Alleged mastermind in carjacking ring granted bail reduction

first_imgThe ex-Policeman who was held in the carjacking probe and placed on $1 million bail was on Thursday granted a bail reduction after he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennanJason Harry, a resident of Monument Hill, at Kuru Kururu on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway, was slapped with five charges of receiving stolen cars.He was granted $200,000 bail on each charge of feloniously or unlawfully obtaining a Toyota motor car.However, a bail reduction application was made by Attorney Dexter Todd. HarryAccused carjacker: Jason Harrywas only required to pay $500,000 in bail.The defendant denied the charges detailing that between August 2017 and February 2018, at Georgetown, he committed the fraudulent acts. Police, however, allege that Harry stole Elizabeth Martin’s $2 million Fielder motor car (HC 6999); Delon Skelky’s Spacio (PVV 9742) valued $2.5 million; Saravety Narine’s Allion (PNN 1871) worth $1.7 million; Samuel Monroe’s Spacio (PMM 7517) worth $2.9 million; and Treshel Powers’ Allion (PVV 6791), valued at $2.3 million.Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore objected to Harry being placed on bail, articulating a fear that Harry, if granted bail, could tamper with another accused who was yet to be found. This objection was, however, overruled.The matter was adjourned until April 18, 2018.Harry was apprehended in February at Monument Hill, Kuru Kururu when A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) ranks swooped down on a property and discovered vehicle parts. Harry, who proclaims himself to be a taxi service owner, had on February 16 denied that, while being armed and in the company of others, he had robbed Phillip King of his Toyota Premio motor car valued $3.2 million, along with other items.Police have disclosed that Harry, when placed on an identification parade after being apprehended, was positively identified by King. Thus, Police believe that their former colleague was part of the carjacking ring.Several persons have so far being charged in connection with these matters.Shawn Archibald and Timothy Waldron have also been accused of carrying out a series of carjackings.Police ranks from the Major Crimes Investigation Unit had swooped down on premises at North Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara and found several car mirrors with plate numbers engraved on them, doors, lights, wipers and other parts for Toyota Allion, Spacio and Premio motor cars. Those premises were occupied by a 29-year-old taxi driver and his 25-year-old wife.last_img read more

Freeland says North Korea reckless provocative with missile test over Japan

first_imgOTTAWA – Canada’s foreign affairs minister says North Korea’s latest provocative missile test is a reckless violation of Japan’s sovereignty.Chrystia Freeland says North Korea is showing a total disregard for its international obligations for firing a long-range missile over Japan that landed in the northern Pacific Ocean.The latest in a series of missile tests came as South Korea and the U.S. were conducting war games in the region.U.S. President Donald Trump says all options are on the table and he had a 40-minute conversation with Japanese Prime Shinzo Abe.Last week, the House of Commons defence committee held a rare summer sitting to discuss the North Korea situation and to discuss whether Canada should consider joining the U.S. ballistic missile defence shield for North America.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is hosting Jordan’s King Abdullah today, has said Canada has no interest in joining the controversial program that successive governments have opted out of for more than a decade.last_img read more