29. #109 by just a guy on June 26, 2011

    It’s amazing that a 25-year old with no ethical compass can get a job with a gun and badge while making $86,000 a year.

    Oh well. Welcome to Fullerton!

  30. #110 by nipsey on June 26, 2011

    Back The Badge :
    Without the police we would have anarchy and kaos.

    Kaos vs. FPD’s Maxwell Smart?

  31. #111 by 4SD Observer on June 26, 2011

    I know the inhabitants of loserville do recognize this individual is innocent till proven guilty.

    One of the many reasons why they shouldn’t be fired immediately.

    If any of you are unfamiliar with “due process” I would suggest you reread the Bill of Rights. Specifically the 5th Amendment.

    • #112 by Joe Sipowicz on June 26, 2011

      Jesus, where have you been? I’ve been waiting for you to pop up and defend all the overpaid, overfed “winners” in the FPD.

      Off course the dumb broad was caught on video placing her bag of chicken over somebody else’s computer and making off with it.

      Only the best and brightest!

      • #113 by 4SD Observer on June 28, 2011

        I’m not defending her or anyone else. I only stated that she is innocent till proven guilty.

        If you’re not familiar with the concept I suggest you pick up a copy of the Constitution and read it. Specifically the Bill of Rights. I don’t expect you do so since there are no pictures in either one.

        As far as the “winners” in the FPD. I’ll take them anytime over a whiny blogger such as yourself.

        • #114 by Concerned reader on June 28, 2011

          4SD Observer, I agree that she’s innocent until proven guilty, but would you have a problem releasing a photograph of the officer accused of stealing?

        • #115 by Bugs on June 28, 2011

          Snoooooooore.

          • #116 by Concerned reader on June 28, 2011

            Bunny?

  32. #117 by Sad for you on June 26, 2011

    I am shocked and saddened, after reading these comments. With a few exceptions, they are filled with an amazing level of hate and disdain for the police. How does this one individual (who by occupation is a cop, but was off duty and NOT acting under the color of authority), by making a bad (stupid) decision, stand as irrefutable proof that all police are corrupt? She was off duty! Just a person. Just a thief. I know a few cops, and at 49, I’ve had dealings with police in an official capacity. While I did not appreciate the way I was treated, I was dealing with a person whose job requires, by its very nature, that they may be assaulted, abused (physically, verbally, psychologically, etc.), lied to, and possibly even shot at on a daily basis. Then to top all of that off, looked at by the public in general as dishonest psychopaths (if the comments here are any indication). While there are opportunities to take advantage of the power they are given, the vast majority are just doing their jobs. Every position of authority attracts the unscrupulous (politics, civil service, military, etc.), and the police have their fair share. The vitriolic responses submitted here would lead one to conclude that there are no honest police. The fact that we are already reading about it means that she will not just walk away from this unscathed. She was, after all, caught by the POLICE. If all police are as corrupt as you say, they would have given her a pass for the right amount of money, or merely by flashing her badge (quid pro quo). Lighten up people. While you have the freedom to say what you want, at least you probably won’t be shot at today.

    • #118 by Joe Sipowicz on June 26, 2011

      “She was off duty!”

      Sad. Really and truly.

      • #119 by Sad for you on June 26, 2011

        Well done! Take a single line, completely out of context, make it sound like that’s a defense of her actions. “She was off duty” in context was to indicate that she was not acting in the capacity of law enforcement, but just a person stealing something. She should be treated as such, and prosecuted as such. What is sad, is that you missed the whole point. Really and truly.

    • #120 by Anonymous on June 27, 2011

      “While I did not appreciate the way I was treated, I was dealing with a person whose job requires, by its very nature, that they may be assaulted, abused (physically, verbally, psychologically, etc.), lied to, and possibly even shot at on a daily basis.” hence their great salaries and obscene pensions…

    • #121 by admin on June 27, 2011

      “While you have the freedom to say what you want, at least you probably won’t be shot at today”. Don’t hold your breath Sad for you, the day’s not over yet.

    • #122 by Gonzo, Esq. on June 27, 2011

      When was the last time that a FPD officer was shot (or even shot AT) in the line of duty?

      Fullerton cops are too busy citing jaywalkers and collecting pensions to do anything dangerous.

      • #123 by Does Entrapment Count on June 27, 2011

        Gonzo, Esq. :
        When was the last time that a FPD officer was shot (or even shot AT) in the line of duty?

        Good question Gonzo, Esq., some 21 years ago, Fullerton police officer Tommy De La Rosa was killed in the line of duty. That’s when Tommy was gunned down in an “undercover drug sting”. Tommy was attempting to sell (burn) some LA vatos of $4-million worth of cocaine in Downey. According to Fullerton Police Chief Philip Goehring De La Rosa carried in his van a “mixture” of cocaine and a non-narcotic substance that was “intended” to look like 200 kilograms of cocaine. De La Rosa was driving a “van” while one of the vatos was directing him to an address where his compas were hanging out. Tommy was promised $4 million for the coke. But the vatos had no intention of paying Tommy one cent for his coke, they had planned to rob him from day one. Of course the vatos had no idea he was an undercover cop trying to trap them into buying bogus coke.

        Under the “watchful” eye of Officer Bob Elrod, in a helicopter hovering discreetly overhead, De La Rosa stepped out of his undercover van and followed Rodriguez (vato #1) to the rear of a house.

        Poor De La Rosa, wearing a hidden radio transmitter, disappeared from the pilot’s view momentarily as he stepped under a covered area separating the main house from a guest house at the rear. That’s when vato #1, #2, #3 and 4 burst out of the two adjacent houses and opened fire on Tommy with pistols, shotguns and a semiautomatic weapon.

    • #124 by Ana on October 9, 2011

      @Sad,

      Reputation doesn’t stray too far from the truth. Many people have experienced first hand with corrupt cops or have known family or friends who have.

      There are people who are insecure, power hungry who are attracted to jobs where they can lord over others. You should go visit police academies once in a while. It’s no longer just people that want to do good for their community.

