POLICE BLOTTER

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MARIJUANA UPROOTED

On Monday, June 30, police conducted search operations in the Needmust area north of the Kim Collins Highway and a total of 2,163 marijuana plants were found growing in several cane fileds in closed proximity to the Taiwanese Farm. The plants, which ranged in height from seedlings to six feet, were uprooted and taken into custody. No one was held accountable for the find.

POLICE OPERATIONS

On Wednesday 25th June 2008 police executed a search warrant on the premises of Olivia and Jason Henderson of Keys Village for controlled drugs, arms and ammunition and 70 marijuana plants were found growing at the back of the property in a garden. The plants were uprooted and taken into custody. Jason was subsequently arrested and charged with the offences of possession of cannabis and possession of cannabis with intent to supply.

Police also conducted search operations on Thursday 26th June 2008 in the Lodge and Ottleys area and a total of 5000 marijuana plants were found growing in cane fields in both areas. The plants were uprooted and taken into police custody but no one was held accountable for the find.

Police on Nevis also conducted operations on Wednesday 25thJune 2008 in the Hicks Estate area and a total of 26 marijuana plants were found growing on a plot of land. The plants were uprooted and taken into custody but no one was held accountable for the find.

ARRESTS

Nikoyan Greaux of Central Street was on Wednesday 25th June 2008 arrested and charged with the offence of larceny. The offence was committed on 13th June 2008.

Glenroy Desuza of Sandy Point was arrested and charged on Friday 27th June 2008 with the offences of escaping lawful custody and indecent language.

Leon Sutton of Saddlers Village was arrested and charged on Friday 27th June 2008 with the offences of being found with house breaking implements and larceny. The offences were committed on 3rd June 2008.

Troy Merrit of Lower Monkey Hill was arrested and charged on Saturday 28th June 2008 with the offences of obstruction and resisting arrest.

COURT CONVICTIONS

On Tuesday, July 1, the following four persons appeared before the District “C” Magistrate Court and the convictions laid:

Dennis Springette of Bath Village was convicted and fined $800 in two months or one month imprisonment for the offence of Driving Without Due Care and Attention. Offence was committed on Aug. 11, 2007 on Government Road.

Adrian Springette of Bath Village was convicted and fined $800 in three months or one month imprisonment for the offence of Possession of Controlled Drugs. Offence was committed on April 4, 2008 at Stoney Grove.

Errol Herbert of Bricklyn was convicted and fined $1,600 in three months or three months imprisonment for the offence of Possession of Controlled Drugs. Offence was committed on June 13, 2008 at Charlestown.

Andre France of Brown Pasture was convicted and fined $800 in two months or two months imprisonment for the offence of Possession of Controlled Drugs. Offence was committed on June 17, 2008 at Upper Hamilton.

Roy Henry alias ‘Backer’ of Tank Village, Cayon, who was charged with the offence of larceny, appeared before the District ‘A’ Magistrate Court on Friday 28th June 2008.He was convicted and sentenced to nine months in prison. The offence was committed on 21st June 2007.

Neville Wilkin of Ponds Pasture appeared before the District ‘B’ Magistrate Court on Friday 28th June 2008 and he was convicted and fined $600.00 for the offence of careless driving. The fine must be paid in two months or he will have to serve one month in prison.

Collis Jones of Challengers Village was charged with possession of cannabis and he too appeared before the court on Friday 28th June 2008 and was convicted and ordered to pay $400.00 in two months or serve one month in prison.

Also appearing before the District ‘B’ Court was Garfield Richardson of Challengers Village and he was convicted for the offence of careless driving and was ordered to pay $800.00 in two months or serve one month in prison.

MUSIC FESTIVAL SECURITY A SUCCESS

The Police wish to thank the general public for their cooperation at the just concluded Music Festival at Warner Park.  The event was incident free both on the grounds and at the parking site.  Patrons complied with the various restrictions and directions of security personnel, which resulted in a successful security operation for the Forces and a safe environment for patrons.

ARRESTS

Sara Holmes of Central and Market Street was on Tuesday 1stJuly 2008 arrested and charged with the offences of driving without insurance and driving without a valid and unexpired driver’s license.

Jermaine Underwood of Ottleys Village was arrested and charged on Tuesday 1st July 2008 with the offence of larceny. The offence was committed on 21st June 2008.

COURT CONVICTIONS

Nickoyan Greaux of Malone Avenue, who was charged with the offence of larceny from an unattended vehicle, appeared before the District ‘A’ Magistrate Court on Tuesday 1st July 2008 and he was convicted and sentenced to nine months in prison. The offence occurred at the Sands Complex on 13thJune 2008 after police responded to a report there at about 2:15 a.m and met Greaux sleeping in a vehicle which is owned by Royal Logistics. Investigations revealed that he had removed the stereo set from its compartment in the vehicle and as a result Greaux was taken into custody and later charged for the offence for which he was convicted.

Sean Smith of Taylors Village also appeared before the said court and he was convicted and sentenced to six months in prison for battery, an offence he committed on 30th March 2008.

Estilita Hodge of Cleverly Hill, Sandy Point, appeared before the District ‘B’ Magistrate Court on Tuesday 1st July 2008 to answer a charge of malicious damage. she was convicted and ordered to pay compensation of $5,835.00 to Vienna Lake of Sandy Point, whose property was damaged by Hodge. The payment is to be paid in monthly installments from July to December or she will serve four months in prison.

Everette Davis of St. Pauls Village also appeared before the said court and was convicted and cautioned for the offence of riding a bicycle without light.

Tesslyn Francis also of St. Pauls Village appeared before the court and she was reprimanded for using insulting language to Jamilla Hodge also of St. Pauls Village. In addition, Francis was ordered to apologize to Hodge, which she did.

St. Paul’s resident Kevin Kelly also appeared before the district B court and was convicted for the offence of malicious damage and sentenced to three months in prison. Kelly was also convicted for the offence of larceny of goods, the property of Kenville Connor of St. Pauls Village, and sentenced to one year in prison. The sentences are to run concurrently.

Rodney Garnette of Tabernacle Village also appeared before the District ‘B’ Magistrate Court on Tuesday 1st July 2008 and was convicted for the offence of larceny and sentenced to two months in prison. The offence occurred on 2nd June 2008.

Michael Finch alias ‘Darnal’ also of Tabernacle Village appeared before the said court and was convicted for the offence of possession of cannabis and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service by cleaning the Tabernacle Police Station premises.

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