Cops: Man arrested after taking officer’s car keys

07/05/2012 2:24 PM |

A Nassau County resident was arrested Monday night after stealing a police officer’s car keys, Southold Town Police said.

Police said one officer was unable to locate his car keys hours after transporting an intoxicated Joseph P. Ricketts, 48, of Franklin Square, to his Laurel residence on Bray Avenue. Mr. Ricketts was arrested after an interview with him revealed that he had allegedly taken the officer’s personal car keys from a police bag and had them on his person, police said.