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Re: Journalists arrested for alleged armed robbery

Postby napster16 » May 24th, 2012, 5:32 pm

And I'm hearing Akil Simon is 'fearing for his life' For which reason?

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Re: Journalists arrested for alleged armed robbery

Postby christopherwilliams2 » May 24th, 2012, 8:59 pm

Stephon. wrote:
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Hook wrote:Alleyne obviously didn't comment on the matter because he and Akile are friends. I don't recall Alleyne commenting on his family's robbery, Danah's driving debacle and the Sheron's scandal, so I expected as much.


THIS ^ :roll: #Truestorybro
dougla_boy wrote:got the word this morning that he had a police record before, and that he is gay.......... not like that had anything to do with it.......


Oh this explains the friendship :lol: :lol: :lol:


Ian Alleyne did say something about it on the program the following day...but since the suspects were already in custody he said he could not elaborate any further and had to leave it up to the police and the courts to come to a conclusion on the matter.

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Re: Journalists arrested for alleged armed robbery

Postby christopherwilliams2 » May 24th, 2012, 9:00 pm

Habit7 wrote:Image


ha ha. this is a big post.

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Re: Journalists arrested for alleged armed robbery

Postby K74T » May 24th, 2012, 11:57 pm

NO BAIL FOR NEWSMEN
Reporter, cameraman in court for robbery


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CHARGED: Akile Simon

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CHARGED: Brendon Alexander


EXPRESS reporter Akile Simon and CCN TV6 cameraman Brendon Alexander were yesterday remanded in prison following their appearance before an Arima magistrate on charges of robbery in Arouca on Sunday.

The two media men appeared alongside security officer Marlie Charles and taxi-driver Randy Borris before Magistrate Anna Ryan in the First Court charged with robbing the owner of K&A Liquor Mart of over $300,000 on Sunday night.

Denied bail, Simon told the magistrate he knew she did not have the authority to determine where in the prison he would be kept, but asked that a note be sent to Prisons Commissioner Martin Martinez regarding his safety.

Simon said he was concerned, given his work as a court and crime reporter, for his own safety and well-being, should he be kept among the general prison population at the Golden Grove Prison in Arouca.

"These matters are already in the public domain so people already know who I am," Simon said.

Reached by phone yesterday evening, Martinez said once there was information that a prisoner's safety is compromised, arrangements would be made to protect that inmate as "we have an obligation to protect all prison inmates…We would find a way."

Simon faces ten charges stemming from offences allegedly committed earlier this year.

Some offences allegedly took place in the Tunapuna district.

Simon also asked that those matters not be transferred to the Tunapuna Court, but instead continue in the Arima court, for he wanted to "take a certain course of action".

His request was granted by the magistrate.

He is charged with robbing the liquor mart owner of TT$185,807, US$28,067 and nine bottles of Johnnie Walker Black Scotch Whisky valued at $2,700; possession of six rounds of ammunition; possession of a nine-millimetre pistol; impersonating a police officer; and uttering a forged document (a search warrant).

Those offences stemmed from the alleged robbery on May 20.

Additionally, Simon is charged with breaking into the home of Justin Maharaj at Eastern Main Road, Arima, on March 17 and stealing a safe containing TT$120,000, US$38,000, £5,000, Can500, and $90,000 worth of gold jewelry, while impersonating a police officer.

He is also accused of receiving a Sig Sauer nine-millimetre pistol, two ammunition magazines and 23 rounds of ammunition belonging to retired Police Commissioner Kenny Mohammed sometime between January 14 and May 20 along Range Road, Arouca, knowing the items to be stolen; possession of an ammunition magazine and of eight rounds of ammunition, allegedly found by officers who on May 21 searched his Grass Trace, Curepe home.

Simon, who was unrepresented, pleaded not guilty to the charges of impersonation and uttering the false document.

He was not called upon to plead to the other charges since they were laid indictably.

