Police claim 16% reduction

first_imgCrime spirals out of controlAs crime continues to spiral out of control, the Guyana Police Force is holding out that serious crimes were down by 16 per cent as at the end of November 2016 when compared to the same period last year.The Police, in a release, stated that there was a ‘break even’ in reports of murder with a ‘clear up’ rate of 64 per cent. In addition, the Police recorded a six per cent decrease in robbery under arms where firearms were used, with a 15 per cent ‘clear up’ rate.Also, there was a 17 per cent reduction in armed robberies where other instruments were used by the perpetrators and more so, a 25 per cent decrease was registered with respect to robberies where violence was used.There was also a nine per cent decrease in robbery with aggravation and a 14 per cent decrease in robberies where no instruments were used, while a 32 per cent decrease in larceny from the person was recorded.Additionally, there was a 21 per cent decrease in rape; a 20 per cent decrease in break and enter and larceny, with a 20 per cent ‘clear up’ rate and finally, the Police recorded a 12 per cent reduction in burglary.With respect to the seizure of firearms, the Police were able to clean the streets of 96 unlicensed weapons, including 42 pistols, 28 revolvers, 24 shotguns, and two rifles.The Police stated that the continuous monthly reduction in serious crimes was nothing but a testimony to the excellent collaboration among the many stakeholders and the public at large, coupled with the strategies employed by the Force. Nevertheless, the public believes that with crime being perpetuated on a daily basis, the crime situation in Guyana is unbearable.Only Monday morning, a Corentyne cambio dealer was robbed of millions as gunmen armed with AK-47s invaded his property. The Police arrived at the scene more than one and a half hours after the 30-minute ordeal. Several other armed robberies were recorded where the victims were severely beaten by the perpetrators.With respect to traffic, the Police recorded an 11 per cent increase in fatal accidents. There were 115 fatalities recorded at the end of November, compared to 112 for the same period last year.However, there were decreases in serious and minor accidents, but an increase in damage accidents.Meanwhile, the Police have instituted charges against 65,357 errant drivers for several traffic offences, with 55 per cent of the total ordered to pay fines.Of the total charges, 24,276 were for speeding; 3416 were for breach of condition of road service licence/music; 2721 for driving under the influence of alcohol; 1272 for using a cell phone while driving; 1236 for breaching traffic light signals and 1211 for tinted motor vehicles.last_img read more

Listen Thursday morning for a Concert Announcement

first_imgBe listening Thursday April 9th at 8:40am for a special concert announcement with the North Peace Cultural Centre and Moose FM.  This will be the first local show presented in part by the North Peace Cultural Centre and Moose FM.It all happens Thursday morning at 8:40am on 100.1 Moose FM.- Advertisement –last_img

Area legal, law circles are honored

first_imgCheryl Yeowell received the Phillip M. Schwabacher award for the attorney whose work improves the community most. Stephen McElroy was named the Antelope Valley Bar’s past president of the year. Lancaster High’s Linda Byarushengo won the speech award given on the topic of how literacy keeps a nation’s people free. The event was co-sponsored by Friends of the Antelope Valley Fair, the Antelope Valley Bar Association, and the office of attorney R. Rex Parris. Parris said the event is significant because it honors those in law enforcement who risk their lives for public safety, and brings together elements of the legal and law enforcement communities whose immediate interests often conflict amid an adversarial system. “It’s important for all of us to come together and realize that we’re ultimately working for the same thing,” Parris said. “Sometimes we get so wrapped up in what we’re doing, and this reminds us that we’re all working for a fair and honest justice system.” gideon.rubin@dailynews.com (661) 267-7802160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – The area’s law enforcement and legal communities gathered Friday at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds to honor outstanding achievement in recognition of Law Appreciation Day. Anthony Delia and Christian Chamness were named top deputies at the Palmdale and Lancaster sheriff’s stations, respectively. James Rupe was named the top Kern County sheriff’s deputy serving the Antelope Valley. The California Highway Patrol’s Eddie Alonzo, the Department of Correction’s Daniel Romero and probation Officer Charles Spatafore were named the top officers in their departments. The Antelope Valley Bar Association named S. Kelly Cromer prosecutor of the year, Vito Caruso public defender of the year, and Lisa Chung judge of the year. last_img read more

Predicted Man City team to play CSKA Moscow: Fearsome line up!

