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Man Attempts To Escape From Court Room

Man Attempts To Escape From Court Room

After being told he would be remanded into custody, 31-year-old Howard Ascento attempted to escape from the court room, however he was detained by the police before he was able to exit the court building. A police spokesperson said, “Quick action by a member of the Bermuda Police Service today thwarted an escape attempt from the Magistrates’ Court. 31-year-old... Read more of this article

Court: Man Accused Of Trespass With Machete

Court: Man Accused Of Trespass With Machete

[Written by Don Burgess] A Sandys man will have to appear in Supreme Court after being accused of allegedly trespassing on a home in St George’s with a machete. Keith Smith, 51, did not have to enter a plea to a charge of entering a Mullet Bay Road home in February 2019, and causing actual bodily harm with an offensive weapon, a machete. The case... Read more of this article

Court: Shaketa Raynor Jailed In England

Court: Shaketa Raynor Jailed In England

44-year-old Shaketa Raynor has reportedly been jailed for four years in the UK after being caught trying to smuggle cocaine. This is according to a report by the HullLive, which said, “Croydon Crown Court heard on Monday that Shaketa Raynor, 44, was found with over four kilogrammes of the Class A drug in her suitcase after a flight from Costa Rica... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Drug And Ammo Charges

Court: Man Denies Drug And Ammo Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] A man pleaded not guilty to drug and ammunition charges in Supreme Court. Winston Paynter denied all charges put to him. The prosecution alleged that Mr Paynter between a date unknown and April 11, 2019, conspired with others to import heroin to Bermuda, and that on April 11, 2019, he possessed heroin with the intent to sell... Read more of this article

Court: 42-Year-Old Admits Taking Milk Truck

Court: 42-Year-Old Admits Taking Milk Truck

[Written by Don Burgess] A 42-year-old man pleaded guilty to taking a milk truck, and the court heard that in the process the vehicle and some of its contents were damaged. Ernest Smith admitted to stealing a Dunkley’s truck from Reid Street on May 27, 2019, causing $3,000 in damage to the vehicle and causing $391.45 in damage to its merchandise. Mr... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Sexual Assault Charges

Court: Man Denies Sexual Assault Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] A 25-year-old man was charged with two counts of sexual assault. The man, who cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons, denied both charges which allegedly occurred in July of this year. He pleaded not guilty to grabbing a woman, and also denied exposing himself to the same woman on the next day. He was granted $3,000... Read more of this article

Trial On Planned Terror Attack Begins In UK

Trial On Planned Terror Attack Begins In UK

The trial of Hisham Waheed Muhammad and Faisal Ibn al Hajj Muhammad Abu Ahmad began in the United Kingdom, with the pair accused of offences relating to allegedly planning to carry out a terror attack. This is according to a report in the Manchester Evening News, which said, “A takeaway worker plotted to carry out a ‘lone wolf’ terror... Read more of this article

Court: Man Fined $6,500 After Airline Incident

Court: Man Fined $6,500 After Airline Incident

[Written by Don Burgess] An airline passenger who spat in his wife’s face and used profane language towards the flight crew causing a Tourism Union International Airways flight to divert to Bermuda was fined $6,500. Edward Mongan, 42, from Manchester, England, pleaded guilty in Magistrates Court. The court heard that Mr Mongan shouted “f***... Read more of this article

Court: Two Men Deny Charge Relating To Video

Court: Two Men Deny Charge Relating To Video

[Written by Don Burgess] Appearing in Magistrates Court today, Ezra Ararat, 34, of Devonshire, and Raymond Swan, 44, of Hamilton parish, pleaded not guilty to a charge related to allegedly threatening law enforcement officials by publishing a video advocating the shooting of police, prosecutors, and judges. Mr Ararat was remanded into custody by Senior... Read more of this article

Court: Two Bulgarian Men Deny Fraud Charges

Court: Two Bulgarian Men Deny Fraud Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] Two Bulgarian men were back in Magistrates Court this morning facing credit card fraud charges. Last week Nikola Aleksandrov, 40, and Vladimir Vasilev, 31, both denied separate charges concerning having plastic cards with magnetic strips for the purpose of making credit cards, and a machine to make phony credit cards, respectively. The... Read more of this article

Court: Simmons To Be Sentenced In Jamaica

Court: Simmons To Be Sentenced In Jamaica

Bermudian Zharrin Simmons appeared in a Jamaican court in connection with charges of possession and attempting to export cannabis. According to a report from McKoy’s News, “The St. James Parish Court has deferred sentencing for Zharrin Simmons, the Bermudian born British woman who was nabbed at the Sangster International Airport in Montego... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Stealing From Bank

Court: Man Charged With Stealing From Bank

A man was remanded into custody after being charged with stealing or attempting to steal from local banks. Appearing in Magistrates’ Court, Twan Ngyuen was charged with stealing $6080 from Clarien Bank and attempting to steal $74,907 from the same bank between June and July this year. He is also charged with attempting to steal an unknown amount... Read more of this article

Court: 22-Year-Old Denies Charge Of Arson

Court: 22-Year-Old Denies Charge Of Arson

[Written by Don Burgess] Appearing in Court, Justice Iris, 22, denied three fire-related charges that allegedly did $10,000 worth of damage to two cars. Mr Iris pleaded not guilty to arson, which allegedly happened on June 28, 2019 at Harlem Heights Road. He was charged with setting two vehicles on fire. Mr Iris also denied willfully and unlawfully... Read more of this article