Three caught with stolen Lifan motorcycle Print E-mail
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Thursday, 06 October 2011 00:00

Ryan Barnett and Ortiz GladdenA motor cycle belonging to Computer Technician, Julian Samuels was stolen sometime between the hours of 5:30 p.m., and 8:30 p.m., on Thursday, September 29th  and hours after the theft police caught three Belize city men in possession of the stolen cycle.

Ryan Barnett, 25, a Construction Worker of #4 George Street , who was caught pushing the stolen cycle in the company of 18-year-old Ortiz Gladden, a resident of #6 Racecourse Street along with a 17-year-old minor were arraigned in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court late yesterday evening on a charge of theft.

Allegations are that on Thursday, September 29th, they stole a Lifan Motorcylce valued at $1,200.00 the property of Julian Samuels.

In Court, prosecutor Sgt. Itch objected to bail against the minor who was placed on a 3 month suspended sentence that he breached when he was charged with this latest incident for theft.

The minor was imposed a 3 month suspended sentence when he had appear at the Belize Family Court. He was order not to get into any trouble or be charged with any other offenses between the periods of July 23rd to October 31st. He must now pay the sum of $500.00 which he must pay the court in default he will serve 5 months in prison.

While the minor was remanded to the Belize Youth Hostel, Barnett and Gladden were both granted bail in the sum of $2,000 each plus one surety of the same amount which they both met.  All three accused persons are due back in Court #8, the court where the matter was transferred to on November 24th.

In a report to police, Julian Samuels, 36, a Computer technician with Fultec System located in the Coney Driver area and a resident of #16 Heusner Crescent reported to police that between the hours of 5:30 p.m., and 8:30 p.m., on Thursday, September 29th, his Lifan motorcycle which was parked in his yard was stolen.

That same day, police intercepted Barnett, Gladden and the minor on St. Joseph Street in possession of the cycle.  Barnett was the one who was pushing the cycle, as the other two persons were walking alongside him.
All three men were taken into custody by police where they were escorted to the Queen Street Police Station where they were charged.