Brother blames sister for arrest

first_imgA 46-year-old man of 222 Side Line, East La Penitence, Georgetown, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to two charges.However, the man claimed that his sister paid the Police to arrest him, so that she could have full ownership of a piece of land his deceased mother left to both of them.Theodore King is facing charges of robbery under arms and escaping lawful custody; he denied both charges and registered a not-guilty plea.The first charge stated that on August 27, 2016, at Regent Street, Georgetown, armed with a knife, he robbed Angelica Seeraj of two gold bands valued $100,000. The second charge stated that on the same day at the Brickdam Police Station, while he was in lawful custody for a criminal offence, he escaped from custody.The prosecution stated that the man escaped from a window in the Brickdam Police Station. He was recaptured the same day, arrested and charged.The unrepresented King told the court that he had no knowledge of the allegations being levelled against him. He explained that he did not escape from the Police Station, but simply left the premises.Further, King related that he spoke to an officer at the Station and explained that he knew nothing of the robbery charge against him. After some time waiting on the bench, he decided to walk out, since he had left his six children alone.The defendant said his sister seemed to want all of the land and even threatened to kill him for it.Chief Magistrate McLennan asked the defendant if he had ever made a report, but he replied in the negative, stating that his sister ‘owned’ the Police outpost in his community, since she once hired the Police to seize his electronics. He claimed his girlfriend has all of the receipts for the items they bought and he was now trying to build a life, but his sister was not giving him a chance.King stressed that he knew nothing about robbing anyone of any jewellery. He maintained that he was a hardworking and changed man, while admitting to committing previous offences. He said he was a Muslim and had changed his life for the better.King was granted bail in the sum of $50,000, and was scheduled to make his next court appearance on October 6, 2016.last_img read more

Ex-cop charged for stealing $900,000 from Police Force

first_imgAn ex-member of the Guyana Police Force found himself on the wrong side of the law on Friday when he was slapped with nine criminal charges.Former Police Sergeant, Tamesh Danraj stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Friday.The allegations against Danraj stated that between September 15, 2017 to December 2018 while he was employed as an audit clerk in the finance office at the Anna Regina Police Station, with intent to defraud, he embezzled over $900,000 to his own use and benefits.In court on Friday, the Prosecution contended that the finance officer was at the centre of an investigation when he left Guyana on a flight to the United States.However, based on information received, police were able to track down the ex-cop and ordered his arrest.The court was informed that the father of three was dismissed from the Guyana Police Force on January 26, 2019, following his arrest.Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers contended that the 35-year-old ex-cop is also at the centre of another investigation for offences of similar nature.Defense Attorney Latchmie Rahamat in a bail application asked that reasonable bail be given to her client. He was released on $25,000 bail for each of the nine charges. The case was transferred to the Anna Regina Magistrate’s Court and will continue on March 13, 2019.last_img read more

Schwarz and Testawitch get big starts at Indigenous Games

first_imgTORONTO, O.N. — Two Fort St. John athletes are off to big starts to their competitions at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games in Toronto.13 year-old Kade Schwarz, and 14 year-old Laila Testawitch are competing as members of Team B.C. in the sports of swimming, and volleyball respectively.Testawitch and the rest of the Team B.C. U16 girls volleyball team went 3-0 yesterday, beating New York 28-18 and 25-12. They also defeated Eatern Shore and the North 25-16 and 27-25, and Nunavut 25-20 and 25-21. The girls are back on the court this afternoon for a game against Nunavut, which started at 11:30 a.m. Fort St. John time.- Advertisement –The aquatics competition members of Team B.C. Fort St. John resident Kade Schwarz is 2nd from the right, in the back row. Supplied photo.Schwarz is going to be in the pool, competing in the U14 age group. The 13 year-old finished 2nd in the 50m backstroke and 1st in the 200m breaststroke qualifiers this morning. Schwarz is back in the pool for the finals, which start at 3:00 p.m. today. The North American Indigenous Games are being broadcast on the CBC Sports website, available here: read more

LAPD, Police Commission clash over May Day confrontation

first_imgSix months after the violent May Day confrontation between LAPD officers and hundreds of peaceful immigration protesters, the top internal affairs investigator told a skeptical Police Commission Tuesday that most of the officers who used force that day have been identified and discipline proceedings are expected to start by next year. Deputy Chief Mark Perez, head of the department’s Professional Standards Bureau, did not say how many officers or supervisors have been targeted for discipline, but said 48 officers have been interviewed regarding use of force. “We have a good idea of which officers used force,” he said. “Our problem is matching officers who used force with complaints.” More than 300 complaints were filed over officer behavior that day, including 27 from members of the media. The incident occurred May 1 at MacArthur Park when Los Angeles Police Department officers shot more than 100 rounds of rubber bullets into a crowd with women and children as they tried to disperse a peaceful immigration march. Images of riot-clad police shoving reporters and cameramen were broadcast around the world and forced Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to cut short a trade trip. In its own report released earlier this month, the LAPD found poor planning, weak leadership and failed communication were to blame for the chaos. Attorneys for several protesters injured during the fracas have criticized internal affairs investigators for treating protesters like suspects. Perez said all officers identified as using force that day, regardless if there was a complaint against them, will face discipline.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“Since there was nothing distinctive about the officers that day – all the officers pretty much look the same to the public – citizens have only been able to aid in identification of a few officers,” Perez said. But after more than 6,000 hours of investigations and several hearings, commissioners voiced frustration, saying there should be evidence to discipline officers involved in the high-profile beatings captured on tape. “It seems like the overall investigation is complex,” Commissioner Shelley Freeman said. But “some of them strike me as no-brainers frankly, and I am wondering why we wouldn’t prioritize some of the simple ones.” Perez defended the pace of the investigation, saying that looking at a single confrontation alone takes officers’ actions that day out of context. “We don’t prioritize just based on what looks easy to do,” he said. “You don’t set it aside and process it when it’s related to so many things.” last_img read more


