CH - Volunteer firefighter from Cañete denounced Carabineros for using and crashing a luxury car seized for a fine

CH – Volunteer firefighter from Cañete denounced Carabineros for using and crashing a luxury car seized for a fine

Volunteer firefighter from Cañete denounced Carabineros
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A volunteer firefighter of the commune of Cañete, BíoBío Region in Chilidenounced carabinieri allegedly for having used and then crashed his car, which had been confiscated in the pen.

The vehicle would have been withdrawn from circulation because the expired papers had expired. However, after paying the corresponding fine, the affected person realized that his luxury car would have been used, and also crashed. Because of this, there is currently an internal investigation at the institution.

Volunteer firefighter from Cañete denounced Carabineros

The event would have taken place around 11:00 p.m. on April 10 of this year. Yerko Carillo, a Cañete firefighter, received a call for an emergency in the commune. According to his story, he borrowed his personal vehicle from his brother-in-law: Mercedes C180 year 2014, in order to get to the scene quickly.

As he passed through the center of the commune, he was controlled by Carabineros personnel, who realized that he had not paid for the circulation permit and the license plate of the car, which led to the seizure of the vehicle and the summons to the Local Police Court.

The fine imposed for an amount of 120,000 pesos was appealed and canceled, leading to the removal of the vehicle on April 26.

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However, when he went to pick up the vehicle at the Carabineros corral in the Pumahue property of the aforementioned commune, he realized that the car had been hit. Thus, the accident was evidenced by various damages to the front end, radiator, scratched paint, and patches of mud on the driver’s seat.

These damages were valued at no less than 7 million pesos in a car that theoretically had been left in police custody and should not be used by third parties.

The officer of the Third Police Station of Cañete, who in conversation with the police officers of the compound, advised that the 7 uniformed officers in charge of the corralón commit to pay for the damages. Conversation that was recorded on audio.

demand justice

However, after three more weeks with the Mercedes Benz in the corralón without the arrangements being made. The Firefighter filed a complaint with the Local Police Court and filed a claim with the Prefecture of Arauco. It is worth mentioning that according to him, he did not exist on the same record of the matter.


Carrillo admits that the fine was well served, but the illegal use of the vehicle or the damage caused to it does not correspond, something for which he demands justice.

The Radio maintained contact with Carabineros de Chile to obtain information regarding the case, where they indicate that “indeed there is a complaint in this regard, which was accepted, notifying the Local Police Court and, in parallel, an investigative process was initiated still in process in order to establish responsibilities”.

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