SHOOTING AT SHEAR LANE On Wednesday 27th January 2010 police at Basseterre responded to a report of gunshots heard at about 12:10 pm at Shear Lane. Investigations revealed that Elroy Cannonier of Neverson Street East, Newtown who is in his early twenties was shot at while he was at Shear Lane. Cannonier escaped without injury. No one has been arrested, however investigations are ongoing. Police are looking for a suspect. Please contact the nearest police station or 465-2241 Ext. 230/231/220 or 465-8351 with any information to assist the police with their investigations. WOUNDING On Saturday 23rd January 2010 at approximately 4:50 pm police officers on duty in the vicinity of the People’s Action Movement (PAM) constituency office at The Alley, Sandy Point responded to the screams of a fleeing crowd during the Labour Party motorcade that was travelling in the direction of B’s Supermarket from The Alley, Sandy Point. Investigations revealed that Tamika Richards, 19, of The Alley Sandy Point was found lying on the ground with a bleeding wound on her forehead. Richards was taken to the Pogson Medical Centre and was seen and treated By Dr. Oduntun. She was then transferred to the JNF General Hospital for further examinations. She received a few sutures for the wound and was discharged but was unable to give a detailed statement due to pain and discomfort. No one has been arrested but investigations are ongoing. ARREST MADE AFTER SEARCH WARRANT EXECUTED On Friday 22nd January 2010 at approximately 5:55 am police in the District ‘B’ area, the Crime Response Unit (CRU) and members of the St. Kitts and Nevis Defense Force acting on intelligence executed a search warrant on a premises at Godwin Estate belonging to Chesley Hamilton. Investigations revealed that Warren Thompson, 26, a native of Jamaica, was found in the said premises. He was arrested and taken into police custody after a portion of illegal substance suspected to be cannabis was found on the premises. Thompson was formally charged and cautioned at the Basseterre Police Station and was taken before Her Worship Mrs. Bullen-Thompson the presiding Magistrate at the Basseterre Magistrates’ Court where he was remanded in custody at Her Majesty’s Prison until Friday 29th January 2010. It was also discovered that Thompson is presently on bail for possession of cannabis charge and is awaiting trial. Further investigations revealed that Thompson entered the Federation on Wednesday 8th July 2009 and his extension expired on Friday 8th January 2010. It is likely that Thompson will face immigration charges and or deportation for overstaying. However, investigations into this matter are ongoing.
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