Man on $20,000 bail for damaging State vehicle

A man accused of damaging a vehicle belonging to the State was released on $20,000 bail after he made an appearance before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
Orlando Fraser denied the charge which alleged that on February 19, at Vlissengen Road, Georgetown, he damaged a vehicle belonging to the State.
Fraser, however, claimed that he was riding his motorbike on the road when he tried to swerve from another vehicle and accidentally rode into the State-owned vehicle. After listening to his explanation, the Magistrate released Fraser on bail. He returns to court in September.
Meanwhile, in another case before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, 20-year-old Joshua Henry of Pineapple Street, East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was charged with larceny.
He, too, was released on bail.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on July 3 at Thomas and Middle Streets, Georgetown, he stole from the person of a woman, a shoulder bag valued at $2000, a cell phone valued at $10,000, and $119,000 cash and $2000 worth in cosmetics.
Henry, in his address to the court, said the Police “made up” the charge against him. The fish vendor told the court that at the time of the incident, he was at the hospital receiving treatment for injuries he received in an accident. He said that Police ranks arrested him at the hospital.
According to the Police prosecutor, on the day in question, at around 08:30h, the woman was standing at the corner of Thomas and Middle Streets when Henry snatched her handbag and then made good his escape on a motorcycle. The matter was reported, the prosecutor disclosed, and Henry was arrested on Vlissengen Road.
In the end, the Chief Magistrate released the defendant on $100,000 bail. The matter was adjourned until July 21.