Alexander, represented by attorney Joseph Honore, faced two charges of robbing the owner of the liquor mart and driving a vehicle with a false licence plate.

He pleaded not guilty to the second charge.

Borris faces seven charges: robbing the liquor mart owner; possession of a Taurus pistol; and committing the act of common assault on a police officer on May 20.

He is also charged with robbing two Venezuelan nationals in separate incidents at Carlos Street, Woodbrook; and two other charges of impersonating a police officer on April 22, to which he also pleaded not guilty.

The offences alleged to have taken place in Woodbrook were transferred to the Port of Spain Magistrates' Court, and will come up for hearing on Tuesday.

He was also represented by Honore.

Charles, however, facing two charges of robbing the liquor mart owner and pretending to be a police officer, entered a guilty plea to the latter charge and will be sentenced on Monday, when all four accused return to the Arima court.

The prosecutor, a police corporal who did not give his name to reporters, objected to bail, describing the offences as serious.

He said preliminary checks showed that the accused men had a checkered past, but that their criminal background tracing was not yet available.

He asked for the opportunity to have them properly traced before bail was considered.

Acting Sgt Carl Hosten, Cpl Williams, and PC Jones of the Arouca Criminal Investigations Department (CID) laid the charges.


http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/NO_BAIL_FOR__NEWSMEN-153888185.html

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Re: Journalists arrested for alleged armed robbery

Postby Rooki3 » May 25th, 2012, 12:38 am

i watched their pics & all isaw was "bandit"

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Hook wrote:I still don't get the OP's implied correlation between the poor state of journalism across the board in T&T today and one reporter's crime spree.


When you go to Junior Sec you kinda learn to read and write.
When you kinda learn to read and write you become a journalist.
When you become a journalist you think you're Brenda Starr.
When you think you're Brenda Starr you try to pull off daring liquor mart robberies.
When you try to pull off daring liquor mart robberies you end up on I.D Parade.

Don't end up on I.D Parade! Get DirecTV.

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Re: Journalists arrested for alleged armed robbery

Postby Humes » May 25th, 2012, 1:14 am

Rooki3 wrote:i watched their pics & all isaw was "bandit"


Kinda curious...what part of the first picture, which shows a clean cut young man wearing a dress shirt, made you think "bandit"?

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Re: Journalists arrested for alleged armed robbery

Postby Rooki3 » May 25th, 2012, 1:23 am

jus has that look

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Re: Journalists arrested for alleged armed robbery

Postby Hook » May 25th, 2012, 1:49 am

Akile always had a bandit face...I dunno why allyuh take so long to lock him up

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Re: Journalists arrested for alleged armed robbery

Postby *$kїđž!™ » May 25th, 2012, 2:12 am

amazing life after work hours!!

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Re: Journalists arrested for alleged armed robbery

Postby bluespeed » May 28th, 2012, 3:45 pm

dumb black arses

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Re: Journalists arrested for alleged armed robbery

Postby VexXx Dogg » May 28th, 2012, 10:56 pm

Still sounds like a B-movie hollywood flick

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Re: Journalists arrested for alleged armed robbery

Postby eliteauto » July 9th, 2012, 7:08 am

One of them fellas get lock up again?

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Re: Journalists arrested for alleged armed robbery

Postby cinco » July 9th, 2012, 7:14 am

ah hear on news a journalist get hole again fuh guns n ammo and it is one ah dem with a case already

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Re: Journalists arrested for alleged armed robbery

Postby qd32 » July 9th, 2012, 12:20 pm

eliteauto wrote:One of them fellas get lock up again?


Journalist on bail, held with gun
Monday, July 9 2012

INFORMATION reaching Newsday last night that a senior crime journalist, who is currently out on bail having been charged earlier this year with a series of criminal offences, was arrested yesterday with a loaded pistol.

