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Court News: Attempted Burglary …. Aggravated Assault … Domestic Violence

Twenty-seen year old Peter Portillo, a labourer of  Coffin Street who allegedly tried to break into the house of Leroy Green, the National Coordinator for Expressive Arts in the Ministry of Education, was charged with attempted burglary when he appeared today before Magistrate Ladonna John. Portillo pled not guilty to the charge. He was offered a bail of three thousand dollars and his case was adjourned until September 29. According to police reports, a neighbour of Green saw a man dressed only in a pair of black pants at the back door of Green’s house tampering with the lock on the door and he called the police. The police said they apprehended Portillo at the scene and they observed that the lock on the back door was damaged.

Manuel Jucob, a resident of Lord’s Bank who allegedly attacked his common-law wife with a knife was denied bail when he appeared today before the Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie smith and was arraigned on charges of aggravated assault and harm. Jucob was remanded into custody until September 8. The complainant,  reported to the police that she and Jucob had a misunderstanding and Jucob attacked her with a knife. She also reported that Jucob grabbed her by her shoulder and caused her harm. Chief magistrate Smith remanded Jucob into custody after the prosecutor objected to bail on the grounds that if granted bail Jucob will interfere with the prosecution witness and by doing so pervert the course of justice.