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Media Report Alerts Suspect, North Caicos man spared Remand

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By Wilkie Arthur

Freelance Court Reporter

 

 

#TurksandCaicos, July 17, 2023 – On June 2, 2023 at the sufficiency hearing proceedings for a number of accused individuals were heard via Zoom video link.

At that time, Magnetic Media learned of a Bench Warrant which was issued for one JOSH MCINTOSH of Kew, North Caicos. This was in relation to a  October 15th, 2022, Kew, North Caicos firearm allegation laid against him.

The accused, McIntosh, failed to attend at the physical court house, nor did he appeared on the link at the time his name was called.

The Hon. Chief Justice Mrs. Mable Agyemang issued a bench warrant and we aired or published it in The Magnate; shortly after the warrant’s issuance.

JOSH MCINTOSH learnt of the warrant through our news publication and took the necessary steps by turning himself into the court house without being arrested, he then, spoke to the relevant court personal, explaining his mistake and apologizing for his none attendance.

The courts assistant to the judge, then told the Hon Judge that Mr. McIntosh was here and turned himself in on a bench warrant. The judge explained, that, despite his noble step, the warrant still has to be executed before he can be officially before the court.

The courts assistant then called a single police officer who was already in the court precincts, he then arrested McIntosh, executing the warrant and kept him at the court until he was officially called before a judge which was the Hon Justice Chris Selochan.

The police officer could have taken McIntosh into police station lock up, but due to his swift action to turn himself into authorities, calling off any need to search for him between Provo and North Caicos, there was leniency.

McIntosh also had the opportunity to apologize.

Principal public prosecutor, Clement Joseph told the judge the Crown is not opposing the re-granting of Mr. McIntosh’s bail. His bail was reissued and he was released to attend his sufficiency hearing in early July.

Magnetic Media has confirmed that on Friday July 7, McIntosh was present at the physical court house and was joined to a video link when his matter was called before the Hon Chief Justice.

He is charged with brandishing firearm with intent to cause fear to Lashawnda Jacquelle Smith, at Empire Bar in Kew, North Caicos, on October 15th, 2022.

McIntosh is represented by attorney, Finbar Grant and the matter was put off to  October 6, 2023.

McIntosh bail was extended.

Crime

Firearm and Drug Charges

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July 15th, 2024.

 

SHAIWANZO MISSICK of South Back Salina, Grand Turk, has been charged with six counts of firearm-related offences.

Missick, 30, was charged on July 13 after police officers consulted with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The offences against Missick are:

  • One Count – Discharging Firearm
  • One Count- Discharging Ammunition
  • One Count-Possession of Firearm with intent to commit a serious offence
  • Two Counts-Possession of Ammunition
  • One Count –Possession of Firearm
  • One Count-Possession of Controlled Drugs
  • One Count- Possession of Controlled Drugs with intent to supply.

The charges against Missick came following a report made on Saturday, 29 June 2024,  following a shooting incident in Breezy Brae.

Officers obtained a warrant and searched the accused’s residence based on the information received.

The RT&CIPF is asking the public to notify the closest police station, contact 911, the Serious Crime Unit at 231-1842, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477, and anonymously give any information on illegal activity.

Additionally, persons are encouraged to download the Crime Stoppers P3 app from the Google Play Store or Apple Apps and share information anonymously.

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Five Cays Shooting Update

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#TurksandCaicos, July 19, 2024 – Shortly after noon on July 12th, the Control Room of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force received reports of a shooting in Five Cays, Providenciales. A team of offices was dispatched to Granny Hill.

Upon arrival, several interviews were conducted, and evidential items were retrieved.  Thankfully, no one was injured.

Given the investigation’s sensitivity and lines of inquiry, the RT&CIPF cannot comment further.

We are aware of audio videos and photographs purporting to be the location of where the incident allegedly occurred and ask that persons circulating such be mindful of exposing victims.

The RT&CIPF is again reaching out to the public, emphasising their crucial role in this investigation.

We urge you to notify the closest police station, contact 911, the Serious Crime Unit at 231- 1842, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477, and anonymously provide any information on this shooting or any illegal activity.

Your cooperation is vital in ensuring justice is served. Additionally, persons are encouraged to download the Crime Stoppers P3 app from the Google Play Store or Apple Apps and share information anonymously.

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Discharge of Firearm

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Turks and Caicos – Shortly after 10:00 p.m. on Friday 05th July 2024, the Police Control Room received a report of gunshots being heard at the TCI Disposal and Solid Waste, located along Millennium Highway, Blue Hills.

Officers and medical personnel responded, and based on preliminary investigations, a truck transporting a male occupant entered the dump and started offloading items.

An employee at the dump site confronted the occupant. However, he was shot at.

The employee managed to escape. Thankfully, he was not injured. This remains an active investigation.

The RTCIPF asks the public to notify the closest police station, contact 911, the Serious Crime Unit at 231-1842, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477, and anonymously give any information on illegal activity. Additionally, persons are encouraged to download the CrimeStoppers P3 app and share information anonymously.

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