San Pedro Police Officer Dean Perez charged for theft

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

A police officer attached to the San Pedro Police Formation has been criminally charged and is expected to face a police tribunal for the crime of “theft.” 26-year-old Police Constable (PC) Dean Perez, originally from Belize City, has been accused of stealing cash and a cell phone from a San Pedro Town resident while carrying out an investigation.

Dean Perez
According to the Deputy Officer in Charge of the San Pedro Police Formation Inspector Henry Jemott, the charge on Perez stems from an incident that occurred on October 5th. According to San Pedro Police, Perez visited the residence of San Pedro Town resident Jose Hernandez, who was investigating and inquiring about his identity. Inspector Jemott said that when Hernandez was in the process of providing his documents, Perez allegedly took his identification cards which had $600 between them. In addition, Hernandez also claims that PC Perez also took away his cell phone valued at $400.
According to San Pedro Police, following an intensive investigation, an Identification Parade was conducted where PC Perez was positively identified. On Tuesday October 28th, Perez was formally arrested and charged for the crime of “theft”
Perez has since been arranged before the San Pedro Magistrate Court where he was offered and met bail in the sum of $2000. He has been ordered to keep away from the complainant and is scheduled to reappear in court on December 5th.
Inspector Jemott said beside the criminal investigation, PC Perez will also face an internal investigation and will be taken before a police tribunal on similar charges.
PC Perez, who has recently been transferred to San Pedro Town, has been placed on interdiction on half salary.

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