An East Haven police detective was arrested Thursday in connection with charges stemming from a stolen motor vehicle, valued at thousands of dollars, state officials said.
Detective Robert Ranfone, 47, turned himself in to the Inspectors of the Connecticut Department on Thursday.
Ranfone was charged with tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, second-degree hindering prosecution and interfering with an officer.
Officials with the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles said the charges stem from 2009, when a Chevrolet Corvette, which is valued at more than $43,000, was stolen.
After learning about the arrest, Ranfone, who lives in East Haven, was suspended from the East Haven Police Department. The department said it is conducting an internal investigation on Ranfone, which will determine if he is reinstated.
Steven Tracey, 46, of East Haven, was also arrested in connection with this case. Tracey was charged with tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, second-degree hindering prosecution, interfering with an officer and first-degree larceny.
Ranfone and Tracey were released on $10,000 bonds and are expected to be arraigned at New Haven Superior Court on Oct. 17.
Police would not comment any further.
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