POLICE OPERATIONS

Members of the security forces conducted joint operations on Friday 23rd May 2008 in the Mc Knight, Soho Village, Buckley’s Site, St. Johnson Village, Newtown, Frigate Bay, South East Peninsula, New Road Project, Monkey Hill, Stapleton and Boyd’s Village area and a total of 86 persons were stopped and searched for illegal drugs, arms and ammunition along with a number of vehicles. As a result of the operations, Natasha Jarvis of Upper Market was arrested and charged with the offence of possession of cannabis after she was stopped and searched and a quantity of marijuana was found in her possession.

Police on Nevis conducted operations on Saturday 24th May 2008 and a number of persons were stopped and searched at the Charlestown Pier for illegal drugs, arms and ammunition and a quantity of marijuana was found on Akeem Hicks of Sandy Point and as a result of the find, he was arrested and charged with the offence of possession of cannabis.

COURT CONVICTIONS

Herbert Bailey of Newton Ground appeared before the District ‘B’ Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday 27th May 2008 to answer a charge of careless driving.  He was convicted and fined $700.00 to be paid in three months or serve three months in prison.

Collin Williams also of Newton Ground Village, appeared before the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday 27th May 2008 to answer the charges of driving without due care and attention, leaving the scene of an accident and for failing to report an accident. He was convicted on all three counts and ordered to pay $850.00 in three months or serve three months in prison for the offence of driving without due care and attention and was cautioned for the other two counts. The offences were committed on 18th October 2007.

Dwayne Freeman of Rawlins Village who was charged with the offence of larceny appeared before the court and was also convicted and sentenced to three years in prison. The offence occurred on 23rd November 2007.

Kemone Powell of Bath Village who was charged with the offences of cultivation of cannabis and possession of cannabis appeared before the District ‘C’ Magistrate’s Court and he was convicted and fined $5,000.00 on each count or serve six months in prison for each count. The fines are to be paid in six months. The offences were committed on 2nd May 2008.

Akeem Hick of Sandy Point who was charged with the offence of possession of cannabis appeared before the same court and he was convicted and fined $800.00 to be paid in three months or serve three months in prison. The offence was committed on 24th May 2008 when police on Nevis conducted stop and search operations at the Charlestown Pier and Hick was found with the drugs.

Rayjorn Richards of St. Pauls Village was arrested and charged on Tuesday 27th May 2008 with the offence of carrying abroad an offensive weapon.

Vere Amory of Molyneaux appeared before the District ‘B’ Magistrate Court to answer the charge of possession of cannabis brought against him and he was convicted and fined $12,000.00 to be paid in three months or serve three months in prison. The offence was committed on 13th February 2008.

Crispin Garnet of Tabernacle Village who was charged with the offences of battery and indecent language appeared before the same court and he was convicted and fined $400.00 to be paid in two months or serve one month in prison for the offence of indecent language. He was also convicted and caution for the offence of battery. The offences were committed on 17th March 2008.

Kirk Richards of Sandy Point also appeared before the Magistrate Court to answer the charge of driving without due care and attention and he was convicted and ordered to pay $1,000.00 in three months or serve 14 days in prison.

John James Leader of Taylors Village appeared before the District ‘A’ Magistrate Court on Friday 23rd May 2008 to answer the charge of obstruction that was brought against him and he was convicted and ordered to pay $1,500.00 in one week or serve one month in prison. The offence was committed on 15th October 2007.

ARRESTS

At about 12:35 pm on 27th May 2008 the security alarm at the home of the Pennyfeather’s at Taylor’s Range was activated. The Police quickly surrounded the house and made a thorough search of the property, and found the two juveniles hiding in a cistern. They were caring back packs which contained electronic items and a sum of money taken from the house. The two were arrested and are presently in Police custody.

Rayjorn Richards of St. Pauls Village was arrested and charged on Tuesday 27th May 2008 with the offence of carrying abroad an offensive weapon.

Tamboie Huggins of Stapleton Village was on Friday 23rd May 2008 arrested and charged for the offence of burglary.

Vincent Willette of College Street was arrested and charged with the offences of indecent language and refusing to give name and address. The offences were committed on 24th May 2008.

A 17 year old juvenile from Buckley’s was on Thursday 22nd May 2008 arrested and charged with the offence of unlawful carnal knowledge. The offence was committed on 16th May 2008.

Tamboie Huggins of Stapleton Village was on Friday 23rd May 2008 arrested and charged for the offence of burglary.

Vincent Willette of College Street was arrested and charged with the offences of indecent language and refusing to give name and address. The offences were committed on 24th May 2008.

10K MEMORIAL RUN

Members of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force convened in Cayon Village on Sunday 25th May 2008 to celebrate the life of Sgt. Clive Benjamin with the annual 10 kilometer run. The run started at the Cayon Moravian Church and ended at the last roundabout on Frigate Bay Road. Among those in attendance were family members, schools, members from Fire and Rescue Services, members from the St.Kitts-Nevis Defense Force as well as a cross section of persons from the community. The run started around 4 p.m and was conducted in high spirits. At the conclusion, service and celebrations were held to remember the fallen career officer who lost his life in the line of duty on Sunday October 1st 2006. Members of The Police Sports Club would like to express heartfelt thanks to all those who participated in making the annual event a success.