Barrington police officer pleads guilty to cyberstalking, resigns

Joseph Andreozzi

A Barrington police sergeant accused of harassing his ex-wife pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of domestic cyberstalking and obstruction of justice.

Sgt. Joseph Andreozzi was given a two-year suspended sentence and two years of probation. He was also ordered to go to domestic violence counseling.

As part of the plea agreement, Andreozzi agreed to resign from the Barrington Police Department.

Andreozzi's ex-wife claimed he threatened her over the phone and by text message. Authorities said Andreozzi used a computer program to remotely delete the text messages from his phone after it was seized by officers investigating the alleged cyberstalking.

Andreozzi's retrial was supposed to begin this week, but that was avoided with today's plea.