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Crackdown of Quality of Life Crimes Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 November 2012 00:00

Minister of National Security, Hon. John Saldivar announced last Thursday that the Police Department will be cracking down on quality of life crimes, and indeed they have.


On Wednesday November 7th, Andrew Tate appeared in Magistrate's Court to answer to charges of riding a bicycle without a bell. He pleaded guilty to the charge and was fined $25 and $5 cost of court, which he paid immediately and was free to go.

Tate was arrested after he was found riding a bicycle without a bell on Saturday, November 3rd at about 10:30 a.m. on Cedar Street.

Also appearing in court on a misdemeanor charge was 20-year-old Latifah Augustus, who was caught on Youth For the Future Drive, drinking in public on Friday, November 2nd. She pleaded guilty to the charge and was fined $25 and $5 cost of court. She was ordered to pay the fine immediately or in default spend 1 week in jail.

Augustus was additionally charged with assaulting a police officer and escape. The charges arise after being arrested for public drinking. She was taken to the Queen Street Police station where PC Luis Cobarubias reported that she assaulted him while he was executing his duties. She was additionally charged with escape as after being locked down, she somehow managed to get out of the cell she was placed in and walked out of the station. She pleaded not guilty to both the charges and was granted bail of $1,000 for assaulting a police officer and the matter was adjourned until December 28th. She also pleaded not guilty to escape and bail was set for $2,000 and the matter was adjourned to December 28th.