Veteran Glocester police officer remains on unpaid suspension following Johnston arrest


A veteran Glocester police officer remains suspended without pay following his December arrest in Johnston.

Around 11:30 p.m., Dec. 6, Johnston Police officers responded to a single family residence for a report of an altercation between a male and a female, according to Johnston Police Chief Joseph P. Razza.

“Upon their initial investigation and interviewing the victim, the suspect was identified as David Hebert,” Razza wrote in an emailed response.

Hebert, 54, of Dayville, Connecticut, has been a patrolman in Glocester for 22 years, according to Glocester Police Chief Joseph DelPrete.

Hebert will remain suspended without pay, “pending the adjudication of the criminal charges by Johnston Police and any department issues that may come about resulting from his behavior in Johnston,” DelPrete said Tuesday.

According to Johnston Police, the victim in the case told responding officers that Hebert illegally entered a garage that is attached to the residence and as a result, an argument ensued.

“During the argument, the suspect vandalized property belonging to the victim and the victim also indicated that they were assaulted,” Razza said. “As a result of the on-scene investigation, it was also determined that an additional individual was assaulted and based on probable cause, the suspect was arrested and charged.”

Hebert faces multiple criminal offenses, including a felony charge of Domestic Breaking and Entering without Consent, and misdemeanor charges of Domestic Simple Assault & Battery, Domestic Disorderly Conduct, Domestic Vandalism/Malicious Injury to Property and Simple Assault or Battery.

Hebert was arraigned Dec. 7 at Third District Court and released on $5,000 with personal recognizance and a No Contact Order was issued.  His next court date is Feb. 28 at Third District Court.

“I’m not releasing the report at this time as the matter has not been adjudicated,” Razza said.


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