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DRUG BUST

DRUG BUST

In its first drug bust of the year the RGPF Anti-Drug squad in a joint operation with the Coast Guard Unit netted 80-pounds of compressed marijuana which also led to the seizure of one speed boat.

The discovery was made after police intercepted the speed boat on Marquis Bay, (St. Andrew) about 6:30 a.m. on January 8th 2017.

The captain of the boat, Victor Charles, 54 years of Marquis was apprehended.

He along with Jamal Ross of Moliniere, St. George, will appear at the Grenville Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday 11th January 2017 on drug related charges.

Charles has been charged with possession, trafficking and importing of controlled drug while Ross who turned himself into police in relation to the drugs has been charged with conspiracy to traffic a controlled drug and conspiracy to import a controlled drug.

Police investigations continue.

Meanwhile, police are investigating the discovery of a quantity of compressed marijuana that was confiscated from an inmate at the Richmond Hill Prison.

The illegal substance was discovered lodged in a pair of slippers worn by the inmate during a search, as he attempted to reenter the facility on January 7th 2017.


Source:        Office of the Commissioner of Police

 Contact:        Community Relations Department (CRD)

                       440- 3764 / 405-5324

 Date:             Tuesday 10th January 2017

 

Temporary Road Closure – Town of St. George’s

Temporary Road Closure – Town of St. George’s

The Traffic Department of the Royal Grenada Police Force wishes to inform the general public that St. John’s Street from its intersection with Grenville Street to its intersection with Hillsborough Street (town of St. George) will be temporarily closed to vehicles traffic on Saturday the 7th January, 2017 between the hours 09:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m.

The Royal Grenada Police Force apologizes for any inconvenience caused.

 

Source:        Office of the Commissioner of Police

 Contact:        Community Relations Department (CRD)

                       440- 3764 / 405-5324

 Date:             Friday 6th January 2017

Police Arrest

Police Arrest

A St. George Vendor who was arrested after allegedly setting off explosives in a neighborhood shop has been charged with two counts of possession of explosives.

The charges were laid against Andre La Touche, 33 years, resident of The Carenage, St. George, after a quantity of firecrackers were found in his possession on December 19th 2016.

He has been granted bail in the sum of six-thousand dollars with one surety and is due to appear at the St. George’s Magistrate’s Court in early 2017.

Other persons arrested include, Jeffery Spann, 52 years, Bus Driver of Mamma Cannes, St. Andrew who has been charged for the offence of Sexual Assault involving a minor; Dexter Ruben, 44 years, Laborer of Pomme Rose, St. David who’s been charged with one count of stealing and Allene Quashie, 38 years, of Montinelle Carriacou who has been charged with four (4) counts each of stealing and housebreaking.

Akim Cambridge, 23 years, Security Officer of Willis, St. George has been charged with gambling, disorderly behavior and possession of an offensive weapon.

A charge of housebreaking and stealing was laid against Joel Pascal, 24 years of Mont Toute, St. George.

Pascal has also been charged with stealing from a dwelling house.

Meanwhile, Seon Grant a 35 year old Businessman of River Sallee, St. Patrick has been granted one hundred and fifty thousand dollars bail after appearing in Court on charges of conspiracy to import a controlled drug and conspiracy to traffic a controlled drug. Grant was nabbed during a drug operation which netted one hundred pounds of compressed marijuana. Two Vincentians, Anthony Baker and Keiron Walters, who were arrested along with Grant have been remanded to Richmond Hill Prison.

 

Source:       Office of Commissioner of Police

 Contact:     Community Relations Department

                   440-3764; 405-5324

 Date:          Tuesday 20th December, 2016

CHRISTMAS HAMPER DISTRIBUTION

CHRISTMAS HAMPER DISTRIBUTION

The Women’s Arm of the Royal Grenada Police Force will be distributing Christmas hampers to needy persons in the Western and Divisions on Monday 19th December, 2016 and Central Division on Tuesday 20th December, 2016.

The caravan will leave Police Headquarters at 10:00 a.m. on both days, December 19th and 20th 2016 making its first stop at Concord, St. John and will proceed along the west coast onto the Eastern Division.

An invitation is extended to members of the media to provide coverage of the activity.

 

Source:       Office of Commissioner of Police

Contact:      Community Relations Department

440-3764; 405-5324

Date:          Monday 19th December, 2016

THE RGPF IS urging the public to adhere to the rules and regulations that govern water activities, be mindful of the dangers of water and to take the necessary measures to safeguard their personal safety and that of others when engaging in activities that involve the use of water this Festive Season.

Persons are reminded that at this time of the year the sea has a tendency to be rough and with that in mind persons are encouraged to adapt best practices.

Boat operators and fishermen are encouraged to ensure boating safety rules or precautions have not been overlooked or forgotten, be weather wise, be familiar with the area that they are fishing in, always consider safety factors as well as be adequately prepared for any possibility whilst out at sea.

Sea bathers / swimmers are advised to check the weather before going to the beach, be extra cautious when swimming in the sea, scan the water carefully before entering, always keep an eye out for rip currents especially around the coastline, keep an eye on the waves and avoid areas where there is a strong backwash.

Parents / Guardians are advised to engage children in talks on water safety, never leave children unattended in or around large bodies of water, remember that children using noodles and other flotation devices must be properly supervised, and be mindful that even a small inflatable pool or bucket full of water, is a potential danger for children.

