KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, April 4 — A police constable was among several persons arrested and charged with drug offences on the weekend.
The Police Public Relations and Complaints Department said in a release on Tuesday that labourer Ryan Douglas, 23, of Byera and Police Constable Kentis Pompey, 29, of Kingstown, were arrested for possession of “466 grammes of cannabis”, with intent to supply it to another, at Port Elizabeth, Bequia on Saturday. Pompey was also charged with “28 grammes of cannabis”.
Meanwhile, Calvert Farrell, a 43-year-old painter of Cemetery Hill, Bequia was charged with possession of “two rocks of cocaine”, with intent to supply to another, at Belmont, Bequia on Saturday.
Marlon Jackson, a 30 year-old labourer of Sion Hill was charged with possession of “327 grammes of cannabis” with intent to supply to another, at Kingstown on Sunday.
Doril Williams, 50, a farmer of Lower Questelles was charged with possession of “314 grammes of cannabis” with intent to supply to another, at Carib Mountain, Campden Park on Sunday.
The arrest and arraignment of the cop follows that of three other officers last week in connection with the shooting of one of their colleagues.
Rockies men charged with robbery
Three Rockies men were on Friday charged with robbing a Dorsetshire Hill woman, police say.
Enoch George, 20; Tevin Williams, 15; and Steffron Thomas, 15, all labourers of Rockies, were arrested and charged jointly with robbing Shelly-Ann Greaves, 30, a teacher of Dorsetshire Hill of one red and black Samsung cellular phone, valued at EC$100, one red and black purse, valued at EC$80, containing a sum of EC$785 in cash and a quantity of documents, the property of Greaves. They were also charged with three counts of assault in that in order to rob Greaves, they used force on herand assaulted both Shineka Gibson, 20, a secretary of Dorsetshire Hill and Severne Gibson, 30, a cook of Dorsetshire Hill, at Dorsetshire Hill Government School on March 29.
Woman seriously injured in vehicular accident
Police say they are investigating several motor vehicle accidents over the weekend, including one that left a woman hospitalised.
On Friday, motor vehicle PS 877, a Suzuki van owned by Rent and Drive Company and driven by Xavin Llewellyn of Rose Place and pedestrian, Aliyah Hepburn of Union Level, were involved in an accident along Port Elizabeth public road.
Hepburn sustained serious injuries about her body and is a patient at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, police said on Wednesday.
In other accident reports:
Motor vehicle HR228, a minivan owned and driven by Bertram Pompey, 58, a businessman of Brighton and motor vehicle TN128, a jeep owned by Franco Construction Company and driven by Devon Francis of Fountain occurred along Brighton public road on March 28.
Two passengers in motor vehicle HR228 sustained injuries and were treated and discharged at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.
Motor vehicle HR274, an omnibus owned and driven by Junior Shallow of Richland Park and a pedestrian, Linneka Matthews, of Mesopotamia occurred at Mesopotamia Public Road on March 30. Matthews sustained minor injuries about her body and was taken to the Levi Latham Health Centre, where she was treated and discharged.
Man charged for driving without licence
On Sunday, Augustus Bowens, a 48-year-old conductor of Glen, was arrested and charged with driving motor vehicle PC283 without being the holder of a driver’s permit, driving motor vehicle PC283 without there being in force a policy of insurance or such security in respect of third party risk in respect of the said vehicle, at Glen public road on March 30.
Man charged with intent to murder
On Sunday, Ivan James Samuel, a 38-year-old labourer of Diamonds/South Rivers, was arrested and charged with intent to commit the offence of murder on Sherlene Hackshaw of Belair. It is alleged that Samuel acted in a way which is more than merely preparatory to the commission of the offence by allegedly stabbing Hackshawwith an ice pick at Bedford Street, Kingstown on Saturday.
They beat minors to near death; they throw their colleague under the bus when she told them she was raped; they beat elected officials in Parliament; they drive through crowds with no disregard for life; they shoot one another wlly-nilly; they are drug dealers; they give 8 year olds STD; they abandon their own to drown;they blatantly ignore orders from the DPP; they unabashedly flaunt their political allegiance while on duty;they are the Police of SVG.
There is a crisis of leadership within the Police Force, there is no accountability, no sense of meritocracy; no professionalism and no pride in wearing a Police uniform. Because of politics and an inept Commissioner, our police force has been turned upside down and the officers do believe they are above the law.
Now, if those three criminal officers were reemployed after beating the snot out of that youth; what is a pound of weed, surely, this officer still has a future in the Police Force. Maybe Officer Benjamin could investigate as to what is the real cause to the lack of discipline and the erosion of moral standards within the institution…then again, our police are members of our society; maybe the police is just a reflection of how low the Vincentian society has fallen to. Maybe.
Hey stop that kind of talk, you making the country look bad and scaring away investors, people might think its a Mauby Shop we running here.
It is a Mauby shop, But you can get some rape cakes with your,neglected bad economy mauby.
WHEN TOUUSAINT HAD SAID THAT THE POLICE IS A PRODUCT OF THE SOCIETY EVERYONE INCLUDING THIS PRESENT GOVERNMENT WANTED TO HANG HIM ON THE CROSS BUT I SEE ITS COMING TO PASS NOW AND THEY ARE TRYING TO SAY THE SAME THING NOW BUT THE DIFFERENCE NOW IT IS TO MANY CASES,ITS 100 PERCENT INCREASE IN 12 YEARS THAN WHAT NDP HAD IN 17 AND A HALF YEARS, GOD NA AH SLEEP.
I suppose they should not be hard on this police carrying 1 lb of weed, it was for self use, he is I understand a chain smoker.
I doubt they will beat a confession from one of their own.
MAKE HIM THE NEXT COMMISSIONER OF POLICE
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