      And as far as being off-duty, you can’t switch from being a thief in your private life to being a moral person on the job. It’s doesn’t work that way.

  33. #125 by just a guy on June 26, 2011

    4SD, due process is an obligation that only applies to the law. The rest of us can express our opinions however we like.

    Maybe you should talk to the Fullerton Police Department. They put out press releases on arrestees all the time, long before convictions are handed out.

    • #126 by 4SD Observer on June 26, 2011

      Thank you.

      What does FPD media communication have to do with due process that is afforded its arrestees?

      No doubt you’re allowed your own opinion. Until the legal process is allowed to proceed to determine this individual’s guilt or innocence your opinion that she is guilty is not only invalid, but contrary to our beliefs as Americans.

      Then again, being Unamerican is nothing new by the bloggers on this site.

      • #127 by Johnny Donut on June 26, 2011

        I guess the documented confession isn’t enough for this retard.

        • #128 by 4SD Observer on June 28, 2011

          Wow. You called me a name? Words can’t describe how that makes me feel.

          • #129 by The Fullerton Harpoon on June 28, 2011

            How about stupid?

      • #130 by Fullerton Rudy on June 26, 2011

        Hey chucklehead, who has been denied due process? This is a news story about an arrest for theft. The fact that a confession accompanies the report ought to give you pause about the validity of an opinion in the case.

        FFFF is the most American thing in Fullerton. The Founding Fathers would approve of this news outlet. They knew what you choose to ignore: an informed public is a safe public. Your idea of being informed is to swallow City Hall propaganda and the idiotic crap that tumbled out of the mouth of your sweetheart airhead Pam Keller.

  34. #131 by Time for Change on June 26, 2011

    Whitaker its time to do something now… fire all the cops and hire OCSD. Fuck the cops they should all burn in hell for the crimes they have committed. Why do you sit on your ass and do nothing? Whitaker you have the power to make a change in this city and you choose to do nothing. Get off your fat ass and fire the cops do it now!

    • #132 by Anonymous on June 26, 2011

      Fuck Whitaker if he gave this information to the fucked up chomper travis without the officer having her due process like we all have. whitaker and travis are the 2 biggest pieces of shit out there. By the way if shes guilty of the theft she should be and will be fired.

      • #133 by Fred Alcazar on June 26, 2011

        Hey GED copper, nice talk. Is that what they taught you at Police Academy V? How about the swine who leaked the trumped up Norby story to the union rag? How about that turd? Whatever shall we do with him?

  35. #134 by Sad for you on June 26, 2011

    … and no, “Put thier lives on the line” is not dramatic, it is the very definition of the job. When someone is robbing a store, firing a weapon, etc., I seriously doubt they send in the “Albertsons truck drivers” to sort it all out.

    • #135 by nipsey on June 26, 2011

      Also, donuts can cause high cholesterol.

      • #136 by Sad for you on June 26, 2011

        Yes! Another risk not officially recognized.

    • #137 by Fred Alcazar on June 26, 2011

      Sitting on your ass all day in a squad car is hazardous to your health. Filling out those semi-literate reports later is bound to cause heartburn!

      • #138 by Sad for you on June 26, 2011

        Don’t forget the risk of paper cuts.

  36. #139 by Anonymous on June 26, 2011

    Is a Monday morning press release on the way?

    • #140 by Jan Flory's Dog on June 26, 2011

      I would be most appreciative if you people would quit showing that picture.

      • #141 by Fred Alcazar on June 26, 2011

        Yes it is very disturbing. I keep thinking about doughnuts fried in lard.

        • #142 by Fullerton Rudy on June 26, 2011

          I keep thinking he’s thinking: you piece of crap. Look at me sideways again and I’ll have you beaten up and thrown in jail for a day or two. And there’s not a damn thing you can do about it!

    • #143 by TheRealJohnHolmes on June 27, 2011

      The scary part is that this turd probably thinks it is more his duty to shut this site and its posters down than to stop the wrongful behavior of his bretheren. In the mind of cops like Goodwrench the right to criticize has no value. The right of these cops to engage in all sorts of misdeeds without being acknowledged by their “information” officer is important because they serve the public (ie. they are better than us regular folk).

  37. #144 by Hipster the Cat on June 26, 2011

    She should be fired with no pension or benefits. This is outrageous that she would even think she could get away with it. You would have to be pretty stupid to steal something from a high security area with tons of cameras.

  38. #145 by Not RH on June 26, 2011

    Whitaker will not put up with this shit. He is going to fire this cunt and the pigs responsible for the cover up.

    • #146 by Fred Alcazar on June 26, 2011

      Nice talk, GED troll.

  39. #147 by compton on June 26, 2011

    fuck the police

  40. #148 by don't throw stones on June 26, 2011

    mmm. should check out MOST fpd officers

  41. #149 by Luke on June 27, 2011

    I am sorry but how can anyone working in a police station earn $86k especially at 25.

    The more I read about America the more I think its destined for failure.

    You can pay a box standard patrol officer $86k a year but you cannot offer free health care to people who are terminally ill!

    • #150 by Hand So Low on June 27, 2011

      And therein lies the real problem with our nation; Public Employee Unions sucking up all the funding because: Its a public safety issue, its for the kids, or (God help us) a combination of the two! There is nothing left for those who truly NEED the help because they are not HERO AND do not DESERVE.

      • #151 by nipsey on June 30, 2011

        The real problem with our country is… public employees unions? Speechless. I suppose the real problem with Vietnam was mosquitoes.

        • #152 by Fullerton Rudy on June 30, 2011

          It’s the real problem in municipal government finances.

  42. #153 by Concerned reader on June 27, 2011

    Travis, is there any way to get the officer’s photo published? I’m sure it’s public record since she’s a public employee.

    • #154 by Travis on June 28, 2011

      Concerned reader, don’t concern yourself with these trolls. Your suggestion is perfectly reasonable.

      The release of a booking photo is a time honored tradition when the FPD arrests alleged criminals. I don’t see why it the request would make them so angry in this case.

      • #155 by Concerned reader on June 28, 2011

        Thank you, Travis. It was just a mere suggestion, not judging whether this officer’s guilty or not.

