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Janitor arrested in pharmacy thefts

April 26, 2013

OROVILLE, CA — The Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force (BINTF) has arrested an Oroville Hospital janitor on suspicion that the man stole narcotics from Crystal Pharmacy, according to the ChicoER.

The investigation was a joint effort between the BINTF and the Oroville Police Department, with cooperation from hospital administration, and culminated in the arrest of janitor William Danial Harp, 42, the article stated.

According to the article, on Monday, pharmacy staff reported that thousands of narcotic prescription pills had been stolen from the pharmacy during the previous two weeks.

During the ensuing investigation, officers obtained video surveillance that reportedly identified the suspect as a janitor working for the hospital, the article noted.

The police then turned the investigation over to the narcotics division which worked closely with hospital staff for two days before making the arrest, the article added.

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