More brought before the courts for curfew violations

Three men who attended a funeral repast during the national curfew received a warning to follow the emergency orders.

Police arrested Rashad Sullivan, Jefford Roberts and Syrano Anderson at Timothy Lane in Fox Hill at 3:50 p.m. on May 29.

They admitted the charge of violating the curfew at their arraignment before Magistrate Kara Turnquest-Deveaux.

In mitigation, attorney Ian Cargill said that they were not the only ones attending the repast.

The magistrate quipped, “They might be the extra ones after the 10.”

However, Turnquest-Deveaux did not impose a penalty.

She told the men, “I’m going to caution each of you to read the fine print. There shouldn’t be more than 10 people at the funeral and there should be no repast.”

The magistrate didn’t convict two other men who broke the curfew on May 28.

Officers stopped Kieran McSweeney’s car on University Boulevard at 9:50 p.m.

They arrested McSweeney and his passenger Richard Pitt for the curfew violation.

Attorney Uel Johnson said that a criminal record would negatively affect their jobs.

McSweeney works at the Immigration Department and Pitt works at Albany, Johnson told the court.

However, Sean Hamilton wasn’t so fortunate. Turnquest-Deveaux fined him $500 for breaking the curfew.

Police arrested him on Bay Geranium Street in Pinewood Gardens at 10:15 p.m. on May 28.

Alverdo Rolle received the same penalty for violating the weekend lockdown.

Police arrested him on Premier Avenue, off Tonique Williams-Darling Highway.

First, Rolle told police that he was walking home after a visit to his girlfriend.

Then, in police interview, he told officers that he was “exercising” after drinking gin.

In court, Rolle said, “I guilty. I was just stretching my legs.”

Rolle said he couldn’t pay the $500 fine immediately. The court gave him until July 31 to pay.

Waldens Myrtil and Patrick Canton were ordered to complete 50 hours of community service for breaking the lockdown.

Police found them in a yard in Fox Hill at 5:30pm on May 30.

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Artesia Davis

Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.

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