      • #156 by Hales on June 29, 2011

        Rat tooth daddy will I be as fucked up as you?

        • #157 by Fred Alcazar on June 29, 2011

          GED rides to the rescue, but ain’t got him no weapons to fight with.

  43. #158 by Concerned reader #2 on June 27, 2011

    Travis, maybe you and Tony can go to her home and take a photo for us? That would be cool.

    • #159 by Fred Alcazar on June 27, 2011

      Here’s a better idea. Why don’t you send in a picture of your graduating class at the GED academy. Bound to be full of felons.

      • #160 by Concerned reader on June 28, 2011

        Hey Fred, you’re not attacking the real Concerned reader aka the first person who asked about the photograph of the accused officer, right?

  44. #161 by Concerned reader on June 27, 2011

    Travis Alcazar you rat toothed slob. Why don’t you go back to ITT Tech and paint your wooden plaque. GED GED I wish…. education is overrated just ask Travis Alcazar.

    “I went to UCI but the other students were mean to me and made fun of me in the shower so I quit. Tony sez he likes me just the way god made me….I love Tony for so many reasons and not just because he smells like a camel’s asshole”.

    • #162 by Concerned reader on June 27, 2011

      Stop hijacking my name dude.

    • #163 by Fred Alcazar on June 28, 2011

      Holy Cow! What a bitter sad little GED pud you are. But you have a trailer at the River and two ex-wives (#3 will be tacking a whack at that pension pretty soon). Life is good for you. Why so angry?

      • #164 by Concerned reader on June 28, 2011

        Are you talking about the “Concerned reader” who called you Travis Alcazar or the real Concerned reader who asked about the photograph in the first place?

  45. #165 by don't throw stones on June 27, 2011

    people should take accountability for their own actions. people are always quick to throw stones or monday morning quarterback….. if everyone took a good look at their actions, do the right thing all the time and mind ur own business….. would be a better place….and for the nosey idiot (concerned reader) who wants a picture, u r kidding right..get a life and don’t worry about what she looks like…..worry about yourself… its not ur job to judge someone on something u probaly have no clue about and unless u were there, u reallyh don’t know what went on…. people r not to judge, thats GODS job…

  46. #166 by don't throw stones on June 27, 2011

    so for the “concerned reader” be concerned with ur self…

    • #167 by Concerned reader on June 28, 2011

      don’t throw stones doesn’t care about freedom of the press. Name-calling and repression is what’s on the menu today, eh?

  47. #168 by Concerned reader on June 27, 2011

    Thank you don’t throw stones.

  48. #169 by Concerned reader on June 27, 2011

    How many GODS does it take to judge, may I ask?

  49. #170 by Worth our time? on June 27, 2011

    God, I guess laws have changed in California. It is guilty till proven innocent now. So many people are bashing on this police officer yet all the details have not been released. Geez, I cannot believe all these comments. I did not know there were so many pathetic people out there. Don’t y’all have anything else better to do?

    Jim, what does affirmative action have to do with it? I’m sure she is a terrific officer, but looks like no one cares about it anyways. I’m sure Jim is a racist, bigot who hates all races but the Aryan race. People make mistakes. People are human. Nipsey, how would you feel if that was your relative? Just throw her to the wolves? Lenin, if you want to carry guns and badges then get a university education, graduate and apply for a job then you too could retire at 50. It is not my fault that you are an uneducated moron. Time for change, I just want to tell you fuck you! Fire all the cops and hire OCSD? Really, how does that make sense? I’m sure there are fine men and women at FPD, but you probably had a bad experience with the police and now you are out to vent your sad story. Don’t throw stones, you took the words out of my mouth. People get a life. Worry about yourself.

    Travis, we don’t take about your life. I hope your corn fed, ****of a wife supports you in what you do. Maybe you should quit bashing this officer. You are good a quitting. You did not feel like finishing your education at UCI so you quit. Disney was too far of a drive, so you quit. How lazy are you? When are you going to quit this job? All your jobs have been 3-4 years, so I guess you will be quitting soon. I should go find you The Cornerstone and beat the shit out of you. I hope Travis does go by her place and I hope he gets shoot. Get a life Travis!

    Tony Bushala hates the Fullerton Police because they arrested his douchebag brother, George Bushala for hit and run. The case number at Orange County courts is 11NM09313. Tony tried to get on the council to pass a law that allows the city to decide punishment on police officers, but was denied.

    • #171 by Emperor’s Clothes on June 28, 2011

      This post started out as an interesting story about one morally bankrupt cop. It’s turned into a mass demonstration of many cops proving what a joke it is to buy a bachelors in criminal justice.

    • #172 by Fred Alcazar on June 28, 2011

      Wow! The full intellectual caliber of the GED on display for all to see.

      And what a demonstration it is!

    • #173 by TheRealJohnHolmes on June 28, 2011

      Is there anyone otheer than a bitter Fullerton cop or the accused herself who would be so bitter about a post that is 100% true? Think about it. All these bitter, name calling trolls like Goodwrench for what? Did the woman not get arrested? Was she not identified as a Fullerton cop? Did she give a fake work address?

      Never mind the truth here. After all, Bushala’s brother got a hit and run ticket and Travis has a cert from a technical school. Why didnt you guys say so in the first place? Now that we know this valuable and relevant information all cops are welcome to proceed with stealing shit from the TSA conveyor belt.

      Until these facts are proven to be false Goodrench and his whining cronies are no more than spoiled bitches, upset they are being outed.

  50. #174 by Concerned reader on June 27, 2011

    I might add that in the United States, it’s not uncommon for the media to publish photos of a person arrested for a crime. It’s not England where they sue you if you identify a suspect or show photos of suspects after an arrest. So, your comments do not address that point except talking stuff you don’t know about. I never said the person actually did the crime (that’s the courts to decide). This is a matter of public record because of her position.

  51. #175 by PJ on June 28, 2011

    Don’t rag on the entire FPD–or they will only hire people who hate you back.