first_img Will Samir Nasri play in the Champions League clash? 1 1 A win for Man City at the Etihad and victory for Bayern against Roma would see the Premier League champions leapfrog the Italians into second place in Group E.David Silva, Frank Lampard and Aleksander Kolarov are out, so will manager Manuel Pellegrini, who believes defeat will NOT end his side’s campaign, use the same triumphant XI who beat Man United in the derby? James Milner was taken off after 70 minutes, as was Stevan Jovetic. Jesus Navas played the full 90 minutes, however, Samir Nasri was given 20 minutes towards the end of the 1-0 win.If Sergio Aguero can fire City to three points in the Champions League clash, he may earn a breather against QPR at the weekend, with Edin Dzeko coming in to ease the goal burden and Lampard possibly returning, too.Possible Man City XI: There is the option of playing Yaya Toure further forward in the middle and Fernandinho partnering Fernando in the centre.Do you agree with the line-up?last_img read more

RHE property owner avoids jail for now

first_imgLinares, a 51-year-old father of three, said outside of the Torrance Courthouse that he was relieved but remained weary of the legal fight remaining ahead. “It’s a never-ending thing,” said Linares, flanked by friends and family, including some who held signs reading: “A fence is no offense” and “Shame on you Judge Thompson.” “Having him sent to jail for a fence is a little too harsh,” said family friend Mona Galvez. “If the city wanted it torn down, they should have torn it down.” After the Daily Breeze reported last week about Linares’ legal fight, his case grabbed national media attention, with many criticizing the city and Thompson for sending him to jail. Linares’ troubles began when he called the city to ask for repairs of a termite-infested wooden fence along a bridle trail that borders his property in the 4600 block of Palos Verdes Drive North. He was told the fence was on his property and was his responsibility. So he fixed it, placing it back in the same spot. But he was told he illegally built on city property. He was also told the stone columns he erected on either side of his driveway were on city property and a block wall he put along his steep driveway was too high. Three misdemeanors were filed against Linares in Torrance Superior Court in October 2004 for the fence, posts and wall. Eight more counts were later filed after city investigators determined other elements – including a gazebo, some plumbing and retaining walls – were out of compliance. In January, Linares pleaded no contest to five charges on the condition that he pull the proper permits or demolish the offending structures within six months, or go to jail for six months. Linares and city officials disagree on whether Linares complied. He believes he applied for the permits and the city hasn’t ruled, while the city has said he did not file the proper paperwork and no permit applications are pending. Linares asked the judge last week if he could withdraw his guilty plea, but Thompson refused. Thursday’s hearing was an attempt to obtain what is called a “certificate of probable cause” from Thompson that would allow Linares to appeal the judge’s refusal to the Superior Court’s Appellate Division. Dean Pucci, an attorney who contracts as Rolling Hills Estates’ city prosecutor, argued that the “bottom line” is that Linares did not obtain the final permits or demolish the structures, so he should not be allowed to keep fighting. In denying the certificate, the judge agreed with Pucci and found Linares’ arguments were frivolous. The judge said she was frustrated that Linares wasn’t doing more to comply with the terms of his plea agreement, and acknowledged she would likely never agree with his position that he’s done what he can. “I think the best thing for us to do is move on,” she said. By setting bail, though, she took away the impending threat of incarceration and gave Linares more time to take the case to a higher level. Richard Hamar, Linares’ attorney, said the next step is to appeal Thompson’s denial of the certificate to the Appellate Division. He is also appealing the sentence. “My big goal today (Thursday) was to keep Francisco out of jail,” Hamar told reporters. “That would have been a travesty.” Hamar reiterated his in-court arguments that Linares has done everything possible to get the permits, but the city is making it impossible to comply because it’s ignoring him. Linares told Thompson last week that his records show he has spent 142 hours in his quest for permits. “She should ask the city why I don’t have permits and the city should tell why I don’t have permits,” Linares added. Linares said he only agreed to the plea deal because Pucci threatened to file felony forgery charges against him if he didn’t. The basis for that allegation was a document that Hamar said was reviewed by a handwriting expert, who determined it was not a forgery. Linares, however, was not given time to review it before taking the plea deal, Hamar said. Linares and Hamar say the terms of the deal were “fuzzy” because they don’t account for what happens if Linares applies for the permits, but they aren’t ruled on. Hamar said his client is the unwitting recipient of the “tyranny and abuse and evil and the dark side of this city.” They hope the Appellate Division lets him withdraw his plea so the case can go to trial. If Linares remains unsuccessful, though, and ultimately ends up in jail, he may still lose the disputed fixtures at his 3,000-square-foot French-country home. Julie Biggs, a public law attorney at Burke Williams & Sorensen who is not involved in Linares’ case, said the city may obtain permission to take down the structures through a civil action or court order. Then the city can file a lien against the property for the costs of the demolition and legal fees, Biggs said. “The city cannot go onto private property without a court order, however,” Biggs added. Redondo Beach City Attorney Mike Webb said, depending on Rolling Hills Estates’ laws, Linares may still be subject to further criminal charges for maintaining the nuisance that violates law. “It’s a situation where the laws have got to apply to everybody and, certainly, that’s a last step,” Webb said. “I find it troubling that so many people have criticized the judge in this case,” Webb added. “Judge Thompson is a judge who will give people chances, but expects them to live up to their responsibilities.” denise.nix@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Denise Nix STAFF WRITER A Rolling Hills Estates man prosecuted for building a fence and other structures that violate city code will not have to surrender to jail Monday for a six-month sentence, but must post $100,000 bail, a judge ruled Thursday. However, Superior Court Judge Sandra Thompson remained steadfast in her opinion that Francisco Linares hasn’t done enough to comply with the Municipal Code and did not find any merit to his argument that he had grounds to withdraw his plea deal. last_img read more

