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Female Visitor Assaulted At Somerset Bridge

Female Visitor Assaulted At Somerset Bridge

Around 4pm on Monday [Aug 20], a 25-year-old female visitor was assaulted during an attempted robbery in the Somerset Bridge area, with the suspect accosting the victim and demanding cash, however she managed to escape and was not seriously injured. A police spokesperson said, “Around 4pm Monday, 20th August 2018, a 25-year-old female visitor was... Read more of this article

Robbery: Suspect Hits Employee, Steals Wallet

Robbery: Suspect Hits Employee, Steals Wallet

Around 1:15am today [Aug 21] police responded to a robbery outside Four Star Pizza in Sandys, which saw the suspect approach a male staff member outside the premises and demand money, while hitting the employee with a piece of wood. The suspect stole the employee’s wallet, and as a co-worker and a passing motorist came to the staff member’s... Read more of this article

Court: Jury Sees Video Of Defendant’s Interview

Court: Jury Sees Video Of Defendant’s Interview

[Written by Don Burgess] “I never saw those points. They didn’t have any lights on, any running lights… I saw them at the last possible second.” Andrew Lake spoke those words to police investigators in a videotaped interrogation the day after his boat ran over the top of a Rigid Inflatable Boat [RIB] that New Zealand visitor Mary... Read more of this article

Fatal Collision: Court Hears Police Testimony

Fatal Collision: Court Hears Police Testimony

[Written by Don Burgess] “I may have been going too fast.” Those were the words jurors heard from police officers who say Andrew Lake spoke to them after allegedly crashing into a boat resulting in the death of New Zealand visitor Mary McKee on June 1, 2017. Mr Lake has denied a charge of manslaughter in the death of Mrs McKee, who was... Read more of this article

Court: Witnesses Testify In Fatal Collision Trial

Court: Witnesses Testify In Fatal Collision Trial

[Written by Don Burgess] “I just screamed because there was no way I thought anybody would survive.” Jurors heard that as part of an emotional testimony from a witness of the fatal boat crash involving an America’s Cup visitor from New Zealand. One witness, from California, recounted the details leading up to and after Andrew Lake’s boat, the... Read more of this article

Five Chain Snatching Incidents In Two Weeks

Five Chain Snatching Incidents In Two Weeks

Over the past two weeks, there have been at least five reported chain snatching incidents, taking place in Southampton, Pembroke, Devonshire and Paget, with some of the incidents resulting in the thieves stealing the chains, while in other incidents the would-be victim managed to prevent the theft. The descriptions of the suspects in the various incidents... Read more of this article

Man Brandishing Knife Enters Shop, Steals Chain

Man Brandishing Knife Enters Shop, Steals Chain

A suspect entered Oleander Cycles in Southampton this afternoon [Aug 16] where “they brandished a knife and scuffle ensued,” with the suspect stealing a chain from the victim before fleeing on a waiting motorcycle. A police spokesperson said, “Police responded to a report of an incident that took place at 2:10pm today at Oleander Cycles... Read more of this article

Attempted Handbag & Chain Snatching Incidents

Attempted Handbag & Chain Snatching Incidents

There was an attempted chain snatching in Pembroke this morning [Aug 16] as well as as attempted handbag snatching in Warwick, however in both cases the would-be victims managed to successfully fend of the thieves. Attempted Chain Snatching A police spokesperson said, “At approximately 8:45am today, police received a report of an attempted robbery... Read more of this article

Court: Trial Underway In Fatal Boat Collision Case

Court: Trial Underway In Fatal Boat Collision Case

[Written by Don Burgess] Photos of boats involved and a panicked 911 call were all part of yesterday’s [Aug 14] testimony at a trial of a man charged with the manslaughter of New Zealand visitor Mary McKee during last year’s America’s Cup. In December of last year, Andrew Lake pled not guilty to unlawfully killing Mrs McKee when his 17 foot... Read more of this article

Digicel Staff Member Being Investigated By Police

Digicel Staff Member Being Investigated By Police

An incident allegedly involving a Digicel staff member is “currently being investigated by the police” and the staff member is “away from the office until such time as the investigation has been concluded,” Digicel has confirmed, adding that they are “assisting the police” and take any allegations of wrongdoing “extremely... Read more of this article

Court: Man Jailed For Setting Off Fire Alarm

Court: Man Jailed For Setting Off Fire Alarm

[Written by Don Burgess] A 54-year-old Devonshire man pled guilty to charges connected with pulling a fire alarm at the Dame Lois Browne Evans Building. Jerry Williams said this was a case of “the hero being turned into the villain” as he claimed that on August 10th, he only pulled the fire alarm to save the court from a tragedy. Mr Williams admitted... Read more of this article

Court: Cruise Passenger Denies Sexual Assault

Court: Cruise Passenger Denies Sexual Assault

[Written by Don Burgess] In Magistrates Court today, a cruise ship passenger from New Jersey pled not guilty to a charge of sexual assault. The 27-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was alleged to have committed the crime against a fellow cruise ship passenger on August 10. His trial is scheduled to begin on August 29. He was granted... Read more of this article

Jury Selection Begins In Fatal Boat Collision Trial

Jury Selection Begins In Fatal Boat Collision Trial

[Written by Don Burgess] Jury selection began this morning [Aug 13] for a Southampton man charged with the powerboat death of New Zealand visitor Mary McKee during last year’s America’s Cup. In December of last year, Andrew Lake pled not guilty to unlawfully killing Mrs McKee, 62, on June 1, 2017.At that time he also pled not guilty with... Read more of this article