Basseterre, St. Kitts, June 14, 2016 (RSCNPF): Below is a report of and Arrest, Conventions and other activities for the report of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force. For period June 10-13.
ARREST AND BAIL:
Arrested: Athelster Gordon of Camps Village was arrested, formally charged and cautioned with the offence of Receiving. This incident was committed on 26th February 2016.
Bailed: Lianthonia Williams of Conaree who was charged the following offences namely 1. Driving without a valid license, 2. Driving without insurance, 3. Failing to stop at the scene of an accident, 4. Possession of ammunition. (One 12 gauge shot gun round of ammunition) was brought before the District A Magistrate Court and was granted bail in the sum of $8,000.00, he is due to appear at the said District Court on the 4th July, 2016 to answer his charges.
Bailed: Athelster Gordon of New Road, St. Peters who was charged with the offence of Receiving was brought to the District A Magistrate Court and was granted bail in the sum of $8,000.00 with the following conditions 1. not to be found on the premises of Belmont Management Company Limited, 2. report to the Basseterre Police Station every Friday between the hours of 06:00am- 06:00pm. He is due to appear before the said District Court on the 4th July, 2016 to answer his charges.
In matters at the Appeal Court, a number of matters were heard before the three (3) Judges Panel on Thursday 9th June, 2016 including:
– Chase Hamilton vs The Chief of Police for the offence of Possession of Ammunition without a license, his sentence was reduced to five(5) years from a sentence of five (5) years and seven months.
– Terrance Ritchen vs The Chief of Police for unlawful Possession of Firearm and Ammunition, his sentence was reduced to five (5) years from a sentence of seven (7) years.
– Andrew Hicks vs The Chief of Police for the offence of Larceny was granted time served and was free to go home.
On Friday 10th June, 2016, Mervin Matthew vs The Chief of Police for the offence of Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine with intent to supply and Importation of Cocaine. He was given extended time until Thursday 15th September, 2016 to pay the cost of $50,000.00 in full or serve 12 months in prison.
– Cameron Wilkinson vs The Chief of Police for the offence of Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, appeal was granted, time served and was free to go home.
In matters at the Basseterre High Court presided over by Her Ladyship Justice Marlene Carter, in the case D.P.P vs Shaheed Williams of St. Pauls who was indicted for Murder commenced today Monday 13th June, 2016. The Prosecution was led by Mr. Dane Hamilton QC, assisted by Crown Counsels Mr. Tesean Vasquez and Ms. Greatess Gordon and the accused was represented by Defense Counsel Mr. Chesley Hamilton. However, The Crown offered no evidence against the accused and the matter was NOLLE PROSEQUI. The accused was discharged of his indictment and released.
In matters at the District A Magistrate’s Court, Kylon Battice, Keon Battice and Grenvillie Accent all of the same address Ponds Pasture Basseterre and were charged for the following offences Possession of Firearm and Possession of Ammunition respectively on May 25, 2016 were brought before the District A Magistrate and Kylon Battice pleaded guilty to the charges, while Keon Battice and Grenvillie Accent pleaded not guilty respectively. Both charges were withdrawn against both defendant and Kylon Battice was sentenced to prison with a minimum sentence.
House Breaking with Intent: Police is investigating a House Breaking with Intent that occurred in Conaree Village at about 10.33pm on (Friday) June 10th 2016. The residents reported that the house was secured before they went to bed, and were awaken by a loud noise in the kitchen where three (3) young males were standing, they ran upon being discovered. Investigations are ongoing.
House Breaking and Larceny: Police is investigating a breaking and larceny that occurred at Lower Prickly Pear Alley at about 5:30pm 11th June 2016, secured her apartment and left upon her returned she discovered her apartment’s door was opened and valuable items were stolen.
Burglary: Police is investigating a burglary at ha home in Challengers. The investigation revealed that the resident secured the home and left at about 12:00 AM on Friday (June 10) and when he returned home at about 03:30am on Saturday, discovered a window on the eastern side of the house opened and a door on the same side closed but unlocked. The virtual complainant further reported discovery of (1) money box which contained Twenty-five cents missing. The investigation is ongoing.
Larceny from an unattended vehicle: A report of larceny from an unattended vehicle is being investigated by the Police. Police inquiries revealed that the V/C parked the car on the street in the vicinity of Sands Complex and C&C Supermarket and left. On return at about 10:55am discovered the window on the driver’s side broken and a black hand bag containing $1300.00 ECC missing. The scene was processed by the Crime Scene Unit and statements were recorded. Further inquiries to be conducted.
Traffic Accidents: Twelve (12) traffic accidents occurred on the federation’s roadways (10) in St. Kitts and (2) for the period of 10-13th June 2016.
Police continues its increased presence in our communities to ensure citizen safety. Over the period 10-13 June Police conducted over 30 stop and searches, over 30 vehicle check points and searched over 150 vehicles and executed one (1) search warrant. The increased vehicular check points, searches of abandoned properties, personal stop and searches are efforts to rid the community of illegal firearms, drugs and other instruments that can be used to commit crimes and enable criminal activity.
Community Engagement: Officers of the New Castle Police Station continue their “Village Shop” visits in district. This initiative provides the opportunity to meet with business owners and share burglary and robbery tips, as well as an opportunity to interact with area residents.