Three women and a man who were caught at a party, have been charged with breach of the curfew, while 29 others who were in the same party, will be charged by way of summons.
An official statement from the Police Service says the four appeared before Magistrate Amina Deonarinesingh at the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court where they pleaded not guilty. The man was denied bail, while the three women each were granted bail in the sum of $2,000 with a surety.
The matter was adjourned to September 21st.
According to the Police Service, concerned residents of Ninth Street, Gopaul Lands, Marabella, contacted the Marabella Police Station and alerted them to the situation in the area. Officers of that station, along with their colleagues from the San Fernando Task Force and the St Margaret’s Police Station (under the coordination of Snr Supt Lucia Winchester and ASP Ramdass), conducted an exercise at Ninth Street, Marabella, at 11:30 pm on September 14th.
At the location, the officers reportedly found that a party was in progress with 33 persons on the compound playing music, smoking, dancing and swimming in a pool.
Those persons were detained and taken to Marabella Police Station. Four of them subsequently were charged with breach of the curfew, and the others are to be prosecuted for the offences by virtue of summons.