Magistrate Douglas Frederick today imposed further bail conditions on a teenager who had breached a previous court order.
Nothing that “these are really serious times to be on remand” Magistrate Frederick told Achim Johnathan Wiltshire, of no fixed place of abode, he must now report to Central Police Station every Wednesday and Friday before 10 a.m. with valid identification.
The 19-year-old who appeared before the No. 1 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on two charges was also placed on a daily 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew and must also reside with his mother at No 2 Prospect, St James.
The conditions were imposed after Wiltshire pleaded guilty to using abusive language to Gail Frank as she performed her duties as a parish constable on May 6. He allegedly said, “You is an a***** or a f*****g idiot. You like you is a f*****g idiot or something.”
He however, denied the charge that he also resisted special constable Kimberley Atherley, a member of the Royal Barbados Police Force as she performed her duties on the same day.
Station Sergeant Crishna Graham and the accused made submissions on bail with the prosecutor disclosing that Wiltshire was currently on bail on a robbery charge.
“He has not been meeting his bail obligation of reporting to Central Police Station,” the prosecutor said. She also raised concerns that the accused would not present himself to court as he had no fixed place of abode.
In response Wiltshire disclosed that he would be living with mother from today. He explained that he did not have an address because he had been involved in an argument with his grandmother with whom he lived and was “put out”.
“My mother was to come for me yesterday,” he added.
Wiltshire explained that with regards to not reporting, he did not realise that he had to do so and was sorry.
But the magistrate told him that could not be the case as he had questioned him on which police station was the most convenient for him to report. He was told he had also signed a bail document with that stipulation.
“I now remember sir. I apologise. My bad,” he told the court.
However, his mother gave another account saying that she would remind Whiltshire every Wednesday morning before heading to work that he had to report to the police station. “I thought he was going . . . Every Wednesday I told him to go,” she revealed.
Despite this Magistrate Frederick ruled in favour of bail. “The only consolation is that this is a charge that is not as serious as before. These are really serious times to be on remand . . . but you are running out of chances.”
Wiltshire responded: “I am grateful sir.”
The accused was granted $2,500 bail. That’s in addition to the $5,000 bail that he was previously granted on the pending robbery charge.
Wiltshire will return to court on September 10.
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