POLICE BLOTTER ARRESTS During a routine patrol of the compound of the JNF Hospital by soldiers of St.Kitts-Nevis Defence Force at about 1:00 am on February 18th 2009, the soldiers met an intruder in the kitchen with a number of items stolen therefrom in his possession. He was arrested and taken to the Basseterre Police Station. The Police made investigations and on March 4th 2009, Valentine Graham of Cardin Ave. was arrested and formally charged for building breaking and larceny. He is presently at Her Majesty’s prison and is expected to appear in court shortly. Eustace Merchant of Godwin Ghaut was arrested and charged for making use of threatening language, possession of marijuana, battery on Police and resisting arrest. Offences were committed on March 4th 2009 at Port Zante. On March 4th 2009, Devon Fraser of Craddock Road was arrested and charged for wounding, and offence committed on 14th February 2009. Kurt Duncan of Upper Cayon was on 5th March 2009 arrested and charged for the offence of obstruction, committed on 4th March 2009. Jahmelar Nias of Gillard Meadow, Wayne Ible of Cayon Street and Brian Farrell of New Pond Site were all arrested and charged for possession of marijuana and for the cultivation of marijuana. The offences were committed on 5th March 2009. CONVICTIONS Jerome Herbert of St. Peters appeared before the Basseterre Magistrate Court on March 4th 2009 charged with careless driving. He was convicted and fined $650.00 in three months or 2 weeks in prison. Brian Francis of Needsmust Estate was convicted for wounding and malicious damage, committed on December 18th 2008. He was cautioned, and ordered to pay $3,200.00 compensation to the Government for the damages he caused to a police vehicle. Devon Albertine of Ottley’s Village appeared before the court on 5th March 2009 to answer charges of wounding and assault, committed on 16th July and 13th August 2008. He was convicted and sentenced to twelve months in prison for each offence, to run consecutively. Sleuree Williams of Lower Monkey Hill was convicted and cautioned for driving without due care and attention on 10th September 2008. Williams was also convicted and ordered to pay $300.00 for failing to produce insurance within the specified five-day period. The fine must be paid within one week or serve one month in prison. Roy Andries of Halfway Tree was ordered to pay $200.00 within one week or serve one week in prison having been convicted for driving carelessly on 17th November 2008. Henry Pemberton of New Road was convicted for failing to comply with traffic signs and was ordered to pay $200.00 forthwith. Clive Lake of Tabernacle was convicted for driving off the bus route on 3rd October 2008 and was fined $100.00 forthwith. Vernon Nias of Conaree Village was fined $500.00 payable within two weeks or serve one month in prison for driving without due care and attention on 6th July 2008. Hilton Morton of Cayon was also convicted for driving without due and attention and ordered to pay $500.00 in two weeks or serve one month in prison. The offence was committed on 25th July 2008. Krispin Touma of Frigate Bay also appeared before the court and was fined $300.00 forthwith for careless driving. The offence was committed on 25th October 2008. Denver Fyfield of St. Peters was convicted for obstructing police officers while executing their duties, and fined $500.00 payable on the same day. Marrishain Gibson of Tabernacle was convicted and fined $300.00 forthwith for driving without due care and attention. Kimberly Byron of Ponds Extension appeared before the court and was convicted for larceny and fined $500.00 payable within two months or serve one month in prison. Byron was also ordered to pay $552.00 in compensation. The offence was committed on 18th May 2008. Damien Nisbett of Stapleton Village was convicted for possession of ammunition and for possession of cannabis and was convicted and sentenced to five years and two years respectively. The sentences are to run concurrently. Steve Brown of Cotton Ground appeared before the district C Magistrate Court on 10th March 2009 and was convicted and cautioned for driving an unregistered vehicle, for driving when he was not covered by insurance and for driving when he was not the holder of a valid and unexpired drivers licence. Donford Martin of Ramsbury appeared before the said court and was convicted and fined $500.00 for driving a vehicle without the consent of the owner, for driving when not covered by insurance and for driving when not the holder of a valid and unexpired drivers licence. The fine must be paid within three months or Martin will serve one month in prison.
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