SAN BERNARDINO (CBS) — An LAPD sergeant facing burglary charges has been accused of stealing an expensive bike from a Highland home.
Sergeant Lucien Daigle was first arrested in October on suspicion of burglarizing an apartment in Mentone. Daigle was allegedly sprayed with pepper spray bear repellent by a woman coming home to the apartment, then crashed in Highland as he fled the scene, according to the San Bernardino Sun. The paper reports that items from the burglary were found inside his car and that deputies could smell the repellent on him.
Daigle was arrested on Jan. 24 in Highland on suspicion of another home break-in, while he was out of custody on his first case. Charges were filed against Daigle on Jan. 26. He was being held at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga on $250,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court on March 5.
Daigle was arrested on Cloverhill Drive, north of Base Line in Highland, after allegedly taking a mountain bike worth more than $950 from a Highland residence.
Daigle’s attorney told the Sun that he plans to resign from the Los Angeles Police Department.