POLICE BLOTTER

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OPERATION

On Sunday 18th May 2008 police executed a search warrant on the premises of Quincy Duncan of Caunt Street, Newtown, for illegal drugs, arms and ammunition and stolen goods and a quantity of cannabis, a quantity of crack cocaine and 70 marijuana plants were found at the residence. Marlon Thomas of Stoney Grove, Nevis, and Alvaro Christopher of Ponds Pasture, were also at the premises. All persons along with the items were taken into police custody. Thomas, Duncan and Christopher were later charged with the offences of possession of cannabis, possession of cannabis with the intent to supply, possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to supply and cultivation of cannabis.

ARRESTS

Audington Govia of McKnight was on Saturday 17th May 2008 arrested and charged with the offence of escaping lawful custody. The offence was committed on 13th May 2008.

Steve Stanley of Harris Village was arrested and charged on Saturday 17th May 2008 with the offence of possession of cannabis.

Desi Williams of Sandy Point was on Sunday 18th may 2008 arrested and charged with the offence of burglary.

Tamboie Huggins of Stapleton Village was on Tuesday 20th May 2008 arrested and charged with the offence of threatening language. The offence occurred on 16th May 2008.

Walter Tyson of Molyneaux was on Monday 19th May 2008 arrested and charged with the offence of wounding. The offence was committed on 6th May 2008.

Ramona Hendrickson of Bath Village, Nevis, was arrested and charged with the offences of possession of cannabis and possession of cannabis with intent to supply.

MORE DRUGS FOUND

Police on Nevis conducted operations on Monday 19th May 2008 in the Pump Road area and a large quantity of marijuana and marijuana seeds were found in an abandoned house and taken into police custody. No one was held accountable for the find.

COURT CONVICTIONS

A 17 years old juvenile from Fort Street who was charged with the offence of battery on police appeared before the District ‘A’ Magistrate Court on Monday 19th May 2008 and he was convicted and sentenced to two months in prison. The offence was committed on 26th March 2008.

A 14 years old juvenile from Cayon also appeared before the same court to answer the charge of larceny and she was convicted and placed on probation for a 12 months period. The juvenile is to be monitored by the Department of Social Welfare, is to attend school and classes regularly and punctually and is not to be found or seen in the company of undesirables. In addition, a $1,000.00 compensation must be paid by the mother to Sylvester Pringle in three months or the parent will serve one month in prison. On 15th November 2007 police responded to a report of a theft and after carrying out investigations, the juvenile was arrested and charged with the theft of a cell phone from Sylvester Pringle of Taylors Village.

Eighteen years old Nelson Challenger from St. Pauls Village who was charged with the offence of wounding with intent also appeared before the District ‘A’ Magistrate Court and he was convicted and sentenced to six months in prison. The offence was committed on 28th November 2007.

A 16 years old juvenile from New Road Housing Project appeared before the same court on Monday 19th May 2008 to answer the charge of house breaking and larceny and he was convicted and sentenced to six months in prison. The offence was committed on 17th March 2008.

Meril Warner of Newton Ground Village appeared before the District ‘B’ Magistrate Court on Tuesday 20th May 2008 to answer the charges of battery and indecent language and he was convicted and fined $1,000.00 to be paid in three months or serve one month in prison for the offence of battery. He was also convicted for the offence of indecent language but was cautioned. On 30th November 2007 police responded to a report of beating at Newton Ground Village and after carrying out investigations, Warner was arrested and charged for beating Marilyn Richardson of Newton Ground.

Derrick ‘Changley’ Wattley of St. Pauls Village also appeared before the same court to answer the charge of battery and he was convicted and ordered to pay a total of $2,000.00 in compensation to Joseph Osbourne of Dieppe Bay. Wattley was also fined a further $3,500.00. The fees are to be paid in four months or Wattley will have to serve two months in prison. Police conducted investigations of a reported beating on 1st December 2007 and Wattley was arrested and charged for beating Joseph Osbourne of Dieppe Bay.

Marley Gumbs of St. Pauls Village who was charged with the offences of battery and indecent language also appeared before the court and he was convicted for both offences, and ordered to pay a fine of $1,000.00 for the offence of battery in three months or serve one month in prison. Gumbs was however cautioned for making use of indecent language. In addition, Gumbs was instructed to apologize to 75 years old James Francis of St. Pauls Village who was beaten by Gumbs on 28th September 2007, which he did.

Selwyn Gonsalves of Fountain Village, Nevis, appeared before the District ‘C’ Magistrate Court on Tuesday 20th May 2008 to answer the charge of wounding, he was convicted and ordered to pay $1,500.00 in six months or serve six months in prison. Investigations on 5th April 2008 led to Gonsalves’ arrest after he wounded Kenneth Jones of Fountain Village.

Juan Nisbett of Newcastle who was charged with the offence of possession of cannabis appeared before the same court. He was convicted and ordered to pay $1,600.00 in three months or serve three months in prison. The offence was committed on 9th April 2008 at Pump Road.

Marvin Lewis of Pump Road also appeared before the court to answer the charge of possession of cannabis. He was convicted and ordered to pay $1,500.00 in four months or serve three months in prison. The offence was committed on 9th April 2008 also at Pump road.

Bath Village resident, Ashley Parris also appeared before the District ‘C’ Magistrate Court on Tuesday 20th May 2008 to answer the charge of possession of cannabis with intent to supply. He was convicted and ordered to pay $15,000.00 in six months or serve one year in prison. A large sum of money that was found in Parris’ possession was forfeited to the State. The offence occurred on 25th April 2008 at Bath Village.

Denise Taylor also of Bath Village appeared before the court to answer to two counts of indecent language. She was convicted and sentenced to 14 days in prison on each count. The sentences are to run concurrently.

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