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Court: Drunk Rider Fined, Banned For 18 Months

Court: Drunk Rider Fined, Banned For 18 Months

A drink-driver who got on his motorbike while over the legal limit has been fined and banned from the roads. Joao Craveiro was stopped on Tee Street in Devonshire on May 18 after officers saw him swerving from side to side. When he was stopped Craveiro was unsteady on his feet and his eyes were glazed, the court heard. The 45-year-old initially told... Read more of this article

Court: 17-Year-Old Male Denies Sexual Assault

Court: 17-Year-Old Male Denies Sexual Assault

A 17-year-old male has appeared in Magistrates Court accused of sexual assault. The teenager, who can not be named at this time for legal reasons, pleaded not guilty to the single charge this morning [June 21]. The assault is alleged to have taken place in Pembroke on December 31, last year. The defendant was granted bail and will stand trial at a later... Read more of this article

Court: USA Seeks Bermudian Man’s Extradition

Court: USA Seeks Bermudian Man’s Extradition

A Bermudian man has appeared in court after US authorities issued extradition proceedings. Paul Martin, 62, was remanded in custody yesterday in connection with a vehicle incident that occurred in December 2005 in New York state. Magistrates’ Court heard that Mr Martin had previously pleaded guilty to vehicular assault in the second degree, however... Read more of this article

Court: Driver Fined & Banned For 18 Months

Court: Driver Fined & Banned For 18 Months

A motorcyclist has been banned from driving for 18 months after overtaking a police car while over the drink-drive limit. Dwight Jackson had been on a boat cruise before he got on his motorbike on May 18. He was stopped after he passed a police vehicle on Palmetto Lane in Devonshire at around 10:40pm. Jackson, 49 of Hamilton parish, admitted driving... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Cannabis, Fentanyl Charges

Court: Man Denies Cannabis, Fentanyl Charges

A Pembroke man appeared in Magistrates’ Court today [June 19] accused of possessing cannabis and fentanyl with intent to supply. Kinte Smith, 32, of Pembroke denied the two offences which are alleged to have taken place on May 3, 2017. The court heard the cannabis had a street value of around $11,000. Mr Smith was released on bail until July 4... Read more of this article

Court: Man Fined For Stealing Chocolate & Tea

Court: Man Fined For Stealing Chocolate & Tea

A 52-year-old man has been fined $300 for stealing a chocolate bar and box of tea worth approximately $10 from a supermarket. John Pereira put the two items in his pockets before going to the cashier and paying for a loaf of bread on April 21. He was stopped by the manager of the Sandys Marketplace as he tried to leave the store. Pereira, 52, immediately... Read more of this article

Court: Woman Pleads Guilty To Impaired Driving

Court: Woman Pleads Guilty To Impaired Driving

A woman has been banned from the roads for 18 months after admitting impaired driving. Jenny Tester got behind the wheel of a car in the early hours of May 20 and nearly collided with a police officer who was crossing the road. The incident happened on Front Street in Hamilton. Tester of St George’s was later arrested and initially claimed she... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Making Threatening Gesture

Court: Man Admits Making Threatening Gesture

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [June 19], a man admitted assaulting a police officer and making threatening gestures. Ezra Ararat pleaded guilty to making gun gestures with his hands during the incident that happened in Pembroke on June 18. However the 33-year-old pleaded not guilty to breaching the peace. Prosecutors asked for a few days to consider... Read more of this article

Court: 43-Year-Old Man Admits Trespassing

Court: 43-Year-Old Man Admits Trespassing

A 43-year-old man has admitted trespassing in a west end store car park. Anthony Tuzo repeatedly returned to the supermarket on April 4, this year despite being ordered to stay away. The court heard that Tuzo had been ordered to steer clear of the supermarket after a string of complaints by customers over the way he asked them for money. This morning... Read more of this article

Court: Driver Fined $600, Banned For 18 Months

Court: Driver Fined $600, Banned For 18 Months

A drink-driver has been banned from the roads for 18 months. Alvernaz Garcia was stopped in the early hours of May 5, this year, when officers saw him fail to stop at a junction in Southampton. He was then arrested after officers noticed that he had glazed eyes and his breath smelt of alcohol. Garcia was later found to be nearly twice the legal drink-drive... Read more of this article

Court: Men Denies Damage & Cannabis Charges

Court: Men Denies Damage & Cannabis Charges

Appearing in Magistrates Court, one man denied damaging property, while another man denied possessing cannabis in separate cases. A 51-year-old Pembroke man has denied damaging a Cobbs Hill property, with Clarence Simmons is alleged to have entered the premises on September 26, last year and unlawfully damaged the building. Mr Simmons pleaded not guilty... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Stealing Hundreds Of Dollars

Court: Man Admits Stealing Hundreds Of Dollars

A Sandys man has admitted stealing hundreds of dollars from the Somerset Country Squire. Anthony Tuzo entered the premises on April 13 and took around $900 from the store room. Tuzo, 42, appeared at Magistrates’ Court where he pleaded guilty to entering the property as a trespasser. His lawyer Peter Farge told the court that his client had been... Read more of this article

Former Mayor Of Hamilton, MacLeans In Court

Former Mayor Of Hamilton, MacLeans In Court

[Written by Don Burgess] Three people appeared in court today, however no charges were laid, and they are scheduled to re-appear later this month. Former Hamilton mayor Graeme Outerbridge along with businessman Michael MacLean and wife Yasmin MacLean appeared in Magistrates Court. Secretary for the Corporation of Hamilton Ed Benevides is off island... Read more of this article