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Michigan police officers steal marijuana from thief

By Mason White 11:14 AM November 19, 2013
David A. Pomeroy and Michael Notoriano 

By: Shifra Unger
(Scroll down for video) Two police officers were arrested and charged with armed robbery after stealing marijuana from a phone thief, according to court proceedings in Michigan.

The two police officers, one of Detroit and the other of St. Clair Shores, were arrested in connection with an armed robbery at a gas station in Detroit.

Detroit Police Sergeant David A. Pomeroy, 47, and St. Clair Shores Police Sergeant Michael Notoriano, are charged with 18 offenses arising from the incident.

Dwayne Weathington, 24, of Detroit, is accused of stealing a phone from the 16-year-old daughter of Notoriano, at a gas station.

“The 16-year-old was riding her bicycle with a friend when she was robbed,” the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office said.

After stealing the phone, Weathington fled from the scene.

After using a GPS tracking feature on the phone, Pomeroy and Notoriano tracked down and confronted three men, 26, 27 and 28, of Detroit.

“The two officers confronted the men at gunpoint,” prosecutors said.

Pomeroy took a gun and iPhone from the victim’s car while Notoriano took $300 and a bag of marijuana from the 28-year-old’s pocket.

Before releasing the 28 -year-old, Notoriano hit him in the face with a gun.

Pomeroy is accused of armed robbery, two counts of false imprisonment, robbery with a firearm, willful neglect of duty and two counts of failing to respect the law of illegal search and seizure.

Prosecutors charged Notoriano with theft, two counts of false imprisonment, two counts of felonious assault, two counts of ethnic intimidation, felony use of a firearm, willful neglect of duty and two counts of failing to respect the law of illegal search and seizure.