CAPE MAY, N.J. (CBS) — An Ocean City police officer has been arrested for allegedly using a tracking device. The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office said 32-year-old Jacob Harris was arrested on Thursday and charged with stalking.
Prosecutors say the Lower Township Police Department were dispatched to a home on Wednesday for a report of a tracking device found on a vehicle.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Severe Storm, Flooding Threat Kicks Off Memorial Day Weekend
Investigators later connected the device to Harris, who is a police officer for the Ocean City Police Department.READ MORE: South Jersey Elementary School Provides Walkthrough Of Security Measures In Wake Of Texas School Shooting
Harris was arrested without incident and later released on a summons pending court proceedings. He has since been placed on administrative leave.
The Cape May Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standards Unit investigated the incident.MORE NEWS: Robert Atkins Charged In 1991 Cold Case Murder Of Joy Hibbs In Bucks County
Prosecutors say a person convicted of a fourth-degree crime such as stalking can face up to 18 months in prison.