It seems that the Ministry of National Security has been embarrassed as another investigation must take place regarding police officer who was caught on camera committing a crime. Recently, we reported on the 2009 Toyota Hilux that was stolen from the Central Health Region Compound on May eighth. It has been recovered and a police officer is facing charges. A sting operation was carried out on Sunday, when the cops received reliable information that one of their own, twenty-three year old P.C. Marvin Wade, was involved in a deal to sell the vehicle in Biscayne Village. Wade appeared before Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer this morning along with his older brother; thirty-two year old Jason Wade and twenty-four year old Herwin Godoy. They were jointly charged for taking a Motor Vehicle without Authority and Handling Stolen Goods. The Police Press Officer says that the vehicle is now in police custody.
Insp. Fitzroy Yearwood, Police Press Officer
“The Hilux is in our custody at this time and we hope to levy charges by the end of today against these persons. A police officer is detained in connection with this. We will release the names as soon as we have levied charges.”
“Can you say where the Hilux was recovered?”
Insp. Fitzroy Yearwood
“I will not comment any more on that. I will send you a release concerning everything: the recovery of the Hilux, persons detained and persons who will be charged.”
All three pleaded not guilty and after several objections, their attorney, Bryan Neal was unable to secure bail for them. Senior Magistrate Frazer remanded them to prison for one week, after which bail will be granted if the police department is unable produce any further evidence against them. Neal argued that his clients were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time because P.C. Wade was in Biscayne to pick up his brother and they were intercepted at a grocery store on the way back to the Belize City for the Popcaan concert. They are due back in court on May twenty-ninth.