first_imgA Donegal man is to launch a new novel and it promises to be music to his ears.Harry McGilloway, from Moville, has a background as a professional musician.Harry’s book, ‘I Will Sing My Songs For You’, will be launched on February 13th by Tigearr Publishing. Harry’s story is set in Inishowen in the 1970s.Young musician, Simon, is the songwriter and front man of the very successful group, Simon and the Heartbeats. He is surrounded by all the trappings of a rock-star life style.On a song-writing break to rural Inishowen Donegal, Simon meets and becomes enchanted by the very beautiful Marie-Clare.As their lives begin to entwine, can their relationship survive the tragedies and misunderstandings that will invade it? Author Harry McGillowayAs Simon’s fame and fortune continues to climb to a higher plane, Marie-Clare has her own demons to conquer.Throughout the intriguing twists and turns, we encounter breaking points and endurance, tenderness and vulnerability, deep sorrow and intense love.This is an in-depth look at the workings of the music industry machine and portrays the reality behind the popular misconceptions.The novel was taking up by Tirgearr Publishing and is due for worldwide release as an from February 13th, and can be purchased through Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, Nook, Kobo, Sony and Amazon, the printed book will follow in the summer.For more see:…DONEGAL MAN HITS THE ‘WRITE NOTE’ WITH NEW NOVEL was last modified: January 14th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Harry McGillowayI Will Sing My Songs For Younovellast_img read more

A contrite Arnold

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Humbled by Tuesday’s overwhelming electoral defeat, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has struck a conciliatory tone. Having seen his strategy of bypassing the Legislature by going directly to the people fail, he now pledges to try to re-engage Democratic leaders in Sacramento – a wise, if obvious, move. The critics grouse that Schwarzenegger hasn’t gone far enough. He should apologize, they say, for calling the special election in the first place. But this is just ugly partisanship. Schwarzenegger no more needs to apologize for losing last week than Gray Davis should have groveled for forgiveness after the recall. Politics is about winners and losers, and progress only comes about when leaders take risks. Sometimes risks result in failure. It beats the all-too-common alternative of gutless, poll-driven politicians who refuse to confront the hard issues. Still, as Schwarzenegger admits, he badly misjudged the will of the electorate in pushing for the special election. It’s a mistake that cost the state $55 million, a small fraction of the rampant waste that Schwarzenegger was trying to rein in, but a real loss nonetheless. The governor’s failure has also set back the reform movement, and wiped out much of the political capital he will need to be effective in working with the Legislature. It’s easy to understand his regret. But to his credit, he’s accepted “full responsibility,” rather than simply blaming his aides, the public or his political opponents. This is a key first step toward rehabilitating the state’s dysfunctional political system. A good second step is Schwarzenegger’s promise to include Democratic leaders in putting together his next State of the State address. Legislators were taken aback last year to learn about the governor’s reform agenda without being consulted first. What comes next depends on how Sacramento Democrats react to the new, contrite Arnold. They’ve long said they want to cooperate more, and they now seem to have the opportunity. If their conciliatory words last week are any indication, both sides could well rise to the occasion. We can only hope. Somehow, the state needs to tackle its many problems. It couldn’t be done at the ballot box, and so now it must be done in Sacramento.last_img read more


first_imgA Letterkenny man who is in custody after more than a year on the run appeared in court today charge with a range of offences including theft, public order and assault.Jason Haughey. Pic by Northwest Newspix.Jason Haughey, of 5 Rosemount, appeared via video link at Letterkenny District Court wearing a Man Utd football shirt. Haughey, 25, who was detained by Gardai in Carndonagh last month, is currently in custody and will appear before Letterkenny Circuit Court in December.Solicitor, Mr Patsy Gallagher asked Judge Conall Gibbons to adjourn all matters to Thursday, September 3.The charges before the court were threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour, intoxication and obstruction at Oldtown Road, Letterkenny on March 13, 2012; failing to appear in court on March 26, 2012; two counts of assaults, unlawful possession of drugs and resisting a peace officer in the execution of his duty at Letterkenny Garda Station on February 4, 2013 and handling stolen property at 10 Cloncool Park, Buncrana on February 2, 2014.Granting the application Judge Gibbons adjourned the matter to September 4 when it will be decided which charges will be dealt by district and circuit court.LETTERKENNY MAN APPEARS BY VIDEO-LINK ON RANGE OF CHARGES was last modified: August 13th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtdonegalJason HaugheyJudge Conal Gibbonsletterkennylast_img read more

Wednesday’s Chelsea quiz

first_imgTest your knowledge by seeing how many of these Chelsea-related questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-5]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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

MC Hammer knocked for weak first pitch at A’s playoff game

first_imgIt seems that the Oakland A’s aren’t the only ones being criticized for their lackluster performance during Wednesday night’s American League Wild Card Game. Hometown celebrity MC Hammer is also the target of a little trash talk.Hammer, 57, threw out the ceremonial first pitch before his A’s took on — and fell to — the Tampa Bay Rays at the Oakland Coliseum. Unlike a lot of people who bounce their first-pitch tries in the dirt, or fling them in the general direction of I-880, his toss to A’s …last_img read more

World Aids Day: five things you need to know

first_img1 December 2015The first day of December is observed the world over as World Aids Day, a special commemoration of the global effects of the HIV/Aids pandemic. Begun in 1988 as a way to fight the stigma of the disease and educate people about prevention and treatment, the ultimate objective of World Aids Day 2015 is: Getting to Zero.1. The origin of World Aids DayFrom Visually.Share on Share on EmbedTap to Expand Embed the above image on your site Customize size read more