Police officer arrested for lewdness with a minor

Molly Waldron

Police officer arrested for lewdness with a minor

CREATED May. 22, 2012

 Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A Las Vegas Metro police officer was arrested on Tuesday afternoon and charged with lewdness with a minor under 14.

Police said Garrett Vandereecken voluntarily surrendered and was booked at the Clark County Detention Center.

The details surrounding Vandereecken's alleged crime were not immediately released. Detectives from Metro's Juvenile Sexual Abuse Detail made the arrest.

Vandereecken, 43, has been a patrol officer with Metro for the past four years. 

"He has been relieved of duty without pay pending the outcome of both the criminal charges and the investigation, both of which remain ongoing," a Metro spokesperson said in a release.

Action News will continue to update this story as new information becomes available.