– bail refused, sentence deferredForty-year-old Alister Bess, of 167 Charity Public Road, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), was on Tuesday remanded to prison on two counts of breaking and entering and larceny.Appearing before Magistrate Sunil Scarce, the defendant faced four break and enter and larceny charges; with Bess pleaded not guilty to two of the charges. For the guilty charges, bail was refused until statements are filed.It is alleged that between August 22 and 23, at 167 Charity Public Road, the defendant broke and entered the dwelling place of Telma Bess, and stole a flat screen TV valued $65,000, and one gas bottle valued $10,000.After the Administration of Justice Act was applied for the matter to be tried in the Magistrate’s Court, Bess pleaded not guilty.Police also alleged that between August 15 and 16, at Charity water front, Bess broke and entered the stall of Mahendra Sasenarine. During that incident, the accused allegedly stole a Sony laptop computer valued $120,000, an external hard drive and a Husky took kit. The total cost of the stolen articles was $215,000. He pleaded guilty to this charge.According to the facts presented, Sasenarine secured his stall and went home. At around 08:00h, the Virtual Complaint went to his stall where he discovered the padlock broken. The Police were then informed and Bess was arrested. The computer was recovered at a West Bury farmer’s home.Between August 26 and 27, the Police also alleged that the defendant broke into the stall of Romesh Doodnauth and stole 100 sunglasses valued $300,000. He also stole two boxes of bulbs and 24 umbrellas. The value of the stolen items was placed at $480,000. Bess pleaded not guilty to this charge.The Police further alleged that on August 26 and 28, at Charity back street, Bess broke into the dwelling place of Torenda Evans. Several ladies dresses, a blanket, lunch bags and umbrellas were stolen. The total cost of the stolen items amounted to $46,500. The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge.After the charges were read, the defendant told the court that he is a drug addict and that he was sorry. He said too that he is going through domestic issues. The court also heard that most of the stolen articles were recovered and returned. The defendant spent 18 months in prison in the past for a larceny charge.The defendant is expected to return to court on September 19, to face the charges levelled against him in the case of theft against Romesh Doodnauth. While he is to remain in custody, a request was made for the presentation of a probation report.
December 28, 2019
The wife of notorious Lifford double-killer John Gallagher has appeared in court on charges of welfare fraud.Caroline Southern, 39, who lives with Gallagher in Strabane, appeared in Omagh Magistrates Court. Southern met the Donegal man in England when he went on the run after failing to return to the Central Mental Hospital in Dublin. The couple returned to Northern Ireland with their children where they settled just across the border in Tyrone.Gardai still maintain that Gallagher, who murdered ex-girlfriend Anne Gillespie, 18, and her mum Annie, 51, in the grounds of Sligo Hospital in 1988, will be arrested if he steps foot across the border.Caroline Southern faced three charges of welfare fraud but was acquitted.EndsWIFE OF DOUBLE-MURDERER GALLAGHER ACQUITTED was last modified: December 2nd, 2010 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)