    And FPD, do your job with the gang bangers and street people, not the people who jaywalk, and we’ll back you up.

    • #176 by Concerned reader on June 28, 2011

      I may not necessarily agree with the language and (sometimes) the intent of this blog, but I don’t think that this post is criticizing on the entire FPD. Travis is pointing out the cops that are accused of being above the law.

      As for people calling me an idiot (like don’t throw stones), maybe they should read the news more often. Mugshots are commonplace. I guess don’t throw stones wants people arrested and fined for publishing or even suggesting (like me) a photo of a suspect.

  52. #177 by don't throw stones on June 28, 2011

    concerned reader, what r u trying to accomplish by getting a photo of this officer? does is matter what she looks like? u r asking for travis to go take a picture of her. for real???? sounds like u may be some sort of sicko stalker. the officers appearance really has nothing to do with u and nothing to do with an alleged crime. it should make no difference what ethnic backround she is.. so let it go……she is still a person and with want ur wanting by see her her picture, seems to be quite frightening.. .. it is an alleged property crime……..so once again..worry about ur self, take accountability for ur own actions… and it concerned reader..sounds like ur the only person wanted to look at a picture….who cares what she looks like..

    • #178 by Concerned reader on June 28, 2011

      What did I do wrong? All I asked Travis was if a picture of the arrested officer is available. If he can’t get it, then he can’t get it.

      You’re digging yourself a hole that you don’t need to put yourself in. Stop attacking me for asking what is standard in journalism. Besides, you’re not making sense to me. What you’re saying is real gobbledegook.

    • #179 by Concerned reader on June 28, 2011

      From the comments of don’t throw stones, I guess he or she is hiding something.

    • #180 by Bugs on June 28, 2011

      What a maroon.

      • #181 by Concerned reader on June 28, 2011

        Sorry, last time I checked, the color of my skin isn’t maroon.

        • #182 by Bugs on June 28, 2011

          Follow the line. It takes you to the comment replied to!

  53. #183 by Victim on June 28, 2011

    I’m not surprised at all. In addition to the beating I received at the hands of Fullerton PD when I was arrested and held in their custody, almost all the cash I had on me went mysteriously missing…

    I guess that’s just FPD culture.

    Beat.

    Steal.

    Conceal the facts.

    Crucify those who dare fight back.

    Repeat.

  54. #184 by 4SD Observer on June 28, 2011

    Concerned reader :
    “I went to UCI but the other students were mean to me and made fun of me in the shower so I quit. Tony sez he likes me just the way god made me….I love Tony for so many reasons and not just because he smells like a camel’s asshole”.

    Okay. That was funny. Does Tony really smell like a camel’s asshole? I’ve never met him so I’ll have to take this guy’s word for it.

    • #185 by Jim Cameron on June 28, 2011

      Of course you are intimately familiar with the smell of a camel’s asshole.

      Just go away you heinous trannie.

      • #186 by 4SD Observer on June 30, 2011

        Wow Jim. Such a witty response.

        Are you also one of those GED types so typical on this board?

        BTW, you didn’t answer the question. Does Tony really smell like a camel’s asshole?

        • #187 by 4SD Observer on June 30, 2011

          I’ve never met. Him perhaps you can elaborate.

          • #188 by Fullerton Rudy on June 30, 2011

            “Just go away you heinous trannie.”

            Now that was funny. Are you a heinous trannie?

      • #189 by Anna on October 8, 2011

        yeah picking on trans people is cool, good job, you’re such a big man

  55. #190 by Kanani on June 28, 2011

    Just read the police report.
    There are a lot of good cops, and then there are those who are morally tweaked.
    The report states when asked if she had found it, her reply was that she intended to keep it.
    Finders keepers?
    Let’s say you see someone in the line ahead of you drop a quarter.
    They don’t notice, but you have a choice.
    Let them know?
    Or stay quiet and take it?

    Most people I know would let the person know, even point it out or pick it up and hand it to the person. It seems like such a small example, but it’s an important one. Because this same person would probably give an iPad back if they saw someone leave it at the counter, or turn it into Lost & Found.

    The arresting officer even gave her a way out. She could have said, “Oh, here, Officer,” and ran on the plane. Chances are, it would have been over. Truthfully, the finding and keeping of an expensive item isn’t against the law. It’s an act of high seas douchebaggery, but not illegal. But there is something incredibly wrong with the person who enters the airport without an iPad, but then leaves with one that they have not purchased. It’s a big ticket item, plus it has some personal meaning to someone. Family photos, notes, business calendar. It’s not a small thing.

    Frankly, I would have loved to see them find the registration, and watch her face as another person’s name came up.
    I’ll let a court of law find her guilty or not. And I’ll hope the Fullerton PD has suspended her without pay. People don’t like to work with people who steal things, so this might be a good break for every good cop on the force.
    Good job, Travis.

  56. #191 by AQ3050 on June 28, 2011

    Sure lets all forget that she has put her life on the line for others & took many unsafe drivers off the road. She made one mistake of not turning it in. There’s not one perfect Law enforcement officer out there!!! The idiot that lost the iPod doesn’t deserve it back. If it was my i-pad oh well thats why i get for losing it.
    Best of luck Kellz! -Chely

    • #192 by Bill Blythe on June 29, 2011

      Didn’t turn it in? She didn’t “find” it, she put her bag o’ chicken over it and boosted it!

      Hahahahahahaha!

      • #193 by PJ on June 29, 2011

        Don’t you know that the iPad 2 can fly?? It flew off the conveyor belt into her bag of checkin!

        Not yer fault, Kellz!

    • #194 by Buzz Kill on June 29, 2011

      Chely aka AQ3@50, I agree with you. This whole fiasco that poor Officer “Kellz” is going through was the freaking idiots fault that “lost” the iPad in the first place!

    • #195 by Kanani on June 29, 2011

      Chely,
      It’s very very important that those in their chosen profession never cross the line into thievery, and corruption. Believe me, there are loads of her colleagues who do just that. They are decent individuals, who understand the difference between selflessness and selfishness.

