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Schoolgirl injured in road collision

A 15-year-old Paget girl was treated for a leg injury after a motorcycle and a car collided on North Shore Road, in Hamilton Parish.

The rider of the cycle, a 21-year-old Pembroke woman, was unhurt, as was the 69-year-old Hamilton Parish man driving the car.

The vehicles collided at around 4.45am on Tuesday, near the Radnor Road junction. Travellers are being asked to be cautious about parking at LF Wade International Airport as flooding is expected there later this week.

According to the Ministry of Public Works, unusual high tides and a storm system are expected to lead to flooding in the area.

A Ministry spokesman said: “During previous high tides, Airport management had arranged to have vehicles towed to higher ground.

“However, Airport management have advised that such action cannot be guaranteed in the future and that car owners must continue to be aware that they park at their own risk.”

Unusually high tides are expected later this week and early next week, potentially leading to flooding in low lying areas.

Man used roof painting ruse to trick woman

A fraudster conned a woman out of $500 after telling her he needed equipment to paint her roof.

Lisa Rhind agreed to pay Anthony Dyer $2,000 for the job when he called at her house on Knapton Estates Road, Smith’s, Magistrates’ Court heard. Dyer, 45, of Quarry Hill Road, asked for a quarter of the cash up front so he could buy the necessary materials to carry out the task, on April 30.

However, after Ms Rhind handed him the money, he left and never came back, Crown counsel Nicole Smith told the court.

The defendant pleaded guilty to obtaining cash by false representation and said he had never done such a thing before.

Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner sentenced Dyer to ten days in prison and ordered him to pay Ms Rhind $500 in compensation.

He told him: “You were given an opportunity to do a job. You took this money and stole it.”

Loitering at bus stop charges dismissed

An angry defendant bemoaned police for arresting him for loitering as he sat waiting for a bus.

Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner urged Burnell Cross to take his complaint to the Police Complaints Authority after dismissing the charge against him in court.

Mr Cross, 68, of Scott’s Hill Road, and Edward Simons, 59, of Cambridge Road, Sandys, were arrested within five minutes of each other, both for loitering in a bus stop on Somerset Road, Sandys, on Wednesday. Mr Warner threw out the charges against both after hearing Mr Cross had explained to the arresting officer: “I’m thinking about catching the bus.”

Mr Cross told the court: “I wish somebody would help the police stop harassing me.”

The magistrate replied: “There’s a Police Complaints Commission. I would suggest you go and speak to them.”

Mr Cross responded: “I have been insulted in the neighbourhood and yet the inspector tells me to kiss his a*s. I wish you would tell the police to stop harassing me just because I’m black.”

Woman injured in early morning robbery

An 18-year-old man was arrested in connection to an early morning robbery in which three men with a bladed article accosted a 38-year-old woman.

The victim was injured in the incident, but did not require medical attention. A Police spokeswoman said that at around 1am on Friday, the victim was riding an auxiliary cycle along Pompano Beach Road when she was accosted by three unknown men in dark clothing, one wielding a bladed article.

“The assailants took a black purse which held cash, a cell phone and personal items before running off towards Spring Benny Road,” the spokeswoman said. “The victim sustained a minor injury which did not require hospital treatment.”

A separate incident was reported to police just 15 minutes earlier in the Middle Road/Pompano Beach Road area with one suspect involved, no injuries and no property taken.

Police said they have not ruled out the possibility that the two incidents may be linked. The suspects are described as three black males, believed to be in their late teens or early 20s. Two of the suspects were approximately 5ft 7in, with the other around 6ft 2in.

Anyone who may have seen anyone matching that description between 11pm on Thursday and 1am on Friday in the Woodlawn Road/ Pompano Beach Road is asked to contact the Somerset Criminal Investigation Unit at 234-1010 or the anonymous Crimestoppers hotline at 800-8477.

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Published November 23, 2011 at 9:25 am (Updated November 23, 2011 at 9:25 am)

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