Police make arrests for a number of offences

Steadmon Adams
Bookeem Martin

ZIZ News…July 5, 2012 — The Police in St. Kitts and Nevis have made a number of arrests and gained convictions at the Magistrates Court.

The newly installed Public Relations Officer Inspector David issued a release outlining the convictions and recent arrests.

Steadmon Adams of Buckley’s was formally arrested, charged and cautioned for Possession of Cannabis, Possession with intent to supply and Cultivation of Cannabis on 2nd July 2012.

Kelvin George of Douglas Street, Newtown was arrested, charged and cautioned for carrying abroad an offensive weapon, Battery on Police and resisting arrest on 2nd July 2012.

Bookeem Martin of Taylors was found guilty at the Basseterre Magistrates’ Court for Larceny and receiving on 2nd July, he was sentenced to six months in prison with hard labour, and ordered to pay Compensation of the sum of $500, which should be paid in one month or six month imprisonment.

Jason Pemberton of Lower Monkey Hill was convicted at the Basseterre Magistrates’ Court on 2 July 2012 for Battery which was committed on 28th June 2012. He was placed on bond in sum of $2000 to keep the peace and be on good behaviour for 18 months and to complete 100 hours community service; to be completed by 31st August 2012. He was also ordered to not interfere with the victim.

Llewellyn Webbe of Cayon, was convicted on 2nd July at the Basseterre Magistrates’ Court for Battery which was committed at Potential Bar on 11th November 2011. He was fined $800 to be paid in two months or 1 month imprisonment.

A male and female were arrested and charged on 2nd July 2012 for rape which was committed on 21st June 2012. The female arrested was also charged with Indecent assault which was committed on 22nd June 2012.

Nevis Division of Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force conducted Operation Pullover on 2nd July 2012 during which 117 vehicles were stopped for various traffic violations. Six tickets were issued and several persons were warned and alerted of offences. Offences for which tickets were issued were: one for permitting a student to drive when he does not own Instructor’s permit, one for not wearing a seatbelt, three for driving without a valid driver’s licence and one for driving an unlicenced vehicle.

Meanwhile, the police are investigating a shooting incident that has left a young man dead. It took place on Wednesday night at around eleven thirty at Stone Fort Heights where Roy Nias alias “Chatbout” received multiple gun shots wounds to his body.

Nias was subsequently pronounced dead by the District Medical Officer.

No suspect is in police custody at this time. He was 39 years old.

Anyone who have any information to assist with the investigation please call the Old Road Police Station at 465-6250 or the nearest police station.

This brings to eleven the number of homicides in the Federation so far for 2012.

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