ARRESTS A 14 year juvenile of Upper Monkey Hill was on Friday 3rd October 2008 arrested and charged for the offence of carrying abroad an offensive weapon. Dwight James of Farm Site, Sandy Point, was arrested and charged on Friday 3rd October 2008 for the offence of unlawful carnal knowledge. Fitzjoel Martin of Craddock Road, Nevis, was arrested and charged on Friday 3rd October 2008 for the offence of possession of cannabis. Jamaine Liburd of Newton Ground Village was on Saturday 4th October 2008 arrested and charged for the offence of wounding. The offence was committed on 2nd October 2008. Glenroy Bryant and Brian Fordyce both of Craddock Road, Nevis, were arrested and charged on Sunday 5th October 2008 after Police executed a search warrant on their property for illegal drugs and arms and ammunitions and found a quantity of marijuana. Kimberly Byron of Ponds Extension was on Monday 6th October 2008 arrested and charged for the offences of battery on police and for larceny. A 16 year old juvenile of Upper Shaw Avenue was arrested and charged on Monday 6th October 2008 for the offence of assault. The offence was committed on 2nd October 2008. Courtney and Lesroy Queeley of Palmetto Points were both arrested and charged on Monday 6th October 2008 on two counts each for the offences of battery on police, resisting arrest and for obstruction. The offences occurred on 5th October 2008. Nathaniel Thompson of Lower Cayon was on Monday 6th October 2008 arrested and charged for the offences of possession of cannabis and for permitting another person to drive without licence and insurance. Grandville Dore of Upper Cayon was also arrested and charged on Monday 6th October 2008 for the offences of possession of cannabis and for driving without licence and insurance. Dwayne Byron and Jayron Frazer both of Jessup Village were arrested and charged on Monday 6th October 2008 for the offences of possession of cannabis and possession of ammunition. The offences occurred on 4th October 2008. WOUNDING AT FORT STREET The Police continue to investigate an incident of wounding that occurred on Friday 3rd October 2008 in the vicinity of The Bank of Nova Scotia on Fort Street at about 8:30 pm that left Deron Rawlins of Upper Monkey Hill hospitalized. Investigations have revealed that a group of young men were sheltering next to the bank when Deron was attacked by two masked men armed with knives immediately after the electricity went out in that area. He received several wounds and was subsequently transported to the hospital and was treated and detained. FIREARM RECOVERED Police on Nevis responded to an area in Government Road after receiving some information and carried out a search on a vacant plot of land that led to the recovery of one .38 pistol and three rounds of .38 ammunition as well as one .22 round of ammunition. The firearm and ammunition were taken into custody but no one was arrested for the find. This find bring the total number of firearms recovered for the year to 29, as well as over 1,600 rounds of ammunition, as compared to 21 fire arms for the entire year of 2007 and eight fire arms in the previous year. Search warrants were also executed on the premises of Jayron Frazer and Dwayne Byron of Jessup’s Village on Saturday 4th October 2008 for illegal drugs, arms and ammunition. One .38 round of ammunition and a quantity of marijuana were found. Both occupants along with the drugs and the round of ammunition were taken into custody. Charges are being prepared against both individuals. The High Command of The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force will like to publicly thank the general public for their invaluable information and cooperation that have led to the recovery of these 29 firearms and continues to solicit your input in our crime fighting initiatives. The High Command will also like to take this opportunity to ask all residents and visitors alike, to remain ever vigilant and to exercise care and caution as we continue to experience load shedding due to the damages at the Power Station. The general public should also be assured that the Security Forces continue to conduct extensive patrols and remain ever alert in anticipation of those who might use this unfortunate situation to commit crimes. POST MORTEM RESULTS On Monday 6th October 2008, pathologist Dr.Stephens Jones performed a post mortem examination on the body of 22 year old Darren Gibson of Tabernacle Village and he reported that Gibson died from gun shot injuries to the left hip which resulted in hemorrhage and shock. The decease was on Saturday 27th September 2008 attacked and shot by an assailant from some nearby bushes while sitting outside the Dominoe Club in Mansion Village. He was taken to the Mary Charles Hospital by a private vehicle, and later transferred to the JNF Hospital where he died. Investigations are still ongoing. MORE DRUGS FOUND On Monday 6th October 2008 members of the Security Forces conducted routine stop and search operation in the Basseterre area and several individuals were stopped and searched for illegal drugs, arms and ammunition and two bags containing a quantity of marijuana was discovered in the surrounding area during a search. The drugs were taken into custody but no one was held accountable for the find. COURT CONVICTIONS Kory Penn of St. Thomas, Virgin Island, who resided at #6 Earle Vacation Home at College Housing, appeared before the District “A” Magistrate Court on Friday 3rd October 2008 to answer the charge of threatening language and was convicted and ordered to pay $1,000.00 forthwith or serve one month in prison. Mr. Penn, who overstayed his visitation period, paid the fine and was ordered to leave the Federation immediately, which he did. A 16 year old juvenile from Walwyn Street who appeared before the District Magistrate Court on Monday 6th October 2008 to answer the charge of house breaking and larceny was convicted and sentenced to three months in prison. The offence was committed on 20th July 2007. A 15-year-old juvenile from Sprott Street also appeared before the said court and was convicted for using threatening and indecent language and was sentenced to 14 days in prison and severely cautioned for the respective offences that were committed on 1st October 2007.
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