Police stepping up their stop and search operations

File Photo: Police searching car

ZIZ News…March 7, 2013 — A joint special operation is being carried out by the Police and Defence Force Officers.

According to a police release, the general public is hereby advised that the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force will be conducting Joint Operations around the Federation which will include Vehicle Check Points and Stop and Searches.

These operations will be conducted around the clock between Wednesday 6 March and Monday 11 March 2013 between the hours of 6 pm and 6 am, as a part of the Force’s Zero Tolerance Initiative.

The release warned members of the general public to adhere to instructions given by members of the Joint Forces during these operations.

In other police developments, on Wednesday 6th March 2013 at around 1:30pm, officers of Cayon Police Station responded to a report at Cayon High School. Initial investigation revealed that a seventeen (17) year old was wounded by another juvenile. The wounded juvenile was taken to the hospital and the other juvenile was taken into police custody to assist with investigation.

Meanwhile, at the district “A” Magistrate Court Wayne Lewis of Molyneaux Village was convicted for Molestation which was committed between 13th and 20th April 2012, and placed on bond to keep the peace and be of good behaviour for two (2) years and also keep 100 feet away from the complainants or in default will serve three (3) months in prison.

At the Charlestown’s Magistrate Court a number of persons were convicted on various charges.

Cuthbert Clarke of Matchmans, Gingerland was convicted for the offence of Driving Without Due Care and Attention which was committed on 22nd February 2013 at Brick Kiln, and fined $500.00 which is to be paid in three (3) months or in default will serve one (1) month in prison with hard labour.

Vernon Cole of Brick Kiln, New Castle was convicted for the offence of Possession of Cannabis With Intent to Supply, which was committed on 22nd February 2013 at Brick Kiln, and fined $10, 000.00 which is to be paid in six (6) months or in default will serve twelve (12) months in prison with hard labour.

Glen Williams of Brick Kiln, New Castle was convicted and cautioned for the offences of Threatening Language, Assault Carrying Abroad An Offensive Weapon and Indecent Language which were committed on 22nd February 2013.

Lesroy Truitt of Molyneaux, was convicted for the offence of Possession of Cannabis With Intent to Supply, which was committed on 22nd February 2013 at Charlestown Pier, and fined $2000.00 which is to be paid in six (6) months or in default will serve six (6) months in prison with hard labour.

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