New Mexico Lieutenant Charged With Larceny at Vehicle Extrication

A lieutenant from Clovis, New Mexico has been charged with larceny for allegedly taking items from a vehicle at the scene of an accident.

Lt. Christopher Elam, 32, is accused of taking three bottles from a vehicle involved in an accident earlier this month. One of the bottles was an alcoholic beverage, one was a non-alcoholic beverage, and one was seasoning.

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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