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Court: Officer Resigns After Court Conviction

Court: Officer Resigns After Court Conviction

A 34-year-old man has resigned his position as a police officer after pleading guilty to an offence in relation to destroying traffic tickets. 34-year-old Kyle Wheatley admitting to planning with others to pervert the course of justice by destroying traffic tickets issued to motorists who were alleged to have committed traffic offences. Speaking at... Read more of this article

Court: Robinson Denies Mistreatment, Assault

Court: Robinson Denies Mistreatment, Assault

Appearing in Magistrates Court, 51-year-old Kennette Robinson — the Assistant Director of Child and Family Services –  denied mistreatment of a child and unlawful assault. The offenses are alleged to have taken place at the LF Wade International Airport in St. Georges in May of last year. Senior Magistrate Juan Wolffe granted bail in the... Read more of this article

Court: Lawyer Denies Charges Involving Theft

Court: Lawyer Denies Charges Involving Theft

[Written by Don Burgess] A lawyer pleaded not guilty to charges involving theft and deception totaling $86,216.01. Nancy Vieira, 46, denied two charges of theft. One allegedly occurred between August 2015 and October 2016, in which she allegedly stole $28,615 via ATM withdrawals. The second allegedly occurred from August 2016, and October 2016, in... Read more of this article

Court: Boater Denies Manslaughter Charge

Court: Boater Denies Manslaughter Charge

[Written by Don Burgess] A boater pleaded not guilty to a manslaughter charge. Mikado Burchall, from Smith’s, denied causing the death of Adrian Hassell, 24, on New Year’s Day in Sandys near Lefroy House. He also pleaded not guilty to piloting the boat while his ability to do so was impaired. His next court date is scheduled for January. Related... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Threatening Father

Court: Man Charged With Threatening Father

[Written by Don Burgess] A 30-year-old man was charged with using threatening words against his father. Magistrates Court heard that in November 2019, Jared Gordon allegedly told his father, “I will bash your f****** face” after the two were involved in a heated argument in the home. Mr Gordon, who was found guilty earlier this year of using threatening... Read more of this article

Court: Board To Review Eligibility For Release

Court: Board To Review Eligibility For Release

The Parole Board has been “directed to convene a hearing within 14 days of the date of this judgment” for the purpose of reviewing Dennis Robinson’s “eligibility for release on licence.” This is according to a ruling from the Supreme Court in relation to an application for Judicial Review against a “decision to recall... Read more of this article

Court: Woman To Pay $7,500 For Boat Damage

Court: Woman To Pay $7,500 For Boat Damage

[Written by Don Burgess] A Hinson’s Island woman has been ordered to pay $7,500 for damage she did to a boat belonging to a neighbor. Earlier this week, Mary-Beth Sherwin, 53, pleaded guilty to taking a vehicle without authority in March 2018. The court heard that the owner had secured his 16′ skiff as there was stormy weather, and when... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Throwing Corrosive Liquid

Court: Man Admits Throwing Corrosive Liquid

[Written by Don Burgess] A man who had a standoff with police pleaded guilty to multiple charges related to that incident, including four counts of throwing a corrosive liquid at officers. James Dallas, 70, was involved in a seven-hour standoff with police on March 28, 2019 on Happy Valley Road in Pembroke. Mr Dallas pleaded guilty to trespassing... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits False Credit Card Offences

Court: Man Admits False Credit Card Offences

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Nov 19], Canadian national Christopher Gosselin McMeel was charged with multiple offenses related to making false credit cards, and was remanded in custody. A police spokesperson said, “Canadian National, Christopher Gosselin McMeel, appeared in Magistrates Court this morning faced with eight [8]... Read more of this article

Court: Man Pleads Guilty To Burglary Charges

Court: Man Pleads Guilty To Burglary Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] A 45-year-old man pleaded guilty to burglary related charges in Magistrates Court. Leon Fough was charged with trespassing with an attempt to steal at a Warwick home. He was also accused of similar offenses at an Ord Road, Warwick residence earlier this month, when he was found with possessing equipment for use in burglaries,... Read more of this article

UK Privy Council Dismisses Appeal By Barbosa

UK Privy Council Dismisses Appeal By Barbosa

The Privy Council in the UK has dismissed an appeal by Michael Barbosa, stating that “under the Constitution, Mr Barbosa does not enjoy Bermudian status or belong to Bermuda and the Board will humbly advise Her Majesty that the appeal must be dismissed.” In a summary [PDF] the Privy Council said, “The appellant, Mr Barbosa, was born in... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Multiple Sex Offences

Court: Man Charged With Multiple Sex Offences

[Written by Don Burgess] A man is facing multiple charges of sexual offences against two girls, with the offences allegedly occurring back in the 1990s. The offences allegedly took place from June 1992 to June 1997 against two girls who were under-14 at the time. The 55-year-old man, who cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons, appeared in... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Assaulting Police Officer

Court: Man Denies Assaulting Police Officer

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Nov 7], a 28-year-old man denied assaulting an off duty police officer and threatening his wife. Jaron Roberts denied unlawfully assaulting PC Stephen Cosham and causing actual bodily harm in an increased penalty zone near Clearwater Beach, and also denied two counts of intimidation, with the court hearing he allegedly... Read more of this article