The rise and fall of our latest Chief of Police is as much a story about Kevin Gleason as it is about our corrupt selectmen Earl Johnson and James Wettlaufer who created the environment that allowed a creature like Kevin P. Gleason to “thrive.” Gleason was nothing more than a puppet on strings operated by Johnson and others at will.
It was on a warm day in June of 2002 when I caught red-handed two teenagers, Timothy Kane and Scott Manski, throwing bricks through a window of a cottage on my property. After grabbing one of the juveniles with one hand, I called 911 with my other hand.
Gleason arrested the two vandals for breaking in and entering on the spot. As I never heard anything from the courts and did not believe Gleason‘s claim that this was not unusual as the matter was probably thrown out, I complained at the DA‘s office. An investigation performed by assistant district attorney Richard B. Morse revealed that Gleason never filed any papers or my report with the courts. This first personal experience put Gleason on my radar.
Stacey Quinones v. Town of Holland Police Department, Chief Kevin Gleason, Ray Morehouse and Earl Johnson.
The state police investigated Gleason for larceny after confiscated drugs disappeared from the evidence locker. He refused to take a lie-detector test. Some of Gleason‘s fingerprints were inside the bag containing the drugs. Countless allegations against Gleason have been made in the comments of this blog. Some of the allegations so warped that nobody could make them up.
Gleason is notorious for having problems to manage his financial affairs and filed for personal bankruptcy despite the fact that the unassuming taxpayer pays for his personal belongings he loses when not even on duty. Gleason is wearing $300 NIKE designer glasses in the picture shown on the left paid for by the taxpayer. He lost the first set of glasses while off-duty and charged the set he is wearing in the picture to the town. He bragged about it to one of his dating victims.
Gleason is living a dissolute life. He has profiles on different dating pages and changes frequently his user identities. Click here to see a profile he had on match.com and click here to see another example he had on plentyoffish.com.
According to a comment on this blog, Gleason defecated into the hope chest of his first wife and the mother of two of his children when he left her for good. He later allegedly bragged about it at a party of a known rapist.
It was March 13, 2008 when I posted a piece with the title Police Chief of Holland, Kevin Gleason, arrested for OUI, (Operating under the influence of alcohol). My webpage was not interactive at that time and only a few people took notice. Febrary 14, 2009 was the date the Holland Blog was online for the first time. I since posted the following pieces featuring Gleason:
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Just days after the Holland Blog went online, Gleason's past caught up with him causing him to suffer anxiety attacks and forcing him to seek medical attention in an emergency room of a nearby hospital. The constant pressure by posts on this blog and devastating comments which revealed the true character of Kevin Gleason, led him to seek a way out by applying for employment in Florida. However, the PD seeking employees goggled Gleason‘s name and learned about Gleason‘s online presence on this blog and other web sites giving testimony of his shady past. Needless to say that Fort- Lauderdale PD has “somewhat higher” requirements to be hired as a police officer than Holland and he did not even qualify for a police officer of the lowest rank. A lie-detector test is also required and Gleason usually refuses to take them.
He allegedly tried hard to find a way out of Holland but ended up with two mini-strokes and was seeking medical attention again. He allegedly is trying to go on disability as a last resort. Earl Johnson could probably give his buddy Gleason advice how to do that. Controlling the ultimate power of a community, the top law-enforcing officer, puts one really “in control.” Earl Johnson will reluctantly give up that control. However, I‘m sure he will find another corrupt looser he can manipulate and control at the expense of the community.
We may never know how deep the corruption reached that will form the legacy of Gleason and his two promoters Wettlaufer and Johnson.
The moral bankruptcy of our town government claimed its first victim in Gleason, the next targeted individual by the Holland Blog is Gleason‘s buddy Earl Johnson.
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