BDF woman granted bail after insulting a police officer Print E-mail
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Thursday, 05 April 2018 00:00

A Woman Belize Defence Force soldier was before the court on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 to answer to charges of obstructing a police and using insulting words. She is 25-year-old Sarita Gonguez, a BDF soldier of a Belize City address. Gonguez was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser where she pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The allegations are that on Friday, March 30, 2018 while on Curl Thompson Street, she obstructed WPC Tamara Longsworth in the execution of her duties as well as used obscene words toward her. The officer and other officers of the GSU were conducting patrols on the Jane Usher Boulevard when WPC Longsworth’s attention was drawn to two women arguing. The officer approached them and that is when a woman she had known for the last 10 years turned around and insulted her.

She was granted bail in the sum of $600 plus one surety of the same amount which she was able to meet. Gonguez is due back in court on May 25, 2018.