OR detective stops for coffee, makes arrest
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) -- A Springfield, Ore., police detective who ducked into a coffee shop for, well, a cup of coffee, ended up making an arrest in a robbery at another coffee stand.
Detective George Crolly spotted a man Tuesday who looked a lot like a security camera photo of a robber who held up a Dutch Bros. coffee outlet on Dec. 7.
Crolly approached the man when he left the shop and asked him to come to the police station. The man declined to ride with the detective, but said he'd grab a bus and meet him there.
The Register-Guard reports that's exactly what happened. A police report says the man told Crolly he committed the robbery.
The newspaper says Joshua Alan Webb was given a citation to appear in court on a third-degree robbery count and was released.
Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com