Magistrate Elwood Watts Monday sentenced a 37-year-old man to 12 months behind bars at HMP Dodds for burglaries he committed earlier this year.
When Terry Corey Alexander Waldron of Lot 75 Parish Land, Christ Church appeared in the Oistins Magistrates’ Court earlier Monday, he pleaded guilty to entering the home of Luca Faiz as a trespasser and stealing a pair of shoes worth $148, a bag worth $55, a speaker worth $148 and $400 in cash belonging to the homeowner, sometime between May 21 and 22.
He also admitted to entering Incognito Night Club as a trespasser sometime between May 29 and 30 and stealing a $1,200 laptop belonging to Shaama Singh.
Waldron also confessed to loitering in Dover, Christ Church on March 26 with cause to suspect he was about to commit burglary.
However, he was not required to plead to two other burglary charges in the District ‘A’ and District ‘B’ jurisdictions.
It is alleged that Waldron stole 30 sheets of concrete board valued $2,170.21 belonging to Esther Greene-Aboagye, sometime between February 23 and June 12 this year. That matter was transferred to the District ‘B’ Magistrates’ Court where Waldron will appear on June 15 to answer the charge.
He will make an appearance in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court the day after to answer the charge that he entered the house of Starasia Boyce as a trespasser on June 6 and stole a phone worth $1,200, a speaker worth $600, an identification card, a bag worth $100, a set of clothing worth $2,200, and two watches worth $1,200 belong to the homeowner, as well as a television set worth $400 and an Infomir box worth $160 belonging to Toppin Holdings Limited.
In the case of the burglary at Faiz’s home, police prosecutor Station Sergeant Rudolph Burnett told Magistrate Watts the accused was taken into custody on June 8 and admitted that he and another person committed the offence. A warrant was executed at his home and the stolen property was recovered.
In addressing the magistrate who granted a restitution order for the items to be returned to the owner, Waldron sought to explain that he was not the thief in that situation but had purchased the items from the thief.
He was a slapped with a 12-month prison sentence that will run concurrently to any other sentence.
Waldron was also given a three-month jail term on the loitering charge, which will run concurrently to the other sentence.
The complainant in that case was an American visitor who was staying at the Dover Beach Hotel. The tourist was awoken by a light shining through her room window sometime around 5 a.m. On taking a closer look, she saw a hand reaching through the window. She screamed and the culprit fled and the woman reported the matter to police.
Waldron was questioned in connection with the report and charged, but he claimed that while he was in the area at the time he did not commit the offence.
With respect to the burglary at the night club, he was slapped with another 12-month prison term. Sergeant Burnett told Magistrate Watts that Singh is the managing director of the club. She locked her office and left the laptop on her desk, but on her return the following morning, she found the door opened, items from her desk scattered on the floor and the computer missing.
Walrond, who was already in custody in connection with another matter, admitted to police that he committed that offence. The laptop was also recovered from his home.