[b]Just thought I would spread a bit of good cheer and remind everyone of these 2 assclowns[/b]
By [url=http://www.palmbeachpost.com/services/staff/cynthia-roldan-21462.html]Cynthia Roldan[/url] Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Updated: 8:48 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010
Posted: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010
Timothy Pike WEST PALM BEACH — The police department opened an internal investigation and placed two of its officers on administrative duty Thursday after they were arrested and charged with vandalizing two cars in a Jupiter parking garage during a drunken night on the town.
In a terse prepared statement, Police Chief Delsa Bush said the department "takes this situation seriously and will immediately begin an internal investigation."
Bush did not elaborate on the incident or on the officers - Christopher Clark and Timothy Pike - themselves.
The two were released Thursday morning on their own recognizance, and ordered by Judge Ted S. Booras that they have no possession of or contact with alcohol.
The two were arrested after Jupiter police received a call around 2:30 a.m. Thursday from witnesses who suspected cars were being burglarized in the parking garage at 1140 Edna Hibel Drive, according to police spokesman Sgt. Scott Pascarella.
When police arrived, they found Pike and Clark standing between a 2007 Mitsubishi Galant and a 2010 Toyota Tundra that had scratches and mirrors ripped off. One vehicle had the gas door torn off, police say.
They were discovered by the owner of the Toyota, Michael Stuve, as he was leaving work. When Stuve asked them what they were doing, Clark told Stuve the truck was his. Stuve immediately called for help to the owner of the Galant, Stephen Murphy, who was also leaving work.
When Murphy returned with police, they found mirrors, and other pieces and parts of the cars on the floor of the garage, totaling more than $1,000 in damage, according to the police report.
It was only after the two were arrested that police learned that both Clark, 26, and Pike, 30, are West Palm Beach police officers, Pascarella said.
During the alleged vandalism, Pike somehow cut himself, leaving his blood on the window of the Galant. When police asked Pike how the cut happened, he said he had "no knowledge of that," according to the report. While in court on Thursday morning, Pike was wearing a bandage on his left elbow.
Both Pike and Clark told the judge that they were hiring private lawyers.
[i]Staff writer Sonja Isger contributed to this story.[/i]