Five Policemen slapped with robbery charges on Tuesday appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Magistrate Judy Latchman.The five accused PolicemenThe Policemen: Constable Kofi Arthur, 25; Constable Raphael Lowenfield, 25; Constable Akeem Thompson, 21; Lance Corporal Mark Fernandez, 34 and Constable Delroy Duncan, 23, all pleaded not guilty to the charges which stated that on July 25 at Timehri, East Bank Demerara, they robbed Urie Samuels of six pennyweight raw gold valued $66,000 and Sherman Nowel of five pennyweight raw gold valued $55,000 and four pennyweight of raw gold valued $44,000, belonging to Harillal Gildarie.Defence Attorney Patrice Henry, in a bail application, told the Court that the Policemen were on patrol on the day in question when they carried out a search with instructions at the military base camp on the Virtual Complainants, but did not discover anything illegal on them. It was then the Policemen decided to set them free. It was not until three days later, allegations of robbery were laid against the Policemen.The Policemen were released on $600,000 bail each. However, after the Magistrate indicated the bail amount, Attorney Henry made several applications for a reduction in bail, but those submissions were overruled.The prosecution did not object to bail, but requested that the defendants lodge their passports. The case will continue on August 15.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Change comes to our weather pattern today, although we are making very few actual changes to our forecast. Yesterday was likely the last day that felt like summer…and by coincidence, today is the last day of summer. A cold front moves through the state today and it will bring cooler air along with some minor precipitation. Scattered shows bring a few hundredths to a quarter inch in most areas and we look for coverage around 70%.Dry weather returns for the weekends. We still see heavy rains staying south of the Ohio river for the most part on Sunday but will say that the southern tier of counties in south central Ohio should prepare for at least a chance of showers Sunday afternoon. There is no threat farther north. Sunshine and blue sky will be in control over the rest of the state.Rain is back for Monday and Tuesday and most of Wednesday. We are keeping our rain totals of half to 2” combined over nearly 100% of the state for the 3-day period. However, we think the rains may be a bit slow to start at least in terms of coverage, and the heaviest, most frequent rains likely develop for Tuesday and Wednesday. We should be fully dry for next Thursday.Friday-Saturday of next week is the only part of the forecast where there is some question this morning. Models are divides on how precipitation comes in late next week. Some models bring action Friday, others delay it into Saturday. Either way, we likely are looking at a final system before we bring the month to a close. The even still has potential for half to 1.5” rains but we are scaling coverage back slightly to 80% of the state.The 11-16 day forecast period still is mostly dry this morning. We have strong Canadian high pressure slowly meandering across the central and eastern corn belt in the period, and we should see low humidity and good drying again. The difference there vs what we have seen here recently will be temperatures…we should be significantly cooler as we finish September and move into October than right now. Looking past the end of the 11-16 day period, we see a strong front building to the west, and that should bring rains of at least 1 inch back in for the October 6th and 7th time frame.Temps pull back to near normal today through the weekend, and then behind the early week system make another move lower. We should be normal to below normal by the end of next week. We continue to point to that Oct 1 to Oct 3 period as a window where we can see our first frost over at least parts of the state, perhaps a majority of the state. The map at right shows potential morning lows for October 1st.
The Sioux City Council is the latest public entity to show support for a trail connecting Woodbury and Plymouth counties.The council gave unanimous support to the project on their consent agenda Monday afternoon after receiving a presentation from supporters from Plymouth County including trail committee member Greg Grupp:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/PLY.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..Iowa community. ;18Grupp says the committee intents to develop the Plymouth County part of the trail with private equity and no taxpayer dollars.The proposed trail would become part of 70 miles of trails in the tri-state area.The project running from Le Mars to Merrill and Hinton on south would use D-O-T right of way property to eliminate land acquisition expenses:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/PLY2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….in Siouxland. ;14Dakin Schultz of the Iowa Department of Transportation says there are some criteria to follow for the trail to be built on the Highway 75 right of way:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/PLY3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……impact drainage. :24Plymouth County Supervisors have not supported the proposed trail due to costs estimated between $10 and $25 million dollars.Two public meetings on the proposed trail will take place next week.One on Wednesday, August 16th at the Hinton Community Center, and the second Thursday, August 17th at the Merrill city council chambers.Both meetings will begin at 6:00 p.m.
THE latest edition of Saints InTouch Podcast is now available to download.In this edition we reflect on the dramatic win over Leeds and this weekend’s Challenge Cup tie at Huddersfield.We speak to Paul Wellens, Nathan Brown, Anthony Walker and Keiron Cunningham.The weekly Podcast is the ideal way to keep up to date with the Saints and the perfect length for your commute too!To listen click here or search for St Helens RFC on iTunes. You can also hear past episodes there too.Remember if you want a question answering on the Podcast drop us a line @saints1890 on twitter or email [email protected]