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39-year-old woman pleads guilty to a charge of Wasteful Employment of Police.

Sharonna Walkin of Blue Hills Providenciales who was arrested last week (Wednesday 3rd August 2016) with wasteful employment of police, plead guilty today in the Magistrate's Court.

The charge stem from a report that she made around 8am on Saturday 25th June 2016, stating that a man known to her, beat her about the body, pointed a gun at her and made threats to shoot her. After arresting and charging the man, the woman told officers that the report she made was false. She was then charged and taken before the Magistrate.

After her guilty plea, she gave the Magistrate a lengthy reason why she made such false report on the man.

Her mitigation was taken into consideration before sentencing and was fined $1500 by the 10th September 2016 or 90 days imprisonment if she fails to pay the penalty.

According to sections 6 (2) of the Criminal Law Ordinance Chapter 3.01, “ Where a person causes any wasteful employment of any police officer, knowingly making to any person a false report tending to show that an offence has been committed, or to give rise to the apprehension for the safety of any person or property, or tending to show that he has information material to any police inquiry, he or she shall be liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for six (6) months or to a fine of $2,000 or both imprisonment and fine.

39 year-old woman charged with wasteful employment of Police

On Wednesday 3rd August 2016, officers arrested and charged a 39-year-old female of Blue Hills Providenciales with Wasteful employment of Police.

The woman reported to police on Saturday 25 June 2016 around 8 am that a man known to her, beat her about the body, pointed a gun at her and made threats to shoot her. Police immediately responded to the report, where the man was arrested after a high-speed chase along the Millennium Highway in Blue Hills Providenciales.

A few days later, the woman told police that the report she made was false and due to the nature of such incident, the man was charged and taken to the court for Possession of Imitation firearm with intention to cause fear and Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm. However, the case was withdrawn because the woman informed the court that the report was false.

According to sections 6 (2) of the Criminal Law Ordinance Chapter 3.01, “ Where a person causes any wasteful employment of any police officer, knowingly making to any person a false report tending to show that an offence has been committed, or to give rise to the apprehension for the safety of any person or property, or tending to show that he has information material to any police inquiry, he or she shall be liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for six (6) months or to a fine of $2,000 or both imprisonment and fine.

The woman will appear to court on Wednesday 10th August 2016.

Fourth person charged with Sunny Food Store Robbery

As investigations into the Sunny Foods store robbery continues, a 27-year-old-male of Blue Hills Providenciales has been arrested and charged with Robbery and inflicting Grevous Bodily Harm.
The male is the fourth person charged in connection with the incident that occurred at the store on Sunday 10th April 2016 where ex-Superintendent of Police Alboin Williams was shot multiple times by three (3) masked men who got away with a large undisclosed amount of money.

The other three males, 33-year-old Reginald Presil, 32-year-olds Fritzer Prevalus and Wilbert Almonor who were charged on Monday 19th July 2016 with Conspiracy to Commit Robbery are presently on remand awaiting sufficiency hearing set for Friday 2nd September 2016.

The 27year old male will be taken to court later this week.

20 Police recruits begins training

The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force has welcomed 20 new faces to the Department. The men and women who started initial training on Monday 1st August 2016, beginning a three-month journey to become officers.

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Over the training period, the new recruits will undergo both classroom and situational training which includes, basic police procedures and duties, engage in swimming and lifesaving, customer service, firearm, self-defense, drill and physical training.

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The officers are all sworn constables with full Police powers but will be based in and patrol main tourist areas once their training is complete.

36-year-old Sherrington McIntosh Sentenced to 8years Imprisonment

On today’s date (Friday 29th July 2016) in the Supreme Court of Providenciales, 36-year-old Sherrington McIntosh of Five Cays who was found guilty on Monday 20th June 2016 for False Imprisonment, Burglary and Common Assault was sentenced to 8years imprisonment.

It was on Thursday 3rd December 2015 at 4am the complainant contacted station and reported that McIntosh was trying to burglarize her home. When police arrived at the scene located in Kew Town Providenciales, McIntosh who had already gained entrance into the house, slapped the complainant and held her and her 10 months old daughter hostage while making threats to burn the house with a gas tank and matches in his possession. After several hours of negotiation with officers, he agreed to come out of the house and freed the victims.

He was immediately arrested and later charged with the offences mentioned.

Mr. McIntosh was sentenced to two (2) years Imprisonment for Common Assault, five (5) years for Burglary and eight (8) years for False Imprisonment. They will run concurrently.

Prior to committing the offences above, he was bound over to keep the peace for two (2) years for a previous Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm offence. Due to him breaching that order he was fined $1,000.