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Folsom police lieutenant arrested on suspicion of stalking and illegal eavesdropping

The Roseville Police Department arrested an officer of Folsom’s police force Wednesday on suspicion of stalking, electronic eavesdropping and illegally using monitoring equipment.

John Lewis, a Folsom Police Department lieutenant, is accused of stalking an adult who he knew personally, according to Roseville police.

“The Roseville Police Department and Folsom Police Department hold the public trust and confidence in police officers in the highest regard,” Roseville police said in a news release. “Criminal conduct allegations involving law enforcement officers are thoroughly investigated.”

Lewis, 45, was booked into Placer County Jail on $150,000 bail. He was working in Folsom’s Neighborhood Services Division and has been with the department for more than 13 years, according to his LinkedIn account. The account also says that Lewis was named Folsom’s officer of the year in 2008.

The Roseville Police Department said it would not be releasing any further information regarding the investigation.

Vincent Moleski covers business and breaking news for The Bee and is a graduate student in literature at Sacramento State. He was born and raised in Sacramento and previously wrote for the university’s student newspaper, the State Hornet.