For Immediate Release - October 31, 2014

Sam Scherer Conviction

            Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe announced today that on October 29, 2014, Sam Scherer was sentenced in Orleans District Court after a jury returned a verdict of guilty on counts of Breaking & Entering a Building for a Felony, Breaking into a Depository, and Larceny Over $250.   

            Judge Thomas Kirkman sentenced Scherer to two-and-a-half years committed in the House of Corrections on the Breaking into a Depository charge.  Kirkman further sentenced Scherer to two years committed on the Breaking & Entering a Building for a Felony, concurrent with the Breaking into a Depository charge.  Kirkman sentenced Scherer to probation for five years on the Larceny Over $250 charge.  As conditions of his probation, Kirkman ordered Scherer to remain drug and alcohol free, with random screening, and to pay restitution.  

            The charges stem from a theft from a residence in Truro.  On April 17, 2013, Scherer, with the help of a co-conspirator, entered the residence by manipulating a locked garage door.  Scherer then used a saw to cut the hinges off a safe in the basement of the residence.  Once access was gained to the safe, Scherer and his co-conspirator stole approximately $35,000 as well as some jewelry.  

            The case was investigated by the Truro Police Department and the Bureau of Criminal Investigations of the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Department.

            The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Ben Vaneria.