Peter 'Skitzo' Hewat
|An associate of notorious Hells Angels bikie Peter "Skitzo" Hewat is being investigated over the shooting of a police facility in Melbourne. About seven shots were fired at the Victoria Police impound lot.|
A tow truck belonging to a company owned by Hewat – who is currently in jail – was impounded beforehand. It was seized after the driver was pulled over by police and tested positive for methamphetamine. The anti-bikie taskforce raided Hewat's company, 888 Towing. Two associates were arrested and three stolen cars were seized.
|Hewat was sentenced to 12 months' prison in March after he pleaded guilty to dealing in $250,000 worth of stolen truck parts. The court noted the sergeant-at-arms had been committing crimes for more than 40 years.|
One of his more infamous convictions was for assaulting a kind-hearted grandmother who had taken in Hewat's lost shih-tzu terrier. The woman had put out posters of the dog after she found it near Hewat's Craigieburn home in 2013. When Hewat claimed ownership, she demanded proof before she handed the dog over. Hewat forced his way through her front door and punched her when she blocked his way.
|In September 2015 a former employee of Hewat falsely confessed to stealing a vehicle because he was afraid of the Hells Angels boss. He claimed to owe $10,000 to Hewat and was terrified he would be shot if he didn’t make the false confession.|