      What you’re saying is that it’s okay for her to steal. If it’s okay for her to steal, it’s okay for you and everyone is to do so as well.
      What you give approval for us nothing short of lawlessness.

      Simply put, you’re giving us a flawed argument, like something out of a reality TV housewife show. Which is this: “As long as I get what I want, it’s alright.”
      But such selfishness is the downfall of civilized society. And the police report points to someone who has engaged in a criminal act –one that grates against the grain of a civilized society.

      • #196 by Concerned reader on June 29, 2011

        Kanani, you’ve taken the words out of my mouth. Chely, I take it if you leave your ATM and pin number out in the open, it would be cool for us to get some $$$, right? Thanks!

    • #197 by Fred Alcazar on June 29, 2011

      Chely, you lost your wallet and it ended up in somebody else’s back pocket. Too bad for you and good luck to them!

    • #198 by Hollis Dugan on June 29, 2011

      Why do we have to forget her work as a police officer? Is her arrest record for DUIs somehow a credit system for breaking other laws? I’m not making the connection.

      We all want good cops that are well paid and of the highest moral character. When one proves to be a thief he/she has failed the test. Nothing more nothing less.

      Blaming the victim is an interesting angle. Does that work with FPD as defense for everyone or only if you are a cop?

  57. #199 by Anonymous on June 29, 2011

    This site is for nutballs. Everyone agrees if your in LE and you steal you should be out of LE. What this site does is paints everyone with the same brush. If one is dirty they all are dirty in your mind. That is bullshit. But I’ve read this site enough to know that Tony, Travis, Chris, Bruce and Sebourn believe they are accurate in portraying all police, fire and government workers as bad. There are more people that work for the city that are extremely hard working honorable people that do a fabulous job under shitty conditions and not everyone is like this soon to be former officer. One day you’ll grow up and realize that

    • #200 by Fred Alcazar on June 29, 2011

      Waaaah waaah.

  58. #201 by Camel's Ass on June 29, 2011

    How about Shon Francis story and his relationship with “friends”

  59. #202 by Victim on June 29, 2011

    Hollis Dugan :Blaming the victim is an interesting angle. Does that work with FPD as defense for everyone or only if you are a cop?

    “Blaming the Victim” … FPD’s modus operandi from as far back as I can remember.

  60. #203 by Jesus on June 29, 2011

    “and lead us not into temptation,but deliver us from evil.”

    Like this is some thing new a woman not being able to leave an apple alone

  61. #204 by don't throw stones on June 29, 2011

    @concerned reader, u never answered, why do u want a pic of her????yes they show mug shots (some old) when they are looking for a criminal or possibly if they are looking for victims and high profile….i have not read that she is any of these. therefore it is frightening that u want a pic and u would suggest that travis go get one of here…. so in seeing a pic, what will u get out of that?

    • #205 by Poor Goodwrench on June 29, 2011

      What will you get out of using real words? Literacy.

    • #206 by Concerned reader on June 29, 2011

      Says who don’t throw stones? Says who?

    • #207 by Kanani on June 29, 2011

      It’s inevitable that a mug shot will come out. This is the media age, and whether it shows up in the OC Register, on this blog, or on TMZ ignores the fact that such things are public record.
      It’s one of the downsides to breaking the law.

      • #208 by Concerned reader on June 29, 2011

        It will surface, but I don’t think don’t throw stones and his son would agree with that point. What part of public record don’t they understand?

  62. #209 by know it all on June 29, 2011

    all u morons soo interested in her photo, go to the city website u should find it there!

    • #210 by just a guy on June 29, 2011

      Colonel Mustard in the Observatory with a Bag of Check In.

  63. #211 by Anonymous on June 29, 2011

    She was a cadet that was sponsored into the academy

  64. #212 by tax payer on June 30, 2011

    @anonymous, does that mean she got paid to go to the academy?

  65. #213 by Jim Cameron on June 30, 2011

    Fullerton Rudy :
    “Just go away you heinous trannie.”
    Now that was funny. Are you a heinous trannie?

    Never denied it.

    • #214 by 4SD Observer on June 30, 2011

      If I use that logic, then Tony must indeed smell like a camel’s asshole.

      He’s never denied it.

      • #215 by Fullerton Rudy on June 30, 2011

        Your fixation on camels’ nether orifice is telling. Sicko.

        • #216 by 4SD Observer on June 30, 2011

          I’m not the one that brought it up.

          Not that I expect you to realize that. It requires you possess a modicum of reading comprehension ability.

          • #217 by Fullerton Rudy on June 30, 2011

            Sicko.

      • #218 by Eye of the tiger on June 30, 2011

        4SDO, FYI – you’re doing more harm than good for your new employer.

        • #219 by 4SD Observer on July 1, 2011

          Kinda hard to do that since I’m retired.

          But do keep up with the usual tin foil hat nonsense.

          • #220 by Jim Cameron on July 1, 2011

            Must be military.

            Job prospects tanked.

            Don’t ask, don’t tell?

    • #221 by Jerry Lundergaard on July 1, 2011

      Jim, what’s your problem with trannies? Do you also hate gays and minorities?

  66. #222 by tax payer on June 30, 2011

    who cares about camels or the way their butts smell…stick to the topic..

  67. #223 by 4SD Observer on July 1, 2011

    Fullerton Rudy :
    Sicko.

    Still no denial from Tony. Ergo it must be true.

    • #224 by Fullerton Rudy on July 1, 2011

      Man, you’re bent.

  68. #225 by nipsey on July 1, 2011

    Worth our time? :
    Nipsey, how would you feel if that was your relative? Just throw her to the wolves?

    Hell yes, I’d be embarrassed by their crookedness and stupidity. Wolves prey upon the sick and the weak, this rip off cop is both.

  69. #226 by Anthony on September 5, 2011

    Anyone who support government is a moron. These police officers like many of them are a bunch of thugs with a badge. They lie in court to aid in convicting innocent people.

  70. #227 by Mike on October 8, 2011

    So what is Meija’s status now? Is she still on paid leave or back on the streets ? She must have been pleased that the Kelly Thomas murder took the spotlight off of her — it’s time to change that !

