Twenty-five year old Randy Jones, a construction worker of Mopan Street, who the police reported they saw throw away a firearm, was charged with kept firearm and ammunition without a gun license when he appeared in court today. He pleaded not guilty to the charges. Chief Magistrate Ann Marie Smith remanded him into custody until October 16. The incident occurred around 9 p.m. on Saturday, September 8. The police reported that they were on mobile patrol when they saw Jones riding a bicycle on Mahogany Street. They said that when Jones saw them he put his hand under his shirt and took out an object which he threw into a yard. The police said they detained Jones and took him to the area where they saw him throw the object and when they retrieved it the object was a 9 millimetre pistol with a magazine that contained 9 live rounds of 9 millimetre caliber ammunition.
Thirty-six year old Denton Bennett, a stevedore of a Jones Street address, was charged with aggravated burglary and common assault when he appeared in court today. He pleaded not guilty to the charges. Chief Magistrate Ann Marie Smith offered him a cash bail which he met. The bail was offered on the condition that he reports to the police station every Friday and that he stays away from the complainant, who is his neighbor. The incident occurred on Friday, September 7. The complainant, 30 year old school warden Gloria Zuniga, who resides on Jones Street, reported to the police that while she was at home with her three sisters, Bennett entered armed with a machete and committed a common assault on one of her sisters.<< Read other news