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Cst. Charanjit Meharu, a police officer in Calgary speaks half a dozen languages, a boon to policing in multi-ethnic districts. (MIKE DREW/QMI Agency)

Woman Accidentally Confesses Crime.

By QMI Agency

CALGARY — It had all the makings of a perfect crime.

The culprits hid their valuables, from jewelry to electronics, smashed windows and even made faux bad-guy footprints before calling police.

Unfortunately, for those who hoped to foil authorities, Const. Charanjit Meharu was among those to arrive at the alleged break-and-enter scene.

When the purported victim, who was hysterical and saying she had lost everything and had a list of what was missing for cops, took a call from her father in Quebec telling him what happened in French, the carefully crafted ploy unraveled.

“She was telling him she and her boyfriend made up the story to make an insurance claim,” Meharu says.

“By the end, I had about 10 pages of notes and I said, ‘Merci beaucoup.’

“She didn’t expect a brown guy to speak French.”

That woman was charged with mischief.

French is just one of seven languages the 37-year-old constable speaks — along with English, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Arabic and Gujarati.

( Full Story via CNEWS)

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Officer Wesley Lamb

Officer Wesley Lamb (photo: WLBZ2)

FORT WORTH, Tex. (NBC) — A Texas police officer was arrested Wednesday after he was caught with marijuana while on duty.

Officer Wesley Lamb faces charges of drug possession and tampering with evidence.

Police said the investigation was the result of a tip from an unidentified person who reported witnessing Lamb smoke marijuana in uniform, in his patrol car, while on duty.

Undercover officers assigned to a special internal affairs investigative unit then set up a sting operation.

An undercover officer posed as a citizen who wanted to turn in 86 grams of marijuana that he found to police.

Lamb did not report the incident or bring the drugs to the property room, police said.

Fort-Worth, Texas

Fort-Worth, Texas (Photo: Dallas Observer )

Instead, investigators followed Lamb to his house where he moved the marijuana to his personal vehicle.

Investigators later executed a search warrant on his car and house and recovered the drugs.

Lamb is free on $7,500 bond.

Police Chief Jeff Halstead announced the charge and resignation of Officer Lamb at a Wednesday news conference.

Halstead also said he’ll reorganize the department to increase field supervision of officers.

“I’m ashamed,” said police chief Jeffrey Halstead. “This will not be tolerated.”

[Re-Print: Source: NBC / WLBZ2]