Bernard St. John of Wesley Pleads Guilty to Theft
The incident occurred between July 31st and August 13th 2012, in Hatton Garden.
He admitted to stealing one vehicle battery and fifty gallons of diesel from Emile Gadakkan.
Anthony’s supervisor, Mr. Roger Henry, said during the time the incident happened they were laying asphalt in the Hatton Garden area when he noticed the items missing from the store room.
He made a report at the Marigot Police Station and a search warrant was issued for Anthony’s home on the 12th August 2012.
When the police came to search his home they found nothing on the premises or in the yard.
However he did have a vehicle that was searched and the battery was found inside.
When Police asked St. John about the battery he said it belonged to his Dad.
When Police asked St. John’s father, Mr. Hryam St. John he said that his son brought it there.
The police did not believe St. John’s story and arrested him on suspicion of theft.
In court St. John said that he was sorry for taking the battery and diesel and that it would not happen again.
Magistrate Candia George told the defendant that he had spoilt his reputation and his future by committing such acts.
He was ordered to pay $750 in compensation by December 31st 2012 or spend two months in prison.
He was also ordered to pay $1500 by March 31st 2013 or three months in prison.
The battery was restituted.