A former California Highway Patrol officer has been arrested on suspicion of of receiving stolen goods.
El Dorado County detectives have spent the past few weeks investigating numerous burglaries where firearms have been stolen. The investigation led them to obtaining a warrant for a residence at 4500 Wendsan Lane in Placerville.
At 7 a.m. on Sept. 26, sheriff’s detectives served the search warrant. They contacted former CHP Officer Michael Rupley, whom they allegedly found to be in possession of stolen firearms.
He was subsequently arrested and booked into El Dorado County Jail.
Rupley wrote a CHP column for the Mountain Democrat when he worked in the Placerville CHP office.