According to senior police sources, Tunapuna Criminal Investigations Department (CID) officers, acting on information, carried out surveillance at a house in Meade Street, Tunapuna. At about 6 pm, officers moved in and held the journalist. A loaded nine-millimetre semi-automatic pistol was seized.

Up to press time, the journalist who worked for a television and newspaper media outlet, was in custody assisting police with their investigations.

The journalist along with a video cameraman who also works at the media outlet, appeared before an Arima magistrate in May to answer a series of charges including armed robbery of an Arouca businessman, possession of arms and ammunition, impersonating a police officer and uttering a forged document.

Insp Sinanan of Tunapuna CID is spearheading investigations.

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Re: Journalists arrested for alleged armed robbery

Postby DTAC » July 9th, 2012, 12:37 pm

But that man sick with it. He on bail and still doing fcukery? Lock he up good. Now he can on a report on crime from the other side of the fence.

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Re: Journalists arrested for alleged armed robbery

Postby Hook » July 9th, 2012, 2:24 pm

:lol: I suspect the people he sold his information to might be concerned about his revealing their identities...not sure if he's safer on the inside though

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Journalists arrested for alleged armed robbery

Postby rfari » July 9th, 2012, 2:44 pm

Crime cyar dun yes

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Re: Journalists arrested for alleged armed robbery

Postby Ted_v2 » July 9th, 2012, 7:58 pm

rollingstock wrote:Wonder what the senior police officers that call him giving information and stories gonna do now, especially where they allowed him to sit in on conferences and pre-exercise briefings?

Wonder how he came upon the bullet proof vests that are police issued?


Wait you cant get that as a normal civilian? :shock:

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Re: Journalists arrested for alleged armed robbery

Postby rollingstock » July 9th, 2012, 8:01 pm

^ Not a level 3A vest.

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Re: Journalists arrested for alleged armed robbery

Postby *$kїđž!™ » July 9th, 2012, 11:30 pm

so much crime reporting turned this guy into a criminal.....only in trinidad....

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Re: Journalists arrested for alleged armed robbery

Postby shogun » July 10th, 2012, 7:17 am

Wow! held with a firearm, after all the sh!t he's already in? ...say it ain't so.

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Re: Journalists arrested for alleged armed robbery

Postby christopherwilliams2 » July 10th, 2012, 10:08 am

He was a good boy. #momcomment

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Re: Journalists arrested for alleged armed robbery

Postby UML » July 13th, 2012, 7:33 am

qd32 wrote:
eliteauto wrote:One of them fellas get lock up again?


Journalist on bail, held with gun
Monday, July 9 2012

INFORMATION reaching Newsday last night that a senior crime journalist, who is currently out on bail having been charged earlier this year with a series of criminal offences, was arrested yesterday with a loaded pistol.

According to senior police sources, Tunapuna Criminal Investigations Department (CID) officers, acting on information, carried out surveillance at a house in Meade Street, Tunapuna. At about 6 pm, officers moved in and held the journalist. A loaded nine-millimetre semi-automatic pistol was seized.

Up to press time, the journalist who worked for a television and newspaper media outlet, was in custody assisting police with their investigations.

The journalist along with a video cameraman who also works at the media outlet, appeared before an Arima magistrate in May to answer a series of charges including armed robbery of an Arouca businessman, possession of arms and ammunition, impersonating a police officer and uttering a forged document.

Insp Sinanan of Tunapuna CID is spearheading investigations.


the crime reporter with a weakness for crime....literally :lol: :lol:

Lawyers want to drop ex-reporter
By Rickie Ramdass rickie.ramdass@trinidadexpress.com

Story Created: Jul 13, 2012 at 12:02 AM ECT

Story Updated: Jul 13, 2012 at 12:02 AM ECT

ATTORNEYS who represented former Express crime reporter Akile Simon on charges stemming from an alleged robbery attempt in May, have indicated they no longer wished to appear for him in the matters.

