Reputed thief denied bail
Junior Anderson Grafton Yarde’s past actions caught up with him yesterday.
The 48-year-old, who has no fixed placed of abode, is accused of damaging a motorcar belonging to Roxanne Foster sometime between March 6 and 7 without lawful excuse.
He is also charged with stealing three costumes valued $450, an umbrella worth $200 and a $50 pair of sunglasses belonging to Mario Boyce between July 26 and 27.
It is also alleged that Yarde, “being a reputed thief”, loitered in the residence of Severine Ward with intent to commit theft on August 25.
Yarde pleaded not guilty to the charges before Magistrate Douglas Frederick.
However, police prosecutor Neville Watson told the No 1 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court, the accused man was not a fit candidate for bail, bringing up Yarde’s past to support his contention.
“Whenever a person is released on bail you need to know where you can find them and he has no fixed place of abode Sir.
“The accused was also given bail on April 5 in another matter and has never appeared Sir. Indeed, he is here today on another allegation of criminal damage . . . and has numerous antecedents, too many for me to count in the eight odd cards that I hold in my hand.”
Watson further argued that if released on bail allegations of a similar nature may arise regarding the accused man.
In responding to the prosecutor’s bail objections, Yarde said: “I don’t want to go back to prison, Sir.”
However, Frederick told Yarde it was best that he was removed from the streets.
“Get some rest, get yourselves together and come back and face these charges,” the magistrate said.
Yarde re-appears in the No 2 Court on October 11.