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#497425 - 10/30/14 11:08 AM Police Officer Dean Perez charged for theft
Marty Online   happy

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.

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.

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. PC Perez, who has recently been transferred to San Pedro Town, has been placed on interdiction on half salary.

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#497435 - 10/30/14 01:39 PM Re: Police Officer Dean Perez charged for theft [Re: Marty]
mawags Offline
So, he still has a job?????? Very strange, I would not want him on my Police Force!

#497436 - 10/30/14 01:53 PM Re: Police Officer Dean Perez charged for theft [Re: mawags]
Diane Campbell Offline
Originally Posted By: mawags
So, he still has a job?????? Very strange, I would not want him on my Police Force!

He's been charged, not convicted. He'll have his day in court and then he'll either have a job or not.

This is not a strange or unusual application of the law, even men holding the position of POTUS have been assumed guilty and kept the job.

The necessity of proving guilt in court makes it less likely that accusations will be falsely made. Even so, some people charged with crimes are innocent of them.
If it's only necessary to accuse in order to ruin somebody's life, we're all in big trouble.

With our social media world making slander easy, and ruination of others a hobby - well, I'm glad to see that in some arenas you still get to go to court.

#497444 - 10/30/14 02:41 PM Re: Police Officer Dean Perez charged for theft [Re: Diane Campbell]
mawags Offline
Very True Diane, hadn't thought of it that way.

Edited by mawags (10/30/14 02:42 PM)

#497446 - 10/30/14 04:37 PM Re: Police Officer Dean Perez charged for theft [Re: mawags]
Diane Campbell Offline
Originally Posted By: mawags
Very True Diane, hadn't thought of it that way.


#497476 - 10/31/14 12:59 PM Re: Police Officer Dean Perez charged for theft [Re: Marty]
Inplub Offline
You are 100% right Diane.

Will he get his pay back if he is Not Guilty?

Edited by Inplub (10/31/14 01:01 PM)

#497481 - 10/31/14 05:10 PM Re: Police Officer Dean Perez charged for theft [Re: Marty]
Marty Online   happy
Yet another San Pedro cop busted; this time for theft

Another policeman has been arrested and charged by the San Pedro police – for theft; the cop’s comrades took him to court like a common thief.

Police Constable Dean Perez was taken before the San Pedro Magistrate’s Court yesterday, where he appeared in front of Magistrate Sherigne Rodriguez on a charge of theft. He was arraigned, after which he was granted bail of $2,000 and ordered to return to court on Friday, December 5, and was ordered to stay away from, and not to interfere with, the complainant.

Police claim that on Sunday morning, October, 5, PC Perez stole $600 and a cellphone valued at $400 from the home of a man, Jose Hernandez, in San Pedro, where he had gone to conduct an investigation.

Inspector Henry Jemott, Deputy Commander of San Pedro police, reported that PC Perez went to Hernandez’s home to conduct an interview to confirm Hernandez’s identity. When Hernandez gave Perez the identification documents that were in his wallet, the constable took the wallet, which also contained $600 cash.

In addition, the constable took Hernandez’s cellphone and left the house.

Hernandez then went to the police station, where he made the report.

Inspector Jemott said that after they received the report, an intense investigation was carried out, during which an identification parade was conducted, and Perez was positively identified.

The file was sent to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, and on Tuesday, October, 28, Constable Perez was arrested and charged.

After the constable was released by the court on bail, he was put on interdiction and suspended from duties as an officer. He will be receiving half of his salary.

Inspector Jemott said that beside the criminal charges brought against him, Perez will also be taken before a police court known as a police tribunal, on these charges and for breaches of a police officer’s conduct.

The police tribunal is empowered to discharge Perez from the Police Department.

Since July 14, two other lawmen from San Pedro have been arrested and charged criminally, with extortion. They are Constable Elvin Nah and Constable Oscar Ramirez.

On Wednesday, July 24, PC Elvin Nah was arrested and charged with extortion. He was taken to the San Pedro Magistrate’s Court, where he was released on bail of $3,000 and placed on interdiction with half -pay.

Police said that Nah arrested a man who was found to be in possession of drugs, and he proposed that the man pay him $400, and in exchange he would not charge him with the offense. The man reported that he paid the policeman eight $50 notes and he was released without charges.

On Tuesday, October 14, Constable Oscar Ramirez was arrested and charged with extortion and was taken to the San Pedro Magistrate’s Court, where he was arraigned, after which he was offered bail of $2,000, which he met.

He was then interdicted from duty with half salary, until he was also dealt with by a police tribunal for breaches of conduct as a police officer.

Police reports are that on that day, a woman was detained on traffic offences. When her son went to the station to see what was happening, the policeman (Ramirez) demanded $1,000 to release her without charges.

The policeman was paid $600, and the woman was released from custody.

Inspector Jemott said that an investigation was carried out and Ramirez was arrested and charged.


#497511 - 11/01/14 04:33 PM Re: Police Officer Dean Perez charged for theft [Re: Marty]
Diane Campbell Offline
Sounds like some housecleaning is going on at the Police station and that is good. Now lets see who's telling the truth.

#506205 - 07/28/15 10:47 AM Re: Police Officer Dean Perez charged for theft [Re: Marty]
Marty Online   happy

Cop Gets Three Months

29 year-old Police Constable Dean Perez, who was convicted of stealing from a San Pedro man while conducting official police business, will spend 3 months in jail. That's the sentence that the Chief Magistrate, Ann Marie Smith, handed him.

Before she decided on the sentence she heard pleas for mitigation from Perez and his attorney, Leeroy Banner. Perez expressed remorse for what he did and he conveyed his apology to the victim, Jose Hernandez. While announcing the sentence she had arrived at, the Chief Magistrate remarked that she has to send a message to the society that police officers should not use their uniforms to take advantage of people in the public who they serve. With that pronouncement, she handed him 3 months imprisonment.

The incident occurred on October 5, 2014 in San Pedro town. According to the evidence, Perez, accompanied by a special constable, went to Hernandez's apartment to detain him on the strength of a commitment warrant for child maintenance. Perez then stole Hernandez's cellular phone and $600 dollars in cash. Perez has been a police officer for 9 years.

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