SHOOTINGS The police are presently investigating a number of shooting incidents which took place over the weekend, they are as follows: On Friday 26th February police responded to a report of shooting which occurred at approximately 9:30 pm at Leonard Dickenson Street, Ponds Pasture in the vicinity of the Newtown Primary School. Investigations revealed that Morvel Fahie a Taxi Driver of Lodge Village was shot at while he was driving taxi bus TA-122 north along Leonard Dickenson Street. Further enquires revealed that the front windscreen and the right front door of the said taxi was damaged By what appeared to be bullet penetrations. Dickenson escaped without injury and the vehicle was taken into police custody for processing and was released on Monday 1st March. There are no suspect(s) in custody however investigations are ongoing. On Saturday 27th February police responded to a report of shooting which occurred at approximately 3:55 pm at Fiennes Avenue and Fort Thomas Road. Investigations revealed that Kegel Phipps of Fort Thomas Road was shot in his right leg while riding a bicycle along Fort Thomas Road. He was taken to the JNF Hospital where he has been admitted in stable condition. There are no suspects in police custody at this time however investigations are ongoing. On Saturday 27th February police on Nevis responded to a report of shooting which occurred to approximately 10:27 pm at Bailey’s Yard, Cole Hill. Investigations revealed that Saish James of Bath Village was shot in his right shoulder and was taken to the Alexandra Hospital where he is in stable condition. There are no suspect(s) in police but investigations are ongoing. On Sunday 28th February police from the Cayon Police Station responded to a report of shooting which occurred at approximately 12:00 am at the Lodge Community Centre at Lodge. Investigations revealed that Jervin Wilson, 17, of Ottleys Village was found motionless lying on the ground face down with what appeared to be gunshot injuries to his back. Jervin was pronounced dead By the District Medical Officer Dr. Garfield Alexander; however an autopsy will be performed at a later date to determine the cause of death. Further enquiries revealed Shared Scarborough, 18, and Adrian Wilson, 17, both of Ottleys Village were also shot in the back and back of neck respectively. Adrian and Shared were both taken to the JNF Hospital where they have been admitted in stable condition. Investigations also revealed Anastatia Williams, 18, of Ottleys Village was the victim of a traffic accident where a pick-up collided with her causing cuts and abrasions and fractured her right leg. Two vehicles parked near By were also damaged and had what appeared to be bullet penetrations. The detectives processed the crime scene, collected a number of exhibits and have recorded a number of statements. Williams was also taken to the JNF Hospital where they remain in stable condition. There are no suspect(s) in police custody and investigations are ongoing. ARRESTS The police have made a number of arrests in matters they are investigating. On Sunday 28th February at approximately 4:10 am police formally arrested and charged Shamon Herbert of Taylors Village without a warrant for possession of cannabis and possession of cannabis with intent to supply. The offence was committed at a night club in the Bird Rock area on 28-2-2010. On Saturday 27th February at approximately 7:30 am police formally arrested and charged Lincoln Liburd of Lime Kiln without a warrant for being found in an enclosed premises and carrying abroad an offensive weapon. The offence was committed at the Mc Knight Day Care Centre on 27-2-2010. On Saturday 27th February police formally arrested and charged Clexston Phillip of Sandy Point on a warrant in the first instance for the offence of robbery. The offence was committed on 14-2-2010. On Tuesday 2nd March police formally arrested and charged Leon Didder and Tayan Wilkin both of New Castle on Warrants in the First Instance on two counts each for Wounding Jermaine Freeman of Rawlins and Travis Hanley of Halfway Tree, St. Kitts but sometimes resides at Rawlins, Nevis, for Wounding with intent to Commit Murder. The offence was committed at Zion, Nevis on 20-2-2010 at between 4:30 and 4:50 am approximately. COURT CONVICTIONS The following are the decisions handed down By the courts: On Wednesday 24th February 2010 Elvis James of Dieppe Bay appeared before the presiding judge at the High Court Her Ladyship Justice Ianthea Leigertwood Octave on an indictment for Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, the jury returned a guilty verdict and James was sentenced to four (4) years imprisonment at HM Prison. On Monday 1st March Darren Webster of Verchilds Village appeared before the presiding magistrate at the Basseterre Magistrates Court, Her Worship Mrs. Josephine Mallalieu-Webbe on a charge for Possession of Cannabis. Webster was convicted and fined $300.00 to be paid in three (3) months or in default one (1) month in prison. On Tuesday 2nd March Dennis Doras of Stapleton Village appeared before the presiding judge at the High Court His Lordship Justice Francis Belle on an indictment for Larceny. The accused reported sick and was hospitalized when the case was convened on the 1st March and was still sick when the case was reconvened on the 2nd March. The presiding judge then declared the case a mistrial. On Tuesday 2nd March Javier Douglas of St. Pauls and Everton Griffin appeared before the presiding magistrate at the Charlestown Magistrate’s Court, Her Worship Ms. Yasmine Clarke on a charge of Possession of Cannabis and permitting another without a driver’s license to drive respectively. Douglas and Griffin were convicted and fined $800.00 to be paid in three (3) months or one (1) month’s imprisonment and $500.00 to be paid in one (1) month or one (1) month’s imprisonment respectively.
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