San Pedro Police charged one of their own yesterday based on accusations of theft. Twenty six year old Constable, Dean Perez, was arraigned on Tuesday in the San Pedro Magistrate’s Court for the crime of theft. He was given bail in the amount of $2,000 and ordered to return to court on December 5th of this year. The charge of theft was brought against PC Perez after San Pedro resident, Jose Hernandez, complained that the law enforcement officer stole cash and a cell phone from him with a combined value of $1,000 during an investigation at his home.
The San Pedro Sun Newspaper reports that during an investigation on October 5th, PC Perez allegedly swiped identification documents with $600 between them and a $400 cellular phone belonging to Hernandez. Following a complaint lodged by Hernandez, an investigation was carried out and PC Perez was positively identified during an ID parade, after which he was arrested and charged for theft. The Sun reports that PC Perez is also facing an internal police investigation and could end up before a police tribunal.
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