Two Appear In Court As Central Division Cracks Down On Surge In Motor Vehicle Larceny

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Two Appear In Court As Central Division Cracks Down On Surge In Motor Vehicle Larceny

Two men were remanded into custody after appearing before a Chaguanas Magistrate Thursday , charged with several counts of larceny motor vehicle, arising out of an intelligence-led exercise aimed at cracking down on the recent surge in motor vehicle theft in the Central Division.

RICHARDSON JULIEN, 37, of Princes Town and ANDY RAMPERSAD, 35, of Champ Fleurs, were jointly charged with seven counts of larceny motor vehicle and two counts of possession of stolen vehicle, when they appeared before Magistrate Rehana Ali, in the Chaguanas Third Magistrates’ Court, on March 31st this year.

Julien faced two additional charges for motor vehicle larceny.

The matter was postponed to April 26th, 2022, and transferred to the Chaguanas First Magistrates’ Court.

The men are also due back in the Tunapuna Magistrates’ Court on April 27th, 2022, the Couva Magistrates’ Court, on April 28th, 2022 and the San Fernando Magistrate’s Court on April 25th, 2022.

The accused were arrested during an anti-crime exercise, conducted in the Central and North-Central Divisions between March 25th, 2022 and March 28th, 2022.

The exercise was coordinated by Senior Superintendent Simon, Pierre and Tewarie, ASPs Dipchand and Glodon and conducted by Inspector Ablacksingh.

The exercise resulted in the recovery of nine motor vehicles, five of which were allegedly stolen from the Central Division and the arrest of the two men.

Investigations are continuing into the larceny of the other four vehicles.

Meanwhile, a 31-year-old Enterprise man appeared before a Chaguanas Magistrate Thursday charged with four counts of burglary and one count of wounding with intent.

NIGEL BURKE, of Goodwill Road, pleaded guilty to three counts of burglary and was remanded into custody, when he appeared before Magistrate Adrian Darmanie.

His date of sentencing has been set for April 28th, 2022.

He was arrested last weekend by officers of the Chaguanas Criminal Investigations Department, who worked in partnership with members of the community in investigating several incidents of burglaries in the Central Division.