More curfew violators charged
A man who broke the curfew to borrow canned gas from a friend was yesterday granted an absolute discharge.
Police arrested Elroy Symonette, 27, moments after he walked outside his yard at 9:56 p.m. on May 25.
Symonette was charged with breaking the curfew and failing to wear a mask while outside.
Symonette was unrepresented at his arraignment before Senior Magistrate Carolyn Vogt-Evans. He told the court that he needed to cook and was unable to go out earlier because of bad weather.
Symonette said he had a mask but just didn’t have it on. Vogt-Evans advised him to follow the rules.
Symonette said the rules were for everyone, including herself.
Fritizgerald Benoit admitted to breaking the weekend lockdown.
Officers arrested the 39-year-old at 8:35pm on May 24. Benoit said that he was walking home after checking on his grandmother, who lived alone.
He claimed that he had dropped off provisions to her. Vogt-Evans told Benoit that he had ample time to prepare for the lockdown and fined him $500 or five months in prison.
Benoit was supposed to be arraigned on Wednesday but failed to show up.
The court charged him $100 to cancel the arrest warrant.
Benoit paid the fines.