  71. #228 by Snow Hume on October 8, 2011

    Here’s an idea: Use the petition initiative process to require mandatory random drug-testing of police officers in Fullerton. Do it also for the firemen/ paramedics.
    I will bet you “dollars on the donuts” that Officer Mejia has a substance addiction.
    A well-crafted ordinance will send the message that if a public employee wishes to be super-overcompensated, he or she must face a higher level of accountability.
    WSH

    • #229 by Jt on October 8, 2011

      I’ve always been against drug-testing for any job other than those in which the safety of a bunch of people is in your hands – for instance pilot, busdriver, etc.

      I think an easier route to go is that if you are a Peace Officer and you commit a crime (theft, assault and battery, etc) that should automatically be the end of your career.

      That would make a good initiative.

    • #230 by Jail Time on October 8, 2011

      I love the idea.

      Random drug testing. Put it in the next union contract.

  72. #231 by LaRoo on October 8, 2011

    This is the time McKinley needs to insert his foot into his mouth in regards to his comment about “out of towners being trouble makers.” Because once again, he is absolutely correct…Mejia is from Whittier. And was hired under his authority. I love how she stated to the officer her intentions were to keep something she stole. So now Fullerton citizens need to be concerned about being groped, raped, murdered and having property stolen.

    • #232 by merijoe on October 8, 2011

      so this case of a FPD intention to keep something she stole, directly shows that the victim in the last story, who had money taken from him,
      shows that stealing would not be an outlandish practice by this group of mafia wannabes who’s leader is none other than Sellers- I think she stole this so Sellers could put this prize in with his other stolen treasure booty much like Hitler and his SS men did to jews during the war

  73. #233 by fight back on October 8, 2011

    the cop wants at least AFTER_TAX of $86K BEfore-tax gross of $86K, that’s why a dumb, stupid, assinine cop attempted to Swipe the iPAD, before-tax $86K Gross is nothing after

    getting raped with 30% TAXES, not surprising, THOUGHT she could get away with it, this case shows that this female COP is an ESPECIALLY dumb mexican. or whatever hispanic she is . Mejia the Stupio..

    f’in dirty cop terrorists can ALL die by shooting themselves with their sidearms, for all I care.

    • #234 by Anna on October 8, 2011

      cool nice racism bro

  74. #235 by Paul on October 8, 2011

    She will get off the felony charge because its a first offense and she is a peace officer. So it will be a misdemeaner with community service or other BS. Such is life in the “Naked City”. Sellers will let her off with a slap on the wrist, IF he is still the police chief. OK OK he is sick, I know!

  75. #236 by Reality Is on October 8, 2011

    Anonymous :Like I said you do the job for 30 years, work days, nights, holidays and dont spend time with your family because you have to testify in court. ***People in the public sector make alot more mone and have more benefits.***(emphasis mine) If you got your facts straight you would be aware of the money they have taken away from the employees and now they want their pensions.

    Are police no longer part of the public sector?

  76. #237 by Anna on October 8, 2011

    Anonymous :
    Like I said you do the job for 30 years, work days, nights, holidays and dont spend time with your family because you have to testify in court. People in the public sector make alot more mone and have more benefits. If you got your facts straight you would be aware of the money they have taken away from the employees and now they want their pensions.

    ahahaha i’m older than this woman, don’t make nearly as much, have nearly the same benefits, and work in the GLORIOUS PRIVATE SECTOR, and i’m lucky that i even have a job in the first place.

  77. #238 by 4SD Observer on October 8, 2011

    I had sex witrh ONE man while I was enlisted, and I was the top. So, not gay. Try again.. Do I smell camel ass?

    • #239 by Jail Time on October 8, 2011

      Um, WTF?!!

      • #240 by 4SD Observer on October 8, 2011

        What? Some of the other posters were cracking wise with insinuations that I am a homosexual, I’m just clarifying.

        • #241 by Odd Balls on October 8, 2011

          There’s nothing to be ashamed about. Be a proud wearer of the rainbow!

        • #242 by Rumplestiltskin on October 10, 2011

          Maybe they just meant trannie.

    • #243 by Odd Balls on October 8, 2011

      I have no idea what this comment means, but please save it for an appropriate post.

      Creepy.

    • #244 by Roy Cohn on October 10, 2011

      Yeah, sure. That’s what I told everybody, too.

  78. #245 by 9c1copcar on October 8, 2011

    LOL,

    I hope they NEVER legalize marijuana..go to Mexico if you want to smoke it up..

    • #246 by Ray Jicinelli on October 8, 2011

      don’t you mean re-legalize?

      • #247 by Ray Jicinelli on October 8, 2011

        Also, the proper term is cannabis. Marijuana is a mickey mouse made up word coined by Lee Anslinger and J. Edgar Hoover to scare impressionable white people such as yourself – and it works.

    • #248 by Jt on October 8, 2011

      Lots of respect to you in general 9c1 but you’re dead wrong on this one. But let’s leave that discussion for another blog. In the meantime if you want to educate yourself:
      http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=4559#research

    • #249 by merijoe on October 8, 2011

      Whats wrong with MJ? I hope they do legalize it-what are the reasons you think like that?

  79. #250 by sapporo on October 8, 2011

    The officer that stole the ipad has to be terminated. This is very disturbing! I am disgusted by her actions.

    • #251 by Go FFFF on October 9, 2011

      Does anyone know where this women is now? On leave? Still roaming the streets of Fullerton? Someone needs to ask her status at the next city council meeting.

  80. #252 by Jt on October 8, 2011

    Anonymous :Like I said you do the job for 30 years, work days, nights, holidays and dont spend time with your family because you have to testify in court. People in the public sector make alot more mone and have more benefits. If you got your facts straight you would be aware of the money they have taken away from the employees and now they want their pensions.

    Wow, what a crazy discussion. Let’s get something straight. This isn’t about public vs. private employees. This is about cops, who get paid extraordinarily well compared not just to private sector employees but also to OTHER public sector employees. 86K for someone less than 30 years old is fantastic beyond most college students’ wildest dreams.

