Larceny accused remanded
Michael Douglas, of 145 Fifth Street, Alberttown, Georgetown, appeared before acting Chief Magistrate Priya Beharry yesterday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, to answer the charges of break and enter and larceny.
It is alleged that on May 18, last, the defendant broke and entered the home of Fiona Hopkinson and stole two bicycles, a welding torch, one air conditioning unit, and one gold scale.
The defendant, who was unrepresented, pleaded not guilty to the charges. He told the court that Hopkinson’s home was accessible to a lot of persons.
Police Prosecutor Lionel Harvey objected to bail. He told the court that on the day in question, Hopkinson secured her premises and went out.
He indicated that the neighbour alerted Hopkinson and the police when they observed the defendant on the property. Subsequently the police arrested Douglas.
The Magistrate refused bail and the man is scheduled to make his next court appearance on November 8.
Also appearing before Magistrate Priya Beharry was Eon Archibald, who was charged with simple larceny.
It is alleged that on Friday last, the defendant stole one gold cricket band, property of Jaibishan Persaud.
Archibald, who was represented by attorney at law Terrence Lake, pleaded not guilty to the charge. The lawyer in a bail application told the court that his client is the father of three and is the sole “bread winner” for his family, thus bail should be granted with leniency.
Prosecutor Harvey told the court that Persaud was walking along Water Street, Georgetown, when Archibald attacked him, grabbed the band and attempted to escape, but was captured by the police who were on patrol in the vicinity.
Archibald is currently on $125,000 bail. He is scheduled to make his next court appearance on November 8.