County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Thomas Bryan of the Edison Police
Department said today that an Edison police officer was arrested and charged
with computer theft and stalking.
Pappas, 43, an Edison Police Officer from Edison, has been charged with computer
theft/criminal activity in the second degree and stalking in the fourth degree.
was previously charged on March 20, 2018 with criminal mischief, a disorderly person’s
offense, for slashing a tire on his ex-girlfriend’s car in New Brunswick, while
he was on duty with the Edison Police Department.
further investigation by the Edison Police Department, it was determined that
Officer Paul Pappas, from August 2017 through March 2018, had been making
unauthorized full disclosure inquiries into the
New Jersey Criminal Justice Information System and using that
information to stalk his ex-girlfriend.
turned himself into authorities at the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office today.
He was charged on a summons and released pending his initial court appearance
on May 4, 2018.
is currently suspended from the Edison Police Department without pay, as a
result of the criminal charges brought against him.
investigation was conducted by the Edison Police Department’s Internal Affairs
Unit in conjunction with the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
investigation is active and continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call
Sergeant Theodore Hamer of the Edison Police Department at (732) 248-7400, or Detective Nicholas Chiorello of
the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732)745- 3848.
is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Pappas are merely
accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.