    • #253 by merijoe on October 8, 2011

      the benefits for coppers are WAY better than I get or ever got in private sector, I do not get a pension or matched in my 401k-everything in the 401K comes from my paycheck in private sector, I dont get full pay for 1 yr if I go out on disability in private sector, I dont make near 86 thousand a year in private sector , and the coppers know what to expect from a copper job BEFORE they sign on to it, no one holds a gun to their head to keep it-quit, if you dont want to do it anymore, dont beat taxpayers to death because you are unhappy because youre damn pension that we cant afford anymore, is being threatened or you have to work on christmas, QUIT Nurses and doctors have to work holidays too and weekends and most have no pensions now. jackass…thats what youre paid to do and you know it and I pay for it.

      • #254 by Reality Is on October 9, 2011

        Ha. You funny. FYI pensions ardent changing for anyone that has been a cop already. The only change will be to new hires. So as you say yes all of us pigs will ride off into the sunset smiling for a job well done. :)

  81. #255 by Paul on October 8, 2011

    Re: Posting of a picture of the Fullerton officer who after 6 years on the force makes $86,000 per year + a huge benefit package:
    The picture should be posted. Everyone should know who she is as she signed the arrest warrant in Miami. If I am arrested for stealing an I-Pad, the newspapers and internet have every right to publish my mugshot.
    Police are NOT above the law. They FOLLOW the law and enforce the law and if they cannot do it without stealing, then they should be reprimanded, fined, demoted and picture published! Officer Goodbody seems to have his picture posted as the public information officer at $135,000 per year even though he is useless, at least he gets his picture posted. Officers Cicinelli and Ramos had their pictures in the newspaper! NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW!

  82. #256 by We Are All One on October 9, 2011

    don’t throw stones :
    people should take accountability for their own actions. people are always quick to throw stones or monday morning quarterback….. if everyone took a good look at their actions, do the right thing all the time and mind ur own business….. would be a better place….and for the nosey idiot (concerned reader) who wants a picture, u r kidding right..get a life and don’t worry about what she looks like…..worry about yourself… its not ur job to judge someone on something u probaly have no clue about and unless u were there, u reallyh don’t know what went on…. people r not to judge, thats GODS job…

    God’s job? Oh for fucks sake. It’s that kind of thinking that keeps people from taking responsibility for themselves. Own your shit people. And grow the fuck up already. Fuck.

  83. #257 by We Are All One on October 9, 2011

    admin :
    Steve, would society be better off without police? http://www.lewrockwell.com/gregory/gregory213.html

    From link: “Can we really survive without government police? When we consider how much they do to disrupt civil society, it would seem obvious that we can. The police, on balance, are a force for decivilization and disorder. They commit massive violations of person and property. They enforce gun and drug laws that basically create organized crime and breed gang activity. Most of what they do encourages, rather than diminishes, violence. Despite all this, America remains a fairly civilized place. If we survived this long with the police, just imagine how much better off we’d be without them.”

    Yep.

  84. #258 by Paul on October 9, 2011

    She will need God’s help and that of the “Three Blind Mice” to keep her job. But she will keep her job, after all it is Fullerton PD.
    How would you like to report a burglary and when the Fullerton PD comes to investigate, they steal more stuff. You complain, they can tell you to just add it to the insurance list of losses!
    What a PD, amazing!

  85. #259 by Hoover on October 9, 2011

    ExPat ExLawyer :
    You have got to be freaking kidding me with this GED slut or at best high school grad with Cs and Ds making $86k – and still “needing” to be a felonious thief.
    But frankly more fundamentally troubling is the fact that cops are making this kind of money. This is beyond absurd. My native state is broke, and yet they are paying out money like this for some scum bag young cop – and of course with the benefit package it’s well in excess of $100k. Get real; get rid of the unions.

    The exploitation of the taxpayers of Fullerton by the FPD union in cohoots with the corrupt city council who have handed over whatever they want in abusive excessive contracts, needs to be examined by a grand jury. The disability riders are a joke. The FPD need to be stripped of collective bargaining, these animals don’t deserve respect or the contracts they are extorting from the public.

  86. #260 by edie on October 9, 2011

    Paul :
    She will need God’s help and that of the “Three Blind Mice” to keep her job. But she will keep her job, after all it is Fullerton PD.
    How would you like to report a burglary and when the Fullerton PD comes to investigate, they steal more stuff. You complain, they can tell you to just add it to the insurance list of losses!
    What a PD, amazing!

    Paul wake up these. Most crimes unreported are cops who loot crime scenes, steal from the dead and share with the brass back at the FPD bunker. Same FPD bunker that did nothing while they watched in REAL TIME an extended live HD view of the Kelly Thomas execution.

  87. #261 by edie on October 9, 2011

    Paul :
    Re: Posting of a picture of the Fullerton officer who after 6 years on the force makes $86,000 per year + a huge benefit package:
    The picture should be posted. Everyone should know who she is as she signed the arrest warrant in Miami. If I am arrested for stealing an I-Pad, the newspapers and internet have every right to publish my mugshot.
    Police are NOT above the law. They FOLLOW the law and enforce the law and if they cannot do it without stealing, then they should be reprimanded, fined, demoted and picture published! Officer Goodbody seems to have his picture posted as the public information officer at $135,000 per year even though he is useless, at least he gets his picture posted. Officers Cicinelli and Ramos had their pictures in the newspaper! NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW!

    PAUL YOU ARE 100% CORRECT. We need to push for public disclosure of all the details, especially a photo of this thief. Paul, the FPD do what they want. They all know that they will be let of the hook and do it again.
    ANY COP CAUGHT BREAKING THE LAW SHOULD BE SUBJECT TO DOUBLE PUNISHMENT. AFTER ALL THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING. THEY’RE THE PILLARS OF EXAMPLE.

  88. #262 by edie on October 9, 2011

    Stealing some childs Ipad in an airport with TSA security. What does it tell us. These FPD animals are above the law and they know it.