Pair agree to testify against O.J. Simpson

first_imgAlexander pleaded guilty to felony conspiracy to commit robbery, while Cashmore pleaded guilty to felony accessory to robbery. Both remained free pending sentencing. Roger said Cashmore could get probation or up to five years in prison at sentencing, which will come after an April 15 status check. The district attorney said he would seek a suspended sentence for Alexander, which could get him probation instead of one to six years in prison. Simpson attorney Gabriel Grasso said there have been no discussions with Roger on any plea deal for Simpson, 60. Yale Galanter, another Simpson lawyer, accused the district attorney of letting co-defendants off easy for their testimony against his client, and said he was looking forward to questioning Alexander and Cashmore. “The District Attorney’s Office is giving away the courthouse in order to make deals,” Galanter said. “Obviously, the district attorney is looking to make a case against O.J. Simpson and is offering people incredible deals in an effort to do that.” Cashmore, 40, can testify that Alexander and McClinton brought guns to the Sept. 13 confrontation with two sports memorabilia dealers at a room at the Palace Station casino hotel, said his lawyer, Edward Miley. Miley called Cashmore a bit player and Simpson as the “big fish” in a botched robbery. “I think he’s anxious to get his story out there,” Miley said outside the courthouse. Cashmore said he was relieved, but avoided other questions from reporters. Alexander, 46, a real estate salesman from Mesa, Ariz., told police Sept. 15 that Simpson wanted armed men with him when he confronted dealers Bruce Fromong and Alfred Beardsley to retrieve items that Simpson said belonged to him. “I’m at peace with what I’ve done today and what I’m going to do,” Alexander said as he clutched a Bible outside court. “I’m not here to help or hurt O.J. Simpson. I’m only here to tell the truth.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! COURTS: Two of the celebrity’s alleged accomplices make deal. By Ken Ritter THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. LAS VEGAS – Two co-defendants pleaded guilty to reduced charges Tuesday in the O.J. Simpson armed robbery case, agreeing to testify against Simpson and three others in the alleged hotel room theft of sports collectibles from two memorabilia dealers. Clark County District Attorney David Roger agreed to drop charges that included kidnapping, armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy against Walter Alexander, Simpson’s golfing buddy, and Charles Cashmore, at times a day laborer, disc jockey and bartender. With testimony from the two men secured, prosecutors moved quickly to prepare revised charges against Simpson, Clarence “C.J.” Stewart, Michael McClinton and Charles Ehrlich. The new charges include 11 felonies – including kidnapping, armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy and coercion – and one gross misdemeanor, conspiracy to commit a crime. A kidnapping conviction alone could result in a sentence of life in prison with parole. A preliminary hearing for the remaining defendants was set to start Nov. 8. last_img read more

Hospital apologises after failures left baby with cerebral palsy

first_imgThe General Manager of Letterkenny University Hospital has apologised after failings during the birth of a baby boy caused life-changing trauma.An interim settlement of €2.5million was approved today for Jack McGahern Donaghey, of Drumfergus, Killygordon, who suffered an irreversible brain injury and has cerebral palsy as a result of complications during his birth, RTE News reports. The High Court heard that Jack suffered a lack of oxygen to his brain during his birth on 5th August 2015.His parents Denise McGahern and Seamus Donaghey sued the hospital over the management of his birth.They said there was a failure to monitor, read or interpret the CTG during labour and a failure to anticipate the need for resuscitation immediately after birth.The court heard that Jack, now aged four, requires 24/7 care, has limited movement and speech, and needs help with feeding and dressing.General Manager Sean Murphy issued an apology, which was read in the High Court. Mr Murphy expressed “sincere apologies for the failings that caused the injuries to Jack and the consequential trauma suffered” by him and his parents.The letter added that the hospital “understands that neither this apology nor the financial compensation granted by the court can negate the continuing heartache that the McGahern Donaghey family must feel every day and appreciate that this continues to be a very difficult time for you.”The HSE agreed to an interim settlement of €2.5m for a period of ten years for Jack’s care needs. Mr Justice Kevin Cross said the case would return to court to agree on an overall settlement in ten year’s time.Read more at: www.rte.ie/news/courts/2019/1220/1102367-jack-mcgahern/Hospital apologises after failures left baby with cerebral palsy was last modified: December 20th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Danny Murphy says Man United would be better under Pep Guardiola

first_img David Silva celebrates opening the scoring at the Etihad latest Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Sunday’s comfortable 3-1 win over the Red Devils kept City two points clear of Liverpool at the top of the Premier League, 12 points clear of their local rivals in eighth.Although Mourinho admitted he is not worried about losing his job, the styles of play on show at the Etihad suggest a major overhaul is needed in the red side of Manchester.Murphy, who played for fierce rivals Liverpool, believes United would be miles better off under Guardiola – even though it could be argued Mourinho ‘has done more as a manager’.He said on the Jim White Show, “Would Pep Guardiola have that United side doing better than they’re doing at the moment? I think yes. Most Popular Football Stories Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF 4 During that time, a host of other clubs approached him, but it was Bayern Munich who got their man. After enjoying yet more success in the Bundesliga, Manchester City finally brought the Champions League winner to England.Despite his prestigious list of former clubs, Murphy went on to say he believes luck will have naturally played a part in some of Guardiola’s career. But the 47-year-old is undeniably talented.“I think he is a genius but, like anybody at the top of the tree, he’s had a bit of fortune along the way,” he continued.“He went in at the top and he still got them better and he made them better! The other player worth mentioning is David Silva; I’ve said before I think he is one of the best midfielders in the world. gameday cracker The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 4 The Spaniard’s form over the past two years has been nothing short of incredible center_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Pep Guardiola would make Manchester United play better football and win more football matches, according to former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy.The Manchester City boss has been in charge for the same amount of time rival Jose Mourinho has been at Old Trafford, but the chasm between the two sides appears to be widening. “What you could argue is Mourinho and Guardiola have won very similar trophies along the way – Mourinho has done it at different clubs.“So you could put an argument across that Mourinho has done more as a manager; he’s done it at Porto where winning the Champions League was nothing short of phenomenal.“You can put an argument across all you want, but if you’re talking about Man United specifically, I think if Pep Guardiola had been in charge of Manchester United for as long as Mourinho had, they would be playing better football and winning more football matches.”After winning multiple trophies as manager of Barcelona, Guardiola embarked on a sabbatical from football to relax himself after being so emotionally invested with the club. LATEST scrap Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Mourinho embraces Pep Guardiola before the Manchester derby 4 tense revealed “I’ve never criticised his ability, I criticised his end product. And I kept looking at his numbers; in the last two seasons under Pep, his numbers have gone through the roof in terms of assists and goals.“I mean, that is not coincidence.”Ally McCoist and Alan Brazil are going on tour. Buy tickets here!last_img read more


first_imgThe State has agreed to orders that it will pay most of the substantial legal costs of the unsuccessful challenge by Donegal woman Marie Fleming to Ireland’s laws on assisted suicide.Marie Fleming and husband TomThe 59-year-old, who was originally from Lifford, died last month after losing her landmark right-to-die case. The Supreme Court agreed to an application by Ms Fleming’s lawyers not to formally draw up the costs order until her estate has been constituted.RTE reports that the court agreed to affirm an order made by the High Court awarding Ms Fleming costs against the State of the High Court hearing.It also awarded Ms Fleming half of the costs of her Supreme Court appeal.Ms Fleming was in the final stages of Multiple Sclerosis when she began her court action seeking to be assisted in having a peaceful and dignified death at a time of her choice without the risk of prosecution for anyone who helped her.Last April, the seven-judge Supreme Court ruled the right to life under the Constitution “does not import a right to die” in what it described as this “very tragic case”.STATE AGREES TO PAY MOST OF LATE MARIE FLEMING’S COURT CASE COSTS was last modified: January 21st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:court caseLiffordMARIE FLEMINGlast_img read more


first_imgDDTV: FORGET old-fashioned tourism brochures.Amateur drone operators are showing Donegal off to the world in a whole new light. Dozens of YouTube aerial videos have been around the county in the past few months.And it’s all helping to bring more and more tourists to our shores.The most incredible new footage is that taken above by Sean Curran of Kinnagoe Bay in Inishowen.The area is steeped in history, scene of a Spanish Armada shipwreck – and home to one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet. There’s also a stunning glen leading down to the sea, seen by very few – but you can see it too in this wonderful footage.“It was all filmed with my Phantom 3 Professional and shot in 4k. It really makes the area look fantastic!,” says Sean.And it sure does.Click play to watch.And if you have super drone footage of a favourite Donegal destination, email it to info@donegaldaily.com DDTV: STUNNING DRONE FOOTAGE SHOWS DONEGAL IN ALL ITS GLORY was last modified: July 31st, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalInishowenKinnagoe Baytourismlast_img read more