Defence attorney Rajiv Rickhi, who held for John Heath and Dana Seetahal SC, told Senior Magistrate Lucina Cardenas-Ragoonanan in the Arima Court yesterday the attorneys were withdrawing themselves from representing Simon.

He however did not state why the attorneys had made such a decision. In turn, Cardenas-Ragoonanan said Seetahal and Heath themselves needed to indicate this to the court before it could be taken into consideration.

Simon, 29, former TV6 cameraman Brendon Alexander, security officer Marlie Charles and taxi-driver Randy Borris were all scheduled to reappear before Cardenas-Ragoonanan yesterday on charges stemming from an alleged armed robbery at the K&A Liquor Mart in Arouca on May 20.

Alexander, Charles and Borris made their appearance before the magistrate, but Simon, who is currently in custody at the Golden Grove Prison in Arouca, was not brought to the court. A reason for him not being taken before the magistrate was also not given.

Simon was initially granted bail in the sum of $250,000 by Cardenas-Ragoonanan, but was remanded into custody by Tunapuna Magistrate Gail Gonzales after he was arrested on Sunday, allegedly with a firearm and 13 live rounds of ammunition in his possession.

Alexander, who is charged with robbery and driving a vehicle with false number plates, is currently out on $60,000 bail. Borris and Charles are both still in prison custody.

They will be reappearing before Cardenas-Ragoonanan on August 9.
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Law ... 09556.html

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Re: Journalists arrested for alleged armed robbery

Postby Hook » July 13th, 2012, 9:21 am

Meade St. wasn't the same street where the sex party house was raided?

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Re: Journalists arrested for alleged armed robbery

Postby *$kїđž!™ » January 16th, 2015, 11:35 pm

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Ex- ... 89011.html

Ex-reporter on gun charge fed up as case adjourned
By Gyasi Gonzales gyasi.gonzales@trinidadexpress.com
Story Created: Jan 16, 2015 at 9:18 PM ECT
Story Updated: Jan 16, 2015 at 9:18 PM ECT
FORMER crime reporter Akile Simon appeared frustrated yesterday afternoon and almost received a contempt of court charge when he reappeared before Tuna-puna Magistrate Cheryl-Ann Antoine in the Tunapuna Magistrates’ Court, on charges of gun and ammunition possession.

“Am I to sit here and wonder why the grass is green and why the wind is never seen?” shouted Simon

as two police offi­cers gently led him out of the court.

Simon, along with another man who did not

appear alongside him yesterday, is charged with being in possession of a .38 Baretta pistol and 13 rounds of ammunition.

The offence is alleged to have occurred in November 2012 when he was arrested at a house at the corner of Meade and Henry streets in El Dorado.

Simon is representing his own interests in this case,

and although Antoine asked

if he requi­red an attorney, he insis­ted he did not.

Armed with a bundle

of documents, Simon stood before Antoine who, within the first two minutes of his appea­rance, granted him an ad­journment date of Feb­ruary 6.

However, Simon insisted he be heard and spoke out.

“But ma’am, I really want to address her worship in this matter, please, as in all fairness, I should know what is ta­king place, ma’am.”

Simon said he has been at every court appearance and has always been ready to go on with the case, “but I want to express my frustration as it’s a simple firearm matter and the Constitution says that I am entitled to a fair hearing”.

“I am frustrated, ma’am, I am frustrated,” Simon stated.

In her reply, Antoine said

there was little she could do as Simon replied: “They only keep adjourning.”

Simon also informed the court that, according to legal precedence, it is universally understood “the longer it takes for a

case to go on, the less likely a defendant will receive a fair trial, and the Constitution guarantees me a fair trial, but I can hardly see that being demonstrated here”.

In the end, the magistrate reaffirmed that the adjournment is February 6 and that her interest in the case was over for the time being.

As Simon was being led away, he began talking loudly: “I fed up, I real fed up.”

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