“I want to pull people over and go on bank robberies,” the
19-year-old told police
By Kaitlyn Alanis
The Wichita Eagle
LOGAN COUNTY, Okla. — Jared Joslin
“really wanted to be in law enforcement,” the Logan County, Oklahoma, Sheriff
“I want to pull people over and go on
bank robberies,” the 19-year-old told police, according to News9.
he went about it all wrong, KOCO reported — and got himself arrested by the
cops he wanted to be like.
Joslin is accused of stealing
“several” police radios, hand-held devices, a deputy jacket and other
“police-related items” from the Logan County Sheriff’s Office within the last
year, KOCO reported.
He was able to steal one of the
radios by smashing a deputy’s car window, KFOR reported.
“He has an obsession with law
enforcement and what we do and once they get to that point of stealing
equipment and the things that he had, it’s kind of concerning,” Logan County
Sheriff Damon Devereaux told News9.
Once the Guthrie, Oklahoma, man stole
the radios, he used his cellphone and laptop to send an email to the Department
of Public Safety, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by KOCO. In the
email, he pretended to be the Guthrie fire chief and requested that the stolen
radios be activated.
He got access into the city’s GeoSafe
system, investigators told News9, and was able to view “officer location
information and other sensitive content.”
“This particular breach was
disturbing to us,” Sgt. Gibbs told the TV station in a video interview. “It
seemed, not easy, but possible for somebody to gain access to this system.”
In a statement to News9, GeoSafe said
the support staff member who responded to Joslin’s email “did not follow our
standard protocol to verify the authenticity of the password reset request.”
“This allowed the person to gain
access to the account,” the statement said. “Once we became aware of the
breach, we immediately locked out the account and notified the Guthrie Fire
Department. The breach only affected their agency and not any other agencies.”
Police then went to serve an arrest
warrant at Joslin’s home on Sept. 7, KOCO reported.
When police arrived, they heard a
loud emergency service radio coming from a cabinet, the station reported. The
radio was hooked up to a large speaker.
“It’s scary,” Deveraux told KFOR.
Joslin was arrested on suspicion of
violating the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act, concealing stolen property and
using a radio to commit a felony, KFOR reported.