Orleans judge sentences Wellfleet man to 2 1/2 years for residential safe break

Jury finds Sam Scherer guilty of breaking into a Truro home in 2013

An Orleans District Court judge sentenced a Wellfleet man to 2 1/2 years in jail Wednesday after a jury found him guilty of breaking into a Truro home in 2013. The Cape & Islands District Attorney's Office announced Thursday that 28-year-old Sam Scherer of Pine Point Road was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in the house of correction for breaking into a depository.  

Judge Thomas Kirkman also sentenced Scherer to two years for breaking and entering a building for a felony, concurrent with the depository sentence. On a third charge of larceny over $250, Scherer was sentenced to 5 years probation, during which time he must remain drug and alcohol free and pay restitution, the DA's Office said.

On April 17, 2013, Scherer and an accomplice broke into a Truro home by manipulating a garage door lock. Scherer reportedly sawed the hinges off a safe in the basement of the home and stole $35,000 in cash and jewelry, according to the DA's Office.

The case was investigated by Truro police with the assistance of the Barnstable County Sheriff's Crime Scene Investigation Unit. The case was prosecuted by ADA Ben Vaneria.

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