Body of farmer found afloat at Leguan foreshore

first_imgThe body of 69-year-old farmer George Dove of La Bagatelle, Leguan was discovered on Saturday at about 06:45h stuck between rocks in the estuary of the Essequibo River in the vicinity of La Bagatelle, Leguan.When Dove’s body was retrieved, there were abrasions on its head and on the left side, suspected to have occurred while the body was washed up between the rocks.According to Police reports, Dove left home at about 10:00h on November 20 for his farm at Parika Backdam, where he would normally spend two to three weeks before returning home.On Friday, however, at 18:30h, a woman saw the pensioner lying on the Leguan wharf apparently under the influence of alcohol. The woman offered to take him home, since they are from the same community, but he refused the offer.His body was subsequently found the following morning.Guyana Times was told that the late George Dove had been in the habit of regularly consuming alcohol and falling into trenches.last_img read more

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Teenager faces 4 felony gun charges

first_imgRobert Meyer of La Habra, who allegedly gave the weapon to the teen, also faces an arraignment today in Whittier Superior Court. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies identified Meyer, 25, as a known gang member and an ex-felon. The boy recently joined a gang, according to Lt. George Zagurski of the Sheriff’s Department’s Operation Safe Streets Bureau, its anti-gang unit. He said the teen told deputies he brought the gun to Katherine Edwards Middle School last week for protection. Deputies found the loaded firearm hidden in a planter on campus and arrested the boy. Another student had overheard him talking about the gun and told school officials. No one was injured in the incident, officials said. WHITTIER – Prosecutors filed charges Monday against a 14-year-old Whittier boy accused of bringing a loaded gun to his middle school last week. The unidentified minor was charged with possession of a gun on school grounds, possession of a firearm by an active gang member, possession of an unregistered firearm and possession of a firearm by a minor, said Jane Robison, spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s Office. All four charges are felonies, she said. The eighth-grader is scheduled to be arraigned today at Los Padrinos Juvenile Court. He remains at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall, Robison said. Zagurski said subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Meyer on May 11. The incident generated much concern at the middle school, where students were kept inside their classrooms and were dismissed two minutes later than normal as a safety precaution, Whittier Union High School District Superintendent Carmella Franco said in the statement last week. She called it an isolated incident but added that officials were being “extra vigilant.” Deputies found the gun around 2 p.m. The small automatic was inside a bag of some sort that had been placed in the planter, said Lt. Jeff Cavanaugh of the sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station. Edwards Middle School Principal Monica Sena called the boy who reported the gun to officials “courageous.” ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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