If a child is missing, check the water first as every second count in preventing drowning or permanent disability.

Children should also be taught to always ask permission to go near water.

Other safety advices include swimming only in the designated areas, obeying instructions / directions from lifeguards, avoid swimming immediately after a big meal and while intoxicated as well as refrain from diving into shallow seawater. It is also important to always have a designated water-watcher who is responsible for keeping track of everyone at the beach or pool and to avoid swimming alone – instead use the buddy system. Moreover, knowing CPR is a skill that can mean the difference between survival and the death of a victim who almost drowned.

With the 2016 Carriacou Parang Festival on the horizon the RGPF is also making a special appeal to persons intending to make that journey from mainland Grenada to do so through the safest possible means.

Persons are encouraged to adapt best safety practices and avoid risking their lives and that of others with the overcrowding of small crafts and use only boats that are designed to withstand the rigors of rough seas travel.

If in doubt, opt out.


Source:          Office of Commissioner of Police

 Contact:        Community Relations Department

                        440-3764; 405-5324

 Date:              Tuesday 13th December, 2016

Several Arrests as Police Yuletide Operations Continue

Several Arrests as Police Yuletide Operations Continue

Multiple arrests were made at the weekend as members of the RGPF continue its yuletide operations island-wide.

Amongst those arrested are Casey Celestine, a 22 year old Businessman of Happy Hill, St. George, who has been charged for indecently assaulting a minor on November 29th.

Also charged for the offense of indecent assault is Ricky Noel, a 45 year old Laborer of La Borie, St. George. Two additional charges, assault with a dangerous weapon and stealing from the person were also laid against Noel.

A charge of stealing from the a dwelling house was laid against Devon Arnold, 19 years, Bus Conductor of Mt. Gazo, St. David while a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon was preferred against David John, 31 years, Painter of Frequente, St. George

Two charges of wounding were laid against Sheldon Charles, 19 years, Labourer of Coals Gap St. David.

Similar charges were also preferred against Kenisha Alexander, 21 years, of Mt. Horne, St. Andrew and Yohance Woodroffe, 22 years old, Mechanic of Grand Anse, St. Gorge.

A 34 year old Laborer, Kevon Baptiste, of Calivigny (Confer) St. George, was charged for the offense of causing harm while Kerry Joseph, 31 years, Auto Mechanic of La Taste St. Patrick, was charged for the offence of causing grievous harm.

With the buildup of the holiday season upon us, the Royal Grenada Police Force is reminding the general public of the need to be extra vigilant and employ additional safety measures.

Meanwhile, , 39 year old Anthony Edgar of La Poterie, St. Andrew, sentenced to 3 months at Her Majesty’s Prison on Tuesday 13th December, 2016 for stealing a quantity of soursop while another St. Andrew resident, Michael Lalgie, was sentenced to 14 days in prison after pleading guilty to vagrancy and stealing a quantity of soursop. Lalgie has also been ordered to pay $350.00 dollars in one month and in default will serve one month in prison.

Source:          Office of Commissioner of Police

 Contact:        Community Relations Department

                        440-3764; 405-5324

 Date:              Tuesday 13th December, 2016

RGPF Says Thanks

RGPF Says Thanks

The Royal Grenada Police Force would like to thank the general public and the media for their assistance in locating the next of kin of Mr. Clarie Patrick John of Post Royal, St. Andrew.

Accept our most profound gratitude for the continued support.

 

Source:          Office of Commissioner of Police

 Contact:        Community Relations Department

                        440-3764; 405-5324

 Date:              Tuesday 13th December, 2016

Four Persons Drug Charges

Four Persons Drug Charges

Four persons were charged after over 84-thousand dollars in cocaine were seized from a home in Mt. Toute, St. George during a police operation on Monday 12th December, 2016.

Patrick Connell, 57 years, Shopkeeper, Dwight and Carlyne Richards, 26 and 24 years respectively, all of Mt. Toute and Kenisha Mc Sween, 25 years of Munich, St. Andrew have been charged with one count each of possession, and, trafficking of a controlled drug as well as possession with intent to supply a controlled drug.

They were each granted bail in the sum of 25-thousand dollars with two sureties and are due to appear at the St. George’s Magistrate’s Court on February 9th 2017.

 

Source:          Office of Commissioner of Police

 Contact:        Community Relations Department

                        440-3764; 405-5324

 Date:              Tuesday 13th December, 2016

St. Patrick Resident on Sex Charges

St. Patrick Resident on Sex Charges

A St. Patrick resident who has been charged with one count of sexual assault and two counts of rape of a teenager will make his second Court appearance at Sauteurs Magistrate’s Court on January 19th 2017.
Glendon John of Mt. Rose who first appeared at the St. David Magistrate’s Court on Friday 25th November, 2016 was granted bail in the sum of 30-thousand dollars.

 

Source:            Office of Commissioner of Police

Contact:          Community Relations Department

440-3764; 405-5324

Date:               Tuesday 29th November, 2016

Fatal Stabbing

Fatal Stabbing

Police are investigating a fatal stabbing which occurred at a Secondary School in St. George early this afternoon (Wednesday 23rd November, 2016).

Further information will be provided as the investigation unfolds.

Source: Office of Commissioner of Police

Contact: Community Relations Department
440-3764; 405-5324

Date: Wednesday 23th November, 2016