...Parsons once had a relationship with the woman and was apparently trying to win her back...
COSTA MESA POLICE OFFICER ACCUSED OF TRACKING WOMAN WITH GPS DEVICE
By Larry Welborn
April 24, 2010 12:00 a.m.
WESTMINSTERA Costa Mesa police officer was charged Thursday with hiding a GPS device in a woman's car. Aaron Paul Parsons, 30, of Costa Mesa could be sentenced to a maximum of six months in jail if convicted of misdemeanor unlawful use of an electronic tracking device. He is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday at the West Justice Center in Westminster. Parsons is accused of hiding the GPS device in the 32-year-old woman's car on March 18 and using it to meet her without notice, according to a news release from the Orange County District Attorney's Office. After several such run-ins, the woman became suspicious and checked her car, according to prosecutors. She found the GPS device, which belonged to the Costa Mesa Police Department, and reported it to authorities. Parsons once had a relationship with the woman and was apparently trying to win her back, said district attorney spokeswoman Farrah Emami. [LINK]
OFFICER ACCUSED OF HIDING GPS DEVICE IN WOMAN'S CAR
Los Angeles Times
Robert J. Lopez
April 22, 2010
A Costa Mesa police officer was charged Thursday with hiding a GPS tracking system in a woman's car so he could follow her around, authorities said. Aaron Paul Parsons, 30, of Costa Mesa was charged with one misdemeanor count of unlawful use of an electronic tracking device, the Orange County district attorney's office said. Parsons hid the GPS device in the woman's vehicle March 18, prosecutors said. He allegedly tracked her and would show up different places at the same time as the 32-year-old woman, whose name was not released. After several encounters with Parsons, the woman became suspicious and checked her vehicle, prosecutors said. She found the GPS device, which belonged to the Costa Mesa Police Department, and reported the incident to authorities. If convicted, Parsons faces up to six months in jail. He is scheduled to be arraigned April 28 at the Westminster courthouse. [LINK]
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