BDF Soldier fined after allegedly pulling firearm on civilian Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 February 2018 00:00

A gun related incident has led to the charging of a BDF officer. That officer, Kareem Beeks, was detained and charged pending investigation into a report made by a woman who claims that Beeks pointed the firearm at her. The woman made a call to the police and after giving them a description of the man she claims pointed the firearm at her, the suspect was pursued and detained.

That suspect turned out to be Kareem Beeks, a 25-year-old BDF soldier. Beeks was arraigned before magistrate Kadeen Palma on Monday, February 5, 2018 for resisting arrest as well as using indecent words to PC Knox Clark. The allegations are that on Saturday, February 3, 2018, PC Clark along with PC Alvaro and PC Salguero were conducting a mobile patrol on Iguana Street when they were approached by a woman, Elizabeth Howard, who reported that a man pointed a black object, believed to be a firearm, at her.

An APB was sent out and PC Salguero came upon a BDF soldier fitting the description. Beeks was informed that a search would be done on him. Noting incriminating was found on him and while the officers attempted to arrest him, Beeks resisted. PC Clark and the others managed to subdue him and he was escorted to the Raccoon Street police station. While at the police station, it is alleged that Beeks used indecent words to the officers.

In court, Beeks pleaded guilty to both offenses and admitted that he was wrong. He asked the magistrate for leniency. Magistrate Palma imposed two non-custodial sentences upon Beeks; he was fined $300 for resisting arrest as well as $200 for the use of indecent words. The first fine is to be paid by February 28, 2018 in default of 3 months’ imprisonment and the other by March 30, 2018 in default of 2 months’ imprisonment.