Thursday, May 3, 2018

4 Peel cops charged following theft of ‘Scarface’ statue

Sgt. Manuel Pinheiro, along with Consts. Richard Rerrie, Damian Savino and Mihai Muresan leaving a storage facility with a large object.
Four Peel Regional Police are facing charges following an investigation that began after charges were stayed against an accused drug dealer, who says police stole items during a search of his storage locker. Lowell Somerville said police stole items, including a statue of fictional character Tony Montana from the movie Scarface, cash and various items of jewelry.

Peel police said Sgt. Manuel Pinheiro and Consts. Richard Rerrie, Damian Savino and Mihai Muresan were each charged with a count of theft under $5,000, obstructing police and two counts of perjury.
In their initial testimony, all four said nothing had been taken from the storage unit. Surveillance footage from the storage facility shows one of cops leaving with a large object after going in empty-handed. All the cops are suspended with pay and are to appear in court on June 4th.