- Jan 22, 2009
- Vermonter in Exile
OAKLAND — A United Parcel Service employee was charged Monday with stealing three guns from shipments, one of which was sold on the street for $300, police said.
Calvin Bailey, 22, of Oakland, was charged with three counts of grand theft and three counts of embezzlement, Assistant District Attorney Tom Rogers said.
Police said Bailey had admitted stealing the guns, two of which were recovered at his house.
Police said the most recent known theft was Wednesday. The other thefts happened in July and August. All were from the UPS facility on Pardee Avenue.
Authorities said UPS has a policy of screening employees with metal detectors as they leave. As Bailey was leaving the facility Wednesday morning, the detector indicated something in the area of his ankle.
Police said he fled before it could be determined what it was, but he returned to the facility Thursday and was detained for police.
A search of Bailey's residence was conducted Thursday. A semi-automatic pistol and a revolver he said were stolen from UPS shipments were recovered, police said. Police said that Bailey had admitted taking a semi-automatic pistol from the facility Wednesday and that he sold the pistol to someone on the street for $300.
No one at UPS with authority to speak about the case or Bailey's employment status could be reached for comment Monday.