The Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force is appealing to the public to cooperate with the police when executing an arrest or arrests.
Several members of the public were prosecuted recently for their actions during an incident involving police constable, Mr. Chet Solomon, and chauffeur, Eliyet Guy, at Arnos Vale on 24.01.14.
Seven charges were laid against Mr. Guy, a resident of Calder, and he was found guilty on all the charges on 12.2.14. For using insulting language to PC Solomon, Mr. Guy who was fined EC$400 forthwith or three (3) weeks imprisonment in default. For resisting arrest by PC Solomon, Mr.Guy was sentenced to six (6) months imprisonment. For Assault Bodily Harm (ABH) on PC Solomon, he was sentenced to nine (9) months imprisonment.
Mr. Guy was found guilty for damage to property of the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and was fined EC$258 forthwith or two weeks imprisonment in default of the payment. For obstruction of traffic at Arnos Vale with motor vehicle, HB 158, he was fined EC$500 forthwith or two (2) weeks imprisonment in default. And for stopping elsewhere than a bus stop at Arnos Vale with motor vehicle, HB 158, Mr. Guy was sentenced to three weeks (3) imprisonment.
Stacia Mc Dowall, a female student of Great House, pleaded guilty on 18.2.2014, for using indecent language to PC Solomon on 24.01.2014, at Arnos Vale. She was fined EC$400 forthwith or one (1) month imprisonment in default of the payment.
Mr. Phillip Arrindell, a teacher in training, pled guilty on 31.1.2014, for using threatening language to PC 806 Solomon. He was fined EC$400; EC$200 forthwith or two weeks imprisonment in default of the latter. The balanced EC$200 was expected to be paid by 3.2.2014 or two (2) weeks imprisonment in default of the payment.
Ms. Ketesha Audaine, a female student of Largo Height, was found guilty on 18.2.2014, for obstructing the police and was fined EC$400 by 20.2.2014, or one (1) month imprisonment in default of the payment.
The charges of assaulting and obstructing PC 806 Solomon in the execution of his duties against Mr. Kevin Charles, a conductor of Roseau, are still pending.
The police are advising members of the public to be guided by the Laws of St.Vincent and the Grenadines 2009, Volume Six (6), Chapter 172, which addresses the issue of arrest: