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on 3 charges
A senior member of the Coast Guard accused
of committing three offences against a police-
woman yesterday pleaded not guilty.
Lt Commander Norman Dindial, 41, is accused
of using abusive language, obstructing WPC Lal-
beharry in the execution of her duties and resisting
her in the execution of her duties.
The charges allegedly stemmed from an incident
at Rodney Road, Endeavour, Chaguanas, on Sat-
urday. Dindial was arrested and taken to the
Chaguanas Police Station where he was granted
Yesterday he appeared before Chaguanas First
Court Magistrate Rae Roopchand who read the
charges to him.
Dindial s attorney, Garvin Ramseepaul, began
his application for bail by saying he lived at Cunu-
pia but the magistrate said it was not necessary
since he was already on bail.
Police prosecutor Sgt Shiva Boodoo told the
magistrate Dindial was a serving member of the
T&T Defence Force and the file would have to be
submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions
for a state attorney to be appointed.
Ramseepaul said Dindial was eager to have the
matter dealt with.
The prosecutor said he would have the police
complainant, WPC Lalbeharry, expedite the file
to the DPP office and provide disclosure at the
The magistrate adjourned the case to December
5 for the appointment of a state prosecutor and
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A Forestry Division foreman
who got so drunk that he wan-
dered aimlessly into someone s
premises where he received a
sound beating yesterday was put
on a $5,000 bond for 12 months.
Paul Francis, of Las Lomas, also
was advised by Chaguanas Mag-
istrate Rae Roopchand to join
Francis, who had bandages on
both legs, had to be assisted by
a friend as he limped into the
He pleaded guilty to being
found in enclosed premises on
Police prosecutor Sgt Shiva
Boodoo said around 4.15 am the
police received a report and went
to a woman s house at Madras
Road, St Helena.
After speaking with the
woman, the police searched her
premises. They saw Francis trying
to jump over a fence to escape.
He was arrested and charged.
When asked why he was limp-
ing, Francis said he was beaten
by the people living in the house.
The magistrate said people
must protect themselves.
"Citizens have the right to pro-
tect themselves and their property
if there is a threat and use rea-
sonable force to do so," her added.
Francis apologised for his action
and even shook the hands of the
owners of the premises.
He said he was drinking at a
bar in the area.
"I was drunk. I did not know
myself," he said, insisting he was
not a thief.
A man who described Francis
as his brother and friend said
since Francis wife passed away
he has been drinking.
He said Francis promised him
he would stop drinking.
The magistrate explained to
him he had to keep the peace and
be of good behaviour for the
duration for the bond, otherwise
he would be brought back to
court for sentencing.
Police are to review closed
circuit television cameras after
a 62-year-old man was killed
in a hit-and-run accident while
crossing the Priority Bus Route
(PBR) in Tunapuna.
Police say Ovard Wellington,
of Brown Trace, El Dorado, was
crossing the PBR after he
secured his red mountain bike
near Constantine Park, Macoya.
A driver collided with the
pensioner who was thrown into
a grassy area nearby and died.
Although the accident took place
around 11.45 am in full view of
the midday traffic, the driver
Speaking with the media at
his home yesterday Keith
Wellington, the younger brother
of the victim, said his brother
left home earlier that day and
told him he would be back late
and to "lock up the house."
Wellington said his brother
lived in the US for 30 years and
had fathered three children. He
added his brother would nor-
mally secure his bicycle and take
public transportation to wher-
ever he wanted to go.
"Just last night I prayed for
him because he wasn t easy,"
The accident caused traffic
along El Dorado Road as police
cordoned off parts of the road-
way to process the crime scene.
JENSEN LA VENDE
The shooting deaths of two
men in Arima and Tunapuna
over the weekend have pushed
the murder toll to 268 for the
year, 32 more than the corre-
sponding figure for last year.
In the first murder, which
took place on Saturday morn-
ing, Simon Marryshow, 41, a
security operator, of Immortelle
Avenue, Arima, was liming at
a bar around 3 am before he
was murdered. Police say Mar-
ryshow, a father of two, was
shot in the back near Home s
Restaurant, Arima, following
an argument with a man in the
Speaking with the media at
the Forensic Science Centre,
St James, yesterday, Mar-
ryshow s widow Stacy-Ann
Mohammed said her husband
was a loving, caring and giving
father of two girls, aged 20 and
She said she had no reason
why anyone would want her
husband dead. Mohammed
said it was ironic that her hus-
band was killed just outside
the restaurant which sells indi-
an cuisine as he was a lover of
roti and enjoyed cooking it.
In the second murder, 24-
year-old Rickey Ramlakhan
was found dead behind an
abandoned house at Achong
Trace, off Basilon Street, Tuna-
Ramlakhan, police believe,
was killed on Sunday night as
residents reported hearing gun-
shots between 10 pm and mid-
night in the area where he was
Police said he was found
with marijuana and were work-
ing on the theory that it was
a drug deal gone sour.
of the T&T Coast
on his cellphone
on $5,000 bond
Two murders in Tunapuna, Arima
Man killed in hit-and-run on PBR
Paul Francis, left, was placed on a $5,000 bond for 12
months after he admitted to being drunk when he
wandered onto a woman's property.
PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATH
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