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January 17, 2023
Church office accused burglars remanded for bail review

Two men, one from Calliaqua and other from Vermont, appeared in the Serious Offences Court before chief magistrate, Rechanne Browne on January 16, on multiple charges relating to burglary.

Stephen Boucher of Calliaqua, and Kemarl Small of Vermont are jointly charged that on November 28 and 29, 2022 they stole a quantity of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks valued at $500.00, the property of Alison Charles of Evesham.

They are charged that between December 8 and 11, 2022 at North River Road, they entered the apartment of Alando Williams of North River Road as a trespasser and stole one grey Apple iPod valued at $695.00; one grey and white electric iron valued at $85.00; one radio shack Bluetooth speaker valued at $59.00; one iPhone charger valued at US$12.99; and five boxes of Orchard juice valued at $39.75; along with US$12.99, the property of Alando Williams.

They are also charged that on December 9 and 12, 2022 at North River Road they entered the apartment of Alando Williams of North River Road as trespassers and stole one 40 inch Element television valued at US$500.00; one Amazon firestick valued at US$54.99; one Oster toaster valued at US$119.00; and one Oster blender valued at US$50.00; a total value of US$723.99, the property of Alando Williams of North River Road.

In addition, they are charged that on the same date they entered the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church Office and stole one grey dell laptop valued at US$250.00; and one Russel Hobbs Kettle valued at EC$200.00; the property of Dennika Peters of Dorsethire Hill, along with one Dell laptop valued at US$200.00; US$8,157.66; Can$120.00; £60.00 and $50.00 in cash, the property of the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church.

Boucher pleaded guilty to the charge of stealing a quantity of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, while Small pleaded not guilty. They also pleaded not guilty to the other charges.

The chief magistrate remanded the defendants to prison for one week. They will return to court on January 23, for a bail review.