Long Beach city workers charged after allegedly stealing road signs for scrap metal

Two Long Beach city employees are accused of stealing road signs from the city’s sign shop and selling them as scrap metal. Police say Thomas

Police say Thomas O’Brien, 26, allegedly sold more than 300 pounds of the city’s aluminum signs. Ivan Maxwell, 28, is accused of aiding O’Brien in the scheme. Both Long Beach men were arrested this week.

Police say Thomas O’Brien, 26, allegedly sold more than 300 pounds of the city’s aluminum signs. Ivan Maxwell, 28, is accused of aiding O’Brien in the scheme. Both Long Beach men were arrested this week. (1/15/14)

LONG BEACH - Two Long Beach city employees are accused of stealing road signs from the city’s sign shop and selling them as scrap metal.

Police say Thomas O’Brien, 26, allegedly sold more than 300 pounds of the city’s aluminum signs. Ivan Maxwell, 28, is accused of aiding O’Brien in the scheme. Both Long Beach men were arrested this week.

Officials say the two worked at the city’s sign shop and were in charge of installing road signs throughout the city. Authorities say they took signs to a local scrap yard for cash and were paid $171 in total.

The men are accused of using a city truck while they were on the clock and were charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

They will appear in Long Beach City Court on Jan. 31.
 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Nassau Police are investigating a multi-vehicle accident that 1 Police: 1 person killed in multi-vehicle LIE accident
Long Islander Stefan Hespeler raises awareness about veteran 2 12 Making a Difference: Mission 22
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday 3 NY AG, Education Dept. reaffirm support for transgender students
The state lists it as an inactive hazardous 4 DEC declares Hicksville property a Class 2 Superfund site
The department told News 12 that it is 5 Nassau PD not assisting gov't with undocumented immigrant arrests

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE