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Police confident that Hanover will continue to be peaceful in 2019

BY ANTHONY LEWIS
Observer West writer

Thursday, December 27, 2018

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LUCEA, Hanover — Deputy superintendent (DSP) in charge of the Hanover Police Division Sharon Beeput is optimistic that the parish is going to continue to be peaceful in the new year.

“We are extremely confident that the peace that we are enjoying presently will go through the Christmas season into the new year,” expressed a confident DSP Beeput.

“And I am just saying thanks to all the people who have assisted in taking us this far, and I continue to encourage others to give us the relevant information that we need to keep the parish as safe as possible.”

DSP Beeput was addressing the recent regular general monthly meeting of the Hanover Municipal Corporation.

A beaming DSP Beeput told the meeting that the Hanover police have obtained the highest number of convictions ever during the recently concluded Circuit Court session held in the parish between November 5 and 30.

“Since our Circuit Court, which commenced on November 5 and ended on November 30, we had 39 people convicted for 52 offences from a total of 122 cases.

“That is the highest number of convictions in a Hanover Circuit Court,” informed DSP Beeput.

The category of cases included: causing death by dangerous driving, causing grievous bodily harm, murder, sexual intercourse with an under-16, rape, unlawful wounding, illegal possession of firearm and ammunition, and felonious wounding. In addition, 23 people were convicted for possession of identity information (lottery scamming).

DSP Beeput further disclosed that “an individual” has been arrested and charged with three break-ins that took place in the Pedro area of the parish recently”, adding that the police have also recovered the stolen items.


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