Shocking! Northeast Fire Official Allegedly Driving a Stolen Car

Robert Manuel photographed Saturday, moments before his arrest.
Robert Manuel photographed Saturday, moments before his arrest.
Pine Lawn police on Saturday arrested the assistant chief of the embattled Northeast Ambulance and Fire Protection District on suspicion of driving a stolen car.

The Post-Dispatch reports this morning that assistant chief Robert Manuel was pulled over around 9:30 on February 13 for expired registration on his 1995 Ford Crown Vic.

Turns out the car was reported stolen three years ago.

But that's not all...

The Post-Dispatch also reports that Manuel:
  • lacked proof of insurance
  • was and was driving with a suspended license
  • had a fraudulent Missouri license plate on the vehicle.
Last fall Manuel faced a demotion within the department for undisclosed "disciplinary charges." He escaped losing his title when the two-person board split on whether or not Manuel should be demoted.

Read more coverage of the Northeast Fire District here.

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