WANTED MEN APPREHENDED Kenrick “Kee-Kee” Thomas of Upper College Street who was wanted by police in connection with a theft that occurred on 22nd August 2008 presented himself to the Basseterre Police Station accompanied by his father on 21st October 2008 and was taken into custody, arrested and charged for the offence of larceny. Evan “Fubu” Daniel of Parsons Village who was also wanted by police in connection with a shooting that occurred on 19th October 2008 in the Parsons Mountain was captured by security forces on Wednesday 22nd October 2008 and taken into custody. Charges are being prepared against Daniel. 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 capture of these wanted persons and will continue to solicit your assistance in the fight against crime. OPERATIONS Members of the security forces conducted stop and search operations in the Saddlers and Parsons Village area on 22nd October 2008 for illegal drugs, arms and ammunitions and a total of eight persons were stopped and searched but nothing was found in their possession, however, a quantity of cannabis was found in the surrounding area during the execution of a search but no one was held accountable for the find. The drugs were taken into custody. A similar search was executed by members of the security forces in the Parson’s Mountain area and a quantity of cannabis was found inside a Farm Shed and the majority of the drugs were destroyed by fire and a portion was taken into custody. Investigations are ongoing. CONVICTIONS Keon Fyfield of Taylors Village appeared before the District “A” Magistrate Court on Tuesday 21st October 2008 to answer the charges of possession of firearm and possession of ammunition and he was convicted for the offences that were committed on 16th March 2008 and sentenced to eight years on each charge. The sentences are to run concurrently. On Sunday 16th March 2008, while conducting search operations in the Basseterre area for controlled drugs, arms and ammunition Police entered an abandoned house at Ponds Pasture and met a group of young men. A search revealed that Fyfield, who was at the house, was carrying one .38 Revolver and five rounds of ammunition in his pocket. The weapon, and ammunition were taken into custody, and Fyfield was arrested and charged for possession of firearm and ammunition. That find was the ninth firearm recovered up to that point, a total of 30 firearms have since been recovered in the Federation for 2008. Lanzel O”Loughlin of Cayon also appeared before the court and was convicted for assault and was severely cautioned by the court. In addition, O”Loughlin was placed on a two year bond during which time he is not to be found in the company of Akeel Anthony also of Cayon. If he fails to comply he will serve two months in prison. Gavon Daniel of Cotton Ground appeared before the District “C” Magistrate Court on Wednesday 22nd October 2008 to answer the charges brought against him and he was convicted for maliciously damaging a Pool Table owned by Lester Seabrookes of Cotton Ground and ordered to pay $500.00 in three months or serve three months in prison. In addition, Daniel was also convicted for larceny and ordered to pay $2,500.00 in six months or serve 12 months in prison. The offences were committed on 18th October 2008. Keithroy Richardson of Saddlers Village appeared before the District “A” Magistrate Court on Monday 20th October 2008 and he was convicted and fined $2,000.00 for having cannabis in his possession on 13th April 2008. The fine must be paid within three months or Richardson will serve three months in prison. Arvind Badrinarayana of Ross University also appeared before the court and was convicted for having cannabis in his possession on 29th February 2008 and ordered to pay $1,500.00 forthwith. ARRESTS Michael Gumbs of Godwin Ghaut was on October 16th 2008 arrested and charged for the offence of carrying abroad an offensive weapon. Lancille Oloughlin of Cayon was arrested and charge on 16th October 2008 for the offence of assault with a firearm. The offence was committed on 14th October 2008. Marlon Rogers of Trafalgar Village was arrested and charged on 16th October 2008 for the offence of assault with a firearm. Elston Phillip of Sandy Point was on Monday 21st October 2008 arrested and charged for the offence of house breaking and larceny. Royden Isaac of Green Tree Housing Project was arrested and charged on 21st October 2008 for the offence of possession of cannabis. Jevon Daniel of Cotton Ground was on the 21st October 2008 arrested and charged for the offence of larceny. POLICE FORCE UPGRADES The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force continue to undergo extensive improvement and was recently upgraded with the purchase of 25 Computers. The equipment will be employed at various locations including the Immigration Department, Traffic Department and Out Stations. To date, nine computers were delivered to the Immigration Department in St. Kitts and six of these will be installed at the arrival section and the additional three will go the departure area of the RLB International Airport. Four computers were also delivered to the Immigration Department in Nevis and will be in service at the Vance Amory International Airport. A single computer was delivered to the St. Paul’s Police Station with another going to the Traffic Department. All other computers will be delivered to the various out stations and departments after receiving the necessary programming. These new upgrades will help to improve customer service and will also help to expedite case file preparations and record keeping. TEMPORARY BAN ON EXPLOSIVE FIREWORKS The Police wish to inform the general public that a temporary ban on all explosive fireworks (bombs) especially those associated with Guy Fawkes celebrations shall have immediate effect. This is part of the ongoing efforts in the fight against illegal firearms and other gun related crimes. We appeal to all business places and the general public to cooperate with the Security Forces in the interest of public safety and security. The public is advised that the temporary ban on fireworks is limited to the type of fireworks that gives an explosion effect, such as bombs, of all sizes, firecrackers, etc. Starlight, whistling rockets and other non-explosion type fireworks are permitted. The public is reminded that the purpose of this ban is to remove the cover that some persons use to discharge illegal firearms in public places. The cooperation of vendors of these banned items and the general public is solicited. The Security Forces will be vigilant in the enforcement of this ban on all explosive fireworks.
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