Thirty year old Gregory Bowen, a laborer of Croton Lane, was charged with the attempted murder of 29 year old police constable Marcelino Sam when he appeared in court yesterday. Bowen was remanded into custody until November 29. The police reported that when they responded to the robbery at Moon Grocery they picked up Bowen and put him and his bicycle into the pan of their pick-up truck. They said that when they reached the corner of Princess Margaret Drive and Coney Drive, Bowen pushed Sam out of the pan of the vehicle and Sam fell into the drain and struck his head on the pavement. Sam was taken to KHMH where his condition was listed as critical but stable.
Twenty-eight year old Ronald Gill, a carpenter of Faber’s Road, who allegedly broke into Mount Olive Seventh Day Adventist Church on Faber’s Road, was charged with burglary when he appeared in court yesterday. Gill pleaded not guilty to the charge. The prosecutor did not object to bail. But Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser said she has a problem with a person charged with breaking into a church and not even the church is safe anymore. So she denied Gill bail and remanded him into custody until December 18. The incident occurred between 8:30 p.m. on October 25 and 12:10 a.m. on October 26.Michael Sylvestre Cain, a deacon of the church, reported that the lock on the front door of the church was cut and the church was burglarized and the items that were stolen included two speakers, two amplifiers and some wire, which amounted to $2, 470.00. The police, who were in the area, reported that they saw Gill acting suspicious and when they apprehended him he took them to an empty apartment across the street from the church and they recovered the stolen items.<< Read other news