Angel Dorado and Shaquille Baeza Charged for Gang Tattoos Print E-mail
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Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00

Shakedi Baizar, 19, and Angel Dorado, 34, appeared before Magistrate Herbert Panton on Friday, August 22, to face a charge of displaying gang membership.

On Thursday, August 21, police conducted searches in the Mile 8 community of the George Price Highway. During those searches, they came across Baeza and Dorado who are both residents of the community. Baeza was arrested after police saw a tattoo on his inner arm “GAZA” which they believe is a tribute to the George Street Gang in Belize City. In Dorado’s case, nothing incriminating was found on or near him during the search. However, police noticed two tattoos on his arms. One arm had “O” and the other “G”. On the streets this is read as Orginal Gangsta and police arrested Dorado because they believe he was paying homage to the Bloods gang.

Baeza and Dorado pleaded not guilty to the charge in court on Friday. Dorado was released on bail in the sum of $500 plus one surety of the same amount. Bail was denied for Baeza because just a week prior to the arrest for displaying gang membership he was sentenced by Chief magistrate Smith to serve 100 hours of community service for a conviction on drug possession. When he was arrested on Thursday, Baeza was unable to prove that he did community service which means he breached the order handed down by the Chief Magistrate. He now has to serve two months in prison for failing to complete the community service.  

Baeza is no stranger to the court. He was recently accused of the attempted murder of Marcos Valle who was shot in the face while buying food near the Battle Field Park.