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Fugitive has evaded capture for 12 days

Police executed a search warrant at a home on Mount Hill in Pembroke yesterday that resulted in the seizure of an adult dog and nine puppies.

A spokesman said inquiries are ongoing with the assistance of Government Dog Wardens.

Meanwhile, police continue to search for 25-year-old Howard Ascento who has been on the run for 12 days, since he bolted out of Magistrates' Court on September 6.

Ascento was sentenced to serve ten days in prison on traffic offences just before he dashed out of the courtroom.

A police spokesman said: “Mr Ascento has reportedly been seen in the central parishes since his escape and efforts are ongoing to apprehend him.”

He issued another reminder “that harbouring a fugitive is an offence punishable under the law”.

Anyone with any information on his whereabouts of Mr. Ascento is encouraged to contact the main police telephone number 295-0011 at the earliest opportunity.

On the weekend crime sheet, officers arrested two people on suspicion of impaired driving as the Selective Traffic Enforcement Programme (STEP) continues.

Another nine people were arrested for outstanding warrants and police conducted liquor license checks at various premises across the island.

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Published September 18, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated September 18, 2013 at 1:32 am)

Fugitive has evaded capture for 12 days

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