Carlsbad police officer arrested for burglary, stalking
A former Carlsbad police officer has been arrested on charges of residential burglary and stalking, according to a statement released by the Oceanside Police Department.
On Thursday, Carlsbad police told Oceanside police that a Carlsbad police officer had possibly committed a crime in Oceanside. Detectives from the Oceanside Police Department conducted a follow-up investigation and found that the suspect, Jeffry Edwards, had been stalking his ex-girlfriend and committed a residential burglary at her residence.
Last night, Oceanside Detectives took Edwards into custody without incident in San Clemente, Calif. He was charged with residential burglary and stalking and was booked into a detention facility.
According to a Facebook post from the Carlsbad Police Department, Edwards joined the Army at 19, was deployed to Iraq with the National Guard, and began his law enforcement career at the Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice.