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Julian Cowling accused of burglarizing E. P. Yorke High Print E-mail
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Thursday, 04 February 2016 00:00

Julian Edward Cowling, 26, is out on bail after he was charged for the burglary of Edward P. Yorke High School. Magistrate Deborah Rogers released the resident of Sunray Avenue on a bail of $1,000 plus one surety of the same amount after he pleaded not guilty to one count of burglary.

Cowling was arraigned on Thursday, January 28, on two criminal charges: burglary and handling stolen goods. Allegations being made against him is that on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, he broke into the Edward P. Yorke High School’s Cafeteria and stole a case of chocolate, a pack of chips, assorted soft drinks, snacks, water, exercise books, a geometry set, construction supplies, assorted juices and prepared meals. In all, he allegedly made off with $957 worth of goods. Police say that Cowling took them to his home and handed over various items reported stolen from the burglary with a total value of $304.55.

In court, Cowling pleaded not guilty to burglary but guilty to handling stolen goods. Magistrate Rogers fined him $800 after the guilty plea. He was also ordered to pay $304.55 to the school cafeteria as compensation for the total amount of items he was found with. Cowling has until April 15, 2016 to pay all the fines or serve four months imprisonment. Since the prosecution did not withdraw the burglary charge, he was granted bail and ordered to return to court on March 29 when disclosure is to be provided.