Three years for burglary
From the Courts
April 9, 2010
Three years for burglary

Ladies underwear, colognes and sneakers were just a few of the items Osbourne Jackson made off with after breaking and entering two homes in the Richland Park area.{{more}}

Senior Magistrate Donald Browne slapped Jackson, 44, with a three-year sentence on Tuesday at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court after he pleaded guilty to stealing a quantity of items amounting to EC$5,934.90.

The other items include: ladies jeans, T-shirts, Nokia phones, 10 pairs of nylon panties, four towels, shorts, EC$100 in coins, EC$400 and TT$200.

The court heard that between February 6 and 7, 2010, District Medical Officer in Hopewell, Patrina Badnock, secured her home and went away for the day. Upon her return the following day, she found that windows in the house were broken. She also made checks and found that coins that had been stored in a jar were missing.

Information read out in court was that between March 13 and 14, Jackson broke into Juliette Marshall’s home and stole clothing, sneakers, colognes and sums of money.

Investigations by police led to Jackson’s arrest at Pole Yard, Arnos Vale.

None of the items were recovered.

In his explanation to the court, Jackson said that he sold some of the items to persons in and around Kingstown. “I really don’t know way get into my head, your worship,” Jackson conceded.

For entering Marshall’s home, he was given a three-year custodial sentence and a further two years for entering Badnock’s abode. The sentences will run concurrently.(KW)