Nineteen year old Trevor Flowers, who allegedly robbed a 16 year student at gunpoint was charged with robbery when he appeared in court today. He pleaded not guilty to the charge. Magistrate Shona Griffith explained to that the court cannot offer him bail because of the nature of the offence. She remanded him into custody until October 30. The incident occurred around 3:45 p.m. on August 8. The complainant reported to the police that he was at the corner of Mex Avenue and Fairweather Street when he was approached by a person of dark complexion who rode up to him and pointed a firearm at him. The 16 year old said he feared for his life so he handed over his Gwen Liz graduation ring, his Nike slippers and his Nike cap. Flowers was not apprehended by the police until Saturday, September 15. The following day, Sunday, September 16, he was positively identified by the complainant in an identification parade.
Two men, 33 year old George Young and 38 year old David Wade, were charged with aggravated burglary and conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary when they appeared in court today. They pleaded not guilty to the charges. Magistrate Shona Griffith explained to them that the court cannot offer them bail because the aggravated burglary was committed with a firearm. She remanded them into custody until October 17. The incident occurred on Saturday, September 15. The complainant, 27 year old Ian Polanco, reported to the police that while he and Denroy Tillett were at home two men entered armed with firearms. The police said that after they received the report they went to a house on Elston Kerr Street and they apprehended Young and Wade and charged them.
Fifty-one year old Eric Barrow a.k.a. “Craig”, charged with burglary pleaded guilty to the charge and handling stolen goods when he in Court today . Barrow also pleaded guilty to attempted theft and wounding. Magistrate Aretha Ford sentenced him to four years for burglary, four years for attempted theft, and one year for wounding. He was not given a sentence for handling stolen goods because it is an alternative charge to burglary. The sentences are to run concurrently, so Barrow will only serve four years. The burglary occurred on September 4. The complainant, 32 year old massage therapist Leannie Ordonez, reported to the police that she left her residence downstairs and went upstairs and she was coming back down she heard a noise coming from her bedroom and she saw the curtain move. She said she called a friend for help and when the friend arrived they went into her bedroom and she looked under the bed and saw Barrow there. She said she shouted to Barrow to come out and Barrow came out and told her he was looking for her. She told police that Barrow tried to leave but her friend would not let him and a struggle ensued between them. During the struggle Barrow managed to escape. The police did not apprehend Barrow until the early morning hours of Saturday, September 15 when he attempted to steal some bottles from Belize Tourist Board. The security guard tried to stop Barrow and he was stabbed by Barrow with a broken bottle. Ordonez reported that over 11 thousand dollars worth of jewelry was stolen. Two pieces were recovered from a Pawn Shop.<< Read other news