Police officer accused of stealing guns

LONG BEACH - A Long Beach police officer accused of stealing department firearms was charged with more than a dozen counts on Monday.Damian Ramos, 32, is charged with four counts each of grand theft of personal property, grand theft firearm and embezzlement by a police officer. He is additionally charged with one count of possession of an assault weapon. Ramos, who pleaded not guilty, allegedly took four firearms that were to be booked as property. One firearm was recovered but three remain missing, prosecutors said. Bail for Ramos was recommended at $260,000.

********** Published: August 12, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 17