ARRESTS Elroy Douglas and Enrico Prentice, both of Fig Tree, Sandy Point, were arrested by Customs Officials on 11th December 2008 and charged for fraudulently obtaining goods of customs which are chargeable. The offence was committed on 10th December 2008. William Carty and Peter Joseph, both of Molyneaux, were on 13th December 2008 arrested and charged for having cannabis in their possession. Glenville Rogers Jr. of Sandy Point and Sylvester Stanley of Challengers were both arrested and charged on 14th December 2008 for having cannabis in their possession. DRUGS FOUND On Saturday 13th December 2008 police conducted search operations in the Monkey Hill area and a large patch of marijuana was discovered growing in a bushy area. 350 plants ranging in height from seedlings to three feet were uprooted and taken into custody. No one was held accountable. Similar operations were conducted at Carty’s Pasture in Tabernacle on the said date and a total of 700 marijuana plants that ranged in height from seedlings to seven feet were found growing on a plot of land. The plants were uprooted and taken into custody. No one was held for this find. POLICE OFFICER PASSED AWAY The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force are mourning the passing of No.345 Sergeant Junior Francis, who died on Saturday 13th December 2008 at the JNF Hospital, following a bout of illness. Francis has been a member of the force for 17 years and was stationed at the Special Services Unit (SSU) at the time of his death. COMMISSIONER”S PARADE On Tuesday 16th December 2008, the monthly Commissioner’s Parade was held on the parade square at the Police Training School. This was the third such parade to be held for the year with the first and second held in Sandy Point and Cayon on 12th March and 27th November, respectively. The decision to hold these parades in the various communities was made as a result of recommendations made by residents, at town hall meetings held throughout St. Kitts. The High command therefore decided to spread the monthly parades throughout the island. Commissioner Williams inspected and paraded the ranks, and then he along with Deputy Commissioner Stafford Liburd and Assistant Commissioners Joseph Liburd and Joseph Richardson led the parade through the streets of Basseterre. Two officers, one from each of the four platoons on parade, were rewarded with two extra days off from work having been adjudged by the Commissioner to be the best turned out officer in their respective platoons. The officers were Const. Lauston Percival and WPC Gleneva Shaw. A mixed audience was able to witness the parade and show appreciation for the officers as the parade made its way through the streets.
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