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Brooklyn DA announces Project Brooklyn CLEAR to offer treatment for individuals arrested with small amount of narcotics

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, together with New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neil and New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Tuesday announced the launch of a pre-arraignment diversion program to assist individuals who suffer from drug dependency and misuse. Under Project CLEAR (Collaborative Legal Engagement Assistance Response), individuals arrested for misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance will ...

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Bandits shot dead; guns, ammo, stolen animals, other items recovered

Two suspected bandits were shot dead and two others were arrested Friday morning shortly after they held three male labourers at gunpoint  and stole several items. The Guyana Police Force said the robbery occurred at a ranch house at Potocco Creek, Berbice River. Dead are 37-year old Indarjit ‘Danny’ Sham of Betsy Ground Village ,East Canje and 21-year old Amar ...

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Lindo Creek Inquiry: Detective saw pile of burnt bones, flesh

Retired Guyana Police Force Detective Sergeant, Clemsford Burnette on Thursday testified spotting a pile of burnt human remains and important documents at Lindo Creek, Upper Berbice River in June 2008. “On checking, I found there were human remains. There were skeleton bones, parts of skull and a kind of flesh that wasn’t burnt properly,” he said under questioning by the ...

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Policewoman denies cavity search of teenage passenger

A Guyanese anti-narcotics policewoman has so far denied that she placed her finger in the vagina of a 17-year old girl in search of narcotics, the force said. “A statement has been obtained from the female rank who denied to have conducted a cavity search of the victim who was an outgoing passenger to Barbados,” the Guyana Police Force said. ...

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Medical doctor’s son charged with murder

The son of a medical doctor has been charged with the murder of one his father’s patients, after he was allegedly seen kicking him to his head, the Guyana Police Force said. Charged with the indictable offence is Neilsen Sinclair of Temple Street, Ogle, East Coast Demerara. He is due to be arraigned on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Sinclair is ...

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Welders charged in connection with vehicles seized at Kuru Kururu

Two welders were Monday arraigned for the alleged illegal use of chassis numbers on two vehicles that were suspected to have been stolen and found at Kuru Kururu earlier this month as part of a Guyana Police Force operation to smash a carjacking ring. Charged with fraudulent imitation of identification mark in violation of the Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic Act ...

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Police allegedly ‘fingered’ female outgoing passenger

The Guyana Police Force is investigating an allegation that a policewoman pushed her finger in the vagina of an outgoing  teenage passenger at the Ogle International Airport,  Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Assistant Commissioner Paul Williams said. The act was allegedly committed early Sunday morning on a 17-year old girl who was booked to travel to Barbados. She was ...

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Armed bandits rob Barama’s boss, supervisor, others

A shotgun and five cartridges are now in the hands of criminals after five bandits robbed a guard and three other persons at Barama Company Limited’s East Bank Demerara operations, the Guyana Police Force said. The 54-year old security guard said he was bound and gagged and then the bandits-four of whom were armed with handguns- robbed two Indonesians, one ...

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Deported to Guyana, man went back to Canada and returned to life of crime; convicted and faces second deportation

Reproduced from The Record KITCHENER — A man from Guyana deported from Canada 21 years ago after racking up several criminal convictions — including one for robbery — sneaked back into this country and returned to crime. Sheikh Ally, 47, was sentenced on Thursday to a little more than six years in prison, minus enhanced pretrial custody, afterpleading guilty to a slew ...

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Senior Caricom official shot, robbed outside home

A senior official of the Guyana-based Caribbean Community (Caricom) headquarters was Thursday shot and robbed, shortly after leaving the East Coast Demerara branch of Republic Bank. This is said to be third time in recent weeks that customers leaving that bank’s branch at Triumph have been robbed of large sums of cash Shot and injured is Lionel Persaud, a senior ...

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