Five men from St Philip were granted $3 000 bail each when they appeared before the District ‘C’ Magistrates’ Court this morning.
They are, Kemo Kerwin Wilkinson, 23, and Javon Rashad Miguel Watson, 20, both of River Land; Nathan Tyrell Ricardo Greenidge, 23, of Berry Hill, Merricks; Xavier Antone Barclay Montgomery, 42, and Kimon Shelton Hall, 39, both of Inchcape Terrace.
The accused are alleged to have contravened Paragraph (13) subparagraph (1) clause (a) of the Emergency Management (COVID-19) (CURFEW) (NO.4) Directive by visiting Harry Smith Beach, on February 25, other than for the purpose of swimming or exercise.
They are further accused of stealing three propellers valued $2 250 and two gas hoses worth $7 belonging to the Crown on the same day.
Watson is separately charged with having two spanners, for use in the course of theft when he was not at his place of abode. The offence is also alleged to have occurred on the same date.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges and with no objection from the prosecutor Sergeant St Clair Philip they were granted bail with one surety.
The men are represented by attorneys-at-law Michael Lashley Q.C. and Simon Clarke. They will reappear before Magistrate Elwood Watts on September 2.