  89. #263 by CHIKEN on October 9, 2011

    ???????????

    let ME pose this , question , ??????

    why did RON the cop THOMAS , call off the protest ? ? ? ?

    and , why did the people who GIVE A SHIT , listen ???

    HAS HE BEEN BOUGHT AND SOLD ?

    2 DOWN , 4 TO GO ,

    OCCUPY FULLERTON CITY HALL

    • #264 by Reality Is on October 9, 2011

      Chicken you know why. I said it many times earlier. Ron didn’t want the outside radical attention on this. He didn’t want the masks. He didn’t want the anti police activists jumping on the wagon. He didn’t want the political teams of Bushala using Kelly for future gain. It was clear that was all happening. He wanted justice and he doesn’t think all cops are bad. He got what he wanted. All that is left is trial and his millions. Everything has died down now. It’s quiet. The only noise is here among this political group. John & Ken idea is dead too. The Mexican activists are all over them. They don’t need more problems from this group. Sometimes reality is what reality is.

      • #265 by The Desert Rat on October 9, 2011

        He only got what he wanted because of Bushala.

        Fact.

        • #266 by Reality Is on October 9, 2011

          Won’t ever argue that. It took the combination of political motivation and revealing some facts to get things moving. Now it’s time to move on in some people’s eyes.

        • #267 by merijoe on October 9, 2011

          WTF? take your meds

      • #269 by Jt on October 10, 2011

        City Council meetings haven’t exactly been “quiet.”
        Nor will they be in the future.

      • #270 by Pat McMillion on October 10, 2011

        Wrong, lizard brain. John and Ken are coming to Fullerton and a million people are going to drive home listening to how incompetent and corrupt Blankhead, Jone and McMillion are.

        Hell, lets’ fire them up on getting rid of the little hemorrhoid Ed Royce.

  90. #271 by Kanani on October 9, 2011

    Kelly Mejia was placed on paid administrative leave. She was pleading NOT guilty to 3rd degree Grand Theft. She was due in court August 29. Does anyone know the outcome?

    • #272 by Anonymous on October 10, 2011

      She has a hearing date of 11/21/2011

      http://www2.miami-dadeclerk.com/cjis/CaseSearch.aspx

      F-11-011505 is the case number.

      • #273 by kanani on October 10, 2011

        Thank you! Maybe Joe S. can put the case number and link as a sticky over on the sidebar. Also, has anyone found a photo?

        • #274 by Anonymous on October 10, 2011

          You’re welcome. I dabbled a bit in looking for a photo but had to go to work.

    • #275 by Jt on October 10, 2011

      So she has been on paid vacation since this happened?

      By my calculations that means she has been paid around $35,800 so far for stealing that IPad.

      That’s enough to buy 45 or so IPads.
      .

      • #276 by Lonnie on October 10, 2011

        If that’s true, that’s insane! WTF is going on with our society?

        • #277 by Jt on October 10, 2011

          Powerful police unions.

          When I first heard that response a few months back, my gut instinct was, that’s just rich conservatives beating up on working people.

          But the more I looked at the evidence, the clearer it became. That answer is correct. There’s more to it than that, but the unions get laws passed that give the police virtual immunity from prosecution and make it next to impossible to touch their salary, benefits, pensions etc. NO MATTER WHAT.

          Meija is a good case in point. Being arrested looks bad for a cop, but the rules mandate she must be placed on leave WITH PAY. She’ll be paiid until the court finds her guilty and she has an administrative hearing etc. and then they decide to fire her. Which will probably be next year some time.

          By that time, she’ll have earned enough to buy a good 100 IPads I’m guessing.

    • #278 by Jt on October 10, 2011

      I’m eager to hear the “bag of chicken” defense.

  91. #279 by chiken on October 10, 2011

    PS ,,, THIS IS NOT ABOUT FUCKING RON THOMAS .

    THIS IS ABOUT , MURDER , CORRUPTION , EVIL , BRUTALIZING KELLYS SOUL , THIS IS ABOUT , OUR SOCIETY , IT IS NOT ABOUT RON THOMAS’ MILLION DOLLAR PAY OUT , OR COMMANDING SOME BULLSHIT IDEA OF KELLYS ARMY,

    THERE IS A ARMY THAT KELLY WAS IN , and it diddnt have his name on it,

    RIP KELLY

    OUT,

  92. #280 by Rooster on October 10, 2011

    Ladies and Gentlemen—–Listen To Chiken!! He knows his stuff!! And I am not related to him!! RIP Kelly

  93. #281 by mr. boo on October 10, 2011

    everybody who posts on this blog should read this. It’s funny but also kind of informative…
    http://www.cracked.com/article_17522_6-new-personality-disorders-caused-by-internet_p2.html

  94. #282 by Fullerton on October 11, 2011

    $89,000/year + generous pension + nice benefits + big overtime + excellent health care for a patrol officer in Fullerton.
    What about the rest of the murder cops and their gangs?
    People robbed banks but only Fullerton government employees robbing its people in modern society.

  95. #283 by Fullerton2 on December 14, 2011

    So much for advocating a just and fair system. Shouldn’t the system provide due diligence to all of America’s citizens (whether it be a police officer or not)? Yea it starts with you Fullerton Future. Fullertons Future talks the talk but rather seems to be propelling itself off of tragedy for political gain (now thats worst than corrupt cops and council members). That would mean innocent until proven guilty, not the Blogosphere’s catch 22 of advocating a fair system yet reporting “hang the bitch” articles. What I see here is a bunch of fake Faux News Tea Party people attacking unions. You people and the unions disgust me. Build the city up, don’t tear it down.

  96. #284 by Connie on December 25, 2011

    Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, a drunk guy and an honest cop walk into a bar. But the bartender only served the drunk. The other three are mythical figures.

  97. #285 by Tommy De La Rosa's Daughter on January 10, 2012

    You people make me sad. My father was killed trying to protect you! Doesn’t matter if he made 80k+ a year, He’s making nothing now! By the way, there are way more good cops than there are bad.

    • #286 by Joe Sipowicz on January 10, 2012

      What is it 49-51?

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