Police Updates (August 5, 2015)

(ZIZ News) — An investigator of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) is investigating the breaking and entering, and vandalism of rooms at the Basseterre High School sometime between 4:00 p.m. on Friday 31st July and 1:20 p.m on Sunday 2nd August 2015.

Initial investigations revealed that a joiner who works at the Woodwork Shop at the school was on his way to the Woodwork shop on Sunday 2nd August when he observed a door to the Western Office open. The building was checked by the joiner and he observed that the office was vandalised with the dry chemical from a multi purpose fire extinguisher and Paint splatter on everything inside the offices including the Photocopy machines, computers and student files. The entire compound was checked and a number of classrooms and the Guidance Counselling Department were observed open with the stench of marijuana and rum bottles inside. An investigation into this matter continues.

Anyone who has information pertaining to this incident is ask to contact the CID at 465-2241; ext. 220, 230, or 231, the nearest police station, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477 (TIPS). Remember, you do not have to provide your personal information, and you maybe eligible to receive a reward.

In other News: Members of the Security Forces, on Monday 28th July 2015 during the early hours of the morning executed a number of search warrants on the premises of individuals in the in St. Paul Village. A total of eighty four (84) marijuana plants ranging from 1′ to 10′ in height were seized and taken into police custody along with two (2) persons; Niall Francis of Willets Estate, and Mark Browne of Willets Project.

Both men were formally arrested and charged for the offences of Possession of Cannabis, Possession of Cannabis with intent to Supply and Cultivation of Cannabis. They were both bailed in the sum of $5,000.00 and to make an appearance at the District “B” Magistrate’s Court on 10th August 2015.

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