Court orders man to hold sign “I will not litter”

Court orders man to hold sign “I will not litter”

A Laventille man appeared before a Port of Spain Magistrate today, charged with littering, disorderly behaviour, obscene language, making threats to a police officer, and failing to give his fingerprints.
JASON WILLIAMS, 45 of Picton Road, pleaded not guilty to three of the offences, namely disorderly behaviour, threats to a police officer and failing to give fingerprints when he appeared before Magistrate Indar Jagroop, in the Port of Spain Third Magistrates’ Court, on Tuesday 2nd March, 2021.
He was granted bail in the sum of $50,000 for each offence and is to reappear in court on March 31st 2021.
WILLIAMS pleaded guilty to littering and he was instructed by Magistrate Jagroop to hold a sign saying ‘I will not litter’ in front of the Port-of-Spain City Police Headquarters from 3rd March, 2021 to 5th, March, 2021 from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm. He was also bonded for one year to keep the peace. Failing this he will be charged $1,000.
He was also fined $100 for the use of obscene language. On Monday 1st March, 2021, around 5.39 pm PC Diaz, of the Port-of-Spain Municipal Police in company with a party of officers, were on a foot patrol duty along Independence Square North, in the vicinity of Club Princess Casino, when he observed a man drinking a bottle of water.
The officer observed the man throwing the bottle to the side path causing the remainder of its contents to splatter.
PC Diaz approached the man, identified himself, and informed him of the offence committed.
The officer then informed the man that he was under arrest and attempted to take him to the Port-of-Spain City Police Headquarters.
En route to the police station, the man began to utter threats and insulting language toward the officers.
PC Diaz cautioned the man and informed him of the offence of using obscene language in a public place for which he can be charged.
The man however, continued to use obscene language.
Upon arriving at the Port-of-Spain City Police Headquarters, the defendant uttered more threatening language toward the officers and
resisted attempts to have his fingerprints taken.
He was subsequently charged with the five offences by PC Diaz.

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