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Court: Four Men Deny Assault On Court Street

Court: Four Men Deny Assault On Court Street

Appearing in Magistrates Court today, four men were charged with assault, while one man was charged with using a cellphone to send a video message that was of a menacing nature. 18-year-old Kamali Davis and 22-year-old Paul Smith were charged with unlawfully assaulting another man on Court Street on 21st March. They were also charged with the alternative... Read more of this article

Court: Woman Pleads Guilty To Stealing Food

Court: Woman Pleads Guilty To Stealing Food

Appearing in Magistrates Court today, a 24-year-old woman pleaded guilty to stealing food from Marketplace in Hamilton. Shalae Johnson pleaded guilty to stealing hot food and a Gatorade valued at around $15 from the Church Street store on February 23, 2017. The Crown’s evidence was that Ms Johnson had been observed collecting hot food, selecting... Read more of this article

Court: 40-Year-Old Admits Using Stolen Card

Court: 40-Year-Old Admits Using Stolen Card

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 40-year-old man admitted entering a house, stealing a wallet containing bank cards, then using the cards to dishonestly obtain items. Ernest Smith admitted that on 10th March 2017, he had entered a Warwick residence and stole a wallet containing bank cards; and then used the cards to dishonestly obtain items. The Crown’s... Read more of this article

Court: Woman Denies Racial Intimidation

Court: Woman Denies Racial Intimidation

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 37-year-old woman denied racial intimidation, with the Court hearing she allegedly called a man the n-word. Paget resident Carina Dornelas denied that, in August 2016, she made an oral communication to a man by saying to him: “You are nothing but a motherf****** black n*****.” Senior Magistrate Juan Wolffe... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Threatening With Pitchfork

Court: Man Denies Threatening With Pitchfork

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 65-year-old man denied threatening behavior, with the Court hearing he allegedly picked up a pitchfork and used it in a stabbing motion towards another person. William Glasgow pleaded not guilty to using threatening behavior to his tentmate in March this year. The charge alleged that Glasgow picked up a pitchfork... Read more of this article

35 Year Jail Sentence ‘Sends A Clear Message’

35 Year Jail Sentence ‘Sends A Clear Message’

“The sentence of 35 years sends a clear and unambiguous message that these heinous, cold blooded crimes will not be tolerated by our society,” Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Sean Field-Lament said in response to the sentence handed down to Shantoine Prinston Burrows following his conviction for the murder of Rickai Swan. “Members... Read more of this article

Court: Motorcyclist Was “Airborne” During Chase

Court: Motorcyclist Was “Airborne” During Chase

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 39-year-old man was fined $3,450 for a slew of charges that resulted from him leading police on a chase while riding a motorcycle, with the Court hearing he was “airborne” during the chase. Damonte DaCosta pleaded guilty to multiple charges and pleaded not guilty to one. The Crown’s evidence was that... Read more of this article

Court: 19-Year-Old Charged With Fatal Stabbing

Court: 19-Year-Old Charged With Fatal Stabbing

A Pembroke man appeared in Magistrates Court this afternoon, where he was charged with killing Raymond Butterfield. Appearing in front of a packed court room, 19-year-old Mikiel Thomas was charged with unlawfully killing Raymond Butterfield outside the Blue Waters Anglers Club on March 5th, ZBM reported. The defendant was not required to enter a plea... Read more of this article

Court: Man Pleads Guilty To Sex Offences

Court: Man Pleads Guilty To Sex Offences

Appearing in the Supreme Court Arraignment session this morning [March 1], a 58-year-old man pleaded guilty to multiple sex offences against young males that took place in the 1970s and 1980s. Quinton Wendell Baxter had been charged with the indecent assaults on the young males in the 1970s and 1980s, and pleaded guilty to eighteen charges. He was... Read more of this article

Court: 67-Year-Old Denies Stealing Handbag

Court: 67-Year-Old Denies Stealing Handbag

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 67-year-old man denied stealing a Fendi handbag from a Front Street store. Sinclair Fox denied that on 18th February 2916, he stole a Fendi handbag said to be valued at $1,800 from the retail establishment. The Magistrate set trial for March and granted bail at $2,000. [Note: Due to legal reasons there are very specific... Read more of this article

Court: 26-Year-Old Denies Cannabis Charges

Court: 26-Year-Old Denies Cannabis Charges

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Feb 28], a 26-year-old man denied possessing cannabis and cannabis resin. Maxwell Hayward denied possessing cannabis and cannabis resin intended for supply, which he was alleged to have done in September 2016. The Crown Prosecutor told Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo that weight of the substances was alleged to be 28.42... Read more of this article

Court: American Citizen Granted $100,000 Bail

Court: American Citizen Granted $100,000 Bail

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Feb 28], a 52-year-old American citizen was granted bail in the amount of $100,000. Ms Melissa Burton, of Sag Harbor, NY, was yesterday charged with stealing over $55,000 from a senior citizen and abusing a senior via financial exploitation. She did not have to enter a plea as the matter will be heard in the Supreme... Read more of this article

Court: Witness, Pathologist Testify In Murder Trial

Court: Witness, Pathologist Testify In Murder Trial

[Written by Don Burgess] A jury heard from a forensics expert how two bullets that entered the back of Lorenzo ‘Wa Wa’ Stovell were the fatal shots that killed him. Prosecutors allege that Zakai Cann, 27, and Trevone Saltus, 28, were part of a group of men that descended upon a parked party bus at Woody’s on September 23, 2012 and murdered Mr.... Read more of this article