[www.inewsguyana.com] – Leon Farria, a labourer of Leopold Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown, was today (March 7) sentenced to two years imprisonment by Magistrate Ann McLennan for breaking and entering the Brickdam Police Station.
The 34 – year – old pleaded guilty to the charge, particulars of which stated that between Wednesday, March 5 and Thursday, March 6 at Brickdam Police, Georgetown, he attempted to commit a felony that is to say he broke and entered Brickdam Police Station.
Police Prosecutor Dinero Jones told the Court that on March 5 around 20:00 hrs, the Mess hall was secured and later about 00:10 hrs ranks on duty acting on information went to the back of the Mess Hall when they saw a man climbing on a pipe located at the canteen area.
Checks were made and a wooden bar which secured a window that leads to the Mess Hall was removed and pried open. The night before the incident, the canteen was broken into.
The accused told the Court that he normally works around the area cleaning for people and washing cars. He complained to the Magistrate about a thrashing he received from the Police. He begged for leniency stating that it is his first time in Court.
Farria was also slapped with a fraudulent conversion charge, to which he pleaded guilty. The Court heard that on February 23, at Brickdam Road, Georgetown, being solely entrusted with the sum of $500 by Constable Kenrick Hodge to purchase a prepaid card and return the same to Hodge; he fraudulently converted the money to his own use.
While being escorted to the Court lock up, the accused said, “I will be back”.