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Court: Motorist Fined After Crashing Into Truck

Court: Motorist Fined After Crashing Into Truck

A motorist has been banned from driving for two years after crashing into a parked truck and injuring two men. Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning, Robin Munroe pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to two people by driving without due care and attention. The court heard the accident took place in January 2016 close to the junction... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Driving While Impaired

Court: Man Admits Driving While Impaired

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Apr 10], an impaired driver has been banned from the road for 18 months. Marquel Deshields was stopped by police as he travelled west on South Road in Paget at about 10.15pm on March 17. Officers told him to pull over after noticing him swerving from side to side and nearly colliding with a wall. Magistrates’... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Stealing Bags, Leg Of Lamb

Court: Man Admits Stealing Bags, Leg Of Lamb

A 62-year-old man has admitted stealing meat and plastic bags from Lindo’s. Briene Jones hid two legs of lamb under his jacket and stole 100 plastic bags before exiting the Warwick supermarket on January 23. Jones was later identified on the store’s CCTV cameras stealing the meat and arrested at his home in Southampton. He was questioned by police... Read more of this article

Court: 27-Year-Old Admits Assaulting His Mother

Court: 27-Year-Old Admits Assaulting His Mother

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 27-year-old man who assaulted his mother has been remanded to appear before Mental Health Court. Eric Richardson repeatedly punched his mother in April of this year. Magistrates’ Court heard that Richardson had taken his mother’s cell phone after she had refused to let him use it, and then had turned violent when... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Stealing Money From Cars

Court: Man Admits Stealing Money From Cars

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [April 9], a man pleaded guilty to stealing money from three parked cars. Dean O’Brien targeted cars parked outside apartments in Paget between February 19 and 21, and made off with more than $150. He later admitted to police that he had tried to steal from about 10 vehicles, but had only managed to get into six... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Stealing Cheques, Jewellery

Court: Man Admits Stealing Cheques, Jewellery

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [April 9], a Pembroke man admitted breaking into a home and stealing cheques and jewellery. Jahmeco Blakeney burgled a Pembroke property on March 27, 2018. The 38-year-old made off with six Bank of Butterfield cheques, two gold rings, a silver watch, a gold watch and a brown envelope containing money. Blakeney... Read more of this article

Court: Woman’s Conviction Quashed On Appeal

Court: Woman’s Conviction Quashed On Appeal

An appeal by a woman convicted of conspiracy to import cocaine was successful, with the Court quashing her conviction and six year prison sentence. The ruling said that Walita Brangman was convicted in July 2016 in Magistrates’ Court for conspiracy to import cocaine. She was sentenced to six years of imprisonment, and was on bail pending appeal.“The... Read more of this article

Court: Trott Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison

Court: Trott Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison

[Written by Don Burgess] A man was handed a 25-year prison sentence for gun crimes committed on Mother’s Day last year. Jahmico Trott, 30, was sentenced to 15 years in jail for the attempted murder of a man and an additional ten years to run consecutively for using a firearm. He was also given 12 years each to run concurrently for handling a... Read more of this article

Court: Airline Passenger Fined $1500

Court: Airline Passenger Fined $1500

[Written by Don Burgess] A UK citizen pleaded guilty to charges today that caused an airline to be diverted to Bermuda yesterday. James Rogers, 39, appeared in court today with a large bruise high on the right side of his face. Yesterday, police arrested the man after his flight on TUI was forced to land at L.F. Wade International Airport. He was fined... Read more of this article

Court: Translation Issues With Czech Defendant

Court: Translation Issues With Czech Defendant

[Written by Don Burgess] It was a case of “Who is your lawyer?” as a man with limited English speaking skills was shown photos of various barristers in an effort to find out who was representing him. Josef Vleck, 47, from the Czech Republic, was allegedly caught with almost three kilograms of heroin, worth approximately $8.5 million in September... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Murder Of Colford Ferguson

Court: Man Denies Murder Of Colford Ferguson

[Written by Don Burgess] A man pled not guilty to the murder of Colford Ferguson, who was fatally shot on February 4, 2011, at the corners of East Shore Road and Somerset Road. In Supreme Court today, Khyri Smith-Williams, 27, denied committing premeditated murder with another person not before the court on February 4, 2011. He also denied using a... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Accessing Child Porn

Court: Man Charged With Accessing Child Porn

[Written by Don Burgess] A man who is facing multiple counts of accessing child pornography had his arraignment pushed back for the second consecutive day. Yesterday, the man’s lawyer was not on the island, and, today the lawyer asked for it to be pushed back as he needs to review the indictments. The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons at... Read more of this article

Court: Fatal Boat Collision Trial Set For August

Court: Fatal Boat Collision Trial Set For August

[Written by Don Burgess] A Southampton man charged with the powerboat death of New Zealand visitor Mary McKee had his trial date set for August 13. In December of last year, Andrew Lake pled not guilty to unlawfully killing Mrs McKee, 62, on June 1, 2017, who was in Bermuda to attend the America’s Cup. At that time he also pled not guilty with causing... Read more of this article