Twenty-two year old Eric Reynolds, of Casaurina Street charged with kept firearm and ammunition without a gun license, was found guilty of both charges today. Reynolds was sentenced to five years for each count with the stipulation that the sentences are to run concurrently, so he will only serve five years. The incident occurred on April 12, 2012. Evidence which came out at the trial revealed that Reynolds was riding a bicycle on Administration Drive and he sped off when he saw a police mobile patrol vehicle. Reynolds was pursued by the vehicle and he was apprehended. When the police searched him they found a point 38 revolver with five rounds of ammunition in its chambers in the waist of his pants. As a result, Reynolds was taken into custody along with the firearm and ammunition and charged. Reynolds testified and denied that he had the firearm and ammunition. He claimed that he rode away from the police because he had cannabis on his person. But Chief Magistrate Ann Marie Smith did not believe his story and she found him guilty.
A man was shot this evening in Belize City. The incident happened shortly before five this evening on Rivero Street and the victim is twenty-three year old Anthony Scott, a resident of the same street. Love News understands that Scott was walking on Rivero Street when as he reached in front of a green cement house, someone rode past and fired several shots at him. We understand that he was hit in the ribcage and foot and is currently receiving treatment at the Karl Heusner Memorial Emergency ward. A resident told Love News she was heading out to the store when she heard three shots and saw a man speeding off on a bicycle. Police are looking for a suspect.
Police in Corozal are investigating what appears to be a huge case of theft from Belize Western Energy Limited. An audit of the butane gas company’s operations nationwide conducted last month, found that over five thousand gallons of liquid petroleum gas, also known as butane was unaccounted for from the BWEL plant in Ranchito village in the Corozal district. The amount of the unaccounted for butane gas is estimated at twenty seven thousand, nine hundred and seventy six dollars. Furthermore, the audit showed that a reconciliation of sales and deposits for the months of August and September found that twenty four thousand, five hundred and ninety eight dollars and ninety six cents was also unaccounted for. The case is now a criminal matter under investigation by the police.<< Read other news